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Two Local Students Receive 2019 SCAPA $1,500 Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
A local student enrolled in the Gavilan College Aviation program and a San Jose State University student studying Aviation Professional Flight each received a $1,500 scholarship sponsored by the South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA), a non-profit San Martin organization dedicated to preserving the San Martin Airport and providing disaster airlift relief in times of emergency.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 SCAPA Dinner Meeting: "When is an Emergency an Emergency?" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
"When is an Emergency an Emergency, and is NORDO an Emergency? What Pilots get wrong."

Approved for FAA Wings Program Credit !!!

While it is not always necessary to declare an emergency, there are times when even the most experienced pilot should declare an emergency. Emergencies can even be declared for you!

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2019 SCAPA Fly-Out Schedule PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kent Mazzia   
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
The following is the 2019 SCAPA Fly-Out Schedule. All flyouts meet at hangar row G, Magnum side (not row G on the county hangars side) unless otherwise noted. For more information, SCAPA members can send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

    • June 21-22, 2019: AOPA Fly In to Livermore (need to confirm count of aircraft going asap).
    • July 13, 2019: Paso Robles for late breakfast/lunch. Depart at 10:30AM.
    • Aug. 17, 2019: Auburn for late breakfast/lunch at Wings Grill. Depart at 10:30AM.
    • Sept. 14-15, 2019: Kern Valley Airport Camping Trip. Depart at 10AM.
    • Oct. 12, 2019: Merced. Lunch. Depart at 10:30AM. (This may be replaced with a flight to Catalina Island.)
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 SCAPA Dinner Meeting: "Keeping Your Plane Safe" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
"Keeping Your Plane Safe: Maintenance Tips for Pilots and Plane Owners to Fly Safely"

Approved for FAA Wings Program Credit !!!

Daniel Neal of the new San Martin Aviation maintenance facility, located next to Magnum Aviation at San Martin Airport (E16), will talk about things pilots and plane owners can do to keep their flying as safe as possible.

The focus will be on three key topics:

* Annual inspections

* Preventive maintenance that can make annual inspections go well

* Approved parts for certified aircraft

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 SCAPA Dinner Meeting: "Flying The San Francisco Bay Tour" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jim Petersen   
Sunday, 24 February 2019
Approved for FAA Wings Program Credit !!!

How to safely fly the San Francisco Bay Tour and information on the newly updated S.F. Bay Tour map, with Max Tresscott.

Brief Description: Learn about the tour from the creator of the S.F. Bay Tour map, which is now updated to incorporate recent S.F. Class B changes. Flying the Bay Tour is fun, though it helps to plan your tour before you depart. There are many considerations, including the routes and altitudes to be flown, ATC communications, required clearances, and weather issues. You'll always want to consider in advance any alternatives, in case you're unable to execute your original plan. There's been at least one fatal accident that occurred while flying a S.F. Bay Tour and you'll learn the details of what went wrong on that flight.

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South County Airport Pilots Association Scholarship 2019 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patrick Belanger   
Friday, 15 February 2019
Message from Niki Green: Hi everyone, it is my distinct pleasure to announce that the SCAPA (South County Airport Pilot Association) Board of Directors will be awarding two $1500 scholarships to deserving students enrolled in either pilot or AMT programs. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or a legal US resident, 16 years of age or older, and a resident of Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, or Monterey county. The association, as a group is deeply committed to helping the aspiring aviation professionals in our community.

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