John Silverberg, FAASTeam leader will give an update on the Falmouth Airport Accident December 2nd, 2022, Reducing LOC (Loss of Control) and weather related accidents, Pilot Actions Regarding Inflight Emergencies/Engine Malfunctions, Effect of wind on “Impossible Turn”, and Off Airport Landings.
Graeme J W Smith was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to the USA in 1999. His talk will focus on some of his childhood influences and how, when the opportunity arose, he picked flying from his bucket list.
In 12 years he has amassed 2,500 hours in 42 types and he will recount some of the adventures he has had along the way. You'll see him here even flying upside down!
Lucy Young will give an update on her career in the navy, as a pilot and her involvement with the movie Sully.
The meeting will be held February 1st, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at Atlantic Avaiation (formerly known as Rectrix Aerodrome), 730 Barnstable Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601. Keep an eye on any announcements in case it snows.
The 2022 CAPA Holiday Party is this coming Thursday evening, December 8th at the Hearth 'n Kettle, Route 28 in South Yarmouth. The party starts at 6 PM with cocktails and conversation, a congenial evening to refresh your friendships with old and new friends from our Capeaviation community. All CAPA members and friends are invited, as well as members of Hyannis EAA Chapter 51.
The October 6 CAPA meeting will feature a special in-person presentation by Garmin East Coast Manager Michael Kerrigan. This is your chance to become familiar with the many advances in cockpit technology and the latest product innovations.
Automation in the cockpit has added features for GA which previously were only available to airlines. The new Garmin autopilot has now been approved for many more models, the Garmin Autoland system is being installed on many more models, and if you're considering trashing the steam gauges and upgrading your panel to EFIS, Michael will explain the differences between a G3X and G500TXI.
Join your fellow Cape pilots this Wednesday night in Hyannis for an in-person gathering to improve your chances of avoiding a midair collision!
In the past 45 days, mid-air collisions in the landing pattern (Las Vegas and Watsonville, California) plus a couple of recent events at Hanscom Field (KBED) bring to our attention the need for a review of proper safety procedures during approach and landing.
Pilots are taught in early flight training that a good landing starts with a good traffic pattern. But the traffic pattern is more than just a gateway to a good landing. Improper pattern operations can be hazardous to all aircraft operating at that airport.
At Wednesday's monthly CAPA meeting our guest presenter will be FAA Aviation Safety Program Manager Stephen K. Brown. He will revisit those early lessons we were taught and discuss pattern entry/exit procedures, proper radio communications, and pilot behavior. This presentation will provide safety tips for use during daily flying, and cover some of the common errors associated with the traffic pattern.
You are invited to join for a tasty wrap up to Summer, 2022. As life this year gets slowly back to normal after two and a half years of the worst pandemic in 100 years, we celebrate life, friendships, and the joys of a mask-free Summer '22 under mostly blue skies..
This year will be the fifteenth year of the CAPA Summer Barbeque!
We also encourage people to fly in and put their aircraft on display on the grass in front of the "old gray hanger" adjacent to the picnic area.
DATE: Saturday August 27, 2022
TIME: 12-2 PM
PLACE: Falmouth Airpark (5B6),
And back we go to another great in-person CAPA meeting at Rectrix-Ross Aviation at Hyannis Airport with a safety seminar on the importance of proficiency.
Preparation is the key to success in any endeavor! At this FAA Safety Seminar, we will discuss how proficiency affected a long VFR summer cross country trip. Importantly. we will examine how preparation, along with recurrent training and proficiency made the difference to the pilot who made it to the ground safely after the engine quit!
Attend this seminar and discuss what decisions you would have made if it had been you! And the best part is getting together with your friends in the Cape flying community in the last meeting before Airventure.
The CAPA class of 2022 scholarship awards will be presented at the next CAPA meeting this Wednesday, June 1, 7 PM on Zoom. Sign in at 6:45 to socialize.
From ten aviation-enthusiastic applicants we have selected four outstanding Cape students pursuing aviation careers. The four awards are from $2,000-$3,000 and made possible by the generous donations of our members.
If you've watched one of these before you appreciate how moving it is to see the next generation of aviation professionals, all high achieving Cape area students. Congratulations to CAPA scholarship chairman Dr. Jeff Bauer for his superb recruitment of applicants.
Mark the date Wednesday, May 18th at 6:00 PM for our first CAPA Spring dinner in two years. Location will be the Hearth 'n Kettle, Route 28 in South Yarmouth.
Two presentations at the April 6th meeting:
First, KHYA manager Katie Servis will present an overall update on new developments, including changes affecting general aviation, the rebuilding of Air Cape Cod, new developments, and the return of the Southeastern Massachusetts Aviation Career Fair coming to KHYA in October.
Then CFII & ATC controller John Krug will present the brand new instrument procedures available for Falmouth Airpark (5B6) which became legal and active this week, Wednesday, March 23rd. The process took over 20 years with stops and start and roadblocks, but John stewarded it through with ex parte assistance from Shelia Bauer. Both are long time CAPA members.
The March CAPA meeting will feature a study of historical New England aircraft accidents, presented by FAA Safety Team manager Stephen K. Brown. The meeting will be held on Zoom.
Spring begins in just 4 weeks, and we begin Daylight Saving Time a week earlier, on March 13th! As we launch into another Cape flying season, brushing up on safe flying and an awareness of the pitfalls of Spring flying can help all of us make it a happy flying year.
As we begin the takeoff roll, no pilot expects to have an unhappy ending. But it happens to both experienced and inexperienced pilots. This study will show what happened to create unexpected outcomes
Flight instructor/former air traffic controller John Krug reviews the new Falmouth RNAV approaches, and a Dynon representative gives a full demonstration of the Dynon HDX series of affordable electronic flight instruments.
Veteran Boston Tower and TRACON controller Bob Adelizzi presents the intricacies of the Boston Class Bravo airspace; how to navigate through and/or around it, along with tips and tricks for effective pilot/ATC communication.
Chief Safety Inspector Stephen K. Brown reviews this past year's accidents in the New England area along with probable causes and accident prevention.
Local pilot and world record holder Jack Rosen shows us how to prepare and fly over the Atlantic in a single engine Mooney - over a dozen times!
A beautiful summer day with great food and lively company! Our first "live" in person meeting since the pandemic hit.
Scholarship Chairman Jeff Bauer presents five advanced aviation scholarships to five outstanding Cape Area Students
Cessna 182 pilot Paul Diette recounts his experiences flying in the UK, based at two former RAF airports.
Distinguished channel 5 meteorologist Mike Wankum explains the unique conditions that make weather forecasting in New England such a challenge.
Richard McSpadden presents "trapped in Ice". FAA Safety Manager Stephen K. Brown presents New England Aviation Accidents review.
CAPA members Richard Dupee and Sherry Grobstein show us how to build a brand new Vans RC-10.
Founder of Social Flight Jeff Simon presents a free mobile app & website that provides pilots with an interactive map of thousands of aviation events.