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SCAPA Meeting: Multi-airport DART Exercise October 26th, 2019
Written by Mike Brogley   
Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Join us on Tuesday October 8th for the monthly meeting of the South County Airport Pilots Association! We gather at 5:30 pm, serve dinner at 6:00 pm ($15 members, $20 non-members), hold a brief business meeting at 6:45 pm, and begin a speaker presentation at 7:00 pm. Guests are welcome!

This months topic:

Bay Area Catastrophic Earthquake Airlift DART Exercise October 26th, 2019

Come hear SCAPA member Paul Marshall update us on the upcoming Bay Area Catastrophic Earthquake Exercise October 26. The exercise is sponsored by CalDART, the California DART Network and is being jointly conducted by the five Bay Area DART Operators:

SCAPA / DART --Save the date October 26, 2019
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Thursday, 11 July 2019
***URGENT*** UPDATED Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019

South County Airport Pilots Association (SCAPA) Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) needs planes and pilots for the planned Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 multi-airport disaster exercise at San Martin Airport (E16). If you own a plane in airworthy condition; insured; and if you are a certified pilot WE NEED YOU.

Reply to me Mark van Wyk, 2019 SCAPA DART Operations Director ASAP!! There are any number of potential missions to be filled ranging from nearby airports such as Watsonville (KWVI) and Reid Hillview (KRHV) to more distant destinations if you wish. I hope to hear from you today!

Mark van Wyk

The following is the complete list of airports participating in the Oct. 26, 2019 exercise. Missions can be flown to any of these:

Help SCAPA by Shopping Using AmazonSmile!!
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Monday, 08 August 2016
(NOTE: On August 16, 2019, AmazonSmile issued another of it's quarterly donations to SCAPA! The more stuff you buy using AmazonSmile, the greater the donation!)

If you shop on Amazon, there is a way -- using AmazonSmile -- for you to specify that 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases go directly to SCAPA! There is no cost to you! SCAPA is an approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and as such we are now part of the AmazonSmile program. The link below, or Amazon Smile button on this web page, will take you directly to smile.amazon.com in support of SCAPA.

Log in to your Amazon account as you always do. It says "California Pilots Association" because SCAPA is an affiliated chapter of CalPilots, but be assured that all proceed go directly to SCAPA! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/68-0467684

Two Local Students Receive 2019 SCAPA $1,500 Scholarships
Written by Mark van Wyk   
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
A local student enrolled in the Gavilan College Aviation program and a San Jose State University student studying Aviation Professional Flight each received a $1,500 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.

Jesse Zefe Rodarte of Hollister is enrolled in the FAA-certified Aviation Maintenance Technology program at the Gavilan College aviation facility at San Martin Airport. Jesse works as a student assistant in the Work Study program; has overcome numerous life challenges; and is embarking on a career as an aircraft technician, working toward certification as an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic.

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.

Written by Web Master   
Thursday, 09 July 2015

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