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Tuesday, March 13, 2018--MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR PILOTS! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
SCAPA Dinner Meeting & Program: Medical Considerations for Pilots.

This presentation is approved by FAASafety for WINGS credit.

All pilots must consider his or her fitness for flight. Our speaker, an AME with diverse experience and an interest in keeping pilots healthy, will advise us about:

- What to consider when using over the counter medications

- The seriousness of fatigue

- Traditional medical exams vs Basic Med exams

There will be time for questions and answers.

SCAPA 2018 Fly-Out Schedule PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kent Mazzia   
Saturday, 10 February 2018
Full details on SCAPA Fly-Outs are listed on www.meetup.com. SCAPA members are invited to join the South County Pilots group on Meetup.

For more information, contact SCAPA Board Member Kent Mazzia.

* Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Fly-Out to Half Moon Bay (KHAF) for lunch.

* Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Fly-Out to Sonoma County Airport (KSTS) for the Airshow.

County Airports Business Plan: A Message from SCAPA President Mike Brogley PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Sunday, 28 January 2018
SCAPA Members,

I was happy to see a good turnout of SCAPA members along with other local pilots in spite of the rain at the Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 information meeting for the Santa Clara County Airports Business Plan Update hosted by Airports Director Eric Peterson. As I said at the meeting, I was also glad to see the mindshare that the airports are getting from Ericís boss, Director of Roads and Airports Harry Freitas. With all the deferred maintenance weíve seen at both E16 and RHV, the airports have sometimes felt like the redheaded stepchild of the Roads and Airports Department, so the increased attention we're getting lately from the new generation of management is welcome.

County Supervisor Mike Wasserman Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 - SCAPA Dinner, Meeting AND Presentation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Marshall   
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
On Feb. 13, 2018, SCAPA will host our District 1 Supervisor, Mike Wasserman.

Download the flyer here and feel free to print and distribute. We would like to have a big turnout for this important guest speaker.

Supervisor Wasserman will lead off with a summary of his view of the county airports and the airports business plan update that is currently under way by county staff. He will also listen to our concerns regarding airport preservation, accepting FAA funds, hangar lease expirations, possible future county airport curfews, full time employee on airport, and similar issues.

Disaster Airlift Exercise Sat., April 7, 2018 at San Martin Airport PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Thursday, 11 January 2018
The South County Airport Pilot Association (SCAPA) will conduct a Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) exercise Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the San Martin Airport. Local residents are encouraged to drop by and bring food items, which will be donated to the Gilroy Compassion Center. The DART exercise simulates the aftermath of a local earthquake disaster. Aircraft will be used to airlift food and supplies to and from San Martin Airport.

South county residents are invited to visit the drive-through at the airport south ramp, across the street from the San Martin Lions Club, 12415 Murphy Ave, San Martin, between 11 a.m. and noon. A bottle of water will be handed out to each visiting car, and residents can drop off a food donation (canned or packaged) that will be flown in the exercise and afterwards donated to the Gilroy Compassion Center.

SCAPA Dinner Meeting Tuesday, January 9, 2018" - "Iíll Never Forget that Flight!" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Join us! Tuesday, January 9, 2018, for "Iíll Never Forget that Flight!"


This evening we will hear from SCAPA board member and favorite storyteller, Frank Giancola. He will tell about the time, as a young GA pilot, when he had the opportunity to take Pan Amís captain training and flew over Cuba in the right seat of a 727.

Come to enjoy the story and the fellowship! Guests are welcome.


About our speaker: Frank Giancola has been based at E16 since 1980. He has owned 10 airplanes over the years and trained at SimCom numerous times. Currently flying a Duke BE60, Frank holds a multiengine certificate and instrument rating.

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