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SCAPA 2014 Scholarship Awards! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Petersen   
Wednesday, 14 May 2014

At our member meeting on Tuesday night, May 13th, SCAPA awarded our 2014 annual $1,000 SCAPA scholarships to three outstanding young people:
1) Jose Rocha who is a Civil Air Patrol volunteer and very high GPA high school student.
2) Ivan Delgado who is a current Magnum maintenance employee and high GPA Gavilan student.
3) Steven Naranjo who is working on his A&P certification with high GPA and motivation at Gavilan.

We had ten top quality candidates to select from and it was a tough choice to finalize our vote. Pat Belanger did a knock up job at getting the applications out and doing the foot work.

Jim Petersen

Wings of History Open House May 17th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Sunday, 11 May 2014

The Annual Wings of History Open House will be held at South County Airport from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, May 17th 2014. Come check out all kinds of airplanes including warbirds, classics, experimentals, hot air balloons (flying from 7am weather permitting), and radio controlled airplanes, plus a great display of antique cars, antique farm equipment, running steam engines, and take advantage of free admission all day to see the Museum!

SCAPA will be running the ramp area safety crew again this year, and as always we staff our SCAPA information tent during the day to promote SCAPA to the public, so if you want to help out come see us at the SCAPA tent and we'll put you to work.

May 13th 2014 Meeting: Flying Worldwide Reconnaissance Missions with the Global Hawk PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Friday, 18 April 2014

Join us for the monthly gathering of the South County Airport Pilots Association on Tuesday, May 13th 2014. We gather at 5:30 pm, will be serving dinner at 6:00 pm ($15 members, $20 non-members, Guests Welcome!), hold a brief business meeting at 6:45 pm, and our speaker presentation kicks off at 7:00pm. Our topic this month is:

Flying Worldwide Reconnaissance Missions with the Global Hawk

Presented by Lt Col John Tate, Chief Pilot 13th Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale AFB

Have you ever wondered just why there are so many TFRs restricting flight around and above Beale Air Force Base? Beale is the home of the Global Hawk, the premier high altitude surveillance and reconnaissance remotely piloted aircraft flown by the Air Force today. For our May 13th meeting, come hear Global Hawk Instructor Pilot Lt. Col John Tate speak about flying the Global Hawk on US Intelligence Surveillance Missions throughout the world.

23 APR 2014 Update: FAA WINGS credit has been approved for this event! Pre-register now for credit on the FAASTeam events web site.

ELTs and PLBs slides available for download PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014

The presentation files for Herb Patten's presentation on ELTs and PLBs is available for download from the SCAPA web site as a 6Mb powerpoint file and also converted to a smaller 1Mb pdf file.

Thanks Herb for a great presentation, and for arranging the ISS flyby to cap off your talk!

SCAPA 2014 Scholarship Applications Now Open PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Applications are now being accepted for the South County Airport Pilot Association's 2014 Scholarships. This year SCAPA will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships to area individuals working towards aviation careers. Any Santa Clara or San Benito County resident who is 16 years of age or older and pursuing either a flight-training or an aviation maintenance program can apply, but don't delay, the application deadline is May 5th 2014!

Download the 2014 SCAPA Scholarship information flyer with more details, an application form pdf for printing, or an online fillable application form pdf now!

E16 WIFI Network Details PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Your SCAPA Board of Directors have recently fielded some questions from members regarding access to the county-run WIFI network available on E16 - here are the details:

The County-maintained wireless network is accessible from the south end of the tie down area up through the county hangars, and pilots can use this network to access the internet using username E16 and password E16 (case sensitive). The network has been stable and working well for over a year now since the last set of SCAPA-facilitated repairs in February 2013. Users report good connectivity throughout the county hangar area and down through the south tie-down ramp.

Please note that Patrick and the rest of the County airports folks continue to be concerned about network security, and as an aspect of that concern they request that the airport WIFI login information remain closely held, with information being provided only to valid South County Airport users. This note is restricted to registered SCAPA web site users for that reason.

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