Roche Harbor Landing Fees

This seems pretty important, over on “Roche Harbor Airport News,” they announced a new landing fee structure.

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.

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Fantastic LSA for Sale

I’ve giving up my mid-life crises.  You can check out the ad in Barnstormers.
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Hangar Space Needed

She’s not very big, but my LSA has been hangared all her life and wouldn’t know how to fend for herself in the weather.  Do you have room in your hangar for a low-wing, lightweight LSA?  Give Marc a call at 360.317.5377.  I listed her for sale today so hopefully she’ll only be around for 1-3 months.
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The NBAA Charities Scholarship Program

The NBAA Charities scholarship program, generously supported by NBAA member donors, offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students and nearly the same amount in monetary and training awards for working professionals in business aviation, including pilots, maintenance professionals, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants and flight technicians.

Click here for more information.

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Flying The Puget Sound

Topic: Understanding The Area And Traffic To Improve Aviation Safety.
On Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time
Location:
Port of Skagit Hearing Room
15400 Airport Drive, Burlington, WA 98233

Description:

We will cover the Airspace around Puget Sound, Terrain, Communications, Weather, Traffic Patterns and details about some of the airports around the Sound.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam

The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the ‘Contact Information’ area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

Basic Knowledge 3 – 1 Credit

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Partnership Available, Cessna 182P

Three way partnership in this Cessna 182P is available. The prospectus (in PDF format) has a lot more details.

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Flight Training Scholarship Applications Now Open!

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The AOPA Foundation and the You Can Fly High School Aviation Initiative are helping high school students and AOPA members, ages 15 and up, reach their aviation goals through the 2018 Flight Training Scholarship Program. To learn about all of AOPA’s scholarship opportunities for teens and adults, click here.
  • The You Can Fly High School Aviation Initiative will award 20 scholarships, at $5,000 each, to deserving teens who are passionate about earning their primary pilot certificate. Learn more.
  • The AOPA Foundation is offering multiple primary certification scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $7,500, to AOPA members ages 16 and up who want to pursue a Sport, Recreational, or Private Pilot certificate. Learn more.
  • New this year is the AOPA Foundation’s advanced rating scholarship program open to paid AOPA members interested in pursuing their Instrument, Commercial, CFI, CFII, or MEI rating or certificate. Scholarship awards range from $3,000 to $10,000. Learn more.
The deadline for scholarship applications is May 2, 2018, 12:00 p.m. EDT
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Specialty GA License Plates

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The Washington State Aviation License Plate, sponsored by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation Division, is a collaborative effort by several aviation organizations represented by the Washington State Aviation Alliance. The goal of this specialty plate is to highlight the importance of the state’s aviation system, and to raise funds to support aviation and public-use airports in Washington State.

T0 learn more and sign the petition. which needs 3500 signatures and is half way there.

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January Potluck A Big Success

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Our January SJPA potluck was a big success. Ronnie Metcalfe and Chris Chouinard gave a terriffic talk and slide show about their back-country flying and camping trips to Alaska and Idaho. The narrative was as interesting for the pilots amongst us – and for the non-pilots too.

We had nearly a full house, with about ten spouses, and one student pilot, Mark Franklin, and his instructor, Lou Colman.

The presentation was about an hour.  Both speakers, Ronnie and Chris, added words, anecdotes, and color to each other’s piece. An overall enjoyable evening.

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Holiday Dinner A Big Success

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You can tell by the smiles here that all seventy of us enjoyed a terrific Saturday evening at the annual SJPA Holiday Dinner at the San Juan Island Yacht Club in Friday Harbor. Our featured speaker, Jim Crossley, is shown at the top right of this photo. He told us riveting stories about his years as a U-2 spy plane pilot. Typically, U-2 flights last nine hours, and the pilots who fly them are on a razor’s edge the entire time. It was a surprise to many of us to learn that several U-2s are still flying today and are an essential component for our national security. The first U-2 flight was in 1955. They have been improved over the years, but they’re still essentially the same plane that flew in The Fifties.

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