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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Full-Lotus Floats

Lakes, rivers, marshes, snow & ice...
...and now asphalt, pavement, gravel, dirt and grass as well!

See more at http://www.full-lotus.com/



As mentioned at the Chapter's recent meeting, Burt Rutan is working on the SkiGull, a STOL amphibian with the ability to use water, snow, ice, grass, dirt, and even airports.  It will feature a pneumatic retractable ski system which will have six times the shock absorption deflection of a landplane.  A seaplane that had a similar ability was the 1950s Convair Sea Dart, shown below.  It flew only as a prototype and was the only seaplane to have exceeded the speed of sound!


March Meeting Minutes

Chapter Members,

We had more than the usual number of folks show up today. 

Al Castaldi brought Dan Freitas of the Vintage Aircraft Association who had information on the visit of the Collings Foundation WWII airplanes on June 8, 9, 10 to ACV. Dan also invited anyone who has a vintage, antique, or interesting airplane to bring it to ACV during the event for a static display. More info at:  www.cfdn.org.

Cheryl Bender had mentioned at the last meeting that we might want to put a partial airplane on a trailer for the parade in Fortuna to gain local interest. She said today the parade will be July 18.

We had reports on projects by Cheryl, Bob Smith, and a printout from George Jutila about Burt Rutan’s latest airplane called the SkiGull.

Hans Koster brought to my attention the article in General Aviation News about our webcam project. You can see it at http://generalaviationnews.com/2015/03/19/web-cams-help-fight-the-fog/

Al knows of a 1975 Cessna 182 “project” at Murray Field if you have a few bucks and some time on your hands.


Hybrid Glider

ProAirsport in the UK has developed a self-launching glider with electric wheels and a small jet turbine to attain altitude.  Read about it here.


Solar Impulse 2

At an average speed of 43 mph, Solar Impulse 2 will take about four months to fly around the world.  Read more about it here.