Aviation Weather

“Aviation Weather”
Topic: Aviation Weather
On Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00
Hillside Aviation
2600 Gold Street
Main Hangar
Redding, CA 96001

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Mr. Terry Lankford, a 30 year federal employee as a FSS specialist, an author of seven books on aviation weather (search on Amazon)… and a Certified Flight Instructor will share his immense wealth of knowledge regarding a pilots perspective (on weather).

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

New Year’s flyout to Willows

As in the past, there are going to be a bunch of flyers at Nancy’s in Willows (WLW) for lunch on New Year’s day. This year they’ll do it again, and maybe even bigger and better. Last year there were 28 aircraft there for lunch and 51 people. Let’s see if we can beat that this year.

The plan is meeting about 11:30 on New Year’s. Recognizing that weather may or not be a factor, they have told Nancy’s that they’ll be there from about 11:30 to 13:00. Nancy’s will reserve about 30 places. It’s unlikely that everybody’ll arrive exactly at the same time so Nancy’s should be able to accommodate everyone. Welcome to the “New Year’s Flyers”. Catchy huh? And the weather at this point is projected to be good.

If you are not sure that someone has received word of the gathering, please let them know that all are welcome. After all this is New Year’s and we want to start the year with as many friends as we can. So let’s see how many of us we can get there.

New NOTAM Search Features Now Available

To help pilots streamline their search for Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) during flight planning, the FAA rolled out some new search features now available at http://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/. Among the new features is a “search by flight path” capability that allows pilots to see NOTAMS that apply only to the route they custom select using airports, navigational aids, named fixes, and/or route/airway designators to define a flight path. That flight path width can also be adjusted from one to 125 nautical miles on each side and NOTAMs for up to five alternate airports can also be included. The “search by free text” feature allows you to search for NOTAMs based on a keyword, airport designator, NOTAM number or scenario. Search results can also be custom sorted by location, number, class, start and end dates, and condition. Users can also export search results to a Microsoft Excel or Adobe PDF document. Additional enhancements to search capability are expected in the near future.

For more on how to use the search function, click the “help” button at the top right of the NOTAM Search home page to access a user’s guide. Feedback is also encouraged to help make improvements. Next to the help link is a feedback button where you can submit comments.