Willamette Aviation News

February 2020


Explore In-Depth Aerodynamics at This Month's Second Saturday!

Skilled pilots know exactly what inputs are required to keep their airplanes under control throughout the flight envelope. However, many of them may struggle to explain their flying in specific terms. At this Month's Second Saturday Seminar, Willamette Aviation CFI Kurt van Krieken will offer a look at In-Depth Aerodynamics. Slow flight can be fun, but also dangerous — do you know when you should enter slow flight, or what happens during different types of stalls? How about wing loading, and how it influences the way your airplane flies? Kurt will share some of his extensive mountain flying experience as well, explaining what pilots should expect when traveling through mountainous terrain.
This month's Second Saturday gets underway on Feb. 8 at 1100 in the Education Hangar at Willamette Aviation. The event is certified for FAA Wings credit and there is no charge — drop by or sign up on the Wings website to save your spot. We'll see you there!


Short Finals…

· We are pleased to welcome Janice Buenafe, M.D. to our aviation community as a Designated Medical Examiner (DME)! Dr. Buenafe is a family physician who has been in practice since 2004. She delivers primary/urgent care to the surrounding communities in the Portland area. Dr. Buenafe was drawn into the world of aviation by her partner, who is a pilot and Cessna 182 owner. Witnessing the passion that pilots have for flying prompted her to become an FAA medical examiner. Her office hours are the third Tuesday of every month from 1000-1700 on our campus, providing third-class and second-class medicals. She also can provide medical consultation time to organize FAA paperwork, such as required with new Special Issuances. Please see the Medicals page on our website to learn more about how you can prepare for your next exam, and how to book an appointment with Dr. Buenafe or Dr. Jim Tarro during their office hours.
· It's a good time to remind folks that the Aurora State Airport has Noise Abatement Procedures in place. The calm-wind runway is 35 in winds that are considered "calm" — defined as less than, but not including, five (5) knots. In general, pilots can expect runway 35 for departure in these conditions. When departing to the north, pilots should avoid overflying the community of Charbonneau, turning to the left or right on the departure leg. When departing to the south and east, pilots should avoid overflying the towns of Aurora and Barlow. Pilots also should avoid overflying these areas on arrival, using 45-degree pattern-entry legs to downwind legs, or any pattern entry assigned by the tower. For more information, please visit the Aurora State Airport page on our website.


Look for more from Willamette Aviation in the next newsletter. Until then, fly smart and safe!

David F. Waggoner
Willamette Aviation
(503) 678-2252



Feb. 8: 1100: Second Saturday Seminar: In-Depth Aerodynamics (CFI Kurt van Krieken) (Willamette Aviation)

Feb. 15: FAA medical exams (Jim Tarro M.D.) (Willamette Aviation)

Feb. 15: Monthly meeting, International Aerobatic Club, Oregon Chapter (Willamette Aviation)

Feb. 18: FAA medical exams (Janice Buenafe M.D.) (Willamette Aviation)

Feb. 22-23: 2020 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show (Puyallup)


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