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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Kneeland Airport now has webcams

Thanks Hans, and to all those who helped in the challenging installation of three cameras at Kneeland Airport.  At 2,737 feet elevation, this airport frequently basks in sunshine when the coastal areas of Humboldt enjoy the marine layer.  This is a welcome addition to our aviation webcams.  Click here to virtually visit this inland Humboldt airport.


August 16 Meeting Minutes

Chapter Members,

The August 16th meeting started with a robust discussion between Al Castaldi and 
Miles Mackey on AOA indicators and the aerodynamic effects of vortex generators,
landing gear, gear doors and cowl flaps. Most of the rest of us joined in with
everyone speaking politely and respectfully. Al Castaldi said there is a good possibility of airport webcams at the Hoopa airport
to be funded by the Hoopa Tribe. He also noted that the Kneeland webcams are
now active thanks to Hans Koster, the Coast Guard and CalFire. Rey Urbach has found a possibly affordable insurance policy for the proposed
hangar to be used by AV8 Cando and is consulting with an engineer about the
necessary improvements to make it usable. Cheryl Bender has continued to add interesting links and photos to the chapter
web site including a link to a free ground school done by Embry-Riddle University. Lindsay Locke made a celebrity guest appearance and talked about her recent
stint at Air Force ROTC officer school. She described what a great time she had
marching, standing at attention, being yelled at, and learning to eat while sitting
at attention. We all (or nearly all) fulfilled our monthly pizza requirement. Some even went
beyond the minimum requirement. Steve

Overshooting Base to Final

Here's a video from the Air Safety Institute on why we sometimes fail to line up on the runway and the proper way to handle the situation.


Free Aviation 101 Course

Embry-Riddle is offering a free online Introduction to Aviation Course to anyone who is interested at http://goto.erau.edu/aviation101/index.html.  I signed up as a review.  Here is their promotional description.

AVIATION 101 is comprised of nine video lessons, which will introduce you to a variety of topics in aviation.

  • Aircraft Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Flight Instruments
  • Airports
  • Airspace
  • Radio Communication & ATC
  • Aeromedical
  • Aviation Weather
  • Performance and Navigation

No matter your age or your goals, whether you are taking your first steps toward an aviation career, or if you are an experienced pilot, AVIATION 101 has something for you!



Amateur-Built Certification Kit from EAA 

I just bought this kit.  It includes an instruction booklet, panel decals, a large experimental sticker, all the needed forms, and a data plate.  I watched a webinar on the subject of registration and certification and there are some helpful suggestions for filling in the forms correctly to avoid delays in processing.  Apparently, new submissions are processed quickly, but those without the magic terms, secret code box checks, or too much information are tossed into the problem pile and delayed a month.  Click here for the order page.  It costs $19.00 but for some unknown reason I got a discount.