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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School tomorrow...

Lindsay Locke, President of EAA1418, went up in the Cub and took this picture Sunday afternoon.  Looks like school is in on for Monday.  Yeah!


Garberville Airport Cameras Installed and Running...

EAA1418 member and Master Technician Hans Koster installed, (with a tiny bit-o-help from his friends), three of the planned four cameras at the Garberville Airport.  The nine hour installation project was made even more exciting by the closure of Highway 101 due to a slide just south of the Avenue of the Giants turnoff.  Hans was forced to take the old stagecoach road along the mountain ridge to get home.  As this is being posted Hans is driving a dirt road through the wilderness.

This picture was taken within 30 minutes of the slide by EAA1418 webmaster (that's a joke kids) Randal in a Cessna piloted by EAA member, and camera project contributor Jesse Gray.

Hans Koster and Brian Winterberg during the morning portion of the installation.  Brian donated $100 and 150 feet of CAT5 Ethernet cable to allow us to put up four cameras.  All points of the compass will be visible.  The fourth camera is being ordered and will be installed on the top of project contributor Ben Wilke's hanger so that it is able to shoot due East through the trees.  That camera should be installed in a week or so, as long is Hans is able to get here again. 

In the early afternoon former EAA1418 President Steve Bowser brought current EAA1418 President Lindsay Locke and two of her friends, Kali Persall and Britt-Morgan Johnson, from Fortuna to Garberville.  They left all the rest of the kids at South Fork High School in Miranda behind to figure out how to get home.  It is good to have friends who fly.  Pictured from left to right are:Britt-Morgan Johnson, Kali Persall, Britt Johnson, Lindsay Locke, Steve Bowser and Russell Dobson.

Nine hours, multiple trips to town, and lots of hard work and the cameras are in and working.  Here Hans and Russell squint with the first real sun we have seen in weeks.  It is hard to pick which is the most handsome, Hans, Russell or the three cameras above them.

Click HERE or the GARBERVILLE camera link on the left menu to see real time images of Garberville.

Thank you Hans!  You are simply the best.  Next stop... Shelter Cove...


Nine minutes of fun.

Click HERE if you have 9 minutes to have fun watching the crew of the Blue Angels C-130 strut their stuff at an airshow... from the cockpit view!  The takeoff is worth the the first 30 seconds for the "time challenged".


Eyes On Garberville

Garberville Airport is about to sprout eyes.  Pictured below is all the gear needed for a three camera system virtually identical to the system the members and friends of EAA1418 installed at Rohnerville Airport last month.  And thanks to the generous donation of a computer system by pilot Gerald Myers, the pilots lounge at Garberville will also have a "Faux FBO" similar to Rohnerville's.

The entire Garberville project has come so quickly to fruition due to the ability of Garberville Airport supervisor, pilot, and instructor Dennis Lichty to explain what the Lost Coast Aviators wanted to do, and the resultant willingness of the pilots and aircraft owners of the Garberville area to lay down cash and materials to make it happen.

Led by Dennis and Gerald, the Garberville pilot community raised the funds in three days and then raised enough money for a fourth camera a week later!  Contributors include pilot Jesse Gray, pilot Brian Winterberg, pilot Roy Smith, pilot Ben Wilke, pilot Dave Winters and pilot Fred Baron.  Seth Johanesen of 101 Netlink is also providing some assistance to the project and continues to provide service to the Garberville Airport at a reduced rate, making the project that much easier to accomplish.

The technical aspects of the project continue under the deft direction of Master Technician Hans Koster. And, as usual, Humboldt County Airport Manager Jacquelyn Hulsey has provided the guidance, wisdom and cooperation to make it all happen without undue bureaucratic impediments. 

Dennis Lichty with the Garberville Faux FBO.


Redwood Coast Flyers to Host Food Concession at Special Young Eagles Event

EAA 1418 President Lindsay Locke has negotiated with her "sisters" in the Ninety-Nine's Redwood Coast Flyers and enlisted their aviation and culinary support for the upcoming special Young Eagles Event to be held at Garberville Airport on May 21, 2011.  The picture below was taken at the Ninety-Nines meeting in February held at the Marina Cafe.

The Experimental Aircraft Associations' "Women Soar You Soar" Program and the Ninety-Nines Scholarship and Associate Membership Programs support and sponsor opportunities for girls and young women to experience flight and pursue aviation careers.  The Young Eagles Event at Garberville Airport brings together both organizations.  Girls can potentially experience the joy of flight with a woman pilot AND eat really good food.

Lindsay hopes to encourage as many of her Ninety-Nine sisters to join the EAA so they can participate in the Young Eagles Event at Garberville and offer as many rides as possible to female Young Eagles participants. 

With the Ninety-Nines providing their typical great eats, and desserts being supplied by the legendary pastry and dessert masters T Locke and Babbett Johnson, attendees at the Young Eagles Garberville event will eat well.

Back row, left to right
Pilot/Instructor Ann Elsbach; Student Pilot/EAA 1418 President, Lindsay Locke; Pilot Rose Hanan; and Student Pilot Sally Biggins

Front row, left to right
Pilot Rita Limmer; Pilot/Redwood Coast Flyers President, Nancy Maas; and local aviation legend Pilot Alfonsia Castrati