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    - have not had the most recently held medical certificate revoked, suspended, or withdrawn;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

    https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=87125


  • 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:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B05gKwQNSKUTLXliTVpNWFVGR3c


  • 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.


    http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2016-10-25/aviation-legend-bob-hoover-flies-west

  • 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:

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/145735861@N04/TH77T0





     

  • 02/10/2016 10:54 AM | CAC Administrator (Administrator)

    If you are planning to come down to SUN & FUN this year, you can get your discounted tickets until Feb 14:


    (copy and paste this link: http://www.sun-n-fun.org/sun-n-fun-intl-fly-in-expo/admission-rates/ )

  • 01/01/2016 1:18 PM | Christophe Masiero (Administrator)

    I trust each of our members had a wonderful time during the Holidays and take the opportunity to wish to every member and their family a wonderful year, filled with Health, Happiness and a lot of (safe) flying opportunities.


    Christophe Masiero, 2016 President

  • 11/07/2015 2:06 PM | Christophe Masiero (Administrator)

    The CAC Annual Banquet was held on Saturday November 7th at the Holiday Inn  of downtown, Raleigh, NC.


    It was a great event, meeting old friends, making new ones and enjoying the good food and musical entertainment from John Shearer & Band. Thank you John for performing with your band that evening!


    Thank you to Sammy McIntyre our 2015 President, Bob Wofford our Treasurer and all the volunteers involved in organizing this event.



  • 10/24/2015 1:25 PM | Christophe Masiero (Administrator)

    Earlier in February 2015 during our planning session, J. Grant Beatty the President of the Aero Club​ at the Eastern North Carolina University and Carolina Aero Club Board Member discussed the opportunity to have a fly-in at the Pitt-Greenville airport.


    Working with Christophe Masiero, VP of CAC at the time, Grant scheduled a fun event to allow his fellow students to discover the joy of general aviation. The weather was perfect for conducting introduction flights. Grant's father came with his Mooney Ovation while Christophe flew from the Charlotte area with his Cardinal RG and both ran several introduction flights.


    The smiles on the ECU students' faces may come from the BBQ or the flights, perhaps both. See the pictures in our Photo section.


    More information about PGV.



  • 10/02/2015 11:52 AM | Chris Hudson (Administrator)

    VAA/EAA Chapter 3 Prez Suzan Dusenbury has informed as of mid-day Friday 10/2/15 that we are still on for CDN.  As we post this, Chapter and CAC members have convened at MB Huggins Memorial/Timmonsville Airport and are riding to "beautiful" downtown Florence for a fine lunch.  Inexpensive dinner will be back in Camden tonight, with ample hangar flying time Fri and Sat to catch up with old and make new friends. 


    Rain is currently forecast for Sat. and Sun. However, even if all you have time for is the Saturday PM VAA Banquet at the Robert Mills-designed old Kershaw Co. Courthouse with speaker aviator extraordinaire Bruce Brown (only $25) or the SCBC (Breakfast Club) Sunday morning (usually $10) to enjoy the camaraderie of dozens of the faithful (along with the occasionally-fanciful but always entertaining comments of the Jimmy Fallon of SC aviation, Gerald Ballard), please get on your pony and COME ON!


    CAC is at CDN with our table, banner and new info/business cards, so come help us meet a couple new members and broaden your own aviation horizons.  If questions, pls contact Chris at (704)975-5165.

Address: 8413 Cheverny drive, Waxhaw, NC 28173

Phone: (704) 502-7520

Email: carolinaaeroclub@gmail.com

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