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Poker Run!

Posted by EAA 90 Webmaster on May 11, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Poker Run on Saturday May 18th starting at 10:00 am. A BBQ lunch is included in the $20.00 entry fee. Cash Prises will be awarded to the top three hands. The fly out airports will include Turlock Muni, Merced Castle, Los Banos and Gustine.

Be there!

Video of Chapter 90's Spot Landing Contest

Posted by EAA 90 Webmaster on March 22, 2013 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks to Les Homan for providing this video he took of our spot landing contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSDW8XEaxYE

Chapter 90 First Annual Spot Landing Contest

Posted by EAA 90 Webmaster on March 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This past Saturday Chapter 90 held it's first annual spot landing contest.  We had a great turnout of airplanes.  Here are the winners:

1st Mark North

2nd Patrick Glynn

3rd Steve Sperry

Club award went to Half Moon Bay.


Congratulations to the winners and all who participated!



Chapter 90 Spot Landing Contest

Posted by EAA 90 Webmaster on February 11, 2013 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

March 16, 2013

9:00am Breakfast - Optional

10:00am Safety Briefing - Mandatory

10:15am Spot Landing contest

12:00pm BBQ Lunch

$20 Entry fee includes BBQ Lunch

$5 Lunch for non-contestants

Videos of landings will be shown during lunch

1:30pm Presentation of trophies, chapter Precision Pilot plaque award

SPOT LANDING CONTEST RULES

  1. All contestants must attend safety briefing at 10am.
  2. Target line across runway will be marked with 6 inch tape.
  3. Line to be displaced at least 500 feet from runway threshold.
  4. Contestants are not to change flap settings after turn to final.
  5. Touchdown before line, contestant will be disqualified.
  6. Distance to be measured from target line to the first touchdown point with no bounce. Ctestant will thhen make a touch and go for second chance, however totat distance will be cumulative.
  7. Only two aircraft of similar performance allowed in traffic pattern at the same time.
  8. All transient aircraft have right of way.
  9. Judges decisions are final: NO WHINING!
  10. BE SAFE!  FLY THE AIRPLANE AT ALL TIMES!

Top two scores from each EAA club will be added together for bragging rights and EAA Pilot Precision Plaque.  See you there!

A flying golf cart??

Posted by Scott V on February 3, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Golf carts can't fly but you can turn your airplane into a golf cart.  It's easy, just throw your golf bag into your plane and fly to JB Golf in Farmingoton, Ca.  JB Golf is located on the SFO sectional just east of Stockton (KSCK) and is marked as J-B on the chart.  It's airport designator is CN29 accrording to Airnav.com.  You can find info on J-B here:  http://www.airnav.com/airport/CN29

Prices are $8 for 9 holes and $10 for 18 (playing the same 9 twice).  It is a short part 3 course but who cares because you landed your airplane ON the golf course!  Drag the strip once to warn the golfers you are coming then use your best short/soft field techniques to land next to the 4th fairway.  The strip is 1800 feet long but is only 30 feet wide so keep it in the middle.  The strip is marked restricted on the chart but the owner welcomes any pilot with the skill levels necessary to land on a short narrow grass strip.

Here are a few pictures from my recent trip to JB Golf in my flying golf cart:



Oakdale Airport Appreciation Day - May 5th

Posted by Scott V on January 30, 2012 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Come join us in Oakdale on Saturday May 5th as we show our community how vital and fun an airport can be. Cars, planes, food, live music and more!  Watch this space for more details!

Chapter 90 President and Webmaster on Google Earth!

Posted by Scott V on October 6, 2011 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Just found out that Mike Terpstra and I had our airplanes photgraphed by satellite as we were parked at Airventure 2011 !  If you go to Google Earth or Google Maps and zoom into Whittman Regional Airport at Oshkosh you will find our planes parked among the thousands of airplanes there.

Here is the link:  Whittman Regional Airport satellite image from Google Maps


 Here is a photo to save you some time.  :)



Crash and Injuries at the Reno Air Races

Posted by Scott V on September 17, 2011 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed and those that were injured today at the Reno Air Races.  Click below for more information:

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kolotv.com%2Fhome%2Fheadlines%2FOfficial_Plane_Problems_May_Have_Caused_N_crash_130002798.html&h=2AQAnyf7jAQBhYW04jb_uCESv8s3K0-7ZBaS21KbLP2xH_A

CANCELLED - Oakdale Airport Day - October 1, 2011

Posted by Scott V on September 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Unfortunately this year's Airport Day has been cancelled.  Please watch this website for announcements about next year's Airport Day!


Oshkosh Trip 2011 A Success!

Posted by EAA 90 Webmaster on August 13, 2011 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Two members of Chapter 90 made the 1500+ mile journey to Oshkosh this year.  Our president Mike Terpstra and our webmaster Scott Van Artsdalen both flew in loose formation (approximately one day apart) and arrive safely.  What's more they both returned!


I wrote up my trip on my personal blog, you can read about it here:  http://www.airprayer.net .


It's a fun trip that everyone should try to make at least once in their lifetime.  Why don't you add it to your "bucket list?"




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Wednesday, Dec 18 at 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, Jan 8 at 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, Jan 15 at 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM