Well, the RNAV-16 is published with an LP mins of 560-1.  I was told they were going to NOTAM it out because Victoria has issue with the Missed Approach, but so far…no NOTAM.  If you’re RNAV capable and have the time and gas, I’d appreciate your using this approach (if Victoria in fact allows it) and letting us know how it goes.  The approach is available (here) from the FAA

Winter is coming.  If you’re local, it will come as little surprise, but I have submitted the following remark for update of our A/FD entry for KORS – AWOS-3 wind sensor is sheltered by trees and rising terrain to east/southeast and may provide erroneous data with strong winds aloft from the northeast, east or southeast.  I’m not sure the FAA will accept this remark, but it is nonetheless true and pilot’s should exercise appropriate caution when these conditions are present.

The next regular meeting of the Port of Orcas Commission is Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Noon in the terminal conference room.

The Summer Fuel Discount is history, but the beautiful weather continues!!! – Why not come and camp with your airplane, grab a bite, savor a hand-crafted beer from the Island Hoppin’ Brewery or take in a concert at the Orcas Center?  

$6.69/gal is history…Check your favorite info peddler for current prices!

    — Note: Tie-down fees are the same as 1996 – $6/night

The 2014 Fly-In is history. This is not the normal parking plan!

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Pictures and information are available here:


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If you have airport pictures you would be willing to share, please email them to me at orcasairport@rockisland.com.