Just a reminder that Thursday May 25 thru Monday May 29, 2017, Memorial Day weekend is the next LPPF fly-in. Join the “Bean Bag Bomb Runs” in the mornings and afternoons, attend the safety briefings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday late mornings and, of course, take advantage of the great flying from the Lincoln Powered Parachute Field (LPPF).
It is still To Be Decided what day the barriers will be set up, but it will be before Friday, 6/9, since the FAA folks require all prep to be done for the practice airshow.
So, we’ll need 6+ folks to help install the T-posts at the west edge of the ramp, all the way past the north hangars.
Let Jim know if you can help.
- The airspace will be closed on Friday at about 13:00 until 15:30, during the practice airshow.
- On Saturday, the airspace will be closed at about 10:00 until 15:30.
So, if you are wanting to fly out or into KLHM, avoid these times.
We’re going to have a booth at Airfest, and Scott is requesting photos for display.
Ideally, the photos will be fairly high resolution photos (like over 1 MB) showing members and their airplanes – just airplanes are fine, too, but having the member in the photo would fit better with the poster theme: “What Our Members are Flying.”
For those of us who remember Richard Pearl’s crash last year, he’s going to talk about it on Wednesday 17th. We’ll be barbecuing beforehand, as usual.
Our first Saturday presentation will take place on Saturday, May 13th, at the EAA Chapter Hangar (Hangar S12) at the Lincoln airport from 09:00-11:00. The presentation will be on Scrapping Our World War II Air Force. If you’ve ever seen those pictures of airfields full of thousands of abandoned World War II fighters and bombers waiting to be scrapped and wondered about the backstory, then come out on Saturday to find out. Or, if you want some free muffins and coffee and a place to sit for a couple of hours, then come on out Saturday. Hangar flying from 09:00 to 09:30, and the presentation will start at 09:30.
We are going to try to provide some interesting programs on a variety of subjects presented on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, working around other ongoing activities. Spread the word and check it out.
On May 6th, we’ll be having our first Saturday pancake breakfast from 08:30-10:30.
At the last membership meeting, there was interest in EAA 1541 fly-outs. So, weather permitting, from 10:30/11:00, we’ll fly-out to Sutter (O52) for their monthly Open Hangar and Lunch Day.
[ $5, Sutter, O52, rwy 3050 ft, TPA 1058, CTAF 122.7 ]
We encourage pilots with aircraft to offer seats for those members who wish to join us. We’ll have some sort of signup for aircraft and passengers.
We wanted to notify you that Truckee Airport KTRK will become a tower operated airport from 07:00 to 21:00, as of June 1, 2017. It is vital to note that the chart will still indicate the airspace as Class E airspace all the way to the ground, not Class D despite the tower.
The chart will also label the tower frequency as a “CTAF.” The frequency is 120.575. There is no ground frequency, just tower. Use the frequency just like a class D airport even though the airspace on the chart indicates class E and the frequency is indicated as a CTAF. After a year, the airspace will be properly promoted to Class D.
As always, check your NOTAMs before each flight and blue skies and tailwinds to you!
More details here.
The May Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday May 3rd. It’ll be at Beermann’s, 645 5th St., Lincoln… dinner at 18:00, meeting at 18:30. All members are invited.
“Summer Cross Country Mountain Flying”
Topic: Summer Cross Country Mountain Flying…. hot.. hot… and hot..
On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
EAA Chapter 157 Quonset Hut
2955 South Street
Redding, CA 96001
ATP, Flight Engineer, Aircraft Mechanic….Local pilot, pastor (some say living legend) and 50 years of aviation experience …
Pastor Mike Stiener…..will present a discussion regarding flying in the mountains of the western USA. He completed a trip a couple of years ago in a Cessna 150 from Redding, CA to Oshkosh, to Ohio and back to Redding… and he would like to share what he observed and what he learned.
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
We’ve had one table returned, so we’re still missing three.
If you know who has these table, please let Jim know.