Summer Cross Country Mountain Flying

Summer Cross Country Mountain Flying
Topic: Summer Cross Country Mountain Flying…. hot.. hot… and hot..
On Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
EAA Chapter 157 Quonset Hut
2955 South Street
Q Hut
Redding, CA 96001

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ATP, Flight Engineer, Aircraft Mechanic….Local pilot, pastor (some say living legend) and 50 years of aviation experience …

Pastor Mike Stiener…..will present a discussion regarding flying in the mountains of the western USA. He completed a trip a couple of years ago in a Cessna 150 from Redding, CA to Oshkosh, to Ohio and back to Redding… and he would like to share what he observed and what he learned.

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

The FAA encourages general aviation pilots to learn how to meet the BasicMed requirements

Notice Number: NOTC7130

General aviation pilots can now prepare to fly under BasicMed without holding a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. They can fly under BasicMed beginning on May 1, the effective date of the January 10 final rule. It offers pilots an alternative to the FAA’s medical qualification process for third class medical certificates, while keeping general aviation pilots safe and flying affordable.

General aviation pilots may take advantage of the regulatory relief in the BasicMed rule or opt to continue to use their FAA medical certificate. Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course every two years, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions. For example, pilots using BasicMed cannot operate an aircraft with more than six people onboard and the aircraft must not weigh more than 6,000 pounds.

A pilot flying under the BasicMed rule must:

  • possess a valid driver’s license;
  • consent to a National Driver Register check;
  • have held a medical certificate that was valid at any time after July 15, 2006;
  • have not had the most recently held medical certificate revoked, suspended, or withdrawn;
  • have not had the most recent application for airman medical certification completed and denied;
  • have taken a BasicMed online medical education course within the past 24 calendar months;
  • have completed a comprehensive medical examination with any state-licensed physician within the past 48 months;
  • have been found eligible for special issuance of a medical certificate for certain specified mental health, neurological, or cardiovascular conditions, when applicable; and
  • not fly for compensation or hire.

Pilots can read and print the Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist and learn about online BasicMed online medical courses at

4 tables missing..!!

We had ‘standing room only’ at our last member meeting, because someone borrowed 4 of our folding tables.

Our inventory of assets lists 9 tables. there are 5 in the hangar.

If you know who has these table, please let Jim know.

2017 Lincoln Airfest Ground Team request.

Please note that the Airfest is now a 2 day event as the Sunday STOL activity is cancelled.

However we still need 10-15 more ground crew folks.

Part of our chapter charter is to support aviation events, especially those at Lincoln!

If you can work even a few hours, please reply to Jim.

Member meeting, Wednesday, 4/19, 18:00, Hangar S-12

The April member meeting will be on Wednesday , 4/19 at our hangar, S-12.

Dinner at 18:00, presentation at about 19:00.

Scott Thompson will present; “The Nuts and Bolts of Instrument Approaches” and will cover the background of how IFR instrument approaches are developed and maintained by the FAA, and how GPS, navigation aids, and ATC are used to support them.

Thanks to those who voted on our survey on the member meeting day.

The vote was 50-50 for Wednesday vs Saturday.

Beale AFB AeroClub Monthly Safety Meeting

Beale AFB AeroClub Monthly Safety Meeting
Topic: Safety Quiz, Operations update, Safety topic/ video, FAASTeam WINGS Topic of the Month, NTSB reports,
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time
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.

This meeting is open to all civilian pilots and the general public

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

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

Auburn chapter meeting this evening

The Auburn Chapter would like to invite us to their April meeting tonight, Wednesday, April 12, 19:00 at KAUN. Below is the Agenda.

Soaring: The Story of Motorless Flight from the Earliest Gliders to Modern Sailplanes.

  • What attracts pilots to motorless flight?
  • When does a ‘glider’ become a ‘sailplane’?
  • What are the advantages of pursuing soaring?
  • What steps lead to earning an add-on glider rating?
  • Soaring vs Motoring: Can you have the best of both worlds?
  • What if I want to build a motorglider?
  • The soaring pilot’s motto is revealed.

For Tom Camilli, flying seems to be part of his DNA. Reared on episodes of Sky King, Whirlybirds and WWII flying movies, Mr Camilli soloed on his third birthday (in an orange crate “airplane” constructed by his uncle) and earned his pilot’s license before he was old enough to shave.

As with many aviators, real life and family obligations caused him to set aside his flight bag. But after a 40 year career as an educator, author and workshop presenter, he returned to the cockpit to tackle the challenge of learning motorless flight.

As a member of almost every acronymed organization associated with flying, he is an avid supporter of general aviation. He and his pilot-spouse reside in South Auburn.