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Dr. Key Dismukes Presentation Available for Download PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Sunday, 16 September 2018

We had a great presentation on Tuesday, September 11th from NASA-Ames Research Center scientist Dr. Key Dismukes on pilot cognition, procedural task management, "remembering to remember" prospective memory and their impact on how pilots can manage flight tasks to fly more safely. 

Key was kind enough to approve our posting his presentation, and you can download it as a pdf here.

Thank you, Dr. Dismukes!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Dinner Meeting -- "ADS-B Now: Don't Get Left in the Hangar!" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Approved by FAASafety for WINGS credit!!

Almost half the aircraft in the San Francisco Bay Area are not yet ADS-B compliant. If they do not take action now to schedule the necessary equipment changes, they will be grounded on January 1, 2020.

How will the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast system affect the way pilots fly? What are the different types of compliant radios, their costs, benefits and limitations? What are the installation requirements for aircraft owners?

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - SCAPA and Magnum Aviation Annual Summer BBQ Party PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Petersen   
Thursday, 14 June 2018
Come and join us on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Magnum Aviation hangar at San Martin Airport (E16) for the annual SCAPA and Magnum Aviation joint summer BBQ.

We will provide gourmet burgers and Polish hot dogs, beans, sodas, water and a cake for dessert. Please bring side dishes such as salads/veggies or an appetizer. Please RSVP on www.meetup.com with the number in your party and which side dish you will bring.

We will have a raffle with great-pilot oriented prizes! We hope to see you there!

Magnum Aviation, 13025 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - SCAPA Dinner Meeting & Program: "Flying Medical Personnel to Mexico" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Thursday, 14 June 2018
Approved for FAA WINGS Program Credit!!

Our speaker this evening will share his experience during the past several years flying in and out of Mexico to bring medical personnel to people needing health care. We will be briefed on the essentials for GA pilots to plan flights, clear customs, navigate, communicate with ATC and to safely use Mexican airports.

We will also learn about the procedures and operations of a nonprofit organization, Liga International, which operates medical clinics in Mexico through the volunteer services of US- based pilots and medical personnel.

Three Local Aviation Students Receive 2018 SCAPA $1,200 Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 09 May 2018
Three local aviation students each received a $1,200 scholarship sponsored by the South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA), a non-profit San Martin organization dedicated to preserving the San Martin Airport and providing disaster airlift relief in times of emergency.

Click here for a photo of winners. Photo caption: From left: Niki Britton, SCAPA Scholarship Coordinator; scholarship winner Vasilios Karapanos, scholarship winner Matthew Steele; scholarship winner Martin Mendez; and Mike Brogley, SCAPA President.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018: SCAPA Dinner Meeting: "Flying VFR in Los Angeles" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Friday, 04 May 2018
FLYING VFR IN LOS ANGELES AIRSPACE (by way of a Gyrocopter!)

If you have considered flying yourself to Los Angeles, you may have felt a bit intimidated when you first looked over the Los Angeles Sectional and TAC charts. What is the best way to navigate through this airspace?

Flying IFR is easy because you are cleared along a specific route, but VFR navigation is much more of a challenge. Awareness of airspace and VFR routes are mandatory. Paul Hollingworth recently did it in a gyrocopter. No IFR clearance there.

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