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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Jerry Yellin, WW II Veteran Interview

Here's a message from Frank Bush.  Thanks, Frank

Take five minutes to watch this video interview -- and listen carefully to what he says and how he says it .  I promise you, you won't regret a second of it. 

Ask yourself, how many of the few surviving WWII veterans kept themselves and their uniform in such good condition for over 70 years and can still proudly wear it?

Notice his superb delivery, no teleprompter, no script -- just a 91-year-old fighter pilot representing the greatest generation at home and abroad who won WWII.  He has some surprises and a great take on the philosophy of life.


Capt. Jerry Yellin, from Fairfield, Iowa, flew the final combat mission in World War II. World War II veterans visit Iwo Jima for the 70th anniversary Mar. 21 in co...

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April 18, 2015 Meeting 

Chapter Members,

We will have a meeting this Saturday at noon at Rohnerville.



Burt Rutan Talk: Struggles of a retiring airplane designer

January, 2013 meeting of the Old Bold Pilots in Palm Desert, California.  He gives a history of his work from childhood to his current project, the Skigull.  He is introduced at about 7:15 into the video.  Set aside an hour to watch this entertaining and informative video.


How To Build a Zero (1945)

Here's another contribution from Frank Bush.  He sent along a link to Aviation Week which features archived articles from Aviation (America's First Aeronautical Magazine.)  The Zero article is in four parts and is called, "Design Analysis of the ZEKE 32 (Hamp).   It is from May, 1945, the month I, your webmistress, was born.  You can find find the Aviation Week article here.



Seafire Restoration

Frank Bush sent this information for the website.  Thanks Frank, this is a fantastic story.

What a thrill for this restorer when he saw his work fly for the first time since 1950. Brilliant work! The only flying one of its kind in the world! The sound of this plane is incredible - nothing beats the sound of a Spitfire's Merlin Engine.  

This aircraft, the Seafire, got its name from the "Sea Spitfire". The land based Spitfire was modified with a tail hook added and folding wings, so it could be flown from and onto carriers at sea. What a project! Beautiful aircraft!  This plane flies out of the Columbia, Missouri airport.