Powered parachute flyin at Lincoln

The Lincoln Powered Parachute Field will be hosting a fly in with camping from October 3rd to October 6th, so be aware that they’ll be using their runway to the South West of the airport, particularly in the mornings and evenings.

The LPPF guidelines are here.

LRAA Aircraft Display Day, Saturday, September 21st

LRAA Aircraft Display Day (08:00 – Noon)
EAA Pancake Breakfast (08:00 – 10:00)

Come on out on Saturday 21st to the Gazebo area at the airport between 08:00 and 10:00 for a pancake breakfast (in support of the Richard and Susan Bristow Memorial Scholarship Program) and to help support the LRAA monthly display day. Invite your friends and family to come see the airplanes on display and have breakfast to boot.

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IMC Club Meeting Lincoln EAA 1541

Topic: IMC Topics Are Taken From Real Life Events and Discussed to Aid the Decision Making Process for Pilots.
On Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Lincoln Regional Airport, KLHM, Hangar S-12
gate #4
hangar S-12
Lincoln, CA 95648

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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. Videos depicting actual flights that encountered challenges are chosen from a library provided by EAA . Pilots of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Click the link below for more information and to register TODAY.

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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, October 1, 2019 at 19:00 Pacific Daylight 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. Subjects are normally provided by EAA. Pilots of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Click the link below for more information and to register TODAY.

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September 18 Member Meeting Presentation: Warthog: Alive and Kicking (for a while longer)

Title: Warthog: Alive and Kicking (for a while longer)
Overview: Built to kill Warsaw Pact tanks if the Cold War heated up in Europe, 715 were built from 1972 to 1984. Two hundred eighty-three still flying 35 years later, and projected to keep many still flying until 2030. Nothing ever intended to replace it, and nothing will. It has continued to find work in Desert Storm in 1991, Kosovo in 1994, Iraq, again, in 2003, Syria and Iraq against ISIS, and Afghanistan since 2001.

Austin Wiswell was, until he retired in December 2005, Chief of the Division of Aeronautics for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), a position he held since November 2000. As Division Chief, Mr. Wiswell was responsible for administering the state’s three General Aviation airport financial assistance grant programs and a loan program; permitting and safety compliance inspections of the 177 hospital heliports and 245 public-use airports in California; evaluating aviation-related environmental impact issues, such as noise and air pollution; mitigating land use incompatibility encroachment issues; and conducting statewide aviation system planning to ensure a viable, effective integrated regional, state, and national air transportation system.

While serving as California’s aviation chief, and General Aviation airport focal point, he served on two committees of the National Association of State Aviation Officials: General Aviation airport security (working with TSA and aviation industry stakeholders) and land use compatibility (working with HQ FAA to explore establishing a national policy that could be endorsed by the FAA).

Mr. Wiswell began his career with Caltrans in early 1999, serving as a field inspector for one year before being promoted to Chief, Office of Airports, with responsibility for safety regulation of public-use and special-use airports and heliports in California. For three years prior to joining the State’s Division of Aeronautics, he was General Manager of an airport management company leasing and operating a county-owned airport in Sedona, Arizona. Before that, Mr. Wiswell managed a county-owned airport, near Davis, California, for four years. Prior to that he worked for Allied-Signal Aerospace Company in the Los Angeles area for four years in sales and marketing, customer liaison, and contract administration. All of this civilian employment came after a nearly twenty-five year U.S. Air Force active duty career spent as an operational fighter pilot and headquarters staff officer. Mr. Wiswell retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in late 1987.

Since his retirement from CalTrans in December 2005, Mr. Wiswell has been consulting with City- and County- owned General Aviation airports on matters of management and operation of their airport, safety and security, development planning, and adjacent land use compatibility. He also works with Cities and Counties as regards the near-airport compatibility of development projects favored by local governments. Mr. Wiswell has a B.A. in teaching from San Jose State University and a M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

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Specific needs for Airport Fun Day on Saturday

Plans are coming together and the weather looks like it will be beautiful for this coming Saturday. We still have a few specific needs to finalize our planning:

  • Volunteers: we need a few more volunteers from the chapter to flesh out our list. Please, if you can devote time between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday, please show up and let Scott know when you get there that you want to help. We’ll plug you into one of the teams and probably even give you a vest to wear. You will look cool and important and help the event be a success.
  • Kid Friendly People: One of the specific volunteers we are looking for is for someone to man the yellow kiddie airplane we will have on hand. It is popular for younger kids to sit in the cockpit and ask a lot of questions… we need a couple of patient and friendly people to help the kids in and out and answer those questions. We only need one at the airplane at a time…so if we get two volunteers they can spell each other.
  • Golf Cart: If anyone has access to a golf cart on the airport for us to use, it would simplify our parking control. Please email back to let us know if you can help us out. We thought we had a line on a golf cart but it fell through and one would really make things easier.

For the general public, the event starts at 11 am. Volunteers are needed at 10 am to help set up, and we’ll be doing some setup on Friday evening from 6pm.

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Airport Fun Day, next Saturday September 14th

Another reminder about the chapter’s Airport Fun Day set for next Saturday, September 14th, between 11:00 and 14:00. This event is a chapter initiative to bring families out to see our airport and our chapter, so we are providing a display of static aircraft, a hot dog lunch, and a variety of activities that appeal to children and families.

So, come out to your local airport for a day of fun, games, lunch, and if you are between 8-17 yrs. old, find out how you can register for a free airplane ride on October 12th, 2019!

There will be different types of planes to see, with pilots to explain how aircraft fly and special features they have.

Learn all about aviation related career opportunities for your future.

See the very latest in radio controlled model aircraft.

A child-size airplane will be available for the young ones to play on.

The last Fun Day was a tremendous success, so let’s make this one even better.

We still need volunteers for help with parking, the displays, managing the ramp etc. Email us if you can help.

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Board meeting Saturday September 7th

The board meeting is on Saturday, September 7th, at the EAA hangar to begin at 10:30, or as soon as we complete the cleanup of the LRAA Pancake Breakfast support, whichever comes first.

10:15 am: Meeting Start

  • Financial Report/Membership Report/Minutes (Jim)
  • Upcoming Calendar Review for balance of 2019 (attached, Scott)
  • Old Business
    • Report on Hangar Work: update from Darren
      • Remaining work to be done to complete
        • Chair Caddy to be completed by Ruben
        • Electrical work update
        • Corner plans
        • New tenant
        • Recycling now by Amy Whelan
    • Planning for leadership for 2020-2021
      • Chapter officers
      • Board members
    • Airport Fun Day
      • Cooking Team: Tom Lieb
      • Parking Team: ?
      • Ramp Team: John House
      • Display Team: Jim Hughes
      • Hangar Team: Cheryl and Erika
      • DART table: Dan Masys
      • Hands on activity?
    • October Young Eagles Rally
    • 2020 Air Academy Sponsorships
      • Update (dates secured for attendance; selection process schedule)
    • Holiday Party
      • Appoint a team leader
      • Silent Auction plans
  • New Business
    • Ray Scholarship discussion
    • Career Fair at Phoenix High School, Thursday, October 10th, 10am-11:15am?

12:00 pm: Meeting over

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Pancakes and a movie, September 7th

Come out to the EAA hangar at the Lincoln Airport on Saturday morning (September 7th) for a pancake breakfast and an aviation movie and some good hangar flying.

All are welcome for our (suggested) $5.00 breakfast that will be served from 08:00 until 09:30. That’s right, last pancakes on the griddle at 09:30 so come early and often for a fun, relaxing morning.

If you haven’t yet volunteered for the Airport Fun Day on the 14th, this would be an excellent opportunity to do so!

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