Author Archives: Darryl Swenson

About Darryl Swenson

I am a private pilot and amateur photographer. I live in Friday Harbor, Washington. My airplane is a Flight Design CTLS and I keep it in a hangar in Friday Harbor. My flying has taken me up and down the West Coast USA. I am enchanted by the islands and mountains of the Pacific Northwest, and the allure of deserts and mountains of the Southwest keep drawing me back to the Four Corners area.

New Airspace Restrictions?

I regularly get email announcements from the FAA. This one caught my eye. Over the last few years, we have been compelled to check for TFRs before flying. “Soon” we will be compelled to check for TRAs — Temporary Restricted … Continue reading

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Come to the Annual SJPA BBQ – Saturday, July 29th, 11 AM to 2 PM.

This Saturday 29 July, bring your friends to KFHR in the hangar due west of the fuel pumps for our annual SJPA BBQ. Drop by 11 am until 2 pm. If you have an interesting plane to display, bring it too! Cost is … Continue reading

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SJPA Friday Brown-Bag Lunch, June 30th, 12:00 Noon, Mullis St. Fire Station, Friday Harbor

And now for something completely different! Our SJPA end of the month lunch in June provided a fascinating program. We heard a fascinating talk from Captain Crystal Stout an accomplished balloon pilot is based in Sequim WA.   Captain-Crystal’s BioFrom … Continue reading

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at FHR — June 1st.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Friday Harbor Airport Terminal on June 1st at 2:30pm for a new US Customs service that will have an agent located at the terminal at certain time periods to make your clearing from … Continue reading

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SJPA Potluck & Annual Meeting — June 8th @ 6:00 PM @ the San Juan Fire Department, Mullis Street, Friday Harbor.

At our annual Potluck dinner and annual membership dinner, June 8th, Friday Harbor’s own Dan Schwartz, flight instructor at Westwind Aviation, gave a talk titled, “Loss of STS-51-L, Space Shuttle Challenger: The Undersea Search for the Cause of a National Tragedy.” … Continue reading

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Westwind Aviation Seminar – March 4th

  The seminar covered panel-mounted GPS operations, including: Flight Planning Navigation Aids/Approaches Weather Tools Screen Functions Airport Directories Auto Tuning Functions Garmin 430/530 series, and others

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Time to Sign Up / Renew SJPA for 2017

NA, CC, LD, DD, JD, SD, GF, LG, CH, RM, PM, CM, WM, DN, DR, TS, DS, DS, WS, JS, GS, AS, RT, MT, PW, TW, DW, GW If your initials are NOT shown above please pay your 2017 SJPA … Continue reading

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