Chapter 157 of the EAA is based at Benton Field, O85, at the north end of the Sacramento Valley. Monthly dinner meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM at our quonset hut clubhouse at Pleasant and South Streets at the northwest corner of the airport.
Due to the forecast of strong winds and rain in the Redding area, we've been forced to cancel the Young Eagles event planned for Saturday, October 15th. Our next one is scheduled for April 15th, 2017.
At July's SSSSem, Irwin Fust did an excellent presentation of mountain flying. He stressed the importance of knowing the density altitude when flying in and out of high elevation airports, especially when temperatures rise. He mentioned the Koch chart that can assist you in determining how your aircraft should perform under these conditions. We suggest you print out a few copies and run the numbers before flying. Click here for your copy.
Thanks to Jim Ostrich and Benton Air Center, Benton (O85) has a couple of new tools useful to pilots:
*There's now a weather station on the field, showing temperature, wind speed & direction and more. Here's the link.
Be sure to refresh your browser and be sure you're looking at current information. Keep in mind, this is not a substitute for a weather briefing or other official information.
*You can also listen to local aviation radio traffic from O85, RDD and local Oakland Center communications via liveatc.com
Our Annual Father's Day Event Was Another Great Success!
Thanks to everyone who attended and all the volunteers who make this possible. More than 600 people enjoyed a great breakfast prepared by the Mt. Shasta Chapter of the 99's, EAA Chapter 157 members and other volunteers. Thanks to Benton Air Center and Air Shasta, dozens of people got to experience the thrill of flying.
If you were at the February SSSSEM, you know that Bill Hill presented his Pilot Oath.
Read it here
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