EAA14 is now able to provide WINGS credit for participants that are enrolled in the program. Simply attend qualifying seminars that the chapter provides on a regular basis.
To be eligible, you must register with the WINGS program and document your attendance at the seminar.
There are many benefits to participating.
June 15 - Ed Watson - Status of the Global Hawk Program
This presentation will cover
Ed Watson has a long and storied career in aviation including test pilot, research, engineering and project management.
July 20 - Gary Fogel - Quest for Flight. John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West
Gary Fogel is an aviation historian who has written extensively on the history of gliding in San Diego. Gary will be speaking about his new book, Quest for Flight. John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West. The book covers the accomplishments of Montgomery, a prolific inventor who piloted the glider he designed in 1883 in the first controlled flights of a heavier-than-air craft in the Western Hemisphere 20 years before the Wright brothers powered flight in 1903.
Gary will have copies of his book for sale. For more information, Gary has a Facebook author page where he posts information about the book and his talks - https://www.facebook.com/GaryBFogel
May 18 - Reg Finch - Developments in Electric Flight
Reg did an old-fashioned chalk-talk on electric flight.
Among his other activities, Reg is the President of the California Flight Museum
April 20 - Dave Prizio - Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft Safety
Safety is always first at EAA, and should be first in the mind of every pilot. In this presentation, Dave Prizio discusses the critical aspects of safety as it relates to amateur-built aircraft. It is no secret that there is a problem in the community. Experimental Amateur-Built aircraft make up 10% of the general aviation fleet, but account for 15% of the accidents, and 21% of the fatal accidents.
Dave covers a wide spectrum of actionable items that you can take to make your flying experience safer and help reduce the statistics for the entire community.
Dave is a Kitplanes contributor and a member of the EAA National Homebuilt Aircraft Council.
March 16 - Martin Lloyd - The Battle of Britain
EAA14 members and guests heard an illustrated talk about what happened in the skies over London in those long, hazy summer days of 1940 from a gallant British Royal Air Force officer, Martin Lloyd, who knows what happened, even if he wasn't actually there!
Martin was a member of the British Royal Air Force and flew many different aircraft from bases throught the U.K.He later gained his commercial flying license and became an airline pilot. A horrible mototcycle crash took his right leg and the use of his arm, and almost his life. Martin often speaks about his experiences as well as other topics like The Battle of Britain.
February 16 - Kathy Felker - Fun with Basics
Kathy Feckler had the group spell-bound with her presentation on basic pilot skills and knowledge. She covered
Kathy holds an ATP certificate as well as the CFI, CFII, and MEI certificates, and is a Gold Seal Instructor. Kathy was named the 2001 CFI of the year by the San Diego FSDO, and taught for many years at Palomar College as well as at Pinnacle Aviation at Palomar Airport. In addition to her flight accomplishments, Kathy is a professional puppeteer and ventriloquist.
This was a most unique, fun and informative presentation.
January 19 - Steve Nelson FAA Inspector - Aircraft Loss of Control - Top Cause of Accidents
Loss of Control is the single highest causal factor of aircraft fatalities. This presentation focused on the situations and circumstances that can lead to a loss of control event. Attendees learned about the ways to become a better and to be a more aware pilot and help prevent the potential for life threatening accidents.
Presented by Steve Nelson. Steve is an FAA Inspector and Pogram Manater for the FAA Safety Team at the San Diego FADO. His flying background spans 58 ears and he has accumulated over 30-thousand hours in numerous aircraft types. He is type certified in such diverse aircraft as Lear Jet, B-727&757, and has been a corporate pilot, aerobatic pilot, airline pilot and instructor.
This program qualifies for WINGS credit.
December 15 - Natasha Stenbock - Aviation Weather
Natasha Stenbock is an on-air weather personality for KGTV as well as an avid aviator.
Her presentation covered aviation weather as well as the Red Bulll Stratos project.
Check out details on the information that she presented.
Saturday, November 17 - Shawn Moore - SoCal ATC Operations
Shawn is a retired ATC supervisor and active pilot and CFI and CFII. Shawn shared some insights about how SoCal operates and how we pilots can help keep things flowing smoothly.
Saturday, October 19 - Meinolf Ruther - Aircraft Maintenance
Meinolf Ruther's presentation at this chapter meeting was on aircraft maintenance.
Meinolf grew up in Germany, where he joined the Luftwaffe and learned to fly in an L4 (Piper Cub) in the 1950s. He emigrated to Canada in 1962, where he flew DC3s (if you’ve seen “Ice Pilots” on TV, he did that!) In 1973 he moved to the US and worked as a crew chief for Northwest Airlines.
He currently works as an A&P/IA, and flies a Mooney.
Saturday, October 13 at 12:30pm - Ron Schuler Memorial
The Memorial service for EAA member and director, Ron Schuler was held in Hangar 1. Ron passed away while driving home from the Reno Air Races in September. We remember Ron as a member who provided informative talks for the Chapter. He was always willing to share his knowledge on all things aviation. He was an enthusiastic and fun-loving member who gave freely of his time and energy to further the chapter and to help fellow members.
Bob Gannon is a true aviation adventurer, who has twice flown around the world. In 1992 he decided that he wanted to "do an adventure". In the space of three months, Bob learned to fly and gained an instrument license, and promptly departed San Diego for a Harvard reunion in Paris. Four months later he crashed in Nairobi, Kenya.
Undaunted, 8 years later he decided to try again to fly around the world. This time doing it over a period of 10 years.
Bob typically flys a leg of his adventure, leaves his plane and flies home commercial to attend to business and then later flys back to resume his adventure.
His accomplishments and experiences are truly amazing!
Bob's is a story you will not want to miss.
This presenation featured Gary Wigdahl, CFI, CFII, COM - FAASTeam Rep
You read about "density altitude" in lots of articles and FAA books, but until the first time you experience a really long takeoff roll and a slow climb out from a not too high airport with summer temperatures and a gigantic density altitude you really aren't prepared for the event.
Participants learned how to anticipate and deal with high density altitude situations.
Saturday June 16, 2012 Membership Meeting - Special Presentation FAASTeam Safety Standown: Loss of Control IN_FLIGHT
DVD Presenters are Dr. Katrina Avers, John Allen, Barry Hyde, Steve Keesey, Janeene Kochan, Rich Stowell, with live commentary and Q&A by Rich Martindell.
This year's FAASTeam SAFETY STAND DOWN focuses on LOSS of CONTROL. Loss of Control IN-FLIGHT was the dominant cause of fatal general aviation accidents over the last decade. Loss of Control refers to accidents resulting from situations in which the pilot should have either maintained or regained control of the aircraft, but did not. Join the thousands of other pilots across the country in attending this exciting briefing!
The FAA Safety Team 2012 National Safety Stand Down
Attend this exciting event and earn all three Knowledge Credits for a Basic Phase in the WINGs Program! Knowledge and Proficiency are the foundations of safe aviation operations.
Forty percent of the fatal accidents during the period 2001-2010 were categorized as Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I), outpacing the number two fatal accident category, Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT), by a three-to-one margin. Most fatal LOC-I accidents happened during the maneuvering phase, occurring about 1.4 times as often as accidents during the approach and enroute phases, and 26 times more frequently than accidents during both emergency landing phases combined.
At this exclusive presentation we will look at 3 aspects of LOC:
Attend this exclusive FAASTeam presentation and…
Basic WINGS.1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 1.1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 2.1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
Saturday May 19 Membership meeting - Speaker: Barbara Schultz, author and historian made a presentation about Moye Stephens, who was an associate of Howard Hughes and Jack Northrup. Moye had a very illustrious career and Barbara will highlight many of the aspects of this important figure in aviation history.
Barbara is the author of the book Flying Carpets, Flying Wings: The Biography of Moye W. Stephens. Among other things, this book chronicles the adventures of Moye Stephens and Richard Halliburton as they fly around the world in a Stearman C-3B named the Flying Carpet.
Saturday April 21 Membership meeting - Speaker: Tom Perkowski presented a talk on using iPads in the cockpit
Saturday March 17 Membership meeting - Speaker: Chapter member John Fischbeck made a presentation about “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”
Saturday February 18 Membership meeting - Speaker: Shawn Moore, retired senior ATC controller, "Important Changes to Los Angeles Terminal Charts".
Saturday January 21 Membership meeting - Speaker: Kathy Felker - “Flying with GPS” This presentation was for both VFR and IFR pilots, and discussed how GPS does what it does. Come find out how GPS works, and for rules and tips on how to use it and what you should look out for. Kathy Felker is currently a Captain with AmeriFlight. She holds an ATP certificate, as well as the CFI, CFII, and MEI certificates, and is a Gold Seal Instructor. Kathy was awarded the 2001 CFI of the year by the San Diego FSDO, and taught for many years at Palomar College as well as at Pinnacle Aviation at Palomar Airport (where she developed their GPS Navigation Curriculum).
Saturday January 15 Membership meeting - Speaker: Rock Swanson - Rock Swanson is an FAA FAASTeam safety counselor, his topic was “Engine Management for Piston Pilots.”
Saturday February 19 Membership meeting - Speaker: John Mahany - his topic was “Mountain Flying.” John is an instructor in the King Air Program for Flight Safety International, and is an adjunct professor in the aviation department at Cal State Los Angeles. He is a contributing writer for IFRRefresher, and NAFI Mentor, and is a FAASTeam representative at the Long Beach FSDO.
Saturday March 19 Membership meeting - Speaker: Jerri Bergen - 'From Sea Monsters to Sirens and Back Again' A History of Nose Art in US Military A humorous overview of the use of 'noseart' on aircraft since aircraft have been used for military purposes. Reasons for nose art, examples, military suppression and subsequent approval of nose art and current practices are all discussed, with pictures
Tuesday-Wednesday April 12-13 - EAA B17 at Gillespie Field - EAA offered historic flight experiences in its beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast.” One of only 14 Fortress's still flying, this aircraft is an icon of the Allied strategic bombing effort that helped turn the tide of battle in World War II. Unlike reading a history book, you can actually fly a mission back in time and feel the might of this magnificent machine, just as those brave young men did more than 60 years ago.
Saturday April 16 Membership meeting - Speaker: Tommy Carroll - Tommy Carroll is a retired Pan Am 747 captain; he presented a video with live narration about the Pan Am China Clipper. The China Clipper (NC14716) was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways and was used to inaugurate the first commercial transpacific air service from San Francisco to Manila in November, 1935.
Saturday May 21 Membership meeting - Speaker: Barry Knuttila, King Schools - International Learn To Fly Day! Featuring adult introductory rides.
Saturday June 18 Membership meeting - Speaker: Julie Keane, FAASTeam - Sport Aviation and Light Sport Incidents and Accidents
Saturday July 16 Membership meeting - Speaker: Richard Bartlett-May - Acquiring a comprehensive Weather Briefing online using The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) makes available text, digital & graphical forecasts, analyses, & observations of aviation weather variables. A good weather briefing begins with developing a total awareness of the overall "big picture" prior to obtaining a detailed or standard briefing. Today using ADDS we can accomplish both at our own leisure and pace. The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) is a joint effort of NCAR Research Applications Program (RAP), Global Systems Division (GSD) of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Aviation Weather Center (AWC). http://aviationweather.gov/adds/
Saturday August 20 Membership meeting - Speaker: Dave Simpson - Shaking the rust off your IFR procedures . This seminar will review areas of interest to both instrument pilots and those planning to get their instrument rating. Specific Topics to be Presented: Regulations and AIM Guidance for instrument flight WASS vs GPS Procedures Alternate Requirements Airworthiness and Inoperative Instruments Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures VOR/GPS/WAAS Approach Procedures Understanding Approach Charts Understanding Enroute Charts Required Reports Lost Com Procedures Understanding Hold Entries Local IFR Tips Future of Loran & VOR navigation & NextGen Future of Paper Charts Risk Management
Saturday September 17 Membership meeting - Speaker: Rock Swanson - "Backcountry Flying"
Saturday October 15 Membership meeting - Speaker: Dr. Charles Kerber - “How Pilot's Think, Or NOT! - Aviation Physiology and a Pilot's Mental Process”
October 15-16 is Chapter 14's 3rd Annual Fly-in/Camp-out extravaganza Following normal 3rd Saturday pancake breakfast, membership meeting, guest speaker, lunch, the festivities continued all afternoon and into the evening with a Cajun dinner, after dinner music with Chapter 14's troubadour Kerry Powell, Jesse Clark's aviation movie selections, and camping overnight on the field. Breakfast was served in the hangar Sunday morning for those who stayed overnight.
Saturday November 19 Membership meeting - Speaker: Doug Gilliss - Good Radio Procedures Get Better Results . Radio discipline that will get you better service from ATC and let other pilots know what you're doing. Talking on the radio can be one of the most intimidating things about flying. Silver-tongued Doug Gilliss, a CFII and Pilot Examiner, shared ideas to help improve communication skills on the radio and get better results.
Chapter 14 elections for officers/board of directors was held at the November meeting, November 19th.
Chapter 14 Holiday Party December 4th 1PM at Hangar 1, Brown Field - $16/person
Saturday December 17 Membership meeting - Speaker: Gary Wigdahl - CFII Gary Wigdahl presented a seminar on landings. This seminar was eligible for FAA WINGS credit.