2014 OSH-Air-Rally-LogoThe Hayward Air Rally is celebrating its 50th Year Anniversary in 2014 by staging a Rally July 23 through July 29 2014 from Hayward California to AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin. The Rally accepts aircraft with traditional instruments and aircraft with glass panels. Pilots of all skill levels are welcome. Visit our website for more information at http://www.hwdairrally.org or email: info@hwdairrally.org

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CPA-logo-smallOver the past several years, the California Pilots Association has been a force in driving the FAA to recognize the dangers to aviation associated with power plant plumes, both the high speed vertical velocities and the unknown chemical makeup.

This effort by the California Pilots Association (CalPilot’s) is a result of the Power Plant Industry quietly trying to build too closely to existing airports within California without appropriate concern for aviation safety (search Power Plants on this web site for more information).

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When Orville and Wilbur Wright wandered out onto the dunes of Kill Devil Hills to make their first powered flight, there were no crowds of well wishers cheering them on. Reporters were elsewhere covering stories that seemed more important than two odd ducks trying to do the impossible. Their greatest moment happened in almost complete…

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On July 22, 2014, the FAA issued a Notice of Proposed Policy for the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars which clarifies compliance requirements for airport sponsors, airport managers, airport tenants, state aviation officials, and FAA compliance staff. To view the draft policy, go to https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/07/22/2014-17031/policy-on-the-non-aeronautical-use-of-airport-hangars. The comment period will remain open until September 05, 2014.

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faaFLIGHT ADVISORY VIP Visit California July 22-24, 2014
Notice Number: NOTC5454

FLIGHT ADVISORY
VIP Visit California
July 22-24, 2014

Notice: Expect VIP movement July 22-24, 2014 in the vicinity of San Francisco, CA. and Los Angeles, CA. Pilots can expect airspace restrictions in conjunction with this VIP movement. The FAA recommends that all aircraft operators check NOTAMs OFTEN for mandatory airspace restrictions prior to operations within this region.

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The data collection period for the 36th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2013 is underway. If you were selected to participate in this year’s survey, you should have received a postcard invitation in the mail. If you have not yet completed the survey, paper copies…

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Ocean Ridge SectionalHello supporters of Ocean Ridge Airport,

I want to personally thank you for making our fundraising effort a success. While we didn’t reach our target, we did make a lot of progress.

And as luck would have it, we were able secure a slurry contract for a much lower price than we had planned on. We had planned for the worst case scenario of having to pay for full mobilization of a contractor–and in Gualala that would have been staggering. But we were able to piggy back with a contractor doing work nearby so we didn’t have to pay for the whole mobilization. We saved ourselves a bundle!

Check our blog for runway updates: http://oceanridgeairport.org/blog/

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July 12, 2014 – The free 2014 AirShow will highlight “Women in Aviation”, the U.S. Air Force Parachute Team “Wings of Blue” with several of its female pilots and jumpers, numerous world-renowned aerobatic pilots, Vendor Village, static aircraft displays with pilot docents, kid’s fun area with games, music, puppet show, face painting, arts and crafts;…

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The FAA is about to begin the next step in its search for an unleaded general aviation fuel through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). The FAA announced today it has received nine replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the PAFI, an industry-government initiative designed to help the general aviation industry transition to an unleaded aviation gasoline. The FAA will now assess the viability of the candidate fuels to determine which fuels may be part of the first phase of laboratory testing at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center. The goal is for government and industry to work together to have a new unleaded fuel by 2018.

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