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Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy holiday's to all

HAPPY HOLIDAY'S AND CLEAR SKY'S PLUS SAFE LANDINGS (and take offs, keep your eye's on where you go)

from : Ron and Deb.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas get-together

Hi there fellow pilots. Please be advised that there is a Holiday get-together and pot luck at the Airfield on Saturday the 12th of December. Everyone welcome. I hope to see you all there around 14 hundred hours. Please spread the word.

James.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Skookumchuck


Which is also known as St. Agnes Well Hot Springs is closed to the flying public.

Here is the quote from Stephen Jimmie, IDC Economic Development Officer In-SHUCK-ch Nation: "The airstrip is closed for liability reasons. You will need to drive into the site to visit the hot spring. Thanks"

Sad but true, the end of a beautiful era in the history of King George. If anyone knows the In-SHUCK-ch Nation all you have to do is invite them for a fam flight and see if at least one of them would like to take flying lessons...

The strip was a bit sad looking last summer when Jock and I flew over. Looked like it was being used as a road.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Flying fun


Check out the video's on this website
I most like Norway terrain flying and long and close proximity flights 2006

make sure to watch this in full screen mode
have fun :Ron

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Toy run


Some of our pilots attended the kids toy run last weekend. Good for them. I am sure you will recognise these handsome devils.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Quilchena fly in

There was a great turnout at Quilchena on Sunday. 12 aircraft including three from the Thompson Valley Flying Club. The weather was spectacular and may be the last really good day for a while. There is snow on the Coquihalla today.

Lunch was good and all birds returned safely. The day was not without incident however, Ronnie Smitt's tailwheel kept jamming causing him to groundloop and bend a little metal. Nothing that can't be fixed. We are all glad that Ron made it home without further incident.

I will post some pictures in a day or two.

James.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Quilchena fly out

Hi there.

Weather permitting, there will be a fly out to the Quilchena strip on Sunday the 27th of September. Freddie will be holding a briefing (which all participants should attend) at 10.00 am on the deck at Airflow. Wheels up shortly after. I hope to see you all there.

James.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vargas in the mist

This pic does not do justice to the weather at the Vargas fly-in. There is a wind off the ocean bringing in some fog
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Vargas Fly-in

Last weekend's fly -in to Vargas Island organised (loosely) by Freddie was a great success. Turn out was good on a beautiful day and the scenery was spectacular. There were some conventional pilots there too which was good to see.

Fred is encouraged by the turnout and is working on a new trip maybe to Quilchena, Princeton or Merrit. Let's hope the weather holds.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Katz avionics

I just had some work done by this company, the owners name is Martin. He runs a small shop at Pitt Meadows. I would recommend his services any time, very fair and he took time out of a very complicated job to help me out.

If you need avionics repair or certification, go see Martin

Bob

http://katzavionics.com/index.html

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hastings Fly In

There is a fly and barbeque at Hastings field on Saturday Aug 29th. If you are attending and would like more than a hot dog, bring whatever you would like to cook.
We are hoping for a good turnout for this event. The people at Hastings field have provided a great service to our Ultralight community. Hope to see you all there.

Pacific Pilot.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hey Y'all...

Where are you fearless flyers hanging out these days?

It's been quiet at DairyAir. A few pilots have threatened to fly in.
Although so far, I've been the only one committing aviation here.;)
Finally got around to installing an electric starter on my Bushmaster. Where will it end!

The runways are freshly cut, and I'll make fresh corn-on-the-cob and coffee, for visiting pilots who give me a little advance notice.

Any interest in organizing a fly-in corn-feed?

Lots of room for overnighters.
Camp under the wing, or have the road crew bring in the motorhome.

See you all soon.

Jack

Thursday, June 18, 2009

King George Up-Date

For those of you who did not attend the "Fly and Ride" last Sunday at the strip, I for one thought it a great success. There were a couple of hundred motorcyclists exhibiting in the "show and shine" or just dropping by. Not a big deal for those who do not care for motorcycles but lots of much needed exposure to our airstrip and the associated flying school.

There was a live band, lots of food and several draws, all of the proceeds going to AIM, the Association for injured motorcyclists. A very worthy cause with the weather helping out and providing a warm sunny day.

There are some additions to our fleet too. Darrel and Sharron are flying their new Eurofox which looks great. Jerome is finishing a new Savanna, Greg Stump has finished re-propping his Tecnam with a three blade in flight adjustable, Ron Smit has his Zenair back home from Alberta,
Freddie has a new motor and passenger carrying, King George Aviation has a couple of new airplanes coming to join the school fleet.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Len's landing and Cortez flyout

A short video by James Smith
Jim Shepherds last two stroke flight with his Rans S6 and a nice floater from Len, Bob (landing)at Cortes

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hand proping can ruin your day

I dont think this guy impressed his girlfriend, and I dont think there was a second date

click on the title for a link to video

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Shuttle Atlantis cockpit landing video

Shuttle Landing From the Cockpit: This video looks through the HUD (Heads Up Display) on Atlantis's flight deck. You'll hear flight deck audio of three astronauts interacting. The video starts at about FL830 (83,000 ft), mach 2.5 velocity at 1.1 Gs. You'll hear the term H A C (Heading Alignment Cylinder) used a lot. It's the shuttle's version of a traffic pattern to line up with the runway center-line. It is a circular instead of rectangular pattern. Landing is a team sport, as you'll see.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Online Water Bomber Game

Here's another one. It's in French but you can figure it out.
http://bassel.free.fr/jeux/canadair.swf

Use the left right arrows for speed, the up down arrows to fly. The idea is to slow down to the blue speed range then scoop up water. Speed up and use the spacebar to dump on the fire.

Online Parachute Game

Okay, it's sort of aviation related. Try not to play it all night....
http://www.bassfiles.net/parachute.swf

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Finally arrived

For all of you who have been asking where my plane is, it is no longer in Okotoks. The Tecnam got flown to King George March 12. Sebastian couldn't make it this time because he had to take pictures of my landing at King George and one day I can get a picture of it.
The trip took 4.8 hours air time going through Rogers Pass which was a bit tricky since FSS did not know that it was snowing as they don't have any real reporting stations in the vicinity. Even the one at Revelstoke is automated. It was a bit cool in the Pass and at Revelstoke but at least fuel is available 24/7 there. However, you can get real mogas at for our Rotax's at Salmon Arm. 
Don't forget the Vargas fly-out planned for April 4 from King George.

Greg aka Omegas

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Free? Really?


I was driving in from Coquitlam this afternoon and I saw this. Is this for real?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Miracle on the Hudson was some great flying but not the first water ditching where all survived

The media was quick to say that Airbus that ditched in the Hudson was the first ever ditching of a commercial airliner where everyone survived.

It seems that's not the case. Without taking away from Capt. Sully's incredible achievement, it's been done before. Back in 1956 it was done on a flight from Hawaii to San Francisco. Read on....

http://www.mercurynews.com/centralcoast/ci_11602402?nclick_check=1

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Great youtube vid Freight Hauling Alaska DC-6

Check out this youtube vid of freight hauling in Alaska in a DC-6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Xhf-N-ny0

Delta

Dont know what the weather will be like this weekend, but its the Delta breakfast for this month. Just a reminder...........

Bob

Massive scale model C-17 Globemaster

If I shed a few (many) pounds I think I might squeeze into this thing......

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Renegade is no longer Canadian

Greetings, folks:

In December Renegade Aircraft, Inc. of Hampden, Maine, formally
agreed to acquire the Renegade line of aircraft from Murphy Aircraft,
Ltd. of Chilliwack, BC. We plan to close on the deal on or about the
15th of February and Jeremy Williams of Renegade Aircraft, Inc. will
continue production of the Renegade and offering full support and
parts for all existing builders and owners of flying Renegade
aircraft.

As part of the purchase we have four biplane quick-build kits that we
will prepare for sale and will sell at an introductory base kit
discount of $19,999 usd. If you or someone you know is interested in
having one of these kits, please let me know immediately. There is
no financial obligation to be placed on the list for the kits.

We'll subsequently contact you to confirm the order and place a
refundable deposit of $1,000 usd on the kit. The kit will ship
within 30-60 days thereafter, with payment due upon shipment.

The Renegade biplane is a superb product. We would very much like to
have you as part of the Renegade family as we continue the tradition
of excellence established by Murphy Aircraft.

Please do not hesitate to contact me—I'm happy to answer any
questions or concerns you might have. My direct line is
207.735.6361.

Best,

Jeff P. Russell

RENEGADE
AIRCRAFT
OAK SPRING AERODROME
HAMPDEN, MAINE •UNITED STATES

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oldest Boeing Airliner In Flying Condition


Oldest Boeing Airliner In Flying Condition
This is as it should be - passengers in a closed cabin, pilot in open cockpit so he will stay awake. The airplane is inSpokane, WA and is the oldest flying Boeing in the World.
After 8 years of repair and rebuilding and 8,000 hours of toil the Boeing 40C rolled out last winter as a finished airplane. They had to wait a few weeks for the snow to melt to fly this baby. They received their Standard Airworthiness Certificate from the FAA and completed the engine pre-oil and fuel flow tests for the first of the taxi tests.
Facts for the Boeing 40 project:
221½ gallons of dope/reducer and 120 yards of 102 ceconite fabric. 12 gallons of poly urethane paint for the sheet metal. The wings have 33,000 individual parts in them. The airplane weighs 4080 lbs empty, has a gross weight of 6075 lbs. It is 34 ft long and 13 feet tall with a wing span of 44½ feet.
Wing loading is 10 lbs per sq ft and power loading is 10 pounds per HP. It should cruise at 115 mph using 28 GPH, and 32 GPH at 120 mph. It carries 120 gallons of fuel in three tanks.
350 - 2 inch brushes were used to apply 6 gallons of West Systems epoxy, and 181 rolls of paper towels for cleanup.
There were a total of 62 volunteers who worked on the project to some degree. 21 of the volunteers did a significant amount of work, and 9 of the volunteers worked continuously during the 8 year project.















Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Nootka Island Cat


Here is a photo of a cougar killed on Nootka Island, British Columbia.
The guy who shot it is 6 foot tall and weighs about 220 lbs. He was standing next to Pat's B & B. He saw it pass him upwind and then down wind. When the cat passed him again he knew that it was hunting him, so - boom.
After viewing this, do you still feel safe in the woods?

Anyone up for an overnighter to Nootka?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A320 Hudson River some video...

Someone is uploading video of the salvage operation going on with the A320. The guy lives in a condo right above where the plane is situated.

http://www.kontain.com/david#entries/mostRecent/1

Friday, January 16, 2009

KGA - the flood's over

The water has drained and the field is a bit muddy but useable. Now if we can just get rid of this damn fog!

Friday, January 9, 2009



Ready for a walk [wade] around. James you are going to have better rubber boots.


Now that the snow is gone from the deck, we should be ready for a diving board.

Friday, January 2, 2009

2nd Year running


We are now in the 2nd Year of our blog ( happy 2009 to all readers) use of the blog has been OK but we need more author's to put up postings, it seems like mostly the same guy,s put up the postings . therefore I suggest all authors put up there favorite flying picture(s) as You noticed I have replaced the background pic behind the blog header . but can again replace it with a nicer one You send in.

from Debby and Ron : A Happy new Year from the bottom of our hearts to the tips of our wings