Upcoming Events

Feb
20
Wed
FEB Chapter Business Meeting 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, February 20, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. All chapter members are welcome to attend. If you have a proposal for a chapter project or event, this is the time and place to present it for consideration. Please contact the chapter’s president, Danny Miller, about being placed on the meeting’s agenda.

Feb
23
Sat
FEB Membership Gathering 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

February Chapter Gathering 2019 Agenda
9:00 – Social Hour: Donuts, muffins, coffee and other beverages
10:00 – Welcome and Introductions
10:15 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
10:30 – Chapter Business and Announcements
11:00 – Program: Louisa Ocasio (Manassas ATCT, Operational Supervisor) will speak about “ATC/Pilot Communications”
12:00 – Chapter Merchandise Drawing
12:15 – BBQ on the deck weather permitting

ATC/Pilot Communications

One of the most intimidating and important parts of learning to fly can be learning air traffic control (ATC) communications. The ability to communicate effectively with ATC is key to safely and efficiently operating your aircraft in busy areas and airports. Yet, these communications, at least for student and low-time pilots, can rank right up there with stalls and steep turns when it comes to stress-inducing maneuvers. Louisa will take us from taxiing, to take-off, to navigating, landing, and taxiing back. And she’ll be glad to answer any questions!


Louisa Ocasio
Manassas ATCT, Operational Supervisor
Professional Women Controllers, Inc. Secretary

Louisa began her career with the FAA in January 1988. She has over 27 years experience as an Air Traffic Controller and has worked in Air Traffic Control Towers, Approach Control, Enroute and CERAP facilities, FAA Headquarters in Washington DC and now currently a Front Line Manager at Manassas Tower. She has also served as the National Conference Chair for the Professional Women Controllers, as Deputy Director for the Capitol Chapter of the National Hispanic Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees and is an Aviation and Space Education volunteer and a proud military veteran. Louisa is a dedicated employee and a determined individual who continues to seek opportunities to grow as an individual and a professional, as well as helping others achieve their goals.

Test Yourself — Pop Quiz!

The questions are not about what ATC says to you, but about what you say to ATC. Are you using Standard Phraseology? Find out with this pop quiz.

1) Ground says, “Cirrus 842 India Papa, Runway 27, taxi via Bravo. Hold short of Runway 18.” Which of the following is the correct response?

“Cirrus 2 India Papa.”
“Cirrus 2 India Papa, we’ll do all that.”
“Cirrus 2 India Papa, Runway 27 via Bravo. Hold short of Runway 18.”
“Cirrus 2 India Papa, Runway 27. Hold short of Runway 18.”
“Cirrus 2 India Papa, taxiing via Bravo. Holding short of Runway 18.”

2) Oakland Center says “Twin Cessna 34 Mike, climb and maintain one three thousand.” Which of the following is the correct response?

“Twin Cessna 34 Mike, on up to thirteen.”
“34 Mike, climbing to one-three thousand.”
“Twin Cessna 34 Mike, climb and maintain thirteen thousand,.”
“Climb and maintain one-three thousand, Twin Cessna 34 Mike.”
“Twin Cessna 34 Mike, one-three thousand.”

3) Tower says, Beechjet 4542 Oscar, Miami Tower, Runway 8 Right, line up and wait. You should respond:

“Beechjet 4542 Oscar, line up and wait.”
“Beechjet 4542 Oscar, position and hold.”
“Beechjet 4542 Oscar, on to hold, 8 Right.”
“Beechject 4542 Oscar, Runway 8 Right, line up and wait.”

4) Tower says, “Mustang 712 Charlie Romeo, Town and Country Tower, on departure fly heading one nine zero, cleared for takeoff, Runway Two Two Right.” Your correct response would be:

“Heading one nine zero, cleared for takeoff, Mustang 2 Charlie Romeo.”
“Mustang Charlie Romeo, cleared to go, and heading one nine zero on departure.”
“One ninety on departure, and cleared for takeoff 22 Right, Mustang 2 Charlie Romeo.”
“Mustang Charlie Romeo, one nine zero heading.”

5) Approach control says, “Learjet 9 Hotel Whiskey, turn right heading one eight zero, base turn. Reduce airspeed to one eight zero.” The best answer would be:

“One eighty, one eighty, Learjet 9 Hotel Whiskey.”
“Right one eight zero, and slowing, Learjet 9 Hotel Whiskey.”
“Learjet 9 Hotel Whiskey, right heading one eight zero, and reducing speed to one eight zero.”
“Learjet 9 Hotel Whiskey, heading one eight zero, and one eighty on the speed.”

Want to know the answers to the quiz? Come to our February 23rd Gathering! All are welcome!

Mar
9
Sat
Young Eagles Rally – Mar 9, 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

yesFree Flights for kids ages 8-17. This rally is open to the public. 25 seats. Parents must be present to sign permission slip.

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019
Noon to 3:00pm

Pre-Registration opens Mar 1, 2019!

Mar
14
Thu
MARCH IMC Club Meeting 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The IMC Club’s purpose is to promote instrument flying, proficiency, and safety. The intent is to create a community of pilots willing to share information, provide recognition, foster communications, promote safety, and build proficiency in instrument flying. You don’t have to be instrument rated to come to the IMC Club.

MARCH VMC Club Meeting 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Non-instrument rated pilots who want to improve their proficiency now have an excellent new resource through EAA’s VMC Club.

The VMC Club is modeled after the popular IMC Club concept which provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. The VMC Club will do the same, but for pilots who are not instrument rated and fly primarily under visual flight rules and under VMC

Mar
20
Wed
MARCH Chapter Business Meeting 2019 @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The monthly Board of Directors business meeting will be held at the Chapter House on Wednesday, March 20th 7:00pm to 9:00pm. All chapter members are welcome to attend. If you have a proposal for a chapter project or event, this is the time and place to present it for consideration. Please contact the chapter’s president, Danny Miller, about being placed on the meeting’s agenda.

Mar
23
Sat
19th Annual Chili Cook-Off @ EAA 186 Chapter House
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

19th Annual Chili Cook-Off!
March 23 — Noon to 3pm

Wanted: Chili Cooks

There will be 4 category awards and one main grand prize! Entries can be classic recipes, meatless, beanless, white, or even use surprise ingredients. Chili entries will be judged by the following categories:

Hottest/Spiciest
Most Creative/Unusual
Mildest/Wimpiest
Best Presentation/Most Attractive
Grand Prize – Best Over All

RULES:
• All Chili entries must be at the Chapter House by 11:30 am.
• Set up begins at 11:00 and judging starts at high noon.
• Chili entries must be prepared at home and brought in a slow cooker.
• Be sure to name your chili.
• All Chili cooks will be provided with name tags the day of the event.


Wanted: Corn Bread, Dessert and Guacamole Chefs

Take home the title of Cornbread, Salad, Dessert or Guacamole Cook-Off Champion! All entries should be an original creation or enhancement. In other words, your standard Jiffy cornbread dish straight from the box and/or cookies from Target are gonna lose you points.
And YES — you can always enter various dishes in different categories. Sign-Up Sheets Opening Soon!

Wanted: EAA 186 Chili Judges

We need 3-5 judges, so get in on the fun and put your taste buds to the ultimate test! Sign-Up Sheets Opening Soon!

Tickets are $5 (suggested donation) for those not entered in the contest, bringing food, or judging. We’ll provide all the chili fixings’ and beverages. There’s plenty of space to park your plane or car, so fly-in, or come by car and stay for the whole event.