November Board meeting – Wednesday 7th

The November Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday 7th. 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: Eat if desired
18:30: Meeting Start

  • Financial Report/Membership Report/Minutes (Jim)
    • Update on membership roll and status of overdue dues
  • Upcoming Calendar Review (attached, Scott)
  • New Business
    • Update on city and hangar situation: Bruce Estes
  • Old Business
    • Update on Hangar Work: update from Darren/Ruben
      • Audio Video: audio-video box built; set-up nearly completed
      • Chair rack
      • Electrical and other completion items
      • Fire extinguishers
    • Scholarship Program: update from Erika
      • Air Academy sponsorships
      • Other initiatives?
    • T-shirts, polo shirts, caps
      • Design decision
      • What are we making?
      • Assign the task
    • Discussion of Holiday Party for Wednesday, December 12
      • Ticket sale summary
      • Organization and schedule
      • Silent Auction update
      • Master of Ceremonies
    • Volunteers needed: program director
    • Strategic Planning: still needed; on the back-burner
  • Any Other New Business

20:30: Meeting over

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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, November 6, 2018 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.

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

Taxi Routes During Construction at Stockton Airport

Notice Number: NOTC8121

Federal Aviation Administration
Stockton Tower
7434 S. Lindbergh Street
Stockton, CA 95206

Issued: 10/09/2018 1530 (UTC)Stockton Tower Effective: 10/12/2018 1200 (UTC)
Letter to Airmen: LTA-SCK-1

Subject: Taxi Routes during Taxiway B Construction at Stockton Airport

Cancellation: 12/31/2018 1200 (UTC)

During the period 10/8/2018 to 12/20/2018 portions of taxiway Bravo at Stockton Metropolitan Airport will be reconstructed and the taxiway will be extended to the approach end of runway 29R. ·Complete or partial closure of runways and taxiways will require changes to normal taxi routes. Pilots can expect the following:

Aircraft parking at the Terminal, Spanos Jet Center, and the north Cargo Ramp:
1. a. Expect to exit Runway 29R at the end.
2. b. Expect to back taxi on Runway 29R for departure.

Aircraft parking the Transient Ramp and all FB0s
1. Expect to exit Runway 29R at Taxiway H, or back taxi to Taxiway Hafter landing.
2. Expect to back taxi on Runway 29R from Taxiway H for departure.

Check current NOTAMs for updates on runway/taxiway closures and use extra caution when operating around construction areas.

Holiday Party Tickets Available; Party Set for Wednesday, December 12th

We are happy to announce that the EAA Chapter 1541 Holiday Party is set for Wednesday, December 12, at Cattlemens in Roseville. We will start the evening at 18:00.

Tickets are $40 per person. This will get you hangar flying, entertainment, other stuff, plus a dinner meal with the following choices:

  • Prime Rib 12 oz
  • Rustler Rib Eye Steak
  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon
  • Lemon Herb Chicken
  • Porcini Mushroom Ravioli

All meals come with “The Fixings“: Baked Potato, Seasonal Vegetable, All-you-can-eat-salad, Ranch-style beans, Sourdough Bread, coffee and tea

A no-host bar will be set up in the room also.

We are planning a silent auction as a fundraiser for our Richard and Susan Bristow Memorial Scholarship Program. This chapter program is funding sponsorships of young people to the EAA Air Academy at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, plus providing other scholarship and sponsorship opportunities.

We are still in the planning stages but we expect to also have a raffle and door prizes. Entertainment is being planned by our expert board of entertainment planners.

Tickets are on sale now from any chapter board member. A board member can be easily identified as any person walking around with Holiday Party tickets in their hands offering them for sale.

Tickets will be available for purchase at any EAA 1541 event. We will accept cash (American), checks made out to EAA Chapter 1541, or Debit/Credit cards. You do not have to make a menu selection until your arrival at the Holiday Party.

This may well be the social event of 2018 so don’t wait…buy your tickets early and often. We will sell out when we get to a secret number that we are not telling anyone.

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Saturday Program Downsized from Boeing 747 to Lear 60

We had planned on having two pilots who fly the Boeing 747 Global SuperTanker come and speak to us this coming Saturday for our BBQ Lunch and a Program event.

Unfortunately for us, but probably not so much for the State of California, the two pilots and the 747 tanker have been released, probably for the season, by CalFire and the pilots have headed home. Thus, no Boeing 747 Global SuperTanker program.

As a fill in, Scott will present a program on flying the Lear 60. Not quite so impressive, but it should be of some interest to to those who might not have had the opportunity to fly a nice high-performance corporate jet. So come on out anyways…the food will be good and the hangar flying uplifting.

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Saturday, October 13th: BBQ Lunch and Program: Boeing 747 Global SuperTanker pilot presentation (BBQ Lunch)

On Saturday 13th, we’ll be having a barbecue lunch from 11:00 – 12:00.

At 12:00 we will have a program presented two pilots who fly the Boeing 747 air tanker for Global Super Tankers. The giant air tanker is currently based at McClellan for use against northern California wild fires. It is capable of carrying nearly 20,000 of fire retardant or water per load. Join pilots Tom Parsons and Marcos Valdez as they present on their very specialized airplane and mission.

Just a note: because of the nature of their mission, there is the chance that this presentation will be postponed if they are off fighting fires instead of eating BBQ lunches.

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