“Do you have a good Weather doctor?”
Topic: The Doctor of all weather…. the guru of pressure levels…. the magician of electronic weather sources
On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 Pacific Standard Time
EAA Chapter 157 Quonset Hut
2955 South Street
Redding, CA 96001
Terry Lankford, a 30-year employee of the FAA Flight Service Station service and the author of at least seven aviation weather books (Amazon) will update the attendees’ on weather items, procedures, and resources to be prepared for your increase flight activities as spring approaches.
Terry has been generous with his time as this will be the seventh safety seminar he has given at Benton airport since the Safety Seminars started 128 sessions ago (11 years).
To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.
The February Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday February 1st. As usual, it will be at Pizza Roundup, 2270 Nicolaus Rd., Lincoln… dinner at 18:00, meeting at 18:30. All members are invited.
If you’re not getting notifications of events, meetings and changes, you should let us know.
The FAA this week issued a final rule (BasicMed) that allows GA pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate, as long as they meet certain requirements.
Until now, the FAA has required private, recreational, and student pilots, as well as flight instructors, to meet the requirements of and hold a third class medical certificate. They are required to complete an online application and undergo a physical examination with an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner.
Starting May 1, pilots may take advantage of the regulatory relief in the BasicMed rule or opt to continue to use their FAA medical certificate. Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions. For example, pilots using BasicMed cannot operate an aircraft with more than six people onboard, and the aircraft must not weigh more than 6,000 pounds. See the FAA’s BasicMed web page and AC 68-1 for more information.
Make a note to join your friends of Chapter 1541 at Cattlemens Restaurant, 2000 Taylor Road, Roseville on Wednesday the 18th. Dinner starts at 18:30 and the meeting start at 19:00. This month’s presentation will be given by Marty Maisel on Billy Mitchell, the visionary aviator.
“Nontowered Case Studies – What Went Wrong?”
Topic: Nontowered Case Studies – What Went Wrong?
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, starting at 19:00 Pacific Standard Time
Doubletree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Flying at nontowered fields is a balancing act. Especially on busy days, it demands concentration, communication, sharp eyes, solid stick-and-rudder skills, and the ability to improvise at a moment’s notice. Sometimes the margin for error can be very slim.
With that in mind, ASI’s new seminar turns a spotlight on real-life accidents in the nontowered environment. Together with our expert presenters, you’ll play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out what went wrong, and why.
To view further details for this seminar, click here.
The first Board of Directors meeting of the new year takes place on Wednesday January 4th. As usual, it will be at Pizza Roundup, 2270 Nicolaus Rd., Lincoln… dinner at 18:00, meeting at 18:30. All members are invited.
Chapter dues of $20 (per calendar year) are now due for 2017. Members can pay using PayPal, with check or with cash. Dues are tax deductible since we are a 501[c]3. See Jim Hughes to pay your dues.