Private Pilot Groundschool offered in February

Submitted by gryphon on Wed, 01/13/2010 - 19:05.

Ocean Air Flight Services will once again be offering a private pilot groundschool course, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm, starting February 2nd.

The course will be taught by Gerry Barron using Jeppesen training materials.

The only charge for the course is $100 which will be applied to the LaserGrade FAA written test upon successful completion of the course, and purchase of the Jeppesen text book (approximately $85) and Test Guide (approximately $19).

Attendance is free for EAA members wishing to "brush up" on their pilot knowledge, or share some of their own experiences with the rest of the class.

Picture of Jeppesen Book, "Guided Flight Discovery Private Pilot"

EAA's B-17 "Aluminum Overcast" is coming to Watsonville Airport May 3rd thru 6th, 2010 for rides and tours

Submitted by ryee on Wed, 12/09/2009 - 19:41.

B-17 Photo

May 3-May 6, 2010, EAA is offering historic flight experiences in its beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast.” This aircraft is an example of the American heavy bomber that helped turn the tide of battle in World War II. Fly a mission back in time and feel the might of this magnificent aircraft, just as those brave young men did more than 50 years ago.

For details and to sign up for rides:

A Pilot's Story

Submitted by thail on Fri, 11/06/2009 - 08:19.

"A Pilot’s Story is a feature length documentary film that explores the mystical attraction and endless adventure that draw pilots into the sky. The story is told in the voices of noted aviators ranging from aerobatic champions and astronauts to industry innovators and Hollywood stars mixed with average everyday local pilots. Incorporating stunning air-to-air footage, the film will transport viewers into the flyer’s world to experience the milestones and the magic that are a part of every pilot’s story."

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WiFi in the Hangar

Submitted by thail on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 20:01.

 Scott, Ken, Mike and Rob got the internet link working into the EAA Hangar and we now have WiFi inside and actually outside the hangar.  It seems to work in the parking lot and on the ramp in front of the doors.  The doors do not have to be open for you to get a signal.

We are using the airport internet connection through an RF link building to building.  So far it has been problem free but let Scott or I know if you have any issues.   It is unprotected, like the WVI connection in the terminal, no password needed. 

WVI Emergency Plan meeting

Submitted by thail on Sun, 10/04/2009 - 19:37.
10/24/2009 - 09:00
10/24/2009 - 12:00

Work is beginning on the emergency airlift plan started on  at the beginning of the year.  Below is a link to an outline of the plan  drawn up based on the CPA airlift plan they published.