AD Affects 847 Alexandria Aviation LLC (Bellanca) Airplanes

On October 7, 2014, the FAA issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) that affects certain models of Alexandria Aircraft LLC (type certificate previously held by Bellanca Aircraft Corp., Viking Aviation Inc., and Bellanca Inc.) airplanes. The AD supersedes a previous AD from 1975 (AD 75-20-06) that requires the aft fuselage structure near the top of the vertical side tubing to be inspected for cracks. AD 75-20-06 also calls for the installation of the manufacturer’s service repair kit as a terminating action for the repetitive inspections to repair any cracks found, but has since been found ineffective.

The new AD, effective November 12, 2014, removes the terminating action in the previous AD and requires continued repetitive inspections of the affected area for cracks and making all necessary replacements of cracked parts. This AD also changes the applicability to include all serial numbers. Access the AD here.

Membership meeting October 15th

Next Wednesday, October 15, is the date for our October meeting. The meeting will take place in Tony’s hangar, E-5 (faces the runway)…

There will be no dinner BBQ because Cal Star is going to fly in their helicopter, along with some nurses, at 18:00. Their presentation will only be about 20 minutes, as they need to depart for other business. Taxiway G (next to Tony’s hangar) will be closed and used as a landing zone.

After Cal Star leaves, we will break for pie & coffee, then on to BIG business. Most of the meeting will be about our upcoming LRAA/EAA Lincoln Regional Airport Open House Day on the following Saturday, October 18.

Saturday, October 18, 8am to noon, will be the Open House. Much has been done to promote this locally, and estimates of over 3,000 visitors have been mentioned. We will be conducting Young Eagle flights in the morning. EAA Chapter 1541 is now 93 strong, with more joining up! It would be great to see as many airplanes as possible on the ramp, along with a bunch of volunteers. All will be discussed on Wednesday.

Dues are due in November, but can be accepted anytime now.

Our Christmas Party is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17. This will also be on the agenda for next week’s meeting, but now would be a good time to purchase tickets – $32 Per Person.

NOTAM – VIP notice for San Francisco

VIP Notice – San Francisco, CA.
Notice Number: NOTC5620

Notice: Expect VIP movement October 10-11, 2014 in the vicinity of San Francisco, CA. Pilots can expect airspace restrictions in conjunction with this VIP movement. The FAA recommends that all aircraft operators check NOTAMs OFTEN for mandatory airspace restrictions prior to operations within this region.

Specific instructions and restrictions are available here once the NOTAM has been issued.

Owner Performed Maintenance Seminar – Following the Lincoln Airport Open House

“Owner Performed Maintenance Seminar – Following the Lincoln Airport Open House”
Topic: Owner Performed Maintenance – Best Practices For Owners Who Perform Aircraft Maintenance What Can You Do, and How to Log It
On Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 13:00
Lincoln Regional Airport/Karl Harder Field
1850 Flightline Drive
Lincoln, CA 95648

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Dave Page, A&P/IA, Lincoln Skyways Shop Manager, and long time private pilot will be our speaker for this seminar.

This is just a sample of what informative seminar will cover:
– What you can do as a certified and experimental aircraft owner
– What you can’t do as an aircraft owner
– How to log your owner performed maintenance

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

Today’s poker run

We had 24 entries, and many more lunches sold. There were a lot of entries to the raffle, and the early estimate is around $1,000 raised for the chapter!

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