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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cross Country to Yellowknife

Some of you may know that Joel Ellis is planning a flight to Yellowknife in the summer. Several of our group are considering joining Joel. He would like anyone who would like to go to join the flight. Because Joel does not have large fuel tanks, he will be deciding the routing. More later.

Hi James,

I think I want to fly through Jasper on the way home, but the route UP is as below so far:

July 26th to August 9th, 2014

CSK8 - CYPS Pemberton
CYPS - CYLI  Lillooet
CYLI - CAQ4   Springhouse
CAQ4 - CYQZ   Quesnel
CYQZ - CYXS  Prince George
CYXS - CYZY  Mackenzie
CYZY - CYDQ   Dawson Creek
CBD3 - CYPE  Peace River
CYPE - CFX4   Manning
CFX4 - CYOJ High Level
CYOJ - CYHY  Hay River
CYHY - CYZF  Yellowknife

I will be flying for no more than 2 hours between airports, and I cruise about 76 kts (slightly conservative to add some safety factor) in no wind conditions.

I haven't broken the trip into days yet, but expect it to be quite leisurely as I will stay put for anything less than stellar weather.



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Powell River

Some of the group flew to Powell River at the weekend for lunch at Julie's by the airport. Weather was cold but bright with a few clouds that we could fly under, over, or around.