Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Which is also known as St. Agnes Well Hot Springs is closed to the flying public.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Apparently a bear attacked this guy's plane while parked in a remote field up
in AK. He had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the
bear smelled it.
He had 2 new tires, 3 cases of Duct Tape and several rolls of cellophane
delivered; then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home.
Good old duct tape!!!!
(Wonder if the repair is classified as minor or major!!!!!!)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
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.
Monday, September 21, 2009
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.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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
If you need avionics repair or certification, go see Martin
Monday, August 24, 2009
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.
Monday, July 27, 2009
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.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
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.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
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....
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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
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
Jeff P. Russell
OAK SPRING AERODROME
HAMPDEN, MAINE •UNITED STATES
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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
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
Friday, January 16, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
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