SoCal Aviation Association

Upcoming events

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • SCT (9175 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92126)
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    SCAA Members are Invited to a SHARE Roundtable at the SoCal Tracon (SCT)

    Join us for a facility tour, presentation by SoCal Tracon, and a round table discussion including airspace and procedure changes, Next Gen updates, recent safety reports, and Q and A with air traffic controllers.

    Seating is limited to 30.

    When: March 7th
    11:00am- 2:00pm

    Where: SCT
    9175 Kearny Villa Road
    San Diego, CA 92126

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    Platinum Sponsors

    • 08 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • Ross Aviation LGB 3250 Airflite Way, Long Beach, CA 90807
    Technical Human Factors and Safety Seminar for Executives and Technicians (Avionics/Maintenance)

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jerry Cockrell, Humarist, Aviation Safety, CRM

    Human Factors , Safety, Aviation Reporting

    Join us for a professional development and inspirational seminar for ALL technical professionals, including: technicians, managers, and executives.

    When: March 8th, 2018
    10:00am- 2:00pm (lunch included)

    Where: Ross Aviation
    3250 Airflite Way
    Long Beach, CA 90807

    Members: $30
    (Receive $25 toward a new membership)

    About Dr. Jerry Cockrell
    Humarist, Aviation Safety, CRM

    Dr. Jerry Cockrell has the educational background and ability to translate aviation human factors and safety principles to countless other professions and industries. Dr. Jerry Cockrell is a psychologist, a 20,000-hour airline pilot, an authority on safety, and one of the funniest speakers in the US. His qualifications include B-737 Captain, international B-747-400 pilot, CRM & Check Airman Instructor, B-737 Simulator Instructor, CFI and Advanced Ground Instructor ratings. Dr. Cockrell’s Ph.D. is in psychology and education. Jerry uses funny and amazing true stories to teach safety, human factors and awareness. Folks laugh and enjoy themselves, then later realize they have learned a great deal and they remember the lessons. As one of the earliest developers of CRM and one of the foremost educators on the subject, Jerry serves as expert witness in the area of human factors in numerous aviation accident areas. Dr. Cockrell has traveled to all 50 states and internationally to England, Germany, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Canada and Australia delivering over 3,000 safety and humorous presentations. He toured for the Air Safety Foundation (a division of AOPA) for many years teaching various pilot programs and flight instructor revalidation clinics. He is a National Accident Prevention Counselor appointed by the FAA in Washington D. C.On the lighter side, Jerry’s hilarious banquet keynote presentations are a favorite, which often includes his infamous sick-sack routine, a huge audience favorite.



    Event Silver Sponsor


    • 11 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • ACI Jet SNA
    • 94
    You're invited to the SCAA Annual General Meeting and Networking Event

    We will conduct the required Annual General Meeting of the Organization then move on to food, drinks, and networking with your local aviation community. 

    Note: Space is limited, the event is free, and we need all attendees to register please.

    Location: ACI Jet, SNA
    19301 Campus Drive
    Santa Ana, California 92707

    When: April 11th
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Hosted and supported by:


    • 12 Apr 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Gulfstream Long Beach
    • 35

    Don't miss an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Private Aviation!

    SCAA's Mentor Committee is hosting an event that will introduce students into a variety of careers working in and around private business jets, and how best to pursue a career that supports their interest in this industry.

    Students are asked to arrive at 5:30pm, promptly, for introductions and to begin your tour. Students will then be guided through the Gulfstream Facilities to learn about each facet of the Manufacture and Repair facility.

    At the conclusion of the tour we can network, debrief and enjoy light refreshments.

    Students will need to pre-register as there is limited space. Once registered, a confirmation will be sent to you.

    Date: April TBD

    Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Location: Gulfstream LGB
    4150 E Donald Douglas Dr
    Long Beach, CA

    Catering provided by

    Mentor Program Annual Platinum Sponsor

    Mentor Program Annual Gold Sponsor

    • 03 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 575 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010
    • 148

    Enhancing Communications Workshop
    For ALL AVIATION PROFESSIONALS, to include: Pilots, Flight Attendants, Mechanics, Schedulers and Dispatchers, Customer Service Representatives, and Management Personnel

    Presented by: JODIE BROWN, Summit Solutions

    L4 Professional Development Program (PDP) Certification Course
    Earn NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Credits. To learn more click here

    • Learn how non-verbal communication can be used to effectively communicate your message
    • Improve your ability to understand and confirm meaning across generations and technologies

    Hosted by: SCAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee and Air7

    When: Thursday, May 3rd
    8:00am-5:00pm- Continental breakfast, lunch and breaks included.
    5:00pm- 7:00pm- Networking reception

    Where: Air 7
    575 Aviation Drive
    Camarillo, CA 93010

    $75 Members
    $125 Non-Members ($50 apply to a new membership)

    KeyNote Speaker: Jodie Brown, Summit Solutions (click for bio)

    Be someone people want to listen to. There is no such thing as no communication. People fill silence with speculation, assumption, and second-guessing.  Not only is effective communication essential for completing complex operations and exceptional service, but it’s also the glue that connects the individual pieces together in a high-performance team.  The ability to communicate well at all levels is essential to successful leadership.

    This dynamic course provides L4 PDP certification and focuses on aviation leadership challenges:
    8:00am – 12:00pm
    •       Improve communication effectiveness 1 on 1, in teams, committees, and small groups.
    •       How to be effective when confronting disruptive and disrespectful behavior.
    •       Improve your ability to understand and confirm meanings across generations and technologies.
    1:00pm – 5:00pm
    •       Improve your power of persuasion by understanding the rationale and rules for presentation.
    •       Use your environment to enhance your communication objectives.
    •       Find out how to give and receive clear instructions effectively.

    Platinum Sponsors

    Gold Sponsor

    Silver Sponsor

    Additional Sponsors Needed. Please call or text Debi Carpenter @ 760-390-7386

    • 21 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • The Crossings at Carlsbad
    SCAA 12th Annual Golf Tournament & Benefit

    Monday May 21st, 2018 @10am

    The Crossings at Carlsbad   

    Visit this link for details and registration

    Please note single golfers and foursomes are not open for registration yet.

    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • 3250 Airflite Way Long Beach, CA 90807
    • 25
    Join us at SCAA's Safety SHARE Roundtable June 6th LGB
    (Safety Hazard Awareness Reporting & Empowerment)

    Theme: TBD

    We will also discuss current SHARE reports.   Please join us for this informative, interactive session.  Seating is limited to 25, so please register in advance.

    Date: June 6th

    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm (Lunch provided)

    Location: Ross Aviation LGB
    3250 Airflite Way
    Long Beach, CA 90807

    *No Fee To Attend*  

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    Platinum Annual SPONSOR


    • 10 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Carlsbad Sheraton, Carlsbad, CA
    SCAA's 10th Annual Safety Standdown Day on Sept. 10th (Back at CRQ)

    Date: September 10th, 2018

    Location: Carlsbad Sheraton Resort  

    Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Breakfast and Lunch included

    Reception will follow: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm    

    Need a hotel? The Sheraton in Carlsbad is offering attendees a 20% discount on their best available. Discount code coming soon...

    Topic: TBD

    Keynote Speaker: TBD



    $95.00   Member

    $145.00 Non-member (includes SCAA annual "individual" membership dues or $50 toward a corporate membership)

    SCAA is proud to offer 20 free student Safety Standdown event scholarships!

    The event is held on Sept 12th at the Carlsbad, Sheraton. To qualify, you must be:

    1)       Enrolled in aviation college program; or

    2)       Active flight student; or

    3)       Active CFI

    You will be required to write a short essay on why you would like to attend the SCAA Safety Standdown. Once approved, you will receive a code to register for the event.

    Application coming soon...

    Title Sponsor:

    CJ Type Rating Award

    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Palm Springs Air Museum 745 North Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, California 92262
    • 250


    You're invited to SCAA & SONO's 3rd Annual evening event in Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Air Museum DATE TBD

    The Southern California Aviation Association and the Southern and Northern California Schedulers and Dispatchers Association have teamed up to host an evening at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Please join us for an evening of networking, cocktails, dinner, a presentation and raffle prizes in beautiful Palm Springs. 

    When: Nov TBD

    Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking Event
    9pm-12pm SCAA/SONO Party

    Speaker: TBD

    Palm Springs Air Museum 
    745 North Gene Autry Trail
    Palm Springs, California 92262

    Registration is FREE!  Please register for accurate catering head count.

    Host Hotel: TBD

    Shuttles available with Go Rentals as follows
    To the event

    Service starts at 1710 outside the main lobby of the Host Hotel and will take attendees to Palm Springs Air Museum

    After the event
    Service starts at 2050 at the Palm Springs Air Museum and will take attendees to the Host Hotel

    5:30-7pm Networking Reception
    7-8pm Dinner
    8-8:45pm Presentation
    8:45-9pm Door Prizes

    9pm-12am SCAA/SONO Party at the Riviera Palm Springs
    supported by Ross Aviation and Universal Weather & Aviation


    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • VNY
    • 25
    Join us at SCAA's Safety SHARE Roundtable Nov 12th VNY
    (Safety Hazard Awareness Reporting & Empowerment)

    Theme: TBD

    We will also discuss current SHARE reports.   Please join us for this informative, interactive session.  Seating is limited to 25, so please register in advance.

    Date: November 12th

    Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm (Lunch provided)

    Location: TBD VNY

    *No Fee To Attend*  

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    Platinum Annual SPONSOR


    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (PST)
    • Lyon Air Museum- 19300 Ike Jones Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92707
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    Don't Miss SCAA's Annual Holiday Give Back Party and Toy Drive at the Lyon Air Museum in Orange County 

    Join us in celebrating the holidays over dinner, drinks, DJ, entertainment, raffles, good company, and more...

    We will be giving donations to a few worthy organizations. All because of our members and supporters. THANK YOU!

    SCAA is also proud to support the Toys for Tots Program and will have boxes for donations available at the event.  Please help us support Toys for Tots by bringing an unwrapped toy for a child in need.


    Lyon Air Museum
    19300 Ike Jones Drive
    Santa Ana, CA 92707

    When: Wednesday, Dec 5th
    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm 

    Free shuttle from Carlsbad's Jet Source, Van Nuys' Signature Flight available.

    Jet Source, CRQ Departure @ 4:30 pm
    Return Departure @ 9:30 pm
    Signature Flight Support West 7240Hayvenhurst, VNY Departure @ 4:00 pm
    Return Departure @ 9:30 pm


    New Registration Fees:
    Members: $50
    Member plus significant other: $75

    Non-Members: $75
    Non-Member plus significant other: $100
    *$50 applies toward new annual membership.

    Click here for sponsorship information
    Please contact Debi with any questions @ 760-678-0748

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