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Fly-Out days are special for EAA 393 Chapter members.   Weather permitting, the group may depart KCCR together or meet at a fun destination for an activity.  Departure is generally around 11:00 AM and participants return to KCCR around 4:00 PM.

Our Fly-Out Group, or FOG, is a group of general aviation pilots who participate in “flyout” adventures.  We come up with a fun reason to fly, pick an airport, and meet up at the destination. Sometimes it’s for training, sometimes it’s purely for adventure, but it’s always fun!  Everyone is welcome to participate in EAA Chapter 393's FOG.

Members interested in the Fly-Outs should include themselves by editing their profile and selecting Fly-Outs in Group Participation section. 

The Fly-Outs improve our flying skills while going to different destinations in Northern California.  Each destination may include any of the following activities:

Lunch, Walking, Hiking, Museums, Flight Safety Discussion, Camaraderie

This page reports on past Fly-Out destinations with a short description of the activity and attendees.  

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Date: 05/1/2022                      Destination: Auburn (KAUN)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Joe, Paul, George, Bill, Harvard, Sara, Bob, Carol, Norm, Sara (1st time in small aircraft)

Joe is 97 years old and flew his Bonanza from Oakland with Paul as a passenger.

Auburn is a public airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills.   The 10 attendees walked about 1/3 mile to enjoy lunch at the Ridge Golf Course & Entertainment Center located in the Sierra Nevada foothills. 

BTW, if you want to eat outside be sure to call for reservations!



Date: 04/27/2022                      Destination: Oroville (KORV)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Gary, Steve, Carol, Jeff, John, George, Brandon, Scott, Lucy, Norm

Oroville Municipal Airport is located approximately 3 miles southwest of the downtown.  The Airport has two runways: Runway 2-20 (6,020 feet long and 100 feet wide) and Runway 13-31 (3,540 feet long and 100 feet wide). The runway system is anchored by three major parallel taxiways. 

In 1936, The City of Oroville acquired 188 acres of land to build an airport that would serve the community and its region. Two runways were constructed, Runway 1-19 and 12-30. These were later extended in 1941 as the City acquired additional land to expand the airport to a total of 428 acres.

In 1942, the airport was commandeered by the U.S. Army War Department and renamed Oroville Army Air Field (AAF). In addition to the 428 acres, the U.S. Army acquired 382 acres to expand the airfield and construct a cantonment area. From spring 1943 to summer 1944, Oroville AAF serves as a fighter group training installation. Listed “temporarily inactive” in 1945, Oroville AAF was later classified as surplus and was disposed of by the U.S. Army in 1948. The 428 acres leased from the City were returned, in addition to the 382 acres acquired by the Army, resulting in a total airport area of 810 acres.



Date: 04/24/2022                      Destination: Watsonville (KWVI                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Joe, George, Na Omi, Victor, Sara, Harvard, Carol, Paul

The Sunday Fly-Out Group planned on Half Moon Bay (KHAF) but weather dictated they meet at Watsonville.  8  souls attended.

Watsonville Municipal Airport is three miles northwest of Watsonville, in Santa Cruz County, California.  The airport covers 330 acres and has two runways. The largest aircraft to ever land at Watsonville were C-17 Globemaster IIIs from March AFB, California.


 

Date: 04/20/2022                      Destination: Auburn (KAUN)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees:  Harvard, Bill, Scott, Pete, Carol, George, Sara, Neil

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Auburn (KAUN) on April 20, 2022.  8 people attended.

Auburn is a public airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills.   The Wings Grill & Espresso Bar is located on the airport with consistently good food and service. 

 



 

Date: 04/06/2022                      Destination: Lampson Field (1O2)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Harvard, Stu, Jeff, Carol, Bill, Neil, Bob, Ron, George, Lee

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Lampson Field (1O2) On April 6, 2022.  10 people attended including our President, Ron Lem, who was on his way home after picking up his plane in Oregon.  We were beginning to think he was going to miss the flying season since his plane has been gone for quite some time getting the canopy repaired.

Lampson Field is a public airport conveniently located near Clear Lake in Northern California.  

Date: 04/06/2022                      Destination: Lampson Field (1O2)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Harvard, Stu, Jeff, Carol, Bill, Neil, Bob, Ron, George, Lee

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Lampson Field (1O2) On April 6, 2022.  10 people attended including our President, Ron Lem, who was on his way home after picking up his plane in Oregon.  We were beginning to think he was going to miss the flying season since his plane has been gone for quite some time getting the canopy repaired.

Lampson Field is a public airport conveniently located near Clear Lake in Northern California.  




Date: 04/03/2022                      Destination: Watts-Woodland (O41)                  Activity: Lunch & Putting Green

Attendees: Harvard, Sara, John, Ron, Scott, Bob, Carol, George, Kathy 

Our Sunday Fly-out Group departed to Watts Woodland (O41) on April 3, 2022.  The group included 9 participants who enjoyed a great flight, a lunch at the restaurant and some putting practice on the Airport putting green.

Watts Woodland is a private airport that welcomes itinerant visitors to their restaurant and golf course. The airport is a well maintained paved runway with instrument approaches and fuel.






Date: 03/31/2022 Destination: Santa Rosa (KSTS) Activity: Lunch

Attendees: Harvard Holmes, Sara Holmes, Stu Schuster, George Grech

Todays Fly-out destination was originally scheduled for Half Moon Bay (KHAF) but the weather was not co-operating.   Fly-out leader, George Grech, rescheduled to Santa Rosa (KSTS) and the group met up around noon for a good lunch.  You too can become part of the group to stay current, make new friends and just have a good time.  Contact Harvard Holmes (HarvardHolmes@comcast.net) to be added to the email list.  




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