Fourth Saturday BBQ Lunch to be held with Poker Run on June 29th

Our usual 4th Saturday lunch has been moved this month to June 29th to coincide with our Poker Run event.  We have a good group of pilots, planes and passengers signed up for the Poker Run, and if you’d like to stop by just to have lunch at noon and see who the winners are (including the winner who happens to get the worst poker hand award!), the BBQ lunch will be open to all.  And online registration is still open for the Poker Run, for those who want to exercise their airmanship skills and test their card-drawing luck at Auburn, Yuba County, Colusa County, and Yolo County airports (in any order you like), then back to Lincoln.  Details below and on the Poker Run Event page.

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!

February IMC/VMC club online meeting Thursday Feb. 1 at 7 pm PST

Our IMC/VMC club meeting will be from 7 to 8 pm on Thursday, Feb. 1.  This online meeting will include two “What Would You Do?” scenarios for discussion.  The IMC scenario involves a takeoff where possible opposite direction traffic suddenly appears at the opposite end of the runway.  The VMC scenario involves flying soon after scuba diving.  Meeting participants will be asked to give their thoughts on these scenarios based on their own experience and judgment, and all are invited to participate.
To join the meeting, click the link below at 7 pm on Feb. 1:

January IMC/VMC club online meeting Thursday Jan. 4, 2024

The IMC/VMC club meeting for January will be held Thursday, January 4th beginning at 7 pm Pacific time.  The program will include discussion of two “What Would You Do?” video scenarios.  The VMC scenario involves a flight to a remote airport in the desert east of San Diego, where you bounce twice trying to land and are unsure of what to do next. The IMC scenario involves an IFR training flight where communications become garbled at a critical time.
The link to join this meeting at 7 pm is included below, and all are invited to participate and share their knowledge and experience.
Safe flying in 2024!

IMC/VMC club online meeting Thurs. October 5 at 7 pm PDT

Our online IMC/VMC club meeting for the month of October will be held this coming Thursday beginning at 7 pm PDT. 
This interactive educational event will feature two “What Would You Do?” video scenarios.  The IMC scenario will involve an IFR approach where, after breaking out from a 700 foot overcast on final approach, one of the gear legs of your retractable single is not down and locked.  The VMC scenario involves a takeoff from Leadville, Colorado in a Cherokee 180 where you get distracted and your plan to make a go-no go decision based on actual takeoff performance goes awry.
 
All participants are invited to share their experience and decision making in these situations of unexpected challenges.
 
In order to access this event, clicking the link below at 7 PM PDT on Thursday, October 5th:

Fly safe!

September IMC/VMC club online meeting Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. PDT

Our September 2023 IMC/VMC club meeting will be held online via Zoom from 7-8 pm PDT on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

This interactive educational event will feature two “What Would You Do?” video scenarios.  The IMC scenario will involve an IFR approach where ATC issues a revised landing clearance that you are not sure whether to accept, even though it would be simpler to do so than doing a missed approach.  The VMC scenario involves a long solo cross country flight where you begin to feel ill enroute.

All participants are invited to share their experience and decision making in these situations of unexpected challenges.

 

IMC/VMC club online meeting on Thursday, August 3 at 7 pm PDT

Our IMC/VMC online club meeting will be from 7 to 8 pm PDT on Thursday, August 3rd.  Our program will feature a combined IFR+VFR “What Would You Do?” scenario involving a night flight from a Southern California airport that has been in the news recently, over the SoCal mountains to Arizona.  Mid-flight something happens and the flight instruments don’t make sense any more.

In addition to our group discussion, there will be a brief tutorial presentation on the factors that caused the unexpected challenges that the pilot experienced.  We look forward to a lively interchange and all are invited to participate.  To join the Zoom meeting, click here at 7 pm on Thursday 8/3.

Fly safe!

July 22 BBQ Lunch and Program cancelled due to heat forecast

We’re sorry to say that the BBQ Lunch and Program scheduled for this coming Saturday needs to be cancelled due to the excessive heat forecast for the day.

The program will be rescheduled for our October BBQ Lunch meeting on October 21.

For anyone involved with the Young Eagle Rally planned for this Saturday from 8 am to 10 am, that also will need to be cancelled.

Our next chapter events will be the Zoom Online IMC/VMC Club on Thursday, August 3rd, and the 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, August 12.

Saturday, June 24th BBQ lunch and Program

On Saturday June 24th we are having our BBQ Lunch, Meeting, and Program beginning at 11:00 am. For our program this month we have a special guest, Mr. Phil Speck, a Vietnam-era USAF pilot who flew KC-135s and later flew in the first Gulf War in the early 1990s. He will present his experiences as a military pilot. 
 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 kids 12 or under, and $25 for families. We’ll have a short business meeting at 11:45 a.m. and then Capt. Steck will present at 12:00 noon.