Rusty Pilots Seminar / Flight Review Ground Portion

Topic: Rusty Pilots Seminar / Comprehensice Flight Review Ground Portion (09am – 12pm)
On Saturday April 14, 2018 at 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Benton Air Center
2600 Gold St
FBO Hangar
Redding, CA 96001

AOPA has put together a fun, interactive program that gives you all the information you need to get current again. Our dynamic presenters will bring you up to speed on hot-button issues like medical reforms, weather briefings, preflight planning, FARs, and airspace. You’ll leave the seminar with a logbook endorsement attesting that you’ve completed three hours of ground training toward your Flight Review. And we’ll help you connect with flight instructors in your area so you can take the next step and quickly get back to active flying status.

Topics Covered:

  • Airspace Review (Class A, B, C, D, E, TFR, Restricted, Alert, Prohibited, MOA, Special Use)
  • Airport / Runway / Taxiway Signage Review
  • Weather: METAR / TAF Density Altitude Review
  • Communications Review (Controlled / Uncontrolled Airspace Comms)

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

Flying Companion Seminar

Flying Companion Seminar
Topic: Information for non-pilot right-seaters
On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 08:30 Pacific Daylight Time
Sacramento Executive Airport
6151 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822

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For any right-seater who wants to know more about the airplane, flight planning, radios, weather, airport traffic patterns, and more in an informal atmosphere where questions are welcomed.

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

April Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday

The April Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday 4th. 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

  • Financial Report/Membership Report/Minutes (Jim)
  • Upcoming Calendar Review (attached, Scott)
  • Old Business
    • Young Eagles Rally for May 12: planning update (Scott)
    • Young Eagles Rally for April 8: update (Scott)
    • Youth Ground School Scholarship Update (Cherish)
    • Permanent Scholarship Committee: seeking members
    • Chapter Open Hangar: planning update (Scott)
    • Food Committee discussion
    • LRAA display day pancake breakfast starting in May
    • We need volunteer support, planning
    • Hangar upgrade update (Rubin)
    • April member meeting: at hangar (cancel Old Spaghetti)?? (Scott)
    • New member welcome packages (John)
    • Airport Entrance signage
  • New Business
    • Programs needed for April and May member meetings: ideas??
    • Other new business

20:30: Meeting over

Saturday, March 31: Hangar Work Party

We are planning a Saturday, March 31 Hangar Work Party. Parties are always fun and this one will should be also. We will begin at 09:00 for a morning of cleaning, clearing, and improvements to the chapter hangar. On the agenda: some water sealing activities, some floor preparation for sealing, some cleaning work, and maybe even some surprises. Because all parties need food, expect some pizza at pizza time. Spend an hour or spend the day, we want to make our space a bit better. Come love your EAA hangar.

VMC-IMC Seminar

VMC-IMC Seminar
Topic: VMC-IMC club
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time
EAA Chapter 512 Quonset-Hangar
3483 Airport Rd
Placerville, CA 95667

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This an audience participation event. After a brief Audio / Vider presentation and we ask “What would you do”? Every one is asked to join in the discussion.

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

Volunteer Opportunities

In the course of running events for the chapter, we can always use volunteer help.

Right now we are in special need of a few individuals who want to help us cook our pancake breakfasts and BBQ lunches. It doesn’t take too much time on a Saturday morning or Wednesday evening to help, and the more people we have available to cook the easier it is on everyone.

We also hope to offer a pancake breakfast in conjunction with the LRAA display day starting in May, so we’ll need some more hands, and there’s ample time to practice!

For anyone who’s interested, we are cooking a BBQ lunch tomorrow, Saturday, after 11:00. If you want to see what is involved, come to the EAA hangar at about 10:00 or so as we start the food prep and fire up the BBQ.

Pilot Registration for the Young Eagle Rally for May 12

We are setting up a Young Eagles registration online process using EAA endorsed software named Flight Squid. This allows both pilots and Young Eagles to sign up online and completes much of the required Young Eagle paperwork in a seamless process.

This is our first attempt at this but I am requesting that each pilot who plans on participating as a Young Eagles pilot on May 12 to register for the event ASAP using this link.

Use the event code “1541” to register.

You will create an account with Flight Squid with your own password, which you will want to remember.

You’ll need to have your EAA member number to complete the sign up process, and it will also ask you to enter aircraft information. You will only need to do this once – when we have future Young Eagle events and you participate, then that information will be automatically be entered when you register for those events.

If your plans change, it’s a simple process for you to log in again and delete your registration for any event.

Please provide any feedback as we are interested in your experiences with the process.

We will create a Young Eagles participant signup after we see how this process works for pilots.

If you have not yet completed the process to be a Young Eagles pilot or you are out of date (more than three years since completion), then please go to the EAA website and complete that process before trying to signup on Flight Squid.

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.