Saturday flyout

The RVators have a flyout on October 5th:

“Saturdays fly Out will be in Auburn (AUN) we will be eating at wings, we plan on meeting on the Ramp at 11:30 or in the air on 122.75.”

Saturday flyout

The RVators have a flyout on September 28th:

“This Saturday the plan is Bridgeport, CA, the identifier is O57, from there we will walk about a half mile to the Pizza parlor, it’s not a bad hike, I was up there about two months ago and the food was pretty good!! There is some pretty high terrain between the Sac Valley and there, I usually fly to Truckee first and then Minden and then direct Bridgeport, that seems like the best route. We will meet on the ramp at 11:30 or in the air on 122.75, if for some reason the weather is not good the back up will be Lodi. Hope to see you there!!!”

Prop Wash – Volume 5 September 2013

A long awaited trip to visit the sister in Yerington who cashed in on the real estate boom in Sacramento. She purchased a a fixer upper on main street and put as much in it as she paid for it. We have only seen the house in the fix up condition. Now that the extreme make over is complete, we can’t wait to see the results.

The weather conditions were near perfect for the short flight over the top of the Sierras. Just a slight head wind as we rumbled down the runway past the abandoned crop duster. We passed over Thunder Valley Casino as they were testing the lights for tonight’s out door concert. It looked like Disney Land on the fourth of July. South bound 65 was a parking lot from the 80 all the way to Blue Oaks.

As we gained altitude passing over Auburn, there was the odor of camp fire that replaced that hydrocarbon smell of Sacramento. Donner Lake looked like an artist rendition of a mirror lake. The sun was just about to break over the crest of the mountains, it cast an orange glow and looked like a Jack O’ Lantern. The deep orange color lightened quickly as we rose up to meet the blinding rays. The only visual contact with the earth was out the side windows. The shadows of the tall pines stretched across meadows like the fingers of a rubber glove.

Lake Tahoe looked like a skating rink just as smooth and flat not a ripple to be seen.

As the sun rose just enough for the pilot to see dead ahead through the propeller we realized the extent of the camp fire. There was a thick blanket of smoke covering the entire East slope of the Sierras. We were at maximum altitude for the Cessna and the smoke looked like it rose all the way to heaven and beyond. The flight commander requested a descending turn. As the morning sun came around to our back side, it pushed us to speeds we rarely see indicated in the 172.

In what seemed like a moment we were on final approach at Auburn. As we taxied to the tie downs in front of Wings restaurant we were greeted by the Ercoupe group we so often had breakfast with at several watering holes in the valley.

We will try another day for Yerington – this was not the first time we started out for Yerington and ended up at Auburn. The food was great and it was good to see friends we have not seen for some time. We made it back to Lincoln just in time to go to Pizza Round up with the braggers and liars for some tall tales over lunch.

It was another fun flight filled with good intentions and good judgement, can’t wait for another adventure.

Keep the props turning and hold that attitude.

Words by Dave Harris

Saturday flyout

The RVators have a flyout on September 21st:

“The next meeting will be hosted by Dave Holman on Saturday September 21 starting at 11:00 a.m. in Mike Palmers Hangar at McClellan Airport (MCC) Food and drink will be provided.

Flying in: (Check notams to see if a temporary tower is in effect). If landing on 16, land long. It is 11,000 feet and the exit is taxiway K, (Kilo), turn right off the runway to his hangar, it’s about 600 yards on the right, (it’s one of the old shade hangars).

If runway 34 is used, Kilo taxiway is a short landing and you will be turning left off the runway at Kilo.

Driving Directions: This airport has security, so from I-80 exit on Winters Street, go North, turn right on Dudley, then turn left on Forcum. Continue on Forcum about 1/4 mile until it ends at the gate.
Using the call box, press the letter Z until you see the name Holman, press call and wait. The call box will ring his cell phone and he will open the gate. Dave’s cell phone is 916-223-2040 if there is any trouble.”

Membership meeting this Wednesday

We will be holding our September chapter meeting this Wednesday September the 18th. The last BBQ dinner this year starts at 6pm with the meeting starting at 7pm. It’s $5.00 for dinner, and it’ll be in hanger T9.

This is an important meeting as we will be starting to collect for the holiday dinner at Cattleman’s and discussing the upcoming elections.

The presentation will be by John Perry from the Gyro House in Auburn to discuss the avionics wiring.

Sunday flyout

The RVators have a flyout on September 9th:

“Next weekend I have to work on Saturday so we talked about it in Quincy and decided to make next weekends fly out on Sunday, we decided to hit Petaluma again, the restaurant there doesn’t like big crowds and actually got mad one time when we flew in, so lets see how many we can get for Sunday!!! Hope to see you there!!!”