Saturday March 24: Good Stuff

Come on out to the airport on Saturday, March 24, for an informative, appetite-satisfying, and entertaining day. The informative part is an FAA Safety Seminar to be held at the Lincoln Skyways Upholstery Shop, Hangar 1850 beginning at 10:00. This is not a Chapter 1541 event but the topic is Traffic Pattern Operations at Lincoln Regional Airport, something all our KLHM pilots could benefit from so we can all get on the same page. Seminar is presented by Patrice Gaumer. Details and registration.

Afterwards, come over to our EAA hangar for a BBQ Lunch and the movie “Flight of the Phoenix“. We start serving at 11:00 but will be grilling until 12:00.

Wednesday March 21st – Monthly Member Meeting

The March meeting will be held at Cattlemens Restaurant, 2000 Taylor Road, Roseville.

The optional dinner starts at 18:00, with a short business meeting at about 18:45. At 19:00 or so, we’ll hear a presentation from James
Bonner from the Beale Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

James will be presenting on the subject of Creating Lift: Developing America’s Aviation and Aerospace Workforce. He will share an education and training model that has been implemented in Northern California’s Yuba/Sutter region. The integrated approach presented combines our local education, manufacturing, aviation, and political resources to create career opportunities that will positively impact our world for generations to come.

In addition to the normal member meeting, the leadership of the chapter is requesting a vote from the members on a proposal for some hangar improvements for our chapter hangar at the Lincoln Airport. The chapter board of directors has reviewed a proposal developed, at my request, by one of our board members, Rubin Wallin. Rubin has done similar improvements in his own hangar and is quite familiar with the scope of this project.

The proposal, if adopted, would allow the chapter to purchase and install modular shelving and storage units for the back wall of the hangar. This installation would allow a much better use of the hangar space, organize the various items we have in the hangar, and provide a more attractive environment for our various events. It would incorporate our growing chapter library of books and videos, the refrigerators (currently on the side wall of the hangar), provide off-the ground storage for tables and chairs and other chapter equipment, and generally allow for a reorganization of the hangar. The modular units would be installed as part of a single design effort so everything would match and work together.

Our proposal uses some of the funds originally raised for the purchase of the hangar. Since a decision was made last year not to buy the hangar, the board feels that some of the funds should be used to make the hangar we are now renting into a better chapter home. The board anticipates this hangar will be our home for many years into the future. The storage units are modular, so they could be moved at a later date to another location if needed. The request is to spend up to $5,000 of existing chapter funds on this hangar improvement. We think the cost of the modular units will come in substantially below this amount but want to have a maximum amount approved prior to starting the project. The cost estimate is for materials only; all labor will be provided on a volunteer basis by chapter members.

The board reviewed the tentative plans and have voted to recommend we proceed forward with the proposal. Our chapter bylaws require that the chapter membership also approve this proposal before spending the funds, and this vote will be conducted at the Wednesday member meeting.

We have some additional plans that will seal the base of the hangar from water leaks and also paint the hangar floor. We will work in conjunction with the hangar owner to coordinate these items. Other improvements in our audio-visual setup may be undertaken in the future but that will be considered at a later time.

Please bring any questions or comments forward at the member meeting.

For those ordering dinner, we will order off a special menu with included non-alcoholic beverage and pay $21.65 including tax and gratuity. Guests are encouraged and welcomed.

RIP Peter Requa

Brent Smith regrets to inform us that Peter “flew west” after losing his year-long battle with kidney cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain. Fortunately, Pete’s three children, their spouses and several grandchildren were able to say goodbye and comfort his widow, Diana.

A memorial service for Peter Requa will be held on Wednesday, March 14 (2 days from now), at 13:00 at Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church, 5400 Barton Road, Loomis. All of Pete’s flying friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.

March Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday

The March Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday 14th. It will be at the House of Pizza, 2270 Nicolaus Rd., Lincoln… dinner at 18:00, meeting at 18:30. All members are invited.

18:00: Food and Stuff
18:30: Meeting Start

  1. Financial Report/Membership Report (Jim)
  2. Minutes from February Meeting (Jim)
  3. Upcoming Calendar Review (Scott)
  4. Old Business
    • Youth Scholarship Proposal: Discussion and vote (Cherish)
    • Chapter Open Hangar: planning update (Scott)
    • Young Eagles Rally for May 12: planning update (Scott)
    • Hangar upgrade proposal discussion and possible vote (Rubin)
    • Lending Library update (Erika)
    • April member meeting: at hangar (cancel Old Spaghetti)?? (Scott)
  5. New Business
    • Designated fund for scholarships: proposal and vote
    • Creation of permanent Scholarship Committee
      • Youth Ground School Scholarships
      • Flight Training Scholarships
      • Aviation Camp for Summer 2019
    • Chapter Young Eagles Rally on Sunday, April 15 (closed event; John Tate Boy Scouts)
    • Rethink LRAA display day pancake breakfast starting in May? Scholarship funding?
    • Hangar work day on March 31
    • Airport entrance signage
    • New member welcome packages
    • Report by Scott on leadership training
    • Social Media coordinator
    • Scott meeting with Jennifer Hanson (city of Lincoln) on Friday
    • Other New Business

20:30: Meeting over

Traffic Pattern Operations at Lincoln Regional Airport (KLHM)

Traffic Pattern Operations at Lincoln Regional Airport (KLHM)
Topic: A detailed look at safe Traffic Pattern Operations at the Lincoln Regional Airport
On Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Lincoln Skyways Upholstery Shop
Flightline Blvd
Hangar 1850
Lincoln, CA 95648

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Over the last 12-16 months, traffic at KLHM has increased. Also, the nature of the traffic has become more diverse. We see aircraft coming in and out, VFR and IFR flight training, parachute jumping, glider traffic, powered parachutes, helicopters, gyroplane, hot air ballons, and no-radio aircraft…

At this event we’ll take a look at the “facts” as well as recommended procedures that will keep us safe:

– Regulations governing traffic pattern at non-towered airport

– What is a left-turn only traffic pattern exactly ?

– Safe and unsafe practices

– open discussion

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

Request for Ground Crew – Young Eagles Rally 5-12-2018

Our EAA chapter will be hosting two Young Eagles Rallies, the first on Saturday, May 12, and another in September.

Please let us know if you can help with this event.

We need folks to staff all of the positions;

  • set up; signs, ropes, barriers, tables, chairs, etc.
  • parking and directions to the NorCal Flight Center conference room for sign-in.
  • at the gazebo, check in of Y.E. children and parents, for scheduling – a white board, pilot/ aircraft and Y.E.
  • pre-flight briefing
  • ramp guides for pilots and Y.E.
  • post flight flight logs and certificates

We are also in need of more pilots and aircraft. We need at least 6, maybe more if the response is great!

Breakfast and a movie on Saturday

It’s the first Saturday in March this weekend (the 3rd), and we’ll be cooking breakfast and watching a documentary on the famous B-17 “Memphis Belle” in action over Europe with the 8th Air Force from 08:00 at hangar S12.

Young Eagles Are Coming

We are happy to announce that Chapter 1541 has scheduled two Young Eagle Rallies for 2018, the first on Saturday, May 12, and the second on Saturday, September 29. For those few who may not be familiar, Young Eagles is an EAA program designed to introduce young people to aviation by offering a short, free airplane ride. The program was launched in 1992 and, nationwide, has provided well over 2 million rides. Our chapter has conducted several Young Eagles Rallies in years past and we’re going to move forward with Rallies this year also.

So what does this mean to you, the chapter member? Well, we need volunteers to help make this event a success. Volunteers are needed for pilots, ground handlers and event helpers. As you can see in the information provided below, the tasks are simple and will provide an opportunity to interact with the community in a positive way.

Our plans are still developing, but we expect that the May 12 Rally will be conducted between 8 am and 2 pm on Saturday. If plans materialize, we will also be offering a BBQ lunch in the late morning.

The Rally organizers need to determine which pilots in our chapter are currently qualified to participate as Young Eagle pilots. This would mean that you are on record with EAA headquarters with a completed and current background check. If you are such a pilot, have access to an airplane, and have interest in participating in our chapter’s Young Eagles Rallies, please let us know. We are making a list. (If you are not sure you are a currently qualified pilot, please contact us and we will help you find out).

Now, let’s look at what it takes to become a volunteer at our chapter Rallies.

Young Eagle Pilots:

  • Be a current EAA member and hold an appropriate airman’s certificate (Sport Pilot or greater)
  • Possess a current medical certificate (if applicable)
  • Be current to carry passengers in the aircraft you plan to use
  • Have a current BFR
  • Complete the simple online Young Eagles training course and basic background check, both of which need to have been completed within the last three years
  • For our events, have access to an aircraft that meets EAA requirements and has passenger liability insurance, preferably in amount that exceeds $100,000 per seat. (This amount allows a supplemental EAA policy to provide additional liability insurance.)
  • For our events, be a EAA Chapter 1541 member.

Young Eagle Ground Support (primarily helping Young Eagles to and from the airplane, providing ramp control, and ensuring ramp safety):

We have need for other event helpers too:

  • Support for a BBQ Lunch
  • Welcome table for registration and check-in
  • Aircraft dispatchers to match pilots/Young Eagles
  • Chapter information table
  • Chapter members to answer questions and meet new friends
  • Other stuff we are working on

For our May 12 Rally, we are early in the planning stages, but we will be going out to the Lincoln and larger community in a variety of ways to reach young people and spark some interest in aviation. Local schools, scouting, and other youth groups will be contacted to spread the word into the community. From our end, we are looking for a small cadre of volunteers to put this activity together. For the day of the event, we are looking for a larger group of help from our chapter members. It should be a well run and organized event so no one person will be overloaded and we will all have a good time.

Please respond to this if you want to get involved early, but the point of this email is to let you know about the events and allow everybody to start looking toward May 12 as one of our chapter’s main events for 2018.

We look forward to having a good time at an event that spreads the word about the exciting things to be found in aviation.