Archive for May, 2012
Message from the KSQL Air Traffic Manager
While the airport community eagerly awaits the annual return of Hiller Aviation Museum’s Vertical Challenge, many people are behind the scenes are preparing the environment for the most efficient transition from operational-airport to show-ready and back again with minimal disruption to the regular users of the airport. One specific item comes to mind as a potential problem, so I’ve decided to bring it to your attention and ask for your help.
On the evening of Friday, June 15, the event’s festivities kick off with a “Twilight Show”, scheduled from 8:00 until 8:50pm which poses one specific challenge for the Tower; resuming control of the airfield at the conclusion of the air show, then terminating Control Tower Operations by 9:00pm. For the sake of orderly operations, I would ask everyone to consider their specific need for services during this period (i.e. IFR or VFR flight following, etc.) and understand the workload involved; ten minutes is short and this time compresses greatly with numerous simultaneous requests. If you must depart IFR or if you must have the Tower coordinate your VFR flight following, please consider departing earlier in the day; with few alternatives, this is the best solution to ensure a safe and orderly airport environment. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Casey B. Giddens
Air Traffic Manager
Saturday, May 19th is International Learn to Fly Day, and San Carlos Flight Center is celebrating with an open house.
Click here for details.
Forward this invitation to your friends, family, co-workers, your regular passengers, and anyone else who’s ever wondered what it takes to fly.
San Carlos Learn to Fly Day activities start at 10:00am with an Open House at San Carlos Flight Center, 655 Skyway Rd, Suite 215, next door to the Hiller Aviation Museum at San Carlos Airport.
Meet our instructors, view our training aircraft on display and maybe take a short flight on our exclusive crosswind landing simulator, the only one like it on the West Coast.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
10am-3pm: San Carlos Flight Center Open House
11am: Learning to Fly Presentation (SCFC Classroom)
12-1pm: BBQ lunch* (RSVP required)
* FREE lunch to the first 100 to register
Win demo flights, t-shirts and more. Bring your friends and family!
SCAPA is happy to welcome our newest member, Hans P. Plesman, proprietor of San Carlos Aviation & Supply, LLC. Hans assumed operation of the pilot shop, located in the terminal at KSQL, in September 2011. Mrs. Joyce Maganini the previous owner of the store for more than 25 years, helped at the store until the end of March 2012.
Hans passed along the following summary.
San Carlos Aviation & Supply intends to increase the business and the inventory offered at the store. We started to carry now tires (mainly for Cessna and Piper), batteries, spark plugs, TKS anti-icing fluid for the weeping wing and increased the selection of lubricants for aeroplane engines including Aeroshell in four grades and Phillips Aviation Oil in two grades as well as oil and air filters.
We continue to stock most of the FAA aeronautical charts including now Alaska and even Mexico as well as en-route, approach plates and AFD’s.
Apparel will be part of our business including official licensed Cessna and Boeing merchandise and many more. Pilot training books and other material are available for the student pilot and recurrent flight training books are available as well. The whole line of Max Trescott books and CD ROMs are stocked.
Our aim is to offer the best aviation pilot shop open 7 days a week in the greater Bay Area.
Pass-by and say hello.
Hans P. Plesman