Save the Date!  Dec. 13th SJPA 2019 Holiday Party

Discover Friday Harbor’s early aviation history!

Join your fellow San Juan pilots, aviation enthusiasts and families at the annual San Juan Pilots Assn. Christmas Banquet.  This year, the event will take place on Friday evening, 13 December 2019 at the Brickworks, 150 Nicholas Street, Friday Harbor. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:15 PM.  The presentation will begin at 7:15 PM.

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In 1948 ROY FRANKLIN initiated scheduled passenger flights from Friday Harbor, to Seattle and a few other airports in the Northwest. His first airfield was a cow pasture, icy in winter, without lighting, and occasionally obstructed by cattle. Pursuing his dream, six years later he began clearing land for what was to become the Friday Harbor Airport we use today.  The Franklin name is woven into the history of aviation in these islands. Franklin family members will share memories and photographs, along with fascinating stories about the many obstacles and flying adventures these pioneers encountered in their decades of service bringing air travel to the San Juan Islands.  You won’t want to miss this presentation!

Details on pricing and choice of menu to follow.

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C182P Partnership Available

1976 Cessna 182P 1/3 Partnership available

$25,000

Aircraft Specifications:

Cessna Skylane 182P–Tail number:  N8485M–Serial Number: 18264623

Year built:  1976–Currently Hangared:  Friday Harbor, WA (hangared since 1976)

Current Annual – complete maintenance records–Engine replacement fund in place

New Avionics installed 2017: ICOM VHF radio, Garmin 345 Audio panel, 

Stratus ESG ADS-B Transponder with iPad adapter

Ownership:

Aircraft is registered to Friday Harbor Wings, LLC.  New individuals or business entities must become members of the LLC. The LLC Operating Agreement contains the bylaws and rules governing the LLC and usage of the aircraft.  Copies of the operating agreement will be made available upon request.  

Partners:  

Dave Pass – (360) 298-0453

Craig Melvin – (360) 370-5617

Bob Tripp (selling shares) – (360) 317-1771

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Drone Alert

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.
Be careful out there!

 

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Ultralight Pilots in the San Juans?

A question from one of our members:

I recently bought an ultralight powered parachute. Do any members know of other ultralight owners or pilots in the San Juan Islands?

Thanks.

Tom White

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Loss of Control – May the Force(s) be With You

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

Description:

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:

Basic Knowledge 2 – 1 Credit
Basic Knowledge 3 – 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

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For Sale: 1976 Cessna 172M

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1976 172M CESSNA SKYHAWK 1

  • 3150TT-SINCE NEW-110 SMOH 0-320-D2J/ LYCOMING UPGRADE 160HP
  • FRESH ANNUAL-JULY 2018
  • EXCELLENT CONDITION – FULL LEATHER INTERIOR – CUSTOM PAINT
  • 4 PLACE INTERCOM – KLX 135GPS/COMM
  • GARMIN 796 GPS
  • KT76A TRANSPONDER – ADF/HOBBS/EGT/ELT RL200
  • VOR/LOC GLIDESCOPE/VOR/LOC INDICATOR 
  • ALL LOGS – NO DAMAGE HISTORY – ALWAYS HANGARED
  • CUSTOM CANVAS COVER FOR TRAVEL AND FULL SUN SHIELDS

$79,500

HANGAR ALSO FOR SALE: FRIDAY HARBOR

CONTACT LANNY CARVER: 360-472-0922

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Classified: Minivan Available

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.

Thanks!

Ed & Clare Kelm

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Lou Coleman Fund

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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.

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Please click here to contribute to the Go Fund Me campaign.

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American Airlines Recruiting Pilots

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.

Full details in the pdf.

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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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