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SCAPA is back! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Monday, 23 October 2017

Since you are reading this, you already know the SCAPA website is back!

Thanks to SCAPA Member Bob Brentnall's crack technical team at hosting provider South Valley Internet, we are back up and running.

Airport News: Potholes Fixed; San Martin Lions Donate to DART PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Potholes Fixed, Thanks to Frank Giancola

The horrific potholes at the north gate entrance to E16 have been finally FIXED, thanks to Airport Maintenance Worker Don Murphy, and especially thanks to SCAPA Super Man Frank Giancola, who once again has donated his superior construction expertise to help make San Martin Airport a better place.


San Martin Lions Donate to DART

The Lions Club of San Martin showed its support for the local community and disaster preparedness when the club donated funds to the South County Airport Pilots Association Disaster Airlift Response Team (SCAPA DART), a local charity dedicated to philanthropy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Dinner Meeting -- "Water Water Everywhere: What If I Have To Ditch?" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Monday, 09 October 2017
--Approved by FAASafety for WINGS credit--

It's almost unimaginable that I'm sinking, but the rush of water into the cockpit is indisputable. In seconds, it boils up over my waist, and the surface slants at a crazy angle as the fuselage rolls. If the jarring impact wasn't disorienting enough, the shock of the cold water completes the job. I suck in my last breath of air, take stock of the situation, and fight down the swell of fright that rises up from my gut.


Frightening? It should be, but we can prepare. Like the rest of our flying, training for the unexpected minimizes the emotion and enhances our survival. The key to a successful outcome is knowing what to expect and what to do.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Dinner Meeting -- "I’ll Never Forget That Flight!" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
SCAPA DINNER, MEETING AND PRESENTATION This evening we will hear from several SCAPA members who will share the story of a memorable flight.

Speakers will include:

• Frank Giancola on a flight over Cuba in the right seat of a 727.

• Gene Kindred on a gear-up landing in his Mooney.

• Mike Parks on a 747 engine failure on takeoff and the investigation that followed.

• Maybe one more!

SCAPA Holiday Party -- Dec. 9, 2017 at Morgan Hill House! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Petersen   
Thursday, 14 September 2017
SCAPA members, be sure to mark your calendars for the 2017 Holiday Party! The date: Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017!

Once again, the party will be held at the beautiful, classical Villa Mira Monte (also known as Morgan Hill House), located at 17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA.

You don't want to miss this party. It's always a great time. Watch for more details, and sign up on the South County Pilots page at www.meetup.com.

"Sailing for Pilots" -- Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Join us! Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at the Wings of History Museum.

Many of us have probably had the thought: I can fly a plane…how hard can it be to sail a boat? How much of what I know and do as a pilot is transferable to sailing?

These and other questions will be explored this evening as our speaker presents these essentials:

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