“FREE WEBINAR – 10 Ways Your iPad Can Cause An Accident or FAA Violation”

Topic: Night Flying for Fun and Safety- Tips from a pro how to enjoy and be safer at night!
On Monday, December 29, 2014 at 18:30
Location:
ONLINE ONLY – WEBINAR
2801 E Spring St

Description:
This is a must-attend webinar for anyone who uses iPad, Android, and Handheld GPS. With the increase in popularity, a huge increase in FAA violations and pilot mistakes has happened as well. Come learn 10 simple steps to protect yourself and your pilot certificate.

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slo airportAirline industry’s focus on major routes challenges SLO airport’s growth plan– Faced with loss of some air service in recent years, an airline industry in flux and about 60 percent of travelers flying out of Los Angeles or the Bay Area, attracting new airlines and adding routes to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is an ongoing challenge with no easy fix.

“There’s no one factor,” said Kevin Bumen, general manager of the airport. “And this isn’t something that’s unique to San Luis Obispo.”

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burbankComedian Bob Hope might not find humor in a promotional campaign proposed for the regional airport named after him.

Nationwide demand for air travel has been on the rise, but you wouldn’t know it by visiting Bob Hope Airport. Passenger traffic was flat for the first ten months of 2014, after two years of declining numbers, according to airport statistics.

One possible reason for the lackluster flier traffic, according to airport officials, is that many out-of-town travelers don’t know that Bob Hope Airport is located in Burbank, less than 15 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

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christmastree(With Apologies To Major Henry Livingston, Jr.) ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and out on the ramp, Not an airplane was stirring, not even a Champ.The aircraft were fastened to tiedowns with care, In hopes that come morning, they all would be there.

The fuel trucks were nestled, all snug in their spots, With gusts from two-forty at 39 knots. I slumped at the fuel desk, now finally caught up, And settled down comfortably, resting my butt.

When the radio lit up with noise and with chatter, I turned up the scanner to see what was the matter. A voice clearly heard over static and snow, Called for clearance to land at the airport below.

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Using Foreflight today I found the following “Seasonal” weather reports…. Watsonvile, CA.  – Santa Distant – Flying Reindeer in vicinity of APT Hollister, CA – Watch for Sleigh Wake Turbulance Monterey, Ca – Reindeer Games INVOF APT HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all…………….

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Visalia AirportVisalia Municipal Airport is getting a new airline to replace the current carrier.

SeaPort Airlines, based in Portland, Oregon, has been awarded the Essential Air Service contract for Visalia by the Department of Transportation.

The airline will likely start flights in February, said Visalia airport manager Mario Cifuentez.

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Whether you want to admit it or not, winter is coming. While the season does offer opportunities for days of “severe clear” and improved engine performance, it’s also a time when icing encounters can wreak havoc for GA flyers. If you have any questions about GA anti-icing/deicing systems, be sure to check out page 21…

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(When is a supposed “environmental group” really just a front for a profit center business model? You decide, but consider why they decided to “settle” for $550, 000. The lesson here, be careful which environmental groups you support……. CalPilots’ Editor)…….

California Avgas Lawsuit Settled – The Center for Environmental Health, which filed a lawsuit in 2011seeking to prohibit the sale of leaded gasoline in California, has reached a settlement, NATA said on Tuesday. Under the agreement signed last week, FBOs at 23 airports will provide warnings of lead exposure to individuals residing within one kilometer of the airport, will post warning signs at the airports, and will pay about $550,000 in penalties and legal costs. The fuel distributors also agreed to offer for sale the lowest-lead fuel that is commercially available, and to make mogas available to FBOs that request it.

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faast(Flying into the mountains this winter?) Cold temperature altitude corrections at “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports”
Notice Number: NOTC5758

Cold Temperature Restricted Airports have now been designated in the United States National Airspace System. The list of airports, the segment of the approach requiring the altitude correction and operating procedures may be found in the Notice to Airmen Publication (NTAP) http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices/ Part 4. Graphic Notices, Section 1. General. Cold Temperature Restricted Airports. The list will also be available as a PDF on the bottom of the FAA Digital Products, “Terminal Procedures Basic Search” page: http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/dtpp/search/

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Siskiyou County’s airports have struggled in recent years, but the potential loss of the Happy Camp airport has some residents concerned that their essential emergency services will take a devastating hit as well.

The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors spent its previous two meetings discussing the state of the county’s five airports, including expenditures and revenue, federal and state grant obligations, county resources weighed against unmet needs and how the county will move forward in airport management.

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