Events

9/25 BEWARE - TFR - LONG BCH GRAND PRIX 9/26    9/25 LNG BCH GRAND PRIX PARACHUTE JUMPS 9/25/26 HERE    9/24 HOUSE PASSES AMENDMENT TO REVERSE FAA FLIGHT TRAINING POLICY- HERE    9/24 2021 September IA refresher course provider extension letter - HERE    Volocopter teams with Urban Movement Labs to explore Los Angeles market - HERE    9/20 Criminal Charges Coming For MAX Chief Technical Pilot - HERE    9/18 All-electric aircraft from Rolls-Royce completes maiden flight in Britain - HERE    9/17 NASA, Joby Complete eVTOL Flight Tests - HERE    9/14 PUBLIC SAFETY SPOTLIGHTED IN EFFORT TO CURB AIRCRAFT LASER STRIKES - HERE    Environmental Groups Renew Fight To Ban 100LL - HERE    9/10 FAA Approves G-1 Certification Basis For Archer eVTOL - HERE    9/4 Hensel Phelps Keeps Discovering Profitable Uses for Construction Drones - HERE    9/01 FAA ISSUES FINAL RULE ON PILOT RECORDS DATABASE - HERE    9/01 Collins to acquire FlightAware - Here    8/26 Archer Announces Deal That Will Bring eVTOL Landing Sites to Major Cities - HERE    8/23 KWHP Airport Commission Webinar 7 p.m. 8/25 - See Events    8/18 The 2021 LA Air Show in Lancaster at Fox Field has been cancelled- HERE    8/16 Canada Mandates Vaccinations For Airline Workers, Passengers - HERE    8/10 U.S. Senate confirms Homendy to head transportation safety board - here    8/10 Tasked with converting helicopter pilots to civilians, LBPD still looking for solution - HERE    8/4 Infrastructure Package Calls for $25B More for Aviation - HERE    7/31 NASA SELECTS PARTNERS IN AIR MOBILITY QUEST 7/22 - HERE    7/31 Mysterious ‘Jetpack Man’ may have been spotted again in the skies near LAX - HERE    7/30 'A big deal': $550 billion infrastructure spending deal passes key test vote in Senate - HERE    7/28 Western Aviation Fuel Shortage Spreading - HERE    7/26 Space Tycoons Aren’t Astronauts Says FAA - Here    7/23 Wisk Partners with NASA to Develop Standards for Urban Air Mobility - HERE-    7/19 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) opened a safety field office in Houston to increase its oversight of commercial space operations in Texas and New Mexico.    7/14 ‘Scary’: Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft - Podcast from Stars & Stripes - Here    7/13 HHR EVENING INSTRUMENT APPROACH ACTIVE NOW!!    7/10 Committee to Address Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight Drone Operations - HERE    6/03 AVIATION GROUPS WANT TO HELP IMPLEMENT REAL-TIME SUA NOTIFICATIONS - HERE    4/04 AOPA SEEKS TO HAVE GLIDER PILOTS SQUAWK 1202 FOR ALL VFR OPS - HERE    3/29 Quieter Airplanes Creating Far More Noise Complaints - HERE    2/23 REMINDER: VFR CHARTS TO GO ON 56-DAY CYCLE STARTING 2/25 - 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 - For Info - Click HERE     Like the Blue Angels? For a show schedule Click HERE - For the Air Force Thunderbirds 2021 schedule Click HERE 

 

Notices

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.

-NEWS - The Paris Air Show planned for June 2021 has been cancelled.

-NEWS - RENO AIR RACES HALFWAY TO GOAL - BOARD ‘SEES A PATH FORWARD’ TO 2021 EVENT - STORY HERE

7/29/2021    NBAA - BACE REPORT - "NBAA-BACE: It’s Go Time! - Join thousands of your industry peers Oct. 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV, at what promises to be a truly transformational event – the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). Confirm your participation in this important celebration of the future of our industry and register today for NBAA-BACELEARN MORE HERE.

 

Some UPDATES (source: AVweb) - 2021 event cancellations include the Paris Air ShowHelicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO and European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE).

International Airport Review Webinars and Watch on-Demand Webinars - Keeping you informed on our latest upcoming live webinars as well as some of our insightful webinar sessions which are now available to watch on-demand. As such, please enjoy the latest round-up of our webinars hosted by International Airport Review!  - Webmaster Note: These presentations appear free, but may come with a few "strings" that enable sponsored content.  For a plentiful list and registration information, click or tap HERE.

NAFI Program: (for NAFI Members) The Instrument Instructor SIG will meet on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm Eastern / 4:00 pm Pacific. The first meeting will be on September 16th, 2021; the topic - "Do you use a published syllabus? Which one?" For more information on this new SIG and to register click here.

 

 

Let's Begin:

September 2021

24.- 26.   Ken Brock Freedom Fly-In - The Ken Brock Freedom Fly-In is held each year, at the end of September, at El Mirage Dry lake, El Mirage, CA. Chapter One has been working to make this one of the best Rotorcraft Events on the West Coast for over 50 years. And each year, we invite back old friends, and meet new ones, to experience the wonder and joy of rotorcraft flight. - But, the Freedom Fly-In is not just for Rotorcraft! If you fly a Trike, PPG, Fixed-Wing, Helicopter (even RC models!), then the Fly-In is for you. Discover details and the schedule HERE.

28.-29.  Chicago Midway International Airport-FAA Informal Airspace Meeting - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing to modify the existing Class C airspace surrounding Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) to further separate arriving traffic to Midway Runway 22L and general aviation aircraft flying by Visual Flight Rules north and south, along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Please join us for a virtual meeting.

We will be meeting twice. The meetings will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 1:00-3:00 pm (CT) and Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm (CT) - The purpose of these meetings is to solicit aeronautical comments on the proposal’s effect on local aviation operations. - The public can register to attend via Zoom or watch the meeting on the FAA's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social media channels. - To register and learn more about the proposal, visit: faa.gov/go/mdw

To view the flyer for this event please select this link:
https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2021/Sep/FAA-MDW-Event-Flyer.pdf

30.  Hear from the FAA, CBP, CDC in Virtual Meet-the-Regulators Session to Kick Off NBAA-BACE - Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2021 – Whether your operational questions involve COVID-era considerations or other issues, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) plans its strongest-ever lineup of government officials to take your questions at a first-ever virtual NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) “Meet-the-Regulators” session.

On hand for the session, which takes place from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (EDT) Sept. 30, as part of NBAA’s extensive roster of hybrid content for the convention, will be key personnel from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Register for the virtual NBAA-BACE Meet-the-Regulators session today.

CBP Program Manager of General Aviation Eric Rodriguez will discuss the latest in customs policies and procedures, while Dr. Nicole Cohen, the CDC’s deputy associate director for science, division of global migration and quarantine, will answer attendees’ questions regarding masks, vaccine requirements and other pandemic-related issues.

FAA executives Robert Ruiz, soon-to-be deputy director of flight standards (AFX-2), and Bruce Decline, director of the Office of Safety Standards (AFS-1), among others, will represent the FAA on the panel.

“This is a unique opportunity for members to ask questions directly of regulators from the CBP, CDC and FAA, who set and carry out rules and policies that impact members’ operations and the industry as a whole,” said Brian Koester, CAM, NBAA’s director of flight operations and regulations. “The addition of CDC representatives to this year’s panel is critical, as the industry continues to respond to the ongoing COVID pandemic and assist in the global recovery from the crisis.

“We are pleased that as part of this year’s show we can make these government leaders available to share their perspectives and take questions, in an interactive, virtual format,” said Koester.

The Meet-the-Regulators session will set the groundwork for other valuable content focused on regulations impacting business aviation operations, which will be presented during the convention, Oct. 12-14. For example, an Oct. 13 “International and Regulatory Updates” session will feature experts from the FAA, along with those from NBAA’s International Operations Committee, who will detail regulatory changes that took effect in 2021, and planned changes for the coming year.

Review the full list of NBAA-BACE education sessions.

October 2021

1.  The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) added two Aviator Showcase events to its 2021 programming. The second will be held at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (KAFW) in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 1.  The event will include indoor exhibit space, an outdoor aircraft display and technology-related seminars. AOPA plans to open registration approximately 12 weeks before the event with ticket availability limited based on CDC guidelines.

1.- 3. The Great Pacific Airshow - "We are thrilled to announce that The Great Pacific Airshow is set to return this fall, October 1-3, 2021! - "...we're happy to confirm that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be joining us next year in their brand new aircraft (F/A 18 Super Hornet), along with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights, U.S. Marine Corps V-22 Osprey Demo Team, and U.S. Air Force ACC F-35 Demo Team. - Thank you to each and every one of you for your support of this amazing event, and we can't wait to see you in 2021! - Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on Airshow information."  -  More Info Here.

Additional PR for the Airshow:

U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler Legacy Flight Team Debuts
at 2021 Pacific Airshow
                                         -Hospitality Chalets On Sale for the Oct. 1 – 3 Airshow in Huntington Beach-
(Huntington Beach, CA) May 11, 2021 – Legacy flights celebrate American aviation ingenuity and honor those who have and continue to
 serve our country, and this year’s Pacific Airshow will host the U.S. Navy Growler Legacy Flight Demonstration Team for the first time.
At Pacific Airshow, Oct. 1- 3, the Team’s two Growlers will shred the Huntington Beach sky while demonstrating the awesome capabilities of the
 EA-18G before being joined in close formation with a classic Navy aircraft from the Vietnam War era, the North American T-28 Trojan, for a moving
 3-ship salute to the history and tradition of Naval Aviation.
“Legacy flights are an emotional and important part of the Pacific Airshow line up this year. It’s a key moment in the show when we salute the past,
present and future of our military, and we are honored to host the Growler Legacy Flight Team for the first time,” said Kevin Elliott, Pacific Airshow director.
A variant of the combat-proven Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet, the carrier-based EA-18G Growler provides tactical jamming and electronic protection
to U.S. military forces and allies around the world. The U.S. Navy continues to invest in advanced Growler capabilities to ensure it protects all strike aircraft during high-threat missions for decades to come. Presently, there are only 150 Growlers in operation. The Navy Growlers began participating
 in legacy flights in 2019 and this Growler Legacy team is based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA.
Developed and built in the 1950’s, the Trojan was used a counter-insurgency aircraft during the Vietnam War as well as a trainer.
At Pacific Airshow, the T-28 Trojan will be piloted by Ken Karas of Santa Ynez, CA.
Best Seat on the Beach
One of the best ways to view the touching legacy flight and the many other thrilling performers at Pacific Airshow is the hospitality chalets located at show center. Available for corporate or private parties, Pacific Airshow chalets can accommodate up to 125 guests in a socially distanced manner and include first class catering and bar services. The chalets also feature premium audio of the Airshow’s live announcer feed so that guests can enjoy the performer announcements in real time.
“Pacific Airshow hospitality chalets are perfect for corporate events, entertaining clients and rewarding employees,” added Elliott.
“We are going to great lengths to ensure everyone has an exceptional experience that will also be COVID-compliant.”
To reserve a private chalet, contact Pacific Airshow at info@pacificairshow.com.
The 2021 airshow will also feature the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels celebrating their 75th anniversary, the stylish Canadian Forces Snowbirds celebrating their 50th anniversary, the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightening II Demo Team led by Captain Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, the U.S. Army Golden Knights jump team and many others.
Pacific Airshow debuted in Huntington Beach in 2016, and quickly became the centerpiece of fall events in Southern California with more than
3 million people attending the show in 2019.  That year, Pacific Airshow was named one of the top five airshows by USA Today’s 10Best and
 received the Civilian Airshow Site of the Year recognition for the second year in a row from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
About Pacific Airshow
Since its launch in 2016, Pacific Airshow has grown to become the largest airshow in the United States by attendance attracting millions of spectators to Southern California every fall. Spanning over three days, the Airshow features the best in military and civilian flight demonstrations from teams all over the world, including past performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Royal Air Force Red Arrows and Canadian Forces Snowbirds. The family-friendly weekend is lauded for its showcase of pop-culture featuring live music, premium ocean-front hospitality, VIP social events, STEM activities and more. Pacific Airshow has been recognized by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as the Civilian Airshow Site of the Year in both 2018 and 2019 and was named among the Top 5 Airshows by USA Today’s 10Best.
For more information, please visit www.pacificairshow.com.
6.  "So You Want to Get your Instrument Rating Hybrid Meeting" - Information and discussion for those contemplating training for the Instrument Rating On Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time - Proteus Air Services, 2501 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405
It is commonly understood that a Private Pilot will become a better pilot when they earn their Instrument Rating. It is also commonly misunderstood that earning this rating will cause you to fly in weather beyond your abilities. We'll take a look under the hood of this training and explore the Why (and Why Not!), How, When, and more about this training. - To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

7.  "Capt Mike Jesch Presents - Aerodynamics" -  A look into the secret Jedi mind-tricks of the aerodynamic masters with Captain Mike Jesch
On Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 18:30 Pacific Daylight Time (19:30 MDT, 20:30 CDT, 21:30 EDT, 15:30 HST, 17:30 AKDT, 18:30 Arizona, 01:30 GMT)
Discovering the basics of effective aircraft control was the forte of the Wright Brothers, but those early airplanes were pretty difficult to control. As the science of aerodynamics evolved, much was learned about how better to make the airplane do what we wanted it to do, how to improve control response and harmony, how to make a wing that could be used in more corners of the flight envelope, and how to make that flight envelope larger. In this presentation, Captain Mike will take us for a walk around the airport and explore some of the real results of that research, as applied on modern aircraft today.

Captain Mike Jesch plies the skies of the Pacific Ocean by night in a Boeing 787, but by day he owns and flies a Cessna 182, or, whatever his friends bring by to fly that day. To view further details and registration information for this webinar, click here.

7.-10.  Lone Pine Backcountry Fly-In - October 7-10, Lone Pine Airport- O26 - "Come visit the east side of the Sierra Nevada, deep in the Owens Valley, under the shadow of Mount Whitney: Lone Pine. - In its second year, this convergence of backcountry-minded aviators will offer a chance to combine aviation with the wilds of California’s Northern Mojave backcountry. Key to the core mission of this fly-in is that unique adventure only enabled by aircraft combined with skilled pilot.

For those proficient in their flying craft, each day will offer opportunities for the adept aviator to fly-out to backcountry destinations in the surrounding area and return for the evening to Lone Pine. Different skill levels can be accommodated; please inquire if curious.

Camping under-wing on-field (tents only please) is the primary option. However hotel rooms in town can be arranged if booked immediately. - A food truck on-site in the evenings will offer up the option of vittles; or bring and prepare your own. As well, the in-town restaurants are walkable.

Tie-down fees must be paid (cash only) and registration is mandatory (see flyer). - For more info contact: Jeffmont72@hotmail.com - To register go to: https://tinyurl.com/ymhb3zu3

10.-11.  2021 NBAA Tax. Regulatory & Risk Management Conference - Las Vegas, NV - The 2021 Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference is the premier conference for attorneys, CPAs, financial advisors, CFOs and flight operations professionals looking for tax planning strategies from industry leaders. Learn More Here.

12.-14.   2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) - Las Vegas, NV - Ranked as one of the largest trade shows in the United States, the 2021 NBAA-BACE will bring together over 23,000 current and prospective aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one place where they’ll get critical work accomplished, be inspired during engaging keynote sessions and advance their careers through dozens of education sessions. Learn More Here.

30.-31.  Salinas Municipal Airport will host the California International Airshow on Oct. 30 and 31, with tickets going on sale next month. The airshow, which typically attracts around 50,000 spectators, will have up to 40 vendors and approximately 12 performers, including the US Air Force Thunderbirds. Details HERE.

 

November 2021

11/02/2021  The next SCAG Aviation Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 10am.  More Information cab be accessed from:  Hiroshi John Ishikawa, Ph.D., Senior Regional Planner—Aviation Program - Tel: (213) 236-1838- ishikawa@scag.ca.gov- SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS - 900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

January 2022

18.-21.  2022 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference - San Diego, CA - If you're interested in elevating your career to the next level, look no further than SDC2022. You'll learn current best practices and trends from industry experts and fellow attendees through top-level education sessions and critical peer-to-peer networking to help you work smarter, not harder in the year ahead. Learn More Here.

 

May 2022

3.-5.   2022 NBAA Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference - San Antonio, TX - The NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference brings together business aviation cabin crew members for three days of interactive learning and numerous opportunities to connect with industry professionals. From education sessions to networking opportunities like the evening off-site reception, this event will provide you with intimate moments to connect with your fellow peers. Learn More Here.

3.-5.   2022 NBAA Maintenance Conference - San Antonio, TX - The NBAA Maintenance Conference provides vital education and networking opportunities for anyone involved in business aircraft maintenance – from technicians to directors of maintenance. Stay up-to-date on the latest operational information critical to your job function and connect with over 900 fellow peers. Learn More Here.

27-30  LA FLEET WEEK - PR - WEBSITE - "It's time to celebrate! LA Fleet Week, a free annual event celebrating the men and women of our U.S. Sea Services,isreturning to the Port of Los Angeles over Memorial Day Weekend. - With pier side ship tours, exhilarating aerial demonstrations and flyovers, live daytime entertainment, engaging outdoor exhibits, fitness competitions, family activities, and local eats, there is something for everyone to enjoy."

"The LA Fleet Week Foundation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to plan and support LA Fleet Week, Los Angeles' largest Labor Day event.  LA Fleet Week was created through a unique public-private partnership to connect Southern Californians with the men and women of our United States Sea Services.  These connections are facilitated through numerous outreach and engagement opportunities across the region and at a centralized event location on the LA Waterfront at America’s largest port." A Lot of Excitement is Planned. Visit their Website HERE.

July 2022

25.-31  EAA AIRVENTURE - For More Information - Here

 

January 2023

24.-27.  2023 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference - Nashville, TN - Whether you plan to stay up-to-date on the latest operational information critical to your job function or discover a new vendor or supplier in the growing exhibit hall, you’ll want to make plans to attend,  Learn More Here.

 

July 2023

24-30   EAA AIRVENTURE - For More Information - Here

 

March 2025

11.-14.  2025 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference - Portland, Oregon -  If you're interested in elevating your career to the next level, look no further than SDC2025. You'll learn current best practices and trends from industry experts and fellow attendees through top-level education sessions and critical peer-to-peer networking to help you work smarter, not harder in the year ahead.  Learn More Here.