2018 Christmas Auction Results

Written by Steve Groman on . Posted in Announcements

I would like to express my appreciation, and thank all the members, spouses, and guests who participated in this year’s Christmas Auction. It was a great success, thanks to much hard work by Steve Brenneke and Ben Ochs, John Johnson, and Stan Swan who assisted him, and to all the donors and bidders who made it so successful. The auction brought in just under $35K gross, which will help tremendously to fund future projects for the CAA.

Hosted dinners are a great way to get to know your fellow members, spouses, and guests, which is such an important aspect to our club. This year, as part of the auction, 10 members offered their homes to hold some fabulous dinners, and in doing so, raised $4120 for the CAA. The results of this have been sent out in an email, but I would like to post them here. I look forward to more participation in the future.

And here are the winners of the auction items:


ICAO Flight Plan References

Written by Tony Dennis on . Posted in Announcements

From Kevin Padrick's talk on 20 April 2017, some of the references for correctly filling out an ICAO Flight Plan.

Garmin_ICAO_Flight_Plan_Information (xlsx)

instructions-7233-4 (FAA FAR/AIM draft)




If anyone else has any additional favorite references that they think would be useful, please forward them to info@caapilots.com.

CAA Christmas Party Auction Dinners for 2016

Written by Tony Dennis on . Posted in Announcements

Name   # for Dinner   Date   Meal   Location
Gary & Nancy Manchester   4       Prim  Rib   Their Condo
Bob & Betty Stark   8   Summer   Baby Back Rib   Their Home
Kevin & Karen Padrick   6   22-Apr   Karen's Sukiyaki Dinner 5:30   Their Home LO
John & Kathy Finklea   6       Indian Roasted Salmon   Their Home
Tony & Lisa Dennis   8       International   Their Home
Dean & Mag Myers   6       Beef Wellington   Their Home
 Starkman, Smith, Mottau   12       Lobster    Smith Home
Clee & Connie Lloyd   4           Their Home
Steve & Anita Kaplan   4   6-Aug   Summer Faire   Their Home
Tim & Kathy Gadler   6   11-Mar   6 Course French Dinner & Wine   Their Home LO
Steve & Jerrie Groman   12   Mid July   Smokehouse BBQ   Their Home LO
            Succulent smoked meats with homemade fixin's    

Shopping at Lands’ End

Written by Tony Dennis on . Posted in Announcements

We have been working for awhile on a replacement for the physical store that is more cost effective.  In cooperation with Lands' EndWe think we've finally got a solution working.

In order to shop for Apparel at the site, follow the steps below, or use the following link:




You should end up here.


After that, create your own account and shop as if it was a normal eCommerce shopping site.  You can apply the CAA logo to a selection of clothing, then change its color and position.  After that, check out and have the merchandise shipped to your door.

If you have any problems, please contact either Dean Meyers or myself (Tony Dennis) for help.

Have Fun, and we'll see you at the club!

Tony Dennis

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