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Cancelled: Safety Seminar, Doug Stewart: Weather beyond the standard briefing

10 Jan 2018 - (r2 - 16 Jan 2018 - 16:24:59 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... CANCELLED due to predicted snow storm.

When: Wednesday 1/17, 6:30 PM
Where: Worcester Airport Main Terminal
Speaker: Doug Stewart

Weather Beyond The Standard Briefing. While most pilots know how to get a Standard Briefing, there are many less frequently utilized tools and places to find information the pilot can use to help make his/her “go / no go” decision. Where to find this information and how to use it, are important to add to the toolbox of the safety minded pilot. Decision making using this information should be considered as critical not only for any long cross country flight, but even when flying short hops to your favorite airport diner as well. Doug will help us to consider how to use information and resources we may not have considered in the past to get a thorough weather briefing.
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Upcoming Events

  • 17 Jan 2018 - Cancelled Safety Seminar, ORH Terminal, 6:30 PM

Complete calendar of events...

WAPA Holiday Party 2017 is open for sign-up.

06 Nov 2017 - (r1 - 06 Nov 2017 - 19:07:13 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... A repeat performance at the Overlook in Charlton. Saturday, December 16th, 4:30 PM. We'll have the book swap again, but with videos added. And door prizes as well. Please sign up asap.

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Collings Foundation

06 Sep 2017 - (r1 - 06 Sep 2017 - 17:30:05 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The Collings foundation Wings of Freedom Tour is returning to Worcester on September 22-24. See http://www.collingsfoundation.org/event/worcester-ma/ for more details. In the weeks leading up to the Worcester event, they'll also be at Bridgeport, Waterbury/Oxford, Groton, New Bedford, Hyannis, Plymouth and Smithfield. The Worcester arrival should be sometime the morning/afternoon of September 22nd. Tours start at 2:00 PM.

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Safety Seminar: Basic Med What Is It About and Is It Right for You?

13 Jun 2017 - (r1 - 13 Jun 2017 - 23:03:49 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ...

Join the Worcester Area Pilots Association at 6:30 PM for light refreshments prior to the seminar. The FAA has put the final touches on the Basic-Med Regulation. The provisions to operate an aircraft under Basic Med. went into effect on May 1, 2017. Join us and see the presentation on Basic-Med to see if this is the best way for you to meet the FAA medical requirements. Bring your questions on Basic Med as well as other FAA Aero Medical issues. FAA, Aviation Medical Examiner, (A.M.E.) and local physician, Dr. Rose Ganim, M.D. will be the featured speaker.

Basic Medical, operating under the new regulation.

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, starting at 18:30 Eastern Daylight Time

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10 Apr 2017 - (r2 - 09 May 2017 - 20:38:42 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... We are pleased to announce that the April 19th WAPA meeting will feature local pilot and guest speaker Jonathan Wood.

  • Wednesday April 19th
  • Worcester Airport main terminal.
  • 6:30 PM.

Last year, Jonathan had a mid-air collision shortly after departure from Minute Man (6B6) while enroute to Bar Harbor, Maine (BHB) in his Cessna 172. Thankfully he survived the incident without any injuries. He has given a lot of thought to the events leading up to the accident, his own reaction immediately after it happened, and possible ways to avoid a repeat. He will also show some interesting slides that illustrate the motivation that got him into flying.

We plan to send out for Pizza for this meeting. Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can get a headcount for the pizza order. We hope that you can join us for this most interesting presentation.

Note that this is not a safety seminar and will not qualify for wings credit. Parking is free. Take a ticket, and use it to open the gate on the way out.

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Blizzard on the way - fly-out lunch cancelled

14 Mar 2017 - (r1 - 14 Mar 2017 - 00:16:45 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... With the predicted 18-24" of snow for tomorrow, I suspect getting dug out for a noon fly-out on Wednesday will be pretty unlikely. We've talked it over and decided to just cancel the March WAPA meeting. See you all in April!

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2016 Holiday Party

18 Nov 2016 - (r1 - 18 Nov 2016 - 02:54:12 - GeorgeClark)

George Clark writes: ... The WAPA Holiday Party will be held on Saturday December 10th, at 5:00 PM, at The Overlook in Charlton. Reservations are required, so please sign up ASAP. Cost is $35/meal.

You can sign up and pay using PayPal. Details are on the HolidayParty2016 page. You can also sign up by sending an email to feedback@worcesterapa.org.

Menu includes Baked Salmon with an Herb Crust and a Lemon Picatta Sauce, and Prime Rib with Au Jus. Beer, Wine and soft drinks are included. We'll have door prizes, and will do another book swap. So bring your old books, and get some new reading material for the non-flying weather!

We need 30 meals to make the numbers work, so please sign up ASAP. You don't need to be a WAPA member to attend,

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WAPA Fly-Out Picnic, Saturday 8/20 11:00 AM

09 Aug 2016 - (r4 - 12 Nov 2016 - 14:35:23 - AdminUser)

Picnic is ON for Saturday, Rain or Shine. Fly-in or Drive-in. Plenty of food, see you there!

George Clark writes: ... The annual WAPA Fly-in Picnic will be held at Gardner Airport
  • Saturday, August 20th
  • 11 AM - 3 PM ... or until the food or weather runs out.
  • Rain Date is Sunday August 21st.
  • Food: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, soft drinks

If you plan to attend, please reply to feedback@worcesterapa.org, so that we can plan food quantities.

Note that we are sharing the airspace with an RC Jet Rally. When flying in, you should expect to hear from the "airboss" when the airspace and runway have been cleared. You may need to circle to delay your landing if jets and people are on the runway.

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-- GeorgeClark - 29 Apr 2005
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