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Fly-Out days are special for EAA 393 Chapter members.   Weather permitting, the group may depart KCCR together or meet at a fun destination for an activity.  Departure is generally around 11:00 AM and participants return to KCCR around 4:00 PM.

Our Fly-Out Group, or FOG, is a group of general aviation pilots who participate in “flyout” adventures.  We come up with a fun reason to fly, pick an airport, and meet up at the destination. Sometimes it’s for training, sometimes it’s purely for adventure, but it’s always fun!  Everyone is welcome to participate in EAA Chapter 393's FOG.

Members interested in the Fly-Outs should include themselves by editing their profile and selecting Fly-Outs in Group Participation section. 

The Fly-Outs improve our flying skills while going to different destinations in Northern California.  Each destination may include any of the following activities:

Lunch, Walking, Hiking, Museums, Flight Safety Discussion, Camaraderie

This page reports on past Fly-Out destinations with a short description of the activity and attendees.  

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Date: 08/24/2022                      Destination: Lampson Field (1O2)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Bob, Tim, Scott, George, Stu

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Lampson Field (1O2) On August 24, 2022. 5 pilots attended.  

Lampson Field is a public airport conveniently located near Clear Lake in Northern California. 





Date: 07/06/2022                      Destination: Willows-Glenn (KWLW)               Activity: Lunch/Bull Session 

Attendees: George, Scott and Alejandro

Willows-Glenn County Airport is a county-owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile west of the central business district of Willows.  The War Department acquired  a lease with Glenn County in 1942.  The site was originally used as an auxiliary airfield for Chico Army Airfield.  Willows-Glenn County Airport covers an area of 320 acres at an elevation of 141 feet. It has two asphalt paved runways: 16/34  and 13/31.





Date: 06/22/2022                      Destination: Half Moon Bay (KHAF)               Activity: Lunch/Bull Session 

Attendees: Clint, Isabel, Jeff, George, Carol 

Eddie Andreini Sr. Airfield, officially Half Moon Bay Airport (KHAF) is a public airport in San Mateo County, six miles northwest of Half Moon Bay, California, United States. The airport has a single runway (12/30) and is on the Pacific Coast, south of San Francisco.  The Pilot Light Cafe is midfield on the airport and serves 'comfort food'.  There are several other restaurants available just a short walk from the airport into the beach town of Princeton.The airport has one runway: 12/30



Date: 06/15/2022                      Destination: Watts Woodland (O41)               Activity: Good bye to N946SH 

Attendees: Lucy, Scott, Carol, Harvard, Sara, Tim, Rich C, Rich F, Clint, Isabel, George, Norm

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Watts Woodland Airport (O41) on June 15, 2022.  12 people attended to visit and spend the afternoon with Harvard & Sara who recently sold the Lancair IV P they built at Buchanan Field in Concord, CA. 


Long time member, Rich Cunningham, help Harvard & Sara create a website where the plane would be advertised.  To their surprise they received a call very quickly from an interested party in Colorado.  The buyer was truly interested in their plane!  To make a long story short, the plane was sold in less than a week and Harvard is scheduled to deliver the plane to the buyer on June 18, 2022.

                                                                                    

The group wishing Harvard & Sara well for the next phase of their aviation endeavors.


Blue Skies to N946SH at it's new home in Colorado!

Our Fly-Out Group will miss the plane and pilots that were the last departure and always the first to arrive at a Fly-Out destination.


Date: 06/12/2022                      Destination: Columbia (O22)                Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Sara, Harvard, George

The Sunday Fly-Out Group met at Columbia (O22) on June 12, 2022.  3 people attended. 

Columbia Airport is located a mile southwest of Columbia in Tuolumne County.  The airport has two runways, one grass runway with a campground and one paved runway.  It is within walking distance of the Columbia Historic State Park District that has preserved historic downtown Columbia.  It includes almost 30 buildings built during the California Gold Rush, most of which remain today.  The airport has fuel services and a Cal Fire Air Attack Base.

Columbia Historic State Park District

   
   



Date: 06/08/2022                      Destination: Hollister (KCVH)                Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Isabel, Clint, Sara, Vi, Phil, Harvard, Neil, Scott A.

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Hollister (KCVH) On June 8, 2022.  8 people attended. 

Hollister Municipal Airport, formerly (3O7) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) north of the central business district of Hollister.  The airport is a well maintained paved runway with instrument approaches and fuel.


                                 


Date: 06/01/2022                      Destination: S Lake Tahoe (KTVL)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Bill R, Bill L, Carol, Sara, Harvard, Neil, Alejandro

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at South Lake Taho (KTVL) On June 1, 2022.  7 people attended. 

Lake Tahoe Airport is a public airport three miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, in El Dorado County, California. It covers 348 acres and has one runway; it is sometimes called Tahoe Valley Airport.  The day was enjoyed by all the attendees with warm temperatures at the Flight Deck Sports Bar & Grill.




Date: 05/25/2022                      Destination: Little River (KLLR)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Bill, Carol, George

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Little River Airport (KLLR) On May 25, 2022.  3 people attended.  

Little River (formerly known as LittleriverBell's Harbor, and Kent's Landing) is a small place in Mendocino County, California.  It lies at an elevation of 66 feet and is located two miles south of the town of Mendocino.  The town center sits on a scenic bluff overlooking the mouth of Little River and hosts a grocery store, two gas pumps, a post office, and a restaurant within a single structure. 

The group had blue skies and cool temperatures and rented a car to visit Mendocino for a nice lunch enjoying the beauty of the area.

                                   


Date: 05/18/2022                      Destination: Lampson Field (1O2)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Harvard, Sara, Carol, George, Scott, Andrea

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Lampson Field (1O2) On May 18, 2022.  6 people attended.  

Lampson Field is a public airport conveniently located near Clear Lake in Northern California.  

                                                                     

                                                                     


Date: 05/11/2022                      Destination: Hollister (KCVH)                 Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: George, Isabel, Clint, Sara, Harvard, Bill, Carol, Neil

Our Fly-out Group departed to Hollister (KCVH) on May 11, 2022.  The group included 8 participants who enjoyed a great flight and lunch at the restaurant. 

Hollister Municipal Airport, formerly (3O7) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) north of the central business district of Hollister. The airport is a well maintained paved runway with instrument approaches and fuel.




Date: 05/4/2022                      Destination: Watts Woodland (O41)                 Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: George, Harvard, Sara, Carol

Our Fly-out Group departed to Watts Woodland (O41) on April 4, 2022.  The group included 4 participants who enjoyed a great flight and lunch at the restaurant. 

Watts Woodland is a private airport that welcomes itinerant visitors to their restaurant and golf course. The airport is a well maintained paved runway with instrument approaches and fuel.


Date: 05/1/2022                      Destination: Auburn (KAUN)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Joe, Paul, George, Bill, Harvard, Sara, Bob, Carol, Norm, Sara (1st time in small aircraft)

Joe is 97 years old and flew his Bonanza from Oakland with Paul as a passenger.

Auburn is a public airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills.   The 10 attendees walked about 1/3 mile to enjoy lunch at the Ridge Golf Course & Entertainment Center located in the Sierra Nevada foothills. 

BTW, if you want to eat outside be sure to call for reservations!



Date: 04/27/2022                      Destination: Oroville (KORV)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Gary, Steve, Carol, Jeff, John, George, Brandon, Scott, Lucy, Norm

Oroville Municipal Airport is located approximately 3 miles southwest of the downtown.  The Airport has two runways: Runway 2-20 (6,020 feet long and 100 feet wide) and Runway 13-31 (3,540 feet long and 100 feet wide). The runway system is anchored by three major parallel taxiways. 

In 1936, The City of Oroville acquired 188 acres of land to build an airport that would serve the community and its region. Two runways were constructed, Runway 1-19 and 12-30. These were later extended in 1941 as the City acquired additional land to expand the airport to a total of 428 acres.

In 1942, the airport was commandeered by the U.S. Army War Department and renamed Oroville Army Air Field (AAF). In addition to the 428 acres, the U.S. Army acquired 382 acres to expand the airfield and construct a cantonment area. From spring 1943 to summer 1944, Oroville AAF serves as a fighter group training installation. Listed “temporarily inactive” in 1945, Oroville AAF was later classified as surplus and was disposed of by the U.S. Army in 1948. The 428 acres leased from the City were returned, in addition to the 382 acres acquired by the Army, resulting in a total airport area of 810 acres.



Date: 04/24/2022                      Destination: Watsonville (KWVI                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Joe, George, Na Omi, Victor, Sara, Harvard, Carol, Paul

The Sunday Fly-Out Group planned on Half Moon Bay (KHAF) but weather dictated they meet at Watsonville.  8  souls attended.

Watsonville Municipal Airport is three miles northwest of Watsonville, in Santa Cruz County, California.  The airport covers 330 acres and has two runways. The largest aircraft to ever land at Watsonville were C-17 Globemaster IIIs from March AFB, California.


 

Date: 04/20/2022                      Destination: Auburn (KAUN)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees:  Harvard, Bill, Scott, Pete, Carol, George, Sara, Neil

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Auburn (KAUN) on April 20, 2022.  8 people attended.

Auburn is a public airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills.   The Wings Grill & Espresso Bar is located on the airport with consistently good food and service. 

 



 

Date: 04/06/2022                      Destination: Lampson Field (1O2)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Harvard, Stu, Jeff, Carol, Bill, Neil, Bob, Ron, George, Lee

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Lampson Field (1O2) On April 6, 2022.  10 people attended including our President, Ron Lem, who was on his way home after picking up his plane in Oregon.  We were beginning to think he was going to miss the flying season since his plane has been gone for quite some time getting the canopy repaired.

Lampson Field is a public airport conveniently located near Clear Lake in Northern California.  

Date: 04/06/2022                      Destination: Lampson Field (1O2)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Harvard, Stu, Jeff, Carol, Bill, Neil, Bob, Ron, George, Lee

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Lampson Field (1O2) On April 6, 2022.  10 people attended including our President, Ron Lem, who was on his way home after picking up his plane in Oregon.  We were beginning to think he was going to miss the flying season since his plane has been gone for quite some time getting the canopy repaired.

Lampson Field is a public airport conveniently located near Clear Lake in Northern California.  




Date: 04/03/2022                      Destination: Watts-Woodland (O41)                  Activity: Lunch & Putting Green

Attendees: Harvard, Sara, John, Ron, Scott, Bob, Carol, George, Kathy 

Our Sunday Fly-out Group departed to Watts Woodland (O41) on April 3, 2022.  The group included 9 participants who enjoyed a great flight, a lunch at the restaurant and some putting practice on the Airport putting green.

Watts Woodland is a private airport that welcomes itinerant visitors to their restaurant and golf course. The airport is a well maintained paved runway with instrument approaches and fuel.






Date: 03/31/2022 Destination: Santa Rosa (KSTS) Activity: Lunch

Attendees: Harvard Holmes, Sara Holmes, Stu Schuster, George Grech

Todays Fly-out destination was originally scheduled for Half Moon Bay (KHAF) but the weather was not co-operating.   Fly-out leader, George Grech, rescheduled to Santa Rosa (KSTS) and the group met up around noon for a good lunch.  You too can become part of the group to stay current, make new friends and just have a good time.  Contact Harvard Holmes (HarvardHolmes@comcast.net) to be added to the email list.  




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