May Tri-motor / board meeting on Wednesday

trimotorThe Tri-Motor event is ever closer! This month’s BOD meeting will be mostly a Tri-Motor meeting, and will be at Tony’s Hangar. Meeting and pizza at 18:00 on May 6.

This may be our last chance to address all the loose ends. All are welcomed…and encouraged to attend.

What I learned from 30 yrs as an Aerial Survey Pilot

“What I learned from 30 yrs as an Aerial Survey Pilot”
Topic: What I learned
On Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00
Hillside Aviation
2600 Gold Street
Main Hangar
Redding, CA 96001

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Mr. John Hedges, a 40 year aviator will discuss various aspects of he found to be import as a pilot flying GA aircraft in the western USA (including Alaska) for over 30 years as an Aerial Survey pilot and as an owner operator. Hint: his discussions will help you with regards to precise navigation (by looking out the windows) and in your cross country planning process.

Mr. Hedges has a wealth of knowledge and you will be pleased to attend this seminar.

This will be the 107th monthly consecutive safety seminar at Benton airport since the inception of the new FAA FASTeam concept.

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

Volunteers needed

We need volunteers for the following events. Check that your sign-up details are correct, and that you’re signed up for everything you thought you were. Blank spaces are where we still have opportunities!

5/2 09:00 – 14:00
Car show with Dusty – Century 21 parking lot
801 Sterling Parkway, Lincoln

  1. Tony Kasabasich
  2. John Perry
  3. Tom Lieb
  4. Dug Smith

5/5 17:00 – 20:00
Lincoln Food Truck Night
Beerman downtown plaza, Lincoln

  1. Steve Campbell
  2. Bob Butera

5/9 08:30 – 14:00
Parents Resource Guide
Lincoln Community Centre, 2010 F Street, Lincoln

  1. Bob and Patti Miller

5/15 17:00 – 20:00
Roseville Food Truck Night
Vernon Street, Roseville

  1. Tom S
  2. Rich Ryan

5/20 17:00 – 20:00
Folsom Foodtruck Night
Folsom Zoo

  1. Evan Strasser
  2. Mike Haag

5/23 09:00 – 14:00
Home Depot
1000 Groveland Lane, Lincoln

  1. John Perry

You can still volunteer for this opportunity!

5/28 17:00 – 20:00
Rocklin Food Night
Rocklin Johnson Springview Park

  1. Evan Strasser

You can still volunteer for this opportunity!

5/31 09:00 – finished
Tri-motor hangar cleanup

  1. Tom Lieb
  2. Steve Campbell
  3. Gary Boothe
  4. Dug Smith

You can still volunteer for this opportunity!

Downtown Lincoln with Dusty

  1. Tom Lieb
  2. Bob Butera

You can still volunteer for this opportunity!

6/5 15:00 – 20:00
Rods and Relics Car Show
Thunder Vallay Casino

  1. Larry Bontrager
  2. Scott Thompson
  3. Evan Strasser

You can still volunteer for this opportunity!

March membership meeting on Wednesday 15th

Wednesday isn’t just tax day, it’s also our monthly Chapter Meeting. We are back ON with Summer time BBQ’s. Dinner should be close to 18:00, with the meeting following at 19:00. Hope to see you all there, at Tony’s (North side, closest to the taxiway) hangar.

RIP Hugh Crawford

With extreme sadness that Ivan Karnezis informs us that last Friday afternoon, while working at the Sacramento Railroad Museum, Hugh Crawford had a massive heart attack and died. Hugh was a great friend, an interesting and fun conversationalist, a dependable Young Eagles worker, master BBQ chef, contributing Board Member, hard working Membership Chairman, and the one who always contacted the Chapter 526 membership. We will all miss him.

Hugh’s wife, Alice has invited all of you and past members and friends to Hugh’s Memorial at the Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento: 17:00, May 2.

A dinner will be served. Please RSVP to Alice.

Bud Anderson to be honored at Auburn

Bud Anderson (the author of “To Fly and Fight.”), a WWII triple ace (50th highest U.S. ace with 16-1/4 kills), will be honored by the dedication of a statue at Auburn airport on Saturday, May 16 at 15:00.


Young Eagles event on Saturday

As most of you will recall from the last chapter meeting, this Saturday is the Young Eagles event at LHM. Beside the pilots, volunteers are needed for escorts, gate duty, etc…

Anyone who wishes to participate should report to the gazebo near the fuel pumps at 08:00. The event is scheduled to run from 9 am – 1 pm.