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San Luis Obispo, California
San Luis Obispo County Airport    McChesney Field
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Sep 27 Tue
- US Army will rank order all 780 or so of equipment programs, from helicopters to boots to rifles army.mil
- F35A pilot had to egress the aircraft during engine start due to a fire from the aft section acc.af.mil
- Santa Monica evicting FBOs Atlantic Aviation and American Flyers 30day notices to vacate airport latimes.com scpr.org surfsantamonica.com aopa.org
Sep 26 Mon
- Sikorsky awarded 232,075,337 for modification P00214 to previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0081) for procurement of two CH-53K system demonstration test article aircraft, US Navy defense.gov
- GE3000 engine future solution for US Army helicopters geaviation.com
- USAF F-35A caught fire when strong tailwind on flight line, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho theregister.co.uk
- North Memorial Medical Center A109 helicopter down on east side of Lake Winona, three people hospitalized minnesota.cbslocal.com faa.gov startribune.com
- Space Weather for Aviation Service Provider swpc.noaa.gov
Sep 24 Sat
- Special Operations Command Europe and adjacent units conducted fast-rope insertion and extraction system training, and military free-fall with support of Army National Guard Helicopter Task force, photos army.mil
- Statoil internal investigation into helicopter safety bbc.co.uk
- Vandenberg AFB begins cleanup and recovery efforts in order to return the base to normal operations after the Canyon Fire vandenberg.af.mil independent.com inciweb.nwcg.gov
- Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will host 2016 US Women National Championship, launches September 30 balloonfiesta.com
Sep 23 Fri
- Bell Helicopter (Textron) unveiled Bell V247 Vigilant tiltrotor, solution designed to address the evolving demands of the military and transportation sectors for unmanned aircraft for a shipborne UAS platform textron.com
- Spectrum Aeromed installed single patient pivot system on new Bell 407GXP helicopter for Idaho Helicopters, photo spectrum-aeromed.com
- US Navy announced the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) received milestone C approval, program to enter into Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) navair.navy.mil
- US Navy 2016 Navy Week Schedule navy.mil
Sep 22 Thu
- National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) emphasis on the importance of compliance with the pre-takeoff flight-control checks required by aircraft manufacturers nbaa.org
- Gen. Hawk Carlisle (Air Combat Command commander) the F-35A key component of fusion warfare f35.com
- Pilots survived Greek Apache helicopter crash popularmechanics.com
- Bell Helicopter (Textron) will debut Bell 525 Relentless at 26th annual Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), Sept.28 through Oct.1 textron.com
Sep 21 Wed
- S92 helicopter fleet one million flight hour milestone with events in North Sea Region, Aberdeen, Scotland lockheedmartin.com
- USAF B-21 Modernizing the bomber fleet af.mil
- USAF U-2 crashed shortly after takeoff Sept.20 near the Sutter Buttes mountain range, Northern California af.mil
- Launch WorldView-4 high-resolution imaging satellite no earlier than Monday, Sept.26 Vandenberg AFB, California ulalaunch.com cause Canyon wildfire vandenberg.af.mil lockheedmartin.com
Three US Marine H-53 Sea Stallion heavyLift helicopters (over 20yrs old) brought out of retirement from DavisMonthan AFB Ariz. will be upgraded and put back into active service. photo Aug2005 navy.mil
Mars Spirit Opportunity rovers. jplNasa
US Navy helicopter San Diego Calif training 2007. Photo courtesy of Jim Pratt "flybum" opens new window. USN2007helicopter
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From 2015
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From 2012
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San Luis Obispo is located on the Central Coast of California about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airport (McChesney Field) is about a mile south of downtown San Luis Obispo.
 
 
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FAA Helicopter CFI approved R22, R44
Robinson approved R22, R44 CFI and A&P
Over 6,000 hours from 1986 - 2002
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