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ADS-B presentation Nov. 2006 (PDF 548KB) - By Marc Ramsey
Battery Care and Maintenance (PDF 1MB) by Darryl Ramm PASCO 2006
Blip Map for Idiots - Get the best out of the forecast (PDF 1MB) - Updated Feb. 2013 Ramy Yanetz
Building The HP24 (PDF 2.1MB) by Bob Kuykendall PASCO 2005
Dual 1000k Flights from Truckee - (html page) A 1995 marathon journey down to the Whites and back- by Peter Deane
Experimental Category Aircraft Inspection by FAA - (html page) 2010 information about FAA requirements for Glider pilots - this is a 'must read' to keep up with the latest FAA ramp checks.
The Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) Region needs the accountability for EE aircraft by means of the Annual Program Letter.
Aircraft Owner / Operators are require to submit a program letter for the air shows, fly-ins, that will be attending during the following fiscal year. You would be submitting the fiscal program letter during normal FSDO working hours. Again the preferred method is primarily by E-mail, secondary by FAX or by letter to the FSDO POC. This list of events may be amended a necessary and acknowledge by a FAA representative or EE point of contact prior to the intended operation amendments.
Program Letter to be submitted regardless the aircraft is airworthy, not flown or non-flyable.
If you no longer own this aircraft or no longer are in our district, please inform us of this information. As a reminder in accordance with § 47.45, the FAA Aircraft Registry must be notified within 30 days for any change of the aircraft registrant address. Such notification is to be made by submitting Aeronautical Center Form 8050-1 to AFS-750 in Oklahoma City.
Please provide the above requested information to our office no later than January 31, (each year). If this office has not received your annual program letter prior to the aircraft’s Month of Date of Issue originate on FAA Form 8130-7, the aircraft will be considered in violation of the federal aviation regulations.
If you do not have Operating Limitation assigned to the aircraft in your possession, contact the FSDO POC for reissue.
We look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the Sacramento office POC at (916) 422-0272 ext. 229 and or email: email@example.com
(See attached file: Program Letter Form.doc link below)
Richard T. Dilbeck 'Dilly'
Aviation Safety Inspector
Richard T. Dilbeck's prefered method is to E-mail the letter to him:
Or you can Fax, or Mail Letters to:
Flight Standards District Office WP-25
1102 Corporate Way Bldg.B Suite 200
Sacramento, CA. 95831
Generic Safety - What Causes Accidents (PDF 271KB) by Bill Reuland PASCO 2006
Introduction to Hang Gliding and ParaGliding (PDF 465KB) by Ginny Farnsworth Hang Glider, Paraglider, Sailplane Pilot
Introduction to Soaring for Power Pilots (PDF 1.1MB) - by Peter Deane
Introduction to Winch Launching (PDF 235KB) By Marc Ramsey - Hans Van Weersch PASCO 2004
Labour of Love Weather prediction (html page) by Doug Armstrong (Nov 2002)
Minden Airport Master Plan Presentation (PDF 1.2MB) by Jim Braswell PASCO 2006
New Construction at Air Sailing (html page) The new clubhouse and other
improvements - by Ty White
NORCAL GLIDER PROGRAM - (PDF 678KB) N. California CAP - by Jim Goetsch
One Big Rush - Details of a 750km speed record flight in the Sierra's (PDF 1.4MB) - by Peter Deane
Physiological Hazards of Soaring Flights (PDF 1.3MB) - by Dr. Walter B. Cannon MD 2003
Quest for Silver - by Ken Ward
Quest for Gold - by Ken Ward
Quest for Diamonds - by Ken Ward
Reno Air Traffic Control (PDF 2.9MB) by Don Brooks PASCO 2006
Sierra Wave XC - March 25, 2004 (PDF 4.1MB) Flight Review Kempton Izuno
Soaring Czech Style (html page) A visit to the 304CZ factory in the Czech Republic - by Kempton Izuno
Soaring the Diablo Range (html page) Kempton trucks it home from LA - by Kempton Izuno
Soaring Weather Forecasting (PDF 6MB) by Dan Gudgel PASCO 2006
Tonopah Adventures (html pages) A landout, truly in the middle of nowhere - by Kempton Izuno
The Inter-Club League (html page) Ideas for keeping soaring's numbers up - by Peter Deane & David Greenhill
Tactics for Budding Cross Country Pilots (PDF 1.3MB) - by Peter Deane
Transponders in Sailplanes - (Link to Soaring Safety Foundation Site - PDF 1MB)By Eric Greenwell - Updated in 2008. Eric provides a lot of important and useful Information on Selecting, Installing, and Using a transponder.
Weather Forecasting - 011511 Video "It's Gonna Be a Boomer!
How You Can Find The Super Soaring Days " by Kempton Izuno.
Presented at the January 2011 SSA Convention and the Valley Soaring Association seminar held at Williams Soaring Center on Jan. 15, 2011.