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 President Mark Ingalls
 Chapter Director  Edward Chrisco
 Vice-President    Vic Graham
 Treasurer Doug Cekal
 Secretary Brant Unrau

 

Announcing our 2008 Air Capital Regional Conference

Below you'll find all announcement and registration documents for our conference.  We plan on having a great conference with lots of information and knowledge being shared.   Come join us.

Announcing our 2009 International Conference

Below are the fliers for our 2009 International Conference.  More information will be posted soon.

Call for Presentations for the Regional Conference

Below are both of the fliers for our regional conference call for presentations.  If you are interested in submitting and presenting please email me at stephen.demarest@aero.bombardier.com  Thanks.

Wichita Chapter Meeting Feb. 18, 2008

SAWE Wichita Chapter

Minutes February 18, 2008

Prepared by Stephen Demarest

 

The Wichita chapter of SAWE met Monday evening, February 18, 2008 at Two Brothers Barbecue.  Eleven members plus one from the LA Chapter and one guest were in attendance.  Several members were reported sick and unable to attend.

 

It was announced that there would be an International Conference meeting on Monday, February 25th in the Gander Mountain conference room from 6-7 pm.  Mention at the front desk that you are with SAWE and they will be able to direct you to their meeting room.  John Kaufman from Cessna will be presenting at the International Conference in Seattle.  Gopal is planning on attending and recruiting vendors for our conference the following year.

 

After we enjoyed the meal Peter Levy gave a presentation about his companies Customer Weight and Balance Calculator.  This program was put together over a 90-day period.  It was designed for the pilots and their operators to ease the process of developing a flight plan and loading charts.  This program allows you to choose from any combination of Learjet aircraft, fuel systems and seating plans.  Plus this program will allow you to customize any of the options for aftermarket modifications.  Peter continued to show us several aircraft he had setup previously modifying the weight of passengers, their luggage and their locations in the aircraft.  Meanwhile the envelope charts are continuously updating and calculating everything the flight manual requires.  This program works on any computer operating Windows 95 or later.  Eventually he would like to see this incorporated on an electronic flight bag.  Following the presentation he handed free copies and informational sheets for our own private use.

 

The meeting was adjourned about 8:30 pm.   

Wichita Chapter Meeting Nov. 12, 2007

SAWE Wichita Chapter Minutes

November 12, 2007

Prepared by Stephen Demarest 

The Wichita chapter of SAWE met Monday evening, November 12, 2007 at the Timberline Steakhouse.  Twenty members and guests were in attendance.  It was decided that the SAWE chapter would purchase a new projector screen to replace the old one that ripped recently.  It was decided our next meeting would be in January and suggestions were asked for other restaurants that we could meet in.  Our activity for December will be adopting a family through the Salvation Army.  Vic Graham will be contacting them to sign up for a family. 

Vic reminded those in attendance that we will be hosting an International Conference in 2009 and that we need to get our committees organized and start planning for that conference.  It was announced that the meetings for the conferences would not be happening at our regular SAWE meetings.

After we enjoyed the meal Darren McCloud gave a presentation that he has prepared for mangers at his company titled “New Method for Developing Dollars per Pound for Business Jets”.  He shared information about what customers use to help decide which business will be the most productive to buy.  From these formulas he was able to derive a formula that effectively gave developing dollars per pound for a business jet.  This is something that all business jet companies use to try and gauge how much it’ll cost to develop a certain size business jet.  After presenting the information he asked if there were any questions or comments on his analysis and proposal.  It was asked if his presentation would be available for distribution and analysis. That question is pending with his management.

The meeting was adjourned about 8:30 pm.   

 

Stephen Demarest

Weights Engineer

Spirit Aerosystems

Chapter Meeting June 25, 2007

SAWE Wichita Chapter

Minutes June 25, 2007

Prepared by Stephen Demarest

 

The Wichita chapter of SAWE met Monday evening, June 26, 2007 at the Whiskey Creek Steakhouse.  Sixteen members and guests were in attendance.  It was decided that this would be the last meeting until the picnic in the fall.  There were a couple of surprise awards handed out.  Doug Cekal received the title of Fellow.  Wesley Kleinschmidt received the President’s Service Award.  Pat Brown accepted both awards on their behalf at the International Conference in Madrid, Spain.

 

Vic Graham reminded those in attendance that we will be hosting an International Conference in 2009 and that we need to get our committees organized and start planning for that conference.  It was announced that several spouses were interested in forming the Spouse Events Committee.  It was also announced Gopal will be reporting to work at Cessna on July 9th.  He is planning to head the vendor committee.  A new secretary was appointed due to Ed Chrisco job change to FalconJet.  Stephen Demarest took over his duties that night.

 

After we enjoyed the meal Arif Zaidi gave a presentation on his experience at the International Conference.  There were approximately 300 people in attendance at the conference.  There were quite a few papers on shipbuilding and several more on aircraft.  There were also quite a few activities for the spouses and sites to see around the countryside.  Quite a few pictures of their trip were shared.  Arif was amazed by some of the software, Optistruct, which was being utilized in aircraft like the A380.  This software performs several stress functions to help reduce weight and optimize the structure.    We learned of Pat’s “luck” traveling to and from Madrid.  His luggage was lost both times.

 

The meeting was adjourned about 9:10 pm.   


 

 

SAWE Wichita Chapter

The Wichita chapter of SAWE met Monday evening, May 21, 2007 at the Golden Corral Buffet.  Thirteen members and guests were in attendance.  It was decided that we would have another meeting in June to discuss the SAWE International Conference in Madrid and get reports from Pat Brown & Arif Zaidi (members who are attending).  Vic Graham reminded those in attendance that we will be hosting an International Conference in 2009 and that we need to get our committees organized and start planning for that conference.  He will bring a list of committees needed to the June meeting and be asking for volunteers.  There was some discussion about having Door Prizes at the meetings.  This was tabled and will be discussed by the Executive Board and recommendations made at the next meeting.

 

After we enjoyed the buffet meal, Pat Brown gave his presentation Evaluation of Single Engine Weight and Center of Gravity Determination Methods.  He compared four different weighing procedures and made recommendations on improving the weighing process for Single Engine Aircraft to achieve more consistent results.  He answered questions from the audience and invited people to call or email him with additional comments or feedback in the next couple of days.  He will be flying out of Wichita on Thursday morning for Madrid and the conference which starts on Saturday, May 26, with the Board of Directors meeting.  Pat is our chapter director and will represent us at the conference. 

 The meeting was adjourned about 8:30 pm.

It is that time of year again! Time to renew your SAWE membership for the 2007-2008 year!

The annual dues for the current year remain unchanged from last year. Renewal applications submitted no later than May 1 will ensure uninterrupted benefits of membership. The Renewal Form is attached for your convenience.

New members are always welcome! An Application for Individual Membership may be obtained for new members by contacting me, your company focal or download the form attached to this posting. If you are a former member, allow us to welcome you back!

Membership in SAWE provides the opportunity to gain technical information and develop peer networks on an international level. The local chapter activities, such as our annual picnic and our Air Capital Regional Conference are rewarding as well. Hope you will all join us for another year!

Wichita Chapter Meeting

The Wichita chapter of SAWE met Monday evening, April 16, 2007 at the Players Bar & Grill. See the attachment!

Wichita Chapter Annual Picnic

Wichita Chapter Annual Picnic

A great turnout of members and family celebrated a beautiful fall day at Sedgwick County Park Wichita, Kansas. You could tell by the size of the hamburgers we were in Kansas. Where talking huge. Thanks to Darrin McCloud for cooking them up just the way we like-em.

Thanks to Claudia Ritter-Tuttle who directed the activities for the kids and kids at heart. The egg toss and three-legged race were highlights of the event.

The success of the event was due largely to Victor Graham whom coordinated the event and thanks to the members for making it a great success.  I can’t wait till next year.

 

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