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~NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING ~

There will be no SAAC meeting in February.
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THE NEXT SAAC MEETING WILL BE MONDAY MARCH 9.
It will be the Annual Meeting including election of officers. 

UPDATE 02-08-15
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STATUS UPDATE 10-24-14: 
SKYHAVEN'S NEW RUNWAY IS NOW OPEN
Runway Now 4,201 feet by 75 feet
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NEWS AND INFORMATION

IR PTS  2-20-15: An article about Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards talks about the transition between boiler gauges and glass panels. The partial instrument panel testing was in part due to component failure from a faulty vacuum gauges or and electrical problem. But today's glass panels are solid state. How to practice for partial instrument failure and what exactly happens can be dilemma. The manual for a DG, or artificial horizon is usually a little booklet describing the appearance of the instrument and the features of maybe a single knob for adjustment. Ok, the DG, press the knob in and turn to the current magnetic heading and pull the knob out. What about the glass panel? The booklet for that instrument is probably half to three quarters of an inch thick where you can easily spend many hours reading and studying the various settings and adjustments, not to mention the trouble shooting section of potential display errors. And if you do get a display error, how serious is it? How about "EFIS NOT DETECTED" message. I got that one time but the FBO said it was ok because the message came from the EMS that was referring to the ethernet connection to the EFIS. Because the EFIS was ok, and the EMS was ok, the message turned out to be just a notification of the option to split the screen on the EFIS to include the EMS was disabled. I wouldn't want to get a message on the display that looked like this one at 5 miles away from the runway

Biddeford Airport Gets Council Approval 2-17-15: "The Biddeford City Council voted Tuesday to move CLICK HERE TO SEE ARTICLE AND PICTURES FROM JAN 2014forward with safety improvements at the municipal airport, ending a six-year stalemate over the fate of the city-owned property." According to the Portland Press Herald the city council is making progress with complying with an FAA directive to cut some trees that have become a potential hazard for landing aircraft. Landing at Biddeford is a unique experience with the runway 6 and 24. Landing at night is also a must. The runway lights pop out of the blackness where the airport is in a wooded area. Keeping everything lined up with the runway on final approach is a good idea because of the trees they talked about. Climbing out from runway 24 at night you're headed toward a wooded area and it's probably a good idea to keep your eyes on the gauges for a few minutes until you get a little altitude.
Click here to see an article on Biddeford in 2013. 

RVSM Airspace  2-17-15: For Piper and Cessna single engine pilots the term RVSM Airspace might sound strange. Flying magazine recently had an article about the new Cirrus jet and its cruising altitudes are limited to FL280 because it is not certified for RVSM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum). RVSM goes from FL290 to FL410 and was implemented in 2005 to allow aircraft to be separated by 1,000 feet instead of the previous requirement of 2,000 feet because of improved technology and equipment. If you don't have RVSM certification you need to stay below or above the RVSM area. Cirrus expects some of their SR22 owners to trade in for the new SF50 Vision jet. 

New Weather Satellite Launched  2-12-15: Scientist recently sent a new satellite into space to replace an outdated weather satellite that was originally launched in 1997. This satellite is unique because it not only sends data about the earth's atmosphere, but its primary purpose is to monitor the solar weather from the sun. It also acts as an early warning system from Coronal Mass Ejections (massive explosions on the sun) that can be harmful to radio communications and power grids. Another unique thing about this satellite is its location at what's called the "L1" point. The "L1" point is the position between the earth and the sun where the gravity between the two objects cancels out. That means the satellite stays between the earth and the sun while the earth orbits the sun. It's about 932,000 miles from the earth. It was launched yesterday and will take about 5 months to be up and running. To the left, is a picture of earth taken from a satellite 1,000,000 miles from earth.

EAA 225 Newsletter  2-9-15: Here's the EAA newsletter from Gerry Peterson: " Hello Everyone, Hope this finds you all ready for another year of aviation fill fun."
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NACA to NASA 100 Years of Service 02-08-15: NASA actually started out as
NACA back in 1915. Advances in aircraft bodies and engines are the direct results of research done by NACA & NASA over the past 100 years.

 

"From departure gate to arrival terminal at airports everywhere, and inside cockpits, cabins, and jet engines, the DNA of the entire aviation industry is infused with technology that has its roots in NASA research."

The red landscape depicts a Mars landing project planned for 2030.
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VFR in February 02-04-15: Finding a VFR day lately is not an easy thing to do. With the frequent CLICK HERE TO SEE PICS ON FEB 3rdcycles of snow storms it seems like all I do is snow blow and shovel. Must be a good year for people with snow plows. Thanks to the hard work of Andrew Pomeroy and his crew, the airport is ready to go. Keeping up with the snow storms is no small task. The other day I saw a friend plowing out a church parking lot. He said he was plowing since 9 o'clock. I said, "You've been plowing since 9 this morning?" He said, "No, since 9 pm last night."

NORAD advice for TFR's 02-01-15: AOPA just released a video of an interview with the NORAD commander and asked him, "What can GA pilots do to become more aware of TFR's?" According to Admiral Gortney, "Proper pre-flight preparation, proper briefs, proper execution, proper de-briefs, check weather, check NOTAMS, check for TFR's, check for obstructions, think about how you're going to fly, chair fly the flight, then go flying." (Actually, if you click on the Skyhaven weather page you can do all of that in less than five minutes... except for the go flying part.)

Fly a Cessna (refurbished) 172 for $99/hr 01-30-15: Is Sporty trying to outdo AOPA? AOPA is trying to sell the idea of flight schools buying (old) refurbished Cessna 152's for just under $100k... but you still have an old C-152 when you're done. In comes Sporty with their version of the rebuilt Cessna for flight schools. Pointing out the fact that most CFI's and students don't weigh 170 lbs, they have come up with their idea of a new affordable trainer, the 172LITE. For around $130k you get aCessna 172N era Skyhawk that has the back seat, carpets, and plastic instrument panel removed to give you a plane black steel boiler gauge instrument panel with plastic vinyl floors with a large cargo space for your flight bag and paraphernalia... not unless you have an EFB tablet.

Blizzard of 2015 01-29-15: Although the Notam said the airport was closed today, the cleanup crew has the area looking like it's ready to go.

Alton Bay Ice Airport1-27-15: Here's some information from David DeVries about the Alton Bay Ice Airport. Needless to say, today being the Blizzard of 2015, not too many airports are open. Landing on the ice is a unique experience that's shared by all types of planes but usually dominated by tail-draggers, Cherokee's and Skyhawks. Here's Dave's message: "ALTON BAY ICE RUNWAY IS OPEN (B18)  Alton Bay airport volunteer Paul LA Rochelle says the airport is open! You can get runway condition reports by calling 875-3498 for a recording.  You can also reach Paul at 455-7817 for more detailed information!  Runway is 1/19 and the frequency is 122.8.CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF ALTON BAY ICE AIRPORT Make sure you check the recording before you launch as the runway condition can change quickly due to warm temperatures or snow storms etc.. Paul and his gang are all volunteers paying for their own fuel and other related expenses. The best way to help would be to support the effort by Southern Maine aviation to raise money through a raffle. (See attached). The NHPA will also be financially supporting B18 again this year. David, NHPA.  If you know a pilot that is not a member of the NHPA please send them to our website to sign up, it's FREE!! WWW.NEWHAMPSHIREPILOTS.ORG".
 
 

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