THOMPSON VALLEY SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
Newsletter November 2017.
Next meeting on
Thursday, November 9, at 7:30pm.
Clubhouse, Blair Field.
From Jan Nademlejnsky
Note: To see more of Jan's pictures, and in higher
resolution, click on this link to his
178. Flight around Kamloops Lake, Oct 27, 2017
I had so much fun a day before that I decided
to do the same again this morning. It was on cooler side (5C) and a bit haze in
the air, but still beautiful day to fly. I decided to fly around Kamloops Lake,
starting with north shore above the North Ridge. This area is very beautiful,
but not very emergency friendly place to have engine out moment. The south shore
has more places to drop it down in case of an emergency. It is very beautiful
all around. I also encounter weather inversion. It was about 10C warmer at 5000'
then 1000' above ground, where I usually fly. I run this video 3x faster so it
is not boring. I also synchronised almost all video cuts into the music beat.
Watch it and let me know if this video slowed your heart beat.
177. Flying above Nicola Valley Clouds,
Kamloops Oct 26, 2017
It vas a crispy morning which allowed me to
fly in beautiful, Kamloops area countryside. The Nicola Valley was totally
covered by clouds and so I had an opportunity to fly over them. It was
spectacular scene and very rare opportunity to do this. I then flew over my
popular spots, Mt Peter and Paul. The air was very stable which happens very
seldom there. My flight was topped off with beautiful fall colors near the
airport. It was very good day.
176. Cold and Unpleasant Turbulent Flight,
Kamloops Oct 23, 2017
This morning with no ground wind and 5C looked
too good not to go flying. The first part was uneventful until I wanted to take
a picture and realized that my Fuji camera is on the back seat. I had only
slight hope that it is still there. I informed tower that I am changing my plan
and going down. Eventually I reached back and was able to grab that camera.
Yahoo! I did not loose it. I informed the tower that I changed my plan again to
my original plan.
I experienced the effect of cold and warm
areas from deep shade in valley on north side and warm sunny side on the other
side of the ridge. This was coupled with the 18 km/h upper wind blowing over the
ridge. It was wild ride.
It was short flight, because I am getting
wimpy and less tolerant to the low temperatures. Now -5C is too cold for me
while in Fort McMurray I used to fly down to minus 25C. The reality is that I
used to have much better gloves, but now I operate too many buttons, which is
impossible in some serious winter mittens. Now, my fingers quit first, which is
not very pleasant feeling.
175. Short Local Flight in Beautiful Cloudy
Sky, Kamloops Oct 11, 2017
The summed disappeared so fast. After almost
month vacation, I had an urge to fly again. The sky was covered by very heavy
but beautiful clouds, which would be perfect for picture taking. Unfortunately,
I forgot my camera. I had a few bumps on my way, but nothing extraordinary. Only
the landing was not as I would like, actually it was bad in my books. The
landing actually looked much better on video (even in slow motion) then during
New in the Buy&Sell
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Note that I re-arranged this page and placed all the ads
together, aircraft and parts. I also removed all the ads that had been there for
over a year and the owners had not asked me to renew.
Started life as a '84 Quicksilver MX single
seat. It has had the entire airframe reinforced with all new hardware installed.
Comes with both a 35hp Rotax 377 and 50hp rotax 503 both are running. Currently
on wheels but also comes with amphibious puddle jumper floats (could use a coat
of paint). One wing is almost complete and is almost ready for covering.
Ribs are rough cut out for the other wing and will have to be installed (very
easy to do in about an hour). Comes with a huge assortment of new and used
instruments, parts and AN hardware. This plane is very close to being
flyable. I estimate less then 80 man hours of work. Many more photos and
some videos here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/O5zKl3KnCDweAGC83 Contact Quintin at
PK 1800 floats
PK 1800 floats for sale. With serial #
tags. Super Cub gear. Good condition. $8500. OBO Ken
Wanted: Airplane production or homebuilt two
place in the 15,000$ range. No "on condition" engine and must be flying.
Will consider 1/2 ownership. Prefer Cessna 150/152. Located in Prince
George. David Wheatcroft 250-961-9377
Chinook Plus 2
Chinook Plus 2 on full lotus amphibs.
Rotax 912 with only 30 hours. Micro radio. Garmin area 510 GPS.
Tons of extras including the original wheels to make it a land only aircraft.
Many spare parts. 2 Lightspeed noise canceling headsets. 1 Spot
tracker GPS ELT. A great flyer, tons of power and climbs like a rocket.
Located at Airspeed High Ultralights at Courtney Airpark. $34,995.
Contact Mark 604-603-8632 or email
2004 Arrow Quest
2004 Arrow Quest / Air Creation ultralight
trike, New Aeros Still 17 Wing c/w Training Bars, Rotax 503 DCDI, E Box with
Electric & Rope Start, Engine overhauled with new crankshaft, 2 Hrs. TT since
break-in, Dual Bing Carbs, Intake Silencer, Arplast composite ground adjustable
Eco Prop, Electric Prime and Boost Pump, Nose Gear Brake, Hydraulic / N2 filled
Shocks, MicroAir VHF Radio, Strobes, Pod Cover, Trailer, Trike & Wing Manuals,
Complete Professional Ground Up Rebuild, $21,000, Negotiable, Possible Delivery.
Contact Arnie 780-832-9750 or e-mail
Miscelaneous for sale
76S. Compatible with Mapsource program.
Uses two AAs. Batteries. Has travelled a
lot and never failed.
Icom IC-A6 and two Avcomm AC-200P When new, the A6 is
$350. and the Avcomm $125. The adaptors have a PTT connection for when
they are connected to handheld radios. The headsets are good quality and
one has a volume control on each side. Comfy, clear sound.
Call Paul 250-299-5973 or
15 ft Puddlejumper Floats
Puddlejumper Floats 15 ft . New Black
Max Hyd. brakes, wheels and tires. Water rudder no real time on the
floats. All mounting hardware, heavy duty nose wheel $7,000.
Call John 250-832-1845
1998 Chinook Plus 2
Chinook Plus 2 1998 503 Rotax 280 hours
engine time, 640 hours Air Frame. Icom A-3, Garmin 276 Registration C-IFQT.
$8,500. Call Mike at 250-253-0032
2003 Europa XS
2003 Europa XS, Rotax 914, new coolant lines,
carb diaphragms, new carb mounts. Airmaster AP300 warp drive prop, Becker radio/
transponder, Bendix King Gps, 70 hrsTT, Call Gord at 250-803-1655
1989 Kit Fox 1
$33,000. or trade for land
1989 Kit Fox 1 - $33,000.00 or trade for land
This sweet amateur built aircraft is s/n 002, #001 is in the Denny KitFox
factory. Complete rebuild, new tires, rims, brakes (BlackMax), new 503 Rotax
motor with 2 hrs on it (had proper break-in). Fuselage stripped, magnafluxed and
painted. New medium wt. poly-fiber with Endura paint and new Lexan. Comes with
skis and Full Lotus floats with new covers/airbags and rudder. Have all original
books and manuals. Test flown. Call Neal 403-598-5155
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