THOMPSON VALLEY SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
Newsletter May 2017.
Next meeting on
Thursday, May 11, at 7:30pm.
Clubhouse, Blair Field.
Remover on May 27th. Details later.
Savona July 1st
We are having a July 1st celebration at our local park... I am
wondering if you might be interested in doing a fly past of airplanes on July
1st anytime between 11 am and 2 pm...as part of our celebrations.
Look forward to hearing from you..
Barb Gale President of Savona Community association
From Darren Watts
Could you please email
the members and let them know that the south east end of the runway needs to be
avoided as there is standing water on it that has been there for a few weeks. If
we consider the road as the temporary threshold of 31 the rest is pretty good.
I don't need anymore of this to repair. May 4.
The Kamloops Flying Club would like to extend an invitation to the members of
the Thompson Valley Sport Aircraft Club to attend a special presentation on May
15th at the Kamloops Flying Club at 7:30 pm.
Aidan Kyne, from Victoria Terminal Control, will be coming to Kamloops to talk
about flying in terminal C airspace around the lower mainland and Vancouver
Island. Specifically, he will address a) Best practices when flying in and
outside of Class C airspace around the lower mainland; b) preferred (safest)
routes for flying to various lower mainland airports, such as Boundary Bay,
Langley, Pitt Meadows, Victoria, etc., c) best practises and tips for crossing
the Strait to Victoria and other parts of Vancouver Island; d) best practices
regarding radio procedures on initial contact and subsequent communication with
terminal C airspace controllers.
Following Aidan’s presentation, there will be an opportunity for audience
members to ask questions.
There is no fee for this presentation but registration is required. Space
shouldn’t be a problem but we will limit registrations to 60. Registrants must
be members of either the Kamloops Flying Club, the Thompson Valley Sport
Aircraft Club or the Vernon Flying Club. Registrations will be accepted from
May 8th to May 15th, space permitting, on a “first come” basis.
When: Monday, May 15th at 7:30 pm
Where: Kamloops Flying Club 2845 Aviation Way, Kamloops
Bring: Vancouver VTA (paper or electronic)
Registration: email email@example.com
Kamloops Flying Club
From Dan Berwin
From Jan Nademlejnsky
153. Flying by
following South Ridge and North Ridge on Return, Apr 30, 2017
It started as very
interesting day with some low clouds as a residue from the previous rainy day.
This gave me an opportunity to fly over them while following South Ridge east.
The wind was very low and predictable with only mild turbulence. I crossed the
South Thompson River to North Ridge at about 40 km east of the airport and
followed it back west to the airport. I saw several groups of wild horses high
on the very steep slope. I wished I could fully concentrate on filming and
picture taking, but my priority was to fly safely. I had powerful zoom camera,
but it is impossible to use with just one hand. It was very good day and perhaps
the last flight with and under this slow, but very enjoyable wing. Brand new and
50% faster wing, GT5 by North Wing, to be delivered this month.
152. Flying 30 km North
from Kamloops Airport, Apr 25, 2017
I always wanted to fly
straight north over the not very emergency-situation-friendly terrain. Finally,
I had enough confidence in my equipment to do it. It was almost continual uphill
from 1200' to 7000', from 15C to -2C and snow covered terrain. The first half of
the flight north was very beautiful, but the second portion was not very
photogenic. Just forest and logging patches on rolling hills. It was interesting
that I was flying north upwind. When I turned east to North Thompson river
valley it was again upwind. As soon I turned down South in the valley the wind
blew again against me and this continued all the way to airport, which was west
151. Flying along the
North Ridge to East of Kamloops, Apr 21, 2017
Two days before my
flight, the weather forecast said that the wind will diminish from strong, gusty
and from East to no wing at 10 am. I was ready at 9:30, waiting for the wind to
get reasonable. Exactly, 10 am the wind stopped, slowly turned around 180 deg,
but still below 10 km/h. Practically, no wind and the sun cooking, created very
unstable thermal conditions. As I am used to it, I actually enjoyed some of
those thermal bumps.
countryside is always spectacular, so no matter where I fly it looks interesting
and beautiful. This flight was no exception. I saw many wild horses and I wished
to be able to take proper picture of them. I use 35x zoom camera, but it is
impossible to use it in flight while still in flight control. I only use a wide
angle zoom and just estimate what I am taking picture of. There would be many
opportunities for a passenger-photographer.
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