ASI Investigates Weather Accidents

Topic: ASI Investigates: Weather Accidents
On Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Doubletree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

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Weather is often blamed as the cause of accidents when, in reality, it’s poor decision making that’s the culprit. Arm yourself to make the right weather choices at crucial moments before and during flight.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

Why getting the big weather picture is important
How to improve your go/no-go decision-making process
Tips to “weatherize” your mindset and avoid traps like flying VFR into IMC
Why technology can be a great tool and your worst enemy in weather flying

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August membership meeting – August 15th

On Wednesday evening, August 15, we will have our monthly member meeting with a BBQ Dinner starting at 18:00 also at our chapter hangar. We’ll try a couple of new things out this month including having a few door prizes. Wear your name tag or get one at the door along with a door prize ticket. After a short business meeting, we’ll have a program as a “Recap to Oshkosh.” We’ve invited those who participated at Oshkosh to come up and share your experiences at the week-long convention, or your experiences coming and going. We had almost a dozen chapter members who made the trek; it should be an interesting and informal evening. Forecast high temperature for Wednesday is, as of today, a “cool” 91 degrees so bring a jacket.

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Lunch and a program – August 11th

We have a BBQ lunch with a program set for this coming Saturday, August 11. Lunch starts at 11:00 and the program is set to begin at 12:00 at our chapter hangar (S12). The program this month will be an FAA Safety Briefing led by Jim Hughes. We will cover “Get It Right in Maneuvering Flight” with a video presentation and some discussion, and perhaps get into some other flight safety items.

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Pilot Controller Communications NorCal Airspace One on One with Norcal Controllers

Topic: The focus of the lecture will be about radio communications, airspace and procedures in the Sacramento area.
On Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time
JetEXE Aviation – Sacramento Executive Airport- Conference Room
JeteEXE Aviation , Sacramento Executive Airport
6151 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822

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NorCal Controllers Pat Burke and Aleks Koleukhov will be discussing with local pilots about the radio communication and procedures for flying in the area. Detailed discussion on the local flight paths, hot spots etc. It will be a great refresher on how communication should go between ATC and pilots especially in high density traffic areas. Special focus will be on VFR flight following requests, frequency changes and expectations on the part of controllers and pilots. There will be face-to-face discussion with controllers to understand the process better and operate safer.

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The August board meeting is on Wednesday 1st

The August Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday 1st. It will be at the House of Pizza, 2270 Nicolaus Rd., Lincoln… dinner at 18:00, meeting at 18:30. All members are invited.

6:00 pm: Eat if desired
6:30 pm: Meeting Start

  1. Financial Report/Membership Report/Minutes (Jim)
  2. Upcoming Calendar Review (Scott)
  3. Old Business
    • Member Meeting for August Discussion
    • Update on Safety Officer
    • Update on Hangar Work
    • Update on Scholarship Program/Leadership and Development Program
    • Update on Chapter Logo
    • Update on membership roll and status of overdue dues
  4. New Business
    • Strategic Planning initiative
    • Discussion of Holiday Party for December
    • Program Point Person for September, October, and November
    • Young Eagles Rally set for October 6
    • Other new business

8:30 pm: Meeting over

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NCT TRACON Presents the New SFO Class Bravo Airspace

Topic: The new SFO B is almost here. MCC the FAASTeam and Air Traffic will host a presentation about the new SFO Class Bravo Airspace
On Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 18:30 Pacific Daylight Time
McClellan Air Park
5411 Luce Ave, McClellan CA
McClellan, CA 95652

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Airspace meetings and comments concerning the proposal to amend the Class B airspace area at San Francisco, CA were received by March 16, 2017.

The new SFO Class Bravo Airspace is set to go into print on August 16th so don’t miss this important topic which will affect your Bay Area Flights. Michael Seko, Support Specialist, NCT TRACON will present the plan and a Q&A session will follow.

Note the Seminar Time is 6:30PM to 8:30 PM

Michael Seko, Support Specialist, NCT TRACON was hired in 1988 into Oakland Center and worked the northern area, including Napa, Santa Rosa, Redding and Chico until 1996.

He transferred to Bay Approach in 1996 and worked there until it merged with Norcal Approach in 2001. For a change of pace, Michael took 8 ½ years off in the private sector and returned to NorCal Approach in 2010, working the Southwest airspace, including South Bay from San Carlos South, down to Big Sur, and East past the Salinas valley up to San Jose.

In May 2017, Mr. Seko took the position he currently holds in the Airspace and Procedures office as a Specialist, where he is primarily responsible for Obstruction Evaluation, Minimum Vectoring Altitudes, Airspace Modifications, UAS operations and NCT’s internal display systems.

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