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San Luis Obispo, California
San Luis Obispo County Airport    McChesney Field
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Aug 27 Sat
- CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 takes off to conduct troop lift exercise, photo marines.mil
- MD Helicopters final delivery MD530F CayuseWarrior to Afghan mdhelicopters.com
- NASA selected United Launch Services LLC for Mars rover mission nasa.gov ulalaunch.com
- Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will host 2016 US Women National Championship, launches September 30 balloonfiesta.com
- AOPA Flying Club Cessna 150 Giveaway, deadline to apply Sept.1 winning club will be notified on or about Oct.1 aopa.org
- Wildlife Surveys, Hover Power, Feb.10,2016 aopa.org
Aug 26 Fri
- Soberanes wildfire, 12 Helicopters, Monterey county, Calif inciweb.nwcg.gov
- Two US F22 pilots encounter Syrian Su-24 cnn.com usatoday.com
- FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems portal, New Small UAS Rule (Part 107), including all pilot and operating rules, will be effective in August 2016 faa.gov
- US Navy 2016 Navy Week Schedule navy.mil
Aug 25 Thu
- H175 7-ton class helicopter in Mexico for transport services Oil industry, photo airbushelicopters.com
- Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) welcomed the FAA acceptance of industry recommendations to propose an alternative acceptable means of compliance for single-engine helicopters to meet Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) certification requirements for Part 27 rotorcraft aea.net rotor.org
- US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on GAO report of USAF proposal to prematurely retire A-10 aircraft mccain.senate.gov
Aug 24 Wed
- AH-64E Apache helicopter training system to South Korea boeing.mediaroom.com
- Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) joint venture of Honeywell and PrattWhitney awarded contract for preliminary design review of new engine for US Army BlackHawk and Apache helicopters prnewswire.com
- Rey wildfire, 14 Helicopters, 6 air tankers, 2 Very Large Air Tankers (VLATS), Santa Barbara, Calif inciweb.nwcg.gov
- NHV Group commenced flight operations with H175 utility helicopter in Denmark for Maersk Oil, tweet airbushelicopters.com
Aug 23 Tue
- Northrop Grumman N400NT (USAF T-X jet trainer competition) performing high-speed taxi trials at Mojave California janes.com
    more on USAF T-X program wikipedia.org
- FAA August 29 new small UAV (drone) rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective faa.gov
Aug 22 Mon
- Australian Search and Rescue helicopter hovers during SAR training at Exercise Pitch Black 2016, photo marines.mil
- Erickson Inc selected to provide timber harvesting aerial services in Malaysia ericksoninc.com
- Chimney wildfire Incident Information, 14 Helicopters, 7 Air Tankers, San Luis Obispo County, Calif fire.ca.gov
- Space Weather for Aviation Service Provider swpc.noaa.gov
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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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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