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E16 WIFI Also Now Working PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Petersen   
Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Many of you may have noticed that the county Wi-Fi is now working and with higher speed in the last few weeks after being down for over 5 months. Also, the AWOS METAR reporting is now accurate and up to date for ceiling and visibility. Many thanks to our fellow member Bob Brentnall, owner of SVI internet service, and his crew for fixing the problem. Also, another round of thanks to Eric Peterson, assistant director of SC airports for helping along with Bob and myself for getting this fixed. The county Wi-Fi is available from the county hangars down to the south edge of the southern tie down area.

 
E16 METARS Are Back! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Wednesday, 27 February 2013

As of February 25th at 10:15AM local time, AWOS weather reports for South County Airport are once again available as METARS on the internet and DUATS. Your SCAPA Board has been investigating this issue for some time, and SCAPA President Jim Petersen in particular has delivered yeoman service, engaging directly with both Santa Clara County Airport management team members and the management and technical folks at the local internet provider. Once Jim got all the right people communicating, they were able to diagnose the problems and get everything fixed.

Thanks Jim!

 
March 2013 SCAPA Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The next monthly SCAPA meeting is on Tuesday, March 12th 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 Emergency Landings in Mountainous Terrain: How to Land, How to Survive presented by Jason Miller, CFI and Howard Donner, MD, CFI

In the western U.S. we frequently fly over mountainous terrain. In the event of an emergency, where would you land? Your choices are likely to be hazardous, at best. Making a safe landing is only the first part of the challenge; after landing safely you also need to survive on the ground until rescue arrives or until you can safely get out of the wilderness.

We will hear from two experts to learn about best practices.

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.

**UPDATE** This seminar has been approved for FAA WINGS credit - you can sign up at the FAA WINGS site at this link.

 
E16 Hangar break ins PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Friday, 15 February 2013

At least two E16 hangars were broken into and valuables stolen on or about February 13th 2013.

Two tenants in the Magnum Aviation leasehold hangars reported break-ins to the police, but since the thieves accessed the hangars without doing noticeable damage to the outside of the hangars, it is possible more break-ins have not yet been discovered.

E16 tenants are encouraged to check your hangar and call the police to file a report if you find anything amiss.

SCAPA is working to get an update on the break ins, and we will make any more information available to the membership as soon as we get anything new.

 
February 2013 Meeting, Speaker PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Thursday, 24 January 2013

The next monthly SCAPA meeting is on Tuesday, February 12, 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 evening's presentation is How Covers Protect Airplanes and the Story of Bruce's Custom Covers, presented by the covers expert and one of our newest SCAPA members, Bruce Perch.

This seminar has been approved for FAA WINGS credit - you can sign up at the FAA WINGS site at this link.
 
Dinner is $15 for SCAPA members, $20 for non-members. You can also pay your 2013 annual SCAPA membership dues when you pay for dinner - just $30!
 
Note that Wings Of History is offering SCAPA rent-free use of the Wings of History Museum clubhouse for our meetings for the year if at least 10 SCAPA members are also Wings of History members for 2013. If you've been considering supporting the Wings of History Museum, now would be a great time to sign up. The Wings of History general membership is $40 for the year, and you can find more information as well as a printable Wings of History membership application form at http://www.wingsofhistory.org/index.php/the-museum/become-a-member.

 
SCAPA Board of Directors for 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Marshall   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012

Fellow SCAPA members:


Thanks to all the members who cast their votes electronically with Tom Monti. Tom reports that the electronic votes put us over the top for quorum purposes. 35 total votes were cast either in person at the November meeting or via email. The people standing for election each received 35 votes apiece – Jim Peterson, Bette Gardner, Mike Brogley, Paul Marshall, Mark van Wyk, Rod Pharis, and Gene Kindred.

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