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Jan 8  General Meeting
Reid-Hillview Airport terminal building. Food and hangar talk starting 6:30pm. The program,to be announced, starts 7:30.

Feb 5  General meeting
RHV Terminal, hangar flying and food start 6:30pm. The official program starts at 7:30. Our Speaker will be Herb Spenner. Herb is an instructor in the Aviation Department at Gavilan College and will be giving us a presentation on the Aviation program available at Gavilan College.

Mar 5  General Meeting - Reid-Hillview Terminal building
Mark Wainwright will present "Mission to Montauk" about his Boxing Day flight to Montauk, New York. In addition to a description of the flight, Mark will discuss OpenAirplane and the process that allowed him to perform a check-out at Reid Hillview and immediately rent a C172 airplane on Long Island.

Hangar talk and food starts 6:30pm, the official program starts at 7:30.

Apr 2  General Meeting - Change of Venue
The April meeting will be at Rusty's house. Stand by for details.

Hangar talk and food starts 6:30pm, the official program starts at 7:30.

Our speaker will be Chapter Member John Gould. John will be giving a presentation on Drones. He will be showing some slides and talking about the FAA Regulations concerning the operation of drones. In addition to this presentation you will be able to take a look at Rusty's Seawind Project.

Apr 18 - Apr 19  Catalina Fly-out

Apr 21 - Apr 26  Sun-n-Fun

Apr 26  Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show
 Half Moon Bay (KHAF), 10-4 pm, details at

May 1 - May 2  Yet another amphib - view it at PAO
 MVP ( will be showing the mockup of their LSA (E-AB, E-LSA) amphib at Palo Alto Airport May 1 & 2

May 7  General Meeting - Reid-Hillview Terminal building
Hangar talk and food starts 6:30pm, the official program starts at 7:30.

We have a special guest speaker. Walker Pierce-Percy will be speaking to us about his time in the Air Force and flying the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy. Walker is currently in the Air Force reserves and flying the C-5 out of Travis Air Force Base. Walker took his 1st flight on May 6,1995 in a Piper PA 28–150 Cherokee with our own Rusty Wells. Should be an interesting presentation.

May 9  7th Annual Warbirds, Wings & Wheels
 Paso Robles, KPRB. Details

May 16  AOPA's 2015 Fly-In
 Salinas, KSNS. Check with AOPA for details.

Jun 4  General Meeting - Hangar U16 at Reid-Hillview
Please note we will not be meeting in the Terminal Building. WE WILL BE MEETING AT CHAPTER MEMBER LARRY REED'S HANGAR, U16.

Larry's hangar is in the last row of hangars. It faces Eastridge and is on the left. Larry will be showing us his restoration project, an Aeronca.

Hangar talk and food starts 6:30pm, the official program starts at 7:30.

Jun 20 - Jun 21  Hollister Airshow

Jul 2  General Meeting - Change of Venue
6:30pm: Our General meeting this month will be held at Chapter Member John Castner's home in San Jose. The address is 1288 Hester Ave, San Jose, Ca 95126.John is building a Sonex and will be showing us his progress to date and answering any questions you might have.

Jul 11  Truckee Tahoe Airshow
 Truckee, KTRK, 9am-4pm. Details

Jul 20 - Jul 26  Airventure
 Plan early.

Aug 6  General Meeting, RHV terminal building
Hangar flying 6:30pm. THe 7:30 program will consist of AirVenture reports from some of our Chapter members who were able to attend this year.

Aug 22  Flying Companion Seminar
 Flying Companion Seminar Hosted by the Santa Clara Valley 99s

● Become more confident as a passenger in an airplane.
● Understand more about what goes on in the cockpit.
● Have your "what if" questions answered.
● Learn how you can help your pilot.

$99 Covers breakfast, lunch, and all materials

Trade Winds Aviation, Reid-Hillview Airport Airport Saturday August 22, 2015 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

To Sign up go to Questions contact Brittany Sabol at fcs at or 408-712-4328

See the Flyer for the event.

Aug 29  Warbirds over Paso Airshow
 Paso Robles, KPRB. Details

Sep 3  General Meeting
Food and hangar talk starts 6:30pm, Reid-Hillview Airport terminal.

At 7:30 PM Owen Leipelt will be giving the presentation and will be sharing his experiences at Air Academy this summer. Hope you can join us.

Sep 16 - Sep 20  Reno Air Races

Sep 26 - Sep 27  Wings over Wine Country
 Santa Rosa, KSTS. Details

Oct 1  General Meeting, RHV terminal building
Our October General Meeting will be held this Thursday, October 1, in the Terminal Building at RHV. Hot Dog Dinner (includes beans, salad, chips, drink and ice cream) for $7.00 will be available after 6:30pm.

Meeting will start at 7:30pm. Our guest speaker will be Owen Liepelt. Owen was one of the two Air Academy Candidates our Chapter sent to Oshkosh this year. Owen will be talking about his experiences in Oshkosh. Should be an enjoyable evening.

Oct 3  Livermore Airport Open House

Oct 3 - Oct 4  California Capital Airshow
 KMHR, General information:, to fly in check .

Oct 9 - Oct 11  Fleet Week
 San Francisco - watch for TFRs.

Oct 17  Golden West Fly-in
 Details at

Oct 22 - Oct 24  Copper State
 Casa Grande, KCGZ. Details

Nov 5  General Meeting - Election
Reid-Hillview terminal building.

Hot Dog Dinner will start at 6:30pm followed by our meeting and guest speaker. Elections for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 Board Members will take place at this time.

Once the Chapter business has been taken care of we will have a presentation by a very special woman. Rose Lesslie, 89 years young and full of life, will speak to us about her time during WWII and her husband who served in the US Marines during that time. This would be a great time for the men to bring their wives. Rose is a very interesting lady and I think you will enjoy hearing her speak.

EAA HOLIDAY DINNER Dec 3, 2015 at the Three Flames Restaurant 1547 Meridian Ave, San Jose CA 95125 Special speaker. Vicky Benzing Accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic performer and air racer.

Dinner at 7:30 Please indicate the choice of meal Your choice of Steak, Chicken (30.00) or Fish (32.00) Make your checks payable to EAA62

Please RSVP by November 29th

Mark Wainrwight cell phone 650 766 4623 wainwright.markl at

Don Von Raesfeld cell phone 408 507 0951 draesfeld at

Jan 7  Chapter meeting
Hangar flying start 6:30pm, RHV Terminal Building.

Our newly elected Vice President, Owen Liepelt, will be our speaker. Owen is an accomplished photographer and will be sharing some of his favorite shots.

Program starts 7:30.

Feb 4  Chapter meeting
Hangar flying start 6:30pm, RHV Terminal Building. Dinner will be followed by a Movie Night. We will have several aviation themed films to choose from .

Mar 3  Chapter meeting
Hangar flying start 6:30pm, RHV Terminal Building. Starting 7:30 Michael Mainiero will be talking about his knowledge as an air to air photographer, experiences as a Young Eagle and now as young eagles pilot, his work as a Skydive pilot and safety regarding skydiving ops, and his volunteer work with the Patriots Jet Team foundation. Should be an interesting presentation

Apr 7  Chapter meeting
Hangar flying start 6:30pm, RHV Terminal Building.

This months speaker will be Justin Greenway. He is a KC10 pilot based out of Travis who recently came back from deployment in Afghanistan. He is eager to share some pictures and stories.

Chris Bennett may be sharing some pictures from his Baja trip and Owen Leipelt will show the video he made when he went down to Los Banos.

Apr 23  Calaveras Airport (KCPU) Fly-In/Open House
 EAA pilots, members, and aviation enthusiasts,

We invite you all to attend our old fashion fly-in.

We start our day with a pancake breakfast by the Tri-Dam Lions Club. Aircraft will start to arrive early and classic cars will be setting up for display along with radio controlled aircraft. Airplane rides will also start early and continue throughout the day; $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Musical entertainment will be provided by “The Calaveras Community Band” followed by “The Rusty Rockers”. Lunch options include pulled pork sandwiches by EAA 484, bratwurst by Moke Hill Lions, and hot dogs by the local boy scouts.

Come join the fun and make Calaveras County Airport (KCPU) your destination April 23!

Attached is a flyer, we ask you to please help advertise our event.

Thank You!

Larry Mersek Event Advertising

For more info contact:

Kathy Zancanella 209/736-2501 kz at

Apr 24  Half Moon Bay Dream Machines
 10am through 4pm. Details at

Apr 30  99s fundraiser for the SJSU Flight Team
 The Santa Clara Valley 99s will be holding its annual fundraiser for the SJSU Flight Team on April 30th. This year, it will be a BBQ at the SJSU Aviation Hangar, located at Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for children.

For questions, please contact our event organizer, Debby Cunningham, at debrcunningham at

May 5  Chapter meeting
Hangar flying start 6:30pm, RHV Terminal Building. Our guest speaker will be Jim Lafferty.

Jun 2  Chapter meeting
Hangar flying start 6:30pm, RHV Terminal Building. Program starts 7:30.

Chris Bennett will be our guest speaker. Chris will be talking about a recent trip to Death Valley and showing some photos and possibly another trip. Come out and enjoy a couple of hours with friends who share like interests.

Jul 7  Chapter meeting
Hangar flying start 6:30pm, RHV Terminal Building. Program starts 7:30.

Our guest speaker is Eric Sibley. Eric is an A&P and also a pilot for Fry's.Eric flies their Sabreliner and Gulfstream.

Jul 25 - Jul 31  Airventure
 Plan early.

Aug 4  General Meeting
Reid-Hillview terminal building 6:30 food and hangar flying followed by reports on Airventure.

Aug 11  Chapter BBQ
Don vonRaesfeld's place. 2pm to 6pm.

Aug 13  Flying Companion Seminar
 The Santa Clara Valley 99s is having its annual Flying Companion Seminar on Saturday, August 13, 2016, hosted by Trade Winds Aviation at RHV.

The Flying Companion Seminar is designed for right-seat passengers who want to know more about flying and what happens during a flight. The all-day seminar will teach non-pilots how to be an effective cockpit resource, and addresses and helps calm fears about flying. Our chapter has been offering this popular seminar for over 20 years. This is the only Flying Companion Seminar in Northern California.

This seminar will cover the following topics:

• Feelings about Flying: how to feel more comfortable in the cockpit • Aerodynamics: how and why a plane flies • Radio procedures: how to use the radios and about emergency frequencies • Navigation: how to read charts and help navigate. • Preflight: what is the purpose and how to do one on an actual airplane. • Aviation Instruments: what those gauges can tell you. • Checklists: what are they for and how can the passenger help with them. • Fun Places to Fly

Required fee includes breakfast, lunch, all-day snacks and beverages, and take-home binder.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED! Seating is limited. Register soon to assure a place.

To register online: (Payment via PayPal)

For mail in registration info, please contact: Laura Del Favero – phone: 650-743-7120 or email: fcs at

The Ninety-Nines is the world's oldest and largest women pilots organization. Founded in 1929 for mutual support and the advancement of aviation, this international organization now has over 6,500 members in 35 countries. Our mission is to promote world fellowship through flight, provide networking and scholarship opportunities for aviation education in the community, and preserve the unique history of women in aviation.

Trade Winds Aviation will host this event. Trade Winds Aviation is an active center of flight training, aircraft sales, and maintenance located at the Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, CA. Established in 1988, Trade Winds Aviation continues to focus on the professional training of student pilots and advanced training for licensed pilots. We attribute our success to a strong commitment to safety, quality, and experience. For more information, please call (408) 729-5100 or visit:

Sep 1  Chapter meeting
Hangar flying start 6:30pm, RHV Terminal Building. Program starts 7:30. Our speakers will be the 2 candidates we sent to the EAA Air Academy this year. They will report on their experiences.

Sep 24  Chapter BBQ
3pm at Don von Raesfeld's home.

Please join us for a barbecue/potluck. Chapter will be providing hamburgers and and hot dogs, soda and water. Bring your family and a dish to share. Pool is open. For more information, contact Don.

Oct 6  General Meeting: RHV Tower Supervisor
Hangar flying and BBQ starts at 6:30pm, the program starts 7:30. The RHV tower supervisor will be the featured attraction.

Our meetings are open to anyone interested in aviation.

Oct 8  West Coast Ragwing Roundup
 Sutter County Airport O52, 10am - 3pm. Lunch, display day.

Oct 15  Golden West
 Regional Fly-in. 9am to 3pm, KMYV.

Oct 23  IAC 38 + EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize winner at Hiller
 When I discovered that the 2016 EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize winner Ihab Awad lived in San Jose, CA, I had an inspired idea. He should come and speak at our Northern California International Aerobatic Club chapter meeting! It would be most excellent to get a pilot/engineer who is working to solve loss of control accidents in the same room with a bunch of competition aerobatic pilots who stall and spin their airplanes all the time. ON PURPOSE.

Join the International Aerobatic Club Chapter 38 and the 2016 EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize winner Ihab Awad for lively presentation at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA. The guest list includes EAA and IAC board members, Founder’s Innovation Prize judges, aviation legends, airshow stars and other luminaries.

We’d love it if you could come.

Sponsored by Airbus, the 2016 Founder’s Innovation Prize aimed to find innovative solutions to reduce the loss of control accident rate in the general aviation community by 25% in 5 years and 50% in 10 years. Renowned aviation experts Charlie Precourt, EAA Safety Committee Chairman and NASA shuttle commander; Dick VanGrunsven, Van’s Aircraft founder; Rod Machado, aviation educator and author; Dave Morss, civilian test pilot and air racer; and Michael Goulian, airshow performer and Red Bull Air racer, evaluated the 140 entrants. Judging criteria included low cost, ease of installation, wide applicability to the general aviation fleet and effectiveness.

Google engineer Ihab Awad won the $25,000 first place prize with his Airball project. Airball is an avionics solution that synthesizes relative wind air data and displays it graphically so that pilots may intuitively understand the current flight state of their airplane. A blue ball changes size and position as airspeed, angle of attack, and yaw change. Correct size and placement of the ball ensures that the airplane maintains a safe flight regime. Ihab’s presentation will discuss the ideas and technology behind his project, what he’s done with the prize money, and will include an open-mic forum for questions, comments and input throughout the talk.

Strategies to reduce loss-of-control accidents can encompass both training and technology. Let’s combine our diverse collective genius to help drive creative solutions. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to be part of this important discussion.

Where: Hiller Aviation Museum Atrium, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA, KSQL,

When: Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1-3 p.m.

How: An RSVP (by 10/17) is not required, but requested so that we may estimate the number of attendees.

For questions or RSVP, contact:

Beth E. Stanton, President, Northern California IAC Chapter 38

bethestanton at


Please RSVP since seats are limited.

Nov 3  Chapter meeting
Hangar flying start 6:30pm, RHV Terminal Building. Starting around 7:30, Mike Friend, a retired chief engineer of preliminary design at Boeing will talk about electric airplanes.

Dec 1  Chapter Holiday Party
As in past years we will be in the 3 Flames Restaurant ( at
1547 Meridian Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
The speaker for this year's event will be Ihab Awad, this year's winner of the EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize.

No-host bar at 6:30pm, dinner at 7:30pm.

Your menu choices are Chicken, Steak, or Fish. The cost will be $30 for Chapter members, $35 for non-members.

For more information contact Mark Wainwright (650-776-4623) or Don Von Raesfeld (408-507-0951).

Jan 5  General Meeting
Food and hangar flying start at 6:30pm in the RHV terminal building.

The official program starts 7:30. This month's speaker will be two members from the SJSU precision flight team. They will be talking about some of the activities they do as part of the team as well as a report on the recent NIFA completion that took place here at Reid Hillview last month.

Everyone is welcome.

Feb 2  General Meeting: OSH report
Hangar flying and food start at 6:30, RHV terminal building. The official program starts 7:30pm.

This month Matt Keane will be reporting on his trip to Oshkosh.

Mar 2  General Meeting: Zinnia Fredrickson
Hangar flying and food start at 6:30, RHV terminal building. The official program starts 7:30pm.

If you have ever wondered what it's like to fly competition aerobatics or how to get into it Zinnia Fredrickson will be giving a presentation on this subject. Should be very interesting.

Zinnia has been a private pilot for nearly four years ; half of them as a competitive aerobatic pilot . She competed in her first aerobatic contest only two and a half months after her first aerobatic lesson . Of the ten competitions she's participated since she's reached the podium seven times . Though humbled and new to the sport , she's eager to share how newcomers can get started in the demanding sport of competitive aerobatics.

Apr 1  Sutter County Airport Open House and Display Day
 10am to 2pm. Lunch 11:30 - 1. Details at

Apr 6  General Meeting
Hangar flying and food start at 6:30, RHV terminal building. The official program starts 7:30pm.

Jeffery Lo will be our guest speaker. He flies a Pitts Special which he races at Reno and will be speaking to us about his experiences as an air racer. Should be an interesting evening.

Apr 22  Calaveras County Airport Fly-In & Open House
 KCPU Tri-Dam Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

EAA 484 Mother Lode chapter “Chicken in a Barrel” BBQ

Motherlode Artists display presenting “Exhibition of Flight” (artists from 3 counties will be displaying a mixed media of “Flight” with art for sale)

Musical Entertainment by “Calaveras Community Band” followed by “The Rusty Rockers”

Aircraft Static Display & Classic cars

Mountain Flyers radio controlled aircraft display

Airplane Rides $10 children, $20 adults. 9am-3pm or until tickets sell out.

Point of Contact: Kathy Zancanella kz at 209/736-2501

May 4  General Meeting
Hangar flying and food start at 6:30, RHV terminal building. The official program starts 7:30pm.

Program TBD.

Jun 1  General Meeting
Hangar flying and food start at 6:30, RHV terminal building. The official program starts 7:30pm.

Our speaker for tomorrow will be a new member, Rol.

Jun 17  51st Annual Father’s Day Fly-in
 8am - 4pm, O22

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