FAA Safety Team meeting in Redding, November 8th

“Anatomy of CFIT and Wire Strike Accidents – And How to Avoid Them.”
Topic: Anatomy of CFIT and Wire Strike Accidents – And How to Avoid Them.
On Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:00
Hillside Aviation – Main Hangar
2600 Gold Street
Redding, CA 96001

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Mr. Charles Finkel, a long time aviation attorney will present an analysis of Controlled Flight Into Terrain. Mr. Finkel has (and still is) been active in aviation litigation regarding CFIT.

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

FAA Safety Team meeting in Redding, October 11th

“The 100th Consecutive Monthly Safety Seminar”
Topic: Electronic charts…. How do you know where you really are?
On Saturday October 11, 2014 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Hillside Aviation
2600 Gold Street
Redding, CA 96001

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A celebration of the safety seminar series ………… featuring live music, free lunch (if you register at www.faasafety.gov), door prizes and just a great day in aviation.
A program discussing the electronic charting formats… the pros and cons of accuracy of same and how it all ties in to enabling you/us to be safe, competent and efficient as aviators.

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

Watsonville 50th Fly-IN October 11th and 12th

The Watsonville 50th Anniversary Fly-IN is on October 11th and 12th.

Pilots arrivals / departures

We don’t call it the Watsonville Fly-In for nothing. It’s a REAL “Fly-In”! Unlike other events with a “limited number” of slots for general aviation pilots we partner with Watsonville Municipal Airport to ensure Fly-In access, during non-waivered airspace, for the entire weekend.

There is no need “pre-register” in order to arrive at KWVI; just check NOTAMS and prior to arrival check this website for procedures and frequencies. Remember there is no landing fee, and if you are flying in there is no Admission fee! Gives new meaning to “Free”-dom of Flight”.

You will be greeted upon landing, parked in a secure area near or on the ramp, and directed to Pilot Registration/Guest Services. Want to compete in the Aircraft judging… there is a fee, check with Pilot registration.

Save the date for the holiday dinner party!

Wednesday – December 17th at Cattlemens Roseville, 2000 Taylor Road.

The evening starts with social time from 18:30, then dinner at 19:00.

The menu choices are:

  • Petite Filet Mignon (6oz)
  • Baby Back Ribs (Half Rack)
  • Pesto Chicken (Full breast)
  • Prime Rib (10oz)

$32 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Checks payable to EAA Chapter 1541 (please include dinner choice)

You can pre-register here:




Or grab Larry Bontrager (916) 209-8386 or Dave Harris (916) 962-7203

Cut off date – 12/10/2014

Lincoln Airport & Aviators Appreciation Day, October 18th

Open House – display your aircraft 08:00 to 12:00

Open House / Enhanced Aircraft Display Day / EAA Young Eagles Flights / Pancake Breakfast

For pilots, at 13:00 there’s a FAA Safety Team presentation (with Wings credit for attending).

Discounted fuel prices – reduced by 20c per gallon

We are looking for aircraft to display!

On Saturday October 18th, the Lincoln Regional Aircraft Association and EAA Chapter 1541, along with the City of Lincoln are hosting an Open House / Enhanced Display Day at the Lincoln Airport (KLHM). Our goal is to share the wonderful benefits Gernal Aviation offers to Lincoln and the surrounding communities.

We are looking for local aircraft to fly in to display as historic aircraft, and modern aircraft to share with the local community. A dedicated display area is available for aircraft that want to be displayed from 08:00 to 12:00. A parking for fly-in aircraft looking to enjoy some EAA home cooked pancakes and low cost fuel prices will also be available.

We will be providing around 50 Young Eagle flights on Saturday morning from 08:00 to 12:00, and pre-registration is required.

07:30 – 12:00 Pancake breakfast
08:00 – 12:00 Young Eagles
08:00 – 12:00 Display day, static area.
09:30 Powered parachute demo
10:00 Parachute demo
After LRAA lunch, FAASTeam seminar, topic TBD

Please contact Tim Devine, aircraft display coordinator, on (916) 425-3264 with any questions.

We are also looking for and inviting government agencies to display local aviation resources.

Memorial for Richard Balderson

Richard Balderson (hangar N7) passed away on August 7th.

There will be a memorial service for Richard at the Elks Lodge in Carmichael (5631 Cypress Avenue) on September 28th.

The family have requested no flowers etc, but would appreciate any notes or stories about Richard (preferably written). There will be a luncheon, and anyone is welcome to speak about Richard.

Meeting Tonight!

Just another reminder, the EAA Chapter 1541 general meeting tonight is in the South hangers (Gary Boothe)
Great burgers and hot dogs starting at 1800.
See you tonight ! Bring the family or a friend!

September meeting

Wednesday, September 17, is the date of our next EAA 1541 meeting. The BBQs will be fired up for hamburgers at 18:00, with the meeting following at, or about, 19:00.

This month, the meeting will be held in Gary’s hangar, B-6. That’s the far South hangars, on the far South side. The guest speaker scheduled is John Perry from The Pilot Shop at Auburn airport.