The November Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday 1st. It will be at the House of Pizza, 2270 Nicolaus Rd., Lincoln… dinner at 18:00, meeting at 18:30. All members are invited.
Monthly Archives: October 2017
October Event at Tracy Municipal Airport
The Tracy Airport (KTCY) monthly Display Day has been moved to Sunday October 22, 2017 from (09:00 to 15:00).
Astoria Senior Center will be serving the coffee and donuts in the morning and lunch in the afternoon – 100LL Avfuel @ $4.09 per gallon!!
Sunday, October 22
at the Tracy Municipal Airport
5749 South Tracy Blvd in Tracy, CA
first flight at 9am
Sponsored by Astoria Senior Living
Participants will have the opportunity to fly in the cockpit of a WWII-era biplane. The airport is also hosting a Display Day with vintage planes on display.
The public is invited. Please join us for a fun and uplifting day!
Call 209–833–2200 if you have any questions.
Saturday breakfast and a program, 28th
On October 28th, from 08:00, we’ll be having our 4th Saturday breakfast and a program. Don Bradley of Foothill Sport Aviation will talk to us about his Magni gyroplane.
Temporary tower at McClellan
Be aware that McClellan airport (KMCC) now has a temporary tower – Ground 120.125 Air 133.075
Membership meeting, Wednesday
Come out for the monthly member meeting at hangar S12 on Wednesday the 18th. We’ll have dinner at 18:00 and then a brief chapter business meeting. After the business is over, we’ll have a presentation by resident historian Marty Maisel who will present an overview of 42 years of Aeronautical engineering from propeller design to the development of the Osprey prototype and more.
Hangar meeting – Tuesday
Richard Bristow is having a meeting for hangar renters to discuss the city taking over from Nunno. It’ll be in his hangar (it’s the one at the end of the row in front of the taxiway, facing North) on Tuesday at 18:00.
Poker Run cancelled due to fires
We regret that due to all the fires in the area (most of all the Lobo fire, which is currently over 850 acres and is only 30% contained), and the impact this is having on visibility, we’re cancelling the 2017 EAA1541 poker run.
The forecast winds through the weekend aren’t strong enough to blow out any smoke, even if the fires were extinguished today, so we’ve decided to err on the side of caution.
Pre-pays via Paypal will be refunded today, and we’ll try again early next year.
The Annual Meeting and CalPilots AIRFEST at KSQL
The Annual Meeting and CalPilots AIRFEST will officially begin at San Carlos Airport (KSQL) Friday October 13th and features a full day program Saturday, October 14th with a BBQ Sunday morning.
They have a marvelous program involving some dynamite speakers, lots of good stories among pilots, learning opportunities, a famous accident investigation, airport protection tips and stories – it’ll all be at beautiful San Carlos Airport.
FRIDAY EVENING 4:30 PM Open Registration at Izzy’s (continuous sign in; get your name tag; say hello!! Prior registrations preferred.) 5:00 PM 7:30 PM CalPilots Reception and Town Hall meeting with Mark Baker, CEO, AOPA. SATURDAY 7:30 AM 9:30 AM Breakfast available at the Sky Kitchen on field. 8:30 AM Open Registration (continuous ~ sign in; get your name tag; say hello!! Prior registrations preferred.) 9:30 AM 9:45 AM Greetings and Opening Address, Gretchen Kelly, Airport Manager, San Carlos Airport; Carol Ford, CalPilots Interim President 9:45 AM~ 11:15 AM Airport Advocacy Panel, Edward Story CalPilots VP Reg 5, & Panel: Melissa McCaffrey, Rayvon Williams, Karl Schweikert, Andy Wilson, Carol Ford (followed by a raffle) 11:15 AM 11:40 AM Status: Caltrans Division of Aeronautics - Gary Cathey, Chief 11:40 AM 11:55 AM Aviation at California Office of Emergency Services - Derek Kantar, Caltrans Aeronautics 11:55 AM 12:05 PM CalPilots Disaster Airlift Response Team Status, Paul Marshall (Raffle immediately following) 12:05 PM 1:15 PM Static Displays - Aircraft and DART 12:05 PM 1:15 PM Philly Cheese Steak Lunch and possible upscale food trucks 1:15 PM 1:20 PM Serving in CalPilots - Edward Story 1:20 PM 1:30 PM CalPilots Chapter Notes - Karl Schweikert 1:30 PM 1:45 PM CalPilots Annual Elections with Treasurer's Report 1:45 PM 2:45 PM AF 447 Deep Stall, Thunderstorm Penetration and Safety, Commander Robert A Johnson, USN, Ret. 2:45 PM 3:00 PM Break and Raffle 3:00 PM 4:00 PM Basic Med - Dr Lenchner (Raffle immediately following) 4:00 PM 5:30 PM Free Time. 5:30 PM 8:30 PM Oktoberfest at Hiller Aviation Museum ($16.50) SUNDAY 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Barbecue hosted by San Carlos Airport Association
Registration: Pre-register at www.calpilots.org
2017 Poker Run on October 14th
The 2017 Poker Run is on October 14th, and pre-registration is now open!
VIP Notice – Sacramento, CA, 10/9-10.
VIP Notice – Sacramento, CA.
Notice Number: NOTC7420
Notice: Expect VIP movement October 9-10, 2017 in the vicinity of Sacramento, 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 http://tfr.faa.gov once the NOTAM has been issued.