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WELCOME FROM THE GOLDEN WEST BOARD OF DIRECTORS make Welcome to the 2011 Golden West Regional Fly-In and Airshow. To To people. of lot a by effort ous tremend a takes is, always it success the this event ted. apprecia is It effort. and those volunteers, thank you for all your time to Why do we do this every year? We can let you in on our secret. We love . become has it reality the and do it, because we believe in man's dream of flight enjoys us of one Every shows. it and , aviation about things Collectively, we love all being part of this "special" event. You will see lots of youth about the grounds this year; whether it be the "Young Civil Eagles" anxious for their first flight, Scouts earning aviation merit badges, are all est;" "KidQw ce experien to Air Patrol Cadets, or kids here with their parents for have to seem aviation and s airplane that magic" "special that here to experience be to them want we and , all of us. These young people are the future of Aviation " here and experience that "Magic. shows As we showcase our theme, “Keeping the Spirit Alive,” our daily air ce. experien show air the in provide can we will give you a taste of the best that a fly and display on be will that FA-18 the sending is Station Air Naval LeMoore the of accuracy and n precisio the e very special “Legacy Flight” that will showcas will aircraft while it flies next to the historic Sea Fury aircraft. Saturday evening 40’s and 30’s the of music the further that experience as Sister Swing brings back all” “Aerom or Exhibit our out check or " "Forum a Enjoy to dance the evening away. want to and bug n" "aviatio the with d possesse are who others ce experien and learn and share some part of themselves with you for an hour or two. Come, listen, enjoy. during You're going to have the opportunity to view many aircraft of all types is so There alive. come history seeing enjoy and Look event. the three days of the our of all of behalf On all. it much to see and enjoy that it's impossible to describe nce" "experie West Golden the enjoy please, and volunteers, thank you for coming with us. Amy Clemens, President, Yuba City, CA Peter Requa, Vice President, Lincoln, CA Wanda Alteri-Matus, Secretar y, Rescue, CA Mary Hansen, Treasurer, Live Oak, CA Roger Edwards, Flyin Chairman, Yuba City, CA John Gibson, Director, Roseville, CA Ken McKenzie, Director, Lafayette, CA Tracy Peters, Director, Concord, CA Don Van Sant, Sacramento, CA

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Schedule of events Friday, Saturday & Sunday 0600 0700 – 1000 0700 – 1700 0800 1000

Marysville Tower opens for business Pancake breakfast Aircraft arrivals and parking Gates officially open to the public Food vendors open

Friday, June 10 (KID'S DAY - KIDS FREE w/parent) 0900 – 1100      0900 – 1000 1100 – 1200 1200 – 1300 1500 – 1630

Kids Programs Young Eagles Flight Scheduling Showcase briefings Concurrent workshops & forums Airshow briefings AEROBATIC AIRSHOW (see Saturday for performers)

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Dinner on the field

Saturday, June 11 0600 BBQ Rib Cook-off Competition Begins 0900 – 1700 Concurrent workshops & forums 0800 – 0900 Showcase briefings 1000 – 1100 Airshow briefings 1130 – 1200 Showcase aircraft 1300 – 1530 AEROBATIC AIRSHOW Liberty Parachute Team National Anthem Aerobatic Performers Jacquie Warda Julie Clark Vicky Benzing Dr. D T-6 Warbirds World War II Re-Enactors F-18 & Legacy Flight 1530 Airspace opened; BBQ Cook-off Results Announced 1800 – 1930 Dinner on the field Aircraft Awards 1930 – 2200 Dancing with Sister Swing

Sunday, June 12 0900 – 1600 0800 – 0900 0900 – 1000 1030 – 1200 1300 – 1530 1530 1600

Concurrent workshops & forums Showcase briefings Airshow briefings Showcase aircraft AEROBATIC AIRSHOW (see Saturday for performers) Airspace opened Event closes

FORUMS & WORKSHOPS Forums and Workshops are an opportunity to learn more about aviation. Do you want to learn to fly? Learn to fly better? Contemplating buying or building an airplane? Are you a history buff? Are you just interested in aviation in general? Forums are interactive. Workshops are hands on. Forums begin at 11:00 am Friday.  Forums continue on Saturday & Sunday at 9:00 am. Forums start on the hour.  The format of the forums are usually 50 minutes with a break near the end of the hour. Forums are not scheduled during the airshow. Workshops run continuously throughout the day and offer hands-on opportunities for attendees to learn about some aspects of aircraft construction Please confirm times at the Forum location (toward the south end of the event), at Admissions, the Information Booth, on the event website. Some presenters are: Robert Achtel M.D. Martin Holman, President, Aircraft Designs Kirk Kleinholz, Sales Account Manager, Dynon Avionics Corl Leach, FAASafetyTeam Representative Patrick Panzera, CONTACT! Magazine Richard Pearl, CFIG, President of Soar Truckee, Inc Rick Stockton, Retired FAA inspector, CFI, CFIAI & HI, A&P, IA, EAA Tech Counselor and amateur aircraft builder.


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WELCOME CAMPERS Oshkosh Rules The Golden West Fly-in follows similar event rules as the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) event. EAA is headquartered in Oshkosh, Wis., and puts on one of the largest and best-run annual aviation events in the world, known as AirVenture. At that show, they have something called “the Oshkosh Rules” that help make AirVenture so successful. A fly-in differs from air shows you may have previously attended in an important way: At many air shows, the aircraft are cordoned off from the guests, to be viewed only from a distance. We want you to get up close to the aircraft, talk to the owners and crews, and find out what sport and personal flying is all about. Remember, though, these are privately owned aircraft that are somebody’s pride and joy, and may literally represent years of work. We ask that you respect that investment of time and craftsmanship by observing the following: NO SMOKING! It’s not a health thing, it’s about safety. Not only is aviation fuel quite flammable, some of the aircraft materials, such as composite resins, can also burn under the right conditions. Not to mention what an accidentally dropped cigarette can do to expensive custom upholstery. We get pretty serious about this one. Keep food and drinks away from aircraft surfaces. Some surfaces don’t react well to the

acids in food and beverages, and a spill could mean a lengthy cleanup for the owner. Dispose of your trash. The military calls it FOD: Foreign Object Debris (which can result in Foreign Object Damage). Not only are loose items unsightly, even a paper food wrapper in the wrong place can cause damage to an airplane. We use the “oneplus-one” rule: In addition to disposing of your own trash, pick up any loose litter you see. No alcoholic beverages. No alcoholic beverages are allowed to be brought into the event from outside; alcoholic beverages can be purchased within the designated area. Coolers are to remain outside the gates. Ask before touching. Acids in skin can actually corrode some of the polished metal planes and props, and besides, it’s the polite thing to do. Also be aware of items, such as cameras hanging from straps, that could accidentally bang into an airplane and cause damage. Never set anything on an aircraft surface, some of the metal is .02-thin. No bikes, skates, skateboards or scooters. For pedestrian safety as well as aircraft safety, wheeled contrivances (except wheelchairs, of course) are not allowed on the convention grounds. No pets. Spinning props and a loose dog — think about it. Love your pet by keeping it at home, out of harm’s way.

• Please be sure your belongings are secure as Golden West cannot be responsible for lost or damaged personal property. • For safety and insurance considerations, bicycles, skates, scooters and skateboards are not permitted anywhere on the convention grounds. The exception, of course, is for those requiring transportation devices due to disability or health reasons. • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on convention grounds. • Pets must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in the display and activity areas at any time. Please be considerate of others and clean up after your pet. • No open fires at any time. Camp stoves and barbeques must be attended at all times. • Smoking is allowed ONLY in designated areas. • Please display your camping registration credentials in the windshield of your vehicle (or on your tent if no vehicle). • Camp only in designated areas. • Please help us keep the camping area clean. • All tents must be secured. • Please observe quiet time from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Please refrain from running generators or other loud equipment during this time. • Camping is permitted in all aircraft parking areas. • No vehicles are allowed in aircraft parking areas. • Free, hot showers are located in the parking area just north of the tent camping area. Check with the attendant for sign-ups during peak use periods. Showers are open 24 hours.

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remembering world war II As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of America’s entry in World War II, let us first pause to remember that like all wars, World War II was a war of extreme sacrifice. The American Battle Monuments Commission lists the total American World War II casualties at 405,399; of this number 292,131 died in combat on foreign battle fields. In addition to honoring our war dead, we also need to reflect on how this cataclysmic event not only shaped the lives of all those living at the time, but how it has affected, and will continue to affect, every American generation that’s followed — World War II truly changed America forever. Immediately following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, military life became the common denominator for most young men and women, no matter what their ethnic background. Millions of Americans from city streets and country farms, from families rich and poor, from all walks of life, from countless nationalities and from all races and creeds put on the uniform. When the war ended, more than 16 million Americans, or 10% of the entire population, served in the military. Those not in uniform also supported the war effort; the US civilian population maintained a dedicated effort for over four years, many working long hours, seven days per week, and often volunteering for other work. World War II was the largest human effort in American history; talk about your shared experiences. Most Americans that were not adults during World War II have no understanding of the sheer magnitude of it. To give the reader feel for the staggering cost of liberty,

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Aircraft and Crews US

276,000 aircraft manufactured in the

43,000 planes lost overseas, including 23,000 in combat 14,000 lost in the continental U.S. Approximately 1,000 Army planes disappeared en route from the US to foreign locations.

Cost of Aircraft B-17....................................... $204,370 B-24....................................... $215,516 B-25....................................... $142,194 B-26....................................... $192,426 B-29....................................... $605,360 P-38......................................... $97,147 P-40......................................... $44,892 P-47......................................... $85,578 P-51......................................... $51,572 C-47........................................ $88,574 PT-17...................................... $15,052 AT-6........................................ $22,952

Planes A Day Worldwide From Germany’s invasion of Poland Sept. 1, 1939, and ending with Japan’s surrender Sept. 2, 1945, — 2,433 days.

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Nation Aircraft Lost/Day United States....... 276,400.............. 113 Soviet Union........ 137,200................ 56 Great Britain........ 108,500................ 45 Germany.............. 109,000................ 45 Japan.................... 76,300.................. 31

How Many is 1,000 Planes? B-17 production (12,731) wingtip to wingtip would extend 250 miles; 1,000 B-17s carried 2.5 million gallons of high octane fuel lifting 10,000 airmen to deliver 2,000 tons of bombs.

The Numbers Game 9.7 billion gallons of gasoline consumed, 1942-1945 107.8 million hours flown, 1943-1945 459.7 billion rounds of aircraft ammo fired overseas, 1942-1945 7.9 million bombs dropped   overseas, 1943-1945 2.3 million combat sorties, 1941-1945 (one sortie = one takeoff ) 299,230 aircraft accepted, 1940-1945 808,471 aircraft engines accepted, 19401945 799,972 propellers accepted, 1940-1945

Most-Produced Aircraft USA P-39 Aircobra.............................. 9,584 P-40 Warhawk........................... 13,738 P-38 Lightning.......................... 10,037 P-47 Thunderbolt....................... 15,686 P-51 Mustang............................ 15,875 F6F Hellcat................................ 12,275 F4U Corsair............................... 12,571 TBM Avenger............................. 9,837 B-17 Flying Fortress.................. 12,731 B-24 Liberator........................... 18,482 B-25 Mitchell.............................. 9,984 B-29 Superfortress....................... 3,970 BRITISH Hurricane................................... 14,533 Spitfire....................................... 20,351 Mosquito..................................... 7,780 Halifax......................................... 6,176


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GERMAN Bf109......................................... 30,480 Bf110........................................... 6,150 Fw190........................................ 29,001 Ju88............................................ 15,000 He111.......................................... 6,508 ME262 (1st Jet)............................ 300+ RUSSIAN II-2 Stum0vik............................ 36,183 Yak 1, 3, 7, 9............................. 31,000+ JAPANESE Zero........................................... 10,449 Oscar............................................ 5,919 In 1942-43 it was statistically impossible for bomber crews to complete a 25-mission tour in Europe. The Army Air Force’s peak strength was reached in 1944 with 2,372,000 personnel, nearly twice the previous year’s figure.

Experience Level

Some fighter pilots entered combat in 1942 with less than one hour in their assigned aircraft.

squadron with 209 hours total flight time, including 2.5 hrs in P-40s. He finished the war as a full colonel, commanding an 8th Air Force Group, at age 24.

Safety took a back seat

The Height of Air Power

The Army Air Force’s worst accident rate was recorded by the A-36 Apache, an early version of the P-51 with a staggering 274 accidents per 100,000 flying hours. Next worst were the P-39 at 245, the P-40 at 188 and the P-38 at 139. All these aircraft were Allison engine powered. Bomber wrecks were fewer but more expensive. The B-17 and B-24 averaged 30 and 35 accidents per 100,000 flight hours, and the B-29 was even worse at 40.

At its height in mid-1944, the Army Air Force had 2.6 million people and nearly 80,000 aircraft of all types. Today the US Air Force employs 327,000 active personnel (plus 170,000 civilians) with 5,500+ manned and perhaps 200 unmanned aircraft. The 2009 figures represent about 12 percent of the manpower and 7 percent of the airplanes of the World War II peak.

Cadet to Colonel

Rene Francillon, Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific War Cajus Bekker, The Luftwaffe Diaries Ray Wagner, American Combat Planes, Wikipedia.

John D. Landers, a 21-year-old Texan, was commissioned a second lieutenant on December 12, 1941. He joined his combat

CONTACT! Magazine’s 8th annual Alternative Engine Round-Up is moving to Marysville, California, to be held in conjunction with the Golden West Regional Fly-In & Airshow, June 10-12 at the Yuba County Airport (MYV). The Alternative Engine Round-Up will be on Saturday, June 11th only. In keeping with the tradition that the Round-Up will always be a free event for those who fly in with a display aircraft, anyone who chooses to bring to the event an experimental (homebuilt) aircraft that is powered by an “Alternative engine” and puts their plane on display with all the others, admission for them and their passengers will be waived for the day. Preregistration is required to take advantage of this offer. In addition to aircraft being on display, the Round-up will include an entire day of educational forums (below) focused on alternative engines, including automobile conversions and propellers. The forums are free and don’t require any preregistration. 9 am — A tribute to Bud Warren, Geared Drives-Subaru and V8 Geared Redrives 10 am — Jess Meyers, Belted Air-Power-Chevy V-6 Belted Redrives 11 am — Paul Lipps, Elippse Propellers 2 pm Joe Horvath, Revmaster Aviation the new R-2300 3 pm Corvair Confab Lineup subject to change

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julie clark Julie Clark’s air show routine takes the SMOKIN’ MENTOR, her restored T-34, “Free Spirit,” to the limits of its operating capability. Julie’s T-34 demands exceptional skill to perform aerobatics and Julie’s experience has honed her coordination and responsiveness in delicate balance. Julie’s aerobatic routine is remarkable in its beauty and splendor and even more remarkable in that she exhibits elegance in an airplane with flying manners best described as rugged. Her unique and patriotic presentation, “Serenade in Red, White and Blue,” is breathtakingly choreographed to Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” or “God Bless You Canada.” 2011 marks Julie’s 27th year of flying to Lee Greenwood’s song. 27 years ago, patriotism was not what it has evolved into today. Consequently, Julie’s desire to continue performing to this remarkable song has made her a personal friend of Lee Greenwood. To enhance her routine, multi-colored wing-tip smoke trails her every maneuver and she concludes her performance with crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics, dazzling fireworks. A pilot for more than 41 years and a retired Northwest Airlines captain, Julie Clark has logged more than 31,000 accident-free hours in the air and is rated in more than 66 types of aircraft. Marking her 32nd year as a solo aerobatic air show pilot, Julie has earned the admiration of fans everywhere and garnered many awards and honors. In 2007 Julie was named “Woman of the Year” in Senate District 1 by the California Senate. Julie was honored for her contributions to her local community and the community of aviation. In March 2002, Julie received

perhaps her highest honor with induction into the Women in Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame of Women in Aviation, International. The Hall of Fame recognizes the significant contributions women have made to the aviation industry as record setters, pioneers or innovators. “Being inducted into this outstanding Hall of Fame is a great thrill for me,” said Clark. “Being honored at this level for doing something that I truly love makes this induction even more special.” She has also been honored annually since 2006 by Airport Journals and the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, as one of the Top 40 “Living Legends in Aviation,” with the likes of Bob Hoover, Gene Cernan, Chuck Yeager, Morgan Freeman, and Harrison Ford. In 2006, Julie was the only woman named in the Top 10 of Favorites. 2007 and 2008 brought about honors from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA). In 2007 Julie was

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jacquie b Launching into the air show circuit at the age of 50 in a one-of-a-kind aircraft certainly qualifies Jacquie Warda as an extraordinary pilot. As a newborn, her first outing was to the Los Angeles County Airport Air Show. Her father’s love of airplanes and flying inspired her to want to fly and air shows captured Jacquie’s interest from an early age. She was introduced to aerobatics in 1986, when she received her private pilot’s license and was convinced that aerobatic flying was her destiny. She entered the International Aerobatic Club sanctioned competition in August 2000 and rapidly progressed to the Advanced category. She continues to hone her skills through coaching from awardwinning Russian coaches, as well as other competition and air show coaches. During the 100th anniversary of powered flight in 2003, she retired from the legal profession and realized her dream of becoming an air show pilot. She holds the distinction of being the first female pilot to

enter this business at 50 years young. In the last seven years, she has flown more than 80 air shows from coast to coast, entertaining over 5 million air show fans. She has also earned six marketing awards from the International Council of Air Shows. Aerobatics is her passion but not her only flying interest. Inspired by over 20 years of watching the Reno Air Races, Jacquie trained to compete in the 2001 races in the bi-plane class. In her inaugural year, she brought in an impressive 6th place showing in the Bronze class. The following year, she advanced to the Silver class and again finished 6th. Jacquie continued to race at Reno in 2003 and 2004, finishing in the middle of the Silver class.

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Her Reno results yielded feature articles in several publications, including an article in Pacific Flyer. Jacquie has logged over 2,200 accidentfree hours in the 24 years she has been flying in a variety of aircraft including a Stearman, AT-6, T-28, Beechcraft King Air, Baron, Aeronca Champ, Citabria, Decathalon, Lancair, Sukhoi, Yak 52, Nanchang CJ-6 and the Extra 300. Her favorite aircraft is her unique Pitts S-1T. Her “Red Eagle” is one of three Pitts built to fly an air show around the Statue of Liberty during the 1986 centennial celebration, which followed Ms. Liberty’s refurbishing. The paint motif is both beautiful and patriotic. She currently holds a Commercial certificate in land-based aircraft as well as a seaplane rating and holds an unrestricted, Level 1 A.C.E. Card. Jacquie has been featured in publications such as Smithsonian Air & Space, World Airshow News, Sport Aerobatics, Atlantic Flyer, Fly-Low, and In-Flight USA. When she is not flying, she shares her love of aviation with kids of all ages by speaking in classrooms across the country. She says, “It’s vital to share the passion to bring along the next generation of pilots through mentoring.” Additionally, she shares her expertise by speaking at seminars and conventions for pilots, including the Ninety-Nines and Women in Aviation, International. Jacquie’s love of excitement is evident in her hobbies as well. When she’s not flying, she likes to sky dive, golf, play tennis, fitness/weightlifting train, and ride her Harley Davidson motorcycle in Danville, Calif., where she resides with her husband. Before she discovered that she would “rather fly than eat,” she also surfed, was a runner, took 14 years of ballet training, and learned several languages. But why does Jacquie Warda call her business Jacquie B Airshows? Because she’s Jacquie BABY!!


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dr. frank donnelly A proven performer, Dr. Frank Donnelly has flown more than 100 performances at 40 air shows and holds a ground-level waiver. He delivers a slow-motion, captivating aerial display that provides non-stop excitement for everyone. Donnelly started flying aerobatics in a World-War II-era PT26 Fairchild trainer. Later he graduated to a 1952 British Royal Air Force Chipmunk. Inspired by air show great Duane Cole, who wowed spectators flying his clippedwing Taylorcraft from the 1950s to the 1980s, Donnelly revived Cole’s act and developed his own style of flying. “I want to show people what an old-time airplane can do and have fun doing it!” he says. Donnelly’s interest in aviation started young. He was just 6 years old when his father took him to his first air show, and he yearned to fly from then on. His first flight was in a Piper Cub when he was 10 years old, but it wasn’t until many years later that he earned his private pilot’s license. Today, Donnelly has over 6,000 hours and holds commercial pilot single-engine land and private pilot glider ratings, and he’s also certified as a glider tow pilot. He has about

8,000 tows in his logbook. Not content just to fly airplanes, Donnelly also services them. He holds the highest FAA mechanic ratings possible: Aircraft Inspector Authorization and Airframe/Powerplant. In 2001, Donnelly was honored to serve as the mechanic for the U.S. Unlimited Aerobatic Team when

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Steve Stavrakakis | Airshow Announcer

When the name Steve Stavrakakis is spoken in aviation circles, the first comment usually has something to do with how to pronounce the last name. The second comment, however, will almost always be associated with uniqueness. This is not by accident. Veteran air show pilot Steve Stavrakakis, a native Californian from the Modesto area, has spent nearly a decade entertaining air show crowds with “one of

a kind” aircraft. Steve’s airshow career began in 1980 in a Bellanca Citabria. He taught himself aerobatics with only 12 hours of total flight time. He began flying air shows professionally as “the Greek Air Force” in 1985 when he debuted a very rare Czechoslovakian Zlin 526F aerobatic trainer that he had purchased from the Hungarian Air Ministry. He perfected aerobatic flying under the direction of aerobatic master Bob Herendeen in 1986 and later with Czech national aerobatic champions at the Zlin Air School in the Czech Republic. Since his first flight in a Zlin aircraft, Steve longed for the “hot rod” of Zlins, the Czech built Z-50. Steve’s attitude, flying, and crowd appeal once again move from the air to the ground at Golden West. With Steve’s experience and knowledge as an aerobatic pilot, he will help the air show pilots thrill the crowd with his exceptional description of aerobatic maneuvers, along with his general enthusiasm for flying.

Willie turner | air boss

Willie Turner started his career in aviation as a co-pilot while sitting on his father’s lap at a very young age. Because he couldn’t see over the instrument panel, he was noted as the youngest instrument pilot. He then grew in size and graduated to flying his own aircraft at the age of 19, christening his wings while making the first of two cross-country trips. Willie spent most of his childhood at the airport standing watch while his father restored antique race planes and his mother built two experimental aircraft. When he wasn’t in the hangar working, he was off on the air

show circuit participating in every aspect of the event from parking airplanes to master of ceremonies. Logically, for Willie, the transition between air show observer to “Air Boss” was an easy one. The term “Air Boss” is derived from the Navy. It describes the person that is in charge of all flight operations on an aircraft carrier. The Air Boss at an air show can best be related to a conductor in an orchestra. This is the person who choreographs air show acts and is responsible for safe operations on and above the airport. Willie has received hands-on training under several Air Boss veterans, including the late Vern Dallman, air show performer, ACE, safety officer, and creator of the Safety Seminar for air show performers. When Willie is not providing safety for air events, he is the marketing director at the Hiller Aviation Museum at the San Carlos Airport in California. Times haven’t changed much: Willie still spends most of his time at the airport. Willie will host his own show, the Vertical Challenge, an all helicopter air show, on June 18 at San Carlos Airport.

Fred Zealor | Fly-In Announcer Fred Zealor has become a regular addition to the air show announcing team. He will take to the mike for Golden West’s Friday afternoon air show and help out as needed on the weekend. From Sacramento, Fred first developed an interest in flight at the age of 9 and has been a student of aviation and aviation history since then. In 1973, he began an association with the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He got involved in the air show industry in 1985 with the A.M.A. Air Show Team program. For the next 16 years, Fred was an announcer for The Capital City Barnstormers. Fred was a regular at the Vern Dallman Aerobatic Safety Seminars where he learned that a long history of diabetes would not hold him down. He got his private pilot’s license in 2001. Fred moved to announcing full-size aircraft when he served alongside Steve Stavrakakis in 2003 at the Vertical Challenge helicopter show. Fred has also worked with Allen Silver and Gordon Bowman-Jones. He has been to air shows at Marysville for a number of years and looks forward to a chance at the mike.


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Liberty Parachute Team The Liberty Parachute Team will open the air show with matching red, white and blue, high-performance parachutes, colorful smoke, patriotic banners and “Old Glory” proudly waving to showcase the national pride, honor and tradition that is represented during the three-day event. Considered the premiere civilian parachute demonstration team in North America, the Liberty Team has been performing at air shows and special events nationwide for over 20 years. Team owners Doug Gipe and Larry Bartlett have assembled the top parachute demonstration performers in the country, and aggressively incorporated state-ofthe-art equipment and innovative training methods, setting the stage for the thrilling acts that follow in what is the Biggest and Best Air Show in the World! Each team member averages 25 years of skydiving experience and has over 2,000

parachute jumps to their credit. They have all earned an “Expert Parachutist” license as well as a “PRO” rating from The United

States Parachute Association, placing them among the most elite skydivers in the world.

Transport Pilot Rating. In addition to her current aerobatic pursuits she holds a PhD in Chemistry and has had a successful career in the semiconductor industry. She is also fortunate to be able to fly as a Captain on her company’s Gulfstream when her schedule permits. She returned to her love of aerobatics and began training with air show legend Wayne Handley in 2005 and has since competed in International Aerobatic Club competitions throughout the US. In 2006 she won first place in the Intermediate Category in both the Northwest and Southwest Regional Championships. After

moving up to the Advanced Category she won third place in the 2008 and 2009 Northwest Regional Championships. In between flying competitions Vicky began performing at local air shows, and today she continues to thrill and inspire audiences up and down the West Coast. Last year Vicky added to her list of aviation accomplishments and participated in the annual Reno Air Races. Competing in the Sport Class she won her first race and was awarded the honor of being chosen Reno Air Race Rookie of the Year for 2010 by her fellow racers. Look for her to be racing again at Reno in September. Vicky’s airplane is a modified Germanbuilt single seat Extra 300S carbon fiber monoplane. Powered by an experimental high performance Lycon built AEIO-540 engine with a Hartzell “Claw” propeller, this aircraft is both powerful and nimble, making it a perfect choice for air show performances and competition aerobatics. Vicky is sponsored by FESTO Corporation,a worldwide leader in pneumatic and electromechanical components and controls for the industrial automation market. You can learn more about Vicky on her web site at www.vbaerosports.com.

vicky benzing

Born and raised in California, Vicky Benzing has logged over 5,000 hours of flight time. An accomplished pilot, skydiver, aerobatic competitor, and Reno racer, she has a passion for everything airborne. While in college, she learned to fly in an antique Taylorcraft in her hometown of Watsonville, California. Early on she took aerobatic instruction from the legendary pilot Amelia Reid and has since had a love for the sport. Her flying career has spanned over 20 years and today she holds both a Commercial Helicopter and an Airline


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approved by FAA. Since the first SLSA approvals in April 2005, the LSA industry has gained FAA approval for 115 aircraft models! ByDanJohnson.com is proud to list all of these models in the order in which they

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U.S. Importer

Phone

URL

Aerotrek A220

Aerotrek Aircraft

(812) 384-4972

fly-aerotrek.com

Aerotrek A240

Aerotrek Aircraft

(812) 384-4972

fly-aerotrek.com

Allegro 2000

Made in USA

(919) 775-2224

fantasyairusa.com

Apollo Fox

Made in USA

(813) 786-8290

apollolsa.com/

Bravo

Tecnam North America

(888) 359-4682

tecnam.net

Breese 2 DS (SLSA)

Made in USA

(251) 957-1533

msquaredaircraft.com

Breezer II

Breezer Aircraft USA

(941) 915-8883

breezeraircraftusa.com

BushCaddy/Explorer

SportsPlanes.com

(801) 420-6176

sportsplanes.com

C42

SportsPlanes.com

(801) 420-6176

sportsplanes.com

Calypso SP

Jabiru USA (U.S. Built)

(800) 522-4781

usjabiru.com

Century

Air Elite Aviation

(269) 273-8441

aireliteaviation.com

CH 750 LS

Made in USA

(478) 374-2759

eastmanair.com

CH-601XL

no longer produced

Cheetah XLS

Midwest Sport Aviation (U.S. Built)

(608) 467-0233

MWsportaviation.com

Corbi Alto 100

Corbi Air Inc.

(877) 267-2424

corbiair.com

CTLS

Flight Design USA

(860) 963-7272

flightdesignusa.com

CTsw

Flight Design USA

(860) 963-7272

flightdesignusa.com

EA-100

Made in USA

(877) 398-9541

eaglesportplane.com

Eaglet

Tecnam North America

(888) 359-4682

tecnam.net

Echo Super

Tecnam North America

(888) 359-4682

tecnam.net

Elitar Sigma

A&P Aircraft

(631) 588-7771

vvv-avia.ru

FA-04 Peregrine

Hansen Air Group

(770) 427-6311

hansenairgroup.com

Faeta

Atec Aircraft (USA)

(208) 523-3073

letsfly.org/letsflyatec

Fixed Wing Aircraft

airplane.cz


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Airplane

U.S. Importer

Phone

Falcon LS

Made in USA

(816) 282-8635

renegadelightsport.com

Festival

LightSportFlying.com

(901) 481-1934

lightsportflying.com

Fk9 B Mark IV

Hansen Air Group

(770) 427-6311

hansenairgroup.com

Flyer SS

The New Kolb Aircraft (U.S. Built)

(606) 862-9692

tnkolbaircraft.com

G-3

Remos Aircraft, Inc.

(479) 246-0045

remos.com

Gobosh 700 S

Gobosh Aviation

(877) 463-5957

gobosh.aero

Gobosh 800 XP

Gobosh Aviation

(877) 463-5957

gobosh.aero

GX

Remos Aircraft, Inc.

(479) 246-0045

remos.com

Hawk Arrow II LSA

Made in USA

(251) 957-4295

cgsaviation.com/

Highlander

Made in USA

(864) 718-0320

justaircraft.com

iCub / Savage

SportairUSA

(501) 228-7777

sportair.aero

J170-SP

Jabiru USA (U.S. Built)

(800) 522-4781

usjabiru.com

J230-SP

Jabiru USA (U.S. Built)

(800) 522-4781

usjabiru.com

J250-SP

Jabiru USA (U.S. Built)

(800) 522-4781

usjabiru.com

Kitfox Super Sport SLSA

Made in USA

(208) 337-5111

kitfoxaircraft.com

Lambada UFM-13

no longer produced

(321) 960-3438

urbanair.cz/web/pages. php?id=firma&lang=cz

Legend Cub

Made in USA

(903) 885-7000

legend.aero

Lightning LS-1

Made in USA

(931) 680-1781

flylightning.net

MC

Flight Design USA

(860) 963-7272

flightdesignusa.com

MD-3 Rider

Space Coast Aviation Services

(321) 501-1987

SCAviationServices.com

(01142) 739292850

Mystique

URL

flyingmachines.cz

Navigator 600

3Xtrim, Inc

(630) 536-9446

3xtrimlsa.com

Outback 2

Airgyro Aviation

(801) 794-3434

airgyro.com/

P-1

Paradise USA

(561) 632-8428

paradiseaircraft.us

P2008

Tecnam North America

(888) 359-4682

tecnam.net

Parrot

Lets Fly

(208) 523-3073

letsfly.org

Phoenix

Phoenix Air USA

(352) 250-5644

phoenixairusa.com/Home_Page.php

PiperSport / SportCruiser

U.S. Sport Aircraft, Inc.

(772) 229-1236

ussportaircraft.com

Rally

Air Elite Aviation

(269) 273-8441

aireliteaviation.com


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Airplane

U.S. Importer

Phone

URL

Rampage

Skykits Corporation (U.S. Built)

(731) 642-1995

skykits.com

RV-12

Made in USA

(503) 678-6545

vansaircraft.com

S-19LS

Made in USA

(785) 625-6346

rans.com

S-6 Coyote (SLSA)

Made in USA

(785) 625-6346

rans.com

S-7LS Courier

Made in USA

(785) 625-6346

rans.com

S-Wing

S-Wing USA

(810) 459-1326

s-wing-usa.com

Samba

no longer produced

(321) 960-3438

urbanair.cz/web/pages. php?id=firma&lang=cz

Savannah

Skykits Corporation (U.S. Built)

(731) 642-1995

skykits.com

Savannah ADV

Skykits Corporation (U.S. Built)

(731) 642-1995

skykits.com

Savannah VG

Skykits Corporation (U.S. Built)

(731) 642-1995

skykits.com

Sierra

Tecnam North America

(888) 359-4682

tecnam.net

Silvaire LSA-8

Made in USA

(951) 682-5385

luscombe-silvaire.com

Sirius TL-3000

SportairUSA

(501) 228-7777

sportair.aero

Sky Arrow

Hansen Air Group

(770) 427-6311

hansenairgroup.com

Sky Cruiser

Light Wing Sport Aircraft

(828) 433-0015

bilsamaviation.com

Skyboy

no longer produced

Skycatcher

Made in USA

(800) 423-7762

cessna.com/single-engine/skycatcher.html

Skylark DV-1

Made in USA

(209) 830-7666

SkyViewAviation.com

Skyleader 600

Skyleader USA

(570) 839-6450

skyleaderusa.com

Sport

no longer produced

(956) 986-0700

taylorcraft.com

Sport Cub

Made in USA

(509) 248-9491

cubcrafters.com/sportcubs2

Sport Hornet

no longer produced

(866) 974-9222

sporthornet.com

SportStar

Evektor Aircraft, Inc.

(352) 250-5644

evektor-aircraft.com

Sting S3/S4

SportairUSA

(501) 228-7777

sportair.aero

StingSport

SportairUSA

(501) 228-7777

sportair.aero

Storch

U-Fly-It LSA LLC (U.S. Built)

(386) 738-4444

uflyit.com

Super 2

Made in USA

(336) 573-3779

opusaircraft.com

Super SportCub

Made in USA

(509) 248-9491

cubcrafters.com/sportcubs2

Thorpedo

Made in USA

(214) 337-6387

indusav.com

interplaneaircraft.com


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Airplane

U.S. Importer

Phone

URL

Topaz

NIU Group (Ekolot)

(815) 758-4691

niu-g.com

Toxo Sportster

no longer produced

(513) 984-5880

mytoxo.com

Valor (A-22)

Made in USA

(863) 655-3770

fpna.com

Viper SD-4

Tomark Aero USA

(972) 467-2100

tomarkaero.com

WT-9 Dynamic

Sport Aircraft Works

(772) 597-2443

sportaircraftworks.com

X-Air LS

X-Air LSA (U.S. Built)

(541) 388-5337

X-AirLSA.com

Zodiac CH-601 (650)

Made in USA

(478) 374-2759

eastmanair.com

AirWolf 912

Made in USA

(574) 286-9670

powrachute.com

Commander 912 S-LSA

Made in USA

(269) 659-9113

infinitypowerchutes.com

Legend P103

Made in USA

(360) 904-8766

sixchuter.com

Legend XL Tandem

Made in USA

(360) 904-8766

sixchuter.com

Legend XT SSDC

Made in USA

(360) 904-8766

sixchuter.com

Maverick

Made in USA

(352) 465-4545

itecusa.org/maverick.html

Pegasus 582

Made in USA

(574) 286-9670

powrachute.com

Predator

Made in USA

(979) 282-2005

SkyTrailsLSA.com

Sky Trek

Made in USA

(269) 467-9572

soaringconcepts.com

Summit II

Made in USA

(810) 697-9638

summitppc.com

Cygnet

XL Kites

(866) 955-4837

xlflying.com

Delta Jet 912

Made in USA

(813) 786-8290

apollolsa.com/

GTE 912

Air Creation USA

(520) 203-1275

aircreation.net

Monsoon AS-IV

Made in USA

(813) 786-8290

apollolsa.com/

Quik

P & M Aviation USA

(404) 561-7632

pmaviationusa.com

Quik GT450

P & M Aviation USA

(404) 561-7632

pmaviationusa.com

Revo

Made in USA

(813) 786-8290

evolutiontrikes.com

Sport X2

Made in USA

(509) 886-4605

NorthWing.com

Tanarg 912

Air Creation USA

(520) 203-1275

aircreation.net

Trident

Ramphos USA (U.S. Built)

(631) 872-2332

ramphosusa.com

Powered Parachute

Weight Shift Control


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Airplane

U.S. Importer

Phone

URL

Voyageur II

Adventure Sport Aircraft

(877) 835-9464

adventuresportaircraft.com

XT 912

Precision Windsports

(434) 851-6804

precisionwindsports.com

XT-912 Outback

US AirBorne Sport Aviation Center

(509) 243-4988

usairborne.com

(256) 355-1022

colyaer.com/company.htm

Fixed Wing Amphibian

Freedom S100 Mermaid

Made in USA

(772) 597-2443

wetaero.com

SeaMax

SeaMax USA

(863) 557-4457

seamaxusa.com/seamax-usa.phtml

LSA Gliders LLC

(608) 219-5459

lsa-gliders.com

Glider

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Golden West Pilots Circle The Pilots Circle is a special sponsorship open to pilots and users of the Yuba County Airport and individuals and chapter members that assist Golden West in preparing for the event. New members can only be invited to join by a current member of the circle.

Carol Andrews Richard Balderson Marcell Bink Thelma Cull Buzz Dolim Buck Fruetel Sandra Gilbert Dennis James Bill Moses Don Oaks Diana Requa Don Ridenour Les Sanders John Scheiber Audrey Willa Young * current at time of printing

Mel Ayes Andy Bink Edmund Crotty Myron Dodd Jeff Freitas John Gilbert David Hulse Joe Marquering Jerry Muto Bill Palank Peter Requa Pam Ridenour Ron St. John Fred Young


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FIRM List from bydanjohnson.com

Maintenance

Rental

Instruction

Dan Johnson is Light Sport aviation. Dan has flown/reviewed hundreds of light sport aircraft. As Chairman of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association

Make Powrachute

(LAMA), Dan travels the world to cover all things Light Sport. Following is the FIRM list, reprinted with permission from ByDanJohnson.com.

Company

Location

The FIRM list tracks businesses nationwide that provide Flight Instruction, LSA Rental and Maintenance. See listings from other states at ByDanJohnson.com.

Phone

URL

Inland Paraflite

Apple Valley

(760) 242-3359

paraplane.com

✔ ✔ ✔ Remos

E-1 Aviation

Chino

(909) 606-9090

e-1aviation.com

✔ ✔ ✔ Remos

Sterling Aviation

Concord

(925) 687-2850

sterling-flight.com

Rainbow Aviation

Corning

(530) 824-0644

rainbowaviation.com

San Diego Sport Flyers

El Cajon

(619) 258-2190

Sandiegosportflyers.com

VSA/Vector Sport Aviation

Fresno

(559) 801-3273

vectorsportaviation.com

Jabiru Pacific

Fresno

(559) 431-1701

jabirupacific.com

General Aviation Company

Fullerton

(714) 526-6611

GeneralAviationCompany.com

✔ ✔ ✔

✔ Quicksilver Aero (Gobosh) ✔ CZAW

✔ ✔

Czech Sport Aircraft ✔ Gobosh ✔ Rotax

✔ ✔ ✔ TL Ultralight ✔ ✔ ✔ Czech Sport Aircraft ✔ Rotax ✔ Jabiru USA ✔ Multiple LSA Brands ✔ ✔ ✔ FlyItalia ✔ ✔

Remos ✔ Remos USA ✔ Rotax ✔ Sport Aircraft Works

✔ ✔

Aero (Gobosh)

Hemet Flight Center

Hemet

(951) 658-2008

hemetflightcenter.com

✔ ✔

Tecnam

Sea and Sky Aviation

Novato

(415) 233-4939

seaandskyaviation.com

✔ ✔ ✔ Flight Design

NorCal-LSA

Red Bluff

(530) 517-0215

NorCal-LSA.com

✔ ✔ ✔ Evektor

California Sport Aviation

Sacramento

(916) 488-2359

californiasportaviation.com

Air West Aircraft Engines

San Carlos

(650) 593-8403

air-west.com

AeroDynamic Aviation

San Jose

(408) 251-4939

aerodynamicaviation.com

Santa Monica Flyers

Santa Monica (310) 800-8050

santamonicaflyers.com

Dragonfly Aviation

Santa Rosa

(800) 677-9626

dragonflyaviation.com

JacksonAir Flight Training

Thermal

(800) 714-8098

flyjacksonair.com

Fusion Aviation

Torrance

(949) 679-9253

fusionaviation.com

✔ Rotax ✔ ✔

Evektor

✔ ✔

Zlin

✔ ✔

Czech Sport Aircraft

✔ ✔ ✔ Cessna ✔ ✔ ✔ Evektor ✔ Multiple LSA Brands ✔ Rotax ✔ ✔ ✔ Tecnam ✔ ✔

Tecnam ✔ CZAW

✔ ✔

Czech Sport Aircraft


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Rental

Instruction

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Make

Company

Location

Phone

URL

SkyView Aviation

Tracy

(209) 830-7666

SkyViewAviation.com

Foothill Flying Club & Aircraft Sales

Upland

(909) 917-5851

foothillaircraft.com

West Coast Sport Aircraft

Watsonville

(831) 234-1049

westcoastsportaircraft.com

Fly-UL

Wrightwood

(661) 609-5576

fly-ul.com

✔ ✔ ✔ Breezer Aircraft ✔ Dova ✔ Multiple LSA Brands ✔ Rotax SkyView Aviation

✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ Aero (Gobosh) ✔ ✔ ✔ Legend ✔ Remos ✔ Rotax ✔ Rotax ✔ ✔ ✔ Tecnam ✔ Aerotrek ✔ Rotax

From Page 8 Julie Clark displays the qualities of a true showman and projects a positive image of the professional air show performer.” Julie also was inducted into the International Women’s Air & Space Museum in 1993, for her exceptional contribution to aviation. She also was inducted into the “Forest of Friendship” at Amelia Earhart’s residence in Atchison, Kansas. In 1988 and 1997, General Aviation News named her “Performer of the Year” as well as “Favorite Female Performer” for 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1997. Julie, whose dedication to aviation has led many to label her a legend in her own time, has been recognized by the FAA, in Washington, D.C., with the meritorious Certificate of Appreciation for the following areas: Outstanding Contribution to Professional Women in Aviation, Contribution to the Preservation of Military Aircraft, and Contribution to Women Pioneers in Aviation. The Certificate of Appreciation had only been presented six times when it was presented to Julie. Restoration fans will appreciate that Julie bought her Beechcraft T-34 in 1977 “sight unseen” at a government surplus auction, in Anchorage, Alaska, for $18,000.

She flew the airplane, dubbed “Free Spirit,” 2,900 miles to her home in California. Julie personally and painstakingly restored her aluminum airplane, hand polishing inside and out. “Over the next four years, I spent many long hours bringing the airplane back to mint condition,” said Clark, “and it requires daily maintenance to keep it that way.” There was never a doubt that Julie Clark was born to fly. “While most 8-year-old girls were playing with dolls, I was building models of airplanes and reading all I could about flying.” Adding fuel to the fire that committed Julie to aviation was her father, Ernie Clark, a commercial airline pilot for Pacific Airlines. “My dad got me interested in flying,” recalled Julie with a smile. “I got really excited when he would take me along on airline flights in the DC-3 or F-27. Dad would put me into the baggage compartment and then, from inside the airplane, he opened the baggage bin and snuck me into the cockpit. I had to beg and plead, but I thought that was the greatest thing, when I could go fly with my dad.” Ironically, it was her father’s fate that had a more profound effect on Clark. Her father flew in the 1960s when cockpits were left unlocked in flight. In 1964, while Captain

Clark — who was filling in for a pilot who had called in sick — was en route from Reno to San Francisco, a passenger entered the unlocked cockpit with a gun and killed him. After a major struggle between the gunman and the first officer, the airplane went down, killing all on board. “That Pacific Airlines flight 773 on May 7, 1964, brought about the law requiring cockpit doors to remain locked during commercial flights and is named for Captain Ernie Clark,” Julie explained. Seen most recently on “Eye on the Bay,” CBS5/KPIX TV, Julie has been featured on many nationally-televised TV documentaries and aviation-related TV specials. Julie’s list of credits includes co-hosting the “P.M. Magazine’s Sky Dancers” special and appearances in the PBS specials, “Reaching for the Skies” and “The Adventurers.” She was also featured on “The Dayton International Air Show” TV special, where she gave Robin Leach, from “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” his introduction to aerobatics. Julie’s expertise and love for aerobatics drew the attention of “ABC’s Wide World of Flying,” where she gave helpful hints on cockpit organization for pilots. She has also been featured on the “Mack & Mutley” show, the game show “To Tell the Truth” and the “Joan Rivers Show.”


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