Author Archives: Ted Gablin

AOPA 2021 Scholarship Program

Maybe you know someone that is passionate about learning to fly or who wants to earn an advanced rating? Please note the deadline to submit applications is 2-14-21    Growing the Pilot Population Through the AOPA Flight Training Scholarship Program … Continue reading

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Comment by 12-23-20 on Closure of Stovepipe Wells Airport

Dear Members and Friends of CalPilots We recently received notice from the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) that the National Park Service (NPS) is considering closing the Stovepipe Wells airport in the Death Valley National Park.  According to the RAF, if … Continue reading

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Norm Nissen, Owner of Norms Hangar Restaurant, has Passed

Some of you may have met Norm over the years at Brackett Field, KPOC. Many of us have enjoyed good times with friends at his restaurant. Please see the letter below shared by the Brackett Airman’s Association.

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2021 Reno Air Races are in Jeopardy – Donations Requested

Please take the time to read this. The Reno Air Races are in jeopardy. There are many at REI that have competed at Reno and many more that have enjoyed the races. Donations from fans and participants are requested to … Continue reading

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Congratulations Tony Pine on Your First Solo Flight!

For an aspiring pilot, one of the most memorable moments in their life is the first solo flight. It is a milestone of a pilot’s flight training. When an instructor is confident their student can safely takeoff and land without … Continue reading

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Fly-In Movie Night at Luxivair SBD – Saturday, October 17th

You’ve been to a drive-in movie, but have you been to a FLY-IN movie? Well, now’syour chance! Guests will get a fresh take on movie night on the ramp at Luxivair SBD on Saturday, October 17th. The event starts at … Continue reading

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Ten Secret Sights on the California Coast only Pilots can See and How to Fly them like a Pro – FAAST Webinar 9-28-20 @ 7PM PDT

Don’t miss out on your last chance to see the seminar one pilot called “one of the best I have seen in my 17 years of flying in the Bay Area.” California pilots are treated to the jaw-dropping beauty of … Continue reading

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Update on California Bills SB 902 & SB 1120

SB 1120 and SB 902 are being driven by developers, and if passed into law could have a very negative impact on general aviation airports in California.  These bills essentially strip local government of land-use planning and approvals in the … Continue reading

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Protect our California Airports! Help Oppose SB 1120 & SB 902

Please see the email below and attachments we received from Melissa McCaffrey, AOPA.  This went to all AOPA members in California, but some of you may not have seen this or no longer belong to AOPA. Her request is important … Continue reading

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Caution: Fire Tanker Activity at and over Redlands Airport

A helicopter tanker base has been established on the west ramp at Redlands Airport. There are numerous tanker aircraft flying into and out San Bernardino Airport that are transitioning over REI. The heavy helicopters on the west ramp will also … Continue reading

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