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Saturday, March 31, 2012


Federal Aviation Administration

FAA SAFETY SEMINAR AT X01

Title: FREE Pancake Breakfast, Safety, Survival and You! Overflying National Parks

Topic: Strategies for planning flights over vast uninhabited terrain and open water. Rules and tips for overflying National Parks.

Date and Time: Saturday, April 28, 2012 , starting at 11:00 am Download Calendar File

Speaker(s): Chuck Gretzke, ATP(AMEL); Comm (ASEL, ASES, ROTORCRAFT, GLIDER); CFI-II, MEI; A&P, AI.

Brief Description: Our sponsors are offering a FREE PANCAKE and SAUSAGE breakfast to all attendees from 10 am to Noon! The class will be held both at Noon and 1:00 pm to allow participants and companions to divide their time between the seminar and trecking / exploring the area.

The 2,400 foot strip at the historic Everglades City Airpark (X01) was used early on by the Civil Air Patrol and the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) in addition to private aircraft. President Harry Truman was on hand to dedicate the adjacent Everglades National Park at the airport in December of 1947.


We will cover appropriate Survival Strategies for flights over water and vast uninhabited terrain. Recommendations and rules for overflying National Parks.

Select Number: SO1943828

Location of Seminar: Everglades City AirportC:\Documents and Settings\Harrison M.  Simpson\My Documents\FAAST PROGRAM\120428 Event X01_files\spacer.gif
650 E.C. Airpark Road Everglades City, FL
General Aviation TerminalC:\Documents and Settings\Harrison M.  Simpson\My Documents\FAAST PROGRAM\120428 Event X01_files\spacer.gif
Everglades City, FL 34139

Directions to Venue: Fly into Everglades City Airport or by car follow the signs South from US 41 on County Road 29 (3.2 miles) then turn Right on Begonia Street (.2 mi) continue onto Copeland Avenue (.6 mi). Cross the round about straight then continue on Copeland Avenue (.5) turn Right onto Airpark Road (.2 mi).

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Fly-in Seminar?: Yes X01

Seating: 120 seats at the facility.
Registration Information:

Sponsoring Division: FAA Safety Team

Contact Information: H. Matthew Simpson, Lead Representative
Phone: (239) 643-4554
FlyMatt2Bermuda@att.net

Additional Seminar Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Collier County Airport Authority
WINGS 10,000 Islands Aero Tours

Credit Applicability: 1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3

FAASTeam Project Information:

National Project: Top Ten Event

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Friday, March 2, 2012


Chuck Gretzke keeps up with the demand for

 pancakes and sausages at the Everglades 

Airport monthly Fly-In.

Chuck hosts

the breakfasts each month on behalf of Wings

10,000 Island Aero Tours which

offers flights around the area

and the Florida Keys

.

The next Fly-In is on Saturday,

April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

For

info, call 695-3296.