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.
In March 2017 3-19-17:
March is here and spring is around the corner... almost. The great snow
storm of March 2017 created some record snow for this time of the year.
Some people were talking about getting their lawnmowers ready but it might
be a few days before the grass becomes visible again. Three days after
the storm the blue sky returned and 50+ mile visibility allowed you to
see Crawford Notch from Skyhaven and the Boston skyline flying over Pease
airport. Check out the video to see a transition of Portsmouth Class "D"
Airspace crossing the runway centerline midfield at 1600 feet.
225 March 2017 Meeting 3-12-17
Hello Everyone, Guess I should have checked the weather before sending
out the newsletter. In any case EAA 225ís Dinner/Meeting has been moved
from tonight to Thursday, March 16, same times apply. Stay safe out
there during this storm. Regards, Gerry
Pilot's Handbook Updated 3-13-17 The
FAA website that has the handbooks and Manuals in pdf format and ready
for download is pretty comprehensive. Each chapter is a separate download
with high resolution graphics. You can also download the whole book in
one low res pdf file that's only about 58 MB. Meeting the private pilot
currency requirements can be challenging and requires a constant vigilance
on staying up-to-date with airspace changes, biennials, and of course,
piloting skills. Actually, the order of importance would be reversed. All
the knowledge in the world won't help if your piloting skills are not up
225 March 2017 Newsletter 3-12-17
Hello Everyone, Hope you all find the newsletter interesting. Please
note there are some really great EAA webinars for the balance of March
and for April. Enjoy! Regards, Gerry
Storm Watch For Tuesday 3-12-17 Here's what I call a clear,
concise, and linear weather forecast. He starts with Sunday at the west
coast and takes you to New England on Wednesday. March started with an
LIFR day and promises to cover any grass recently exposed by the melting
On Aviation Photo Contest 3-8-17
Here's an email from Steve Bourque about the photo contest: "The third
annual A Focus On Aviation photo contest is underway! This is a fantastic
way to engage non-aviation people to get interested and involved with aviation.
flyer for the contest is attached (CLICK HERE TO LOAD THE FLYER).Please
print it out and post it everywhere! The event information can be found
at the GSAMA website below: http://www.gsama.org/events.html
help spread the word! Many thanks to Rita Hunt for all of her hard work
on this ongoing project, outstanding work Rita! Stephen Bourque,