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Issue Date Article Descriptions
July-Sept, 2015 * Airport Manager's Year in Review, by Scott Williams, Editor;
* AOPA Highlights KWVI, by Scott Williams, Editor;
* Salinas Fly In Follow Up, by Scott Williams, Editor;
* JACOB BORACCA MAKES THE MOST OF HIS PVAA
      SCHOLARSHIP, by Marjorie Bachman, ATP, MEI, CFII;
* Annual Membership Letter Elicits Big Response to Fiscal/Legal Issues!,
      by Dan Chauvet-WPA's Secretary for Legal Affairs;
* Automatic Dependent Surveillance (ADS-B), by John Cowan, WPA VP
Apr-Jun, 2015 * Golden Nuggets From the WPA Seminar, by Scott Williams;
* Accidents Happen. The Public Should Be Protected., by Dan Chauvet;
* Flying With The Most Dangerous Multi-engine Student, by Dan Chauvet;
* New WATSONVILLE THREE Instrument Departure;
Jan-Mar, 2015 * Ella's At The Airport Opening in February, by Scott Williams;
* Watsonville Three Departure Update, April 2015, by Scott Williams;
* Study Shows Too Much Automation Affects Pilots' Thinking Skills;
* WRAP Successful in 2014, by Dan Chauvet;
Oct-Dec, 2014 * Watsonville Emergency Airlift Command Team (W.E.A.C.T.);
* They Flew Over Closed Roads, by Dan Chauvet;
* 25 Years Ago and The Next One, by Dan Chauvet;
* Tarweed and Taxiway, by Dan Chauvet;
July-Sept, 2014 * CALLING ALL RUSTY PILOTS!, by Marjorie Bachmann;
* Watsonville General Plan: Stee-rike Three!, by Dan Chauvet;
* Airport Debt Being Recalculated, by Dan Chauvet;
* WRAP Batting 1000;
* Airport Update;
* Coming Events
April-June, 2014 * Inequitable Charges to the Airport Budget?, by Dan Chauvet;
* WRAP Fundraiser a Success, by Dan Chauvet;
* Watsonville Emergency Airlift Command Team, W.E.A.C.T.;
* KWVI on YouTube - Check it out!;
* Airport Accepts Credit Cards for Hangar & Tie-Down Fees;
* Coming Events
Jan-March, 2014 * End of Year Party, by Scott Williams;
* Safety Tip---Carburetor Icing Prevention, by Marjorie Bachman
* Jacob Boracca Awarded Pajaro Valley Aviation Academy Scholarship;
* Second Saturday at KWVI---Survey;
* Upcoming Events
Oct-Dec, 2013 * HOW DOES DENSITY ALTITUDE AFFECT YOU?, by M. Bachman;
* MONTEREY BAY ACADEMY AIRFIELD (CA66); Update;
* WAAC Meetings and Progress, by Dan Chauvet;
* Grants and Partnerships Fund Construction at KWVI, by R. Williams;
* Events You May Have Missed Over the Past 3 Months; +Coming Events
July-Sept, 2013 * Monterey Bay Acadamy Airfield--private airport with public use;
* A Chance for Settlement (regarding development around KWVI);
* Airport Projected Budget is Balanced, But Questions Remain;
* Airport Manager, R. Williams, looks ahead to 2013-14;
* Scholarships;
* Events You May Have Missed Over the Past 3 Months
Jan-March, 2012 * A Look Ahead; a Look Back 2011-2012;
* FAA Safety Team---Safer Skies Through Education;
* Lonnie Autry Receives Highest Award;
* Community Mtg for Watsonville Vista 2030 Plan-Jan 18th, 6-8pm
Jan-March, 2011 * FAA Safety Team Seminars Schedule 2011;
* Looking Back and Forward--2010 and 2011;
* INSPECTIONS OF EMERGENCY LOCATOR TRANSMITTERS
October, 2010 * California Flight School Regulation Delayed to 2011;
* Governor Vetos SB 1141 [regarding Airport Land Use Commissions];
* WPA Litigation Status Update;
* October 30th – The Annual Watsonville Regional Airport Promotion – PAC Dinner
July, 2010 * National Weather Service...tools you can use!;
* Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show Sept 3,4 & 5 --- Volunteer Sign-ups;
* Post Lawsuit Actions are Critical---General Plan 2030 is coming!
March, 2010 * A GREAT VICTORY FOR KWVI AND ALL CALIF. AIRPORTS;
* IT'S TIME TO GET PLASTIC CERTIFICATES ---by March 31st!;
* FAA Safety Team Seminars Schedule 2010
February, 2010 * Proposed Project 280 ft from runway at Half Moon Bay Airport;
* SKYDIVING NIXED AT NEW HAMPSHIRE AIRPORT;
* FAA Safety Team Seminars Schedule 2010
January, 2010 * FAA Safety Team Seminars Schedule 2010;
* Look Back at 2009---Litigation;
* Looking Ahead at 2010---Litigation and WAAC
October, 2009 * Watsonville Fly-In changed to Labor Day Weekend;
* Pilot Airworthiness and Ramp Inspections....what we should know!;
* Cal Pilots Annual Meeting;
* KWVI Emergency Airlift Plan;
* Watsonville Regional Airport Promotion-9th Annual PAC Dinner Nov 07;
* Watsonville Airport 16th Annual Open House [held 10-17-09]
September, 2009 * LOCAL AIRPORTS – STAGING AREAS FOR FIRE FIGHTING AIRCRAFT;
* Aircraft Critical to Suppression Success;
* Watsonville Regional Airport Promotion—9th Annual PAC Dinner November 7, 2009;
* WATSONVILLE AIRPORT 16th ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE RESCHEDULED;
* Coming Events 2009
August, 2009 * AN EVENING WITH THE KMRY & KSNS TOWER CONTROLLERS;
* WATSONVILLE AIRPORT 16th ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE;
* CHOOSE YOUR WORDS CAREFULLY--Your public response to high profile accidents has an impact.;
* WRAP DINNER;
* EAA CHAPTER 119 MOVIE NIGHT;
* Coming Events 2009
July, 2009 * Atkinson Lane Lawsuit;
* Protecting and Growing General Aviation: AOPA and EAA Collaborating on Mutual Issues;
* SOPA Chalet Tickets now for sale;
* Coming Events 2009
June, 2009 * At The Airport [what's new];
* Senate Bill 737 [Airport Land Use Commisions];
* Litigation Status [WPA vs City of Watsonville];
* Diversion of [Airport] Funds [to the City General Fund][;
* EAA Headquarters Advocates Airport Land Use Planning;
* Watsonville Fly-In and Airshow Awards
April, 2009 * In Memoriam, Stan Corder, 1930-2009, WPA Past President;
* AOPA VP Visits WPA;
* In Memoriam, Counceilman Dale Skillicorn, 1937-2009;
* Fly-In and Air Show Volunteers Needed May 22-23-24;
* At Airports Around Country, Good News for Hard Times;
* Airport Stimulus Fund
March, 2009 * FAA Runway Safety Action Team Meeting;
* Retirement BBQ for Sharon Reeder on March 28th;
* Loran Among Proposed U.S. Budget Cuts;
* A Pilot's Story due in theaters in 2010;
* WINGS Registration Cheat Sheet;
* Proposed Wi-Fi Access in the EAA Hangar
February, 2009 * FAA's RUNWAY SAFETY PROGRAM VISIT;
* Come see what's new at Specialized Helicopters;
* WINGS Registration Cheat Sheet;
* Flying Companion Seminar - Monterey Bay 99s - 02/28/09
January, 2009 * Operations Supervisor Sharon Reeder retires;
* Ocean Air under new management;
* Monterey Bay 99s host Flying Companion Seminar Feb 28th;
* Looking to become a sport pilot?;
* AOPA asks FAA to suspend rulemaking for Luke [AFB] Airspace;
* Funding Sought for "History of KWVI Airport" Project
October, 2008 * AOPA Reps Meet Local Pilots;
* Annual WRAP-PAC Dinner [Spkr: Assemblywoman Anna Caballero];
* Houses and Airports "Don't Mix", AOPA says [Sacramento County];
* New Course Tests Pilot Decision-making Skills;
* Watsonville City Owes Pilots Legal Fees in Buena Vista Lawsuit;
* Power Plant Threat at CA Airport Toppled [Hayward];
* KMRY & KSNS Tower Controllers Guest Spkrs at Oct 29 WPA mtg!;
* Funding Sought for "History of WVI Airport" Project
September, 2008 * The Beginning of the End? [WPA newsltr];
* Annual WRAP-PAC Dinner Speaker:Assemblywoman Anna Caballero;
* WPA Sues City for Violating Injunction;
* Residential Development Threatens Tracy Airport;
* Survive the Squeeze
August, 2008 * SB1118;
* WRAP Dinner;
* Travis Air Show;
* Fuel Prices
July, 2008 * Airport Legislation Hijacked Between Senate and Assembly;
* City [of Watsonville] Files Lawsuit Appeal;
* Dan White [perishes in ultralight accident];
* AOPA President Phil Boyer to Retire;
* Fuel Vendor Change [at WVI]
April, 2008 * A Win for Aviation at Watsonville;
* California Flying (calendar of events);
* A Sample "SB 1118" Letter to our State Representatives
March, 2008 * Support SB 1118-Write to Your Representative;
* A Sample "SB 1118" Letter to our State Representatives;
* March 13th - Final Court Decision;
* FAA Sponsored Safety Seminars Schedule 2008
February, 2008 * Judge says Watsonville development plans are faulty;
* California Bill Mandates Airport Land-Use Planning;
* Don't Even Think About Closing Reid-Hillview - AOPA -;
* Sean D. Tucker Inducted Into Aviation Hall of Fame;
* Termination of 121.5 MHz Beacons for Satellite Alerting;
* NEW LEMOORE MOA BECOMES ACTIVE
November, 2007 * ANGEL FLIGHT WEST;
* WRAP Dinner-Great Event;
* Decision Coming December 6th;
* WPA Christmas Dinner;
* Wings: Discussion with our local Tower Controllers
October, 2007 * Senator Abel Maldonado - Speaker at this WRAP-PAC Dinner;
* Harvest Festival - A Success;
* Open House WVI Airport;
* Diversion of Airport Funds - Letter to Congressman Farr;
* California Flying (calendar);
* The EcoPark Plan;
* User Fee Update
September, 2007 * Watsonville Airport Open House;
* Silent Auction to Save Runway 8-26;
* November 3--Annual WRAP-PAC Dinner;
* Pipeline workers find WWII plane wreckage near Watsonville;
* California Flying (calendar);
* Changes to the FAA WINGS Safety Program;
* User Fee Petition Online;
* ~ Famous Quotes ~
August, 2007 * Size doesn't matter when it comes to assessing flight skills;
* California Flying (calendar);
* Using Internet Weather [by Rayvon Williams];
* User Fee Petition Online;
* FAAS Team ~ FAA Safety.gov
July, 2007 * Decision Time Coming Up [btwn the City of Watsonville and the WPA];
* Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show shatters past year's records;
* A Fun Flyout [to Pacific Coast Air Museum at Sonoma County Airport];
* California Flying (calendar);
* "User Fee" Petition Online;
* [Bob's] Weather Web Page;
* Spatial Disorientation [by Rayvon Williams]
May, 2007 * 43rd Annual Fly-In & Air Show;
* Military fighter jets coming to Air Show;
* California Flying (calendar);
* Propeller Safety;
* Weather Pioneer Robert Buck dies at 93;
April, 2007 * Solidarity;
* Annual Fly-In to fill up sky and land;
* California Flying (calendar);
* Hollister Airport - 307 to Become CVH;
* Links to California Aviation Museums;
March, 2007 * The Save Runway 8-26 Fund;
* Airport officials sound off on noise;
* Pilots: Watsonville airport plan fails to take off;
* Hollister - Airport Seeks $250,000 from FAA;
* A Call for Officers;
February, 2007 * Demurrer Denied;
* Paso Robles Fly-out;
* Back to the future at Castle Airport --- New Class D and control tower opening ;
* National group targets Watsonville control near airport;
* Flying Companion Seminar;
* A Call for Officers;
* Icing Effect on Aircraft;
* WPA e-news
November, 2006 * WPA December Holiday Dinner;
* Paso Robles Fly-out;
* DEAR SUPPORTER OF CALIFORNIA AIRPORTS;
* AOPA Expo 2006 -- Palm Springs;
* The Head Fed;
* A Visit to the D-Day Landing Area;
* A Call for Officers;
* WPA e-news
October, 2006 * Airport Support - WRAP Dinner;
* Common Airport Problems along the Central Coast;
* WPA Plans Fun Fly-outs for its Members;
* WPA December Dinner Meeting;
* WPA e-news;
* Discussion with our Tower Controllers
September, 2006 * Which Runway?;
* WPA vs. City of Watsonville;
* WPA e-news;
* Fun Flying;
* Airport Supporters;
* Fog Cycles
August, 2006 * Citizens fight Buena Vista development;
* Housing Proposal Threatens Cable Airport;
* Dear Airport Supporters;
* Human Resources;
* IFR Approaches, Missed Approaches and Holding
July, 2006 * County Grand Jury criticizes Watsonville Airport decision;
* Meigs Field Closing Cost Keep Rising;
* Lockheed Martin Flight Service Web Site Now Live;
* Flying Below The RADAR
May, 2006 * The 42nd Annual Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show May 26-27-28;
* State agency lands hard on Watsonville airport decision;
* Careers Launched;
* 4 arrested for airport thefts;
* Leaning without Fear
April, 2006 * Current General Plan Draft Needs Revision;
* Contact information for Santa Cruz County Supervisors;
* One Six Right;
* Be a High Profile Pilot
March, 2006 * LAFCO reviews Development vs. Airport & Pilot Safety;
* Track IFR Flight Operations for Free;
* Position and Hold;
* General Plan 2030--February 2006 draft;
* LAFCO Dress Rehearsal
February, 2006 * The Airport and General Plan 2030;
* FAROS-FINAL APPROACH RUNWAY OCCUPANCY SIGNAL      (AKA FLASHING PAPI LIGHTS);
* FAA ESTABLISHES 300-NM TFR ON SOUTHERN U.S. BORDER;
* Mineta's Speech to the Aero Club- User Fees!;
* Taildragger Presentation by Shawn Kelly
     
 

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