IMC/VMC club online meeting Thursday, May 2nd at 7 pm PDT

Our online IMC/VMC club meeting for May will be held this coming Thursday May 2nd at 7pm PDT, and feature a special presentation by CFII Scott Thompson entitled “MDA to Runway: Danger Zone?
The Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) is a critical component of a non-precision instrument approach, and is the altitude from which the pilot has to see the runway environment before descending any further.  Problems can sometimes develop just at that point, and they will be explained in Scott’s presentation.  Open discussion among attendees will follow, and all are invited to participate.
The video recording of this presentation is now available online here and on the chapter’s membership meetings and presentations page.
Fly safe!

BBQ Lunch and Program on Saturday, April 27

Our Fourth Saturday BBQ Lunch and Program will be held this coming Saturday, April 27, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. The BBQ Lunch starts at 11:00 at our hangar at the Lincoln Regional Airport. If you are not familiar with our hangar’s location, come to the airport and just follow the “EAA” signs.

The grill is hot from 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. when it shuts down, so come early. BBQ Lunch is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth 17 or under (yep, we changed the youth age range to 17 and under), and $25 for families.

And, for your convenience, we are now accepting credit and debit cards, plus other methods of electronic payment, for our meals, t-shirts, dues, and donations.And, remember, we will have our two flight simulators up and running for young and old alike.

There will be a short business meeting at 11:45, followed by our program beginning at 12:00 noon. Part of the business meeting will be making a selection for the graphic to be used in our coffee bar area.

Our Program for April

Our program for April will be presented by our very own chapter member Bruce Estes, and he will speak about his experience building and flying scale Radio-Controlled aircraft.

Although Bruce has not been directly involved in the RC world for a few years, he has a long and extensive background in both building and flying scale RC aircraft. Scale RC aircraft are those that are built as scale models of full-scale aircraft, both past and present.

Bruce was one of the early members of EAA Chapter 1541 and served for many years as a chapter board member. His specialty these days is pursuing donations for the chapter, ones that we are able then sell to dedicate the funds to chapter use. Last year he was able to arrange the donation of a Starduster biplane to the chapter, one we later sold with the funds then put to good use.

Bruce was born and raised in San Mateo County, and moved to Granite Bay in 2013. For the last 30 years of his business career he was in the real estate loan business, and retired in 2013. Bruce was already involved in scale model flying but  took a discovery flight in 2000 and fell in love with full-sized flying. He received his Private Pilot certificate in 2001 and added an Instrument Rating the next year. He currently owns a 1976 Cessna 177B Cardinal and an RV-6, both of which are hangared at our Lincoln airport.

Burrito Breakfast on Saturday, April 13

This coming Saturday, April 13, we will be having our Second Saturday Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the EAA hangar, S-12 at the Lincoln Regional Airport. If you are not familiar with the airport, navigate to Flight Line Drive and follow the “EAA” signs. All are welcome.
​This month we’re doing a change up: no pancakes. Instead, we’ll be offering delicious breakfast burritos and other good stuff. We’ll serve from 8:00 am to 9:30 am when the grill shuts down, so come early. Breakfast is $10.00 per person, $5.00 per young person 17 and under, or $25.00 per family. For chapter members, we’ll also happily renew your chapter dues for 2024. Annual dues is $30 for individuals or families.
We expect to have both free chapter flight simulators, our Sim 1 pod and our virtual reality simulator, up and running and attended to help you or your kids take flight.
Please come to the airport on Saturday for breakfast, hangar flying, and flight simulators.
For chapter members, we’ll also be holding our monthly Board of Directors meeting after the breakfast…so at 10:00 am. All members are welcome to attend the meeting…see how the sausage is made.