Chapter 1098

Shawnee Oklahoma

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Shawnee May Safety Meeting

Topic: Navigating Airspace-Class B, C and D Arrivals and Departures and Lessons Learned from Flight Instructing

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 1800L

Presented by David Lane, CFI, CFII, ATP

 David Lane, CFI, CFII, ATP and Captain for Skywest Airlines will provide an overview of the different classes of airspace, discuss proper arrival and departure procedures from each and review lessons learned from over 1,700 hours of dual instruction given!

Location: Gordon Cooper Tech - Aviation Campus
GCTC Conference Room
Shawnee, OK 74804

Click here to register. 30 Seats available 

1 WINGS Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3

From the EAA eHotline Newsletter, March 7, 2024

Bearhawk Aircraft Under New Ownership.

It was announced recently that Virgil Irwin, EAA 1376874, has purchased Bearhawk Aircraft, a popular manufacturer of backcountry aircraft kits, from founder Mark Goldberg, EAA 254562

FAASTeam FAAST Blast March 4-10, 2024

Topics include:

Latest GA Activity Survey Now Underway

The FAA’s 46th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey), reporting on the calendar year 2023, is now underway. The GA Survey is the only source of information on the GA fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use GA aircraft.

Data from this survey are used by governmental agencies and industry to compute safety metrics such as fatal accidents rates; understand the impact of the GA industry on jobs, economic output, and investments in aviation infrastructure; track the success of safety initiatives, including avionics recommendations; determine funding for infrastructure and service needs; and assess the impact of regulatory changes.

The FAA and industry need accurate data on a broad range of aircraft. Your participation is voluntary, but we need your help. We encourage everyone who is contacted to respond to the survey so that all aviation activity is represented. If you have questions, call 800-826-1797 or email

Schools Nationwide Receive $13.5 Million in FAA Grants to Develop the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals

Thirty-two schools will receive $13.5 million in grants from the FAA to help attract and train students for careers as pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. Twelve of the schools will receive $4.5 million from the FAA’s Aircraft Pilots Aviation Workforce Development Grants ( program that they can use to prepare high school students to become pilots, aerospace engineers or drone operators. Grants may also be used to support the professional development of teachers. The other $9 million will go to 20 schools as part of the FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development ( program. 

Pushing Your Luck

It’s crucial to approach flying in challenging weather with the respect it’s due because when things go wrong, it can easily turn fatal. Gambling can be a fun pastime in a casino, but you shouldn’t do it in an airplane when the odds are stacked against you. Instead, make your own luck and keep the odds in your favor by following the recommendations in the article “Pushing Your Luck” at  in the Mar/Apr 2024 issue of FAA Safety Briefing. See the entire weather-themed issue at

Has Amelia Earhart's Plane Been Found? New Sonar Images May Reveal Location

New clues have emerged that may possibly solve the decades long mystery of the location of Amelia Earhart's disappearance. A deep sea expedition led by Tony Romeo, a pilot and commercial real estate investor from South Carolina, noticed something on sonar images the same shape and size as Earhart's aircraft. The object was identified approximately 100 miles from Howland Island. The object is around 16,400 below the surface. 

See a YouTube video below

25 January 2023-EAA Supports MOSAIC Proposal to Increase Opportunities for Pilots, New Recreational Aircraft

EAA today urged the FAA to move forward with its rule proposal titled MOSAIC (Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification). EAA notes that the new rule will significantly benefit general aviation – expanding the capability, size, and scope of aircraft that can be built utilizing industry consensus standards and aircraft that can be flown while exercising Sport Pilot privileges.

See the full article on the EAA website HERE

FAAST Blast Week of November 27 - December 3 2023

Topics include:

FAA Takes Actions to Address Independent Safety Review Team’s Recommendations

The FAA is taking immediate action to enhance air traffic controller training and safety reporting following the release of the National Airspace System Safety Review Team report.

The independent safety review team completed a thorough assessment and presented its recommendations on enhancing safety and reliability in the nation’s air traffic system. The team examined the FAA’s internal safety processes, staffing levels and practices, as well as needs for facilities and equipment and how the agency’s air traffic budget is funded.

New Podcast Highlights Diversity in Aviation

Witnessing someone similar to you achieving what you dream of for yourself can be a powerful inspiration — especially for young people. It can make your ambitions look possible and open the gateway for opportunities to engage in an exciting industry, like aerospace.

Ensuring Your Well-being Near Wind Turbines

Wind turbine technology can do wonders for our ability to harness renewable energy, but it also introduces some unique challenges for the aviation industry. With more than 72,000 wind turbines throughout the U.S., it’s more important than ever for pilots to be aware of how they’re marked, lighted, and charted.

Chickasha Topic of the Month-December 2023

Monday, 11 December, 1830L/Chickasha Municipal Airport

Topic: Critical Aircraft Performance Parameters Making the Numbers

Presented by: Mitch Williams

Critical Aircraft Performance Parameters  - Making the Numbers

General aviation accidents continue to be associated with inaccurate or unreasonable expectations with regard to aircraft performance.

Accidents occurring in the takeoff and initial climb phases of flight are likely to be fatal.

Accurate prediction of aircraft performance is essential to dealing with power loss – particularly when power is lost during the takeoff and climb phases of flight.

Regular assessments of pilot performance are essential to accurate performance predictions.

If you drive, park in the short term parking next to the green terminal building.
Walk through gate in the NW corner of parking lot.
For those who attend in person, we will have some water bottles about 6 pm and a meeting at 6:30.

Basic WINGS 1 credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3/AMT 1 hour total for AMT

Click here to register online

Shawnee December 2023 Safety Meeting

Topic: Uncontrolled Airport Operations

Presented by Troy Chaddon. Troy is a CFI, ATP and FEX who is typed in the CRJ, Airbus 320 and 737 and also flies his Long EZ, will discuss Uncontrolled Airport Operations.  Troy's expertise is based on his over 8,000 hours and 26 years of experience in the USAF and ANG. 

Location: Gordon Cooper Tech Center-Aviation Campus, North of Shawnee Airport

This is a great opportunity to brush up on things like chart reading, right-of-way and how to properly enter a terminal area pattern. 

1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3 will be awarded

Click here to register online

FAA Grants Extension to MOSAIC Comment Period

EAA eHotline September 5, 2023

On October 4, the FAA published a 90-day extension to the comment period for the Modernization of 

Special Airworthiness Certification (MOSAIC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The new

deadline for submitting comments is now January 22, 2024.

See the link below for the full article from EAA

FAA Grants Extension to MOSAIC Comment Period


FAAST Blast-Week of September 4-10, 2023

Topics Include:

-FAA Invests $121M to Reduce Chance of Close Calls at Airports

-New From the Flight Deck Video Focuses on Phraseology

-Mistakes Happen-Ways to prevent mistakes and how the FAA handles deviation from the regulations

FAAST Blast-Week of September 4-10, 2023


FAAST Blast-Week of September 18-25, 2023

Topics include:

-FAA Extends Remote ID Enforcement Date Six Months

-Advanced Preflight After Maintenance

-Do you Want a Ride? Situations that could lead to illegal air charter operations

FAAST Blast-Week of September 18-25, 2023

FAASTeam-Shawnee Safety Meeting

"Shawnee Safety Meeting"
Topic: Engine Management for Pilots
On Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 18:00 Central Daylight Time
Gordon Cooper Technology Center

Aviation Campus 

2600 N. Airport Dr

Shawnee, OK 74804

Select Number:


A&P instructors Henson and Brown will discuss common engine mismanagement issues and how you as a pilot can better manager your power plant.

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click here.

The sponsor for this seminar is: FAASTeam

The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the 'Contact Information' area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Click here to view the WINGS help page

EAA Continues MOSAIC NPRM Evaluation, Maintenance Community Requests Extension

EAA has posted a new article on it's website regarding the initial review of the (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) NPRM. 

Several industry associations primarily representing the maintenance community have requested the FAA extend the comment period for the MOSAIC NPRM an additional 90 days. The request is based on several factors including the scope of the proposed changes and other issues. 

A feature story on the MOSAIC NPRM will be included in the October issue of EAA Sport Aviation

See the link below to the full article:

EAA Continues MOSAIC NPRM Evaluation, Maintenance Community Requests Extension

See this link to view the MOSAIC NPRM

MOSAIC Takes Significant Step Forward

FAASTeam Notice-FAA charting Information

This could be of interest to those flying VFR in the vicinity of Wind Turbine Farms  here in Oklahoma


**NOTE: This posting will be removed from the FAA Notices site on Thursday, August 1, 2024**

New VFR Charting Changes for Wind Turbines Take Effect in August 2023

Effective on or about August 10, 2023, the FAA’s Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) Visual Charting Team will begin implementing charting enhancements to Sectional Aeronautical Charts, VFR Terminal Area Charts, and Helicopter Route Charts to more clearly depict the location of wind turbine farms. This change will also be published in the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide at

The VFR charting changes will:

  1. Replace the current dashed line border with a zipper border (aviation blue) for easier identification of the boundaries of the wind turbine farm.
  2. Add 45-degree (diagonal) cross-hatching lines within all wind turbine farms for increased conspicuity.
  3. Revise the masked elevation box to include a white background and include the mean sea level (MSL) elevation figure of the highest obstruction (wind turbine rotating blade tip at the 12 o’clock position) within the wind turbine farm. The letters UC are added to depict a wind turbine farm Under Construction.

Pilots are reminded that wind turbine blades and/or blade tips are not lighted. Wind turbine obstruction lights are located on top of the nacelle (generator) at the hub of wind turbines, which in some cases can be 200-300 feet below the rotating blade tips. In accordance with 14 CFR section 91.119, pilots must maintain the appropriate separation (laterally and/or vertically) from wind turbines. Additionally, pilots are reminded to check for other obstacles, such as antenna towers, that may be taller than the turbines located within (or adjacent to) the wind turbine farm. Finally, pilots are reminded of the basic VFR weather minimums contained in 14 CFR section 91.155 and that some wind turbines may significantly exceed 499 feet above ground level (AGL) and extend into Class E airspace (700 feet AGL floor and greater).

This Notice can be printed for public posting and increased local dissemination at:

Contact: Questions or comments regarding this Notice should be directed to the Flight Technologies and Procedures Division at  with Subject Line: Wind Turbines.

FAAST Blast-Week of July 10-16 2023


-GA Activity Survey Closing Soon!

-New Pilot Minute Video Covers Safety Considerations with Sunglasses

-Headed to AirVenture: Read the Notice

-Bring Your "A" Game

FAAST Blast-Week of July 10-July 16 2023

FAASTeam-Spot-Welded V-Band Couplings Cause Accidents; FAA Final Rule Issued

Spot-welded V-band Couplings Cause Accidents; FAA Final Rule issued
Notice Number: NOTC3081

On June 12, 2023, the FAA published an Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2023-09-09 for turbocharged, reciprocating engine-powered airplanes and helicopters and turbocharged, reciprocating engines with a spot-welded, multi-segment v-band coupling installed at the tailpipe to the turbocharger exhaust housing flange.  This AD only applies to spot-welded, multi-segment v-band couplings installed at the tailpipe to the turbocharger exhaust housing flange (it does not apply to riveted couplings).  This AD establishes a 500 hour life limit of the v-band coupling and requires repetitive inspections.  The AD contains an optional inspection in paragraph (i)(2) for only the first 2 years after AD publication so owners/operators can re-use their v-band couplings if they pass the AD required inspections, even if the v-band couplings have reached 500 flight hours.

You may view a photo of the affected clamp at:

You may view the Final Rule at:

For questions about the AD you may contact:
     Thomas Teplik, Aviation Safety Engineer
     Central Certification Branch, FAA
     1801 S Airport Road, Wichita, KS 67209
     Phone: (316) 946–4196; email:

July 1-2, 2023 Tinker AFB Air Show

Have you ever wanted to fly your airplane into Tinker AFB, legally? Want to buzz the tower..sort of?? Would you like to display your airplane at the EAA Chapters booth at the Tinker Air Show? Yes you can! If you are interested in flying in to Tinker contact Gary Manning to get the required forms and more details. Then contact the Airfield Manager Marc Bradley. 

See link below for info on the Tinker AFB Air Show

Tinker AFB Air Show

May 20, 2023 Flying Start Event

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our Flying Start event held on May 20, 2023.

The classroom portion was held at the Gordon Cooper Aviation Campus in Shawnee and the flying portion was moved to Seminole Municipal Airport due to the extensive damage at Shawnee Regional Airport. This was a fantastic community outreach event to connect those interested in becoming a pilot, learning what is involved with aircraft ownership and aircraft maintenance.

The article below was was written by Bob Melton from the Seminole Producer. 

Thank you again to everyone who made this event a success!!

Chapter 1098 Eagles Event 26 May Article

February 25, 2023 Guest Speaker

Pilot of the FLS Microjet, Justin Lewis

Come listen to airshow performer Justin Lewis discuss building and flying the world's smallest jet.

He also a pilot for United Airlines and has over 20 years of total military service flying Naval and Air Force aircraft:

-F-14 Tomcat

-E-6B Mercury

-T-45 Goshawk

-A10C Thunderbolt


Check out the links below for and interview with Justin and more info on the FLS Microjet:

Interview with Justin Lewis from

FLS Microjet Homepage


EAA Virtual Ultralight Days

Ultralight experts will share their knowledge and best practices through free, interactive webinars on February 21-23.

Topics covered will include how to get started in ultralights, how-to instructions on a variety of ultralight aircraft like fixed-wing, powered parachutes, powered paraglides, helicopters, and weight-shift trikes; and overall informative topics on maintenance, airport operations, safety inspections and more. 

View the upcoming schedule and save your seat today!

EAA Virtual Ultralight Days

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