Third Class Medical Reform: Immediate Action Needed

The EAA are asking us to reach out to California’s Senators on the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR2) and strongly ask them to co-sponsor the bill. This potential legislation needs only an additional 3 co-sponsors to reach a 60 vote majority. If this can be achieved over the next two days, there is a high likelihood that it will be taken directly to the Senate floor for a vote this week. Time is of the essence as the Senate will recess for the summer at the end of the week.

Please call Senator Dianne Feinstein at (202) 224-3841 and Senator Barbara Boxer at (202) 224-3553 and tell them why they should co-sponsor the PBOR2 and what its importance is to aviation in this country. It is always best to attempt to talk directly to your Senator and not just a staff person in the office. This is an urgent matter! A set of talking points is available here. Passing this bill has never been this close before, and with our help it is possible it can clear a major hurdle in the Senate.

VIP NOTICE – San Francisco, CA, Thursday July 23rd

VIP NOTICE – San Francisco, CA
Notice Number: NOTC6108

Expect VIP movement July 23, 2015 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 at once the NOTAM has been issued.

*Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

Remember to fill out the MOGAS at KLHM survey

Would you use 91 octane E0 (ethanol free) MOGAS vs 100LL?

The MOGAS price will be $0.75 – $1.00 less than 100LL.

The distributor is Clear Gas in Merced.
Clear Gas is compliant with AC 23.1521-1B ‘stc’, ASTM D-439 / D-4814, FAR 139 sect 321

LRAA/Cal Pilots Association will be working legal side and presenting to the Lincoln City Counsel.

For more info, email Jim Hughes, or call him on 530-432-6608


Membership meeting July 15th

This month’s regularly scheduled meeting is still ON for next Wednesday, July 15. There will be a BBQ at 18:00, followed by a short meeting at 19:00, in which Richard will give the Tri-Motor Event financial report. Please keep the meeting in mind, but the location (other than it’ll be at the airport) is still to be decided.

Looking for Wings Over Watsonville Young Eagles Pilots

EAA 119 is looking for more Young Eagles pilots for Watsonville’s fly-in this year. No airshow, no airport closure, lets rally!

At the Wings Over Watsonville fly-in on September 5th there will be a Young Eagles rally and it is expected to be a large one. There is no airshow so the fly-in will not have waivered/closed airspace – the Young Eagles rally can take place concurrently with the fly in. There will be a temporary tower in effect to control the flow of aircraft. Without airspace closure to race against, this should be easy to work with. Attendance to the fly-in is free for everyone and Young Eagle pilots will get discount on top of already discounted avgas for the fly-in. You haven’t bought gas this cheap in many many years!

Tom Hail (EAA119 Young Eagles coordinator) needs to have an idea who will fly at this rally and how many seats will be available. They have created a simple Google form to fill out and it will give the information needed – they will put you on an email list where they can send future Watsonville Young Eagles information. If you don’t want to remain on the list after Sept 5th, removal will be easy.

Please consider flying kids at this fly-in and in future Watsonville rallies. It is hugely fun and rewarding to see these kids experience flight from or near the pilot’s seat.

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Questions? Tom Hail, (831) 531 8440