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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - SCAPA Dinner Meeting & Program: "Flying Medical Personnel to Mexico" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bette Gardner   
Thursday, 14 June 2018
Approved for FAA WINGS Program Credit!!

Our speaker this evening will share his experience during the past several years flying in and out of Mexico to bring medical personnel to people needing health care. We will be briefed on the essentials for GA pilots to plan flights, clear customs, navigate, communicate with ATC and to safely use Mexican airports.

We will also learn about the procedures and operations of a nonprofit organization, Liga International, which operates medical clinics in Mexico through the volunteer services of US- based pilots and medical personnel.

What are the qualifications for pilots? Where in Mexico are clinics located? How do medical personnel get scheduled to fly? Do pilots work in the clinics too? These and other questions will be addressed.

Paul Marshall volunteers with Liga International, flying medical personnel to clinics in Mexico several times per year.

Paul earned his private pilot license in 1998 and purchased a Bonanza A36 in 2000. He holds an instrument rating and a FFI lead card for formation flying. Among his volunteer activities, Paul heads up the Disaster Airlift Response Team for CalPilots. Paul worked in silicon valley for 30 years with Wiltron and Sunrise Telecom, and is currently taking a break to pursue his hobbies.

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 a speaker presentation at 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome!

Wings of History Museum, 12777 Murphy Ave (Across the street from the airport), San Martin, CA

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