28M at Independence State

Just the Club's 182 at Independence State Airport on a recent flight.

AC 90-66B of 3/13/18 Posted

A new Advisory Circular document is posted to the Documents section of this site (See: ) If you prefer, visit our "Resources" page and find the link to the FAA Advisory Circulars, search for "Non-Towered" and you see the link straightaway.

"Flying Season" Redefined

In September of 2017, the Board redefined the "Flying Season" to May 1 through Oct 31. This extends the season by a month on each end as the old duration was defined as June 1 through September 30.

This was done primarily to promote aircraft availability to our growing membership by extending the period of time that the Summer scheduling rules applied. See the updated regulations at (specifically section 5.1 and 5.2 dealing with long reservations and multiple uncompleted reservations.

Reminder -- Google Calendar for HFC Available

Did you know that there is a Google calendar for HFC events and other flight related events?

If you have a Google account, you can easily add the calendar to those you can view by simply logging into your personal gmail account and going to your calendar and entering "hillsboroflyingclub {-at-}" into the "add a friend's calendar" field (without the quotes; substitute the @ character for {-at-}).

You can customize the color of the calendar entries to differentiate them from your own or any other calendars you may already link to.

ICAO Flight Planning and HFC Equipment Codes

ICAO flight planning requires a little setup in your EFB apps. Check out our fleet's equipment and nav codes for ICAO under Resources > Club Google Resources. For more information on setting up some popular EFB programs with the aircraft ICAO codes see the iPad Pilot article listed under Resources > EFB Related Information.

For your convenience, here are both the links.

Flight to Packwood in 28M

Photo of the town of St. Helens, Oregon and the Columbia River in the late afternoon sunlight.

Above: The town of St. Helens, Oregon in the late afternoon sunlight.

More photos from a flight to Packwood, WA last year in our 182 at the link below. You too can see such sights!


N1228M Gets a Max Payload Boost!

It is all official! Our 182 (N1228M) has a STC that raises our maximum gross weight for takeoff to 3100 lbs (the maximum landing weight is unchanged at 2950 lbs).

This enables prudent pilots that adhere to the guidance on Weight & Balance (see STC for Increased Weight in N1228M C-182P) to utilize our 182P to its full potential to carry a nice big payload of passengers and gear to those remote camping areas with a grass strip! Join and plan your camping trip in style today!

Aviation Weather Geographical Areas

Ever get a briefing, or read an Area Forecast, and see references to areas such as "Interior Valleys/SW Oregon", or "Eastern Slopes", or "High Plateau", or "Willamette Valley", and wonder where those areas are exactly?

28M's Panel as of 2015 May

An evening flight reveals the Club's 182, 28M's panel in this May 2015 flight image. A newer item is the ADS-B out supporting transponder at lower right.

28M Preparation

November 1228 Mike, the club's 182, exterior view on May 17th, 2015.

A more recent photo of the Club's Cessna 182, N1228M, just before an evening flight in May, 2015.