November 2023 Newsletter

The Coeur d’Alene Airport Association (in association with The Flyers)

is an Idaho nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting

the Coeur d’Alene Airport and General Aviation

KCOE Aircraft of the Month

by Evan Seitz

Hello CDA Airport Association. My name is Evan Seitz, I have been part of the CDA airport Association for almost 2 years. I was asked this month to write a post about my flying career and business; Seitz Aviation. 

My passion for flying began at a young age. I would watch planes takeoff and land on Lake Washington. I started flying at the age of 15, soloed at 16 and became a certificated private pilot at 17. My first aviation job was around float planes. I worked line crew at Kenmore Air. It taught me a lot about hard work during all the long hot summer shifts, but my love of aviation only grew more. As most young aviation enthusiasts do, I had plans to become an airline pilot. So I continued to build hours and now have close to 2,000 hours total time, and have several certificates/ratings; including a commercial pilot certificate, flight instructor certificate, instrument rating, single engine land airplane, and a single engine sea rating. While working through all of the airline pilot requirements, I also earned my bachelor of science in Aeronautics from Liberty University.

After becoming a flight instructor, I worked at a Cessna pilot center flight school at Paine Field in Everett where I was a part 61/141 flight instructor. I also was one of the mechanics in the shop. It was during this season of life that I pivoted away from becoming an airline pilot and started Seitz Aviation. Aside from aviation, my other passion has always been business. I was the kid that instead of playing baseball learned how to run the snack shack, or created a lawn mowing business and was able to grow it and buy my own riding lawn mower at age 13. Seitz Aviation was and is the perfect merger of my two passions. 

In 2022 we took a leap of faith when my wife accepted a nursing job at Kootenai Health. We picked up and moved to Hayden, and with that I went into aircraft brokerage full time. It turned out to be a great move for us as I have been able to buy and sell airplanes and hangars all over the Pacific Northwest. I truly love my job! I have also enjoyed getting plugged into the flying community here at KCOE. My hope is to grow a business that can serve north Idaho pilots for years to come and continue to support and grow general aviation in this beautiful region. 

If you would like to know more about my business or have any questions about buying or selling an airplane, I would love to be a resource to you as a member of the CDA Airport Association. Feel free to contact me anytime.

If you'd like your aircraft featured in an upcoming issue, please send an email with at least two photos. One should be a photo of the aircraft, and one a photo of you with your aircraft. Include a brief history about it or explain what makes it special to you..

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Aviation Dictionary

Airspeed: Speed of an airplane. Deduct 25% when listening to a Navy pilot.

Bank: The folks who hold the lien on most pilots' cars.

Cone of Confusion: An area about the size of New Jersey, located near the final approach beacon at an airport.

Crab: The squadron Ops Officer.

Dead Reckoning: You reckon correctly, or you are.

Engine Failure: A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

Firewall: Section of the aircraft specially designed to let heat and smoke enter the cockpit.

Glide Distance: Half the distance from the airplane to the nearest emergency landing field.

Hydroplane: An airplane designed to land on a 20,000 foot long wet runway.

IFR: A method of flying by needle and ripcord.

Lean Mixture: Nonalcoholic beer

Nanosecond: Time delay built into the stall warning system.

Parasitic Drag: A pilot who bums a ride and complains about the service.

Range: Usually about 30 miles beyond the point where all fuel tanks fill with air.

Rich Mixture: What you order at the other guy's promotion party.

Roger: Used when you're not sure what else to say.

Service Ceiling: Altitude at which cabin crews can serve drinks.

Spoilers: The Federal Aviation Administration.

Stall: Technique used to explain to the bank why your car payment is late.

Upcoming Meetings

Nov. 8: Airport Advisory Board

5pm @ Airport Office

10375 Sensor Ave., Hayden

Nov. 14 : CDA Airport Association Monthly Meeting

5pm @ Stancraft Jetcenter



Guest Speaker: Addison Pemberton

Addison is president and co-owner of Scanivalve, a Liberty Lake manufacturer of sophisticated pressure instrumentation used in wind tunnels to measure the aerodynamics of aircraft, cars, bridges and skyscrapers.

At night, he and a cohort of volunteers painstakingly restore vintage airplanes,

CdA Airport Association

Meeting Minutes

Oct. 10, 2023

Meeting Called to Order by President Harry C. at 5:00PM, with the Pledge of Allegiance, at the Hagadon Hangar, KCOE.

Those in Attendance: See attached sign-in. Harry introduced new members René Brunel, proud owner of a Harmon Rocket, and George Minas, a member of the Marine Corps League here at the Eagle's Club. Welcome aboard, René and George!

Minutes of last meeting: Motion to approve by Steve A., Seconded by Jim S. Minutes approved.

Treasurers Report: Checking $2763.22. Savings $5411.24.

Guest Speaker: Our scheduled guest speaker could not be here tonight. Harry has Addison Pemberton lined up to speak to us at November meeting.

Airport Report: Gaston Patterson reported:

  • Gates and gate cards: key pads to all gates, and individual pin #s for each card holder should be available nextyweek.
  • Rnwy 6/24 is completed except for grooving and is open. The stress areas of the runway are now at 4". New Taxi-way: Lima, between 6/24 and November taxi-way. Next year final painting/striping.for sheds)
  • Airport has millings that can be made available to tenants who need fill around their hangars. Must be used on the airport property.
  • Airport will arrange two sheds (and lights where bicycles can be kept and made available to visiting pilots, maybe one at CdA M/O other at South (west) Transient Parking. Thanks to Mike K. for getting this idea going.
  • AWOS is now in the hands of the FAA and Local FSDO is also involved. Concern over legislation for security that allows only FAA employees to operate the system. Gaston feels he may be able to be an FAA approved operator. ATIS is a possible attachment but usually comes with a tower; Gaston thinks that it could be operated by the Airport Manager.
  • Tower: FAA will take up to six to eight years to bring a tower to KCOE. A private tower would be a shorter time-line, and County willing to help, but the $4-8 million to build becomes the problem. Have to decide on the type/size of tower.

Old Business:

  • Mike K was not present to discuss logo hat sales.
  • Revsion of Rules/Standards coming up
  • Bikes to be donated to airport: Report next month and come up with accountability for use: sign-out/return form, disclaimer to cover liability, instructions for on/off airport.

New Business:

  • Snow Removal: TBA an annual snow removal meeting. This year there will be no "stock-piling or mucking out" at the hangars. All snow will be deposited out of the way of taxi area. Delta, 6/24, 2/20 other taxiways and sidewalks will be de-iced. Let office know of problems.
  • Nominations for next year's Board: Please consider putting in your name. Usually only a commitment of 1-2 meetings a month. Really not that bad. Try it, you'll like it!
  • Jim. W: Suggested a new format for meetings: to have guest speakers come and talk about topics important to the airport users. He has volunteered to talk about Ramp Checks. We have Pemberton coming next month. Let us know if you, or someone you know, would be able to come speak.
  • Scholarship proposed: Let's research the best way to proceed: specific criteria, who to target, application. Finalize with the Board and bring back for membership input.
  • John Dixon recognized to speak briefly about his work with Angel Flight. Great organization that does so much good. Meet some amazing people.

Good of Order: Thanks to Cynthia M for her great work on the website and the Newsletter which was enthusiastically appreciated by many at the meeting. Thanks to Mike K for all his updates on Facebook and getting the word out about the airport. Thanks to Gaston Patterson for Airport Updates. Much appreciated.

Next meeting: Nov. 14, 5pm, Stancraft Jet Center, KCOE. Guest Speaker, Addison Pemberton

Meeting Adjourned at 5:55pm

Respectfully submitted,

Elsbeth Roach

Elsbeth Roach, Secretary/Treasurer

CdAAA Board

Elsbeth Rides a Balloon AND a Camel!

Elsbeth Roach joined the 99s in attending an International conference in Ammon, Jordan. Over 200 women from all over the world helped the Arabian Section celebrate their historic rights to flight.

Balloon ride over

the Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

Gitty up, Camel!

CDAAA members can now post items for sale in our newsletter. Send a description, photo, email address, phone #, and price to: [email protected]

5 each Tempest oil filters #AA48110-2 

$31.00 ea.

Call Harry 208-659-2662

1 set of Cessna 185 covers and 2 wing tips.


Call Jim 480-894-1286

Utilize this free advertising venue!

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The purpose of the association is to preserve the Coeur d’Alene airport, improve community relations, foster bilateral communications between this association and airport operations, participate in planned growth, enhance flying safety and promote fellowship among pilots and aviation enthusiasts.