Castle AirportSaturday October 4, 2014 – Save the date!
Castle Airport – What’s that you say? You’ve never landed on an 11,802 foot long by 150 foot wide runway that served B52’s until the 1990’s? Well, this is your chance to try it out! The 2014 California Pilots Association’s Annual Meeting is being held at Castle Airport (MER) on Saturday October 4, 2014.

Planning is currently in process, but we’ll share one exciting bit of information now. In case you were not aware, Castle Airport is also the home of the Castle Air Museum, a jewel located at the general aviation friendly Castle Airport right in the middle of the state.

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The main hangar space at San Luis Jet Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif., was packed last weekend. A good 300 aviation enthusiasts came from far and wide to rub shoulders, commiserate, learn, be motivated, and be inspired to be more effective advocates for general aviation. They came to have a good time, too. And…

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California Pilots Association Annual Meeting – Announcing California Dreamin’  October 18 -19, 2013 Save the Dates Oct 18–19th, 2013 San Luis Obispo Airport (SBP) Last year’s meeting was a huge success, and we are planning another event that will be both educational as well as lots of fun! Watch the newsletter and this web site…

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Convair 880For those who were unable to attend our Annual Meeting in Mojave, CA. Oct 19-21 2012, you really missed out. Not only did we have a great line up of speakers, and some interesting tours, Mojave Spaceport is truly an innovative, mysterious and fascinating place.

Where else can you find a Convair 880 and F4 Phantom guarding the airport gate? The mothballed airliners are parked everywhere, and the airport staff are willing to provide a tour of the airport for a small fee, for those who land there.

During our weekend meeting there was a retired 747, in old United Airlines colors, sitting right there on the ramp without its engines. The cowls were on but no engines. We saw an old 727 parked on the ramp too, and it left sometime during the weekend.

 

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Welcome to the California Pilots Association’s 2011 Annual Meeting Planning Page Date: Saturday October 15th Place: Hiller Museum on the San Carlos Airport, San Carlos California – Aviators Note: San Carlos Airport lies underneath the SFO Class B Airspace – please plan accordingly. Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM This year’s meeting will not disappoint – we…

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