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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.

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.

"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.

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.

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!

DART Exercise Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Dear SCAPA Members:

This year’s Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) exercise is coming up on October 1. Please mark it on your calendars and let Paul Marshall know if you can participate. Paul will be doing the event planning beforehand and Rod Pharis will be the Operations Director on the day of the event. We’ll keep the format similar to last year’s exercise – We assume a large earthquake has isolated Gilroy, San Martin, and Morgan Hill from the rest of the state – surface transportation has been cut at overpasses south of Gilroy and north of Morgan Hill, and we need the airport to help connect us to the outside world.

We will conduct a number of operations that model things we can do to help the community such as evacuating families to relatives elsewhere in Northern California, flying emergency workers into the area or to their jobs in neighboring communities, and flying in emergency food rations from outside locations.

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