Whiteman Airport Association


President Don Hagopian called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm, with 39 people present. Again Rocky’s donated their banquet room for our meeting.

Don Hagopian welcomed everyone for the new year and announced some important dates (listed below).  February meeting (Feb. 17)  there will be a guest speaker from the FAA . Topic: Winter Icing.  With an actual wing icing demo.  Invite all pilots to attend.

Don then introduced the manager at WHP, John Frymyer, who updated us on what was happening.

The following is a list of things discussed.
1. EAA and Optimists and WHP will hold their annual Air Fair May 21, 2005.  They are pooling their efforts into one function and representatives from the optimists and the EAA spoke to the crowd to encourage participation.
2. Wind Tee almost done?
93. 9’s will hold their annual Poker Run on April 9
4. Rain has delayed the road construction
m5. o
John Frymyer then took a few questions from the audience.

Dave Kolstad, Treasurer, gave his report. Checking account, after some expenses, approx.$1600.
ve also reported on the Air Rallye to be held on April 2 (weather back-up April 16) Meet at WHP at the park benches in the morning and you will be given the route with checkpoints.  You will then have to figure out how long and how much fuel you will use, closest calculation wins the prizes.  Faster planes take off first.  Further info will follow.

Shellie Hagopian, Secretary, gave her report.  176 members and 117 on auxiliary mailing list.
5 dues are now payable, still $10 per year.

Bill Fenimore, Vice-President, reported on the importance of new members and increasing the numbers.  He also canvassed the audience on the website usage habits.  He welcomed positive or negative feedback on ease of use or any other useful changes that we can make to the site.  6400 people actually visited the website in 2004.

Treasurer, Dave Kolstad, was in charge of the 50/50 drawing. We then had our door prize drawing.  Winners were:
 50/50 winner  - Jerry Liekwold
5 gallons of fuel donated by Whiteman Airport – Julie Luna
5 gallons of fuel donated by Whiteman Airport – Dave Snyder
5 gallons of fuel donated by Whiteman Airport – Ben David
5 gallons of fuel donated by Whiteman Airport – Steve Fisher
1-Quart Oil – donated by Whiteman Airport – Linda Worden
Cellular Pilot Book – donated by Cellular Pilot – Claude Morgan
Plexi-Polish – donated by Aeroshell – J.L. Farrell

The meeting was adjourned around 7:45. We had 25 people stay after the meeting to see a safety video on Emergencies.

Upcoming Events

Saturday January 22 – EAA Young Eagles at WHP 10:30am
Wednesday, January 26 – Compton 10am - The Aviation Commission Meeting.
Sunday, February 6  – Display Day at Santa Paula  10-2
Thursday, February 10  – WAA Board  Meeting 7pm Pilot Lounge
Sunday, February 13 – Display Day at WHP 10-2
Thursday, February 17 – Whiteman Airport Association Meeting 7pm, FAA Icing Demo
Saturday, February 19 - EAA Meeting at Rocky’s at 9:30 am
Sunday, February 20 – Display Day at Brackett 10-2
Wednesday, February 23 – Brackett 10am - The Aviation Commission Meeting.
Sunday, February 27 – Display Day at El Monte 10-2
Saturday, March 12 – Fly Out to French Valley Airport for breakfast (meet 10am at French Valley)
Saturday March 26 – EAA Young Eagles at WHP 10:30am
Saturday, April 2 – WAA Air Rallye

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE – whpsafety.org

Respectfully Submitted,
Shellie Hagopian, Secretary
Whiteman Airport Association

Back to Whiteman Airport Association Home Page