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July 2020

Sunset over California

Tue Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Time to regain that night currency as we fly to Half Moon Bay, tailgate at a social distance on the ramp with lawn chairs and BYOB snacks to watch the sunset.  If Half Moon Bay is forecasted to have poor weather our alternate will be the Nut Tree. Afterwards, it's time to renew your night currency as you return home.

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Operation Columbia

Fri Jul 31 - Mon Aug 3

Each airplane will fly to Columbia and take pictures of the following:  1. most historic looking selfie  2. most beautiful flower seen in Columbia  3. oldest gravestone found at the Columbia Cemetery  and 4. an aviation related photo (aerial or ground)   The photos will be then posted on the web for our judges to view.  Winners will earn that special pride knowing they were "The Best at Something".    

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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 Skylounge Steak House & Sushi Bar at 7 pm on Sunday August 2, 2020.  Let's all congratulate the students and their families and…

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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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5-Day Colorado Trip

Wed Sep 30 - Sun Oct 4

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 – Changed to KSTS

Sun Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to smoke we will change our destination tonight to enjoy  outdoor socially distance dining at Santa Rosa's Sky Lounge.  The flight is spectacular, the restaurant is in the terminal building.  The night flight home can be used to renew your night currency and/or satisfy a night cross country requirement as well as the San Francisco City Nightscape is truly a memorable experience. We will meet at the restaurant at 6:30 pm for their outdoor dining experience in light of…

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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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SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket – Vandenberg AFB

Sat Nov 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Take a plane down to the Vandenberg area to watch a SpaceX launch of a Falcon 9 Block 5 Rocket. Click on the link below for more details:   https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/launch-schedule/launch-details.php?id=1311 Note: Date and Time may vary so check the link for updates

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