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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Dinner Meeting & Program: Mountain Flying to Truckee & South Lake Tahoe PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Join us for this monthly meeting of the South County Airport Pilots Association. We gather at 5:30 pm, serve dinner at 6:00 pm ($15 members, $20 non-members), hold a brief business meeting at 6:45 pm, and begin our speaker presentation at 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome!

Mountain Flying to Truckee & South Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a great destination, but pilots must be aware of terrain and weather effects in the mountainous terrain and unique factors when flying in and out of Truckee or South Lake Tahoe.

Our speaker will discuss considerations for flying in the mountains, including winds and weather, night operations, icing, density altitude and aeromedical factors. He will also focus on unique factors to consider when flying in and out of Truckee airport (KTRK) inlcuding non-towered airport operations, route planning, sharing the airspace with gliders, downdrafts to watch for, and detailed arrival and departure planning information. We will also be briefed about flying in and out of South Lake Tahoe (KTVL) airport.

This seminar is recommended anyone planning a flight to KTRK or KTVL, and it will be an excellent briefing for pilots who plan to join us on April 22 for a SCAPA fly-out to Truckee.

About our speaker:

Hardy Bullock is Director of Aviation and Community Services at the Truckee Tahoe Airport District. His responsibilities include safety, security, and efficiency of the airport as well as enhancement of the airport’s benefit and reduction of its annoyance to the community.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Dinner Meeting - "EAA and the Young Eagle Program" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Monday, 20 February 2017
Join us for this monthly meeting of the South County Airport Pilots Association Tuesday, March 14, 2017. We gather at 5:30 pm, serve dinner at 6:00 pm ($15 members, $20 non-members), hold a brief business meeting at 6:45 pm, and begin the speaker presentation at 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome!

Wings of History Museum, 12777 Murphy Ave., (Across the street from the airport), San Martin, CA.

EAA and the Young Eagle Program

Ever hear of the EAA? Young Eagles? Join us to learn about the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Young Eagle program. Learn why there is a place in EAA for anyone interested in aviation and how our local EAA chapter manages to safely fly hundreds of Young Eagles every year.

Our speaker will tell us about EAA, its history and local chapter activities. He will spend most of his presentation informing us about the Young Eagle program, which gives children ages 8 to 17 an opportunity to experience flight in a general aviation airplane while educating them about aviation. We will learn about pilot requirements and safety practices when flying Young Eagles, including process flow, crowd safety, taxi procedures on the ramp and safe practices for conducting the demo flights.

About our speaker:

Jeff West is the Young Eagles Co-Coordinator and past board member for EAA Chapter 62. He is also a private pilot with just over 300 hours flight time.

He began his flight training in 1991 at Amelia Reid Aviation while still a junior in high school – then had to abandon flying for a while – but was able to return to the sky in 2005 and earn his license in 2006.

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February 13th, 2017 MONDAY meeting: Switching to ICAO Flight Plan Filing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Friday, 13 January 2017

*** UPDATE: Brian Eliot has made his excellent and very informative presentation available to SCAPA members: Download his slides here. ***


-- NOTAM: To avoid Valentines Day, the February 2017 monthly meeting is on Monday Feb. 13th 2017 --

Join us for our SPECIAL MONDAY FEBRUARY 13th 2017 monthly meeting of the South County Airport Pilots Association. We gather at 5:30 pm, serve dinner at 6:00 pm ($15 members, $20 non-members), hold a brief business meeting at 6:45 pm, and begin this speaker presentation at 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome!

Switching to ICAO Flight Plan Filing: New form required starting January 2017, with CFII Brian Eliot
 

The FAA has announced mandatory transition to the International (ICAO) Flight Plan Form 7233-4 that will occur in January 2017.  The new ICAO Flight Plan form was already required to obtain certain types of in-flight ATC services and routing. It now must be used for all IFR and VFR flight planning, replacing the domestic flight plan form we have used for decades.
Join flight instructor Brian Eliot for a seminar that provides crucial understanding of how to complete the many new data fields in Form 7233-4. He will describe the background leading up to the change and what sorts of pilot services are based on information provided in the flight plan.  He will also present typical airplane avionics configurations and how to translate those to the navigation and surveillance profiles encoded in the flight plan form, and will briefly review what automation the flight planning service providers are making available to pilots to assist  them through this transition.
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SCAPA DART Newsletter PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Wednesday, 04 January 2017

SCAPA's Disaster Airlift Response Team (SCAPA DART) had a flurry of end-of-year news, including FEMA Community Preparedness Certificates for the DART program, and recognition by the Santa Clara County Emergency Manager's Association for Paul Marshall for his efforts to build up general aviation disaster airlift capabilities. DART programs patterned on the SCAPA DART model are spreading across the state of California, with nine on the way so far. And there's a work day scheduled for the DART hangar on Sunday afternoon, January 15th (Hangar J10, on the last row of county hangars facing the county tie down ramp) where you can drop by between 1pm and 5pm and help out. You can read all about this and more in the latest SCAPA DART Newsletter.

 
San Martin Airport User’s Meeting Minutes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Marshall   
Friday, 09 December 2016
San Martin Airport User’s Meeting Minutes

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Attendees: Paul Marshall, Mark van Wyk, Gene Kindred, Norm Flisram, Walter Gyger, Rod Pharis, Eric Peterson, Pam Srvdlin, Ken Betts

Secretary: Paul Marshall took minutes for the meeting

Paul Marshall called the meeting to order shortly after 12:00 pm.

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2016 SCAPA HOLIDAY PARTY -- Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 -- MARK YOUR CALENDARS! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Petersen   
Wednesday, 09 November 2016
Come to the SCAPA Annual Holiday Party, Saturday, December 10, 4:30 pm, Villa Mira Monte (Morgan Hill House), 17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill.

SCAPA members, family and friends are invited to join us on Saturday, December 10, from 4:30 to 8 pm at the beautiful Villa Mira Monte for our Annual Holiday Party.

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