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Chilly Chili Fly-in Saturday February 13, 2016


Triple Tree Aviators would like to invite all aircraft and their pilots to come out Saturday February 13, 2016 for our Second annual Chilly Chili Fly-In and Lunch.  Join us for lunch on the coldest flying day of the year and land on our 7000’ x 400’ grass strip. You must purchase lunch tickets online no later than Friday February 12, 2016 7:00 P.M. www.tripletreeaerodrome.com   Drive ins are welcome.  Please, no camping, this is a one day event, 9:00am till 5:00pm Lunch will be at 12:30 in the hangar (gas heat) rain or shine and includes:  Homemade Chili, Fresh Bread, Cheese, Jalapenos, Corn Chips and dessert.  Adults $20, 12 and under $10.  All proceeds go to Triple Tree Aerodrome. No landing fees or spectator fees

The SSA Convention is a biannual event that brings together the soaring community across the United States for three days of meetings and soaring-related exhibits. The convention hosts an average of around 70 exhibitors and expects over 3,000 visitors. The Spartanburg Pilots Association plans to have a booth at the show as a local aviation organization. We will need volunteers to help man the booth during the event. More details to follow.


The Spartanburg Pilots Association will be offering Private Pilot Ground School classes every Saturday beginning on February 27th


The course is focused on taking the FAA Private Knowledge Test, which is a requirement for your Private Pilot Certificate.


This class is for all SPA members who are working on their Private Pilot Certificate or as a refresher.


Class starts at 8:30 am and concludes around 11.00 am at the bottom conference room at KSPA


Enrollment details and course requirements will be sent out soon.


Our meeting for March 14th will be with Wally Moran:


Wally Moran is a retired airline captain and spent much of his career as a training instructor and check airman on aircraft including the Boeing 747 and 767. He has held a flight instructor certificate for over 50 years. He is a Designated Pilot Examiner for airplanes and gliders and has given over 4000 hours of flight instruction in single engine, multiengine, gliders and seaplanes. Wally has been awarded the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in 2013.


Wally also a regular contributor to PilotWorkshops that creates and markets proficiency training for general aviation pilots. Over 100,000 pilots receive their Tip of the Week. In addition to their online training programs for Airmanship, IFR Proficiency and Aviation Weather, PilotWorkshops produces monthly scenario-based training for their flagship IFR Mastery program



Spartanburg Pilot Association quarterly FOD walk!


On Saturday March 19th @ 8.30 am we will be holding a contest to see who collects the most FOD – judge by physical size or weight.


Foreign object debris (FOD) at airports includes any object found in an inappropriate location that -- as a result of being in that location -- can damage equipment or injure airplane or airport personnel




Sign up requirements to follow……….stay tuned!


AOPA Fly-in Saturday May 21st  Michael J. Smith Field (MRH) in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Features for 2016 fly-ins include:
Barnstormers Party on Friday night with food and entertainment
Free on-field camping at all four 2016 fly-in locations
Traditional pancake breakfast cooked and served by local pilots and volunteers
Lunch with a variety of offerings available from gourmet food trucks and local restaurants
Dozens of aircraft displays and exhibitors
New seminars, speakers, and a Pilot Town Hall with AOPA President Mark Baker
Free AOPA Rusty Pilots seminar