FAR 43 Preventative Maintenance by the Pilot and other information

FAR 43 Preventative Maintenance by the Pilot and other information
Topic: FAR Part 43 and you the Owner/Operator/PIC……. what can you do?
On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Quonset Hut EAA Chapter 157 Building
2955 South Street
Redding, CA 96001

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Mr. Paul Osterman will discuss what the FAR’s allow you to do with regards to maintenance/preventative maintenance. Mr. Osterman has built two RV aircraft and is an Advanced Ground Instructor, currently studying for his Certified Flight Instructor certificate. He has first-hand knowledge (on the topic) and has been in numerous recent discussion with a FAA Maintenance Inspector from the Sacramento FAA Flight Standards District Office.

Some other information will be provided by a couple of other guest speakers to supplement Mr. Ostermans’s presentation.

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

ASRS – Aviation Safety Reporting System/NASA

ASRS – Aviation Safety Reporting System/NASA
Topic: ASRS………. NASA…. Have you used it yet?
On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Quonset Hut EAA Chapter 157
2955 South Street
EAA building
Redding, CA 96001

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Ms. Linda McConnel, the program manager will present all you wanted to know about the ASRS.

The ASRS collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.

ASRS data are used to:

Identify deficiencies and discrepancies in the National Aviation System (NAS) so that these can be remedied by appropriate authorities.
Support policy formulation and planning for, and improvements to, the NAS.
Strengthen the foundation of aviation human factors safety research. This is particularly important since it is generally conceded that over two-thirds of all aviation accidents and incidents have their roots in human performance errors.

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

SURVEY – have you tried LED nav lights ?

Jim is interested in hearing if anybody is using LED navigation lights, and how they are working.

He tried 2 sets of ‘low cost’ led wingtip nav lights, and all 4 lights failed within hours.

With that he’s going back to standard bulbs and the 6 amps of current load.

We’ll collect the replies and send a summary. Mail Jim with your results / comments.

Your Action Needed Before House ATC Privatization Vote

The House 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act (H.R. 2997) is moving rapidly and may get a vote on the House floor within days. As proposed in the bill, the privatized ATC system would be governed by a board dominated by commercial and financial interests. With no congressional oversight, the board would be accountable to no one, devastating general aviation and your freedom of flight, rural and GA airports, and the fly-ins and aviation activities you enjoy. Learn more.

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Interested in Prop Balancing?

Tony K. has Jeremy from Watsonville (Precision Balancing) coming up to balance the props on both of his aircraft.

He can do 4 or 5 aircraft per day. So we’d like to get a few more folks together and make his trip worth it. If we get enough, he can stay up here for 2 days. Currently planning for the week of July 24-28.

Cost is $259 or $299 depending on where he has to add/subtract weight.

We already have Ken Ledwick to sign the log books and supervise the operations.

Contact Jim directly if you’re interested.

Rusty Pilots seminar on Saturday

Saturday, July 15
09:00 – 12:00
Lincoln, CA

1880 Flightline Drive
Unit 1
Lincoln, CA 95648
United States

Hosted By:
Lincoln Skyways

Instructed by AOPA Presenter William Beuck.

Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We’re inviting you back in the cockpit and will help you get there. Come and participate in this Rusty Pilots program with fellow lapsed pilots. We will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge. The Rusty Pilots program is developed by AOPA in partnership with local flight training providers in order to create the best environment for getting you back in the air and a part of the general aviation community.

  • It is easier than most people think – no FAA check ride or test
  • Might not even need a medical
  • Plus, by attending, you’ll be getting two to three hours of ground instruction towards your flight review!

Pre-registration is encouraged since seats fill up fast! To pre-register for this event click here!

NORCAL Facility Visit on morning, Saturday, July 22, 2017

The FAA NORCAL TRACON has approved a facility visit for up to 10 individuals for Saturday morning, July 22.

This is an opportunity for pilots to see what’s on the other end of the radio when flying in the Northern California airspace. Those on the tour will have the opportunity to visit the radar control room and see how the approach control works.

We are limited to only ten individuals for this visit. If we have a large demand we will try and arrange another visit at a later date.

Once we have a list of attendees we will work out the transportation arrangements. There may be a fly-in opportunity to the Mather Jet Center with transportation to the NORCAL facility, which sits east of Mather Field but is still several miles from the Jet Center.

Please respond to Jim if you want to attend. We take those interested in attending up to the maximum of ten from the email responses. Please only request to attend if you are sure you will be able to attend on July 22. Jim will let you know of the final list of attendees.