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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Dinner Meeting and Program -- "Flying Seaplanes" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Friday, 12 May 2017
-- Approved by FAASafety for WINGS credit--

This presentation may inspire you to get a seaplane rating!

This evening we will learn about unique considerations for safely operating seaplanes, such as handling seaplanes in the water, choosing landing areas, using wind speed and direction information, how float planes make approaches and landings, and what it takes to earn a rating.

About our speaker: Gordon Mills, SES CFI, and his wife Sandy co-own and operate Alpine Aviation in Grass Valley, California. The company offers training, maintenance, charters and FBO services.

An FAASafety representative, Gordon has 12,000 hours of flight time with 6,000 hours of instruction. In addition to his SES CFI rating, he has his CFII, commercial, multi-engine and ATP ratings and he is a certified A&P. During the past 15 years Gordon and his staff have been flying and maintaining a wide variety of aircraft. He has a Lake LA-4-200 or Lake Buccaneer for seaplane training and operations.

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High-Flying Aviation Students Awarded 2017 $1200 Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Two Gilroy aviation students and an aviation student from San Jose each received a $1200 scholarship sponsored by the the South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA), a non-profit San Martin organization dedicated to preserving the San Martin Airport.

Emmett Marshal Jackson and Noel Perez, both of Gilroy, and Michelle Tripp of San Jose were selected to receive the scholarships.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -- Dinner Meeting and Program: "Risk Management in Everyday Flight" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Monday, 24 April 2017
We focus this evening on managing the risk of flying.

Implementing a risk management process into our everyday flying is an important aspect of increasing flight safety. The risk management process includes identifying hazards, evaluating the associated risk, and then finding ways to mitigate the risks. Join us as we look at some practical ways we, as pilots, can apply these principles in our flying, with an emphasis on pre-flight planning. You will have the opportunity to practice with sample scenarios.

About our speaker: SCAPA member Coby Sena is a full-time CFI with a strong interest in safety and risk management. When not instructing, Coby is active in Civil Air Patrol as an instructor pilot, Safety Officer, and Standards and Evaluation Officer.

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Guests are always welcome!

Wings of History Museum

12777 Murphy Ave

(Across the street from the airport)

San Martin, CA

 
2017 SCAPA Fly-Out Schedule! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Thursday, 13 April 2017
Join fellow SCAPA pilots for fun 2017 fly-outs. If you are a SCAPA member, be sure to sign up on the "South County Pilots" group on www.meetup.com for more information!

SCAPA Fly-Out to Gustine Airport (3O1) to "Gustine Airport Fly-In", 09/23/17

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Gustine Airport

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SCAPA Announces Three $1,200 Scholarships for 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Monday, 27 March 2017
UPDATE: Eligibility rules have been updated to now include students residing in Monterey County in addition to Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, and San Benito County -- all in California.

The South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA) will award three $1200 Scholarships to students of aviation. All Applications must be received by May 2, 2017.

The scholarship winners will be announced on or before May 8, 2017.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Dinner Meeting & Program: Mountain Flying to Truckee & South Lake Tahoe PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Thursday, 16 March 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 our speaker presentation at 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome!

Mountain Flying to Truckee & South Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a great destination, but pilots must be aware of terrain and weather effects in the mountainous terrain and unique factors when flying in and out of Truckee or South Lake Tahoe.

Our speaker will discuss considerations for flying in the mountains, including winds and weather, night operations, icing, density altitude and aeromedical factors. He will also focus on unique factors to consider when flying in and out of Truckee airport (KTRK) inlcuding non-towered airport operations, route planning, sharing the airspace with gliders, downdrafts to watch for, and detailed arrival and departure planning information. We will also be briefed about flying in and out of South Lake Tahoe (KTVL) airport.

This seminar is recommended anyone planning a flight to KTRK or KTVL, and it will be an excellent briefing for pilots who plan to join us on April 22 for a SCAPA fly-out to Truckee.

About our speaker:

Hardy Bullock is Director of Aviation and Community Services at the Truckee Tahoe Airport District. His responsibilities include safety, security, and efficiency of the airport as well as enhancement of the airport’s benefit and reduction of its annoyance to the community.

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