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January 10 2017 SCAPA Meeting: Bonanzas to Oshkosh PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Wednesday, 04 January 2017

Join us for this monthly meeting of the South County Airport Pilots Association. We gather at 5:30 pm, serve dinner at 6:00 pm ($15 members, $20 non-members), hold a brief business meeting at 6:45 pm, and begin this speaker presentation at 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome!

Bonanzas to Oshkosh: The World's Largest Formation Flight of Civilian Aircraft presented by Larry Gains

-FAASafety-approved for WINGS credit-

Each year in late July about 100 Beechcraft Bonanzas and Barons assemble in Rockford, Illinois and fly in the world’s largest formation of civilian aircraft to the EAA AirVenture annual celebration of aviation in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Bonanzas to Oshkosh began in 1990 when Wayne Collins and a few friends decided the only way to ensure camping together was to arrive together in formation. The formation has become an annual tradition, attracting pilots nationwide who train for the event and look forward to the accomplishment and camaraderie of the experience.

Our speaker this evening is Larry Gaines from Stockton, who has flown with the B2OSH group every year since 2000. Larrry started a training clinic in Northern California, and in 2007 he was asked to take over the organization of the nationwide B2OSH effort

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San Martin Airport User’s Meeting Minutes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Marshall   
Friday, 09 December 2016
San Martin Airport User’s Meeting Minutes

Wednesday November 30, 2016

Attendees: Paul Marshall, Mark van Wyk, Gene Kindred, Norm Flisram, Walter Gyger, Rod Pharis, Eric Peterson, Pam Srvdlin, Ken Betts

Secretary: Paul Marshall took minutes for the meeting

Paul Marshall called the meeting to order shortly after 12:00 pm.

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2016 SCAPA HOLIDAY PARTY -- Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 -- MARK YOUR CALENDARS! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Petersen   
Wednesday, 09 November 2016
Come to the SCAPA Annual Holiday Party, Saturday, December 10, 4:30 pm, Villa Mira Monte (Morgan Hill House), 17860 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill.

SCAPA members, family and friends are invited to join us on Saturday, December 10, from 4:30 to 8 pm at the beautiful Villa Mira Monte for our Annual Holiday Party.

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"Fun Places to Fly in the West" -- SCAPA Dinner, Meeting & Program. Tuesday, November 8, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Monday, 17 October 2016
Fun Places to Fly in the West

Our speakers this evening will be four SCAPA members who will each share a destination they have enjoyed along with useful pointers, interesting info and safety advice about the airport and surrounding airspace.

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Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 DART Exercise a Smashing Success! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Marshall   
Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 was our best ever DART exercise. 45 attendees, good blending of SCAPA pilots, CERT volunteers, cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill emergency managers, pilots flying in from other airports including two pilot associations who are starting their own DARTs and the Watsonville WEACT, the editor of the Gilroy Dispatch, and a photographer from the Morgan Hill Times. See the nice posting by Dick Filson, a pilot from Stockton who participated for his second year, who happens to be my brother-in-law who I fly to Oshkosh with every summer.

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Corl Leach to speak at SCAPA Dinner, Meeting & Program. Tuesday, October 11, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Corl Leach -- "CalPilots & Topics for California’s General Aviation Community"

With more than 200 local and regional aviation-interested organizations in the state, how do we all communicate with each other? The answer is simple: collaborate through the existing state-level organization created to preserve, protect, and promote California’s general aviation community and airports.

We will learn about issues facing general aviation from our speaker, the president of CalPilots. He will explain how the “Three Tiers of Aviation Advocacy” apply directly to us. This is an opportunity to get up to date on the topics that are engaging CalPilots and to share your own concerns and ideas. This part of the evening will be a conversation, not a lecture!

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