First Call for Young Eagles Pilots for October 6 Rally

Our chapter’s next Young Eagles Rally will be held on Saturday, October 6.

We are setting up a Young Eagles registration online process using EAA endorsed software named Flight Squid. This allows both pilots and Young Eagles to sign up online and completes much of the required Young Eagle paperwork in a seamless process.

This process is identical to the one we used for our May 12 Rally.

Pilots, go here. Use the event code”1541″ to register.

If you signed up for our prior event, the sign up process is very quick.

This is a “private” event for pilot signup, thus the required code input. You will create an account with Flight Squid with your own password, which you will want to remember.

You will need to have your EAA member number to complete the sign up process, and it will also ask you to enter aircraft information. You will only need to do this once. Presuming we have future Young Eagle events and you participate, then that information will be automatically be entered when you register for those events.

If your plans change, it is a simple process for you to log in again and delete your registration for any event.

Please provide us with feedback – we’re curious as to what your experiences are with the process.

If you have not yet completed the process to be a Young Eagles pilot (application to EAA HQ and complete brief training and background check) or you are out of date (more than three years since completion), then you’ll need to complete that process before signing up on Flight Squid.

Young Eagles can register too.

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Young Eagles event – October 6th

We are happy to announce that Chapter 1541 has scheduled another Young Eagle Rally on Saturday, October 6. For those few who may not be familiar, Young Eagles is an EAA program designed to introduce young people to aviation by offering a short, free airplane ride. The program was launched in 1992 and, nationwide, has provided well over 2 million rides. Our chapter last flew Young Eagles in May.

So what does this mean to you, the chapter member? Well, we need volunteers to help make this event a success. Volunteers are needed for pilots, ground handlers and event helpers. As you can see in the information provided below, the tasks are simple and will provide an opportunity to interact with the community in a positive way.

The October 6th Rally will be conducted between 09:00 and 13:00.

The Rally organizers need to determine which pilots in our chapter are currently qualified to participate as Young Eagle pilots. This would mean that you are on record with EAA headquarters with a completed and current background check. If you are such a pilot, have access to an airplane, and have interest in participating in our chapter’s Young Eagles Rallies, please let us know. We are making a list. (If you are not sure you are a currently qualified pilot, please contact us and we will help you find out).

Now, let’s look at what it takes to become a volunteer at our chapter Rallies.

Young Eagle Pilots:

  • Be a current EAA member and hold an appropriate airman’s certificate (Sport Pilot or greater)
  • Possess a current medical certificate (if applicable)
  • Be current to carry passengers in the aircraft you plan to use
  • Have a current BFR
  • Complete the simple online Young Eagles training course and basic background check, both of which need to have been completed within the last three years
  • For our events, have access to an aircraft that meets EAA requirements and has passenger liability insurance, preferably in amount that exceeds $100,000 per seat. (This amount allows a supplemental EAA policy to provide additional liability insurance.)
  • For our events, be a EAA Chapter 1541 member.

Young Eagle Ground Support (primarily helping Young Eagles to and from the airplane, providing ramp control, and ensuring ramp safety):

We have need for other event helpers too:

  • Welcome table for registration and check-in
  • Aircraft dispatchers to match pilots/Young Eagles
  • Chapter information table
  • Chapter members to answer questions and meet new friends
  • Other stuff we are working on

Please respond to this if you want to get involved early.

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CANCELLED – Saturday, June 23 Chapter Fly-Out to Carson City (CXP) for Airport Open House

Want to go fly somewhere? Join our chapter on Saturday, June 23, for a flight over those eastern mountains to Carson City Airport to attend an airport open house. It is 78 nm as the Cessna flies, right up over Lake Tahoe and then a quick descent into Carson City. A bit tentative about flying over that way? Bruce Estes will conduct a short briefing at the EAA Hangar at 09:00 that morning to allay your concerns.

We’ll depart after that and spend a few hours at the open house, look at some airplanes and enjoy some lunch. Expect warm temperatures and high density altitude so plan accordingly. (CXP field elevation: 4704’)

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Member Meeting Wednesday, June 20 at 18:00

Come out for our chapter’s regular monthly member meeting at the EAA hangar on Wednesday night, June 20. We will offer a BBQ dinner beginning at 18:00 so you don’t have to cook that night.

Meeting will start at about 18:45 or so with some short business items to cover.

At about 19:00, we will have a presentation by Thomas Camilli of Auburn Chapter 526 on his cross-country round trip trek from Auburn to Sun ‘n Fun at Lakeland, Florida, this past spring. He made the trip in his SunDancer motorglider. His presentation includes an EAA video that shows the highlights of the event.

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SFO Class Bravo Changes Coming August 16

Some major changes are coming to the Class Bravo airspace in the Bay Area. Most of the changes are being made to ensure air carrier traffic arriving and departing from KSFO remain within the Class Bravo airspace on their arrival and departure routing. Anyone used to “the old way” needs to take a close look at “the new way” after August 16.

The June board meeting is on June 13th

The June Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday 13th. It will be at the House of Pizza, 2270 Nicolaus Rd., Lincoln… dinner at 18:00, meeting at 18:30. All members are invited.


  • 6:00 pm: Food, etc.
  • 6:30 pm: Meeting Start
    1. Richard and Sue Bristow
    2. Financial Report/Membership Report/Minutes (Jim)
    3. Upcoming Calendar Review (attached, Scott)
    4. Old Business
      1. LRAA Display Day on Saturday, June 16.
      2. Member Meeting on Wednesday, June 20 (Hangar)
      3. Update from Rubin on hangar work
      4. Future hangar plans: audiovisual clean up and insulation
      5. Update from Erika on library plans
      6. Update, if any, from Erika on Leadership and Development Program
      7. Update on Chapter logo
      8. Strategic Planning
    5. New Business
      1. Hangar tenant
      2. Question about pro-rating Gold Membership
      3. Email cleanup and membership dues
      4. Set next Young Eagles Rally for Saturday, October 6
      5. Holiday Party: dates and location and chairperson?
      6. Other new business
  • 8:30 pm: Meeting over
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