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Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 Dinner Meeting -- "WHY SMART PILOTS CRASH"
Written by Bette Gardner   
Sunday, 12 August 2018
When one looks at the spectrum of accidents in which a mistake on the part of a pilot was involved, the ones who made mistakes were not from the less-qualified or less-intelligent side of the bell curve. They were, as a whole, no better or no worse than anyone else. An error on the part of a pilot, by itself, is not de facto evidence of a lack of competence, skill or judgment.

Several major airline accidents have occurred when pilots forgot to perform an essential task, such as setting flaps for takeoff. How should we think about these memory lapses—do they represent deficiency on the part of the pilots or inherent vulnerability of human cognitive processes interacting with equipment design and cockpit procedures?

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - SCAPA and Magnum Aviation Annual Summer BBQ Party
Written by Jim Petersen   
Thursday, 14 June 2018
Come and join us on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Magnum Aviation hangar at San Martin Airport (E16) for the annual SCAPA and Magnum Aviation joint summer BBQ.

We will provide gourmet burgers and Polish hot dogs, beans, sodas, water and a cake for dessert. Please bring side dishes such as salads/veggies or an appetizer. Please RSVP on www.meetup.com with the number in your party and which side dish you will bring.

We will have a raffle with great-pilot oriented prizes! We hope to see you there!

Magnum Aviation, 13025 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA.

 
Three Local Aviation Students Receive 2018 SCAPA $1,200 Scholarships
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 09 May 2018
Three local aviation students each received a $1,200 scholarship sponsored by the South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA), a non-profit San Martin organization dedicated to preserving the San Martin Airport and providing disaster airlift relief in times of emergency.

Click here for a photo of winners. Photo caption: From left: Niki Britton, SCAPA Scholarship Coordinator; scholarship winner Vasilios Karapanos, scholarship winner Matthew Steele; scholarship winner Martin Mendez; and Mike Brogley, SCAPA President.

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2018 SCAPA DART Exercise – "The Day in Pictures"; also: Gilroy Compassion Center Says "Thanks!"
Written by Paul Marshall   
Sunday, 08 April 2018
UPDATE: New article highlights the April 7, 2018 SCAPA DART exercise.

"Mobilization Exercise Summary – The Day in Pictures."

Also:

Gilroy Compassion Center Thanks SCAPA DART for Food Donations

by Jeff Wagner, Board Member, Gilroy Compassion Center

On April 7, 2018, the South County Airport Pilot Association (SCAPA) conducted a Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) exercise at the San Martin Airport.

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High-Flying Aviation Students Awarded 2017 $1200 Scholarships
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Two Gilroy aviation students and an aviation student from San Jose each received a $1200 scholarship sponsored by the the South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA), a non-profit San Martin organization dedicated to preserving the San Martin Airport.

Emmett Marshal Jackson and Noel Perez, both of Gilroy, and Michelle Tripp of San Jose were selected to receive the scholarships.

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