Whiteman Airport Association


President Don Hagopian called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM. There were 35 people present. Again Rocky’s donated their banquet room for our meeting.

Don welcomed everyone and announced some important dates and times (listed below).  He then introduced our airport manager, John Frymyer.

John discussed the following topics.
3 Accidents recently
Rain gutters for rows BB, CC, & DD.
Row C is going to lose their water.
New Jet-A fuel truck is on line
Gas price at the pump is down to $2.58 and off the truck is $2.68.
EAA is changing their  Young Eagles Program to every other month
December 15th will be American Airports and Rocky’s Holiday Party.
John then took questions from the audience.

Thom Polizzi gave a report on the Task Force meeting.  The meeting was on November 13th at 10AM.  There were 10 people present.  He stated that the meeting went well.
Points covered:
Sweeping frequency – Needed a regular schedule
Problems with the self-service fuel pit – Some problems were corrected
Hose retractors – Possibly bigger reels would be needed
Re-locating hangars that are in the taxiways – A re-location plan is in the works
Rotating Beacon – John will have a test flight to see what the problem is
Wind Tee – Refurbish the tee if it will make it safer.  Don Goldman volunteered to help fix it and the county will order parts
Closer supervision of employees – More mature employees have been hired
Fuel trucks – New trucks are here and on line
Trash dumpsters – Bigger more visible units have been brought in with about the same capacity and a recycle bin for paper, glass, plastic and metal has been brought in
Portable rest rooms – one will be added near the display area
New construction will be required to have public restrooms
Closer monitoring of helicopter operations to operate by the rules
County is going to apply for an ATIS frequency
Further development issues will be addressed at a later meeting

Officers Reports:
President, Don Hagopian, reported that at the last Board of Directors meeting Ruth Logan was appointed chairman of the Social and Public Relations Committee.
Jeanne Fenimore was appointed as Parliamentarian.
Dave Kolstad gave the treasurer’s report – We have $1100 in our checking account. 2004 dues are now payable.
Vice President, Bill Fenimore, gave a report on the importance of participation in various committees such as Membership Committee.  He asked for volunteers to head the committee.

Airport Manager, John Frymyer, offered an incentive of 10 gallons of fuel for the person who brings in the most new members by January’s meeting.

Flyout suggestions were proposed such as: Tulare and French Valley and possibly a Pancake Breakfast here on a Display Day.

Winners of the 50/50 Drawing and Door Prizes:

50/50 winner – John Marshall
10 gallons of fuel (donated by Whiteman Airport) -  Doug Rankin
10 gallons of fuel (donated by Whiteman Airport) – Rony Lidor
$10 gift certificate at Rocky’s (donated by Rocky’s) – Solomon Bruck
$10 gift certificate at Rocky’s (donated by Rocky’s) – Lynn Barker
Plexiglas Polish (donated by Vista Aviation) – Jeanne Fenimore
Pilot Log Book (donated by Vista Aviation)  - John Clausen

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20.

Dates to Remember:
Wed. Nov 26 – Aviation Commission Meeting at El Monte @ 6PM
Sun. Dec 14 – Display Day  10-2
Thurs. Dec 18– Whiteman Airport Association Mini-Meeting and Holiday Party at Rocky’s
                          @ 6:45PM with appetizers and cake

Respectfully Submitted,

Shellie Hagopian, Secretary
Whiteman Airport Association

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