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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 … Continue reading

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Lou Coleman Fund

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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January Potluck A Big Success

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 … Continue reading

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Holiday Dinner A Big Success

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 … Continue reading

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Back Home in Friday Harbor!

Southern Utah in October is the best! The grueling part is getting back and forth. I arrived back in FHR yesterday afternoon after an arduous two-day flight from Page AZ (KPGA). Dodging gusty winds and clouds through mountainous terrain gets pretty strenuous. … Continue reading

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Aerials From a Flight Around Lake Powell

We’re still flying around Southern Utah. These are aerial photos of a flight around Lake Powell. Next I am tying down the airplane at the Page Arizona Airport and Carol and I are going to get in our rent-a-car for … Continue reading

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Flying Southern Utah in October. Winds Calm. Visibility Unlimited.

These are shots from a flight in the vicinity of Bryce Canyon. The flying down here has been near perfect. I have joined up with a group of about thirty Flight Design CT’s for an annual fly-in. We are based … Continue reading

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Aerial Photos from Navajo Country

I am settled for a week in Page Arizona. The town of Page was created out of nowhere about fifty years ago as a base camp for the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. It now … Continue reading

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