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From Your President (February 2018)


The BEFA Board had their first 2018 meeting with the new board members Jan 18. First, we learned that we have a waiting list of potential guest applicants of 70 people. This is the most I can ever recall. We are going to be interviewing a number of these applicants to add to our active membership. We have to balance additional members with our number of aircraft and scheduling of them; do we have enough CFI’s to accommodate these new members? Many are prospective student pilots split between PAE and RNT. Actually, this is a good challenge if managed appropriately.

Second, we are finalizing a settlement with the insurance company regarding the loss of C172 01D. This will allow us to proceed with searching for an appropriate replacement aircraft. We plan to salvage many components of 01D for use on our C172 aircraft.

There is an article in this issue by Matt Smith about the incident involving C182RG 68T. We are proceeding with necessary repairs but, unfortunately, this aircraft will be grounded for the foreseeable future and we will be processing an insurance claim for this aircraft as well.

Our Building Committee reported that they are pursuing a feasibility assessment for a PAE site. Right now, we have one hangar at PAE and need a more permanent presence there. We continue to stand by to hear from RNT Airport about our long-term lease and building plans.

The Sierra is here and ready to fly! To get checked out in the Sierra contact Howard Wolvington, Curtis Jacobson, Lis Saladino, or Troy Larson. Take advantage of this opportunity to fly a low wing complex aircraft with a GNS750.