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49TH ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY FLY-IN AT COLUMBIA AIRPORT
June 20-21, 2015
SCAPA is pleased to announce an additional speaker for our April 30 7pm Annual Meeting at the Hiller Museum. Scott Malta, manager of Castle Airport (formerly Casle AFB) will be giving a very entertaining view of what it is like to try to move a former SAC base into 21st century General Aviation (complete with drone strikes!)
Along with Scott, we will still also be hearing from Michael Mainiero on aerial photography, including exhibiting the results of many local photo missions flown from San Carlos.
We will also have our regular updates from the San Carlos Airport Manager and the Tower. And, we will be electing our new slate of Board members.
Agenda on the way…
The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a safety meeting, with tenants, Air Traffic management, airport organizations and Airport Staff on Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00pm in an effort to improve surface safety at the San Carlos Airport. The meeting will be held at the Hiller Aviation Museum conference room.
The purpose of this Runway Safety meeting is to unite those of us that are actively involved in the movement of aircraft, vehicles and equipment on the airport taxiways and runway. Due to the high number of Vehicle and Pedestrian Deviations, and Pilot Deviations at SQL in the last two years, we believe that your participation is vitally important and your input is welcomed. Participants will be asked to help develop recommendations and solutions to enhance surface safety at SQL.
If you have questions or need more information, please let me know. I can be reached at (650) 573-3700 or email@example.com.
Airports Division Manager
San Mateo County Airports
620 Airport Way, Suite 10
San Carlos, CA 94070
Dear Pilots Association,
Please join us for a celebration of life for George Auld this Saturday, January 3rd, 2015.
Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
1:00 – 3:00 pm
154 California Street
Nancy, Kellie and Perry would love to have you come and share stories and memories of their beloved father and husband, George.
HMB Building Materials
119 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
This year’s show which will include exciting aerobatic performances by several top performers including Bill Cornick, Jon Melby, Spencer Suderman, and Carl Liepold!
Steve Stavrakakis will be the airshow announcer! In the 90’s Steve earned worldwide notoriety and the nickname “Wild Thing” with his European Extreme style of flying learned while training with the Czech National Aerobatic Team.
Welcome Jodi Lewis as this years Air Boss!
Additionally, there will be sky divers, kids’ activities, War Birds, police dog K9 demonstration, helicopters, food court, beer and wine garden, fire trucks, fly-bys, tons of aerial performers, and much more!
Young Eagles flights are scheduled for Sunday,
September 21st with sign up for the flights on the day of the Air Show, Saturday, September 20th.
Gates open to the public on Saturday, September 20th at 8 am.
Tickets are $10/adults, $5/kids, and youth 5-years-old and younger are FREE.
1901 Airport Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
The SCAPA Board of Directors is organizing our next barbecue on Sun. Oct. 12th, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Be sure to save the date.
Like all our activities, we depend on volunteers to make them happen. We need people to help with the following:
– food preparation on Sat. evening Oct. 11th
– setup on Sunday starting at 10AM
– cleanup starting at 2PM
This is a great opportunity to meet other members of the Association. If you can help with any of these tasks, please contact Curt Nehring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission to the BBQ is free for paid-up members. Guests (including spouses) are $10 each. The menu this year includes salmon, steak, chicken, shrimp skewers, baked beans, green salad, potato salad, and dessert.
We also hope to have several aircraft on display. This is always a very popular event but it does take some advance planning. If you have an aircraft that you’d like to display, please send an email to email@example.com.
Carl Turner was a CFI hired in 1968 by Bob Lane at West Bay Aviation at San Carlos Airport.
Carl is trying to contact Doug Bergwall, Glen Simmons, OJ Gude, Joe Eke, Neil Mahall and any other CFI’s from around that time. Gladys was the scheduler and receptionist.
Carl writes “I went away to college in 1969 and graduated with a BS in Math in 1971 and came back to work there. I moved away in 1974 and lost contact with the crew. I understood Bob passed away in the mid ’70’s but I never knew from what nor when it happened. I would appreciate it if you could fill me in on that. I just turned 70 last week, and I was a kid of 24 when I went to work for Bob. I loved that man–he was one of the kindest and most proficient pilots I ever had the fortune to know.”
If you happen to know any of the folks Carl mentions, he’d appreciate hearing from you. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
San Carlos Airport Day 2014
The San Carlos Airport is inviting the local community to attend San Carlos Airport Day on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10am until 3pm.
This free event will feature aircraft displays, exhibitors and vendors, an aviation theme scavenger hunt, BBQ lunch, ice cream, helicopter rides and free airplane rides for children.
The San Carlos Airport and our based businesses have planned a day of hands-on activities designed to welcome people to the airport who may never have visited before. Take a tour of the airport, learn about general aviation, see interesting airplanes up close, and more.
What: San Carlos Airport Day 2014
When: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10am-3pm
Where: San Carlos Airport, 620 Airport Way, San Carlos, CA 94070
The San Carlos Airport Association extends our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Eddie Andreini, Sr. who passed away on Sunday May 4, 2014.
The Half Moon Bay Airport Pilots Association is asking for volunteers to help with aircraft movement and security during the Dream Machines event, scheduled for Sunday, April 27, from 8:00 in the am til 5:00 in the pm.
We need folks who can help during any of those hours. You will get free admission and parking, and bbq after the event. Please let Ed Andreini know as soon as possible by email to email@example.com. Thank you.
Tuesday, April 1st – San Carlos, CA
Featuring Jeff Skiles, EAA Vice President, Chapters and Youth Education
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070
Program 7 p.m.
Hosted by EAA Chapter 20
Jeff Skiles will be at Hiller Aviation Museum on April 1st on an EAA “Grassroots Tour”. “We are looking forward to meeting you and your aviation-minded friends in the coming months during our Grassroots Pilot Tour, hosted by EAA chapters throughout the nation. Check below for a site near you and to RSVP for this free event open to all pilots, and their friends and families.
Each Grassroots Tour stop is a fun, informative evening where we will talk about the leading aviation issues of our time, and what EAA is doing to grow participation in aviation and inspire the next generation of aviators. Admission is free, so bring a friend and your questions!”
The registration form for this event is now on the website: https://secure.eaa.org/apps/grassroots/
We’re not sure of the response from the greater Bay area, so seating may be limited and registration is required! There is a social hour with the “general public” (Hiller Museum members, other pilots,etc) starting at 6, with Jeff’s presentation starting at 7. Jeff reports that two hours is typical for his presentation and questions afterwards.
Registration (again) for the main event: https://secure.eaa.org/apps/grassroots/
I look forward to seeing you,
President, Chapter 20
Mark Feldman, who’s now the owner of Napa Valley Biplane Company, sent us the following photos from his time at San Carlos Airport in 1966. Thanks to Chris St. Peter for getting us together.
In the mid sixties I learned to fly at San Carlos Airport. My first instructor was Bob Lane, and then Steve Bell and Doug Bergwall at West Bay Aviation. Both Steve and Doug were good friends of mine and great flight instructors. I later ended up instructing at West Bay Aviation as well. I have a few photos from that era attached.
One of them is me preflighting a Cessna 150 at West Bay Aviation when I was working on my PPL and the other of my Uncle Matt Frankel and Bob Lane doing a low pass in a white Stearman that they were both partners in during an aviation day at San Carlos Airport.
I currently own Napa Valley Biplane Company and have been a corporate pilot for many years.
Best Wishes – Mark Feldman
Note: click on any photo to see a high resolution image.
Mark recently sent us the photos listed below. Thanks very much Mark. Much appreciated.
Mark notes: While teaching at the College of San Mateo Aeronautics Department and before leaving San Carlos Airport as a CFII I had accumulated close to 4,000 hours instructing in C150’s, 172’s, 182’s, etc. for West Bay Aviation, Flood’s Flying Service and a number of other flight schools. 1968 Through 1979.
1. View Of C150 from West Bay Aviation Trailer
2. SQL ground loop accident
3. Departure view of RWY30
4. Final Approach RWY30 C150
5. Takeoff view RWY 30
6. View of West Bay Aviation Facility where Hiller Museum now stands. Bob Lane/Owner standing on deck. Bob was a WWII Civil/Military Stearman Cadet Pilot Training Instructor.
7. Student (Mark) on wing of a Cherokee.
Too often these last few years I’ve attended funerals of friends Gone West. Many times I wish I had taken the time to visit them. Enough said.
What I’m asking is that you attend the Birthday Party of JIM RICKLEFS who turns 100 years young on Sunday March 9th. You old timers will remember that Jim had the largest Helicopter operation in the whole country. I first saw his huge hangar at the San Francisco Airport in the early 50’s “Rick Helicopter” it was larger than the airline terminal where United, Southwest (Pacific Airline) western and others parked.
The Party is being held at the Hiller Museum between 1200 noon till 1600 (4:00 PM) Jim is looking forward to the party and seeing everyone, but he gets a little tired about 1600 so he wants to head home and bed.
Jim is still alert and will be able to speak and answer questions.. His daughters are preparing a continuous loop film about his life and there will be time to see his airplane in the museum and the engines he had restored and donated to the Museum. “Channel 2 news” will be down to film the event and we are still trying to get the “Honey Bee’s” to perform for us. If you ever heard them you’ll will know how great they sound. We are planning a couple of large Cake’s with snacks and water, soda pop etc. The Twirly Birds are flying out for the event as well as Helicopter International. The San Carlos Airport Pilots Association will also be attending. Women in Aviation will have some representative attend. Along with the San Mateo County Sheriff Air Squadron. The San Carlos Sky Kitchen will have a few airport bums attend as they see Jim at the coffee shop every Sunday. Please let me know if you plan to attend as a head count is important to our plans for a great party.