written by pilots/engineers, so it gives some great insight into the
problems we face as General Aviation pilots pertaining to density
altitude. We invite you to read and ponder this article before you plan
your next flight this summer.
AOPA, EAA and CALPILOTS SUPPORT MOVE TO LOWER GAS PRICES
avgas prices hovering between $5 and $7 a gallon and automobile
gasoline prices double that of a year ago, nearly three-quarters of
AOPA members have scaled back their flight time. Looking for any way to
assist members in what is becoming an aviation fuel crisis, AOPA joined
a new, rapidly growing coalition late this week that is led by the
transportation industry to do just that: Stop Oil Speculation Now (S.O.S. Now).
"It's obvious that something needs to be done to lower the cost of
fuel," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "We've joined this effort that
is quickly gaining momentum, and we hope that it ultimately creates a
national energy policy that Congress can adopt.
By MARIA INES ZAMUDIO The Salinas Californian July 15, 2008
About 140 members of the U.S. Air Force and Army National Guard have set up a tent city at the Salinas Municipal Airport this week for disaster-response training.
The goal is to improve how the military conducts humanitarian relief efforts, both domestically and abroad, said Col. Phil Miller of the Kentucky National Guard.
The Salinas airport is one of five airfields in Central California where the military is conducting simultaneous training exercises, Miller said.
by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Wilkins
North Carolina National Guard Public Affairs
7/18/2008 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AFPN) -- People in California noticed the job Airmen at McClellan Airfield performed in fighting California's wildfires and could not stop telling the commander of U.S. Northern Command during his July 17 visit to Sacramento.
"State leaders are stumbling over each other trying to thank you guys!" said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., the NORTHCOM commander, referring to the Airmen's effort to contain wildfires borne of lightning strikes throughout California at the end of June.
Timing is everything as they say. The California Pilots Association has been preparing an "Earthquake Booklet" which will serve as a guide on how general aviation pilots can organize to assist when a local earthquake in a timely manner. We know from experience during the last few significant earthquakes, that the state and local authorities will not be able to cope with all of the major issues. General Aviation pilots and our airports made a huge difference in the last earthquake in the San Francisco Bay area.
A copy of the Earthquake Booklet will be sent to every state airport manager. We will also make the Earthquake Booklet available
in PDF format in the near future. Add this URL to your list to monitor
It is Air Show Season and we are inh the middle of fire season plus there is a lot of activity at Beale north of Sacramento so don't forget to check TFR's daily. Just click "Check TFR's" in the Main Menu left column.
"G1000 Glass Cockpit Seminar"Topic: Flying the G1000 Glass Cockpit with Max Trescott
On: Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 7:00 PM
22693 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
The seminar will be 2 hours long at California Airways. August 21st
from 7pm to 9pm. Max will be discussing the familiarization on the
G1000 systems and doing a complete walkthrough of the systems with
questions at the end. There is a nominal charge for this class. Please
call California Airways for information about the fee. 510-887-7686 To view further details and registration information for this event, click here.