Summer 2016 GACH News

Aloha Fellow Pilots and Aviation Supporters, Your GACH Board of Directors has been very busy since our last newsletter.  GACH has significantly increased our exposure within the Airports Division (DOTA) and Hawaii Legislature. Our first big effort in April was to have our first-ever Hawaii Aviation Days down at the State Capitol in sponsorship with […]

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SAFETY – AN ATTITUDE

by Bruce Mayes The old adage, “Safety is an attitude” is more than a cliché.  Throughout the aviation industry everyone from every walk of life is trying hard to make the movement of people and goods by air as safe as humanly possible.  However, not everyone has an attitude which fosters safety, others beat the […]

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Trade Wind Inversions

In the Winter 2014 newsletter, I talked about trade winds and briefly touched on trade wind inversions.  Inversions have a big impact on the weather we see in Hawaii, and knowing more about them may be of interest to pilots. What Is An Inversion? Temperature normally decreases with height in the atmosphere.  (The higher you […]

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Willy Schauer Gone West

It is my sad duty to inform you that HNL’s William A. “Willy” Schauer made his final flight West. Willy enlisted in the Army Air Corps shortly after Pearl Harbor and served as an aircraft mechanic during WWII, later in the Hawaii Air National Guard, went through pilot training as an Aviation Cadet in 1950, […]

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