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July 2013 SCAPA Meeting Topic: Electric Planes, (Trains) and Automobiles!! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The next monthly SCAPA meeting is on Tuesday, July 9th 2013 at the Wings of History Museum. We gather at 5:30 pm, serve dinner ($15 members, $20 non-members, Guests Welcome!) at 6, hold a business meeting at 6:45, and our speaker presentation kicks off at 7pm.

This month's presentation topic is Electric Planes, (Trains) and Automobiles!!

Modern Lithium-Ion batteries have advanced to a point where they can power a big luxury sedan like the Tesla S, which outperforms nearly all Porsches and BMWs. Soon we will see electric airplanes coming to an airport near us and we can expect a wide variety of new classes of aerial chariots to be made possible by electric propulsion.

SCAPA member Winfried Wilcke will cover electric motors, advanced battery technologies (Lithium-ion and far beyond, such as Lithium-air), examples of electric vehicles and electric airplanes, multi-copters and the CAFE challenge. Winfried will make his Tesla S available for show and tell after the talk.

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SCAPA volunteers help 2013 Wings of History E16 Open House Succeed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Friday, 31 May 2013

SCAPA members helped the Wings of History museum annual open house on May 18th to a roaring success. SCAPA volunteers helped with event setup and tri-tip grilling on Friday, staffed the full ramp safety crew all day Saturday, and contributed a pile of pilots to the Young Eagles effort run by the EAA chapters 62 and 110 teams. Wings of History has put out their summer 2013 Vintage Aviator newsletter covering this years open house.

More information and photos below the fold...

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June 2013 SCAPA Meeting topic: CAP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Sunday, 19 May 2013

The next monthly SCAPA meeting is on Tuesday, June 11th 2013 at the Wings of History Museum. We gather at 5:30 pm, serve dinner at 6, hold a business meeting at 6:45, and our speaker presentation kicks off at 7pm.

This month's presentation topic is The Civil Air Patrol, How Search and Rescue Works, and What It’s Like To Be A CAP Pilot from two members of CAP Squadron 80 based at Reid-Hillview Airport, CAP Major Coby Sena and CAP Major John Lewis.

Founded in 1941 just days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Civil Air Patrol started out protecting America's shores against enemy submarine attack. After the war, the volunteer organization's role changed to search and rescue. CAP still performs 95% of all inland search and rescue for missing aircraft, and over the years it has broadened its service role.

During all CAP missions, safety plays a major role. We will learn how CAP maintains a culture of safety, and what you, as pilots, can do to increase your own safety, both in everyday situations and in emergencies.

*** UPDATE Wings credit now available - click here to register at FAASafety.gov ***

Dinner is $15 for SCAPA members, $20 for non-members. For those who have not yet done so, you can also pay your 2013 annual SCAPA membership dues of $30 when you pay for dinner. If you're not sure if you've paid your 2013 dues - we have a list and will be happy to look you up!

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Wings of History Annual Open House May 18th! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The annual Wings of History Air Museum Open House at South County Airport is Saturday, May 18th from 7am to 4pm. Join SCAPA and the local community for free tethered hot air balloon rides in the morning when the air is cool, food all day, from a pancake breakfast starting at 8am to delicious lunch from 11 to 2, free tours of the Wings of History Air Museum, Young Eagles airplane rides for kids 8 to 17, and static displays of aircraft and antique cars.

See you there!

 
SCAPA Awards Three $1,000 Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Three Aviation Minded Local Students Benefit From 2013 SCAPA Scholarships

The South County Airport Pilot’s Association awarded three $1000 scholarships to three local students pursuing careers in aviation at the monthly SCAPA meeting on May 14th 2013. 

The winning candidates for the 2013 SCAPA Scholarship are Antoinette Amaral, James Crawford and Bryan Krough.

The three 2013 SCAPA Scholarship recipients were selected by the SCAPA board based on demonstrated motivation, aviation and scholastic achievement and financial need toward their future in aviation.  Candidates of any age currently in an academic aviation program, flight training program or aviation maintenance program in the South County, Morgan Hill and San Jose areas were encouraged to apply.

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May 2013 SCAPA Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Saturday, 27 April 2013

The next monthly SCAPA meeting is on Tuesday, May 14th 2013 at the Wings of History Museum. We gather at 5:30 pm, serve dinner at 6, hold a business meeting at 6:45, and our speaker presentation kicks off at 7pm.

This month's presentation topic is Spectacular Soaring presented by Harry Fox, President of Bay Area Soaring Associates, and Charlie Hayes, CFI-G and chief instructor at Hollister Soaring Center.

The Southern Alps of New Zealand present some of the most dramatic landscapes on the planet, with glacier-capped peaks only 15 miles from the Tasman Sea, temperate rain forests on the windward side of the South Island and semi-arid grasslands on the leeward side. The Southern Alps are also a spectacular place to fly sailplanes, offering motor-less flights stretching hundreds of miles over and among those same glacier-capped peaks. When the wind blows hard, mountain wave sets up and soaring flights to 20,000 foot altitude and beyond are common.

This presentation is based on one pilot's experience at GlideOmarama.com, a mountain-soaring school in Omarama, New Zealand. We'll see videos of glider flights to Milford Sound and Mount Cook, 3-D flight traces showing the paths of the flights, and details on how glider pilots use thermal, wave and ridge lift to fly long distances at high altitudes.

**UPDATE** This program has been approved by the FAA for WINGS program credit - you can preregister here!

Dinner is $15 for SCAPA members, $20 for non-members. For those who have not yet done so, you can also pay your 2013 annual SCAPA membership dues of $30 when you pay for dinner.

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