Ken Wardstrom On 2010-12-30, at 09:20 ,Could you let the Aero Club members know that the Delta Air Park is having their annual open house this sat. Jan.1st.It starts about noon, it is a drive in or fly in deal and open to all. Just a great place to meet more local people interested in flying.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Following up on the last post, I have reserved space at the Big Ridge Brewing Co on 152nd st for noon next Sunday. I need to know how many are coming to make sure everyone has a seat. Please call or email me. All are welcome.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Some of our group have been suggesting a Pre-Christmas get together which I think is a great idea. I have taken it upon myself to organise a lunch for next Sunday, venue to be chosen and is up for suggestion. I need to know how many of us will be available so that I can reserve space if necessary. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier, dutch treat of course. Please let me know if you would like to join us either by comment on the blog or my personal email
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Oct. 23 2010
visit from Ian and Bob
Ian and his exceedingly well maintained, 912 powered Rans S-7.
Ready for the river gravel bars.
Bob and his fairly noticeable Zenair 701.
Great performance and of course the "R" in Rotax 912 stands for "Reliable" as we know.
Just about to fly off the intersection.
Love those tires.
And off to the West.
Check out that deck angle!
Time to head home before the weather turns nasty.
Thank you for dropping in folks.
Call ahead for hot coffee Eh!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Oct. 21 2010
Phil and his Beaver 550.
Phil over the wires for Runway 20
Notice the BC Hydro installed orange flags, wrapped around the power line.
The flags make the runway easier to locate, as well as indicating wind patterns over the thresh-hold.
Ready to alight.
Phil's fine amphibious 550.
A happy Phil getting set to kick the tires and light the fires.
Thanks for flying in Phil.
Drop in again soon.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Visit from Wayne and Phil, in Wayne's amphib. Beaver.
Over the fence.
Touchdown 12:28 Hrs.
Right on the button!
Light quartering tailwind not an issue.
Wayne and Beaver.
Liftoff at 16:29
Thanks for the visit.
Fly in again soon.
The coffee is always fresh.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Also the picture behind the blog title is this month James Shepherds Rans S6s with the speed wing option , pic taken at the Sandpiper golf course with its private airstrip.
we would like all pilots on this blog to send a picture of there plane ( with or without pilot) and a little description to this E-mail address email@example.com then we will use this picture behind the blog title next month, and the next and so on
well thanks already , keep on flying and blogging dirty side down
James and Ron
(Be sure to read the comments of flight attendants and crew.)
Kulula is a low-cost South-African airline that doesn't take itself too seriously.
WHAT A PITY KULULA DOESN'T FLY INTERNATIONALLY - WE SHOULD SUPPORT THEM IF ONLY FOR THEIR HUMOUR - SO TYPICALLY SOUTH AFRICAN.
Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg .
Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:
On a Kulula flight, (there is no assigned seating, you sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a
flight attendant announced, "People, people we're not picking out
furniture here, find a seat and get in it!"
On another flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot
said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude and will be
turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance
the appearance of your flight attendants."
On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your
belongings. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's
something we'd like to have."
"There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane."
"Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."
As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Durban Airport , a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"
After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in the Karoo , a
flight attendant on a flight announced, "Please take care when opening
the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as
hell everything has shifted."
From a Kulula employee: " Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth .
To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and
pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't
know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public
"In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend
from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your
face. If you have a small child travelling with you, secure your mask
before assisting with theirs. If you are travelling with more than one
small child, pick your favourite."
Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but
we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines."
"Your seats cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an
emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."
"As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings.
Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight
attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses.."
And from the pilot during his welcome message: "Kulula Airlines is
pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in
the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!"
On Kulula flight 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town , the flight attendant came on the intercom and said, "That was quite a bump and I know what y'all are thinking. I'm here to tell you it wasn't the airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the flight
attendant's fault. It was the asphalt."
On a Kulula flight into Cape Town on a particularly windy and
bumpy day, during the final approach the Captain really had to fight
it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Mother City. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the gate!"
Another flight attendant's comment on a less than perfect landing:
"We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."
An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered
his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which
required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers
exited, smile, and give them a "Thanks for flying our airline." He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the
passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment.
Finally everyone had gotten off except for a little old lady walking
with a cane. She said, "Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?"
"Why, no Ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it?" The little old lady said, "Did we land, or were we shot down?"
After a real crusher of a landing in Johannesburg , the attendant came on with, "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt
against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal.."
Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time you get the
insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal
tube, we hope you'll think of Kulula Airways."
Heard on a Kulula flight: "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing. If you can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
There was a great turnout for the Hastings Field appreciation day and Barbeque. Around 30 airplanes including three from our group. Len Lambert flew a rescue mission for spare parts and the aviation community showed how to work together to help fix a slightly broken airplane.
The food was excellent and on behalf of our group I would like to personally thank the Hastings family for providing the venue.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Incoming pilots are asked to monitor 123.2, make a mid field pass joining a left hand downwind, look for parking signs and clear the landing area asap.
Hope to see you there.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Hi guys, this weekend is the airshow out in Abbotsford. I will be flying in on Saturday morning and putting the Pixie on static display. It would be great to have some of us there to support general aviation, and of course Arnold, who will be there all weekend selling his "snake oil"
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I would like ALL pilots reading this blog, to come visit DairyAir!
Perhaps for a BBQ or a corn roast. or even an over-night under the wing camp-out.
Stopping in for coffee is OK too.
How can I make this happen?
All (reasonable) suggestions will be carefully considered.
Thanks for your consideration.
edited to add.....Yay I got the image to load.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
We are planning a briefing at King George on the weekend of the July 10/11th to make sure that we are all on the same page, and frequency.
Because it can be very turbulent when the air warms up in the afternoon in the area we will be flying, you should plan on leaving King George early, 6/7am.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The Salmon Arm Airport Airport Appreciation Day is held at the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada. The 2010 event will be held all day Sunday June 27th. The event starts with a Pancake Breakfast at 8 am. Entrance through the gate is by donation. Ample aircraft parking for those that fly-in. A variety of light aircraft will be on display for viewing, with the opportunity to talk to the pilots to answer any questions
This fly out has been mentioned a few times over the last few weeks and now, here it is. Those who would like to make the trip can leave a comment so we have some idea who is going.There is a weather web cam available on the Salmon Arm flying club website.
He James thanks for posting this story I found this little info clip you guy's might like : Ron.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
See you there.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
He fellow pilots James and I are flying to Sandpiper golf course on Saturday land there at about 11:30 and have some lunch, maybe even a hotdog roast ,we think that a leisurely flight on a nice Saturday not always has to go to the other side of the province or use up min. 25 gal. of fuel ,its nice to use less and have money and time left over to buy lunch and shoot the SH. so if it sound like fun. see ya there
here some pics from when we went in April '08
Here is also the direct link to the pictures Paul K made on Sat May 15 2010 PAULS PICX.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I for one would like to see some blog input from more people this season. There are a couple of pilots that do all the posting. This blog was formed to give you all a forum to present your point of view, share interesting stories or for destination suggestions. Please feel free to use it.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I hope to see some activity from my flying friends this season.
Both runways are freshly cut.
I have improved the runways by widening them 15'.
Last summer was a disappointment as far as visitors were concerned.
The only planes flying in or out of DairyAir, were my own.
I did spot a couple familiar planes in the vicinity looking interested, but no commitments.
If you fly over my house at 500' (circuit altitude at DairyAir), I will listen for you on 123.5
I would prefer that pilots that have not previously landed here, come and walk the runways first.
Call at 604-794-9827, and I'll make fresh coffee.
Fly safe Eh!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
It's now easier for U.S. pilots to fly their light sport aircraft into Canada, EAA said this week. Transport Canada now will treat LSAs the same as experimental aircraft. Previously, TC required U.S. pilots of LSAs to call ahead and receive authorization to fly in Canada, obtain a validation form to keep in the aircraft, and pay a $100 fee. "Now LSA owners simply have to download the Standardised Validation form, follow customs requirements, and fly," said Randy Hansen, EAA government relations director. "The $100 fee has been eliminated." TC still requires pilots to have a private pilot certificate with a valid medical -- sport pilots without an FAA medical certificate are not allowed. "But we're working on that, too," Hansen said.
The change will benefit Canadians as well as U.S. pilots, said Jack Dueck, a member of EAA's Canadian Council. "This is also good news for Canadians since it indicates a continuing effort to bring LSA to Canadian pilots and owners," Dueck said. To download a copy of the TC Standardised Validation form, go to the EAA Web site.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
This is just a heads up. Lowrance confirmed to me that they are no longer going to market aviation related GPS units.I noticed less and less GPS products on their website so I wrote them and asked when we might be seeing some new aviation models. Here is their response:"Thank you for contacting us.We will no longer be making any aviation units, we are leaving that market. Please feel free to contact us if we may be of further assistance.Lowrance Customer Service Division of Navico Inc."The Bendix/King units are looking better all the time...Cheers,Dennis
Monday, January 4, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Happy New Year to all From Ron and Deb.
Piper superrrr Cub
Have a look at the video link below of a performance by a stunt pilot who is, in real life a Delta Airlines pilot. His act at Air Shows is to pretend that he is a drunken spectator who rushes from the stands and jumps in a Piper Cub and takes off without any understanding of how to fly a plane.
The Piper Cub is actually specifically built to withstand enormous stress and has a very powerful engine.
This apparently is the most dangerous of Air Show acts because of the low altitude at which the pilot performs. This pilot possesses unbelievable skill, which becomes obvious in the attached video.