To:  All Northern California EAA Chapters

From:  Jim Booth – Chapter 1175

NEW !!!!! – Please get this information to your members ASAP

The Golden West Fly-In will be held at the Marysville Airport on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  The October venue should  provide cooler weather and subdued winds for this year’s gathering!  The format for Golden West 2016 will again be a one day Fly-In, open to the public at no charge ($5 auto parking fee).  EAA Chapters will continue to have a large role this year with the inclusion of Young Eagle Flights, Wings Seminars, and the annual EAA Chapter vs. Chapter Competition.

This year the Chapter Competition will include 1) traditional Aircraft Judging,  2) Flight Competitions (a Spot Landing and Bomb Drop contest), 3) Plus additional points will be awarded to Chapters providing Young Eagles Flights.

The winning Chapter will be awarded a 1st Place Photo/Plaque and Prize Money, which   remains at $350 for 2016 plus, for the first time, the 2nd Place Chapter will be awarded $100!  All Competitors and Young Eagle Aircraft (and their passengers) will receive a free breakfast voucher courtesy of Golden West.  A Saturday Fly-Out with a free breakfast and a fund raiser for your Chapter….sounds like a winner to me!  As an additional bonus, Golden West will be providing a fuel discount for all aircraft attending this year’s Fly-In.

Chapter vs Chapter Competition – (Additional information will be forthcoming)

Judging - This year’s contest will allow 3 judged entrants per Chapter to include:  2 Homebuilt aircraft plus 1 Antique thru Contemporary (1972 or earlier production) aircraft. 

Additional bonus points will be awarded for 1) the variety of aircraft entered, 2) the oldest Homebuilt 3) the oldest Antique/Classic,  4) the oldest participating pilot, and 5) the youngest participating pilot. Those who received “additional points” at G.W. 2015 cannot repeat the bonus points for 2016 but may still enter the competition.

Flight Competition- Fixed wing only.  Each Chapter may enter 1 or 2 aircraft of any year make or model for the Spot Landing and Bomb Drop competitions.  (The winner for the Spot Landing contest from the previous year may participate, but cannot win the event).

Young Eagles- Bonus points will be awarded for Chapters providing Young Eagle Flights  (limit 2 aircraft per Chapter).

For planning purposes I need to know if your Chapter plans to participate.

Contact & More Information: Jim Booth, H: 530-470-8414,  t6booth@hotmail.com

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