Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to Everyone!!

Thanks for all of your support through this past year! Our chapter has come a long way and continues to go forward.

Thanks for everyone's help with Young Eagles! We have 3 that are officially signed up for ground school and a couple more on the way.

Merry Christmas again and Happy New Year!!!

Patrick Carroll
Thunder Over Utah Local Representative
EAA Chapter 936 President

Thunder Over Utah - Help Wanted

For Thunder Over Utah, the kids I had set up for security are not old enough. So due to short notice and desperate need, about 100 people ages 19 or older are needed for the Thunder Over Utah air show March 17th-18th. Applications are also needed by January 10th.

1- Free admission
2- Free food
3- Work 15th-16th, 4hr Shifts
4- Work 17th-18th, 10hr Shifts

Patrick Carroll
Thunder Over Utah Local Representative
EAA Chapter 936 President

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chapter Name Tags Now Available

December 13, 2011 – Wearing a chapter name tag is a great way to introduce your members to guests and help new members get to know all the new faces. They also are nice to wear at chapter events to help identify yourself as a local chapter member.

Now is a great time to get name tags to help identify your new officers and leaders. EAA has appointed Chapter 1095 (Gaylord, Michigan) as the official EAA chapter name tag supplier for the chapter network. The name tags are available in two sizes, come engraved, are delivered to your door, and are offered

at affordable prices.

For more information and to place your order, visit this website.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

EAA, AOPA Jointly Addressing Airspace Issues

November 1, 2011 – EAA and AOPA government advocacy teams are working together to help preserve GA access to the national airspace system (NAS) in Salt Lake City, Utah; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles, California. Both organizations, as well as other GA groups, have adopted the “Stronger Together” mantra as a pledge to work cooperatively for GA’s greater good.

In the FAA’s Salt Lake City Class B airspace revision proposal, EAA and AOPA are united in opposition to increasing the ceiling from 10,000 feet MSL to 12,000 feet MSL as this would force GA pilots to either carry supplemental oxygen or fly hundreds of miles around the Class B airspace. The FAA says needs the additional ceiling to allow airline traffic more room to maneuver so it can enter the airspace from the top instead of the sides (as current FAA policy prescribes).

In our nation’s capitol, the FAA and industry groups (including EAA and AOPA) have begun a long-range review of Potomac Class B airspace. An industry/public ad hoc committee, chaired by AOPA’s Tom Kramer and co-chaired by EAA volunteer Dave Watrous, EAA 563322, will submit a proposal to the FAA by the end of the year that maximizes public access to and through Class B. (Final changes to this airspace are not anticipated before 2013.)

In LA, the Southern California Airspace Users Working Group (SCAUWG) has formed to ensure a public voice in all airspace matters within this very complex airspace area. SCAUWG co-chairman and EAA volunteer Jack Kenton, EAA 313747, works side-by-side with AOPA’s Kramer and other area aviation leaders focusing on several airspace issues affecting the Los Angeles area including but not limited to:Long Beach, Ontario, and March AFB Class C airspace revisions

• VFR helicopter route structures
• VFR transition routes over LAX
• The FAA’s LA Basin Optimization of Airspace and Procedures (OAMP) study team
• The Palm Springs TRSA
• FAA charting of VFR fixed-wing and helicopter routes
• Development of flight training area collision-avoidance frequencies

FAA Advises GA Pilots to Check for Fuel Contamination

November 15, 2011 – With winter beckoning, the FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) stressing the hazards of water contamination of fuel tank systems to GA pilots, owners, operators, and maintenance and service personnel. The fuel tank system consists of all tanks, components, lines, fittings, etc. – from the fuel tank to the engine.

“Water may enter the fuel tank system via any penetration in the wing fuel tank and from moisture condensation inside the tank,” warns SAIB CE-12-06, dated November 2, 2011. “Water in the fuel may come out of solution, settle, and make its way to a drain location in the form of a blob, pea, or BB-shaped translucent mass found at the bottom of the sampler cup.”

A full slate of recommendations is included in the SAIB. Download a copy here.

Friday, December 16, 2011