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Saturday, January 26, 2008

deer meat

I know this has nothing to do with flying, but since its snowin and we're grounded...


A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner.Both he and his wife decide that they won't tell the kids what kind ofmeat it is, but will give them a clue and let them guess. The kids were eager to know what the meat was on their plates, so they begged their dad for the clue. Well, he said, 'It's what mommy calls me sometimes.

The little girl screams to her brother, "Don't eat it , it's an asshole!!!"

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dairy Air Rosedale ( Jacques's field)

Tuesday Jan 22.
I made My first landing at Jacques's field (Dairy Air) not your average field 750ft. from beginning to the trees on the end the field slopes up 4% up to the intersection of the two runway,s and then goes up to 9 % so a natural brake (the average ultralight will not make it to the intersection without adding power after landing and roll out
I first had a look at the spot with two feet on the ground it gives you a much better idea what your dealing with, and Jacques would like any one planning to land at his field to check it out first from the ground!!!!.

At take off You will get a nice kick in the pants from the 9% down slope this is a one way in and out field major transmission lines on the east side , I landed 10 with very light north wind cross wind was no issue ,the runway is nice and smooth except for frost heaves ,some small rock is mixed up in the grass , the runway will be nicer when 4" of grass is growing on it.
It was a nice experience I'll do it again soon Thanks Jacques .(pictures made by J.C. Menard also the slide show on the bottom of the blog) . Ron
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Conditions at: CYXX observed 20 January 2008 23:00 UTC
Temperature: 3.0°C (37°F)
Dewpoint: -9.0°C (16°F) [RH = 41%]
Pressure (altimeter): 30.17 inches Hg (1021.8 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1022.0 mb]
Winds: from the NE (40 degrees) at 22 MPH (19 knots; 9.9 m/s)
gusting to 37 MPH (32 knots; 16.6 m/s)
Visibility: 30 miles (48 km)
Ceiling: at least 12,000 feet AGL
Clouds: few clouds at 5000 feet AGL
scattered clouds at 10000 feet AGL

This was the weather at Abbotsford airport on Sunday afternoon
sounded like a nice short takeoff ,but when I taxied my Zodiac 601 UL on to the run way it was more than we could handle without moving ,my ASI
showed 40 mph and just by moving in position the plane started flying,about 1/2 feet from the runway ,I aborted the takeoff and told the tower i would exit bravo , it took what seemed like 10 min to get there going walking speed with the tail up the plane light as a feather lifting of from time to time ,I got Her back to the tie down and called a day ,happy to have Her back in one piece. today is a better Day to be up there. : Ron CH 601 FNSR

Monday, January 21, 2008

Pemberton to Gun Lake

A couple of pix taken by Shawn on a flight from Pemberton to Gun Lake. Nice flight over Hurley Pass but not much at Gun Lake except a dusty airstrip and lots of ATV traffic.

first get together of the year

Now that the web site is up and running, I propose that we set a date and location (airflow?) for a get to know each other get together. Maybe in the next couple of months, that way we all can put faces to our names here and perhaps get the ball rolling for our first flyout? Post your comments and ideas please

Robert Barron

Ps: cant wait for a nice summer morning like this to come......

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Poets Cove South Pender Island, double the price for food compared to Browning Harbour just around the corner.

vargas island

Looking forward to spring/summer

Some Pix I got from Clive Barratt of the Fraser Blues
Clive is going to organize a introduction to formation flying ,we'll keep You up to date when.

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