Are You Flying to the Eclipse Path?

Are You Flying to the Eclipse Path
Notice Number: NOTC7320

Do you plan to fly your aircraft on August 21 during the solar eclipse? If yes, you’re not alone. Several airports located in the path of the eclipse have notified the FAA that they are anticipating a significant increase in air traffic before and during the eclipse. Many of these airports are non-towered and have limited capacity to accommodate an increase in traffic. Here are some tips to fly safe in the path of the eclipse.

Use US Chart Supplements (formerly AFD).
Check NOTAMs for your departing and arriving airports, including airports along the route of your flight. Remember, some airports may already be at capacity.
Call your destination airport, and respect the runway closures and safety information they provide.
Expect Unicom congestion, and check for additional instructions on ASOS/AWOS voice over.
See and Avoid is a high priority. Watch out for possible drone activity.
Utilize Air Traffic Services when available.
Use IFR operations when appropriate, file VFR flight plans …. let Air Traffic assist you!

Have some specific questions about an area or airport? The FAASTeam is here to help. Our local FAASTeam Program Managers (FPM) are available to help with local knowledge. Find your local FPM for any given area https://www.faasafety.gov/FAASTApp/directory/default.aspx

For a refresher on non-towered airport communications, click https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2017/Jun/Non-Tower_Airport_Comms.pdf

Members meeting on Wednesday

August 16th is the membership meeting, at 18:00 at the ‘The Old Spaghetti Factory‘, 731 Sunrise Blvd, Roseville.

Menu options:
3 course: Salad, bread, entree, spumoni ice cream.
Prices include tax and tip.

  • Spaghetti with meat sauce – $16.44
  • Lasagna – $18.97
  • Chicken Piccata, with Mizithra – $16.81
  • Spaghetti with tomato sauce, $ 13.60.

Please be prepared to pay with cash or check. [ no credit cards please. ] – all drinks are separate.

Bruce Estes will present about his recent trip to this year’s Oshkosh.

Saturday 12th program

On August 12th, we’ll have breakfast from 08:00, and then we’ll have a program presented by Scott Thompson between 09:00 and 11:00;

Basic Flight Planning with FltPlan.com and FltPlan GO
This will be a hands on opportunity to explore how your computer and your tablet can be used for basic flight planning, weather and NOTAM information, weight and balance, flight plan creation and filing, and integration in the cockpit with a tablet.

FAR 43 Preventative Maintenance by the Pilot and other information

FAR 43 Preventative Maintenance by the Pilot and other information
Topic: FAR Part 43 and you the Owner/Operator/PIC……. what can you do?
On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Location:
Quonset Hut EAA Chapter 157 Building
2955 South Street
Q-Hut
Redding, CA 96001

Select Number:
WP2577632

Description:
Mr. Paul Osterman will discuss what the FAR’s allow you to do with regards to maintenance/preventative maintenance. Mr. Osterman has built two RV aircraft and is an Advanced Ground Instructor, currently studying for his Certified Flight Instructor certificate. He has first-hand knowledge (on the topic) and has been in numerous recent discussion with a FAA Maintenance Inspector from the Sacramento FAA Flight Standards District Office.

Some other information will be provided by a couple of other guest speakers to supplement Mr. Ostermans’s presentation.

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

ASRS – Aviation Safety Reporting System/NASA

ASRS – Aviation Safety Reporting System/NASA
Topic: ASRS………. NASA…. Have you used it yet?
On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Location:
Quonset Hut EAA Chapter 157
2955 South Street
EAA building
Redding, CA 96001

Select Number:
WP2576886

Description:
Ms. Linda McConnel, the program manager will present all you wanted to know about the ASRS.

The ASRS collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.

ASRS data are used to:

Identify deficiencies and discrepancies in the National Aviation System (NAS) so that these can be remedied by appropriate authorities.
Support policy formulation and planning for, and improvements to, the NAS.
Strengthen the foundation of aviation human factors safety research. This is particularly important since it is generally conceded that over two-thirds of all aviation accidents and incidents have their roots in human performance errors.

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