| OCALA CHATTER
Our meeting was brought to order by Chapter President Gary Winter. The
Pledge of Allegiance was said and God Bless America was sung. After the
invocation was said we were treated to a very good meal. There were
thirty-one people present plus our guest speaker Mike McClure from
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). There will be no meetings
for July and August.
New members are Jack and Sandy Madden from
Lake Clinch Airpark, Frost Proof, Florida.
The April minutes were approved
as posted. Thank you Judie Betz for taking the minutes for the April meeting.
The Treasurers report was given by Sharon Green. Bill Moore had event
guides on the tables for everyone to take. Several went to the Marion
County Sherriff’s Aviation Tour and it was enjoyed by all.
Vice-President Steve Rager said that the June speaker will be Jack Hallett,
who was a WWII P-38 pilot. You won’t want to miss this he is 95 and still
flying. Tickets are for sale for the Florida State Aero Club fund raiser, they are
$20.00 each. Bob Wall who flies a 250 Comanche will turn 90 on May 25th. Bob still
does Angel Flights and was also Walt Disney’s pilot.
There was a motion made by Steve Rager to adjourn the meeting and
seconded by Judie Betz. Chapter President, Gary Winter adjourned the
meeting. 50/50 was won by Janet Streit - $30.00
Our guest speaker Mike McClure, C.M. works for Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT), Aviation and Freight Manager FDOT, Aviation and
Spaceports Office. With that, his office is responsible for all public and
private airports and spaceports inspections. There are three spaceports
in the state of Florida, one at Cape Canaveral, Cecil Field in Jacksonville,
and Orlando. Mike spoke about Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
needing to follow the Federal Guidance – Safety Regulations as well as
the State Guidance – Appropriate Use Regulations. Mike answered
questions from members and was very knowledgeable and could either
answer the questions or at least give them the information on who they
should contact. Mike also had a short video on VFR and IMC as it relates
to “Inadvertent IMC conditions”. The video caught everyone’s attention
and were surprised that the pilot in the video of Mike. Thank you Mike
for a very interesting and enjoyable talk.
Sherryl Rager, Secretary
May 27, 2018