In past years, our mailing address has been linked to the home location of the person who oversees our membership administration. Since we are an organization of volunteers, we have had to change this address in the past as people moved, changed positions, etc.
The good news is that we have recently secured a Sacramento-based address that we intend to use as our permanent mailing address. The new address is:
California Pilots Association
1414 K Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
The bad news is that the US Postal Service did not properly process the change of address form that we submitted to forward mail received at our prior Long Beach, CA address to our new address. We were only made aware of this recently and are in the process of correcting the problem. If you sent mail to our Long Beach, CA address after April 15, then it is possible that your mail was not forwarded properly and may have been returned to you. If this is the case, then we ask that you resend your mail to our new address.
We sincerely apologize for any problems or confusion resulting from the mail forwarding problem.
As always, we are very grateful for your support of CalPilots.
Written by GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF
- July 30, 2015
JULY 29, 2015 The Experimental Aircraft Association and other general aviation groups have fired back at an inflammatory letter sent by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) to all U.S. senators that "made numerous false and unsubstantiated claims regarding the efforts to expand freedoms in general aviation and reform aeromedical certification," according to EAA officials.
EAA leadership was fuming at AirVenture on Saturday morning, as they dealt with a last-minute, unexpected letter from the Air Line Pilots Association sent to members of Congress, opposing the Pilots' Bill of Rights 2 now under consideration -- with a vote in the Senate expected as soon as Tuesday. ALPA cited concerns over safety if the bill, which would allow GA pilots to self-certify under most circumstances, were to pass. "This is an out-and-out attack to derail the bill," EAA Chairman Jack Pelton said at an impromptu news conference at Oshkosh on Saturday morning. "We think it's unconscionable, and unfair to the GA public." Pelton and the EAA staffers quickly worked to rally the troops at AirVenture to call their senators on Monday to let them know the bill is important to them.
Written by Pia Bergqvist - Flying Magazine
- July 24, 2015
There is hope for third-class medical reform and it may become a reality soon. A bipartisan amendment to the Senate highway bill was filed this week by Senators Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and John Boozman (R-Arkansas), adding language to support third-class medical reform.The language introduced in the highway bill mirrors suggested medical rules included in the Pilots Bill of Rights 2, which was presented to Congress earlier this year by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma). Support for the bill has been gaining momentum in the House and Senate, AOPA said.
Did you receive an invite to participate in the 37th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2014? If so, please send in your response as the survey period will soon close. Contact Tetra Tech with any questions at 1-800-826-1797 or via email email@example.com.
AUVSI Says It Would Make Virtually All Flights Illegal
A bill that is working its way through the California Legislature would create a no-fly zone for UAVs from the ground up to 350 feet over any private property in the state.
The bill, introduced by District 19 Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, "would extend liability for wrongful occupation of real property and damages to a person who operates an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlaying the real property, without the express permission of the person or entity with the legal authority to grant access or without legal authority."
Written by Pia Bergqvist - Flying Magazine
- July 15, 2015
John Kounis, editor of aviation magazine Pilot Getaways, died suddenly this week at his home in Glendale, California. Kounis was an avid pilot with several thousand hours of flight time and the proud owner of a Cessna 185. During his exciting career, he visited more than 50 countries in a variety of general aviation airplanes.
Deadline Now September 8, Allows For A Full 90 Days Of CommentThe FAA is extending the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project to September 8, 2015, to allow for a full 90 days of comment.
The project is a comprehensive proposal to improve the flow of air traffic into and out of Southern California by making the airspace safer and more efficient. It proposes to replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic procedures with new satellite-based procedures, which are a key component of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The Metroplex proposal encompasses most of Southern California and includes six major airports.
The July/August 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing highlights the many unique opportunities that GA flying enables in all four corners of our great nation. Articles in this issue help prepare pilots for what to expect when traveling outside their home airspace in terms of plan, pilot, and plane.
Written by General Aviation News Staff
- July 07, 2015
2015 San Carlos Airport Open House,Regular contributor Hayman Tam sent in these photos from the third annual Open House at San Carlos Airport (KSQL) in California. He reports that thousands of residents flocked to the airport for the event. With gorgeous weather, this one-day event was a great opportunity for the community to interact with many of the airport businesses. Children [...]Read in browser