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Reminder -- Google Calendar for HFC Available

Did you know that there is a Google calendar for HFC events and other flight related events?

If you have a Google account, you can easily add the calendar to those you can view by simply logging into your personal gmail account and going to your calendar and entering "hillsboroflyingclub {-at-} gmail.com" into the "add a friend's calendar" field (without the quotes; substitute the @ character for {-at-}).

You can customize the color of the calendar entries to differentiate them from your own or any other calendars you may already link to.

ICAO Flight Planning and HFC Equipment Codes

ICAO flight planning requires a little setup in your EFB apps. Check out our fleet's equipment and nav codes for ICAO under Resources > Club Google Resources. For more information on setting up some popular EFB programs with the aircraft ICAO codes see the iPad Pilot article listed under Resources > EFB Related Information.

For your convenience, here are both the links.

https://goo.gl/pmuwvi

https://goo.gl/4PIuO0

Flight to Packwood in 28M

Photo of the town of St. Helens, Oregon and the Columbia River in the late afternoon sunlight.

Above: The town of St. Helens, Oregon in the late afternoon sunlight.

More photos from a flight to Packwood, WA last year in our 182 at the link below. You too can see such sights!

https://goo.gl/photos/iKfrDWCXkZxjTjWT6

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N1228M Gets a Max Payload Boost!

It is all official! Our 182 (N1228M) has a STC that raises our maximum gross weight for takeoff to 3100 lbs (the maximum landing weight is unchanged at 2950 lbs).

This enables prudent pilots that adhere to the guidance on Weight & Balance (see STC for Increased Weight in N1228M C-182P) to utilize our 182P to its full potential to carry a nice big payload of passengers and gear to those remote camping areas with a grass strip! Join and plan your camping trip in style today!

Aviation Weather Geographical Areas

Ever get a briefing, or read an Area Forecast, and see references to areas such as "Interior Valleys/SW Oregon", or "Eastern Slopes", or "High Plateau", or "Willamette Valley", and wonder where those areas are exactly?

28M's Panel as of 2015 May

An evening flight reveals the Club's 182, 28M's panel in this May 2015 flight image. A newer item is the ADS-B out supporting transponder at lower right.

28M Preparation

November 1228 Mike, the club's 182, exterior view on May 17th, 2015.

A more recent photo of the Club's Cessna 182, N1228M, just before an evening flight in May, 2015.

A Golden Hour Flight in May

Setting Sun over the Oregon Coastal Range from HFC's Cessna 182

The setting Sun over the Coastal Range from the Club's 182, 28M.

Welcome Mary Schu!

Welcome Mary Schu! Mary is our latest Club Authorized CFI and we're proud to have her associated with our club and available to our membership as a flight instructor! Mary has been named the 2015 National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year by GA Awards, a cooperative effort between more than a dozen sponsoring organizations from the aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Read more about Mary and the GA Awards program at http://www.comeflywithus.net/news.aspx?id=61 .

99C Awaiting Fuel Back in 2011.

The Club's 172 "99C" awaits fuel on 2011 April 3.

Here is a newer (though quite old) photo of the Club's 172, "99C" awaiting a fueling just outside of D14, one of three Club hangers. 99C briefly spent time prior to this out of doors in the West tie-downs. The Club takes pride in maintaining our aircraft and having them hangared is a great way to keep them looking great!

This photo is from 2011 April 3.

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