Chapter 58 Mar 2022 Newsletter

President's Message

March 2022

Hello All,

I hope you can all join us for the March meeting in person, we hope to hear from Buster Delmonte about flying lead planes and aerial firefighting. I hope the Covid situation continues to improve and you are all getting to do some flying. I have been in Wichita and Oklahoma City the last week but the weather did not cooperate for any flying while here. I am getting excited for summer and lots of flying. I would like to plan a fly out to the Rexburg museum some weekend, stay tuned for some possible dates. I look forward to seeing you next week!

EAA Chapter 58 March Meeting

Date: Thursday, 03/17
Time: 6:00 pm Gabbing, 6:30 Program
Location: CB Aviation, 3715 Airport Rd, Ogden, UT 84405 
Topic: Aerial Firefighting Coordination - Paul "Buster" Delmonte

Here are a couple of great articles about what he does for the Forest Service:
Young Eagles - 2022 Schedule

We are looking forward to 8 Young Eagles events this year:

Mar 19 - Ogden
Apr 23 - Ogden
May 21 - Morgan
Jun 18 - Ogden
Jul 16 - Ogden
Aug 20 - Logan
Sep 17 - Kemmerer
Oct 15 - Ogden

As usual we will be begging for support from pilots, planes, and ground
crew. We are trying to go completely paperless and are using the Young Eagles Day site to do it. This Saturday will be our first try at using digital signatures, it should be great. For those who support this great activity, I am attempting to do all correspondence through the site. I understand that some members are not receiving all the emails. So....please get into your email system and white list "" and that should help solve the email problems.

Plan now to help fly Young Eagles or be part of the ground crew!

Ray Scholarship Update

As some of you might have heard, I finally passed my written test! It feels
great to finally have that roadblock out of the way. I’m now closing in on
my checkride and have a tentative date scheduled for mid-April. Thank you all so much for your help and support, please send any checkride tips my way!

Email excerpt from EAA Headquarters dated 2/24/2022:

Congratulations! EAA Chapter 58 has been approved for a 2022 Ray Aviation Scholarship! Due to your chapter’s dedication to EAA, youth engagement, overall activities and chapter health, and the wonderful application you submitted, EAA and the Ray Aviation Scholarship Review Committee are excited to have your chapter onboard this year!

- Rene'
2022 Calendars - Last Call

If you paid your dues electronically and did not pick up your calendar, please be sure to pick one up at our chapter meeting this month.


Utah Aeronautics Conference

Good Morning EAA Chapter Members,

As Director of Aeronautics, I want to promote general aviation flying in Utah.  So, I want to offer all EAA members a special discount on the Aeronautics Conference registration fee.

Please use this specialized promo code when you register: UtahAeroEAA

You have to use this code by 1 April to receive the discount.  This code will reduce the registration fee from $325 to $125 for EAA members.  That is over $400 in value for $125, as a special thank you and encouragement for EAA members.

Thank you for all you do for general aviation.  Register NOW for the Utah Aeronautics Conference


Thank you!

Jared Esselman A.A.E. | Director of Aeronautics |
Division of Aeronautics
Phone: 801.715.2262 | Cell: 301.575.7915 
FAA, Industry Chart Path to Eliminate Lead Emissions from GA by the End of 2030

Notice Number: NOTC2276

GA Pilot Community:
Today, the FAA and our industry partners announced a safe path toward an unleaded general aviation future. You probably have many questions on what this means for your aircraft, what the timing is, and how the FAA will support the diverse group of piston engines operating today.

We want you to hear it first and directly from us. Here are the facts:

A new initiative that outlines how the FAA and our aviation stakeholders can safely eliminate the use of leaded aviation fuel by the end of 2030 without adversely affecting the existing piston-engine fleet. This isn’t a mandate. It’s a way that we can safely make this transition.

There are four pillars to this partnership between government and industry:
  • Develop Unleaded Fuels Infrastructure and Assess Commercial Viability: Industry stakeholders will coordinate the production of commercially viable unleaded fuels and create the necessary infrastructure and distribution channels to support widespread usage of these fuels.
  • Support Research & Development and Technology Innovations: The FAA and industry stakeholders will support research and testing of piston engine modifications and/or engine retrofits that may be necessary for unleaded fuel operations.
  • Continue to Evaluate and Authorize Safe Unleaded Fuels: The FAA will address fleet-wide authorization of unleaded aviation fuels of different octane levels. The Piston Aviation Fuel Initiative will continue to evaluate, test and qualify high-octane aviation unleaded fuels with the objective to ultimately transition the fleet to unleaded aviation fuel. Learn more at
  • Establish Any Necessary Policies: The EPA is evaluating whether emissions from piston-engine aircraft operating with leaded fuel contribute to air pollution that endangers public health. The EPA plans to issue a proposal for public review and comment in 2022 and take final action in 2023, which can lead to EPA regulation of lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft. The FAA will subsequently publish regulations that certify piston engine modifications, new piston engines that do not require leaded aviation fuel, and regulate fuel components for aviation fuels.
As our work progresses, we will keep you and your pilot associations informed about key issues such as unleaded fuel evaluations, infrastructure development, decisions about engine modifications and retrofits, and changes in regulations. We will work on getting every member of the GA community involved so that the transition away from leaded fuel will keep you flying safely.

If you have comments, you can email the FAA at

Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) Initiative


Other Interesting Stuff
Chapter Contacts

President - Adam Kite
Vice-President - Justin Nelson
Secretary - Rex Shoell
Treasurer - Julee Garrett
Youth Programs Director - Rene' Felker
Webmaster - Russ Coburn
Newsletter Editor - Tom Holt

Email -
Phone - 801-648-9434
Website -
EAA Chapter 58
3483 Airport Road
Box A-11
Ogden, UT 84405

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