Rocky Green has gone West

It is with great sadness that we were told that Rocky Green, former Army helicopter pilot, CFI, President of the LRAA , EAA1541 member and friend to many in the aviation community has passed away shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Rocky’s funeral is set for Saturday October 6th at 13:00 at Lincoln Funeral Home, 406 H St. Lincoln Ca. A reception will be immediately following in the same building.

The October board meeting is on Wednesday 3rd

The October Board of Directors meeting takes place on Wednesday 3rd. It will be at the House of Pizza, 2270 Nicolaus Rd., Lincoln… dinner at 18:00, meeting at 18:30. All members are invited.

18:00: Eat if desired
18:30: Meeting Start

  1. Financial Report/Membership Report/Minutes (Jim)
    • Update on membership roll and status of overdue dues
  2. Upcoming Calendar Review (Scott)
  3. Old Business
    • Young Eagles Rally set for October 6: update by Cheryl
      • 75 Young Eagles, 10 pilots
      • Ground crew: ROTC volunteers
      • Organization
    • Update on Hangar Work: update from Darren/Ruben
      • Hangar door insulation: nearly completed
      • Audio Video: screen and speakers mounted; next?
      • Chair rack
      • Electrical and other completion items
      • Fire extinguishers
      • White board: available and useful
    • Scholarship Program: update from Erika
      • Update on what has been decided
      • Air Academy sponsorships
      • Website updates, flyers for YE Rally
    • Airport entrance sign: update from John
      • Delivered to city for installation
    • T-shirts, polo shirts, caps
    • Discussion of Holiday Party for Wednesday, December 12
      • Silent auction vs. raffle
      • Entertainment: Danny Hull has declined; alternatives, if any
      • Tickets
      • Organization and schedule
      • Master of Ceremonies
    • Volunteer needs: we have a bannermiester (Dick); we have a media coordinator (Dug); we still need a program director
    • Strategic Planning: still needed; on the back-burner
  4. New Business
    • Any new business?

20:30: Meeting over

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Tour Opportunity: Boeing 747 Global Super Tanker Tour at McClellan on Saturday, 9/29/18 at 13:00

As a chapter we have the opportunity to receive a personalized tour of the Boeing 747 Global Super Tanker that is currently based at the McClellan Jet Center. One of the air tanker’s pilots has offered us this opportunity to get a close look at this huge air tanker, inside and out, used around the world to fight forest and range fires. We can take up to twelve people on the tour. The plan would be to meet at the McClellan Jet Center on Saturday, September 29 at 13:00 for about a 90 minute tour with one of the pilots. We’re looking for a firm commitment so check your schedules and respond if you can commit to participating. This needs to be one of those aged 10 and older things for the tour.

We’ll take the first twelve responses but, again, please make sure you can go if you say you can. Car pooling opportunities abound and maybe a common lunch stop first, but we will figure that out after we have a list of attendees.

We will also have a presentation by pilots of this tanker at our Saturday, October 13, BBQ Lunch.

Because this is an operational air tanker, there is always the chance that it will be activated and/or dispatched out of the area prior to our tour, in which case the tour will be postponed or canceled.

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Call for volunteers for the Young Eagles rally on October 6th

Our chapter’s next Young Eagles Rally will be held on Saturday, October 6th. We’re expecting 75 kids to fly, and currently have 7 pilots.

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.

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.

Volunteers – we need 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

If you’d like to volunteer for any of these positions in a future event, please click here to email our Young Eagles Coordinator.

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SBRAA Rag Wing RoundUp Oct 6

Note that this is the same day as our Young Eagles event.

It’s cool and clear and the Annual Sutter Buttes Regional Rag Wing RoundUp at O52 is just around the corner.

They want to invite you, and your amazing gravity defeating aircraft if you have one, to join them on Saturday Oct 6, 2018 for their annual get together between 9 am to 2 pm. It’s a great time to bring pilots and planes together, have some good food with some good tunes and support aviation in our small communities.

If you plan on attending they would appreciate if you could respond letting them know you will be joining them and if you have a rag wing, low wing, rocket ship, kite, SR71 or parachute, that you will be bringing with you to show off.

There’s even a website for the event!

IMC / VMC club meeting

Topic: VMC & IMC topics are taken from real life events and discussed to aid the decision making process for pilots.
On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Placerville, CA 95667

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This is an audience participation event. After a brief Audio / Video presentation we ask “what would you do”? Everyone is encouraged to join in the discussion.

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California Capitol Airshow FAASTeam Safety Seminars

Topic: California Capital Airshow FAASTeam Seminars.
On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:45 Pacific Daylight Time
Mather Airport/Mather California
10425 Norden Avenue,
Mather, CA 95655

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There are four (4) seminars being offered for this event. They are as follows:

1. Medications and the Pilot in command.. WP2585574 09/22/2018 10:45 AM

2. How To Consistently Perform A Perfect Landing. WP2585576 09/22/2018 11:15 AM

3. ADS-B Simplified. WP2585577 09/23/2018 10:00 AM

4. Exiting The Hold on Reaching Your Aviation Goals. WP2585578 09/23/2018 10:45 AM

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