At the SAAC meeting on Friday, Kenn Ortmann
was presented with a plaque to recognize and thank him for his many years
on the SAAC, and formerly the SAOC. He was Vice Chair for many years and
has been a very active member during his tenure since 2002. Recently, Kenn
has left the SAAC as he is moving from Rochester to Belfast, ME.
On Saturday June 4, mother nature was nice and gave us a beautiful day.
Thousands attend the Skyhaven Wings and Wheels event to benefit Gerry Food
Pantry. Click on the video below to see some of the activities.
FAA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide 11-17-17:
AOPA reports in a recent news email that the FAA is updating the charts.
They now have a what's new title. That makes sense. One recent change that's
being advertised is the red TFR circle around Disneyland. AOPA
called the new blue circle "thin blue circles depicting permanent temporary
flight restrictions (TFR)." The
FAA website legend calls them, "Permanent Continuous Flight Restriction
225 Meeting November 14 11-14-17:
Hello Everyone, The November EAA meeting is at the Skyhaven FBO pilotís
lounge. Meet and greet around 6:30 with meeting to follow at 7pm.
Horizons Space Craft 10-27-17:
in January of 2015 I reported on a spacecraft that was about to visit Pluto.
That was two years ago and it has now travelled another billion miles (4
billion miles from earth) and will be visiting a piece of rock floating
in the outer regions of the solar system called the Kuiper Belt. It is
scheduled to arrive in January 2019. The radio signals sent to the spacecraft
take 5 hours and 15 minutes to get there. In October, they plan to send
a program update. Yes, an update just like when you get one from Microsoft
to update you computer, the space craft will received a program update.
However, the electronic code sent to the spacecraft will be flying through
space for 5 hours before hitting the antenna of the spacecraft...