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June 2021

FOG Lunch: Merced

Tue Jun 1 - Wed Jun 30

Summer’s here, and to celebrate, treat yourself to a cross-country flight to grab some BBQ at the Merced Airport (MCE). Located just west of Merced, the airport has an almost 6000-foot runway with multiple instrument approaches, as well as a full-service FBO. This is a great opportunity to get a cross-country flight in while also knocking out some approaches for your IFR currency. Hangar BBQ is located on the east side of the field near the terminal building. They serve…

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Airport of the Month: Santa Maria

Tue Jun 1 - Wed Jun 30

June's Airport of the Month is Santa Maria (SMX), which is a convenient stop on the way to the LA Basin. This busy Class Delta airport has multiple runways, scheduled airline services, and even a hotel that you can taxi up to! For students and pilots working on a long cross-country trip, the flight down is gorgeous, as one follows the coast or Salinas Valley to Santa Maria. For those without a GPS, the local Guadalupe VOR sits a few…

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July 2021

Airport of the Month: Lampson

Thu Jul 1 - Sat Jul 31

This July, see beautiful Clear Lake from the air with a flight to Lampson Field (1O2)! Lampson is located just south of Lakeport, and views of the lake can be seen from downwind while in the pattern. The airport is relatively quiet and is a great place to practice landings after a cross-country flight. At the airport, enjoy lunch or dinner with fresh, local ingredients from Red’s at the Skyroom. This new restaurant features West Coast-fare with a variety of…

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5-Day FOG Yellowstone and the Pacific Northwest

Wed Jul 7 - Sun Jul 11

The 2021 trip is full! Please email Travis at [email protected] to be placed on the waitlist. If you are an aircraft owner and have your own instructor, and would like to go, please email Travis. The FlyOutGroup flagship trip for 2021 takes pilots around the Northwest United States to experience both mountain and island flying on the same trip, while also allowing you to view one of the country’s most beautiful National Parks from the ground - Yellowstone. This five-day…

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FOG Lunch: San Luis Obispo

Sun Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FlyOutGroup is excited to bring back lunch trips! This July, venture down the Salinas Valley to San Luis Obispo (SBP) and enjoy brunch or lunch at the Spirit of San Luis Restaurant. Known for their California-fare, their omelets, scrambles, and hamburgers sample local ingredients and are served alongside an excellent outdoor view of the airport ramp and runways. On the flight down, travel down by Monterey Bay, the Salinas Valley, and then descend over the rolling hills south of the…

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Full Moon Flyers: Santa Rosa with Upwind

Fri Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FOG’s Full Moon Flyers are back! On the evening of Friday, July 23rd, join us at Santa Rosa (STS), where we will join forces with the Upwind Summer Scholarship to showcase the amazing General Aviation community to the high-school students and their families. Park at the Sonoma Jet Center, then plan to meet up at 7:00 PM at Sky Lounge Steakhouse and Sushi Bar inside the passenger terminal. FOG and Upwind will have the outdoor patio to ourselves, allowing for…

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August 2021

Airport of the Month: Boonville

Sun Aug 1 - Tue Aug 31

Nestled in Northern California, to the northwest of Cloverdale, lies a small town with restaurants, wineries, and local shops. Boonville is a hidden gem in the Anderson Valley and is known for its laid-back lifestyle and way of life. Boonville has a small airport (D83) in the western part of the town. The airport has a 2800-foot long runway and some parking areas but does not have any other services, including fuel. Little River (LLR), Ukiah (UKI), and Cloverdale (O60)…

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FOG Lunch: Watsonville

Sun Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Due to Car Week at Monterey and limited FBO space, the FOG Lunch will be held at Watsonville instead of Monterey. Come join the FlyOutGroup (FOG) on Sunday, August 8th with a scenic flight to Watsonville (WVI)! An easy location to get to from the Bay Area, enjoy a scenic hop over the Santa Cruz Mountains, and then descend over Monterey Bay. Park in Transient Parking, and we'll all meet at Ella's At the Airport for lunch. Ella's at the…

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Full Moon Flyers: Harris Ranch

Sun Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A longtime favorite of pilots in California, Harris Ranch (3O8) is known for its award-winning steak and hamburgers. Located just outside Coalinga, the ranch features a hotel and multiple restaurants, as well as an excellent lighted runway for pilots to fly in. On Sunday, August 22, let’s fly down to the Ranch to have dinner at their signature restaurant. The flight down is varied as it takes you from the urban sprawl of the Bay Area, across the Diablo Range,…

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September 2021

FOG Lunch: Monterey

Sun Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Monterey (MRY) has a new airport restaurant! After the space was vacant for a few years, the airport terminal finally has a new one - Woody’s at the Airport! On September 12, enjoy lunch on the outdoor patio that overlooks the airline ramp, allowing you to view take-offs and landings with your meal. The flight down is an easy one from the Bay Area, and an excellent choice to take passengers on a short flight if they have never been…

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