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Jul 24  KidVenture 2001
 From July 25 to July 30, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM KidVenture will be providing aviation-related, hands-on activities for AirVenture's young guests. Check out the details in our news section.


Each Month  Monthly Meeting
 Usually the first Thursday of every month. Due to OSH, the August meeting is usually delayed to 2nd Thur. Check this calendar or the EAA62 newsletter for details.

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar, hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Be sure to check the events calendar for changes.

Jan 1  No Meeting
Since the first Thursday fall on a holiday there will be NO general meeting in January. Have a Happy New Year and we hope to see you at the February Meeting.

Jan 10 - Jan 11  Composite Builders Workshop - date change.
 Check out under CLASSES or call 1-831-621-8760 for the latest info on Martin Hollmann's classes.

Feb 5  General Meeting
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm.

Guest speaker will be David Cunningham, President of San Francisco Bay Tuskegee Airmen: Celebrating Black Pilot's Month.

Feb 7  Tuskegee Airman speaking at the Hiller Museum
 At 11am Captain Leslie Williams, original Tuskegee Airmen, will be speaking at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos.

Mar 5  Chapter General Meeting
Mike Shiflett, CFII, Flight Examiner, Software Engineer: Funny Things That Happen on Checkrides.

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm.

Mar 7  Flying Gourmets - Hollister - CANCELLED
Meet 11am at the Hollister Airport for lunch at the Ding-a-Ling Restaurant. After lunch, we will tour the mini warbird museum.

RSVP to Terri if you need a seat and/or can share the flight.

408-828-6707 flyrhv at

Mar 14 - Mar 15  Aircraft Design Class by Martin Hollmann
 For more information see under CLASSES or call 831-621-8760.

Mar 19  Annual Pasta Night Raffle and Silent Auction
 6:00pm - The Annual Pasta Night Raffle and Silent Auction to benefit the San Jose State University Precision Flight Team. A fine selection of aviation-interest items will be up for your consideration as you enjoy catered Italian food and homemade desserts. More on the official flier.

Location: Santa Clara Elks Lodge, 1680 Martin Ave, Santa Clara, CA between Scott and Lafayette.

$22 per person, please RSVP to Mayetta Behringer, 408-264-0229 by March 15.

Mar 21 - Mar 22  SportAir Workshops in Watsonville
 Aircraft builders workshops will be presented on fabric covering, composite construction, sheet metal basics, wiring and avionics. For more details go to

Mar 28 - Mar 29  Aircraft Flutter Class by Martin Hollmann
 Chapter member Martin Hollmann offers a hands-on flutter analysis class in Monterey.

For more information look at our new web-site at under CLASSES or call 831-621-8760. Advanced registration is required!

Apr 2  Chapter General Meeting
Speaker Todd Whitmer, Professional Aerobatic Pilot, International Aerobatic Champion flying an Edge 540.

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm.

Apr 11  Oakdale Poker Run
 Start at 9am in Oakdate (O27) with stops at Tracy, Turlock, Pine Mountain, and Columbia. For details see

Apr 18  Minter Field Aircraft Reunion and Fly-In
 Featuring Aircraft that were at Minter Field during WW II. KMIT. Gates Open at 8am. Pancake Breakfast will be Served.

For details see

Apr 18  5th annual Day in the Sky Watsonville
  • Watsonville Municipal Airpot KWVI, Watsonville, California
  • Pilot brief: 8am in the EAA-119 hangar at Watsonville Municipal Airport (WVI)
  • Pilots can join us any time, come and go as you please, if you can't make the 8am briefing, we'll brief you when you arrive.
  • First wheels up 9am
  • Last flights 4pm or until we've flown all the kids.
  • 3+ dozen pilots needed!
  • All EAA Young Eagle's rules and restrictions apply. EAA National membership required for pilots (local chapter membership NOT required).
  • ~150 flights thru the day
  • Flights are 20-30 minutes, depending on conditions
  • All subject to Wx, of course.

Apr 21 - Apr 26  Sun 'N Fun
 Lakeland, FL. Details

Apr 24 - Apr 26  B-17 in HWD
 The EAA B-17 will be visiting Hayward. For details and to book your flight check out .

Apr 25  Tracy Municipal Airport 80th Anniversary Fly-In
 Fly-In / Open House with large static display, demonstration flights, food, entertainment, vendors. Surprise fly-bys and exhibitions planned.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Apr 25  Davis Open House
 University Davis Airport (KEDU) open house, 10am to 2pm. No further info or contact available.

Apr 26  19th Annual Pacific Coast Dream Machines
 10am - 4pm, Half Moon Bay (KHAF). Details at

May 2  Rancho Murieta Annual Airport Day
 Static Displays, Flyby’s, Aircraft Swap-Meet, Collectible Cars, Refreshments, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fly in: KRIU

Drive: 7443 Murieta Drive, Rancho Murieta, CA 95683

May 7  General Meeting: Bill Randolph
Bill Randolph, RV-8 Owner/Builder, will speak on "Touring the world in an RV-8."

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm.

May 8 - May 10  B-17 in Sacramento
 The EAA B-17 will be visiting Sacramento. For details and to book your flight check out .

May 9  Oakdale Pancake Breakfast
 Sat, May 9, 2009 9:00 AM - Sat, May 9, 2009 11:00 AM

EAA Chapter 90 Hangar, Oakdale Municipal Airport (O27)

Join us at 9am for a pancake breakfast and then stay for the chapter meeting at 10am.

This week's presentation is by Vicki Cruse on how unusual attitude training can benefit general aviation pilots.

May 16  Wings of History Open House and Fly-In, E16
 Stay tuned for details. As in past year we'll probably have a Young Eagle event.

May 22 - May 24  Watsonville Antique Fly-in
 The official website is

May 29 - May 31  Legends over Madera
 For more info call 599-289-0981 (KMAE)

Jun 4  General Meeting: Mark Wainwright
Hank Huddlestrom who was scheduled to speak is unavailable. Instead, Mark Wainwright had offered to speak at the June Meeting about the Falco he is building.

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm.

Jun 12 - Jun 14  Golden West
 Details at should show up eventually at

Jun 20  Vertical Challenge
 The 10th annual Helicopter Air Show in San Carlos.

Jun 20  Columbia Father's Day Fly In
 Columbia Airport O22. No contact info yet.

Jun 27  Reid-Hillview Airport Day
 No further details yet.

Jul 2  General Meeting: Flying to the Bahamas
Bryan and Sherrie Wood will talk about Flying their RV9A to the Bahamas.

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm.

Jul 8 - Jul 12  Arlington Fly-In
 Read more at the official web site

Jul 10 - Jul 11  Nevada County Airfest
 Friday evening and Saturday 8am - 4pm, KGOO. Details at

Jul 11 - Jul 12  Model Airshow
 Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark, 9am - 3pm. For details see

Jul 27 - Aug 2  Air Venture
 All the scoop at

Aug 7 - Aug 9  Salinas Air Show
 This year with Blue Angels, Golden Knights, Michael Goulian and more. More details at

Aug 13  General Meeting: OSH Wrapup
Chapter members will reports on their AirVenture experience.

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm.

Aug 15 - Aug 16  Wings Over Wine Country
 Pacific Coast Air museum annual airshow, Santa Rosa KSTS airport. Info at 707-566-8380.

Aug 29  Lake In The Sky Air Show
 South Lake Tahoe (KTVL), details at

Aug 29 - Aug 30  Thunder over the Valley Fly-In, Santa Maria
 10am - 4pm, Santa Maria, KSMX, details 805-922-8758.

Sep 3  General Meeting
Our speaker will be Dave Saylor, RV owner-builder, owner of AirCrafters at Watsonville.

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm.

Sep 12  Palo Alto Airport Day
 Official date for the Palo Alto Airport Day and Open House 9am - 4pm.

Note this event was originally scheduled for Sunday 9/13.

Sep 12 - Sep 13  Mather Airshow
 This year with the Thunderbirds. Details at

Sep 16 - Sep 20  Reno Air Races
 The 46th Annual National Championship Air Races and Air Show, Reno Stead Field.

Sep 26  Mariposa Fly-in, Open House
 EAA Chapter 1261 has a Fly-in and Open House at Mariposa KMPI. Breakfast 8 to 10, lunch 11 to 2. Details (209) 966-2143.

Sep 26  Chapter Picnic
BBQ and potluck starting 2pm at Don vonRaesfeld's place.

More details to follow.

Sep 26  Chapter Picnic Details
Sep 26 Chapter BBQ/Potluck You and your family are invited to the EAA Chapter 62 annual BBQ/Potluck. Come and enjoy the afternoon with your fellow EAA members. The chapter will provide the hotdog/hamburgers and drinks for everyone. All you have to do is share a dish/dessert. The pool is open for the adventurous. Parking is at the fence side of the house or at the street. Entrance is on the parking lot side. Please respond to this invitation by e-mail or call me. We need a count for how much food we need. Also if you can respond with what dish you are bringing will be a great help...Starting time is 2::00p. See you at the party.... Von Raesfeld Home 930 Monroe St. Santa clara, Ca. 95050 408-507-0951 draesfeld at

Don Von raesfeld,Jr. Membership Chairman

Oct 1  General Meeting - Change of Speaker
There has been a change in guest speakers for our October Meeting. Originally, I had Lee Behel, who came in Third Place this year racing his Lancair at Reno. Family business is taking him to New York, so in his place, our October Guest Speaker will be JAY SKOVBJERG. Jay built and flew his Cozy II solo to Alaska. His presentation was recommended to me by several people, so this is a meeting you should not miss.

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm.

Oct 3  EAA 1476 Breakfast and Fly-in
 EAA Chapter 1476 will be hosting a breakfast and an EAA Fly-in Forum for Northern California EAA Chapters at Rancho Murieta Airport (KRIU).

n addition to providing a “free” breakfast, we plan to conduct a forum for attending EAA members. This will provide Regional EAA members an opportunity to get together and talk about EAA related activities. The attendance of Chapter leaders is desirable and encouraged. Please also encourage your members to attend and let us know how many will be coming.

There are many Chapters in our area, and there is much to be achieved by occasionally talking to one another. Although we have been fairly active, we are a relatively new Chapter,. We can all learn from talking with others. Each Chapter is unique and has varying interests and activities. Help us all learn what works for your chapter and why.

We have a large hanger available where we plan to set up tables and chairs for breakfast commencing at 8:30 am. After breakfast we will have organized discussions. We welcome input and assistance from all Northern California Chapters. National Headquarters likes what we are attempting to do and is excited about our efforts to network with other chapters in our area. We hope to have their representation at our event.

What could be better, we are offering a good breakfast, hopefully a nice day, some good fellowship, and a reason to fly somewhere. In addition, you may get a chance to see some special fly-in airplanes, which other chapter members have built or restored.

Please rsvp with number attending by e-mail: sd-raymond at or rjvalladao at

Or call Steve or Diana at 916-686-3886

Oct 10 - Oct 11  Fleet Week, San Francisco
 For details go to

Oct 22 - Oct 25  Copperstate
 Regional Fly-In at Casa Grande - Official web site:

Oct 23 - Oct 30  San Jose State University surplus equipment sale
 The SJSU Aviation and Technology Department has a variety of surplus items for sale. October 30 is the deadline for bids on several large lots.

Starting November 2nd, individual items will be for sale.

For details check out

Oct 24  Aero Club of Northern California - Crystal Eagle Award
 The annual Crystal Eagle Award will be presented to Mike Melvill during the awards dinner at Hiller Museum in San Carlos. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. $60 form members of the Aero Club, $75 for non-members. Details at

Nov 5  General Meeting and Election
Election and "A Night At The Movies", Director Don VonRaesfeld

The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar. Come early for hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:00-7:00pm.

Nov 7 - Nov 8  Composite Builders Workshop at Aircraft Designs
 Workshop by Chapter member Martin Hollmann in Monterey.

Learn how to work with vacuum bagging composite materials, wet lay up and assembling kit aircraft. Cost $595. For more information Or call 831-621-8760. Advanced registration is required!

Dec 3  Holiday Party - change of speaker
This year's holiday party will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Milpitas. Arrive at 6:30pm, dinner will be served at 7:30.

Unfortunately, our speaker, former NASA astronaut Dr. Ed Lu, had to cancel. Instead we will have Brian DalPorto talk about launching satellites in Kasakhstan.

It is important that you register your meal choice and prepay Andy. For details download the flyer and registration form at

Dec 12  Lodi Fly-out
We will meet in front of the Lodi Cafe at Noon. The restaurant is on the field and has great food. Plan on showing up by Noon. I will make reservations for 12:15 PM. We will share the fly out with the Bay Cities Ninety-Nines and EAA Chapters 62 and 338.

Lodi (1O3) is always a nice destination and can be a bit exciting, too, with the Jump Plane landing on 08 or 26. If the weather is good, we may see a few jumpers in the area.

RSVP to Terri at 408-828-6707 or flyrhv at by Thursday, December 10th. Non VFR weather cancels the flight.

Dec 12 - Dec 13  Hands-on Flutter Analysis
 Aircraft Flutter Class by Martin Hollmann in Monterey, CA.

Learn to solve subsonic aerodynamic flutter problems using a PC. Set up an FEA model using NISA and entering modal and frequency data for the Subsonic Aerodynamic Flutter Program called SAF. Each participant will receive a full blown copy of the NISA FEA, 1,000 DOF, and an Evaluation SAF Program. ONLY FLUTTER CLASS IN THE WORLD. Cost is $780.

See under CLASSES or call 831-621-8760. Advanced registration is required!


Each Month  Monthly Meeting
 Usually the first Thursday of every month. Due to OSH, the August meeting is usually delayed to 2nd Thur. Check this calendar or the EAA62 newsletter for details.

The offical part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar, hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Be sure to check the events calendar for changes.

Jan 7  General Meeting - Martin Hollmann
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport. Hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Chapter member Martin Hollmann will talk about "Working for the Bay Area Defense Industry during the Cold War."

From Marty: "I have given this talk before at the Pt. Mugu NAS Historic Society. But it will be more specific to working for LMSC or the "Lazy L" as called it and FMC or the "Big F" and Westinghouse, Ford Aerospace and Communications System and Kaiser Electronics. I will discuss the origins of the Polaris Missile, the Fleet Ballistic Missile Defense System, MX, Composite Army Tank. People always think that the electronic industry is the biggest money maker in the bay area. It is not, it is the defense industry."

Jan 9  Open Cockpit Day at Hiller
 Hiller museum in San Carlos has and Open Cockpit Day from 11am to 3pm. For more information call 650-654-0200.

Jan 15 - Jan 17  SportAir Workshops in Watsonville
 EAA SportAir Workshops returns to Watsonville, California, for a two-day Van's Aircraft assembly course and a two-plus day Experimental Light Sport Aircraft Repairman - Inspection course the weekend of January 15-17, 2010. The workshops are being hosted by AirCrafters and EAA Chapter 119, located at the Watsonville Municipal Airport.

RV Aircraft Assembly (Saturday-Sunday) This pioneering course is an intensive weekend seminar featuring the "hands-on" practice that will give you experience and confidence in the required skills to assemble your airplane. Other topics discussed include the Federal Aviation Regulations pertaining to amateur-built aircraft; required tools and workshop essentials; engine and propeller selection; flight-testing; and more. The course is limited to 16 students so sign up today. EAA members receive a special discount price of $319, plus Van's Aircraft offers a special $50 discount towards the purchase of an aircraft kit upon completion of the course!

Experimental Light-Sport Airplane Inspection (Friday-Sunday) Earn Your FAA Repairman/Inspection certificate for your E-LSA Airplane. This FAA-approved workshop will allow you to obtain a Repairman/Inspection certificate for your airplane certificated in the experimental light-sport aircraft (E-LSA) category, which authorizes you to perform the annual condition inspection on your airplane. This is a 2-1/2 day course, with a discounted price of for EAA members.

Jan 30  Fly-out to Half Moon Bay
Meet at the 30-Cafe at noon. Bad weather cancels.

For details call Wolfgang at 409-799-9210.

Let me know if you can take passengers or want to be one.

Jan 30  Flying companion (pinch hitter) course
 AeroDynamic is are planning a Pinch Hitter course for your non pilot flying companions. This is a day (around 6 hrs) of ground school based on the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Pinch Hitter course. Assuming we get a good response, the training will take place on Saturday Jan 30th and cost $99 for the day.

The instructor will be Patrik Rosenast, one of our more experienced CFIs, who also holds an ATP, jet type ratings, and Airframe and Powerplant mechanic's certificate and flies both coprporate jets and small taildraggers and everything in between.

Please email if interested, or call the office on 408 251 4939

Participants will also be entitled to a discount on a course of flight training.

Jan 30 - Jan 31  AIRCRAFT DESIGN using FINITE ELEMENT METHODS. Martin Hollmann
 Sat and Sun, January 30 - 31, 2010. In Monterey, CA.

Intended for those who want to design an aircraft. Receive a copy of the full blown NISA FEA Program with 1,000 DOF, for statics, dynamics, metal and composites, thermal, and all new aircraft design programs that run on Windows XP/2000. Cost is $675.

For more information see under CLASSES or call 831-621-8760. Advanced registration is required!

Feb 4  General Meeting
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport. Hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Jim Grant, an Aerodynamic Aviation CFI, will describe the new Wings program and give an on-line demonstration of the FAA web site used to enroll in the program, sign up for training, and get credit for it.

Wolfgang will give a hands-on online demonstration of various internet flight planning and weather sites.

Feb 27  KSAC Fly-Out 27 February 2010
We are planning the next Fly-Out to Sacremento Executive Airport (Sac Exec, KSAC) on Saturday 27th February 2010. The airport has an excellent restaurant in the Terminal Building, and takes all major credit cards. Tie Down is in the Transient Area, in front of the Terminal Building. Meet at the restaurant at 13:00 (later start than normal in case of seasonal morning fog), and for the first flyers to arrive, the reservation will be in my name. RSVP please, a few days before the event to m_d_francis at, or SMS to 317 796 5244 or to local voicemail 510 624 1217. That will help set the numbers for the table reservation.

Also, if anyone has a spare seat(s), please let me know so I may coordinate. Hope you can make it, we had a blast at the last one.

Mike Francis.

Mar 4  General Meeting -- Rolland LaPelle
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport. Hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Program: Rolland Lapelle will speak about converting a Mazda rotary engine for aircraft use, show a movie about the same, and, if the planets align, have an engine on display.

Mar 6  Re-Scheduled KSAC Fly-Out
The KSAC Fly-Out has been re-scheduled for Saturday 6th March, conditions permitting.

Meet at the KSAC airport restaurant at 1:00 pm, reservation is in my name.

RSVP if you can - makes it much easier to notify if there is a cancellation


Mike Francis 317 796 5244 m_d_francis at

Mar 20 - Mar 21  Sportair workshops in Watsonville
 Composite Construction, Electrical Systems & Avionics, and Fabric Covering. For details see

Mar 26 - Mar 28  Alternative Engine Round-up March 26th to 28th
 The Annual Alternative Engine Round-Up takes place in Jean, NV March 26th to 28th

Hosted by Contact! Magazine, and EAA Chapter 1138, at OL7 (about 20 miles south of Las Vegas).

The place to be for all Chapter members considering alternative engines (Suabru, Mazda, Corvair, VW, Honda etc).

With enough group interest, we could make this a Chapter Fly-Out event.

RSVP to Mike Francis m_d_francis at, or SMS 317 796 5244 or VM 510 624 1217

Mar 27  Fly-Out to Mendocino (Little River)

Meet at noon at destination

RSVP Mike Francis 510 624 1217

Apr 1  General Meeting - Chris Luvera
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport. Hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Program: Chris Luvera will tell how he got into aviation and aircraft ownership with the help of R/C models and the parallels between full-scale and models.

Apr 4  Fly-Out to Santa Paula Airport

Meet at noon at the Logsdon Cafe

RSVP to Mike Francis 510 624 1217

Apr 13 - Apr 18  Sun 'n Fun Fly-in
 Lakeland Fl, details at

Apr 17  Day in the Sky Watsonville
 Shared Adventures of Santa Cruz and EAA Chapter 119 organize free airplane rides to challenged children and their guests from all over Northern California. Kids from 8 thru 17 years of age with special challenges or disabilities were welcome.

Pilots are needed. For details goto

Apr 21 - Apr 25  EAA 62 Fly-Out to Portherville (KPTV) Fly-In
The "All Red Star" event is an annual owners gathering and fly-in for aircraft owners, pilots, enthusiasts, vendors, suppliers and service specialists supporting former Soviet and ex-communist designed aircraft imported to the United States - warbird, sport, aerobatics, jet or prop - all are represented at All Red Star. The motto of All Red Star is “Serious Fun!.”

The event will be held at Porterville Airport (KPTV) in Central California and is the largest collections of such imported aircraft anywhere in the country, with over 50 aircraft visiting the event last year from Mig 21, L-29 & L-39 Jets to CJ6 & Yak 52 prop planes. The event hosts an aggressive educational and training schedule which includes FAST formation, aerobatics, and unusual attitude recovery skills. Ground presentations include bailout and parachuting as well as engine & air frame service and repair. All Warbirds are welcome to attend!

The RedStar Pilots Association is a Federal 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit registered in the state of Virginia. The association mission is to promote and preserve the safe operation, display and enjoyment of all aircraft, jet to prop, aerobatic, sport, warbird and utility, especially those originating in the current and former communist block nations. The RPA strives to function as a clearing house for information related to maintenance and safe operation of our aircraft. Through our designated Check Pilots and Instructor Pilots we develop standards, principles and techniques for training member pilots in the operation of their aircraft and in formation flying.

RSVP to Mike Francis 510 624 1217 or SMS 317 796 5244

Apr 25  Fly-Out to Half Moon Bay for the Pacific Coast Dream Machines

Maybe drop in on your way back from Porterville ?

RSVP to Mike Francis 510 624 1217 m_d_francis at

Apr 30 - May 2  B-17 in Hayward
 Pre-booked flights cost $359 for EAA Members. Details at

May 6  General Meeting
The May meeting will be official FAA Wings seminar. Colin Aro, a CFII and glider pilot based in Reno, will be talking about "Mountain Flying with a Smidge of Soaring."

Because this is a Wings seminar the times are changed. There will be no dinner served. We will deal with Chapter matters starting at 6:30. The Wings talk official starts at 7pm. Everything happens in the usual place at Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport.

May 15  Petaluma (069) Fly-Out
Due to popular demand, the 29'er Diner at 069 is on the Fly-Out list.

Also, note that the Classic Wings and Wheels is July 16th through 18th - we'll be organizing a second Fly-Out to coincide with that date too.

Meet at noon at the 29'er diner

May 22 - May 23  Madera Airshow
 For details see That's KMAE, 84nm from KRHV.

May 29 - May 30  Hollister Airshow
 Gates will be open to the public from 10am - 4pm. Aerobatic performances are scheduled from Noon to 1pm. For details see

Jun 3  General Meeting - Alan Jesmer
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport. Hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Alan Jesmer will be speaking on the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the RSA Fuel Injection Systems and the Silver Hawk Experimental fuel injection systems.

Jun 5  Ukiah Airport Day
 Displays, food and drink from 10am to 4pm. More info at 707-467-2855 or airportday at (no web site).

Hangar party from 6pm to 9pm, Tri-tip, bar, music ($15).

Jun 5  Spencer Air Car
You've seen it in Sport Aviation, now you get to see it for real. Doug Palmer will bring his beautiful Spencer Air Car to Reid Hillview Saturday, June 5th, at 10am. We'll be meeting him in front of the terminal building.

Note that Doug flies out of Half Moon Bay and is subject to the whims of the local fog. So there is a chance that we need to cancel or postpone the event. So be sure you check this web site again before you head out to the airport.

Saturday morning 5 June, 8:55AM. Doug is going to gas his plane and take another look at the fog. Stay tuned.

9:15. The fog at Half Moon Bay is showing no signs of improving any time soon (currently overcast at 200')so Doug has decided to call it a day. We will find another time to do this, perhaps after the fog season is over.

Jun 6  Fly - Out to Santa Paula (Postponed from 4 April)
First Sunday of the month is typically the historic aircraft meet.

Meet at noon at the Logsdon Cafe

RSVP to Mike Francis 510 624 1217

Jun 11 - Jun 13  Golden West
 Yuba County Airport (KMYV). Details at

Jun 11 - Jun 13  EAA 62 Fly-Out Golden West Fly-In
This annual event takes place over three days.

EAA 62 members could join the event for 1, 2 or all 3 days.

RSVP to Mike Francis, or use the sign up list

Jun 19  Vertical Challenge
 9am-5pm San Carlos KSQL - Largest of its kind in the country --The Annual Vertical Challenge all Helicopter Air Show. Over 50 helicopters are on display and doing things only helicopters can do. These helicopters don’t just hover around; they put on a full blown helicopter air show. There are choppers everywhere!

Jun 19 - Jun 20  Fathers Day Fly-in Columbia
I am indebted to Terri Gorman for the following: ===================================================== I didn't notice that you have a fly out to Columbia on Father's Day Weekend. I don't have a calendar before me, but every year, on Father's Day, there is an air show at the Columbia Airport. I think the dates are June 19th and 20th. Columbia, as you may know, has a pilots-only campground. We attend this every year. The air show is more like fly-bys, but lots of old cars, trucks, etc, planes, etc, flights for sale, everything happens at Columbia on that weekend. For folks flying in or driving in on Friday, the 18th, there's a barbeque with lots of trimmings for $5.00 per person. It used to be 'donations-only', but I guess not enough people donated, so now it's $5 each. Saturday and Sunday mornings, there's a great breakfast provided by the local aviators and last year it was 'how do you want your eggs cooked', plus ham or sausage, juice, fruit, coffee or tea for around $7. Don't quote me on the price, but it's 'el cheapo' and very good. Camping is great, under the trees, free real showers, real toilets, etc, real cool. Saturday Night, Tri-tip Dinner .. never attended, so can't remember the price, but I'm sure it's reasonable. Aircraft judging on Saturday; Flour bomb, spot landing on Sunday. Temporary Tower 127.9 Ground 121.05 Fly-in/Overnight camping, $8.00 Airport closure Noon to 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday Motels, Inns and Hotels close to the airport. We'll be there. Would be nice to see some other chapter members there, too. Our kids and their kids usually come by to visit and/or we are transporting them up there. It's very inexpensive, too, and Columbia is a short 45 min flight from the Bay Area.


Mike Francis, EAA 62 Fly-Out Coordinator

Jun 26  Reid-Hillview Airport Day
 We'll try again to get Doug Palmer out to RHV to display his beautiful Spencer Air Car. If the HAF weather permits Doug will show the plane at 1:30pm in front of the Victory hangar. The plane may be part of the airport day display at other times.

The Chapter will not fly Young Eagles due to some insurance issues.

We will build some wing ribs at the event and can use some help for this event.

Details at

Jul 1  General Meeting -- Guy Minor, FAA WINGS
This meeting will again be an FAA WINGS seminar. Guy Minor will talk about lessons learned from investigating experimental aircraft accidents. He is from the Oakland FSDO and teaches accident investigators about experimental aircraft versus certificated.

The WINGS seminar starts at 7pm, following the Chapter meeting at 6:30pm, in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport.

Due to the time constraints there will be no dinner served. Snacks and drinks will be available.

Jul 3  EAA 62 Fly - Out to Livermore (LVK)
Fly Out to Livermore

Meet at Beebes at noon

RSVP to Mike Francis 510 624 1217 m_d_francis at

Jul 7 - Jul 11  Arlington Fly-in
 Details at

Jul 7 - Jul 11  EAA 62 Fly-Out to Arlington Fly-In

Huge, annual event.

RSVP to Mike Francis 510 624 1217

Jul 10 - Jul 11  Model Airshow
 The annual airshow at the Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark happens this weekend. For details see

The Chapter will be there an build wing ribs.

Jul 17  July 17 Classic Wings and Wheels Fly-Out Petaluma (069)
The 2nd Annual Classic Wings & Wheels will be held on July 17th, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Petaluma Municipal Airport (O69). See the photos from the First Annual Classic Wings & Wheels in 2009; this one promises to be even bigger and better!

This one-day event will feature both static displays of aircraft and automobiles and aircraft demonstrations. It will include representatives from various federal, state, city and community agencies and organizations. Classic Wings & Wheels will highlight the benefits of the airport to the citizens of our city and county, as well as the benefits, career opportunities, and services provided by the attending agencies and organizations.

60+ classic and special-interest aircraft on display 200+ pre-1972 classic cars and hot rods Exhibits by many Petaluma city agencies and local organizations 4000-6000 people in attendance

Jul 17 - Jul 18  Fly-Out to Petuluma for the Second Classic Wings and Wheels Event

Event starts on Friday 16th July for those able to fly-in early.

RSVP Mike Francis (sign up for one, or both days)

Jul 24 - Jul 25  EAA 62 Fly-Out to Yosemite Mariposa
Overnight event

RSVP to Mike Francis m_d_francis at

Jul 26 - Aug 1  EAA Air-Venture Oshkosh
 It's never too early to start planning for OSH. Details at

Aug 7 - Aug 8  Moffett Airshow cancelled
 The previously announced Moffett airshow with the Thunderbirds has been called off.

Aug 7 - Aug 8  Annual Willits Airport Day
Mark your aviation calendars for Saturday August 7th and Sunday, August 8th for the 19th Annual Willits Airport Day and Skunk Train Fly In. Fly in Saturday, ride the Skunk Train, stay at the Baechtel Creek Inn and Spa, or fly in Sunday for a morning Skunk Train ride, then attend the afternoon Airport Day festivities, food, displays, awards, and lot of fun. Info at

RSVP using the signup page, or Mike Francis 510 624 1217

Aug 12  General Meeting - One week later due to OSH
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport. Hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Program tbd.

Aug 14  Fly-Out to Boonville's Annual Fly-In
A small, friendly event. Restaurants, Lodging and fairgrounds within 1 mile of the airport. RSVP to Mike Francis, Fly-Out Cordinator m_d_francis at, Text 317 796 5244 Voicemail 510 624 1217

Aug 19  Chapter Board Meeting
 7:30pm Reid Hillview terminal building. All members are welcome. This August Board Meeting is one week later than normal due to AirVenture.

Aug 28  Fly-Out to Half Moon Bay (HAF)
Best time of year for this short flight from RHV

Meet at Three Zero Cafe at Noon

RSVP Mike Francis 317 796 5244

Sep 2  General Meeting--Doug Henson
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport. Hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Program Doug Henson will bring is Falco and talk about building an Oshkosh Grand Champion aircraft.

Sep 3 - Sep 5  Watsonville Fly-in and Airshow
 The traditional Memorial Day event has been moved to Labor Day. Let's hope there is less fog. Details at

EAA Chapter 119 has some special events at their hanger. Check out the details on their flier.

Sep 9  Chapter Board Meeting
 7:30pm Reid Hillview terminal building. All members are welcome.

Sep 12  California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport (Not a Fly-In)
 Airshow starts on September 11

What time does the airport close to non-airshow air traffic?

Mather Airport will close to air traffic at 7 a.m. on the Friday preceding the show and remain closed until Sunday evening

May I fly into the Airshow?

Due to allocation of ramp space to Airshow performers, static displays and guest parking, Mather Airport is unable to accommodate transient aircraft. It is recommended for pilots to fly into McClellan Airport or Sacramento Executive Airport. There are a variety of private transportation options available; check with the FBO. Lions Gate Hotel at McClellan has a fly-in package for overnight guests, which includes tickets and transportation to the Airshow.

Sep 15 - Sep 19  Reno Air Races
 Details at

Sep 24 - Sep 26  Chico Air Show
 Night show on Friday, Air Show on Saturday and Sunday. The Snowbirds are supposed to be there. KCIC is 148nm from RHV. For details check out

Sep 25  Chapter Picnic, Potluck
This year's picnic will be at Don Von Raesfeld's home at
930 Monroe St.
Santa Clara, Ca 95050

Keep the date - more details to follow.

Oct 1  October 1 - Fly-In with a BIG Difference !!!
Enter a lottery for Edwards Air Force Base Fly-in !!

Edwards Air Force Base in California will host a general aviation fly-in for the first time on Oct. 1. Pilots can enter a lottery for the fly-in, which is limited to 100 pilots. General aviation pilots will have the chance to land on the 21-square-mile Rosamond Dry Lake, a hotbed of aviation research for more than 50 years.

Good luck (and write about your experience - what you can of it, that is - in the November newsletter) !!

Mike Francis

Oct 1 - Oct 3  Corvair College # 18 at Livermore October 1/2/3
 Confimed Date is October 1, 2 and 3

Read more about Corvair Colleges here...

Venue will be First Light Aviation Group

There is a link to CC#13, also held at F.L.A.G.

F.L.A.G. is owned by Kitplanes Contributing Editor, Rick Lindstrom. The Corvair Authority, William Wynne will be in attendance.

Corvair cores will be available to purchase, to start building your own flight Corvair engine.

There will be a nominal charge to cover the cost of feeding and watering you for three days, that fee is halved for any helpers you bring along. Fee TBD

Oct 2 - Oct 3  Salinas Airshow
 Details at

Oct 7  General Meeting -- Zeke Smith
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport. Hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Program: Zeke will demonstrate his technique for vacuum bagging glass/epoxy parts.

Oct 9  EVENT CANCELLED UNTIL SPRING (Was October 9th - Fly-Out to Arkenstone Winery via Angwin Airport (203)


Let's make this one the best attended of the season.... fly-out to Angwin (203) for a noon arrival, where we'll be whisked off to the winery, spend a couple of hours sampling the delights (delegated pilots excepted), and whisked back, once sated.

Thanks to Mark Wainwright for facilitating this one !

RSVP Mike Francis m_d_francis at Cell 317 796 5244

Oct 9 - Oct 10  Fleet Week
 The airshow starts 1pm each day, the Blue Angels fly at 3.

Oct 14  Chapter Board Meeting
 7:30pm Reid Hillview terminal building. All members are welcome.

Oct 21 - Oct 23  Copperstate
 Copperstate fly-in, Case Grande AZ (KCGZ). Details at

Oct 22  Crystal Eagle Award Dinner
 6:30pm, Hiller museum. Details at

Nov 4  General Meeting
The official part of the meeting starts 7:30pm in the Victory Aero hangar at Reid Hillview airport. Hangar-flying and hot dogs from 6:30-7:30pm. Guests are welcome.

Program: Michael Luvara. He provides telemetry support to many of the race teams at Reno.

Nov 6 - Nov 7  EAA 62 Fly - Out to Death Valley, Furnace Creek (L06)
Escape the California rain for a weekend...

Overnight event.

RSVP to Mike Francis m_d_francis at

Nov 11  Chapter Board Meeting
 7:30pm Reid Hillview terminal building. All members are welcome.

Nov 12  Talk by Capt. Raymond Edinger
 Capt. Edinger will talk at the general meeting of the Santa Clara County Airmen's Association.

Where: Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County Office
1310 S, Bascom Ave

When: 7pm Hangar flying, 7:30 program.

Nov 16  Terrafugia - Transition display and talk
 Starting 4pm the Transition will on display at the West Valley Flying Club in Palo Alto. There will be a presentation at 6:30pm.

Dec 2  Holiday Party
As last year, we will celebrate at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Milpitas. For details and registration download the flier

This year's speaker will be Bill Stein.

Dec 4  Air Car Display
Doug Palmer's is opened up for a condition inspection and it will be available today for a close-up look in his hanger at Half Moon Bay (HAF) starting at 11 AM.

Doug's instructions for getting to his hanger are: "Enter the airport (Half Moon Bay) off highway one at The three-zero restaurant. The gate code is 1228. Go through the gate and make an immediate right. My hanger is down the taxiway a 1/4 mile or so and across from the rotating beacon and the field with the construction equipment in it. Park in the grass and I'll be there!"


Jan 6  General Meeting - Crosswind simulator
Note that we will be meeting in the Reid-Hillview terminal building. There will be no dinner but we will have some dessert.

Hangar talk will start 6:30, the official program starts 7:30pm

Feb 3  General Meeting
Gryphon McArthur will give a presentation on Tecnam Light Sport and light twin aircraft with a display aircraft.

We'll meet in the Reid-Hillview terminal building. Hangar flying at 6:30, the official program at 7:30pm.

Mar 3  General Meeting
Zdravko Podolski from Aerodynamic Aviation will be talking about flying in Croatia.

We'll meet in the Reid-Hillview terminal building. Hangar flying at 6:30, the official program at 7:30pm.

Mar 5 - Mar 6  Fly-out to Death Valley
This will be an overnight trip, staying at the Furnace Creek Ranch. We're looking into options for local transportation. This may be a good year for wild flowers.

Reserve this date and check here again for details.

Mar 19  Fly-out, Drive-out to meet Martin Hollmann
There will be a fly-out or drive-out to Watsonville to meet our long-time Technical Advisor, Martin Hollmann, and his wife Rita. Both have had a very rough past year surviving Martin's serious and difficult surgery and his rehabilitation. This will be a tribute to Martin who wants to share his experience battling cancer as well as to share some more of the vast knowledge of aviation that he has brought to our Chapter meetings as a speaker over the years and as a host for fly-ins to Monterey. He is continuing to work several hours each day at his company, Aviation Designs, Inc. and continues his rehab with the great help of Rita.

The fly-out will be held on March 19 (Saturday) - flying to Zuniga's Mexican Restaurant at Watsonville Airport. We will meet at noon for lunch. Adverse weather will require that we "taxi" over to Zuniga's.

Please RSVP on the web since the space at Zugina's is limited.

Mar 19 - Mar 20  Sportair workshops in Watsonville
 Fabric Covering, Composite Construction, Sheet Metal Basics, Electrical Systems, Wiring and Avionics. For details go to

Mar 29 - Apr 3  Sun N Fun
 Lakeland, Florida (KLAL), details at

Apr 7  General Meeting
Presenter: Colin Aro. Subject: Formation Flying Safety - Where to Start

There are many reasons civilian pilots may want or need to fly formation. Nall Report statistics (AOPA Air Safety Foundation) tell us that maneuvering flight (which encompasses formation flight) represents a significant percentage of yearly aviation fatalities. This presentation will describe resources for the civilian pilot to develop safe formation skills.

This will be a WINGS seminar -

We'll meet in the Reid-Hillview terminal building. Hangar flying at 6:00, the chapter meeting at 6:30pm and the WINGS presentation will begin at 7:00.

Because of the tighter schedule we will NOT have the usual hot dog dinner. There will be snacks and drinks.

Apr 16  Calaveras County Air Faire 2011
 San Andreas, CA. Calaveras County Airport KCPU—Fly-In Open House 8am-5pm. Aircraft Classic Cars display Scenic Airplane rides5 up to 18 yrs., 10 adults Music by the Calaveras community band Mountain RC Flyers radio controlled aircraft Breakfast and Bratwurst by Lyons Club Delicious Tri-Tip BBQ by EAA chapter 484 Airport/Event Info: 209 736-2501 Kathy Zancanella: kz at EAA Mother Lode chapter 484 website: Contact: Kathy Zancanella 2097362501, kz at

Apr 23  Fly-out to Harris Ranch
Expect a good steak for lunch.

We'll be there from 11am to 5pm. Spread the word, this is not just for Chapter members.

May 1  Half Moon Bay Dream Machines
 No details yet. The official web site still shows last year's event.

May 5  General Meeting
Program: Meet Your Reid-Hillview Tower Controller with Michael Fries

We'll meet in the Reid-Hillview terminal building. This will be a WINGS event so Chapter business starts at 6:30 and the WINGS presentation at 7:00. There will be snacks and drinks but no hot dogs.

May 21  EAA Chapter 90 3rd Annual Jokers Flying Wild Poker Run
 Oakdale Airport (O27) (Local Weather) Breakfast and Lunch. Short route for LSA and UL. Event flyer on the website. Contact: MikeTerpstra 209-543-7717, teamterp at

May 21  Chapter 338 Young Eagle Event
 Chapter 338 is planning a Young Eagle event for the local CAP squadron and perhaps other squadrons. They need pilots and ground crew.

Location: RHV

Contact: Chris Hand chrisandkellie.hand at

May 28 - May 29  Hollister Airshow
 2nd annual Hollister airshow. Details at

Jun 2  General Meeting
This month's meeting will NOT be at Reid-Hillview. It will be at John Castner's house to have a look at his Sonex project. Rusty will be doing hot dogs. The usual 6:30 hanger flying and maybe something of a presentation at 7:30.

The location is:

1288 Hester Ave
San Jose, CA 95126

Jun 10 - Jun 12  Golden West Fly-in
 Marysville (KMYV), details at

Jun 11  Porterville Airfair
 KPTV not much more detail available. For info contact Chuck Carson 559-289-0887.

Jun 18  Chapter 338: Builder's Motivation
 At noon EAA338 is having a "Builder's Motivation" display day at RHV transient parking. We will bring our homebuilts out and park them for a few hours to get other builders motivated. Anyone is welcome to come look, or bring out any sort of aircraft.

Jun 18 - Jun 19  Columbia Father's day fly-in
 Join the annual father's day fly-in at Columbia. The official announcement should eventually appear on their web site

Jun 18 - Jun 19  HeliFest - formerly Vertical Challenge
 The new HeliFest is a 2 day event with beer and wine tasting (for those not flying). 10am to 4pm at San Catlos airport (KSQL).

Jun 25  Reid-Hillview Airport Day
 Details to be announced.

Jul 6 - Jul 10  Arlington Fly-In
 Arlington, Washington (KAWO), details at

Jul 7  General Meeting
Program: Several years ago, Wolfgang and his wife rented a Cessna 172RG in Johannesburg and spent 3 weeks flying around the southern part of the African continent. The presentation covers the flying aspects of the trip as well as African wildlife. This may be the one meeting when you want to bring your non-pilot spouse along.

We'll meet in the Reid-Hillview terminal building. Hangar flying at 6:30, the official program at 7:30pm.

Jul 9 - Jul 10  Model AC airshow
 The Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark holds their annual model airshow this weekend. For details see

Our Chapter is looking for volunteers to staff a wing-rib event. This is a great opportunity to attract new members!

Jul 25 - Jul 31  Airventure

Aug 11  General Meeting
Due to OSH the August meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday.

Oshkosh review, other program to be determined.

Important: This meeting will be in the hangar of Aerodynamic Aviation at Reid-Hillview. Hangar flying at 6:30, the official program at 7:30pm.

Aug 20 - Aug 21  Wings Over Wine Country, Santa Rosa
 Military jets, WWII warbirds, top aerobatic performers, static display, classic car show, family activities and "Kid's World". Sponsored by the Pacific Coast Air Museum

Details at

Sep 1  General Meeting
Program: An in-progress look at Rusty's SeaWind.

We'll meet at Rusty's house. Hangar flying at 6:30, the official program at 7:30pm.

Click here for a map to Rusty's place.

Sep 2 - Sep 4  Watsonville Fly-in and Airshow
 For details check out

Sep 10  Palo Alto Airport Day
 Details at . We'll be trying to fly Young Eagles at the event.

Sep 14 - Sep 18  Reno Air Races
 For details go to

Sep 17  EAA 110 Fly-In lunch meeting
 Fly-In to Hollister for Lunch hosted by EAA 110, Ultralight/LSA Chapter.

In Front of Weatherley Hangar, Hollister KCVH Airport,

Sep 24  Chapter Summer BBQ
We'll meet at 11am on the lawn in front of the RHV terminal building for a BBQ. Bring your aircraft and we'll trade rides.

The chapter will provide burgers, hot dogs, water and soft drinks. If you can, bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Oct 6  General Meeting
Program: Movie night -- Battle of Britain.

We'll meet in the Reid-Hillview terminal building. The movie is two and a half hours long so expect it to start by 6:30 so we can be out by 9.

Due to the length of the movie there will be NO FOOD that evening. We'll have drinks and snacks.

Oct 22  Crystal Eagle Award Dinner
 The Aero Club of Northern California will honor C.E. "Bud" Anderson with the Crystal Eagle Award.

Hiller Aviation Museum, 6:30 pm, dinner and program at 7:30.

For details see

Nov 3  Election Meeting
Program: It's time to elect new officers and board members. Also, too, Davis Mendelsohn, our second Air Academy participant, will report on his time at Oshkosh this summer.

We'll meet in the Reid-Hillview terminal building. Hangar flying at 6:30, the official program at 7:30pm.

Nov 5 - Nov 6  Chapter Fly-out to Santa Ynez - Solvang
Due to scheduling conflicts, we're yet again postponing the date for this fly-out. The new date is still tentative and we're looking for commitment from pilots for this (or possibly a later) date.

Your choice, day trip or overnight. KIZA is 184 nm from Reid Hillview.

If you're interested, contact Mark Wainwright mlwainwright at or (408) 395-5460.

Dec 1  Holiday Party
This years Holiday party will be at the Three Flames restaurant ( at

1547 Meridian Avenue San Jose, CA 95125-5316 (408) 269-3133

We start to mingle at 6:30pm, dinner will be at 7:30pm.

This year's speaker will be award-winning flight instructor and author Max Trescott.

Please download the official invitation and RSVP with your meal preferences.


Jan 5  General Meeting - Erik Schmidt
Our first speaker of 2012 is Erik Schmidt, CFI at Aerodynamic Aviation. Erik will address the shortcomings of most Biannual Flight Reviews (BFRs), the challenges instructors face giving them, and will talk to us on what one should expect and how best to prepare for the review.

Jan 8  Rio Vista Tuskegee Airmen presentation
 Chapter 1476 is having their January meeting on Sunday the 8th at 1400 hrs (2:00p.m.) at the Rancho Murieta Airport (KRIU). They will be having a presentation about the Tuskegee Airmen hosted by Col James C. Crump Jr. USAF (Retired) he will be presenting a couple of the original Tuskegee Airmen and a Video about the Airmen and the upcoming Red Tails movie. They would love to have all of our EAA neighbors join us for the event.

RSVP suggested,coffee and donuts will be served. Contact

Michael Jones President EAA Chapter 1476 Post Office Box 603 Rancho Murieta, CA 95683 916 716-4800

Feb 2  General Meeting
Archie Maltbie, about whom Andy Werback wrote a story in the January issue of the Newsletter, will be speaking to us about his experiences during World War II as a P-47 pilot.

Hangar flying start 6:30pm, the official program begins at 7:30. Rusty will serve pasta (spaghetti or lasagna).

Feb 18  Flyout to Columbia
Details coming soon

Mar 1  General Meeting, Don Wolf of Los Médicos Voladores, speaker
Don Wolf will speak to us about Los Médicos Voladores (LMV), which is a 100% volunteer-based, non-religious, nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of geographically diverse peoples through education and the provision of no-cost, high-quality medical, dental, and optometric clinics. LMV serves Mexico, Central and South America, and migrant labor populations of southeast California. Since 1975 LMV has offered more than 250 short-term medical, dental, optometry, and other healthcare clinics, treating over 7,000 patients per year.

Mar 10  Martin Hollmann: Practical Aircraft Design Class
 Our Chapter member and technical councilor Martin Hollman holds a one day class on practical aircraft design.

Date and time: Saturday, March 10. 9 AM to 4 PM

Place: 5 Harris Ct. Bldg S, Monterey, CA. Telephone: 831-621-8760

Intended for all who have an interest in designing and building their own aircraft. The latest aircraft design technology, materials, and computer programs will be discussed. Each participant will have the opportunity to work on a computer and learn to use the design programs. These programs include performance, c.g., a.c., stability calculations, V-n diagram, wing sizing, fuselage plot, fuselage loads. All programs run on a PC using Windows XP. Each student will receive a copy of all aircraft design programs.

Seminar covers:


    Size your aircraft to your desired performance (top speed, endurance, climb angle, etc.) and calculate gross weight, wing area, engine power, etc.; determine c.g., aerodynamic center, airfoils, stall speed, tail trim, etc. for conventional or three surface configuration.


    Calculate load factors for your aircraft; construct V-n diagram; calculate air-load distributions, landing loads.


    Design and size your load structures, including wing spars, wing attach-fittings, stabilizers, etc.


    Determine optimum ply orientations and calculate stiffness and strengths, safety factors and margins of safety. How to utilize foam moldless and molded layup methods; prepregs vs. wet layups and gel coats; plug construction; vacuum bagging; fabrication techniques for minimizing cost and weight.


    Designing structures for pressurization, lighting strike and icing protection.


Comprehensive, a 8 1/2 x 11 book includes all design and analysis formulas, materials data, and much more. Advance Registration:

Due to limited size, advanced registration is required. Registration at the door will not be accepted. Sign up now! Registration fee: $450 includes all course material.

Mar 17  Fly-out to Lake Tahoe - CANCELLED
Will be rescheduled some in the fall.

Brush up on your mountain flying skills on this trip to KTVL.

Mar 27 - Apr 1  Sun n Fun International Fly-in
 Lakeland, FL. Details at

Apr 5  General Meeting
Tiffany Davies, MD, AME, will speak to the Chapter about health, aviation, and our medicals.

Apr 21  Flyout to Harris Ranch - to be rescheduled in May

Apr 21  Calaveras Co. Airport Fly-In & Open House
 The annual Fly-In & Open House at Calaveras Co. Airport (KCPU) is being held this year on Saturday April 21, 8am - 5pm.

EAA 484 Mother Lode Chapter will be offering another fantastic Tri-Tip BBQ lunch and our local Lyon's Club will be serving a full breakfast and serving bratwurst for lunch. The Calaveras Community Band will provide musical entertainment and we'll have aircraft & classic cars on display. As in the past years we are again expecting a great turnout of aircraft flying in along with many locals who come out for an airplane ride or just to hang out for the day.

More info: Kathy Zancanella (209) 736-2501

Apr 28 - Apr 29  Dream Machine, Half Moon Bay
 Fly to KHAF. Official web site

May 3  General Meeting
Andy Werback will speak to us about his latest airplane, Steen Skybolt N28S. With any luck, Andy will bring the airplane to the meeting.

May 19  Flyout to Santa Paula DELAYED
KSZP. Due to the conflict with the South County Young Eagles event. New date to be announced.

May 19  Wings or History Open House
 Details at

May 26 - May 27  Hollister Airshow
 For details see (KCVH)

Jun 7  General Meeting
This meeting will be held at Mark Wainwright's place. There will be a BBQ and a tour of his Falco project.

Jun 8 - Jun 10  Golden West Fly-in

Jun 9  Porterville Airfair
 KPTV, details at

Jun 23  Fly-out to Ukiah - Cancelled
Let's do Young Eagles instead.

Jul 5  General Meeting
Max Trescott will speak about ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) and its ramifications for the general aviation community

Jul 11 - Jul 15  Arlington Fly-in
 Check for details at the official web site

Jul 23 - Jul 29  Airventure

Aug 9  General Meeting
Note this is one week later than normal due to OSH.

Aug 11 - Aug 12  Boonville Fly-In
 Camping available; lunch and potluck dinner Saturday

Aug 18 - Aug 19  Wings Over Wine Country Air Show
 KSTS, details at

Aug 30  Pilots Bill of Rights
 Aviation attorney Ronnie Gipson will present a seminar on 'How the Pilots Bill of Rights Changes the FAA Enforcement Process'.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT), Hayward Airport. For details and registration go to

Aug 31 - Sep 2  Watsonville Fly-in and Air show
 Official website:

Sep 6  General Meeting
Mark Wainwright will be presenting two short programs. One is titled "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" and the other is "Dogs and Avionics".

Sep 12 - Sep 16  Reno Air Races
 Details at

Sep 22  Palo Alto Airport Day

Sep 22 - Sep 23  Salinas Airshow
 Thunderbirds and more, see

Sep 29  Warbirds over Paso
 Paso Robles (KPRB), details at

Oct 4  General Meeting
Movie Night: recent Spitfire and dated Mooney promo films, first solo, "Spatial Disorientation", and "Warbird City"

Oct 4 - Oct 8  Fleet week
 Details at

Oct 6  Livermore Airport Open House and Air Show

Oct 11 - Oct 13  AOPA Aviation Summit
 Palm Springs, details

Oct 20  Chapter Picnic BBQ
Reserve this date for our annual Chapter picnic. We'll be at the RHV airport. Bring your plane and trade rides.

Watch this space for more details.

Oct 25 - Oct 27  Copper State
 Casa Grande KCGZ. Official web site

Nov 1  General Meeting
Mark Von Raesfeld will show some of his aviation photos

Nov 9  Aero Club of Northern California Awards Dinner
 6:30 PM at the Hiller Museum at San Carlos Airport.

The event will be honoring air show pilot Julie Clark and raising money for scholarships for students in S.F. Bay Area aviation programs.

Reservations are required. For reservations go to or call the Aero Club at (408) 646-7139 for more information.

Dec 6  Holiday Party
Annual Holiday Dinner Celebrating Young Eagles and Russ Todd, YE Coordinator of the Year.

Doors open 6:30, Dinner at 7:30

Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian, San Jose CA 95125

RVSP required by Nov. 15th. Check the official announcement for details.

Jan 3  General Meeting
Our first general meeting of 2013 will be held at Russ Todd's home in Cupertino. Russ lives at 10484 Dempster Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014. The location is near the intersections of I–280 and CA – 85.
  1. Take I-280 to CA-85 S/Gilroy,
  2. Take the Stevens Creek Boulevard exit,
  3. Turn right onto Stevens Creek Boulevard,
  4. Turn right onto Peninsula Avenue,
  5. Turn left onto Dempster Avenue.
  6. Your destination 10484 will be on the right.

The meeting will start at 6:30 PM. Pizza, soft drinks, and water will be available for a nominal charge. The program will start at 7:30 PM. Russ will be demonstrating a simulated flight using Microsoft Flight Simulator, FSX. He's planning on flying a Cessna 182 from Los Angeles (KLAX) to Burbank, (KBUR). If time permits he will also do this flight in a Boeing 737.

If you are interested in flight simulation this is a meeting you won't want to miss.

Feb 7  General Meeting, Don Campbell of Samson Motorworks
Don will be speaking to us about the Switchblade, a roadable three-wheeled aircraft.

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

Mar 7  General Meeting
Reid Hillview terminal building. Hangar talk and food starts at 6:30pm, the official program begins at 7:30. Mai Maheigan, Seabird Protection Network Outreach Specialist, from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, will speak to us about safe flying and seabird protection.

Mar 23 - Mar 24  Sport Air Workshop
 Sheet metal, EAA119 hangar in WVI. Details

Apr 4  General Meeting - Stephane Fymat
Reid Hillview terminal building. Hangar talk and food starts at 6:30pm, the official program begins at 7:30. Stephane Fymat, founder of Smartplane, Inc., will be telling us about the company's development of an avionics-human interface that is intended to make flying an airplane as simple as driving a car

May 2  General Meeting
Reid Hillview terminal building. Hangar talk and food starts at 6:30pm, the official program begins at 7:30.

John Feemster.

John is an FAA flight advisor and CFI. He has given FAA-sponsored talks on “Preventing Loss of Control and Upset Training.“ His presentation to us will include the general subject of safe flying, and more specifically, he will focus on Light Sport Aviation.

May 18  Wings of History Open House
 More details to come.

May 25 - May 26  Hollister Airshow
 Details at

Jun 6  General Meeting
Reid Hillview terminal building. Hangar talk and food starts at 6:30pm, the official program begins at 7:30.

Wolfgang Polak will talk about the Ipad and the ForeFlight software. And by popular request he'll talk about the pros and cons of aircraft ownership.

Jun 7 - Jun 9  Golden West Fly-in

Jun 22  San Carlos Airport Day
 There will be no vertical challenge this year. Enjoy the airport day instead.

Jul 6  General Meeting, Potluck
Obvious, nobody wants to meet on July 4th. So Don von Raesfeld has graciously offered to host a summer potluck/meeting event at his house starting at 2pm. Stay tuned for more details.

Jul 6 - Jul 7  SCCMAS Model Airshow
 Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark. For details and location see

Jul 7 - Jul 13  Arlington Fly-In
 Details at

Jul 20  Flyout to Catto Props
 Mark Wainwright has set up a fly-out to Catto Props ( We should arrive at Calaveras County Aiport (KCPU) as close to 10 am clock as possible, where we will be met by Sam Kittle and an appropriate number of volunteers who will drive us to the Catto shop. Good form will be to provide our drivers with lunch after we're done.

Please let Mark know by 7/15 of your interest in attending so he can make sure there are enough seats to take everyone from the airport to the shop.

Jul 29 - Aug 4  Airventure

Aug 8  General Meeting
Due to Airventure, the August meeting will be on the second Thursday.

Reid Hillview terminal building. Hangar talk and food starts at 6:30pm, the official program begins at 7:30.

Program to be announced.

Sep 5  General Meeting
Reid Hillview terminal building. Hangar talk and food starts at 6:30pm, the official program begins at 7:30.

Program to be announced.

Sep 21 - Sep 22  Salinas Airshow
 This year without the Thunderbirds. Details

Oct 3  General Meeting
Reid Hillview terminal building. Hangar talk and food starts at 6:30pm, the official program begins at 7:30. Frank Ducker, who comes highly recommended by John Gould, will speak to us about the joys of aerobatic flight.

Nov 2  Donald E. Wiggin Memorial Service
 The memorial service for DONALD E. WIGGIN will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at


Nov 2  Fly-in at Shafter-Minter Airport
 Fly in and have FREE Pancakes and Beignet for Breakfast.

Minter Field Air Museum and Minter Field Airport District are hosting a Fly-In on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the Shafter-Minter Airport (KMIT).

All Aircraft flying in or on display on Sat. Nov. 2 will receive 2 Tickets for a FREE Breakfast in the Museum’s hangar from 7am – 10am.

There will be some great Speakers and WWII military personal in the Museum hangar to visit with after breakfast.

Win cash in the spot landing and the flour bomb drop contest.

Come show us your Airplane: Antiques, L-Birds, Experimentals, R.V.s, Ultralites, Amphibians, Mooney’s, or whatever you fly.

There’s a special invitation to Pietenpols and Turners. (Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend)

Sign up by E-Mail to reserve a parking space and your Breakfast Tickets.

We’d like your name, phone, aircraft year & model and N-number.

Clubs can sign up by E-Mail so you can park all your planes together.

Go to our web site for more info coming up soon.

Web site WWW.
E-Mail mfam at
PH. 661-654-9159

Nov 7  General Meeting
Reid Hillview terminal building. Hangar talk and food starts at 6:30pm, the official program begins at 7:30.

Program to be announced.

Dec 12  Holiday Party
3 Flames Restaurant in San Jose. Paul Marshall will be speaking about his recent trip to Alaska. Download the invitation and RSVP to Mark Wainwright.

Jan 2  General Meeting - rescheduled
The normal first Thursday meeting has been rescheduled. We will meet at Wings of History on Saturday 1/18 instead.

Jan 18  Rescheduled General Meeting
We will meet at the wings of History Museum, South County airport at 1pm. Karen Arendt, our local FAA Safety representative will talk about "What FAASafety can do better for us".

Feb 6  General Meeting
Reid Hillview Terminal building. Hangar talk and food start at 6:30pm. The main program starts at 7:30pm.

Program and speaker to be announced.

Mar 6  SCV 99s Annual Pasta Night Dinner and fundraiser
 When: Thursday, March 6, 2014, doors open at 6pm

Where: Santa Clara Elks Lodge, 1680 Martin Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Cost: $25/person for dinner, desserts, and coffee; no-host bar

RSVP by Monday, March 3, to Mayetta at 408-264-0229 or mjbfly99 at

Mar 6  General Meeting
Reid-Hillview Airport Terminal Building.

Food and hangar talk starts at 6:30pm, program starts at 7:30.

Program to be announced.

Mar 22 - Mar 23  SportAir Workshops in Watsonville
 Workshops on several different topics are available. See for details.

Apr 1  Jeff Skiles at San Carlos
 Jeff Skiles, of "Miracle on the Hudson" fame, will be leading a discussion at the Hiller Air Museum, San Carlos, at 6:00 p.m. (18:00). Sponsored by the EAA.

Apr 3  General Meeting
Food and hangar flying starts 6:30pm. The program starts at 7:30. RHV terminal building.

Program to be announced.

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