Pancake Breakfast Duty Roster

May 17th, 2013

Copy of Duty roster B1 2013 (Rev 5-17-13)

Breakfast Notes

May 3rd, 2013

Breakfast time is here! Sunday May, 19th, 7 AM to 1 PM. There are two other important dates. The first is grill setup on Wednesday, May 15th, around 5 PM. The second is setup on Saturday, May 18th starting around 8AM. Setup day will conclude at noon with a chicken barbeque courtesy of Corky and Marylu Schoeneman. We need all the help we can get so please mark your calendars now.
On breakfast day we will start getting ready around 6 AM and begin serving at 7 AM. If you arrive prior to 6:30 AM you may use the entrance off Rt 104. After 6:30 AM you will enter off Centinary road but drive all the way around the hangars and park in our club parking lot in front of the office.
Once you arrive, stop in the office and SIGN IN. We want a complete list of everyone that worked. Also pick up your name tag. They will be in the office. If you do not have one, we will make one for you.
NOTE ABOUT INFORMATION BOOTH SALES: This year we will not be selling merchandise to members prior to the breakfast. Instead we will take orders and submit them to our supplier next week. We will have the order back in approximately two weeks. This way we will have all the items available for sale during the breakfast. After the breakfast is over and there is something you would like you may purchase it then.
Remember, this is the one fund raising event of the year for the club. We need your help. I look forward to working with you. If you have any questions please send me an email at bbach@frontiernet.net
Bill Bach
Breakfast Chairman

FAA Wings Seminar

April 3rd, 2010

chroniclesvol3Saturday, April 10th from 9am-11am

Flight Instructor Chronicles… Volume Three: The Taxman Cometh

Presenter: Mike Bjerga, CFII, FAAst Representative

Skipping past Volume 2, I will present a more timely Volume 3. A blend of story telling and knowledge sharing. I will be recounting my experiences in aviation and flight instruction and the lessons I have learned so far.

Topics in disguise include: Energy Management, Aeronautical Decision Making, Risk Assessment and Management.

Mike Bjerga is a Full Time Flight Instructor with the Williamson Flying Club and has 4,500 single engine land flight hours (mostly Dual Given) and counting. He has been instructing in Western New York for five years and previously instructed for Richmor Aviation/Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica and Schenectady. Graduating Spartan College of Aeronautics, Mike also earned a BS and NY State Teacher Certification at SUNY Oswego for Vocational Education. Mike served in the U.S. Army from 1991-98 as a Helicopter Repairer/Inspector and is certified as an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic. Mike is married with a daughter, 10 yrs old and son, 4 yrs. Mike is tired of talking in the third person, but would like to say that he would be very happy if you could attend.

Questions: (585)721-4635 or Email: mike@bumbleflight.com

Sign-up at www.faasafety.gov

FAA Wings Seminar

January 16th, 2010

chroniclesvol11Saturday, February 6th from 9am-11am

Flight Instructor Chronicles… Volume One: Let there be Flight

Presenter: Mike Bjerga, CFII, FAAst Representative

Cost: $5 (Donuts and Coffee Served)

A blend of story telling and knowledge sharing. I will be recounting my experiences in aviation and flight instruction and the lessons I have learned so far.

Topics in disguise include: Regulations, Airport Operations, Aircraft Systems, Aerodynamics, Navigation and Pilot Decision Making.

Mike Bjerga is a Full Time Flight Instructor with the Williamson Flying Club and has 4,500 single engine land flight hours (mostly Dual Given) and counting. He has been instructing in Western New York for five years and previously instructed for Richmor Aviation/Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica and Schenectady. Graduating Spartan College of Aeronautics, Mike also earned a BS and NY State Teacher Certification at SUNY Oswego for Vocational Education. Mike served in the U.S. Army from 1991-98 as a Helicopter Repairer/Inspector and is certified as an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic. Mike is married with a daughter, 10 yrs old and son, 4 yrs. Mike is tired of talking in the third person, but would like to say that he would be very happy if you could attend.

Questions: (585)721-4635 or Email: mike@bumbleflight.com

Sign-up at www.faasafety.gov

Instrument Rating Test Prep Course

November 6th, 2009

Starting Nov 17th

Starting Nov 17th


Instrument Pilot Test Prep Course Starting Tuesday November 17, 2009
Instrument Rating Knowledge Test Prep Course will be held Tuesday Evenings at 7pm in the WFC Clubhouse.

This course is will meet Aeronautical Knowledge requirements of 14 CFR 61.65b and will focus specifically on passing the FAA Written Exam.

After successful completion of this 5 week course, you will be prepared to pass the FAA Instrument Pilot Knowledge Test.

GET THAT WRITTEN TEST OUT OF THE WAY!

Knowledge Test results are valid for TWO years!

Just $150 and that price INCLUDES the Written Test FEE (a $100 value)

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A WFC MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE

RSVP:CALL: 585-721-4635
E-MAIL: FAATESTINFO@WILLIAMSONFLYINGCLUB.COM
VISIT: WWW.WILLIAMSONFLYINGCLUB.COM

Proposed Sodus Windmill Project Comment Period Ended Sept 4th

August 25th, 2009

The Sodus School District has received NY State approval for a grant to fund the construction of a 900 Kilowatt Wind Turbine on the school property.  The location is 2.6 miles from the departure end of Runway 10, and 3500 feet south of runway 10′s departure centerline/runway 28′s approach centerline.   The school district has also received voter approval for the construction.

The project has already been deemed a “Presumed Hazard” twice by the FAA, who noted that the structure  exceeds obstruction standards and/or would have an adverse physical or electromagnetic interference effect upon navigable airspace or air navigation facilities.”

The Sodus School District has asked for a  a public comment period, which closed on September 4th.

Here is the FAA’s Notice of Presumed Hazard.  A description is also below.  If there are any discrepancies between the .pdf Notice of Presumed Hazard and the information below, the information below is the latest available.

Please be patient…the .pdf files are rather large and may take a few minutes to download.

If the wind turbine were built as proposed, it would increase approach minima to Runway 28 by increasing the Decision Altitude from 980′ MSL to 1180′ MSL, which is 80′ above our traffic pattern altitude.   It would also have an effect on departure climb rates, which some aircraft may not be able to meet.

Finally, the greater issue of safety is one that must be considered.   The danger of having a structure extending into the airspace is a major concern to pilots and the FAA alike.

While the comment period is closed, you can still view the project online.  Go to www.oeaaa.faa.gov, select “View Circularized Cases”, then search by state and Aeronautical Study Number (2009-WTE-4528-OE).

Aeronautical Study No.
2009-WTE-4528-OE
Prior Study No.
2008-WTE-4993-OE
Issued Date: 07/28/2009
Steven Moore
Sodus Central School District
PO Box 220
Sodus, NY 14551
** NOTICE OF PRESUMED HAZARD **
The Federal Aviation Administration has conducted an aeronautical study under the provisions of 49 U.S.C.,
Section 44718 and if applicable Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 77, concerning:
Structure: Wind Turbine Sodus Central School District Wind Turbine
Location: Sodus, NY
Latitude: 43-13-38.25N NAD 83
Longitude: 77-03-37.80W
Heights: 335 feet above ground level (AGL)
871 feet above mean sea level (AMSL)
Initial findings of this study indicate that the structure as described exceeds obstruction standards and/or would have an adverse physical or electromagnetic interference effect upon navigable airspace or air navigation facilities. Pending resolution of the issues described below, the structure is presumed to be a hazard to air navigation.
If the structure were reduced in height so as not to exceed 178 feet above ground level (714 feet above mean sea level), it would not exceed obstruction standards and a favorable determination could subsequently be issued.
See Attachment for Additional information.
NOTE: PENDING RESOLUTION OF THE ISSUE(S) DESCRIBED ABOVE, THE STRUCTURE IS PRESUMED TO BE A HAZARD TO AIR NAVIGATION. THIS LETTER DOES NOT AUTHORIZE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STRUCTURE EVEN AT A REDUCED HEIGHT. ANY RESOLUTION OF THE ISSUE(S) DESCRIBED ABOVE MUST BE COMMUNICATED TO THE FAA SO THAT A FAVORABLE DETERMINATION CAN SUBSEQUENTLY BE ISSUED.
IF MORE THAN 60 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS LETTER HAS ELAPSED WITHOUT ATTEMPTED RESOLUTION, IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR YOU TO REACTIVATE THE STUDY BY FILING A NEW FAA FORM 7460-1, NOTICE OF PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OR ALTERATION.

If we can be of further assistance, please contact our office at (404) 305-7081. On any future correspondence concerning this matter, please refer to Aeronautical Study Number 2009-WTE-4528-OE.

Signature Control No: 631507-117157999 ( NPH -WT )
Michael Blaich
Specialist
Attachment(s)
Additional Information

Additional information for ASN 2009-WTE-4528-OE

Proposal: To construct a Wind Turbine to a height of 335 feet above ground level (AGL), 871 feet above mean
sea level (AMSL).

Location: The structure will be located approximately 2.62 nautical miles (NM) east of the Williamson-Sodus
Airport (SDC) reference point.

Federal Aviation Regulations, FAR Part 77 Obstruction Standard(s) Exceeded:
Section 77.23(a)(2) by 135 feet – a height that exceeds 200 feet above ground level (AGL) within 2.62 NM of
SDC.

Proposal has the following Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) Effect at SDC:

SDC RNAV (GPS) RWY 28 LNAV Increases Minimum Descent Altitude (MDA) from 980 to 1180, No Effect
Height (NEH): 714 feet AMSL (without “2C” survey), Increases MDA from 980 to 1140, NEH: 730 feet
AMSL (with “2C” survey).

SDC Take-Off Minimums RWY 10 Increased from 300-2 (Ceiling-Visibility) to 500-3 or Standard with Climb
Gradient from 427 feet per NM until reaching 700 to 427 feet per NM until reaching 1100, NEH: 762 feet
AMSL.

Big Band Hangar Dance

August 6th, 2009
Big Band Dance & Dinner

Big Band Dance & Dinner

Set aside the evening of September 12th for a special night at the Williamson Flying Club!

Our Big Band Hangar Dance & Dinner promises to be a fun time for Williamson Flying Club members and their guests!  Tickets are $35 each, and are priced to cover the cost of the event.  Louise and Archie Woodworth, Ellen Cournoyer and Katy Allen have been coordinating the efforts for a wonderful 40′s-era big-band event, with some special moments.

The event starts at 6 pm and the band starts playing around 9, and it will go until 11:00.

Guests are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert.

Please RSVP to LWoodworth@frontiernet.net by September 1st.

We look forward to seeing you there on Saturday, September 12th!

Congratulations!

June 8th, 2009

WFC’s newest Private Pilot: Joe Kasprzycki.

Joe earned his certificate flying 701DT on June 3rd, 2009

Runway Rehabilitation Completed

May 18th, 2009

MONDAY, May 18th

The rehabilitation of the runway at Williamson-Sodus Airport began on Monday, May 18th and was completed on Friday, June 22nd.   The entire runway was been milled, and new blacktop was  put down.    The taxiway work includes the six short connecting taxiways between the runway and the long taxiway.

Milling & Cleanup

Milling & Cleanup

May 18, 2008 - Runway Surface Milled

May 18, 2008 - Runway Surface Milled

Milling & Cleanup

Milling & Cleanup

Milling & Cleanup

Milling & Cleanup

By late afternoon, the repaving had started.

Paving begins

Paving begins

New Blacktop Surfacing starts late Monday afternoon

New Blacktop Surfacing starts late Monday afternoon

Monday afternoon paving continues

Monday afternoon paving continues

TUESDAY, May 19th

Paving continues at a good pace on Tuesday, with the new surface starting with the crown at the centerline.  By noon, the first 15′ wide row was finished.  By 2:30 pm, the second 15′ row of asphalt was well underway.

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New asphalt goes down on Tuesday afternoon.

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John Moretto (ADO) from the New York office of the FAA gets a tour of the airport on Tuesday.

One of several asphalt trucks delivering fresh asphalt from a local manufacturer.

One of several asphalt trucks delivering fresh asphalt from a local manufacturer.

By late afternoon, our contractor had finished the middle of the runway, leaving only one more pass on the north and south before they begin work on the short connecting runway exits.

From approach end of Runway 10.

From approach end of Runway 10.

Wednesday, May 20th

Connecting taxiway to runway 10-28 ready for blacktop.

Connecting taxiway to runway 10-28 ready for blacktop.

Paving continues.

Paving continues.

Paving continues.

Paving continues.

By late afternoon on Wednesday, the new surface was just about complete on the runway.  Temporary markings should be painted on Friday, with permanent markings painted a couple weeks later.

View from the south side of the runway looking northeast toward the open hangars.

View from the south side of the runway looking northeast toward the open hangars.

A view from the air by the only means available…from a helicopter looking northwest.  A special thank you to BAC Services for the photo.

Nearly completed runway surface.  View is from the southeast.  (Courtesy BAC Services)

Nearly completed runway surface. View is from the southeast. (Courtesy BAC Services)

Thursday, May 21st

Paving is complete, right on schedule.  Painting of temporary markings will be done on Friday.

The paving is complete!

The paving is complete!

Friday, May 22

Painting

Temporary markings have been painted on the runway

Temporary markings have been painted on the runway

The crews worked on Friday to paint temporary markings on the runway.  In a few weeks, they’ll return and paint permanent markings.

Fresh hold lines at the west end of the runway.

Fresh hold lines at the west end of the runway.

Lance Merritt and Dave Knight walk the entire length of the new surface inspecting for debris prior to opening the runway.

Lance Merritt and Dave Knight walk the entire length of the new surface inspecting for debris prior to opening the runway.

Now that the runway is open, fly!

This public posting of project status was a requirement of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Apple Blossom Pancake Breakfast

May 13th, 2009
Pancakes on the Griddle

Pancakes on the Griddle

Once again, we invite you all to our annual Apple Blossom Festival Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 17th from 7 am to 1 pm.  The weather (so far!) this year looks promising for those interested in flying in.

$7 adults, $4.50 for kids and it’s “All you can eat”!

Come join us this Sunday!

KSDC | Detroit Sectional | CTAF 122.8 | AWOS 124.2 | RWY 10-28/3850′ Asphalt

Plenty of space for aircraft parking!