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September 2020

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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5-Day Colorado Trip

Wed Sep 30 - Sun Oct 4
$200

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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October 2020

The Beale Crossing

Thu Oct 1 - Sat Oct 31

Beale Air Force Base has a permanent Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR over it.  We all know it and we all avoid that area. But did you know you can cross it?  This month's challenge is to research the TFR and then cross Beale airspace according to the rules of the TFR. Good luck.  It'll make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and then brace for the rush of adrenaline that follows.

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Full Moon Flyers – Harris Ranch (3O8)

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

Enjoy  outdoor socially distance dining at Harris 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 flyoutgroup@gmail.com so we can all compare all of our experiences.  Don't forget to beware of valley fog.

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Full Moon Flyers at The Foodie Cafe in Chico

Tue Dec 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy patio dining at The Foodie Cafe with in walking distance of Chico Airport (KCIC).  The flight is really fun and just the right distance for a cross country trip. The night flight home is spectacular as you return to the Bay Area.  You can also renew your night currency and/or satisfy a night cross country requirement. We will meet at the restaurant at 6:30 pm for their patio dining experience in light of this year’s pandemic.  Check out their…

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January 2021

IFR Pilots Assemble

January 1, 2021 - January 31, 2021

IFR Pilots assemble!  Your mission anytime this month is to fly down to southern california and complete at least ONE Tower Enroute Control (TEC) Route of your choice.  Take a screenshot of the FlightAware tracking and send it to flyoutgroup@gmail.com  Let's see how many TEC routes we can do as a group.

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New Airport of the Month – KPTV

January 1, 2021 - January 31, 2021

2021 brings in a new year and FOG would like to explore a new airport every month.  If you have been to our choice, investigate another and fill us in. This month, Porterville Municipal Airport (KPTV) is our choice.  The airport was opened in September 1942 as Porterville Army Airfield and was used by the United States Army Air Forces Fourth Air Force as a training base during World War II. It's an easy place to land and fuel and the…

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