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PMLAA Christmass Party

PMLAA Christmas Party
December 6, 2014
Tuolumne Trails
6:00PM Cocktails
7:00PM Dinner

$30 Per Person (Includes Tax and Tip)

Grilled Steak with a Bourbon Mushroom Sauce
Chicken Marsala
Steamed Red Potatoes with Parsley and Butter
Dinner Rolls
Coffee, Iced Tea and Water

No Host Wine, Beer and Soda




Return the bottom portion of this flyer with your check made payable to PMLAA and mail to PO Box 131, Groveland, Ca. 95321


Name(s)__________________________________x $30 Per Person_____

April 4th, 2015

Flying to living in the land way down under

To the pole and back again in search of meteorites

Landon Curt Noll

At Tony and Silvano's hangar, new date, April 4th, 2015

Tony will cook her signature "Pasta Carbonara" and PMLAA will grill the meat. Please bring appetizer, salad or dessert.

In 2011, 2013, and 2014, a group from TravelQuest International searched for meteorites just below the surface of the ice in "The Land Waaaaay Down Under".  
Landon Curt Noll, who served as the expedition scientist, will discuss the challenges of working and living in Antarctica.  
Landon will bring a collection of clothing/gear to the talk to help explain how one may comfortably survive in the unique Antarctic climate.  
He will show photos from their last 3 expeditions, including a photographic tour of the South Pole station.  

These expeditions pioneered a new approach to finding meteorites under the Antarctic ice.  
Landon will explain their search method, present some of the challenges they faced and show photos of some of the meteorites they discovered.  
Landon will have one of the specialized detectors used and demonstrate its use. 

Short Bio:

Landon Curt Noll focuses on High-Performance Computing for Cisco by day, and focuses on our inner solar system as an Astronomer by night.

Landon has made astronomical observations during total solar eclipses in the US, Turkey, Zambia, Australia, Antarctica, Libya, China, Eniwetok and French Polynesia.
He served as the expedition scientist for a team that searched for meteorites in the Antarctic ice at and near the South Pole.
As a mathematician, he developed or co-developed several high-speed computational methods and as held or co-held eight world records related to the discovery of large prime numbers.
Landon Curt Noll is the 'N' in the widely used FNV hash. He is credited in Wikipedia as the co-inventor (with John Horton Conway) of a system for naming numbers of any size.
Landon graduated from Linfield College with a BA in Math/Physics. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society and is an associate of the American Astronomical Society.
An online Bio/Vita of Landon may be read at:

2014 calendar

  • October 18th: Historical Aircraft Display
  • October 31st: Groveland Ghosts and Goblins Halloween  at Groveland Community Hall and all up and down Groveland Main Street
  • November 1st: PMLAA Potluck Dinner and Meeting
  • November 11th: Veterans Day
  • November 15th: Historical Aircraft Display
  • November 27th: Thanksgiving Day
  • December 6th: Santa Comes to Town at Groveland Community Hall
  • December 6th: PMLAA Holiday Event
  • December 20th: Historical Aircraft Display
  • December 25th: Christmas Day

See also,

The PMLAA webstore is now live

The PMLAA webstore is now live at

PML Aero Club

The PML Aero Club now has a website:

Noise Sensitive Area

Craig L. Pedro, Tuolumne County Administrator, in his letter dated November 13, 2009 reminds all the pilots about the noise sensitive areas near Pine Mountain Lake and Columbia airport. Please familiarize yourself with this areas

and also with:

Weather @ E45

 Hello, today is Saturday, December 20th, 2014.

Courtesy of Eric Henderson
This weather station is located off-airport and
should not be used for flight planning and navigational purpose.


Morning Twilight:
06:41 AM PST
Sunrise: 07:11 AM PST
Sunset: 04:46 PM PST
Evening Twilight:
05:15 PM PST



Columbia (O22) AWOS online

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PMLAA Webcam

Courtesy of Kirk Wallace

This is a camera-2 view of Pine Mountain Lake Airport looking towards the South-West at the end of runway 9.

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More Webcams by clicking here

The Camera is a Kodak DC3400 in a weather-proof housing mounted to a mast on the roof. The camera is pointing South-West with the end of runway 9 in the center.

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