Updated May 13, 2021
The Field is open!
Notice to members:
The pandemic has caused much disruption in all facets of everyone’s lives and difficulties with board and safety meetings. Now that the county has relaxed guidelines, we are now able to resume in person board meetings. The previous location where meetings were held has gone out of business. We have been provided another meeting site near the flying field. Since the site is outdoors in order to continue to support social distancing we need to hold the meeting an hour earlier at 6pm on our normal date of May 18th. The meeting will be held at Lake View Park on the left as you come down Haul Road.
The field will be closed from 11:30 until Dusk this Saturday, May 15, 2021 to accomodate overflow parking for an event at Oak Canyon Park.
Now that things are returning to something near normal, James Events has an event at Oak Canyon this Saturday (5-15-2021) from 11:30AM until dusk. They will need the west end of the field for overflow parking. They came in yesterday to address the erosion from this winter and groomed that area in preparation.
On Friday they will set up parking cones which should not impact our flying, just be aware and give them plenty of space.
We will be able to fly in the morning on Saturday until 11:30AM and then be closed for the rest of the day. Sunday will the field will be open for normal operations at sunrise.
Please check the OCMA Calendar for Scheduled Events that may impact flying.
Thanks and have a great day!
There is a new process to aid those wanting to attend. To receive a meeting invitation for this meeting you must register with Zoom using the link below. A meeting invitation will be sent automatically. Thank you.
We have some good news. With CDC restrictions beginning to relax, we will start to see more activity at James Events Parks in the form of vendor and maintenance crew access.
We have returned to the “leave the gate as you found it” policy.
We are still operating the field in social distancing guidelines until further notice but now there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. Naturally our field gate must remained closed and locked unless crews are working on the air field trailhead and fence.
What is required to fly at OCMA 2021 and beyond:
Safety Officers, Field Marshals and BoD Officers have the authority to verify. Aircraft not displaying the proper FAA number will not be allowed to fly until they do. We are assuming you all have your AMA information inside your aircraft which has always been required by AMA.
Air space boundaries!
It is extremely important that we all fly within our defined airspace AT ALL TIMES. There have been a number of occasions recently that our aircraft have been observed well outside our boundaries. By that I mean over the river to the north and up the valley well past our eastern boundary. If you have difficulty judging this, please use a spotter. Fly within the tree line to the west and east, use the oak tree across the field as your northern boundary. Using this as your guide, you will be flying inside our agreed airspace. A map of our airspace ison the bulletin board at the field and at the link below.
Bob Swenson Memorial Field
Santiago Canyon Road
Follow Blue Diamond / Haul Road to the end.
Field GPS Coordinates: 33deg 46'18.07 N, 117 deg 41'52.79 W
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Next OCMA BoD Meeting!!
The May Board meeting is Tuesday, May 18, 2021 and will be held at the Lakeview Park.
Coming to the field, it's on the left on Haul Rd. at the top of the hill. There are no lights at the park so the meeting will begin and hour early at 6:00PM
2020/2021 OCMA Officers
President - Tim Cardin
VicePres - Bob Hunter
Treasurer - Greg Stone
Secretary - Nathan Stone
Safety Officer - Ed Woodson
No red 2021 RULES STICKER on your badge, NO FLY !!
YOU MUST HAVE A CLASS A FIRE EXTINGUISHER WITH YOU AT THE FIELD
YOU MUST WEAR YOUR BADGE ON PERSON AT ALL TIMES.