Membership meeting – January 16th

Chapter 1541’s January Member Meeting will be held at Cattlemens Restaurant, 2000 Taylor Road, Roseville. Join us for the optional dinner beginning at 18:00, with a short business meeting to follow.

Our program will feature aerobatic and air racing pilot Vicky Benzing as she presents on getting started in aerobatics. Vicky Benzing is an accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer, and air racer. With 8,000 hours of flight time and over 1,200 parachute jumps, Vicky has a passion for everything airborne. Her flying career has spanned over thirty years and she currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating as well as commercial ratings in helicopters, seaplanes, and gliders. She is a regular participant in the Reno Air Races flying an L-39 jet in the jet class.

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Lunch and a presentation, January 12th

We’ll be having a presentation on Saturday, January 12th, after a BBQ lunch.

Lunch starts at 11:00 – 12:00.

The presentation starts at 12:00 – EAA chapter 1541 new member and tech counselor Dan Masys will give a presentation on the evolution of aircraft electrical systems over the past century, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of traditional magneto systems with newer electronic ignition technologies. He will address the ‘care and feeding’ of magnetos and the lessons learned adding an electronic ignition to his Van’s RV-10. Be prepared for an electrifying and perhaps shocking program!

The January board of directors meeting is after the presentation, so around 13:15.

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Peaks to Pavements Applying Lessons from the Backcountry

Topic: Peaks to Pavement: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 19:00 Pacific Standard Time
Aerospace of Museum of California
3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA 95652

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Peaks to Pavement: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry

Flying in the backcountry is an exciting and rewarding challenge with little room for error. It’s an exacting environment that demands sound decision making, stellar stick and rudder skills, a thorough understanding of the weather, and an intimate knowledge of the airplane. Whether you’re a seasoned backcountry flyer or flatlander, you’ll enjoy this new seminar, which delves into conditions, challenges, and accidents unique to backcountry flying. Together with your seminar leader you’ll examine lessons learned to fly safely in any operating environment.


To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: AOPA Air Safety Institute

Still a few days for Air Academy sponsorship applications (due by December 31st)

As part of the Richard and Susan Bristow Memorial Scholarship Program, we’re fully sponsoring 2 teenagers (air fare, food, lodging, activities) to attend EAA Air Academy sessions in the summer of 2019:

  • One Student EAA Basic Air Academy (Ages 14-15), Session #2 July 7-12, 2019
  • One Student EAA Advanced Air Academy (Ages 16-18), Session #1 July 16-24, 2019

The application (found here) needs to be submitted by the end of the year.

For more details, see our Air Academy page here, and the EAA’s Air Academy page here.

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Winter Flying Tips

Topic: Winter Flying Tips
On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 Pacific Standard Time
Benton Air Center
2600 Gold St
FBO Hangar
Redding, CA 96001

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Winter flying in most parts of the United States can adversely affect flight operations. Poor weather conditions with fast moving fronts, strong and gusty winds, blowing and drifting snow, and icing conditions are just part of the conditions that require careful planning in order to minimize their effects. Operation in this environment requires special winter operating procedures.

This seminar is designed to refresh the pilot’s memory of cold weather operations. Pilots should assure themselves that they have obtained adequate cold weather knowledge appropriate to the aircraft used and the geographical and weather environment. Winter flying is not particularly hazardous if the pilot will use a little extra caution and exercise good judgment in analyzing weather situations.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

January Board meeting changed to Saturday 12th

The January Board of Directors meeting takes place on Saturday 12th, after the BBQ lunch. All members are invited.

1:15 pm: Meeting Start

  • Financial Report/Membership Report/Minutes (Jim)
    • Update on membership roll and status of overdue dues
  • Upcoming Calendar Review (attached, Scott)
  • Old Business
    • Air Academy Selection Committee
      • Members on the committee
      • Selection process
      • Selection criteria
      • Process completed by February 15
    • Update on Hangar Work: update from Darren/Ruben
      • Audio Video
      • Chair rack
      • Electrical and other completion items
      • Fire extinguishers
    • T-shirts, polo shirts, caps
      • Design decision
      • Order decision
    • Volunteers needed: program director
    • Strategic Planning: still needed; on the back-burner
  • New Business
    • Move board meetings to first or second Saturday of month at EAA hangar?
    • Resignation of Bill Wooton from the board
    • Suggestions for candidates for board opening
    • Airport planning update

2:30 pm: Meeting over

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Cordless Tools

Topic: Cordless tools can make quick work of a job or stop it quickly. Know the hazards.
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 19:00 Pacific Standard Time

Nevada County Airport
13083 John Bauer Ave
Grass Valley, CA 95949

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The use of cordless power tools and safety hazards associated with them.

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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, January 8, 2019 at 19:00 Pacific Standard 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.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.