Events

Aviation Events Calendar
Spotlighting Safety and Pilot Proficiency

Visit  FAASAFETY.GOV  for more info & to register for many of the following events.    Others have the information and contact data described.  You are invited to submit your event for publication within our Aviation Events Calendar to: scauwg@earthlink.net

Now featured herein are EAA Webinars.  These live multimedia presentations are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can ask questions and be polled for their opinion.  -  System Requirements for Attendees  -  You can easily attend a session from anywhere, anytime using a compatible computer or mobile device! To get the most out of GoToWebinar, you can download and install the full-feature desktop software on your Windows and Mac computer.  -  See Download GoToWebinar for your download options. You can also check your system's compatibility automatically.   Some EAA Webinars qualify for credit in the FAA's WINGS or AMT awards program. Visit www.faasafety.gov for details.

December

1. Plus One Flyers Club New Member Safety Briefing: Safety Procedures, Both Ground and Air, with Shane Terpstra CFI, MYF - Terminal Operations Building
3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, First Floor, East Entrance, San Diego, CA 92123 9:30 a.m.

1.  Improve and Upgrade Your Aircraft's Checklist with Richard Mend CFI AIM ATP - Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology 8911 Aviation Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301  12 P.M.

2.  You Don't Know What You Don't Know!  Let's Fix That   Part 16 - Discussion of commonly misunderstood items with Richard Mend CFI AIM ATP - Vista Aviation, 2nd floor conference room, 10000Airpark Way, Pacoima, CA 91331  10 a.m.

3.   Airworthiness - So Much that We All Need to Know!  - and we will keep it interesting and informative with plenty of photos and video.  Van Nuys Flyaway, 2nd floor conference room, 7610 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406 7 p.m.

5.   Thunderstorms, Microbursts and Windshear, oh My!  Video of how to forecast, identify and avoid hazardous conditions including thunderstorms. Speaker Richard Mend CFI AIM ATP  - Santa Monica College Bundy Campus, room 123, 3171 S. Bundy Dr., West Los Angeles, CA 90066  7 p.m.

5.  "Beechcraft Cold Weather Operations"  WEBINAR  This Course Covers Preflight, Ground Operations, Inflight Considerations and Human Factors Associated Cold Weather Flying.  On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 19:00 Central Standard Time (17:00 PST, 18:00 MST, 20:00 EST, 15:00 HST, 16:00 AKST, 18:00 Arizona, 01:00 GMT)

6.  Deconflicting the Airspace - Its Crowded Out There   -FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. FAA rules designed to mitigate collisions between Full Sized Aircraft, R/C Models and Drones.  With Steve Nelson - SAN FSDO, FAA Safety Team Program Manager  - The National Airspace System (NAS) is continuing to evolve because a very large number of new certificate operators and air vehicles are entering into the system. DRONES! Technology is one way to manage the large influx. New ideas and Yes, new Rules are emerging to ease the burden and help situational awareness. Model Aircraft used for Hobby and Recreation is impacted however, the new rules are manageable. It's all about lowering risk and exposure and keeping everyone safe!  Solar Turbines, Kearny Mesa Facility  4200Ruffin Rd  Titan Conference Room  San Diego, CA 92123  For more info and security procedures contact Paul Kortopates
Phone: 619-560-8980  kortopates@hotmail.com  Seminar begins at 7 p.m.

8.  What Every Pilot Must Know about Fuel Management with Richard Mend CFI AIM ATP.  Active Pilot 7900 Balboa Blvd. D6, Prop Park West, Van Nuys, CA 91406  9 a.m.

9.  Operations at KSZP, KCPM, KCMA & KSBA  Learn About These Airports in Detail with Richard Mend CFI AIM ATP and Ron Berinstein CFII -Aerobatic. Vista Aviation second floor conference room, 10000 Airpark Way, Pacoima, CA 91331  10 a.m.

10.  Hot Spots, Practice Areas and Dangerous LA Basin Flight Routes - With Ron Berinstein CFII - Learn Where Accidents Happen and Where the TAC chart needs to be improved so that safety is improved and accidents won't happen.  This seminar mirrors data and research developed by the Southern California Airspace Working Group, and is designed to give you the information that ISN'T charted; it is designed to inform you about dangerous circumstances that ARE charted, and will disturb you.  Van Nuys Flyaway, 2nd floor conference room, 7610 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406   7 p.m.

11.  SCAUWG Meeting at Beach Cities Aviation - Agenda is posted here on the site under CURRENT PROJECTS. Teleconferencing available, see site sidebar page info. 10 a.m.

11.  SCAG - AVIATION TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Mtg. SCAG OFFICES, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700, CR-Policy-Meeting-A, 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017, (213) 236-1800. Pre-registration required. 10 a.m.

12.  Master the Transition: Earning Your Complex and High-Performance Endorsements  EAA WEBINAR Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST -  Presenter: Tom Turner - There’s a lot more to earning your high-performance and/or complex endorsements than just more power and moving the gear switch up and down. Tom Turner will discuss what you really need to know to master high-performance and complex airplanes so you’ll fly safely and with confidence by fully understanding normal, abnormal, and emergency operations. Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.  Info HERE

15. Plus One Flyers Club New Member Safety Briefing: Safety Procedures, Both Ground and Air, with Shane Terpstra CFI, MYF - Terminal Operations Building  3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, First Floor, East Entrance, San Diego, CA 92123 9:30 a.m.

15.  Pitot-Static Pitfalls with Richard Mend CFI AIM ATP - Active Pilot, 7900 Balboa Blvd., D6, Prop Park West, Van Nuys, CA 91406 9 a.m.

16.  Hangar Talk with Ron Berinstein cfii aerobatic - chips, cookies, FAA Safety, GA Hot News, Accident Investigation Discussion, a Special Topic, and your questions answered. Casual and Enjoyable Fun for a Sunday Morning.  Vista Aviation second floor conference room, 10000 Airpark Way, KWHP Pacoima, CA 91331  10 a.m.

17.  Van Nuys Airport's 90th Anniversary Celebration - with a dedication ceremony honoring the late Alan Purwin of Helinet Aviation. The speaking program features Board of Airport Commissioner Jeffery Daar; Flora Margheritis, CM, Van Nuys Airport Manager and Kathryn Purwin, Helinet Aviation, followed by a dedication ceremony for the helicopter themed play structure honoring Alan Purwin. 10 a.m.  Learn More about the event and FREE Registration HERE.

18.  Aircraft Performance and Performance Monitoring - Do you think your aircraft has a behavioral problem?  With CFI Asa Cosby - In this presentation we’ll talk a little bit about recommendations from a work group that studies General Aviation mishaps. We’ll talk about aircraft performance parameters and calculations. We’ll also offer suggestions that will help you with aircraft performance prediction. Aircraft limitations will be discussed and, along the way, we’ll give you some tips and tricks that will help you to avoid performance-based accidents in any aircraft. - Threshold Technologies, 8352 Kimball Ave., F350 Hangar #3, Chino, CA 91708  6 p.m.

18.   SBAviators Pilot Roundtable - Flight Planning and Weather Tools - A 'show and tell' discussion of the specific flight planning and weather tools you use.  With Taylor Jobe - This event is suggested for pilots of all experience levels.  There are some incredible flight planning and weather forecasting tools and data out there now, too many to keep track of! Tonight's session will be a discussion about the actual tools you use to help everyone up their pre-flight and weather forecasting chops.  Come prepared to share and talk about your favorite go-to resources.  Impact Hub on State St., 1117 State St. 906, Santa Barbara, CA 93101  6 p.m.  This event may have pre-registration requirements.  Info @ taylorjobe@gmail.com  or, (917) 621-5702

18.   Safety Standdown  - Safety Education Seminar - With Karen Arendt, FPM SJC FSDO; Eric Cook, DPE - Human Factors, Risk Management and Accident Scenarios - Paso Robles Municipal Airport, Main Terminal, 2nd Floor, 4912 Wing Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446  For more information: KAREN ANN ARENDT - Phone: (408) 291-7681  karen.arendt@faa.gov  6:30 p.m.

19.   FAA WINGS Program Presented, Explored and Explained!   With Ron Berinstein CFII, WINGS MASTER PILOT - Learn about the advantages of a WINGS Flight Review; even how CFIs can renew THEIR ratings using WINGS! Recurrent training helps folks to stay alive!  WINGS makes it easy, comprehensive, challenging and fun.  Plus, get your questions answered!  Come prepared with your laptop, login and password info... I will get any circumstance you have solved!  I'll show you how to unlock the WINGS Power, and the Program Options you may want. Learn How to get Your Master Pilot Wings!  Van Nuys Flyaway, 2nd floor conference room, 7610 Woodley Ave. Van Nuys, CA  Plenty of free seminar parking in the spaces labeled "30 minutes."  7 p.m.

19.  Tail Wheels 101: Inspection and Maintenance - EAA WEBINAR - Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST  Presenter: Joe Norris  Tail wheels are critical to proper ground handling characteristics of conventional gear airplanes; however, they are often neglected and improperly maintained, which can cause ground handling and potential loss of control issues. EAA Flight Training Manager and A&P/IA mechanic Joe Norris discusses commonly overlooked items and tips to inspect and maintain a tail wheel assembly. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.  Info HERE

January

2.   Just Inspect It, Please - EAA WEBINAR - Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CST - Presenter: Mike Busch - When aircraft go in for their annual inspection, many A&P/IAs assume it's okay for them to repair any discrepancies they find in the course of the inspection. Owners should never allow this to happen, says maintenance expert Mike Busch, because it's a sure prescription for sticker shock and owner-mechanic disputes. In this webinar, Busch advises owners how to clearly explain to their mechanics what they are authorized to do (inspect the aircraft) and what they are not authorized to do (perform any repairs or order any parts) until after the owner has reviewed the inspection results and explicitly approved specific repairs and associated cost estimates. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.  Info HERE

5.   Plus One Flyers Club New Member Safety Briefing - Safety Procedures, Both Ground and Air - With Shane Terpstra CFI  - Proper preflight procedures, engine starting, taxiing, ATC communications, departure and arrival procedures, emergency procedures, collision avoidance, aeronautical decision making, after landing procedure, securing and refueling. A general review of causes of common accidents and incidents.  MYF - Terminal Operations Building, 3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, First Floor, East Entrance, San Diego, CA 92123  9:30 a.m.

6.   Open House at Santa Paula Airport - First Sunday of Every Month - Open Hangars reveal some of aviation's best examples of wonderful and interesting aircraft.  You can read comments and see photos HERE

8.   SCAUWG Monthly Mtg. - Beach Cities Aviation - 10 a.m.   see site page sidebar for more details.

9.   Less Than Ideal: Short Field, Soft Field, and Obstacle Operations - EAA WEBINAR - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST -Presenter: Prof. H. Paul Shuch.  There are 19,000 landing facilities in the U.S., but not all are ideal. You may have trained on 10,000 feet of concrete with clear approaches at both ends, but someday you may not be so lucky. In this FAA Safety Team WINGS award webinar, we will explore operations on soft fields, short fields, and over obstacles. You will learn how to perfectly execute precision takeoffs and landings on imperfect runways, and how to judge when not to try. Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.  Info HERE

16.  An IMC Icing Accident - Why? - EAA WEBINAR - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST - Presenter: Andy Miller - Weather rarely brings down airplanes on its own — it needs the pilot's help. Join Andy Miller as he discusses an aircraft that was brought down by icing, and explore how the accident could have been avoided. Qualifies for FAA Wings credit. Info HERE

19.  Plus One Flyers Club New Member Safety Briefing - Safety Procedures, Both Ground and Air - With Shane Terpstra CFI - Proper preflight procedures, engine starting, taxiing, ATC communications, departure and arrival procedures, emergency procedures, collision avoidance, aeronautical decision making, after landing procedure, securing and refueling. A general review of causes of common accidents and incidents. MYF - Terminal Operations Building, 3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, First Floor, East Entrance, San Diego, CA 92123 9:30 a.m.

23.  Introducing the EAA Flight Test Manual - EAA WEBINAR - Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST - Presenter: Tom Charpentier, Vic Syracuse - EAA Government Relations Director Tom Charpentier and Homebuilt Aircraft Council Chairman Vic Syracuse discuss the EAA Flight Test Manual, an exciting new offering from EAA that contains a step-by-step program for flight testing. The program takes the builder, restorer, and/or owner from first engine runs to creating their own customized operating handbook. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit. Info HERE

30.  History of the B-17 Memphis Belle - EAA WEBINAR - Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST - Presenter: Chris Henry - Join EAA’s B-17 historian Chris Henry as he talks about the iconic B-17 Memphis Belle. This must-see presentation will cover not only the combat career of this famous bomber, but also what happened to it after the war, and how it got to where it is now.  Info HERE

February

2.   Plus One Flyers Club New Member Safety Briefing - Safety Procedures, Both Ground and Air - With Shane Terpstra CFI - Proper preflight procedures, engine starting, taxiing, ATC communications, departure and arrival procedures, emergency procedures, collision avoidance, aeronautical decision making, after landing procedure, securing and refueling. A general review of causes of common accidents and incidents. MYF - Terminal Operations Building, 3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, First Floor, East Entrance, San Diego, CA 92123 9:30 a.m.

3.    Open House at Santa Paula Airport - First Sunday of Every Month - Open Hangars reveal some of aviation's best examples of wonderful and interesting aircraft. You can read comments and see photos HERE

6.   Breaking Good - EAA WEBINAR - Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST - Presenter: Mike Busch - From time to time, every piston aircraft owner faces the question of how to break in new cylinders. Sometimes this involves just one or two newly replaced jugs, other times it's after a top or major overhaul. There's a lot of conflicting information about how best to do this. In this webinar, Mike Busch A&P mechanic with inspection authorization goes back to first principles to take the mystery out of how to do it right. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.  Info HERE

12.  SCAUWG Monthly Mtg. - Beach Cities Aviation - 10 a.m. see site page sidebar for more details.

16. Plus One Flyers Club New Member Safety Briefing - Safety Procedures, Both Ground and Air - With Shane Terpstra CFI - Proper preflight procedures, engine starting, taxiing, ATC communications, departure and arrival procedures, emergency procedures, collision avoidance, aeronautical decision making, after landing procedure, securing and refueling. A general review of causes of common accidents and incidents. MYF - Terminal Operations Building, 3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, First Floor, East Entrance, San Diego, CA 92123 9:30 a.m. 

March

2.   Plus One Flyers Club New Member Safety Briefing - Safety Procedures, Both Ground and Air - With Shane Terpstra CFI - Proper preflight procedures, engine starting, taxiing, ATC communications, departure and arrival procedures, emergency procedures, collision avoidance, aeronautical decision making, after landing procedure, securing and refueling. A general review of causes of common accidents and incidents. MYF - Terminal Operations Building, 3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, First Floor, East Entrance, San Diego, CA 92123 9:30 a.m.

3.   Open House at Santa Paula Airport - First Sunday of Every Month - Open Hangars reveal some of aviation's best examples of wonderful and interesting aircraft. You can read comments and see photos HERE

6.  An IA's Dilemma - EAA WEBINAR - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CST - Presenter: Mike Busch- When performing an annual inspection, what should an A&P mechanic with inspection authorization do when they find something significant in the aircraft's maintenance records that conflicts with what the aircraft owner says? Who should the A&P/IA believe, the owner or the logbooks? Like many things in aviation, the answer is it depends. Maintenance expert and A&P/IA Mike Busch explores this thorny issue with the help of two real-life case studies whose outcomes were quite different. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.  Save Your Seat!  Info HERE

12.  SCAUWG Monthly Mtg. - Beach Cities Aviation - 10 a.m. see site page sidebar for more details.

16. Plus One Flyers Club New Member Safety Briefing - Safety Procedures, Both Ground and Air - With Shane Terpstra CFI - Proper preflight procedures, engine starting, taxiing, ATC communications, departure and arrival procedures, emergency procedures, collision avoidance, aeronautical decision making, after landing procedure, securing and refueling. A general review of causes of common accidents and incidents. MYF - Terminal Operations Building, 3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, First Floor, East Entrance, San Diego, CA 92123 9:30 a.m.