EAA 1418 meets every third Saturday at Noon in the pilots lounge at Rohnerville Airport, Fortuna, California.  Lunch and a beverage are provided for a suggested $5.00 donation to the chapter.  Anyone interested in aviation is welcome to attend.

Humboldt County, California Aviation Webcams

North Coast Aviators, EAA 1418, installs and maintains webcams at our local airports. These cameras show real-time weather conditions and have proved invaluable to aviators, local government agencies, and area residents.

All NorthCoastAviation.com webcams, AWOS, and more 

 Rohnerville Airport

Eureka/Arcata Airport

 Murray Field

Kneeland Airport

 Garberville Airport

Shelter Cove

See NorthCoastAviation.com for all the aviation cams, weather and local links, local highway cams and technical information about this program.

Affiliated with Lost Coast Aviators is the
AVI8CANDO Youth Aviation Program
Rohnerville Airport, CA

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Piper Crashes Near Garberville Airport 

The single occupant of a Piper PA-24 was killed when he apparently lost power, struck a tree, and cartwheeled into the Eel River this morning near the Garberville Airport.  Listen to a witness report at KMUD.



Humboldt's Airport Budget

Here is a link to the Times-Standard article, Humboldt County Aviation Division corrects budget miscalculation which appeared recently. 


Going Beyond Pilot Error

It appears that the NTSB is assigning partial responsibility to those in command of the pilot in command.  Today's AVweb report on the 2013 Alaska crash of a Eurocopter cited the Safety Board's conclusion that a "punitive culture that impeded the free flow of safety-related information and impaired the organization's ability to address underlying safety deficiencies relevant to this accident."  The organization that they refer to is the Alaska Department of Public Safety.   See the AVweb article.


The Solar Impulse

Tuesday's flight was a technical test run to prepare for a planned cross-country trip beginning in early May

Flying over the Golden Gate Bridge, the 3,500 pound four electric motor airplane is in a testing phase for a cross-country trip in May, 2015.  Read all about it in this article from the U.K.s Daily Mail.