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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European Space Agency

NASA shared a video presentation which depicts data gathered by ESA's Gaia project.  According to NASA,

Gaia orbits the Sun near the Earth and resolves star's positions so precisely that it can determine a slight shift from its changing vantage point over the course of a year, a shift that is proportionately smaller for more distant stars -- and so determines distance. In the first sequence of the video, an illustration of the Milky Way is shown that soon resolves into a three-dimensional visualization of Gaia star data. A few notable stars are labelled with their common names, while others stars are labelled with numbers from Gaia's catalog. Eventually the viewer arrives at our home star Sol (the Sun), then resolving the reflective glow of its third planet: Earth. The featured video is based on just over 600,000 stars, but Gaia is on track to measure the parallax distances to over one billion stars over its planned five year mission. (apod.nasa.gov/apod/ -- 2016 September 26)



Wonders of Nature

Shared by Bob Smith

The Belt of Venus is a pink glowing arch seen across the sky when the shadow of the Earth's translucent atmosphere casts a shadow back upon itself.

Mammatus clouds are cloud pouches that form and hang underneath the base of a cloud.  When air and clouds holding different levels of moisture mix, the heavier one sinks below the lighter.



This One's Fun


Antonov-225 -- Largest Plane in the World

An article in AVwebFlash caught my eye because I didn't know about this largest of all airplanes.  The six-engine, 640-ton cargo carrier might be going back into production in a joint China-Ukraine venture.  For an interesting history of the aircraft, it's designer, and other Antonov airplanes specifically designed for work in the harsh Russian environment, watch the following documentary.



Asperatus Clouds

Wonders of Nature -- shared by Bob Smith

Asperatus Clouds were only classified in 2009.  As a result, we know little about them other than the fact that they look amazing.