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July 2020

Operation Columbia

Fri Jul 31 - Mon Aug 3

Each airplane will fly to Columbia and take selfies next to predetermined attractions as well as take an individually determined "selfie of the day at Columbia" The photos will be then posted on the web for voting by members of the trip for 1. Best Columbia Attraction Selfie and 2. Best Colombia Selfie of the Day. Winners will earn that special pride knowing they were "The Best at Something". August 3rd is also the full moon so you may wish…

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August 2020

Full Moon Flyers Dinner – Special Upwind Edition

Sun Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The San Carlos Flight Center Upwind Scholarship Students are progressing nicely through their private pilot training and it's time for the Annual Upwind Scholarship Full Moon Flyers Dinner.  This will be outdoor dining and socially distanced sensitive to the current pandemic and will be held at the Santa Rosa Charles M Schultz - Sonoma County Airport at 7 pm on Sunday August 2, 2020.  Let's all congratulate the students and their families and enjoy a beautiful moonlit night flight back…

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5-Day Colorado Trip

Wed Aug 26 - Sun Aug 30

5-Day Colorado Trip Exploring the Great Basin and Continental Divide From the Bonneville Salt Flats to Leadville to the Grand Canyon and everything in between. This year FOG travels across the Great Basin of Nevada & Utah to the highest elevation airport of Leadville in the Colorado Rockies and then on to Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon and finishing at the lowest altitude airport of Furnace Creek, Death Valley. After this trip, you will be experienced in 95% of terrains…

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September 2020

Vandenberg Space Launch Patrol

Tue Sep 1

 Vandenberg Space Launch Patrol   OUR MISSION:  To view from the air a rocket launch from Vandenberg Space Port     Vandenberg Air Force Base is first and foremost an active-duty military installation, as well as the preeminent west-coast spaceport and test range. It provides indispensable launch, landing, and range capabilities to the nation. The 30th Space Wing provides this support.  Next Launch = September 2020 PLEASE CHECK THE LINK BELOW AS THE SCHEDULE IS ALWAYS CHANGING. Vandenberg Launch Schedule…

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FOG Skywriting

Sun Sep 20 - Sun Sep 27

Inspired by the AOPA article PILOT SKYWRITES TRIBUTE TO GEORGE FLOYD  about  the Canadian Cirrus SR22 pilot, Dimitri Neonakis who is using his airplane as "an artist’s brush to create images that are close to his heart."  Check out the article in the link, plot your image on your charts and use flight following and perhaps Flight Aware to create the image.  We'll post all the images to the participants and take a vote on the most popular one.

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October 2020

Full Moon Flyers – Harris Ranch (3O8)

Sun Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy  outdoor socially distance dining at Harri Ranch.  The flight is spectacular, the runway is at the restaurant and the night flight home can renew your night currency and/or satisfy a night cross country requirement.  What better way to spend a Sunday. We will meet at the restaurant at 7 pm for their outdoor dining experience in light of this year's pandemic.  A warm fall evening in the central valley is truly a restful and memorable experience. Hope you can…

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November 2020

The San Andreas Fault

Sun Nov 1 - Mon Nov 30

The San Andreas Fault roughly extends 750 SM from SE California near Arizona to NW California at the Pacific Coast.  It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.  The slip rate along the fault ranges from 20 to 35 mm (0.79 to 1.38 in)/yr. The fault is capable of making earthquakes as big as an 8.3. For full details see Wikipedia's  The San Andreas Fault. How much of the fault can you fly?  Some, most or all. During the…

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December 2020

The Sacramento Trilogy

Tue Dec 1 - Mon Dec 14

Anytime during the first 2 weeks of December fly to Sacramento California and land at all 3 towered airports in one day.  Sacramento International (KSMF), Sacramento Executive (KSAC) and Sacramento Mather (KMHR).  Submit a 1 sentence description of your flight to [email protected] so we can all compare all of our experiences.  Don't forget to beware of valley fog.

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