We hope you will join us for the annual SJPA Christmas Banquet and program, beginning at 6:30 PM on Saturday, December 8th at the Brickworks – 150 Nichols Street, Friday Harbor.
We have a great presentation lined up and we’ll enjoy another gourmet dinner provided by Cynthia’s catering.
Please print out and fill in the attached invitation below, make your dinner choice(s) and enclose your check and mail those to the San Juan Pilots Association, P.O. Box 874, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250 as soon as possible (so that we can confirm the number attending with our caterers.)
Think one of those little plastic “drones” can’t do much damage to the airplane you fly? Think again! Watch the short video of an experiment conducted using a small commonly available UAV and the wing of a typical General Aviation aircraft.
Exploring our prime task. Managing the forces of flight to maintain control of the aircraft.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time (16:00 PDT, 17:00 MDT, 18:00 CDT, 13:00 HST, 15:00 AKDT, 16:00 Arizona, 23:00 GMT)
Select Number: EA6585556
By virtue, the title of this webinar wishes one good luck, or success. As PIC, your prime task is to manage the forces of flight to maintain control of the aircraft. As so many have failed to do so, we now use an acronym (yes, another one!) to describe Loss of Control as an accident causal factor. LOC is the number one cause of fatal GA accidents, claiming 450 lives every year. LOC doesn’t discriminate! It can happen to pilots at all experience levels and in any phase of flight. Join us to learn some excellent techniques to keep your forces “in the green!”
To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here.
The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
It’s a done deal. We bought a new minivan today, will be transferring the current van here on the island to BLI to become the new airport car, so the ’89 van at BLI is now surplus. We’ve been affectionately calling the ’89 Ol’ Blue, but maybe it should be called Ol’ Paint. Whatever, if you can help find it a new home, that would be great. Again, I will fly interested parties over to BLI for a look-see, or to help move it to some other airport.
Last week, our islands’ aviation family suffered a heartbreaking loss. SJPA Treasurer David King and Vice President Lou Coleman were aboard David’s Mooney when it suffered a fatal accident at Lopez Island Airport (for yet to be determined reasons).
We are all shocked and saddened by this news. They were our friends and colleagues and our prayers are with their families at this time. A fund has been established to assist the Coleman family.
American Airlines announced today a first-of-its-kind program designed to help future aviators receive the training, financing and mentoring opportunities they need to fly for the world’s largest airline.The American Airlines Cadet Academy will provide an opportunity for future pilots to become first officers at one of American’s three wholly owned regional carriers and eventually fly larger aircraft at American. Once selected, cadets will choose to train at one of American’s partner flight schools in several locations nationwide while having the option to work with Discover Student Loans to apply for a loan up to the total cost of the program, including room and board.
Second, in more down-to-earth news (via David King, Roche Harbor Neighborhood Association Treasurer and pilot) there’s a new Roche Harbor Airport landing fee structure, replacing the old landing fee system and no longer based on aircraft type but on “certified maximum allowed takeoff weight (MTOW).” Fees for all landings, “even a quick turnaround,” range from $10 for up to 3,600 lbs MTOW to $25 for those of 8,400 lbs MTOW and over. There’s also an annual “frequent lander” rate of $207 for the lightest category and $245 for the heaviest two categories of MTOW. If an aircraft stays overnight, there’s an additional $5 fee per night.