Saturday 12 Nov 2016

10:00AM – NOON: Tech on Deck, Chapter 12's Technical Series for Aircraft Builders, Aviators, Enthusiasts. Join us in November for a presentation by Dean Dollens, IA mechanic at Harvey & Rihn Aviation, on maintaining aerobatic aircraft and other maintenance tips, including Dean’s ultra-top-secret treatment for cuts when working on airplanes. Fly or drive to La Porte Municipal Airport (T41), H & R hangar, 101 Airport Blvd, La Porte, TX 77571.

NOON: Out of the Hangar, Social Events for Chapter 12 Members, Friends, Guests
After Dean’s presentation we’ll either fly out somewhere or we’ll meet up at Hamburgers by Gourmet, 1360 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77558, across the street from the McDonald’s and beside Space Center Houston.

Saturday 10 Dec 2016
10:00AM – NOON: Tech on Deck, Chapter 12's Technical Series for Aircraft Builders, Aviators, Enthusiasts. Join us in December for an exclusive tour for Chapter 12 members and friends at Aero Structural Services. Whether you’re a builder, flyer, or just interested in aircraft, you’ll want to take advantage of this unique opportunity as General Manager Jack Treadway will host us and provide a talk and tour of Aero Structural, experts in all things structural on aircraft. 111 Nelms St, Houston, TX 77061, just off Telephone Rd near the 1940 Air Terminal Museum.

12:30 PM-2:30 PM: Out of the Hangar, Social Events for Chapter 12 Members, Friends, Guests   Planning something special. Stay tuned…



That National Aviation Day is August 19? It's a Friday and Hamburgers by Gourmet is going to offer a buy-one-get-one-free burger to anyone who shows their pilot's license! This includes student pilots too! This deal is good all day long, Friday, August 19, but if you come in the evening you'll be able to relax, drink some beer, and tell pilot stories. See you there!

Big Congratulations to Lance Borden on his Inspector Authorization!


** LANCAIR SUPER ES with a P-Ported Mazda 3 rotor engine. Built by Mark Steitle who recently passed away. The airframe has about 300 hours. Contact Bobby Hughes, 210-410-6206, who is helping the family sell the airplane and rotary engine parts. They would like to sell the airframe locally and not have to pay for a conditional inspection, avionics check and transition training for him to relocate the plane. He says the family is not looking for top dollar but will not give it away either.  The airplane is in protective primer with most of the outside finish work completed. One experienced fiberglass builder estimated 1-2 week of exterior finish up work. The interior is empty except for the front seats. PDF attached with details. Listed at $82K in flying condition. The family may accept $52K for the airframe and $10K for the avionics. Bobby can also remove and sell the FWF and assist with removing the wings for trailer transport. Includes stock IO550 engine mount, new spare factory cowling, EFIS and autopilot. It only has a few hours.  Dropbox link for photos:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p7f6oil9cnpf6q7/AAANxbY8F_i3mgw188PdZ5usa?dl=0

** 1946 CESSNA 120, C85 $23,500. O-200 STC, light-weight SkyTec Starter, light-weight B&C alternator, 1130 SMOH, fabric wing, Scott tailwheel, strobe, recent/new mags, annual and trans/encoder cert. All graphics (black and gold) are vinyl for easy removal if desired. Sigtronics panel mounted voice activated intercom, 800x6 mains. Hangared at KEFD. Headsets and GPS not included. Email for 50 hi-res photos, info, and logs. Co-owned. Contact Jim Vincent, 713-501-5615. Link to Photos, Logs & Info: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOuZHV5qx9t02lrtOU1D8yy_fqq6Y08qYw-Pqr5THQoKN9Btk7xY7irhuZ7k9TIZQ?key=YW02X0NndEZBWkhIQjBoLWtkaVdNR2NQRWh2Q0xn 


** SEAREY CLASSIC $65,000 For sale to good home. 2010 SeaRey built light: fun in the sun with basic VFR panel. Great performance off the water with light empty weight and 914 engine. Carbon C hull, toe brakes, heavy duty gear, LR tank, extended rudder pedals, electric gear with gear warning system, AOA, VG's, tail and front bulkhead reinforcement kits installed. Warp Drive w/nickel leading edge. EMS D-10 Engine monitor, SL40 comm radio. Regularly treated with Boeshield. Featured in Sept. 2013 Kitplanes. Love the plane, but no time to fly it. 320TT engine and airframe.  STORY ABOUT THIS SEAREY  Contact David Forster, Owner, 832-788-1861281-992-2713

2004 RV-8, Slider, IO-360 Penn Yan/Lycoming, NDH. Electronic ignitIon ~700 hrs. MT Constant spd, 3-bld composite prop. Auto pilot, smoke system, extensive build logs, complete logs. $119,000. Hangared at KEFD. Contact: Jim Vincent 713-501-5615.


Looking to get your hands dirty on a composite aircraft restoration on the west side of Houston? The Rutan Aircraft Flying Museum / Waller County Aviation Museum is looking for hands and sponsors for a VariEze rebuild. Contact Richard Zadow, President, Rutan Aircraft Flying Museum, 

Please send us your airplane/project/flying photos, your news, for-sales, and other items of interest to Chapter 12 members and friends. For events or news, please advise at least two weeks in advance so we can get in the general news e-mail.



US Pilots Association  http://www.uspilots.org/  

AOPA's “Friendly airports in the Central Southwest”: 

Wings of Freedom Tour
Vintage aircraft returning to Ellington 
See details at 



AOPA's “Friendly airports in the Central Southwest”: http://www.aopa.org/Advocacy/Airports-and-State-Advocacy/Central-Southwest


Lance Borden, Inland Sport

Will Slaughter, RV-9

Dean Doolittle, RV-9

Matt Stecher, VariEze Rebuild and Cozy Mark IV plans built

Your EAA Chapter 12 Board

Linda Street-Ely, President 
Matt Stecher, 
Vice President 
Doug Kutchinski, 
Secretary/Web Master 
Dean Doolittle, 
Richard Sessions,