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Two New Wagons are in the DART Hangar! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Marshall   
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Hi all: Rod Pharis (DART Co-Director) and I drove down to Salinas Grainger and brought home two new Little Giant Wagons. The new wagons feature 2,000 lb. rating; 8-inch polyurethane wheels with grease fittings that roll over pebbles and never go flat; bigger load beds; and much sturdier construction than our old ones.

Rod was able to wrangle the Northrop Grumman discount. As for our old wagons, two of them still work and a third has the wheel that has fallen off.

Thanks!

Paul Marshall, Director, SCAPA Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART)

 
San Martin Lions Support Local Disaster Preparedness with Donation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
The Lions Club of San Martin continued its support for the local community and disaster preparedness when, for the second year, the club donated funds to the South County Airport Pilots Association Disaster Airlift Response Team (SCAPA DART), a local charity dedicated to philanthropy.

“The San Martin Lions Club appreciates the role SCAPA DART plays in the community for disaster relief. We would also like to be involved in the next Disaster training with hands on support and the use of our Hall,” said Jane Stevens, President of the Lions Club of San Martin.

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SCAPA Annual Holiday Party Saturday, December 8, 2018 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Save the date! Saturday, December 8, 2018. We are once again holding our annual SCAPA Holiday Party at beautiful and historic Villa Mira Monte (aka Morgan Hill House) starting at 4:30 p.m.

Villa Mira Monte was built in 1886 by Hiram Morgan Hill for his bride, Diana Murphy Hill, as a country getaway from their home in San Francisco. Their visits led to the modern town's name, as train conductors would announce "Morgan Hill's!" when making special stops for the family and their guests. The house has been beautifully restored by the Morgan Hill Historical Society.

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Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 Dinner Meeting: "AIR DEFENSE INTERCEPTION: HISTORY & CURRENT SCENARIOS" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Approved by FAASafety for WINGS credit!!

Learn about different scenarios where a pilot can get intercepted by our air defense system, rules of engagement and procedures for the interceptor and the intercepted.

SCAPA member Pat Belanger, a former command pilot in the California Air National Guard, will share inside details from his experience and current knowledge. He will also describe the history of his unit and riveting details about his training, responsibilities, and experiences.

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HLUET Special Meeting (Airport Business Plan Update) Debrief PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
SCAPA Members,

Thank you to all the airport supporters that turned out for the Special HLUET Committee Meeting Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Between CAAPSO, SCAPA and the SJSU Aviation Department contingent, by my count supporters greatly outnumbered the anti-airport contingent. I also would like to everyone for their great comments and their very respectful tone. That even-tempered tone was also commended by the Supervisors.

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Dr. Key Dismukes Presentation Available for Download PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Brogley   
Sunday, 16 September 2018

We had a great presentation on Tuesday, September 11th from NASA-Ames Research Center scientist Dr. Key Dismukes on pilot cognition, procedural task management, "remembering to remember" prospective memory and their impact on how pilots can manage flight tasks to fly more safely. 

Key was kind enough to approve our posting his presentation, and you can download it as a pdf here.

Thank you, Dr. Dismukes!

 
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