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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

King George Group Xmas Lunch

It was good to see some of the old faces. The backbone of our flying group. Merry Christmas everybody.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Xmas lunch 2013

It's that time again Boys and girls. We are planning the King George flying group Christmas Lunch. Date is Sunday December 15th  at the Big Ridge Pub on 152nd. Noon until 2 pm or whenever you want to leave. As always, Dutch Treat and everyone is welcome. The more the merrier. The Pub management has promised us seating for 40 and better positioning than last year so I would appreciate some feedback on attendance. I will be sending reminders in the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Taking advantage of a break in the weather.

Some of the guys were out this weekend after the fog finally lifted. Chilliwack was of course packed. Let's hope for more nice weather before the end of the season.

Monday, September 2, 2013

STOL Fly-in

King George is hosting a STOL Fly-in September 15th. Everyone welcome. Arnold will be firing up the Barbeque  from 11.00 to 14.00.  See you there.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Squamish Fly-in

There was a good turnout for the Squamish Fly-in this weekend. Several of the king George group flew in. The weather was great.

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Comox Air Show was well attended by a number of pilots from King George. The weather looked much worse than it was , so the flight up to Comox was uneventful.

There were some war birds as well as GA aircraft on display. It was definitely worth the trip.
This was the first Air Show at Comox  in 8 years so it was very well attended.

Comox  Airshow was very well attended by a number of King George pilots.

The Airshow could almost rival the Abbottsford  air show for attendance. It was the fist airshow
in 8 years at Comox.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Good turn out at the Texada fly-in. Quite a few of our group there. Weather was great and the pancakes were too. A couple of the group camped over and enjoyed swimming on the beach.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

 Hesquiat Bay beach.  Approximately 25 miles north of Vargas island. Nice place but the beach has some good sized sand waves . The approach is best from the south end but don't run too far as you enter the sand waves and some of them are quite big.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Comox Airshow. August 17 2013. Looks like a must do fly-in !!

Camping in Quesnel

If you haven't done it, you should think about doing it. Quesnel has created the greatest camping spot for fly-in visits, with everything you need and more. The camp ground has a covered cooking area, multiple BBQ's, tables, chairs, water, bucket,wash brush, and out-house. The Flying Club club house has flush toilets, showers, kitchen, seating area and Pilot room, with all you need to file a Flight Plan. The Quesnel Terminal (during business hours)has washrooms, phones, pop and snack machines. There's also a coin machine, if you happen to leave all your changed home, like we did. The Quesnel Skyfest Air Show is coming up on August 3-4. Weather permitting, we'll be there. Anyone else interested?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Squamish Fly In Aug 25th

Anyone interested in going? I hope to go!

I would like to go to Texada as well, but GFMW may still be on the island... we will see.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Texada Island Fly-in 2013

Here it is guys. This one is always a lot of fun whether you fly in on Saturday, join the locals for the wing-ding at the legion and camp under the wing or fly in early Sunday for breakfast and festivities, this is one to enjoy. Check out the link  


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Cortes Island fly-in

We had a good turnout for our fly-in to Cortes on Saturday There were pilots from several clubs such as Langley, Qualicum, Delta and of course King George.

Some of you will know that Jim and Diane Hanson are retiring and have sold their airport and resort to a corporation who intend to turn it into an executive retreat. We are not sure where that leaves us so we decided to get in what may be our final trip to Cortes as we know it.

As always Jim and Diane were gracious  hosts and laid on a great lunch. We all wish them the very best in their retirement and hope to keep in touch.

Friday, July 5, 2013

A Visit to Port Alberni

A few shots of our recent trip to Port Alberni.
Only $30 taxi fare one way to the waterfront. If you go before 1:00 on Saturday you can attend the farmers market and if you stay long enough you might see the Martin Mars water bomber in the air like we did. The water bomber is no longer open to the public.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cortes Fly in "Picnic on the beach"

We are planning a group fly in to Cortes Island on July 6th for lunch and a picnic on the beach. Everyone is welcome and I hope to see a good turnout. I have some commitments already and it seems there will be quite a few of the ladies joining us.

Some of you may know that Hansen field has been sold to a developer and this could be our last chance for a fly-in to this field. The Hanson's have been great hosts over the years and I for one will be sorry see them go. They are retiring on the Island.

You can bring your own lunch or have the Hanson's make something up for you. Jim Hanson said he will use his van to drive people down to where the beach steps start. Sounds like fun. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sunday June 23 2013 .  This is Tipella  airstrip at the north end of Harrison lake. Long enough for most aircraft and it is in good condition.  It is a gravel strip.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Several of our group flew to Courtney for lunch this weekend. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture. Air was smooth and lunch at the airport café was good. Hopefully, one of many group fly ins this season.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Another gorgeous beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island . June 2 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Swinging the compass

Great weather last weekend so I decided to finally take the time to swing my compass at Chilliwack. I was surprised that there were so few airplanes around. Let's get some group flying going as we used to do.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Air Space meeting

There is a meeting bu Nav Canada to discuss local air space held in Surrey on May 30th. We should get a group together for this. If any of you are interested in attending, please let me know so we can reply with a group number. The link below will supply the details.



Monday, March 25, 2013

Hi folks . Its James here. CI FJP.
Just letting you know I am now up and running on the blog.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

First trip of the season to Vargas Island.  Was a great day.  First time for  VMV , MMY , RSS.