Phoenix Flyers will be hosting its annual members’ meeting the morning of 15 February at Chandler Airport’s terminal. Breakfast should be there at 8:30am, with the meeting to begin at 9am.
The annual meeting is an opportunity to go into more detail about the club, and more strategic details, than the standard monthly business meetings.
We’ll be discussing strategic matters not regularly covered in monthly meetings, such as but not limited to:
Updates to club procedures,
Changing to digital dispatch of aircraft, retiring paper tickets,
The replacement aircraft.
We will also be discussing a potential equity stake increase for all members, to increase capital on-hand for the new aircraft purchase.
Per Section XV of the Club Bylaws, a majority of club members in attendance would need to approve such a change. Details on the proposal are to-come, though it will also likely be discussed at the January meeting.
We also have four officer positions up for election:
Secretary, currently handled by Mike Ricker.
Treasurer, currently handled by Jason Brookham.
Operations, currently handled by J.C. Jones.
Safety, currently handled by Neil Tracht.
The other positions, President, Vice President, and Maintenance, have another year left in their terms.
For years we’ve met on the fourth Tuesday of each month, alternating between our airports. After some trials, beginning with using Skype and Google Hangouts, we’ve settled that going forward our regularly-scheduled business meeting will be conducted remotely via video-conference, initially via Zoom.
These meetings are still listed on our Events calendar and the footer of each web page.
In-Person Social Events
We’re making this shift to make our business meeting as accessible as possible — but we still enjoy each others’ company! So we’re going to plan to come together at least quarterly somewhere near the midpoint of Deer Valley and Chandler for a social event. We’re discussing this on our Facebook discussion group. This may or may not take the place of that month’s business meeting. The calendar will be kept up-to-date to the best of our ability – but do please RSVP via the means listed in the event.
Still Open To All
All of our meetings are still open to the public. Please see the individual event for details on how to get the meeting link for that month, or Contact Us here via the website.
There will also be specific discussion on how to increase social interactions within our club. Certainly our private Facebook group is a fun place to collaborate, but the real world — and its skies — beckon.
Four officers’ positions are also up for election:
It’s never an easy decision to part with a good friend, but it has come time to list our fast-mover Piper Comanche for sale.
N9014P has been a very good aircraft for Phoenix Flyers, with more than three decades of solid, admirable service to our club members.
N9014P is a well-equipped aircraft. Excellent maintenance, care, and history put this one on the top of the list. All AD’s are in compliance, complete and continuous logbooks. Fast. Australian horn STC added in 2018.
TTAF is 11400h
Power: 260 HP
Seating: 4+2 Place
Navigation: IFR, Garmin GNS 430, Autopilot
Fuel Injected Lycoming IO-540, 260 HP
Six Place, Useful Load 1,250 Lbs.
Solid IFR performer, and current for IFR Flight
KMA-24 King Audio Panel With Marker Beacon
Garmin GNS 430 COM/GPS/ILS/VOR
KX-155 King Nav/Comm With Glide Slope
KN-64 King DME (With Remote Function)
KR-87 King ADF
Garmin GTX 327 Transponder / Altitude Encoder
S-Tec System 50 Autopilot
PS PM1000 II 4-Place Intercom
The interior is in good-shape (6 out of 10), most notably there is a tough brake-fluid stain in the front carpet.
Mexico has announced that they are requiring 406 MHz ELTs starting this weekend [source]. Since Phoenix Flyers’ aircraft are not equipped with these transponders, for now we’re suspending flights to Mexico. This will appear in the next revision of the Operations Manual, and our International Flying page and FAQ of ‘can I take one of the aircraft into Mexico?‘ are both updated accordingly.
The local safety action team annual meeting for KCHD is scheduled for 20 September 2018 at 0900 in the Chandler Airport Terminal:
The runway safety action team (RSAT) meeting provides an opportunity for airport users and tenants to discuss airport surface safety concerns in an effort to reduce risk. The agenda items for the meeting include a discussion of runway and/or taxiway changes, markings, lighting, electrical, signage, and procedures. The team will also discuss open and recently closed action items, and review runway incursions and surface deviations that have occurred in the past 12 months. The meeting is open to all airport users and tenants.
Mark your calendars if you’d like to be involved in safety decisions for Chandler Airport!
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
We also will be changing locations at Deer Valley Airport. Due to changes to terminal building security, we cannot use the upstairs conference room at our standard meeting time. We’ll let everyone know when we find another solution.