Benefits to Creating a CalPilot’s Chapter

By Ted Gablin, President, Redlands Airport Association Chapter of the California Pilots Association We created our local airport advocacy group, the Redlands Airport Association in June of 2014. The original 24 charter members recognized our airport was under siege. At that time, we were dealing with a reservoir being constructed in a known wildlife corridor…

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CalPilot’s Challenges GA Landing Fees at Oakland Airport

October 25, 2020 58 Alpine Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95030 Mr. Bryant Francis C.M. Director of Aviation Port of Oakland 530 Water Street Jack London Square P.O. Box 2064 Oakland, CA 94604-2064 Dear Mr. Francis, At the request of several of our members, I am writing you regarding Port Ordinance 4430. We are concerned about…

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How will California’s Central Valley Airpots Change with UAM Flight Operations to the San Francisco or Los Angeles Area

Airports in the next few years? Gill Wright, VP Region 2 California Pilots Association September/October 2020 newsletter California’s aviation industry has always lead with innovations and creations of new flight technologies that changed the world in profound ways. In 1927 Ryan Air manufactured an experimental aircraft, N-X-211, for Charles Lindbergh to cross the Atlantic Ocean,…

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Calaveras Air Fair 4/18 and Boonville Spring Fly-In 4/19

Whether you’re looking for the best in comfort food or some friendly competition, the Weekender found fly-ins on SocialFlight with a bit of everything. Pulled pork and bratwurst sandwiches for lunch, burritos for breakfast and live music will be featured at EAA Chapter 484’s Calaveras Air Fair on Saturday in San Andreas, California. Enjoy classic…

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HAS YOUR AIRPORT APPLIED FOR CARES ACT GRANTS?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748, Public Law 116-136) (PDF), signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020, includes $10 billion in funds to be awarded as economic relief to eligible U.S. airports affected by the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this new…

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CalPilots Attends Aerospace and Aviation Days Educating Our Legislators on General Aviation Benefits

Your California Pilots Association is charged with the task to advance “public understanding and interest in beneficial use and utilization of aviation in California.” There are many ways we fulfill this duty. Our involvement in an annual event at the Capitol in Sacramento focuses on direct education of our elected officials and their staff regarding…

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CalPilots Protects Airports and Fuel Tax Dollars

The following letter was sent to the FAA on January 14, 2020 by CalPilots and other advocacy groups on behalf of our members. January 14, 2020 Associate Administrator Kirk Shaffer Federal Aviation Administration 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 TRANSMITTED VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL TO: kirk.shaffer@faa.gov RE: California Airports Express Concern Regarding Revenue Diversion and…

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