Airfest Ramp Crew

  • Thursday, June 08; 10:00 – 14:00 We will need 6-10 folks to help set up fencing and barriers, set t-posts
    Park on the ramp by the gazebo, or in the lot across from ramp 1.
  • Friday; June 09; 10:00 – 15:00 Practice Airshow for the FAA
    parking… enter gate 3. Parking between the 2 green hangars as we will on Saturday.

    • The airspace will be waivered from 11:00 to 15:00, so we will need some folks on the ramp by 10:00
      This will be a full airshow, without all the visitors, so we can fully enjoy the show
    • the airspace will be closed from about 12 noon to 3:30 pm, so we will need some crew on the taxiways to monitor any ramp aircraft.
  • Saturday, June 10;
    • arrive; morning shift arrive by 07:00 or earlier. [The airspace will close about 10:00 to about 15:30].
    • parking; enter gate 3 and park between the 2 rows of green hangars. Tell the parking folks that you are a ramp volunteer,
    • check in
      • Initially we will check in at the gazebo / fuel pump area… later, we may move this to the EAA booth.
      • You must check in, sign the roster next to your name [ we need to know who is on the ramp] pick up a vest and a badge.
    • assignments
      • most will be needed in the AM shift parking display aircraft.
      • we will also need 2 folks on taxiway ‘D’ to direct transient aircraft. This will be a 2 hr shift since it will get boring.
      • We need folks at the show line to keep visitors from crossing the barriers.
      • we need 2-3 to patrol the north hangar area, since visitors will be parking here, between the rows or hangars.
        the visitors are not allowed to loiter – they must move to the display ramp, visitors leaving will exit gate 4 [ to be verified]
    • relief;
      • expect to be on the ramp for about 4 hours. You will be relieved for a lunch/ rest/ refreshment break [ earlier if needed ]
      • lunch; I expect that the crew will get vouchers for a meal and drinks.
      • we will have 1-2 roving crew with water/ drinks.

Norcal presentation, June 24th

Come and spend some time in a session with a NorCal ATC controller during this program to be held at the EAA Hangar (S-12) on Saturday, June 24th, at 09:00 at the Lincoln Airport. Let’s take this opportunity to learn how to make interactions with our local Approach Control more efficient for both ourselves and the controllers who are working us. Are there things we as pilots can do to make the system work better for us and other users? And maybe there are things we see from our perspective that would help those on the other side of the headset make the traffic flow better for all. All are welcome but, pilots especially, bring your questions and comments for a solid exchange of information. Spread the word and bring your friends. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity. And, there will be coffee and donuts.

What do you really know about your fuel?

What do you really know about your fuel?
Topic: Aviation fuels……. what are they? How are they made? What is in them? Why should you care?
On Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
EAA Chapter 157, Ounset Hut
2955 South Street
Q Hut
Redding, CA 96001

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Mr. Chris Lowery, a retired senior scientist with Hewlett-Packard in San Jose, a certificated single engine land USA aviator, a builder of his own Glass Star, a distinguished Toastmaster…. AND most importantly (to this seminar) the owner of Decalin Chemicals LLC. He currently lives in Fall River Mills and he has graciously offered to speak at the 132nd monthly safety seminar.

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

AirFest work party for some painting

Richard Pearl needs 14 sheets of 4×8 plywood painted, one side, 10 white and 4 orange.

There are 8 sheets in the EAA hangar and white paint.

Rich will get the orange paint… There is a need to get 6 more 4×8 sheets.

These will be used for the airshow , out along the runway to define the ‘aerobatic box’

Jim is looking for a work crew to paint what is there next week, after Monday.

Then, maybe, on our 1st Sat open hangar day, June 3, we’ll get the remainder painted.

SAIBs Issued for C-150/152 Elevator; Continental 550/520 Series Engines

On May 11, 2017, the FAA issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) that highlights the potential for loose elevator attach bolts on certain Cessna 150/152 models. The SAIB was issued based on a service difficulty report of an elevator hinge bolt backing out on a C-150. The FAA recommends performing the inspections detailed in the Cessna supplemental inspection document (SID) 55-10-01. Both the SAIB and the SID(s) can be found here.

The FAA also issued an SAIB on May 10 which outlines available service instructions for identifying causes of engine kickback and recommended engine inspections following a kickback event on certain Continental Motors, Inc., 550 and 520 series reciprocating engines. See the full bulletin here.

Airfest ground handling volunteers

It is still To Be Decided what day the barriers will be set up, but it will be before Friday, 6/9, since the FAA folks require all prep to be done for the practice airshow.

So, we’ll need 6+ folks to help install the T-posts at the west edge of the ramp, all the way past the north hangars.

Let Jim know if you can help.


  • The airspace will be closed on Friday at about 13:00 until 15:30, during the practice airshow.
  • On Saturday, the airspace will be closed at about 10:00 until 15:30.

So, if you are wanting to fly out or into KLHM, avoid these times.

Request for photos

We’re going to have a booth at Airfest, and Scott is requesting photos for display.

Ideally, the photos will be fairly high resolution photos (like over 1 MB) showing members and their airplanes – just airplanes are fine, too, but having the member in the photo would fit better with the poster theme: “What Our Members are Flying.”

Mail anything you have over to Scott.