As The Beacon Turns . .
Cableites have been busy with their projects; traveled to the far reaches of the world; joined together in the proverbial search for a fun place to fly for breakfast, brunch, or dinner; and taken that terrifying step into the wild blue yonder, trusting that their many hours of love and labor will hold together until they touch down again. Most of us other Cableites never hear about these adventures or possibilities. Along with other pertinent happenings affecting Cable Airport.…....As The Beacon Turns . . . . . . .
Maniac-Mikes would like to congratulate
Kristina "Tina" Stewart on her accomplishment
of getting her first class of students.
be joining Montera Elementary School, in Montclair, as a pre-school SDC teacher. Tina has been a tutor, aid and assistant for many years and now will have her own class.
She will be starting on February 1, she is very excited to say the least.
She will still serve at the café, but on a very part time basis, and thanks everyone for their support.
We all wish Tina the very best in her new position.
MESSAGE FROM BOB HEMPHILL
As of March 31, 2013, Sky West Instruments will close up shop. I would like any investor, entrepreneur, aviation fan know that Sky West Instruments is for sale.
My first choice would be selling the whole business intact along with the transfer of FAA repair station number, and the authorization to use the name, Sky West Instruments.
Second choice would be selling 45 years accumulation of everything but not the FAA repair station transfer or name.
Third would be parting out.
My FAA inspector told me, if one were to start a repair station from scratch, the current waiting list is 18 months. Then the process starts from there. Depending on ones ability to decipher FAA rules and procedures, be able to write manuals that would be approved and accepted, it's not inconceivable to take 2 plus years of time.
If going the repair station transfer route, may take a month or two, the new ownership would be grandfathered in.
Contact Bob at Sky West Instruments (909) 985-5718
One day after the airshow, several Cable-ites departed for Salinas Ca to judge college students on spot landings, message drop accuracy, VFR and IFR flight navigation flights. Academic events included preflighting a "bugged" Cessna 172; a flight simulator pattern; aircraft identification test; and two different
Schools attended were San Jose State University (this year's host college), Cypress College, San Diego Christian College, Mt. San Antonio College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott, and Air Force Academy. Approximately 150 competitors and 30 airplanes, 2 motorhomes and a pop-up tent trailer were there.
Virginia and Dennis Harmer, Linda Reever, Cathy Jameson, David Franklin, Dominick Landolfi, Susan Thurcroft, Tracy Rodriguez, as well as 25 women from the Watsonville Chapter of the 99's, helped judge the events.
The guest speaker at the awards banquetwas aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker. This year two of the schools, Embry-Riddle and San Diego Christian College, received invitations to the national competition, to be hosted in May at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Thanks to the Salinas Airport manager Brett Godown (Mt. SAC alumni) and the air traffic controllers, we were able to make this a successful airmeet.
Next year the Air Force Academy plans to host us at Lake Havasu.
WEATHER BALLOOM LAUNCHES FROM CABLE
Saturday, Jan.12, 7:30am, Brendon Geary and friends, launched a weather balloon going for a distance record. Bob Cable was on the phone with FSDO
and SoCal to make it all happened.
So far we have not heard of the results of this launch. Originally they were also trying for a world altitude record also but the weather was not cooperating.
www.cableairport.com Explore the Live Cams Hangar and see the
weather at the airport before you begin your journey.