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FAAST members are volunteers working with the San Jose FSDO Safety Team Program Manager to bring best safety practices to pilots. The free seminars are posted on FAASafety.gov. The WPA hosts, and sometimes develops, WINGS Seminars and Safety Presentations of interest to local pilots. Visitors are always welcome at our seminars and safety presentations. See the schedule below for up-coming safety seminars and presentations which are normally held the last Wednesday of each month beginning at 1930 hours, on the field, at the Watsonville Aviation Center, 60 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA.

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The 2017 WPA WINGS Seminar Schedule is as follows:

JANUARY 25   WINGS: Winter Weather Hazards
FEBRUARY 22   WINGS: ICAO Flight Plans
MARCH 29   WINGS: Drone/UAS Operations
APRIL 26   WINGS: Aerobatics

MAY 31   WINGS: Safety Flying In and Out of a Mountain Airport
JUNE 28   Volunteer Discussions + Member Introductions
JULY 26   KWVI Year in Review by Rayvon Williams
AUGUST 26   No WINGS seminar.  1st WPA BBQ with meeting   
SEPTEMBER 27   WINGS: Air Pressure/ Winds/ Air Masses and Middle-Latitude Cyclones
OCTOBER 25   WINGS: Topic to Be Announced

NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely. Enjoy the Holidays.
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     WPA/EAA Dinner! (Date to be announced)

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FROM JANUARY 30, 2009: FAA SAFETY SEMINAR "WINGS" HELP!! So you attended the recent Watsonville Pilot's Association (WPA) WINGs seminar and learned a lot. However, you forgot to register on-line at www.FAASafety.gov but you remember signing in before you left the Seminar. How do you get credit?
This has happened to quite a few pilots and to assist you here's a "cheat sheet": Remember it only works if you have a "profile" on www.FAASafety.gov. If you don't have a profile, why not sign up today!

(1) Login to the FAA site at http://www.faasafety.gov/ (you will need your registered email address and password or go to "Register Now"...
(2) After logging in, look for the Events/Seminars link on the left side; select it...
(3) Now on the "Event Search" page enter the airport ID and check the "Only Past Events" box...
(4) Select "Perform Search"...
(5) Look at the bottom of the page (last entry)...
(6) Mouse over the icons to the right (the red pen on paper is "Request Credit")...
(7) You are now on the Validation page; you'll need to "Find a Validator"...
(8) Pull down menu: Find = FAAST Reps; within=50; miles of = 95076...
(9) You are looking for the FAAST Safety Rep who hosted the seminar...
(10) Click submit!!

That's it. Easier than the engine out procedure on a twin! Well maybe?
Rayvon Williams
Airport Manager - KWVI

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The 2016 WPA WINGS Seminar Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 27   Super Bowl Operations at KWVI
FEBRUARY 24   WINGS: What to Expect on an IPC
MARCH 23   WINGS: The DASH Project
APRIL 27   No Seminar
MAY 25   WINGS: NORCAL Next Gen
JUNE 29   WINGS: Mountain Flying
JULY 27   KWVI Year in Review
AUGUST 31   WINGS: SFO Bay Tour   
SEPTEMBER 28   No Meeting
OCTOBER 26   WINGS: UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems)  Presentation
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely. Enjoy the Holidays.
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     WPA/EAA Dinner! (Date to be announced)

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The 2015 WPA WINGS Seminar Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 28   No Meeting
FEBRUARY 25   WINGS: Loss of Control in Maneuvering Flight
MARCH 25   Engine Failure on Takeoff
APRIL 29   No Meeting
MAY 27   WINGS: Aircraft Performance and Limitations in Challenging Atmospheres
JUNE 24   ADS-B Out Mandate Discussion
JULY 29   Mountain Flying and State of the Airport Report
AUGUST 26   No Meeting   
SEPTEMBER 30   Presentation on Malibu Flying Adventures
OCTOBER 28   Dan Chauvet Award Presentation
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely. Enjoy the Holidays.
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     WPA/EAA Dinner! (Date to be announced)

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The 2014 WPA WINGS Seminar Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 29   Ramp Check
FEBRUARY 26   Formation Flying Safety
MARCH 26   Approaching Unfamiliar Airports
APRIL 30   Aviation Safety Discussion
MAY 28   Working With the Northern California TRACON
JUNE 25   Communicating with Monterey Tower Controllers
JULY 30   Airport Manager's State of the Airport Report
AUGUST   Possible Meeting  Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show (Oct 11th & 12th)
SEPTEMBER 24   Taildragger Safety: Taming the Swerve
OCTOBER 29   Rusty Pilot Update
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely. Enjoy the Holidays.
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     EAA Dinner! (Date to be announced)

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The 2013 WPA WINGS Seminar Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 30   Risk Management for the Single Pilot Crew
FEBRUARY 27   How to Prepare for a Flight Review
MARCH 27   VFR into IMC: How to Prevent Airspace Deviations
APRIL 24   Avoiding Mountain Flying Hazards
APRIL 27 (Saturday)   FAA Safety Stand Down
MAY 29   Preflight Best Practices Workshop
JUNE 26   Flying the San Francisco Bay Tour
JULY 31   Safety Seminar & Airport Manager Annual Report
AUGUST   No Meeting/Seminar.   Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show (8-30 to 9-01)
SEPTEMBER 25   Fitness for Flight: Aero-medical Issues for Pilots
OCTOBER 30   Managing West Coast VFR and IFR Weather
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely. Enjoy the Holidays.
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Annual dinner meeting!

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The 2012 WPA WINGS Seminar Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 25   Part 43…Owner Performed Maintenance
FEBRUARY 29   It's that time again… let's go Mountain Flying!
MARCH 28   Aerobatics for the GA pilot
APRIL 25   Survivability after the forced landing
MAY 30   Safety practices during Departure
JUNE 27   Weather Patterns in the Bay Area
JULY 25   Documentary on "Miss Veedol" by Jack Roberts
AUGUST   No Meeting/Seminar.   Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show (8-31 to 9-02)
SEPTEMBER 26   Informal Meeting
OCTOBER 24   An evening with an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely, Enjoy the Holidays
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Annual dinner meeting!

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The 2011 WPA WINGS Seminar Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 26   Part 43…Owner Performed Maintenance
FEBRUARY 23   It’s Not Your Father’s IFR…GPS, WAAS, LPV
MARCH 30   iPad in Flight? A look at EFBs in your cockpit.
APRIL 27   It's that time of year! Let's go Mountain Flying!!
MAY 25   Stalls, Spins and the Impossible Turn?
JUNE 29   Tail draggers are Fun. Tail draggers are a Challenge!
JULY 27   Flying the Pattern: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
AUGUST   No Meeting or Seminar.   Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show (Sept 2-4)
SEPTEMBER 28   An Evening with NorCal TRACON.
OCTOBER 26   National Weather Service… Internet WX planning.
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely, Enjoy the Holidays
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Annual dinner meeting!

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The 2010 WPA WINGS Seminar Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 27   Plan your Flight and Fly your Plan!
FEBRUARY 24   VFR into IMC
MARCH 31   They're parachuting at Watsonville?
APRIL 28   Rotary and Fixed wings...in the pattern
MAY 26   Ask the Examiner!
JUNE 30   An evening with NorCal TRACON
JULY 28   National Weather Service
AUGUST   No Meeting or Seminar.   Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show
SEPTEMBER 29   MRY & SNS Tower Controller Q&A
OCTOBER 27   Fuel starvation and exhaustion
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely, Enjoy the Holidays
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Annual dinner meeting!

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The 2009 WINGS Seminar & Safety Seminar Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 28   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Civil Air Patrol and You.
FEBRUARY 25   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Airport Ops & Runway Safety
MARCH 25   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: VFR into IMC? Not me!
APRIL 29   Safety Seminar     TOPIC: Michelle Ruprechet presents MOUNTAIN FLYING
MAY   No meeting or Seminar.   Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show
JUNE 24   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Avoiding Inadvertant Stalls & Spins
JULY 29   Safety Seminar     TOPIC: Flight Planning
AUGUST 26   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: MRY & SNS Tower Controller Q&A
SEPTEMBER 30   Safety Seminar     TOPIC: Surveillance, Flying Police?
OCTOBER 28   1-hr WINGS Seminar     Ramp Check, the real story!
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely, Enjoy the Holidays
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Annual dinner meeting!

The 2009 WINGS Seminar & Safety Seminar Schedule was made possible by WPA member Rayvon Williams, Master CFII who may be reached at www.straight-and-level.com.

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The 2008 WINGS Seminar & Safety Presentation Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 30   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Ramp Check! The real story.
FEBRUARY 27   Safety Seminar     TOPIC: Taming the Tail Dragger
MARCH 26   Presentation     TOPIC: Light Sport Airplanes
APRIL 30   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: VFR into IMC? Not me!
MAY   No meeting or Seminar.   Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show
JUNE 25   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Fuel Management … a challenge?
JULY 30   Presentation     TOPIC: National Weather Service
AUGUST 27   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Landings, the good, the bad and the ugly!
SEPTEMBER 24   Presentation     TOPIC: Wild Card session
OCTOBER 29   1-hr WINGS Seminar     MRY & SNS Tower Controller Q&A
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely, Enjoy the Holidays
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Annual dinner meeting!

The WINGS Seminar & Safety Presentation Schedule was made possible by WPA member Rayvon Williams, Master CFII who may be reached at www.straight-and-level.com.

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The 2007 WINGS Seminar & Safety Presentation Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Icing Effect on Aircraft
FEBRUARY   Safety Presentation     TOPIC: G1000 in your future?
MARCH   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: National Weather Service
APRIL   Safety Presentation     TOPIC: Propeller Safety
MAY   No meeting or Seminar.   Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show
JUNE   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Spatial Disorientation
JULY   Safety Presentation     TOPIC: Using Internet Weather
AUGUST   NO Seminar or Presentation
SEPTEMBER   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Emergency Procedures
OCTOBER   1-hr WINGS Seminar     MRY & SNS Tower Controller Q&A
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely.
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely.

The 2007 WINGS Seminar & Safety Presentation Schedule was made possible by WPA member Rayvon Williams, CFII who may be reached at www.straight-and-level.com.

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The 2006 WINGS Seminar & Safety Presentation Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY 25th   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Tail Dragger Safety
FEBRUARY 22nd   Safety Presentation     Jeopardy! ™ -Regulation Review
MARCH   NO Seminar or Presentation
APRIL 26th   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Survival after the forced landing
MAY   No meeting or Seminar.   Watsonville Fly-In and Air Show
JUNE 28th   Safety Presentation      National Weather Service -CANCELLED
JULY 26th   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: The Approach, Missed and Hold
AUGUST   NO Seminar or Presentation
SEPTEMBER 27th   Safety Presentation     MRY & SNS Tower Controller Q&A
OCTOBER 25th   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: In-Flight Emergencies
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely.
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely.

The 2006 WINGS Seminar & Safety Presentation Schedule was made possible by WPA member Rayvon Williams, CFII who may be reached at www.straight-and-level.com.

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The 2005 WINGS Seminar & Safety Presentation Schedule was as follows:

JANUARY   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Ice? Not Nice!
FEBRUARY   Formation Flying with Bonanza pilots Larry Gaines, Jim Posner and Mark Merrill
MARCH   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Maneuvering Flight
APRIL   Safety Presentation     Survival First-Aid for GA Pilots
MAY   No meeting.   Watsonville Air Show and Fly-In
JUNE   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Runway Incursions
JULY   Safety Presentation     Final Jeaopardy! ™
AUGUST   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: Single Pilot IFR
SEPTEMBER   Safety Presentation     Guest Speaker!
OCTOBER   1-hr WINGS Seminar     TOPIC: WPA Wildcard!
NOVEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely.
DECEMBER   No Meeting or Seminar.     Fly Safely.

The 2005 WINGS Seminar & Safety Presentation Schedule was made possible by WPA member Rayvon Williams, CFII who may be reached at www.straight-and-level.com.

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