MT. SHASTA 99s
Feb. 4 – EAA: 10AM “Pilot Decision Making”, Corning airport, Tri-Tip Lunch
Feb. 9 – Chapter Board Meeting 11:30AM, Cheesecake Factory**
Feb. 13 – Chapter Meeting, 5:30PM Redding Tower Tour/dinner/celebration
March 13 – Chapter Meeting 7PM “Show & Tell” program by Diana Ward
March 18 – AAUW Math & Science Conf. at Shasta College
April 29 – Flying Companion Seminar 8:30AM, RDD Muni.Airport
May 12-14 - SW Section Meeting, Minden (Reno) Nevada
July 5-9 – International Conference, Washington D.C.
Sept.21-24 – SW & NW Section Meetings combined, Ashland, OR
NOTE:**this is a changed date from Wednesday to Thursday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
CHERYL Knight – January 30th
Doris Lockness – Feb. 2nd
Donna Taylor – Feb. 4th
Audrey Schutte – Feb. 7th
Eleanore Scott – Feb. 18th
Carol Carpenter – Feb. 19th
WOW! WHAT A GREAT MEETING in January!!!
We covered a wee bit of business, and then everyone in turn gave their cockpit tips. Here are some of the best:
DIANA WARD: Keep coat, matches, shoes CLOSE BY so you can reach them in emergency. Do not put them way in the back of the plane. And here is a good one that most of us did not know: Keep your cell phone turned ON: If you are in a crash or land someplace off field, your cell phone can be used for tracking via satellite.
BARBARA CROOKER: Keep a turkey oven baking bag in your front side pocket near you. In case of cockpit smoke, put over your head and secured loosely around your neck. It should contain enough oxygen for you to be able to see and get the plane down without breathing too much smoke. (Maybe keep one for your passenger, also.)
SUANN PRIGMORE: Uses a lapboard that is actually a zippered Day Runner (cheap one that has rough cover so it won’t slip). Suann got this idea from Barbara Crooker who got it from Susan Hill. She includes her run-up check list, a tablet to write on, a large paperclip to hold charts folded flat, an extra airplane key, cards that are laminated with emergency procedures in case she needs them. She also had a cling window shade, Velcro stickers on back on checklists to stick on dash for run-up and shutdown. She carries a crash axe as her “umbrella philosophy”. [She also passed out little paper strips with a formula for calculating your crosswind component].
DONNA TAYLOR counts down her shut down and start up procedures (i.e. simply by 1, 2, 3, etc. until all seven or your count is done. Then nothing is left on (or off) accidentally.
ANDREA WILLIAMS: Keeps scotch taped to dash with four frequencies: ATIS, tower, ground and Center.
LOIS ERICKSON: Keeps the phone number of the destination tower handy in case of problem coming in (you have a cell phone, right?). She uses yellow highlighter to mark her route on the chart; and she keeps a Ziploc bag handy as a portable potty.
DIANE BERRY; Places her flight guide page right next to her lap papers with the destination runway facing direction she is going so she can give it a quick study at arrival.
AUDREY SCHUTTE: Wears a fisherman’s vest or places it nearby over the passenger seat with all kinds of safety things in the pockets. She says always wear (or have in front) good walking shoes. Take a small enough flashlight that you could hold it in your mouth. And always have a good NON METAL whistle on cord around your neck or in fishing vest pocket.
CHERYL KNIGHT: says ALWAYS listen to your instructor! She is our FWP.
AREN’T THESE GREAT IDEAS!!!
CELEBRATION: Cheryl Knight has soloed in spite of the weird weather; Diana Ward has finished her check ride and is signed off to fly her Bellanca Super Viking.
FEBRUARY MEETING: Sue Kerr has arranged for us to tour the Redding Tower and learn about the new radar system. We will meet at the base of the tower, at 5:30 and then go up together. Afterwards those who want may go to Peter Chu’s Restaurant for dinner. And then! And then we will go a short distance to Suann’s home for dessert and celebrate Cheryl Knight and Dianna Ward’s recent accomplishments.
The discussion on cockpit tips at the Jan. meeting led to an interest in safety/survival program. Diana Ward volunteered to present a program on this subject. This will be another “interactive” evening (modern-day-jargon). All of us should bring our survival/emergency gear that we carry in our airplanes for a “show & tell”. And, bring your survival food – enough to share – like grapes, M&Ms, pretzels, trail mix etc. We will eat our way through another meeting.
FLYING COMPANION SEMINAR;
We have a chairman for the Flying Companion Seminar: Cheryl Knight has volunteered. Cheryl is going to be one of the members who is not afraid to join in and to help. What a joy she is. Those of us who have worked on it in the past need to be sure to help Cheryl REMEMBER, since she is still a FWP. It was at SUCH a FCSeminar that we met Cheryl. She is busy making the publicity, agenda, and expecting that each of us will help in presenting part of the program. Let’s go! I will help, Cheryl. You may contact her at email@example.com.
MATH & SCIENCE FAIR: Shasta College. Suann needs our usual help!
FLY WITH FLAIR!
And Sue Kerr>>>>>>