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Fly-Out days are special for MDPA members.   Weather permitting, the group may depart KCCR together or meet at a fun destination for an activity.  Departure is generally around 11:00 AM and participants return to KCCR around 4:00 PM.

Our Fly-Out Group, or FOG, is a group of general aviation pilots who participate in “flyout” adventures.  We come up with a fun reason to fly, pick an airport, and meet up at the destination.  Sometimes it’s for training, sometimes it’s purely for adventure, but it’s always fun!  Everyone is welcome to participate in MDPA'S Fly-Outs. 

The Fly-Outs improve our flying skills while going to different destinations in Northern California.  Each destination may include any of the following activities:  Lunch, Walking, Hiking, Museums, Flight Safety Discussion, Camaraderie

The Fly-Out schedule is dependent on weather conditions.   An email is sent to all members when a fly-out is scheduled.

                                                                                         Day trip destinations include:

Auburn

KAUN

Castle/Museum

KMER

Half Moon Bay

KHAF

Harris Ranch

3O8

Hollister

KCVH

Livermore

KLVK

Paso Robles

KPRB

Petaluma

O69

Redding

KRDD

San Carlos

KSC

Shelter Cove

0Q5

Truckee

KTRK

Willows

KWLW


Scroll down to view past Fly-Out destinations with a short description of the activity and attendees.  


Date: 1/25/2023                      Destination: Lampson Field 1O2                Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Bob, Carol, Tom, Victor, Paul, Alejandro, Stu, George

The fly-out group took advantage of a great flying day without the recent winds.


The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Lampson Field (1O2) On January 25, 2023.  8 pilots attended.  

Lampson Field is a public airport conveniently located near Clear Lake in Northern California. 


Date: 1/18/2023                      Destination: Watsonville  (KWVI)                 Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: George, Carol, Paul, Alejandro

The fly-out group took advantage of a great flying day after 10 days of storms.

            
           A fine day for dining outdoors                                            Planes that attended the fly-out

Watsonville Municipal Airport is three miles northwest of Watsonville, in Santa Cruz County, California.  The airport covers 330 acres and has two runways. The largest aircraft to ever land at Watsonville were C-17 Globemaster III's from March AFB, California.


Date: 12/28/2022                      Destination: San Luis Obispo (KSLO)                 Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Clint, Isabel, George, Carol, Bob, Stu

The fly-out group took advantage of a great flying day between area storms.

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) began as one man’s dream. Earl Thomson, along with his brothers-in-law, William “Chris” and David Hoover, talked county officials into leasing them the land. In April 1939, the airport opened with a single 88-by-100 foot hangar and dirt runways.

Hard surface runways and lights were installed by the War Department in 1940. In 1940 and 1941, 183 private pilots and 20 advanced students were trained here through a federally sponsored Civilian Pilot Training Program for armed services fliers.

The federal government took over the airport during World War II, turning it back to the county in 1946. In 1947, county supervisors contracted for another hangar, ramp, and eventually an administration building.  Southwest Airways inaugurated a passenger and airline service that year lasting till 1955.

Airport facilities now include a terminal building, restaurant, hangars, and numerous other airplane related businesses. In 1988, an air traffic control tower was opened by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The airport in conveniently located near California Polytechnic State University..

The university is home to approximately 21,800 students and offers 65 Bachelors Degrees, 29 Masters Degrees, 84 Minor Detrees and 13 Credential programs.


Date: 12/15/2022                      Destination: Watsonville (KWVI)                 Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Clint, Isabel, Norm, Stew, Phil, Jim, Bill R, Jeri, Gordon, Stu, Scott, Alejandro, Bob, George


Watsonville Municipal Airport is three miles northwest of Watsonville, in Santa Cruz County, California.  The airport covers 330 acres and has two runways. The largest aircraft to ever land at Watsonville were C-17 Globemaster IIIs from March AFB, California.

Date: 12/08/2022                      Destination: Hollister (KCVH)                         Activity: Lunch 

 Attendees: Alejandro, Lucy, Phil, George, Carol, Norm, Stu, Clint, Isabel

    


Our Fly-out Group departed to Hollister (KCVH) on December 7, 2022.  The group included 9 participants who enjoyed a great flight and lunch at the restaurant. 

Hollister Municipal Airport, formerly (3O7) is a city-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles north of the central business district of Hollister. The airport is a well maintained paved runway with instrument approaches and fuel.

Date: 11/30/2022                      Destination: Half Moon Bay (KHAF)                 Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Yianni, Bob, George, Carol, Norm, Scott

Eddie Andreini Sr. Airfield, officially Half Moon Bay Airport (KHAF) is a public airport in San Mateo County, six miles northwest of Half Moon Bay, California, United States. The airport has a single runway (12/30) and is on the Pacific Coast, south of San Francisco.  The Pilot Light Cafe is midfield on the airport and serves 'comfort food'.  There are several other restaurants available just a short walk from the airport into the beach town of Princeton.


Date: 11/27/2022                     Auburn  (KAUN)               Activity: Lunch

Attendees: Paul, Rich C, George, Jenn, Norm, Carol, Bill R, Stu, ???




Auburn is a public airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills.



Date: 11/23/2022                      Destination: Willows-Glenn (KWLW)               Activity: Lunch

Attendees: George, Norm, Phil

Willows - Glenn is a public airport that welcomes itinerant visitors to Nancy's restaurant. The airport is a well maintained paved runway with instrument approaches and fuel.  The War Department acquired 318.2 acres by a lease with Glenn County, California, in 1942. The site was used as an auxiliary airfield for Chico Army Airfield.  The Fourth Air Force declared the field excess to its needs on July 24, 1944 and the lease was terminated June 11, 1945.



Date: 11/16/2022                      Destination: Watts Woodland (O41)               Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Carol, Paul, Rich F, Scott, Stu, Clint, Isabel, George

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Watts Woodland Airport (O41) on November 16, 2022.

Watts Woodland is a private airport that welcomes itinerant visitors to their restaurant and golf course. The airport is a well maintained paved runway with instrument approaches and fuel.





Date: 08/24/2022                      Destination: Lampson Field (1O2)                  Activity: Lunch 

Attendees: Bob, Tim, Scott, George, Stu

The Wednesday Fly-Out Group met at Lampson Field (1O2) On August 24, 2022. 5 pilots attended.  

Lampson Field is a public airport conveniently located near Clear Lake in Northern California. 





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