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Ground School 2016 Spring Announcement and Syllabus

from Mark Eads, your instructor:

– GCAC Spring Ground School will start Monday, February 29th. Here is the syllabus and reading schedule.

– This Spring class is free to all club members.

– The manual used is the FAA’s PHAK, ‘Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautic Knowledge’. Google FAA and it’s a free download.  Links to obtain this and other material are found elsewhere on this site in page “Ground School Info.” (Click on link or see drop down menu at top of this page.)

– Let me know if you can’t download it we can supply a limited number of disks.

– Strongly recommend a E6B analog computer and Sectional Plotter. Both available at Sporty’s and quiet inexpensive.

 

– If you are a pilot and not necessarily interested in the whole course, feel free to attend any segments of interest.

 

– Class is organized as a workshop on the various skills from reading a sectional to computing weight and balance.

 

– Come to class prepared to work and think!

SYLLABUS MAY BE DOWNLOADED BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK

or viewed below:

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Green Castle Aero Club

Ground School Syllabus

 

Session I: Airplanes & Aerodynamics

Reading

Pilot Handbook, Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5

FARS: Part 21 – Part 39 –

 

Session II: Airplane Performance and Weight & Balance

Reading

Pilot Handbook, Chapters 9 and 10

FARS: Part 61.1 – 61.85

 

Session III: Airplane Instruments, Engines, and Systems

Reading

Pilot Handbook, Chapters 6, 7 and 8

FARS: Part 61.87 – 61.329

 

Session IV: Aviation Weather Services

Reading

Pilot Handbook, Chapter 12

FARS: Part 67.1 – 67.415

 

Session V: Navigation: Charts, Publications, Flight Computers

Reading

Pilot Handbook, Chapters 14 and 15

FARS: Part 91.1 – 91.169

 

Session VI: Aviation Weather

Reading

Pilot Handbook, Chapter 11

FARS: Part 91.171 – 91.421

 

Session VII: Airports, Air Traffic Control, and Airspace / Sectionals / overview

Reading

Pilot Handbook, Chapter 13

NTSB Part 830 & Summary of Current FAR Part Numbers

 

 

Session VIII: Aeromedical Factors and Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM)

Reading

Pilot Handbook, Chapters 16 and 17

 

 

Session IX: Simulated Flight

Session X: Exam

MINUTES of the February 3, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The Meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 p.m.

Board Members Present: Calvin Colony, Jerry Smithey, Randy Stannard, and Karo Stigler

Members Present: Don Nelson, Jim Beeghly, Mike Mango, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Trey Castillo, and Merlin Weissheier

Karo read the Minutes of the January 27, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting. Randy moved with second by Jerry that the Minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported on the status of our treasury.

Airplanes: Randy reported on the status of our airplanes: Ercoupe’s up and flying again, 180’s down for annual

Old Business:

Don reported that ground school will remain on Mondays with this session starting on February 29, 2016.

Terry’s eye surgery went just fine, although he’ll be flying a desk for a short while instead of instructing. Reminder: CFII Gary Lust is available for sport instruction. Call Gary to book him and jump on the scheduler to book the Ercoupe or Chief (after two more hours have been flown off).

New Business:

Chris and Tim have flown all but two hours off the Chief; it should be ready in a couple of days to schedule.

Scholarship student Jackson soloed Saturday. Congratulations, Jackson!

Randy moved with second by Jerry that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Adjourned at 6:41 p.m.

 

MINUTES of the January 27, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The Meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 p.m.

Board Members Present: Rick Treiber, Calvin Colony (& Sarah), Jerry Smithey, Randy Stannard, and Karo Stigler

Members Present: Don Nelson, Bob Dunn, Riley Lowe, Terry Koehn, Jim Beeghly, Mike Mango, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Patrick McCormick, Kent Johnson, Trey Castillo, and Mark Eads,

Guest Present: Doug Tomash from the Swisher/Oxford area. Doug’s a pilot with about 40 hours, hasn’t flown for several years, and wants to get back into it.

Karo started and Calvin finished reading the Minutes of the January 20, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting. Randy moved with second by Jerry that the Minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Randy and Terry reported on the status of our treasury.

Airplanes: Terry reported on the status of our airplanes: altimeter has been installed in 478; Ercoupe’s still grounded; 180’s going down for annual soon

Old Business:

According to Terry, scholarship student Jackson had a lesson today, hasn’t soloed as the weather hasn’t cooperated, and he took and passed his pre-solo test.

At Trey’s request, ground school MAY be on Tuesdays instead of Mondays. Mark said he’ll decide later which day of the week it will be.

New Business:

None

Randy moved with second by Jerry and Rick that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Adjourned at 6:51 p.m.

MINUTES of the January 20, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The Meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:31 p.m.

Board Members Present: Rick Treiber, Calvin Colony, Jerry Smithey, and Karo Stigler

Members Present: Don Nelson, Terry Koehn, Jim Beeghly, Merlin Weissheier, Mike Mango, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Patrick McCormick, Gary & Sharon Lust, and Mark Eads,

Karo read the Minutes of the January 13, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting. Rick moved with second by Jerry that the Minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Terry reported on the status of our treasury.

Airplanes: Terry reported on the status of our airplanes: 478 is still grounded (altimeter received today); Ercoupe’s still grounded; Skyhawk is back on line.

Old Business:

According to Terry, scholarship student Jackson Pettinger had a lesson today; almost ready to solo . . . needs to take pre-solo test first.

Terry reported that Rob Rudolphi soloed. CONGRATULATIONS, Rob!

Mark said the spring ground school session starts February 29.

New Business:

CFII Gary Lust said, while Terry is off line recouping from his eye surgery, that he’ll be available to give flight instruction for light sport, VFR, and tailwheel. Members may schedule the plane on our website; however, members should give Gary a call to schedule instruction date/time.

Discussion by Mike and others re liability and insurance coverage for our events.

NEWS FLASH! Long, long-time member, Rick Treiber, and Johnita Quinlan got married January 8 in Vegas. What took you two so long???

Rick moved with second by Jerry that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Adjourned at 6:48 p.m.

 

MINUTES of the January 13, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The Meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 p.m.

Board Members Present: Rick Treiber, Calvin Colony, Ryan Story, Randy Stannard, and Karo Stigler

Members Present: Don Nelson, Terry Koehn, Jim Beeghly, Al Schmidt, Merlin Weissheier, Trey Castillo, Mike Mango, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, and Riley Lowe

Karo read the Minutes of the December 23, 2015 and January 6, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting. Randy moved with second by Rick that the Minutes of both meetings be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported on the status of our treasury. Dues are coming in slowly; we need to fly more.

Airplanes: Terry reported on the status of our airplanes: 478 is grounded as the altimeter needs an overhaul; 157 is flying; Ercoupe’s grounded as the fuel pump needs to be replaced; Skyhawk will be back tomorrow

Old Business:

Scholarship student Jackson Pettinger is getting ready to solo; worked on landings today; studying for his written exam

New Business:

Tim reported that long-time Board Member Bob Dunn has requested leave to retire from the Board. Discussion was held. Although the Board regrets doing so, it voted on and approved a motion by Karo and second by Ryan that we accept Bob’s resignation. We sincerely appreciate all the work Bob’s done for the Club and all the sound advice he’s contributed. Bob is a very experienced pilot with thousands of hours in the air, and his guidance was always welcome. THANK YOU, Bob, for your assistance all these years.

Karo nominated with second by Ryan that Jerry Smithey be appointed to fill the spot vacated by Bob’s retirement from the Board of Directors. Vote taken; Motion carried. Jerry’s term will expire this year with Randy’s, Rick’s, and Karo’s terms.

Randy moved with second by Ryan that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Adjourned at 6:47 p.m.

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