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
FAAST Blast-Week of September 4-10, 2023
-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 18-25, 2023
-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
FAASTeam-Shawnee Safety Meeting
"Shawnee Safety Meeting"
2600 N. Airport Dr
Shawnee, OK 74804
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
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:
See this link to view the MOSAIC NPRM
FAASTeam Notice-FAA charting Information
This could be of interest to those flying VFR in the vicinity of Wind Turbine Farms here in Oklahoma
NEW-CHANGES TO WIND TURBINE FARMS ON THE VFR SECTIONAL CHART
**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 bit.ly/FAAChartGuide.
The VFR charting changes will:
- Replace the current dashed line border with a zipper border (aviation blue) for easier identification of the boundaries of the wind turbine farm.
- Add 45-degree (diagonal) cross-hatching lines within all wind turbine farms for increased conspicuity.
- 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 9-AWA-AVS-AFS420@faa.gov 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
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: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2023/Jul/Exhaust_Clamp.pdf
You may view the Final Rule at: https://www.regulations.gov/document/FAA-2022-0891-0041.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!!
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:
Check out the links below for and interview with Justin and more info on the FLS Microjet:
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!