Saturday Flyout

The RVators have a flyout on February 22nd:

“Tomorrow we have decided to head to Half Moon Bay. The weather has been awesome and I think it’s going to be a nice flight down there! We will be meeting on the ramp at the very south end of the airport (look for the RVs), in HMB at 11:30, or in the air on 122.75. We will decide where we are going to eat at that time. The alternate will be Petaluma, same time. Hope to see you there!”

Sunday Flyout

The RVators have a flyout on February 16th:

“Unfortunately the weather yesterday didn’t cooperate, but today is looking pretty good so I figure we can try it again. It’s been two weeks since I have been up and I need to fly!!! Meeting on the ramp at 11:30 or in the air on 122.75. Hope to see you there:-)”

Memberships are due

As it’s a new year, the 2014 memberships are due. We are now able to accept credit cards and debit cards, so you can rejoin here:


You can also make donations:

Membership meeting Wednesday 19th

Next Wednesday, February 19th, is our monthly meeting for EAA Chapter 1541. Again, it will be held at Cattlemens Restaurant, 2000 Taylor Road, Roseville. In the Banquet Hall, dinner will be at 18:00, for those who are interested, and the meeting is scheduled to begin at 19:00.

Tony Kasabasich will have a very interesting presentation, pertinent to all aircraft builders!

Please don’t forget that 2014 annual dues are due!

Saturday Flyout

The RVators have a flyout on February 15th:

“I am not sure about the weather tomorrow but its not looking very good. If it’s clear we are planning on heading down to Lodi. I am keeping fingers crossed!! Meeting on the ramp at 11:30 or in the air on 122.75. Hope to see you there!!”

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Prop Wash – A road trip in the air

A day trip from Fair Oaks to Solvang starts with the first leg from our home – to the home of the Cessna at Lincoln Airport – and was by far the most challenging. Dealing with drivers that have no idea there are other folks who think they own the same piece of road; and think that by honking the horn that gives them the right to defend it. “Merge” means cut in front as close as you can; and slow traffic now keeps to the left. The use of turn signals is no longer in fashion. The bike lane is now a passing lane for those who wish to turn right in two blocks. The crosswalks are now moved to the middle of the block and are unmarked.

I am so thankful for the rules and guidelines for air traffic. Most pilots follow the rules and use good judgement. There are no traffic lights or signs to guide you. It’s just BEST IF USED BY ALL that keeps us safe. Just following the rules and informing others of your intentions keeps the stress level at a minimum. Pilots are generally friendly and happy. They will politely give way to any traffic. A powered parachute or a Lear jet in the pattern show the same courtesy to each other. Neither your mother or any traffic cop is watching to see that you do the right thing. You were taught the right way to operate an aircraft and we all benefit from that education. It’s a respect for the other pilots no matter what they are in command of that makes the air much safer that the roadways.

Now that we finally got to the airport, we can leave the horn honking and fist shaking behind. Stay tuned for the rest of the story….