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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
Andreini Hangar
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.

Thank you,
Eddie Andreini

HMB Building Materials
119 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

posted by Administrator3 Dec 30, 2014  05:12 PM
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About Lake in the Sky Air Show


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

posted by Administrator3 Sep 18, 2014  09:09 AM
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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 cedmundturner90@yahoo.com

Some photos from that era:

posted by Administrator3 Aug 18, 2014  09:08 PM
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2014 annual meeting poster BR SA2

posted by Administrator3 Aug 13, 2014  09:08 PM
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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

posted by Administrator3 May 29, 2014  08:05 AM
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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.

posted by Administrator3 May 04, 2014  10:05 PM
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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 eandreini@sbcglobal.net. Thank you.

posted by Administrator3 Apr 02, 2014  01:04 PM
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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,
Oliver Coolidge
President, Chapter 20

posted by Administrator3 Mar 19, 2014  10:03 PM
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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.

Hello Chris,
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.

posted by Administrator3 Mar 16, 2014  08:03 PM
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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.

Carl Mauck

posted by Administrator3 Feb 18, 2014  11:02 PM
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Please join us at the next SCAPA General Membership Meeting on Thurs. March 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Hiller Museum.

We are very pleased to announce that Col. Dean Winslow, M.D., will give a presentation on “To Bagram Airfield and Baghdad and back again.” In this talk he will review the history of America’s global war on terrorism, combat action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and how the military medical system provides care for our troops. In addition to being a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard, Dr. Winslow is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Stanford University. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license and type ratings in the Boeing 737 and Douglas DC-3.

The Airports Manager and the San Carlos Tower Air Traffic Manager will update us on issues at the airport and we will deal with several business items including election of Board members.

For last minute updates about the meeting, visit http://www.sancarlosairport.org

Dr. Winslow’s biography follows.

Dean Winslow, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University. He has been a member of the Stanford faculty since 1998 and served from 2003-2008 as Co-Director of Stanford University’s Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program. He grew up in Dover, Delaware, attended Penn State as an undergraduate (where he ran varsity track and cross-country) and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Dr. Winslow completed his internal medicine training at Medical Center of Delaware and infectious disease fellowship training at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. He was in private practice in Wilmington, Delaware where he started the state’s first multidisciplinary clinic for HIV patients in 1985. In 1988 he joined the DuPont Pharmaceutical Company where he worked both as a bench scientist on HIV drug resistance then later designed the clinical trials eventually leading to the FDA approval of Sustiva (efavirenz).

In 1996 Dr. Winslow joined Agouron Pharmaceuticals where he helped direct clinical trials of Viracept (nelfinavir) and formed the Medical Affairs group responsible for post-marketing studies, medical information, and drug safety. In 1999 he became Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Research at Visible Genetics Inc. His group was responsible for the FDA clearance of the first pharmacogenomics diagnostic device, the TRUGENE HIV-1 drug resistance test in 2001. Dean joined the staff at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in November 2003, where he served as Chief of the Division of AIDS Medicine from 2003-2012 and finally as Chair of the Department of Medicine from 2011-2013, the largest academic and clinical department at VMC with 185 faculty members and 75 interns and residents.

Dean is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America. He is the author of 62 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and 92 presentations at national and international meetings. He currently serves on the Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee of the IDSA and is on the editorial board of the journal AIDS.

His professional interests at present are focused on patient care and clinical teaching and serving as a mentor for residents and infectious disease fellows who are interested in pursuing careers as academic clinician/educators. He is a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard and was deployed to the Middle East six times from 2003-2011 as a flight surgeon supporting combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In September 2005 Dean coordinated military public health and force protection in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2006 Dean served as an ER physician at the United States Air Force 447th EMEDS (combat hospital) in Baghdad and in 2008 served as hospital commander of the same unit during the surge. In 2009 Dean was selected to serve as a physician for several weeks in Antarctica supporting the National Science Foundation.

Colonel Winslow’s military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, 3 Air Medals, 4 Aerial Achievement Medals, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 bronze stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 bronze stars, and small arms expert ribbon (M-16 rifle and M-9 pistol).

Since 2006 Dr.Winslow has arranged medical care, transportation and housing in the U.S. for 20 Iraqi children and adults who have complicated medical conditions for which surgical care is not currently available in Iraq.

Dean has three children (one still at home). Personal interests include running, hiking, road biking, and flying. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license and type ratings in the Boeing 737 and Douglas DC-3.

posted by Administrator3 Feb 10, 2014  08:02 PM
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Word just reached us that long time SCAPA member Allan Fink passed away on May 27, 2013. We’d like to express our condolences to his family and wish them all the best. His daughter writes “Please give our appreciation to your airport firemen and traffic controllers for their many years of taking care of my parents. Sincerely, Vickie Lytle”

The following obituary appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.


ALLAN L. FINK, beloved husband to Arleen Fink and father of Ken Fink, Vickie Lytle and Jenny Monbouquette, passed away in the final moments of Memorial Day, May 27, 2013. He was the epitome of the Greatest Generation: honest, hard-working, fiercely loyal to his friends, family and country.

Allan was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1924, to Sarah and Jack Fink, and had an older brother, Francis Fink. Prior to attending college, Allan enlisted in the Army Air Corps, serving in the South Pacific during WWII as a pilot on the B-24 Liberator. He renewed his love of flying later in life as a proud pilot and owner of a Beechcraft Bonanza, taking trips all around the country with Arleen.

After the War he attended college, attaining his law degree from Stanford University, specializing in financial services law. The last 30 years of his career were spent at the Severson & Werson Law Firm in San Francisco, where he thrived in the growth and development of the business and a cherished group of attorneys.

Unquestionably, the highlight of Allan’s life was his almost 63 years of marriage to Arleen (Redwine) Fink. After meeting on the Lurline during a vacation to Hawaii in 1949, Allan and Arleen married in the Stanford Chapel in 1950. They later returned to Hawaii for a couple of years, where their first child, Ken, was born. Al and Arleen eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay Area, where they were blessed with two more children, daughters Vickie and Jenny.

Allan was preceded in death by his best friend and only son, Ken Fink, who was killed in 1978 in a helicopter crash while working as a geologist in Alaska. We are comforted by knowing Allan and Ken are reunited.

Allan is survived by his treasured wife, Arleen Fink; daughters, Vickie Lytle of Colorado, and Jenny Monbouquette of Santa Monica; and grandchildren, Marc, Kevin & Amy Lytle, and Max & Lily Monbouquette.

Burial will be at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto. A memorial service will be held later this year.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on June 12, 2013
– See more at: Obituary for Allan Fink

posted by Administrator3 Feb 09, 2014  06:02 PM
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We will have food and drink. All you need to bring is your good holiday cheer.

The location is Eddie Andreini’s Hangar, Wed. Dec. 11 at 6:00pm. Eddie’s hangar is at the extreme south end of the field. It is a through-the-fence hangar. The address for the street side of Eddie’s Hanger is: 154 California St., Princeton.

HMBPA will conduct an annual meeting.

Brent Gammon
President EAA 639
Vice President Half Moon Bay Pilots Association
650 773 4846

posted by Administrator3 Dec 07, 2013  03:12 PM
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When: Saturday, Sept. 21st 1:00 PM.

Where: San Carlos Airport Terminal Lobby

Hello all,

This is about San Mateo County Sheriff Air Squadron member Debbie LaMere who will receive a “quilt of valor” this Saturday (tomorrow) at the San Carlos Airport in the lobby at 1300 hrs. As you may know, Debbie has been a member of the air squad. for quite some time, she has served in the military as a helicopter crew chief and is dedicated to aviation. She was released from the military on a medical discharge. Debbie has formed the “Dog’s to Vet’s” where she places a dog with a vet. who has lost their leg, arm etc. These are specially trained dogs, trained by prisoners in Kentucky state prisons. Debbie has also flown out of SQL airport for years in her own C-177 RG. She has flown her plane to Oshkosh and covered California North to south. So if you have the time around 1300 (1:00PM), please drop by the San Carlos Airport Lobby on Saturday (21, Sept.) to show your support of Debbie and her military service.

Thank you,
Carl Mauck

posted by Administrator3 Sep 20, 2013  07:09 PM
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The SCAPA Board of Directors is organizing our next barbecue on Sun. Sept. 29th, 2013 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 Sept. 28th
– setup 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 cnehring@sbcglobal.net.

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 webmaster@sancarlosairport.org.

In case you haven’t attended a barbecue before, you can see the wrap-up from last year by clicking here.

posted by Administrator3 Sep 12, 2013  07:09 PM
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