Xmas Party details

We’re having our Xmas party at Beermann’s in Lincoln, on December 12th. It’s going to be $40 a person, with entertainment provided by our own Danny Hull and his band.

Coffee, soda, iced and hot tea included, cash bar for alcoholic beverages.

1st course
Winter Salad – mixed greens, maple pecans, cranberries, goat cheese w/ apple cider vinaigrette
– Or –
Sweet Potato and Bacon Soup

2nd course
Pan Seared Chicken Breast – wild mushroom risotto, baby carrots w/ roasted chicken jus
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Grilled Flat Iron Steak – four cheese potato gratin, grilled asparagus, crispy onions w/ red wine jus
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House-made Gnocchi – butternut squash, asparagus, shaved parmesan w/ sage brown butter

3rd course
Apple Cobbler
– Or –
Chocolate Crème Brulee

For tickets see Jack Parks, Jim Hughes or Ken Schwartz.

Search and Rescue, CAP procedure in the continental USA

Topic: Search and Rescue procedures in the Continental USA
On Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:00
EAA Qhut, west side of Benton airport
2025 South Street
Redding, CA 96001

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Member of the local CAP chapter (an auxiliary of the US Air Force) will explain the how, what, why, where and response times of a rescue mission.

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

Aviation Safety Roundup: a look at safety issues facing GA pilots today.

Topic: How to fly safely in today’s environment. A discussion of the issues.
On Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 10:00
Corning Municipal Airport
930 N. Marguerite Ave.
Corning, CA 96021

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Statistics show that the General Aviation safety record is not very good. So, how do we become safe piots? Local Flight Instructor and FAASTeam Representative Irwin Fust will discuss the many safety issues facing pilots today. Such topics as Loss of Control (will AoA instruments help?), Risk management as a pilot, medical issues facing older pilots and a short update on ADS-B will be discussed.

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

BEALE AFB Aero Club , Monthly Safety Meeting – October 31, 2015

Topic: Operations update , Safety topic, FAASTeam WINGS, NTSB reports.
On Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 09:00
Caltrans Dist #3 office, Marysville
703 B St. Marysville, CA
Caltrans Dist #3 office
Marysville, CA 95901

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This is the monthly Beale Aero Club Safety Meeting.

Attendance is open to interested persons

Not a Pilot ? Learn to Fly with the Beale Aero Club.

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

Golden West EAA Competition Results

Marysville Airport hosted the Golden West Fly-In on the 17th, and among the activities was the 4th annual EAA Chapter vs. Chapter Competition. This year’s event was greeted by several passing showers that failed to “dampen” the enthusiasm of those in attendance. In all 5 Chapters participated while several others were unable to make the journey due to unsettled weather closer to home.

Chapter 1175 from Grass Valley/Nevada City took top honors this year ($350 check in hand upon departure), having previously won in 2013. Last year’s Champion 1541 from Lincoln took 2nd Place followed by 3rd Place 52 from Sacramento, who edged out 526 in Auburn by 1 point!

Though individual awards are not given for this Competition, it was interesting to note that the highest scoring entrant was Dennis Willerton from Chapter 52 in Sacramento. At 80 years of age, Dennis entered a beautiful, high scoring Van’s RV 12 and being the oldest participating pilot, received a 10 point bonus. Congratulations and great job Dennis!

In a similar vein I’d like to acknowledge Rick Stockton (also from Sacramento 52) for winning the Spot Landing Contest in his Europa.

Last but not least, special kudos to Isaac Sepian from 512 in Placerville who at 18 is the youngest pilot to have ever participated at the G.W. Competition. As if the 10 bonus points were not enough for being the youngest entrant, Issac and his 18 year old companion/bombardier took 1st and 3rd in the Flour Bombing Competition flying a Cessna 150!

Photos are here.

Membership Meeting on Wednesday

This Wednesday, October 21, will be the Membership Meeting.

At Tony’s Hangar; Dinner from 18:00, followed by meeting at 19:00. This month’s guest speaker will be Dr. Gary Gram, discussing 3rd Class Medicals.

Elections are coming up in November, as well as our Christmas Party in December.

It’s “A CAPITAL IDEA!” for General Aviation this Saturday, October 24th

The California Pilots Association welcomes General Aviation enthusiasts to the Sacramento Executive Airport [KSAC] for “A Capital Idea!” arguably the best “$100 Hamburger” event of the year. Activities will stream non-stop during the 10 am to 4 pm timetable and feature a breadth of topics presented by entertaining and informative personalities. World renowned aviation educator and humorist Rod Machado makes a long-awaited return to Northern California, and CalTrans Division of Aeronautics Chief Gary Cathey provides an interactive discussion on the state’s General Aviation airports and aviation programs.

Whether you’re a CalPilots member or not you’ll want to attend the CalPilots Annual Meeting that begins at 10:30 am. Here you’ll hear how CalPilots, recognized as one of the nation’s most engaged state aviation organizations, serves to preserve, protect, and promote California’s General Aviation Community and Airports. Dann Shively, helicopter pilot/TV reporter, keynotes the meeting with a visual account of an airport’s demise from his aerial perch. We’ll take the lessons learned from his observations to provide suggestions how you can prevent this from happening to your own airport.

Access to the venue at Sacramento Executive Jet Center is easy with plenty of free parking for both aircraft and autos. Lunch will be offered on site (prepared by the local favorite “Aviator’s Restaurant”) so you won’t have to miss a minute! Preregistration is encouraged.

Schedule (all times approximate)
09:00 – On site registration opens.
10:00 – Welcome!
10:30 – CalPilots Members Meeting
11:00 – Dann Shively, Aviation Historian
12:00 – Lunch – Aero Showcase
13:30 – Rod Machado, Educator and Humorist
14:30 – Gary Cathey, Division of Aeronautics Chief
14:30 – Silent Auction ends
15:30 – Raffle and Silent Auction winners announced
16:00 – Departure!

Young Eagles Report

Thanks to all the volunteers! A very successful day despite weather that almost kept us on the ground. We had 11 pilots, and the same number of ground volunteers. There were 63 kids registered, and 45 of them showed up and flew. Over 100 people who have never been to Lincoln were exposed to the airport.

We had to turn away 20 sign ups in the last couple of days. So, we can get 40-75 kids signed up each event with 30-50 shows. From now on, the pancake breakfast will be on the 3rd Saturday of each month, and the next Young Eagles event will most likely be in February, due to the winter weather.

Golden West tomorrow

Honeycutt Aviation will be lowering prices for this Saturday’s Golden West Fly-In at Marysville Airport. With a 10 gallon minimum, 100LL from the truck will be $4.89/Gal and $4.39/Gal self serve.

The Wings Seminar featuring ADS-B will be at 10:00 and the Drone seminar will be held at 12:00.

Check NOTAMS as the field will close for two short periods for scheduled flying activities.

Young Eagles on Sunday

Things are looking good. There are 57 YE’s are signed up to come down at 8 AM on Sunday.

We could use 2-3 more volunteers on the ground, and maybe 1-2 pilots if we can get ’em.

We will start cooking around 08:30, and people can grab pancakes, sausage, eggs as they desire throughout morning. Coffee will be made as well. Anybody from EAA willing to make coffee?

Everyone should arrive around 07:15-07:30. We are using Greg Forbes Hangar in Zack’s building for everything.

We need:

  1. Have someone with trailer hitch bring the EAA trailer of chairs and tables, etc down.
  2. Pickup yellow airplane model for instruction
  3. Setup tables and chairs
  4. Setup Grill at 07:30 and get coffee going
  5. Get food going by 08:30 (1-2 people cooking)
  6. Get all kids flowing through registration table to sign their form (1 person on table)
  7. Get them flying with someone (1 person will marshal kids out to planes)
  8. Instruct the kids on a basic ground lesson for about 30-45 mins 08:45 and on (1-2 people)
  9. Provide chaperones to go out and look at the display aircraft (1-2 people taking them out in groups for safety)
  10. Print completion certificates and fill out their souvenir logbooks in Norcal Office. (you can endorse as instruction if you are a CFI if you want) (1 person)

Display aircraft such as Richard Ryan’s Jenny, an Eclipse jet, 2-3 warbirds, Gary’s Piet, and any other plane that someone wants to bring down for display, will be on the South Transient ramp, as well. Please bring your planes out! We want to keep all planes in one place and away from the traffic and flow of the fuel pumps, so head South. If you are responsible for tugging any of them, take them to the first couple of rows where there is space.

11 pilots are registered, but more are welcome!
– please park planes on South side of South transient spots. Bring your medical, pilot cert, and EAA card – they’ll be photocopied in the office and you’ll sign the pilot form.

There is going to be a lot of flying on Sunday morning!

8 ground volunteers are registered, but more are welcome!