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HLUET Special Meeting (Airport Business Plan Update) Debrief
Written by Mike Brogley   
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
SCAPA Members,

Thank you to all the airport supporters that turned out for the Special HLUET Committee Meeting Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Between CAAPSO, SCAPA and the SJSU Aviation Department contingent, by my count supporters greatly outnumbered the anti-airport contingent. I also would like to everyone for their great comments and their very respectful tone. That even-tempered tone was also commended by the Supervisors.

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Dr. Key Dismukes Presentation Available for Download
Written by Mike Brogley   
Sunday, 16 September 2018

We had a great presentation on Tuesday, September 11th from NASA-Ames Research Center scientist Dr. Key Dismukes on pilot cognition, procedural task management, "remembering to remember" prospective memory and their impact on how pilots can manage flight tasks to fly more safely. 

Key was kind enough to approve our posting his presentation, and you can download it as a pdf here.

Thank you, Dr. Dismukes!

 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Dinner Meeting -- "ADS-B Now: Don't Get Left in the Hangar!"
Written by Bette Gardner   
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Approved by FAASafety for WINGS credit!!

Almost half the aircraft in the San Francisco Bay Area are not yet ADS-B compliant. If they do not take action now to schedule the necessary equipment changes, they will be grounded on January 1, 2020.

How will the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast system affect the way pilots fly? What are the different types of compliant radios, their costs, benefits and limitations? What are the installation requirements for aircraft owners?

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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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