IMC / VMC club meeting

Topic: VMC & IMC Topics Are Taken From Real Life Events and Discussed to Aid the Decision Making Process for Pilots.
On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Placerville, CA 95667

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This is an audience participation event. After a brief Audio/Video presentation we ask “What Would You Do”? Everyone is encouraged to join in the discussion. Subjects are normally provided by EAA. Pilots of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Click the link below for more information and to register TODAY.

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Monthly Member Meeting Wednesday, June 19

Our June monthly member meeting will be held at the chapter hangar at the Lincoln Airport on Wednesday evening, June 19. We
will start with a BBQ dinner at 18:00 with all the fixings that we can find. Worried about a 100 degree day? Well, we just finished the installation of four fans from the hangar ceiling and also have added some more insulation. Come take advantage of our cooler hangar… you might even need to bring a jacket. Enjoy the last sunset of spring gazing westward from our hangar.

But I drift. We’ll do some serious hangar flying up until about 19:00 when we will hold a short business meeting and do a few fun
little things.

Then, at about 19:00, we will hear from Mike Rutledge from the Aerospace Museum of California. Better known to us locals as the air museum at McClellan, the Aerospace Museum has grown from its modest beginnings in 1986 to a fine regional air museum. It started as a base museum of McClellan AFB as part of the larger National Museum of the USAF collection but, after the base was closed, shifted to a foundation-supported air museum that has steadily grown to a collection of more than 40 aircraft with numerous themed exhibits housed in several buildings and outdoor displays.

Mike Rutledge is a volunteer at the Aerospace Museum of California who has a diverse background. He will present a program on the museum that should prove interesting to both aviators and non aviators alike as he gives us some behind-the-scenes information. Mike’s background includes:

  • U.S.A.F. Veteran (1967-1972)
  • Retired from office equipment industry
  • Avid RC aircraft builder and pilot
  • Docent at Aerospace Museum of California
  • Volunteer at Citrus Heights Police Department
  • Single engine land pilot certificate
  • Part 107 sUAS certificate
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LRAA Aircraft Display Day, Saturday, June 15

LRAA Aircraft Display Day (08:00 – Noon)
EAA Pancake Breakfast (08:00 – 10:00)

Come on out on Saturday 15th to the Gazebo area at the airport between 08:00 and 10:00 for a pancake breakfast (in support of the Richard and Susan Bristow Memorial Scholarship Program) and to help support the LRAA monthly display day. Invite your friends and family to come see the airplanes on display and have breakfast to boot.

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IMC Club is Off to a Hot Start

Chapter 1541’s first meeting of its IMC club on June 5 was attended by nineteen pilots who braved 99 degree temps to discover that the chapter hangar’s new fans and insulation made the meeting space “almost comfortable” in spite of the day’s heat. This first session included discussion of two video vignettes provided by EAA national of actual flights. The first was a new owner of an old Cessna that encountered an unforecast snowstorm at night, over the wide open spaces of Wyoming. The second was a departure in fog from Shelter Cove on the northern California coast, where the pilot lost situational awareness of the terrain. A lively interchange was moderated by CFII Randy Sharp and IMC club coordinator Dan Masys, as participants talked about how they would have reacted in the same circumstances.
The IMC club will meet monthly, with the next two sessions scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 and Wednesday, August 14 at 19:00. FAA Wings program credit will be available for those who attend.

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Lunch and a program, Saturday 8th

Our June BBQ Lunch and Program on Saturday, June 8, will feature our famous BBQ Lunch with all the fixins ($6.00 donation) starting at 11:00. At 12:00, EAA tech counselor Dan Masys will present an update on ADS-B, as the January 1, 2020 deadline is now just six months away. This program will include:

  • A brief review of how the national ADS-B system works
  • Options for meeting the minimum FAA requirements that are available for experimental and certified aircraft
  • Flight safety benefits of adding ADS-B IN capability to your plane, and how to do it
  • How to keep flying without ADS-B after January 1, 2020
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