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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AOPA's Recommended Path Forward for ATC 


Vision Requirements

Basic Med requires a valid driver's license.  The California DMV vision screening standard is:

  • 20/40 with both eyes tested together, and
  • 20/40 in one eye and at least, 20/70 in the other eye.

Here is a link to download an FAA document on Pilot vision.  Military requirements are stricter and differ for each military branch. 


Meeting Minutes for August 19, 2017

Chapter Members,

At yesterday's meeting we ..... ate pizza.

Then we discussed the local fires that are causing the smoke in our skies. Jim Merryfield, who flies the OV-10 for CalFire out of Rohnerville, talked about their procedures and how to stay out of their way when they are working a fire. We discussed the weird shape of some TFRs and who establishes them.

George Jutila opened the discussion on ATC privatization and read an article which had some of the justifications that are used to make the argument for privatization and the costs of implementing it. We pretty much agreed that the proposal will harm General Aviation and it will not provide the benefits to the flying public that are being put forth.

I briefly mentioned the latest meeting I attended with representatives of Volaire, the company doing the study of county aviation. The meeting was mainly to get input on the commercial operations at ACV.

John Vandermolen talked about his fun trip to Oshkosh and the fact that 3 days is not nearly enough time to see everything.

Jib Ray reported that he is making steady progress on his airplane building project, and Virgil Thompson reported he is well into his airplane painting project and is sick of it.



Tornado Alley 

Bob Smith sent a link to an incredible video.  The airliners being caught up in a tornado starts at about 3:10.  See it here.


Check out this approach