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, February 5, 2019 at 19:00 Pacific Standard 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. Subjects are normally provided by EAA. Pilots of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. Click the link below for more information and to register TODAY.

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Aeronautical Decision Making SOCAL FWY Emergency Landing

Topic: Forced Landing on an LA Freeway Analysis
On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 Pacific Standard Time
Benton Air Center
2600 Gold St
FBO Hangar
Redding, CA 96001

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What happens when your engine quits at 600 ft ALG? Are you prepared for how to deal with inflight emergencies? Hear first hand how a local pilot had a forced landing on a LA freeway.

Come join Christine Potje as we debrief the full analysis of her incident. Also, she will share how she went from private pilot to landing her dream job as a Medevac pilot in 8 months.

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Aviation Club reforming at Sun City Lincoln Hills

There is an effort to get the Aviation Club at the Lincoln Hills community back up and running. There is an organizational meeting to be held this coming Thursday, January 31, at the Orchard Creek Lodge in Lincoln Hills beginning at 19:00.

Bob Peterson is driving this effort forward and he offers more information here.

Going to Petaluma for Lunch

It looks like a nice day for flying so a number of guys, and maybe gals, from the chapter are going to fly over to Petaluma (O69) for lunch. We plan to meet at the Petaluma airport in front of the Two Niner Diner at 11:00 this morning, today, Saturday.

For those interested, you can find O69 if you fly 223 magnetic from LHM for 71 nm. It is located south of Santa Rosa and north of the bay. Normal landing runway is 29, right traffic, and if you do land on 29 and exit on the third taxiway and proceed straight onto the ramp, the Two Niner Diner is located in that vicinity, according to Google Maps.

Probably crowded at the popular restaurant for lunch on a Saturday, so bring your patience along too.

Again, it should be a very nice day for such a flight once the morning fog, if any, burns off. Exercise the freedom of flight and enjoy.

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Membership meeting – January 16th

Chapter 1541’s January Member Meeting will be held at Cattlemens Restaurant, 2000 Taylor Road, Roseville. Join us for the optional dinner beginning at 18:00, with a short business meeting to follow.

Our program will feature aerobatic and air racing pilot Vicky Benzing as she presents on getting started in aerobatics. Vicky Benzing is an accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer, and air racer. With 8,000 hours of flight time and over 1,200 parachute jumps, Vicky has a passion for everything airborne. Her flying career has spanned over thirty years and she currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating as well as commercial ratings in helicopters, seaplanes, and gliders. She is a regular participant in the Reno Air Races flying an L-39 jet in the jet class.

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Lunch and a presentation, January 12th

We’ll be having a presentation on Saturday, January 12th, after a BBQ lunch.

Lunch starts at 11:00 – 12:00.

The presentation starts at 12:00 – EAA chapter 1541 new member and tech counselor Dan Masys will give a presentation on the evolution of aircraft electrical systems over the past century, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of traditional magneto systems with newer electronic ignition technologies. He will address the ‘care and feeding’ of magnetos and the lessons learned adding an electronic ignition to his Van’s RV-10. Be prepared for an electrifying and perhaps shocking program!

The January board of directors meeting is after the presentation, so around 13:15.

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Peaks to Pavements Applying Lessons from the Backcountry

Topic: Peaks to Pavement: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry
On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 19:00 Pacific Standard Time
Aerospace of Museum of California
3200 Freedom Park Drive
McClellan, CA 95652

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Peaks to Pavement: Applying Lessons from the Backcountry

Flying in the backcountry is an exciting and rewarding challenge with little room for error. It’s an exacting environment that demands sound decision making, stellar stick and rudder skills, a thorough understanding of the weather, and an intimate knowledge of the airplane. Whether you’re a seasoned backcountry flyer or flatlander, you’ll enjoy this new seminar, which delves into conditions, challenges, and accidents unique to backcountry flying. Together with your seminar leader you’ll examine lessons learned to fly safely in any operating environment.


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The sponsor for this seminar is: AOPA Air Safety Institute