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SJ Mercury News Article Calls Reid Hillview Airport, Pilots, Flight Schools "Symbol of Inequality"
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
The following is the lead sentence in a featured article, written by Thy Vo, in the August 21, 2019 issue of the San Jose Mercury News:

"SAN JOSE —For many East San Jose residents, Reid Hillview Airport has been a symbol of inequality: 180 acres of county land, largely used by private pilots and flight schools, in the middle of one of the city’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods."

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SCAPA / DART --Save the date October 26, 2019
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Thursday, 11 July 2019
(Article written by John Charles Liegl):

Save the date October 26, 2019!

South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA) will be activating a DART exercise at the South County Airport E-16. We are requesting volunteers. The program is the result of the realization that the Southern Santa Clara County is vulnerable and could be cut off from services and supplies resulting from a major disaster such as the example set by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989.

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Help SCAPA by Shopping Using AmazonSmile!!
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Monday, 08 August 2016
(NOTE: On August 16, 2019, AmazonSmile issued another of it's quarterly donations to SCAPA! The more stuff you buy using AmazonSmile, the greater the donation!)

If you shop on Amazon, there is a way -- using AmazonSmile -- for you to specify that 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases go directly to SCAPA! There is no cost to you! SCAPA is an approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and as such we are now part of the AmazonSmile program. The link below, or Amazon Smile button on this web page, will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of SCAPA.

Log in to your Amazon account as you always do. It says "California Pilots Association" because SCAPA is an affiliated chapter of CalPilots, but be assured that all proceed go directly to SCAPA! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0467684

 
Two Local Students Receive 2019 SCAPA $1,500 Scholarships
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.

Jesse Zefe Rodarte of Hollister is enrolled in the FAA-certified Aviation Maintenance Technology program at the Gavilan College aviation facility at San Martin Airport. Jesse works as a student assistant in the Work Study program; has overcome numerous life challenges; and is embarking on a career as an aircraft technician, working toward certification as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic.

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San Martin Lions Support Local Disaster Preparedness with Donation
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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High-Flying Aviation Students Awarded 2017 $1200 Scholarships
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Two Gilroy aviation students and an aviation student from San Jose each received a $1200 scholarship sponsored by the the South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA), a non-profit San Martin organization dedicated to preserving the San Martin Airport.

Emmett Marshal Jackson and Noel Perez, both of Gilroy, and Michelle Tripp of San Jose were selected to receive the scholarships.

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