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Doug Herlihy – NTSB GA Accidents

Written by Tony Dennis on . Posted in Programs

The real story from an aviation legend!  Doug Herlihy, longtime NTSB investigator presented three unique GA Accidents to the CAA and spoke about the mechanical faults behind them.

  1. Carburetor icing on takeoff – Almost impossible, more likely a carburetor float failure leading to too rich mixture.
  2. Cessna Seat Rails – The real story.
  3. Engine Compartment Electrical Fire – The problem with inductive noise suppressors and what to do if it happens to you.

Super program, please take the time to read through the presentation linked below.


General Aviation RISK MGMT

ADS-B Seminar

Written by Tony Dennis on . Posted in Events

Member Dewey Conroy of Pacific Coast Avionics will be hosting a Bendix King Wings Proficiency Seminar.

Please join us for a Fun, Educational Experience and Earn FAA Wings credit. Enjoy an evening among other like-minded pilots and aircraft owners.

There are many reasons to join us at the CAA Clubhouse at Aurora State Airport (KUAO) – Aurora, OR!

WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 2105 TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

We’re sure to have a lively review of:

  •  The real facts about ADS-B – less mystery and more facts

  •  Q & A designed to suit your real questions

  •  Some fun games resulting in door prizes

  •  The chance to see and engage product demos before, during and after the session

    Refreshments will be served.

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Pacific Coast ADS-B Postcard

You are invited to our Fall Social!

Written by Tony Dennis on . Posted in Events, Socials, Uncategorized

Join us as we celebrate fall and the oldest fast food!

We have special finger sized or Nuremberger Brats, roasted chickens, and Hofbrau Beer!  We have special music by Club member Casey Rucker on the accordion! We also have the best group of folks to talk over the beautiful flying weather we have been having. 


The oldest restaurant in Regensburg, and the "best bratwurst in the world"

Regensburg Historische WurstkuchlOriginally the historical Wurstkuchl was a small building attached to the city wall which during the construction of the Old Stone Bridge between 1135 and 1146 was used as a building office. Once the bridge was finished – in those days celebrated as the eighth wonder of the world – the office was closed and the small building became the "Garküche auf dem Kranchen", a kitchen providing slow-simmered meals for crane workers. The kitchen´s customers were dockers and builders hence the name "Kranchen" a former word for crane. There were plenty of dockers in those days as the wealthy tra-ding patricians of the free city of Regensburg used the port intensively for centuries as place of trans-shipment for goods from all over the world. The hungry workers however mainly came from the building site of the Regensburg cathedral.  [READ MORE]

Bratwursthäusle bei St. Sebald

bratwursthaeusle Since 1313, the original Nuremberg sausages are grilled on beechwood fire in the shadow of St. Sebald.  From their website:

In the historical tradition Bratwursthäusle has its own butcher's shop in the house, in our specialty is freshly prepared each day.

We use only regional products from our long-standing supplier to meet our high demands on the quality requirements. Therefore finished products are taboo for us.

On our 2 terraces you can enjoy in historic surroundings overlooking the Sebalduskirche, City Hall and the main market Original Nuremberg sausages and a freshly tapped beer Tucher.

In the restaurant the sausages are cooked on an open beechwood. As Albrecht Dürer get the delicacies served on pewter plates and always freshly grilled.

No gas or charcoal fire, but at least 3 years seasoned beech logs give our sausages that little bit extra, which are grilled lovingly hand.


Invitation to Fall Social PDF

More Aurora and Salem Airspace Updates

Written by Tony Dennis on . Posted in Announcements


There are a lot of airspace changes going on and much of it without being published in the standard way that we as pilots are used to – i.e., on a sectional or on our downloaded charts.

First, Aurora.  We understand that Aurora's Class D airspace will be effective on October 15th and no it won't be on your charts until December.  Tower will be 120.35 and Ground will be 119.15.  We still believe that the Tower will monitor 122.70 for 6 months.  Stay tuned for more up to date info.  See the following chart:

Aurora State Airspace Eff Oct 15, 2015 Sect

Next, Salem.  This is in the A/FD, but not on the charts yet and may be changed based on comments.  However, it is in effect NOW!


Here is what Mary Rosenblum wrote about this:

You can fly in the white arc without talking to the Salem Tower as long as the ATIS (124.55) is VFR. If the field is IFR, the white arc goes back to being regular Delta and you must contact the tower before entering it.
Confused yet?  You and a whole bunch of pilots.
This rapid alteration of airspace without any effort being made to let pilots know, with no NOTAM issued to warn pilots, has created a significant safety issue, particularly since Salem has NO radar and cannot monitor safe separation in the expanded airspace.  Feel free to mention that in your comments.

Bottom line – pay attention to both these areas.  Better to check everything out before you fly into these areas.

Remember that we are getting this info out to you to help you in your planning, but as pilot in command you are responsible for your own planning.  The info we have could be wrong or could change.  But you are forewarned.  We will try to cover the most recent knowledge we have at our Thursday night meetings – another reason to come to our meetings.

See you at the Club.

Kevin Padrick, President 2015

Longtime CAA Member Ron Salvo Has Passed Away

Written by Tony Dennis on . Posted in Announcements

Longtime CAA Member Ron Salvo passed away this week and his memorial service will be held tomorrow.

The details are as follows:

Services for Ron Salvo will be held this Friday, July 10, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1275 E. Street, Independence.
A Rosary will be at 10:30 and Mass at 11:00.
Reception following.
Remembrances may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St. NW, Salem, OR 97304

Thank you to Tom Stevenson for learning of the service and bringing it to our attention.  Tom reports that Ron had a BT13 restoration that he gave to The Evergreen Museum and it is sitting next to the Spruce Goose.  A fitting legacy for a CAA Member.

Kevin Padrick, President 2015

CAA Speaker Chuck Perry

Written by Tony Dennis on . Posted in Events


CAA Speaker

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Kenmore Air Story

Chuck Perry, Chief Pilot

A short overview of the origins and continuing innovations of the largest seaplane airline in the USA, in continuous operation since 1946. Also a few float flying stories from his early days in Ketchikan.


BIO: Chuck Perry has been flying seaplanes for almost 30 years. He was raised in Ketchikan and learned to fly in the challenging weather of Southeast Alaska. He was the Director of Safety at Promech Air in Ketchikan before coming to work for Kenmore Air in 2002. He was appointed as Asst. Chief Pilot in 2004 and in 2012 he become the Chief Pilot for Kenmore Air. He enjoys flying seaplanes throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada.