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Tuesday, February 12, 2019: SCAPA Dinner Meeting & Program: "Travis Air Space"
Written by Bette Gardner   
Wednesday, 09 January 2019

A-682, better known as Travis airspace, surrounds the Class D Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. As general aviation pilots, we cross this space all the time. Many of us talk to Travis ATC and some do not. How does our transit through their airspace affect Travis operations and its military flights?

Join Captain Matthew Wangler, who will explain Travis flight operations and how we can responsibly share the airspace.

New Aircraft Maintenance Business at San Martin Airport (E16)
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Friday, 28 December 2018
A new aircraft maintenance operation is opening for business at San Martin Airport (E16) in the maintenance hangar that was formerly operated by Magnum Aviation. The new aviation maintenance business will be run by the same people that run NorCal Aviation at Reid Hillview Airport (KRHV). The new business will be named San Martin Aviation, and is currently scheduling jobs.

Magnum Aviation will remain in business with a flight school, aircraft rental, and fuel sales.

Morgan Hill Times: San Martin Airport to Receive Major Upgrades; Reid Hillview to Close
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Good news for San Martin Airport; bad news for Reid Hillview Airport.

According to a December 13, 2018 article published in the Morgan Hill Times, entitled "County Votes to Expand Airport" by Barry Holtzclaw, "...Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Dec. 4 authorized a long-term plan to close the Reid-Hillview Airport in east San Jose and make substantial investments in upgrading and expanding the San Martin Airport..."

Link to Morgan Hill Times article.

San Martin Lions Support Local Disaster Preparedness with Donation
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
The Lions Club of San Martin continued its support for the local community and disaster preparedness when, for the second year, the club donated funds to the South County Airport Pilots Association Disaster Airlift Response Team (SCAPA DART), a local charity dedicated to philanthropy.

“The San Martin Lions Club appreciates the role SCAPA DART plays in the community for disaster relief. We would also like to be involved in the next Disaster training with hands on support and the use of our Hall,” said Jane Stevens, President of the Lions Club of San Martin.

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."


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.

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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