Proposed ADs for Piper/Textron Aviation

The FAA last week issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that addresses reports of main wing spar corrosion found in certain Piper PA-28 and PA-32 Cherokee series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing an inspection access panel in the lower wing skin near the left and the right main wing spars if not already there, inspecting the left and the right main wing spars for corrosion, and taking all necessary corrective actions. The FAA estimates the AD would affect 11,476 airplanes of U.S. Registry. For more details and for instructions on how to submit comments before the December 22 deadline, go to

The FAA also revised an NPRM originally designed for Textron Aviation A36TC and B36TC Bonanza models to include all Textron Aviation Models S35, V35, V35A, and V35B airplanes that have the optional turbocharger engine installed. The proposed AD aims to prevent

failure of the exhaust tailpipe v-band coupling (clamp) that may lead to detachment of the exhaust tailpipe from the turbocharger and allow high-temperature exhaust gases to enter the engine compartment. The comment period for the NPRM has been reopened until December 26, 2017. For more, go to

New Board of Directors

The new Board of Directors was voted for at the November 15th member meeting.

The new Board is to be installed at the December 13th Member meeting.

There’ll be a Board of Directors meeting on December 6th.

– President – Scott Thompson
– Vice President – Tom Leib
– Secretary / Treasurer – Jim Hughes

Board members:
Bruce Robinson
Bill Wootton
Scott Thompson
Bob Miller
Randy Sharp
John House
Rubin Wallin
Erika Wallin
Cherish Bruce

Membership meeting is at Cattlemens on Wednesday 15th

On Wednesday 15th, we’re at Cattlemens Restaurant, 2000 Taylor Road, Roseville again.

Randy Sharp will be talking about flying the Reach helicopter during the recent fire TFRs.

We also need to vote for the officers and Board of Directors for the next 2 years, as terms are up and several are stepping down to allow new people with new views.

At the moment the ballot stands at:


  • President – Scott Thompson
  • Vice President – Tom Leib
  • Sec/ Treas – Jim Hughes

Board members

  • Bruce Robinson
  • Bill Wootton
  • Bob Miller
  • Randy Sharp
  • John House
  • Ron Wright
  • Rubin Wallin
  • Erika Wallin
  • Cherish Bruce

Remember that the Xmas party is on December 13th, and (current) board members will have tickets for sale at $25 each.

2018 membership dues are… due. Give Jim cash or a cheque, mail it to the PO Box (PO Box 1126, Lincoln, CA 95648) or use Paypal.

Missing Nunno Tenant Information

The city are trying to find contact information that they don’t currently have for the hangars in the Nunno Lease Transition Area. Their goal is to get everyone under a new agreement by December 1, 2017.

In the event that they cannot find people, after exhausting all avenues to make contact, they’ll start allowing other folks an opportunity to rent the hangars.

Below is the list of hangars that we do not have contact information for:

N1, N1A, N2, N3, N4, N5A, N6, N8
P1, P3, P4, P10, P11, P12
Q1, Q4, Q9, Q10
R8, R13
S1, S2, S3, S7, S8, S9
T3, T4, T8, T9

They are asking all current tenants that are occupying the hangars list above to contact the City by email.

Please state in the email:

  • Your name
  • Hangar Row and Number
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

They sincerely appreciate everyone’s assistance with the matter. If they have inadvertently overlooked your previous submittal of your contact information, they apologize. The City experienced email difficulties last week and as such, they may have missed your correspondence.

If you have any questions please contact the Public Services Administrative Division at 916-434-2450.

Lincoln Airport LPPF Fly-in, November 10-12

A varied and colorful assortment of powered parachutes will fill the air at the Lincoln Powered Parachute Field (LPPF) November 10, 11 and 12.

These amazing fly-ins have continually grown in size and number of flight operations. Come and watch their colorful soft wings fill the LPPF operations area, where all types of PPC aircraft from foot launched to tandem rigs will fill the skies.