Events

6/3 New Bell Buyers Get Garmin OnePak - From AINonline - HERE    6/01 Coalition CONCERNED About Radio Altimeter Integrity Vs FCC - From AIN - Here    5/31 Space Docking Successful! CNN COVERAGE - See it Here    5/31 South-Central Florida Metroplex project - Virtual Meetings 6/3-12 - See Events Page    5/30 NBAA & AOPA Requests Extension for GA Pilot Medicals, Other Requirements, Under SFAR 118 - Read the LETTER Here    5/30 Global Bizav Activity Continues Comeback, Says WingX - AINonline Here    5/26 Proposed AD Affects 7,000 Cessna Taildraggers - From AVweb - Here    5/18 SNOWBIRDS TRAGEDY - Analysis in INFO WHSE 2 - See it Here    5/18 Providing Value Is Key to Job Security - NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST - Listen Here     5/13 Company creates disinfectant-spritzing drones to kill coronavirus in stadiums    5/09 PROTECTING GPS: SENATORS GRILL OFFICIALS ON LIGADO NETWORK PLAN - from AOPA - Read Here    5/04 Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) Outbreak - FINAL RULE - HERE    5/4 FAA PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR AIRPORTS SEEKING CARES ACT GRANTS - From AOPA - Read Here    4/27 FAA Responds Quickly To COVID Drone Waiver -from AVweb - Read it Here    4/19 DOT Designates $10B in Relief Funding for Airports - from AIN - Read Here    4/15 FAA bars active pilots from taking chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus - From CNN - Read it Here    4/15 NTSB: Part 121 Fatality Rates Down - From AVweb - Read it Here    4/10 FAA developing examiner system fixes, extends some deadlines - From AOPA - Read Here    4/7 North Atlantic Datalink Mandate Suspended for Three Months - NBAA STORY Read Here    4/5 No Mercy if Drones get to close to Hospital Ship - Read More    3/25 AOPA URGES MEMBERS TO FLY INFORMED, WITH CAUTION - READ HERE    3/21 IATA Thanks Regulators for Flexibility, Urges Others to Follow Suit - READ HERE    3/19 AOPA CALLS FOR MORE CLARITY ON PROHIBITED DRUGS - READ HERE    3/16 The Air Force Has its First Female F-35 Demo Team Commander and Pilot - READ HERE    3/15 AOPA asks Mexico to use 978 MHz ADS-B - Read More Here    2/10 NTSB Issues Preliminary Report - Kobe Bryant Fatal Accident - Read it Here    1/27 Flying Into Patchy Fog, Kobe Bryant’s Pilot Had a Decision to Make - NY TIMES - Here    1/17 Committee Finds Proper Process Followed In MAX Certification - Read it Here    12/23 Groups Oppose Aviation Noise Bill - AVweb - Read it Here    FAA STATEMENT UPDATE 737 MAX - READ ABOUT MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS HERE

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You may visit  FAASAFETY.GOV  for more info & to register for many of the following events that feature FAA WINGS credit.   Others listings have their information and contact data described.  This calendar will usually list a much larger panorama of aviation events than FAASAFETY.GOV allows for. You are invited to submit your event for publication within our Aviation Events Calendar to: scauwg@earthlink.net

Now also 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.  The Listings Here for EAA Webinars are dedicated to the memory of Tom Hastings, long time EAA member/builder, whose Cirrus VK-30 was featured in the movie 16R.  He was an ardent supporter of EAA Young Eagles.  A tragic flight accident claimed his life; as well as his daughter's, her husband and their child's.

Btw. Like Aerobatics?  For the IAC - International Aerobatic Club - 2020 Contest Schedule - Click HERE     Like the Blue Angels? For a show schedule Click HERE

 

Notices

Due to the health circumstances that currently exist, it might be a good idea to confirm that the events you have planned to attend are still ongoing.   Events scheduled for SoCal Pilots have been postponed, as has the entire schedule for the Camarillo 99's.  EBACE has been cancelled, and all NBAA event through July 1 have been cancelled.   Sun 'N Fun has been postponed and rescheduled for May 5-10.  BAA POC Pilot meeting scheduled for 4/02 has been cancelled.  At this time, the Mend Aviation seminars have been cancelled as well. 

3/18/20  Just announced: It has been recommended that no face-to-face FAASTeam event be held until further notice.  Webinars have been suggested.

-BREAKING NEWS - SUN'N FUN  POSTPONED UNTIL  NEXT YEAR -      VIEW MESSAGE HERE

-BREAKING NEWS -  AirVenture 2020 Cancelled - The 68th annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in has been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   READ the STORY HERE

 

June 2020

1. IMC CLUB - Hawthorne area branch Zoom Meeting - 7 p.m. PDT - Please RSVP via e-mail, so we can plan appropriately:  Email:  eric@ericshalov.com.  At 7 p.m. on June 1st, open Zoom and join the Conference with this Meeting ID:  833 3052 2827  or, if you have the browser plug-in, you can just click:  Join Here

2.   ATW Airline Awards - Vienna - On June 2nd, join ATW at the Annual Airline Industry Achievement Award Ceremony as we recognize and commend those who demonstrate excellence through expertise and authenticity. Read More Here

2.  AOPA Rusty Pilots - Webinar Edition - Tuesday, June 2nd  - 3:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT   - Instructed by AOPA Ambassador Jamie Beckett.
Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We’re inviting you back in the cockpit and will help you get there. We will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge.

  • It is easier than most people think – no FAA check ride or test
  • Might not even need a medical
  • Plus, by attending, you'll be getting two hours of ground instruction towards your flight review!

Register now!  "Seats" are limited and will fill up fast. Registration will close Monday, May 25th at 11:59 p.m. EDT so we’ll have time to mail you the handouts. To register for this event click here

3.   Predictive Maintenance - WEBINAR - Presenter: Mike Busch - Manufacturers of aircraft, engines, propellers, and appliances have traditionally called for performing preventive maintenance on a fixed timetable. A prime example is engine and propeller TBOs. More recently, this time-based approach has given way to condition-based preventive maintenance based on regular repetitive inspections. Now we're beginning to see this inspection-driven approach giving way to predictive maintenance based on analysis of data from sensors installed on the aircraft and engine. In this webinar, Mike Busch A&P/IA discusses this latest trend and how it’s starting to trickle down to owner-flown piston GA. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.  7 - 8:30 p.m. CDT  Register Here

3.  Advancing Your Professional Development During COVID-19  Date/Time: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT -Webinar fromNBAA

 

Staying at home during the pandemic and preparing for our post-COVID world means that this is the perfect time to increase your value and keep your skills sharp! This episode will discuss different options and paths for online certifications, education, and training so that your professional growth doesn’t stop.

3.-12.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold 12 Virtual Public Workshops from June 3 to June 12 on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the South-Central Florida Metroplex project, the agency’s plan to modernize air traffic procedures for 21 airports in the southern half of the state.

Residents can view the schedule and register to attend a virtual workshop at Community Involvement South Central Florida. During the workshops, the FAA will give an overview of the Draft EA, and environmental and air traffic control experts will be available to answer questions. Additional information about the project, including previous public outreach activities, also is posted on the webpage.

On May 11, the agency posted the Draft EA and opened a 60-day public comment period which ends on July 10. The FAA expects to issue an environmental determination in September 2020, after it considers and reviews all substantive comments received during the comment period. The public can review the Draft EA and submit comments.

The satellite-based routes proposed for the South-Central Florida Metroplex project will enhance safety and efficiency across the region.

The agency conducted the Draft EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), which requires the FAA to identify and publicly disclose the potential environmental impacts of the proposed procedures.

4.  Don't Get Rusty Series: Contact! ASI's Return to Flight Proficiency Plan - WEBINAR - Last week we pointed out where the rust is likely to form on your skills, this week we pull out the WD-40 to apply to the problem spots. Join the You Can Fly flight training team as we talk with the safety gurus from ASI to dive into their plan for getting back into the air. Whether it's been days or months since you last flew, this evergreen plan is what you need before cranking the engine after time off.  Hosted By Keith West, Pablo Maurelia and Chris Moser - special Guest: ASI  -  Register here:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/987071577509721104Thursday June 4th, 2020 12:00pm EDT

4.  Better Decision Making - WEBINAR - Have you ever wondered why skilled, experienced pilots sometimes have accidents? Many unfortunate aviation accidents result from poor decision making. Pilots of all skill and experience levels are subject to the same factors that sometimes adversely affect the decision making process. Often, skill in handling the aircraft and a sound understanding of aeronautical principles is not enough. Many skilled pilots have accidents because they made a bad decision, or made no decision at all.

Thursday June 4, 2020 8:00 PM Eastern
8:00 PM EDT (5:00 PM PDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 2400 UTC/GMT)  Click here to register.
5. Flight Operations Best Practices As We Emerge From COVID-19 Date/Time: Friday, June 5, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT  Webinar from NBAA  - As states around the nation begin to slowly emerge from stay-at-home orders, different forms of flight operations are making decisions about what the “next normal” will look like. This episode will discuss the challenges, ideas and best practices for dealing with FBOs, charter operations, and flight school during and after COVID-19.

6.  Introduction to ANSYS - Innovation Through Simulation by Dr. Swati Saxena, Technical and Project Manager - ANSYS Inc. and Cassini Mission by Michael Staab - Fault Management and Autonomous Systems Principal Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation - bio: Swati Saxena, PhD - AIAA Lifetime Senior Member - B. Tech. - IIT Kanpur -MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering - Penn State University - Lead Research Scientist and Program Manager - GE Global Research - Technical and Project Manager - Ansys Inc. (2018 - present) ...  Michael Staab is a Fault Management and Autonomous Systems Principal Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation, supporting fault management and system autonomy design for the Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper Laboratories Human Lander System entry and the NASA Gateway program. In his time with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he was a Flight System Systems Engineer for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar Mission, a Spacecraft Systems Engineer and Flight Director for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, a flight controller, or ACE, for the Cassini spacecraft, and a Mission Systems’ Systems Engineer for the Mars 2020 rover. Michael is a PhD student in the Department of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California.  More Info Here.

9.  "Zen And the Art of Aerotowing -- for the Gliderpilot" - Topic: This Is a Perspective From a Glider Cfi Who Is Also a Towpilot -- on the Common Errors and Misconceptions About Aerotowing. On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time (17:00 PDT, 18:00 MDT, 19:00 CDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT)

Description:  Aerotowing is the most common launch method in the US and we do it often. Sometimes we do it poorly, with horrific consequences. This is a perspective from a glider CFI who is also a tow pilot -- on the common errors and misconceptions about aerotowing. We will offer some myth busting on the business of following the tow pilot to begin a rewarding soaring flight. To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here.

9. "American Bonanza Society - Performance Beyond the POH"
Topic: This One-Hour Program Will Answer Some Of The Most Common Questions About Flying ABS-Type Airplanes
On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 19:00 Central Daylight Time (17:00 PDT, 18:00 MDT, 20:00 EDT, 14:00 HST, 16:00 AKDT, 17:00 Arizona, 00:00 GMT) 

ABS receives many questions about flying Bonanzas, Barons, Debonairs and Travel Airs. Some of the information available needs more explanation than what is in the Pilot’s Operating Handbook. This one-hour program will answer some of the most common questions about flying ABS-type airplanes, then open up for a question and answer session with live program viewers.

We’ll address topics including:

·       How to fly a short-field takeoff and landing in Beech airplanes

·       Why the approach and stall speed of A36s goes up at lighter weights

·       How to obtain maximum horsepower for a high density altitude takeoff, in normally aspirated, turbocharged and turbo-normalized airplanes

·       How to predict performance in a modified airplane

·       Answers to live viewer questions about flying ABS-type aircraft

Viewers will be able to type in their questions to be answered during the event. We’ll explain how to do so at the beginning of the webinar. - Although this American Bonanza Society program is oriented toward pilots of Beech Bonanzas, Debonairs, Barons and Travel Airs, the discussion, techniques and procedures described are valuable to the pilot of any airplane. -  To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here.

10.  NBAA Regional Forum - Westchester County Airport (HPN) White Plains, N.Y. - “At NBAA’s regional forums, you can experience the excitement and energy of the business aviation industry in a single day, right in your part of the country,” said NBAA v-p of events Dina Green. “We transform a local airport into a showcase for all the latest technology and trends shaping airborne mobility.”  More Info Here

10.   Pass Your Checkride - WEBINAR - Presenter: Larry Bothe - Larry Bothe will help you prepare for and pass your checkride. Take control of the process and learn how to get ready and keep the examiner happy. Proper administration is as important as knowledge and skill. As a designated pilot examiner, Larry administered over 1,000 checkrides. He will review common mistakes in both the oral and flying portions and how to avoid them. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.  5 p.m. PDT  Register Here

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10.  AOPA Rusty Pilots - Webinar Edition - Wednesday, June 10th  - 7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. EDT 
Instructed by AOPA Ambassador Kay Sundaram.

Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We’re inviting you back in the cockpit and will help you get there. We will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge.

  • It is easier than most people think – no FAA check ride or test
  • Might not even need a medical
  • Plus, by attending, you'll be getting two hours of ground instruction towards your flight review!

Register now!  "Seats" are limited and will fill up fast. Registration will close Tuesday, June 2nd at 11:59 p.m. EDT so we’ll have time to mail you the handouts. To register for this event click here! 

13. e-Town Hall Meeting by AIAA LA LV & SCALACS June 13, 2020, 10 AM  - STEM Women in Science and Engineering - 40 Years of Overcoming Challenges  by Dr. Claire Leon Loyola Marymount University and An insight on Graphene Based Multiscale Coatings for Phase Change Heat Transfer Applications by Dr. Anju R. Gupta University of Toledo.  More Info and Registration Here.

16.  Avoiding the Mid Air Collision - Webinar - Can you imagine seeing your windshield suddenly filled with the sight of another aircraft? Can you imagine feeling your airplane suddenly lurch and plummet uncontrollably toward the ground? Many pilots and passengers have experienced the horror of a midair collision. This webinar will examine some midair collisions and explore some common methods to help mitigate the risk.

Tuesday June 16, 2020 8:00 PM Eastern
8:00 PM EDT (5:00 PM PDT, 6:00 PM MDT, 7:00 PM CDT, 2400 UTC/GMT)

Click here to register.

16-18.   WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host the 5th Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on June 16-18, 2020, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. more info here.

17.  The Doolittle Raid Story - WEBINAR - Presenter: Chris Henry - Join Chris Henry from the EAA staff as he discusses the story of heroism and inspiration of the men behind the B-25s launched from an aircraft carrier. Chris will share fascinating details of America’s first daring strike back at the homeland of Japan during World War II. Tune in for detailed discussion of the 1942 raid as well as other fascinating events which has honored those involved.  5 p.m. PDT  Register Here

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20.  A HISTORY OF ROCKETRY by John Halchak, Senior Fellow -Engineering department of Rocketdyne (now named Aerojet Rocketdyne) - “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it” is the famous quotation of the philosopher George Santayana. For the engineer, knowing the mistakes of the past, including why they occurred, is a necessity to avoid repeating them. However, it also is important to know and understand past successes so that they may be stepping stones for future advances. Studying history also gives us a perspective of the present, helping us to understand why things are the way they are today and can point towards a path for change.

John Halchak is a retired Senior Fellow in the Engineering department of Rocketdyne (now named Aerojet Rocketdyne), located in Canoga Park, California. For 13 years, he was the director of the Rocketdyne materials engineering department. With over 51 years of experience in rocket engine materials and processes, he has worked on virtually every major program for that company, including such programs as the Atlas, Gemini, Saturn V- Apollo, Minuteman, Delta, Peacekeeper, Space Shuttle Main Engine, Waterjets, Aerospike, Space Station, NASP, RS-68, X-33, MB-60, and J-2X programs.   More Info Here.

24.  Your Airworthiness Inspection — Be Ready - EAA WEBINAR - Presenter: Joe Norris - The final step in building your amateur-built aircraft is the FAA inspection. In this presentation, EAA staff member and designated airworthiness representative Joe Norris will discuss how to prepare for the inspection and how to avoid the most common mistakes. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.  5 p.m. PDT  Register Here

 

July 2020

11.  Towards Earth 2.0: Exoplanets & Future Space Telescopes by Dr. Aki Roberge  with Dr. Aki Roberge Research Astrophysicist - Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center - (currently on temporary detail to NASA HQ) - Humans have long wondered if there were worlds around other stars and maybe life on those worlds. Over the last two decades, astronomers have found that the answer to the first question is a resounding YES! In fact, planets around other stars (exoplanets) are amazingly common. On average, there’s at least one planet for every star in the Milky Way galaxy, meaning over 100 billion planets in our galaxy alone. Even better, the exoplanets discovered are surprisingly diverse, with exotic types that we don't have in the solar system – blazing hot Jupiters, mini-Neptunes, super-Earths. We've also discovered Earth-size exoplanets orbiting in stellar “habitable zones” - More Infor Here

14.  Shuttle, Houston — a Look Inside Space Shuttle Mission Control - WEBINAR - Presenter: Paul Dye - Former NASA lead flight director and EAA member Paul Dye provides a compelling look inside 30 years of space shuttle missions, relaying stories of missions and their grueling training in vivid detail. Paul examines the split-second decisions that mission control and astronauts were forced to make in a field where mistakes are unthinkable, and errors can lead to the loss of a national resource, and more importantly the astronaut crew. This presentation is based on Dye’s new book, Shuttle, Houston, set for release on July 14 of this year. - By clicking the button, you submit your information to the webinar organizer, who will use it to communicate with you regarding EAA Webinars.  5 p.m. PDT  Register Here

 

August 2020

8.  (Online) Saturday, August 8, 2020, 10 AM - In-flight Refueling the SR-71 - During the Cold War by Col. Charlie Vono (USAF-Retired)  For More Info and to Register Now!