FAA Safety Team meeting in Redding, July 12th

“Automation in the Cockpit”
Topic: Automation in the Cockpit
On Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Hangar, Hillside Aviation
2600 Gold Street

Redding, CA 96001

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Mr. Dale Miller, a pilot for the Chevron corporation will discuss the aspects (good and not so good) regarding automation in the cockpit. Mr. Miller flies international on Gulfstream business jets and his depth of knowledge with his years of experience will keep the audience’s attention.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

June Membership Meeting

Remember you’re invited to the Chapter meeting and pancake breakfast from 07:30 on Saturday, June 21st.

We’ll be at Bruce’s green hangar, #25, and feel free to bring your aircraft to the display – Frank’ll be there with the Cozy Jet!

Reminder for the chapter flyin at Lincoln, June 21st

Several of us just concluded a fun weekend of flying and socializing at the Golden West flyin at Marysville Airport. Our chapter is getting some great recognition, and we want to continue to let the other chapters know how great we our and how great Lincoln Airport is. We are asking for support for the upcoming (June 21st) pancake breakfast. A flyer is going out to the surrounding chapters inviting their members to attend our pancake breakfast and see what we are all about. Bruce has already spoken to most of us, and wants to remind us that this is a chance to display our airplanes at the breakfast. The display area will be on the ramp next to the green hangars. The breakfast will be a short walk to hangar 27.

A couple of members of other chapters are thinking of doing some combined chapter fly ins/events, such as a poker run. This could be a lot of fun, but we need to keep the ball rolling with the support of the other chapters. Our pancake breakfast, displaying lots of our airplanes, will help show the other chapters that Chapter 1541 is for real.

Multiple TFRs Over California June 13-16

The FAA is stepping up its outreach effort to help general aviation pilots become aware of upcoming airspace restrictions. Pilot Deviations caused by inadvertently straying into TFRs are far too common and become extremely expensive to the taxpayers when military intercept aircraft are launched to identify and escort the intruding aircraft away.

FAA radar may not locate your aircraft precisely in the same spot your onboard navigation system does, it’s wise to give all TFR boundaries a wide berth. Additionally, if possible, always monitor 121.50 mHz in addition to normal Air Traffic Control frequencies. If an aircraft begins to stray toward a TFR, ATC will normally broadcast a warning on the emergency frequency prior to calling for aircraft intercept.

The President has planned a 4-day trip to California and it will involve establishing numerous Temporary Flight Restrictions Areas (TFRs) some of which will be complex, lengthy, and be moving throughout the 4-day trip. You’ll be able to fly through some of these, others you won’t. Some affected airports may have “gateways” established allowing you to clear security prior to heading toward your impacted destination.

Because the Secret Service will not provide advance information on the specific times and locations, expect the TFRs to be primarily over the major cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Palm Springs, but pay attention because other locations may be added on short notice.

Please refer to the following TFR Alert for information on how to operate your aircraft around these TFRs:
TFR Alert Bulletin