• 02/27/2017 1:29 PM | Ken & Sharon Bagwell

    Sharon and I had a great time in Myrtle Beach this past weekend. 

    Looking forward to the New and Improved CAC!

  • 02/17/2017 2:41 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    St Mary's, GA airport to close this summer. This is 4J6 close to the P-50 area by Kings Bay. I will try to go and land there before it closes down. At least they are planning to build a new one, why didn't they start earlier then :-(


  • 02/16/2017 12:35 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    "American Airlines flight 5320, operated by PSA Airlines, hit a deer upon takeoff from Charlotte Douglas International Airport at approximately 12:15 p.m. It was a CRJ-700 with 44 passengers and 4 crew on board headed to Gulfport, Mississippi (GPT). The airplane came immediately back to the airport and landed safely. There was fuel leaking from the aircraft, so passengers deplaned on the runway and fire trucks did hose the plane down. The passengers have been bused back to the terminal and will get a new aircraft."

  • 02/16/2017 12:32 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    Maybe an idea for North Carolina too, what about General Aviation month, even a week would be great :-)

  • 02/03/2017 2:58 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    It is with much sadness that we share Bill went west Friday on January 20th at Raleigh Duke Hospital.

    Bill was a member of the CAC for more than 50 years and flying was his passion. He will be missed.

    Our thoughts are with his family.

  • 01/17/2017 9:54 AM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    Beginning on May 1, pilots may take advantage of the regulatory relief in the BasicMed rule or opt to continue to use their FAA medical certificate. Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions. For example, pilots using BasicMed cannot operate an aircraft with more than six people onboard and the aircraft must not weigh more than 6,000 pounds. A pilot flying under the BasicMed rule must:

    - possess a valid driver’s license;

    - have held a medical certificate at any time after July 15, 2006;

    - have not had the most recently held medical certificate revoked, suspended, or withdrawn;

    - have not had the most recent application for airman medical certification completed and denied;

    - have taken a medical education course within the past 24 calendar months;

    - have completed a comprehensive medical examination with a physician within the past 48 months;

    - be under the care of a physician for certain medical conditions;

    - have been found eligible for special issuance of a medical certificate for certain specified mental health, neurological, or cardiovascular conditions, when applicable;

    - consent to a National Driver Register check;

    - fly only certain small aircraft, at a limited altitude and speed, and only within the United States; and

    - not fly for compensation or hire.

    See official PR link below to read more details including the final rule (77 page document):

  • 10/31/2016 10:36 PM | Chris Hudson (Administrator)

    This 787 lost the right engine when a fuel line broke enroute from Shanghai to Chicago.  They diverted to Cold Bay, Alaska (PACD or CDB, in airline lingo).  This video shows the whole event from last week, put together from various sources, by a retired airline pilot.  Note the irony of the Ramsey Lewis Trio, playing "A Hard Day's Night."  You may actually have that album....

    The passengers were on the plane for about 10 hours after it landed in CDB, so the crew took them out on the ramp for walkaround tours.

    The passengers and flight attendants left CDB on a chartered Alaskan Airlines 737.  The pilots stayed with the plane until it was fixed about 2 days later, then they flew it to DFW.  Crew earned their pay this trip.....

    Click on this link to view the video:

  • 10/25/2016 1:12 PM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    Robert A. “Bob” Hoover died this morning at age 94. Described by both Jimmy Doolittle and Chuck Yeager as the greatest stick-and-rudder pilot who ever lived, Hoover delighted airshow audiences for decades with his deft flying of the yellow P-51 Ole Yeller and his stunning “energy management” aerobatic act in a Shrike Commander with both engines shut down and the props feathered.

  • 10/08/2016 10:36 AM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    Submitted by CAC Member Chris Hudson, our host for the event:

    Several CAC members arrived Friday prior to the 1000 local Camden departure for Timmonsville's Sonny Huggins Memorial grass airfield, where we sliced onions and sausages for Billy Price's fabulous Low Country boil stew, which all 65 attendees consumed rather aggressively.  Billy operates a fine-condition Stearman spray plane and 2-3 Ag Cats from 58V and planned to lay down 2 loads of pesticide that evening after lunch.


    We hopped the 33 NM back to KCDN and the hangar flying and networking commenced on a large scale, with the annual pilgrimage to Sam Kendall's excellent eatery on Camden's Broad Street for Friday's dinner.  The fly-in traffic accelerated rapidly Saturday, with CAVU and a perfect coolish day for the multiple antique and classic aircraft which appeared from all directions.   In evidence were Champs, C-140s, Cubs from J-3 thru J-5, Swifts, 3 Wacos, Stearmans, Meyers OTW, several C-180s and 3 195s, 2 mint Comanches, BE-18s, DC-3, Barons, Aerostar, Aztecs, C-310s, and PC-12, among the  usual (and a number of superb) spamcans from Wichita, Lock Haven and Vero Beach, and a Fotzenmuller Partridge in a pear tree.  Saturday's airport lunch and evening banquet were delivered with gustatious flair by Camden's Hall's Catering.


    The culminating banquet Saturday with DC-3 and Alexander Aeroplane maven Ron Alexander as speaker was absorbing and lively, with excellent victuals and just enough Tea Party hour (no, not that Tea Party!!) to have everyone in festive mode.  Those who missed Camden should not miss VAA/CAC Camden 2017 from October 5-8, when we will again coincide with Camden's Downhome Blues Festival on Broad Street, with upbeat -and gut bucket- tunes each evening to go with your favorite a/c and aviators. 

    Check online pictures taken by CAC Member Rex Edwards at:


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