Football, KCPM, TFR, and you

[The following was shared with us by Dennis Lord] Gentlemen, There is a vibrant conversation going on around CPM regarding a Stadium TFR with a ton of confusion.  The bottom line is this. The stadium held 27,000 seats.  They increased it to 30,000 when the Chargers...

LED Light and Club Banner Install

Yesterday (September 16, 2017, actually), our installation team installed our LED Solar Powered Ramp Lamp and Club Banner. It looks great.  Now people know we are here and we can see the ramp area at night Thanks go to : Art Schade Luca Quidoni Chris Taber John Boyle...

70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight #70SSF

(borrowed mostly from Bakersfield.com) Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane … Actually it’s four planes. Sometime between 12pm and 1pm Friday, students and residents of southern California may want to step outside and turn their eyes...

A SmokeEagles family gathering

This last Sunday, October 8, members and family of the SmokeEagles gathered at Ray Stratton’s house for some casual chit-chat, non-hangar flying (so that the spouses would stay) and some great food. A good time was had by all! Thanks...

Wrong Surface Landing Incidents

Wrong Surface Landing Incidents Notice Number: NOTC7400 Recently, the FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO) has advised of an increase in, “Wrong Surface Landing Incidents” in the National Airspace System (NAS). Incidents include: Landing on a runway other than the one...

New Smoke Eagles Website

After a long hiatus the Smoke Eagles website has been updated! Come check out our flying club, share some stories, and ogle our beautiful aircraft! Highlights include Calendar of events All of the information about Smoke Eagles you care to know Links to useful,...

AFI Landing Contest 2014

Video of the FUL landing contest is in the link below. I saw N7425G in two scenes. (I was not flying it at these times.) Closest to the line won, sorted by license type (student, private, etc.) Landing before the line was OK too, hence the minus scores. SE made a good...

Alone at Lone Pine (O26)

The flight was to Lone Pine (O26) for Angel Flight. We (Dan and I) were returning a child with a life threatening condition home from a week’s summer camp in the Santa Monica Mountains for kids with similar conditions. Weather was CAVU all day everywhere. The pick-up...

Arrivals at SAN

Great video of the arrivals to SAN, Lindbergh Field. Look for the SEL Cessnas. Years ago I did some consulting in downtown San Diego and flew into SAN at least monthly. Cheaper to pay the $20 ramp fee than the taxi ride from/to Montgomery. Long term SE members will...