THOMPSON VALLEY SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
Newsletter December 2018.
Next meeting Thursday, January 10, 2019.
7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse. (Maybe...)
On December 2nd, we all
gathered at Dave Jones' log house for great food and great company. Thanks
to Jan for sending me the pictures.
From Jan Nademlejnsky
212. Worst Turbulence Ever from Control Bar Cameras, Nov
almost full turbulence captured by the control bar cameras. It shows how
bad (for some not too bad) it really was. It is part of the video
Worst Turbulence Ever from Wing Camera, Nov 28, 2018
too bad) it really was. It
is part of the video
This is almost full turbulence captured by the wing camera without too
much of editing. It shows how bad (for some not.
Short Kamloops Flight in the Worst Turbulence Ever, Nov 28, 2018
It was beautiful, sunny
day with just light wind. I took off with intention to fly east towards
Chase and perhaps further east. In about 5 minutes my plan very quickly
and suddenly changed. I was in the worst turbulence while in command (I
was in much worse turbulence in commercial flight). The up and down
bounces were very unpleasant and for me outright scary. I was in one
moment in weightless condition going down with instant kick back up. The
problem was that I took off west, up wind, turned east, down wind but
instead I ended up in very strong up wind. This is the weirdness of
Kamloops flying conditions. Regardless what ever it was, I hope I will
not experience this again.
Flying to Deadman Valley and Seat Belt Problem, Nov 17, 2018
I took off for 130 km loop
flight to Deadman Valley. I was following the south shore of Kamloops
Lake flying west over Tobiano, Golf Residential Resort, to Savona. I
turned NW over beautiful Deadman Valley for about 30 km. My fingers were
getting numb from cold, so I decided to fly straight back SE towards the
Kamloops Airport. The environment is not very friendly for any emergency
landings there, while flying over heavily forested hills and valleys. I
trust my Rotax 912. There were many logging fires so the very large
area looked like during the famous Kamloops forest fires.
At about 5 min into my
flight, I noticed that I forgot to buckle up. Instead of turning around
and land, buckle up and take off again, I made dumb decision to buckle
the seat belt in the air (while in bumpy air). I really struggled with
this task (well documented on the video), and it was serious distracted
flying. I will never do it again and I hope I will never forget again to
buckle up in the first place.
Jan made it into the
Sun Peaks News. For a larger, easier to read picture, click
New in the BuyAndSell
in the last month.
(Or new asking prices.)
recently completed with only minimal flight time. Registered as a basic
ultralight, but built following homebuilt regs. This two seat biplane is
designed for the purist pilot as it has no electrics and must be hand propped.
Powered by a Continental A75. Three blade ground adjustable prop. Engine has
1250 hrs TT. and runs strong. Comes with new small hand-held radio, long range
fuel tanks. Below average price of $21,500. Contact Craig at
604-339-4073 [email protected]
Federal 1500 Skis
They are rigged for a Taylorcraft, 12 inches
wide with Teflon bottoms, excellent shape.
Contact Kevin Petryshen
ICOM A200 Radio
I have an ICOM A200 (non-TSO)
radio for sale. This radio was removed for an avionics upgrade and works
perfectly with no issues what so ever. Cosmetic condition is excellent plus new
grips on the selector knobs. Comes with the mounting tray, new wiring connector,
antenna connector and installation manual. $900.
I also have in excellent or new
condition the items below:
1 Bendix King KY-97A TSO
1 ICOM A200 Version 100 TSO
4 ICOM A200 (non-TSO)
1 Garmin GTX 320A transponder
1 Garmin GTX 327 digital
1 FlightCom 403 Stereo intercom
1 Com antenna straight whip
Everything listed is 12 volts,
I do have a 28/24v to 14/12v converter if you need one. I can send pics and
details on any item. [email protected]
2015 Epic 3000 LS Kit,
It is a cross between a
Citabria and a Super-Cub, kit was built by Nick Smith (BBI aviation, Smith Cubs)
It has a Citabria body with cub wings and landing gear, 0 time 150HP engine,
1600 LBS gross, flaps, dual doors, float fittings, skylight, almost all the
Fabric work done, have the prop, needs instruments and exhaust and about 200 hrs
to complete, pre cover inspection done, over $57K invested in the kit, engine
and parts and about $15K worth of labor so far, will sell for $55K. I need to
buy an excavator to clean up the mess the wildfire left behind on my place, no
time or money for the airplane project. located In Telegraph Creek, BC.
Contact Russell Sampson at [email protected]
VINTAGE SPORTS CAR CONSIDERED IN TRADE.
The Andreasson BA-4B is a
Swedish-designed sport biplane that dates from the mid-1960s.
This BA-4B is an excellent example of the type. It features
all-metal construction, superior build craftsmanship, a 0-timed engine, terrific
panel and a removable full canopy. It is built for small to medium sized pilots.
The builder, Gerry Theroux, is a retired aircraft maintenance engineer, and his
experience with structures and systems on large airliners shows in the build
quality and attention to detail that this BA-4B demonstrates.
0-235-L2C 118 hp, O SMOH. Overhaul completed in 2015, engine properly
preserved in a heated garage or hangar since then. Will need
proper break-in sequence completed. 2000 hour TBO.
allow variable and always optimal ignition timing. This translates to
exceptional fuel economy and reliability. The ability to use automotive
spark plugs saves even more monnics
EZ-Pilot single axis (roll) autopilot. The EZ-Pilot is slaved to the
included Garmin 296 GPS and will intercept and hold a course tht
selects, or operate autonomously to any heading the pilot selects. It can
slave to any GPS featuring standard NMEA data output
Garmin 296 GPS. An MGL comm radio Mode C transponder. Standard ASI,
altimeter, VSL, fuel gauge, and tachometer. Quad gauge for oil pressure and
temp, CHT and EGT. Full electrics with proper wiring and circuit
breakers. Electric pitch trim with electronic position indicator.
Flaperons, which will also work with the EZ pilot. Adjustable rudder
pedals. Cabin heat and cabin vent cooling.
ailerons for exceptional roll control.
Fighter plane-style stick grip with
switches for comm, trim and autopilot
5-point harness. 55 litre fuel tank (14.5 US gal). Spring steel landing gear, dual brakes and
6.00 x 5 tires. Full swivel tail wheel. Wingtip and strobe lights. Full plans and a set of claw tie-downs
Additionally, the engine needs the
initial ground run break-in, plus the standard in-flight break-in to seat
the rings and to stabilize oil consumption.
The BA-4B is currently registered as an
ultralight aircraft and has not yet flown. As an ultralight, it does not
require the standard amateur-built restrictions such as staying within only
25 NM of the home airport for the first 25 hours of flight. The pilot has a
lot more freedom to explore the airplane at his or her discretion.
The airplane weighs about 700 lbs empty,
and as noted, it will best fit small to medium sized pilots. The rudder
pedals are adjustable via turnbuckles, and there is some
room for adjustment in the seat
This airplane will have outstanding
performance with an excellent power-to- weight ratio, terrific climb and
roll rates, and an estimated cruise speed near 150 mph! You won’t find that
in other ultralight aircraft.
See this Wikipedia link for the design’s
BA-4B in action:
If you feel the BA-4B might be right for you, please contact
Firewall Forward is worth
more than asking price!
NEW- INSTRUMENTS – AIRSPEED, ALTIMETER, EGT, WATER TEMP, TACHOMETER, TINY TACH.
NEW- GSC GROUND ADJUSTABLE PROP AND UHS FIBERGLASS SPINNER.
NEW-ICOM A6 RADIO AND ICOM POWER ADAPTER and GAMI FIBERGLASS ANTENNA.
NEW-RAY ALLEN ELEVATOR TRIM.
NEW-AERO CONTROLS THROTTLE/CHOKE CABLES.
ALL AN HARDWARE HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH NEW.
CUSTOM ALUMINUM (BETWEEN THE GEAR) RADIATOR – (CUSTOM BUILT BY KITFOX AIRCRAFT).
OVERHAULED ROTAX 582 MODEL 99 (BLUEHEAD) W ELECTRIC STARTER -ALL NEW COMPONENTS.
INCLUDING CRANKSHAFT/PISTONS AND OVERHAULED CARBURETORS.
HEAVY DUTY GPL ELECTRIC STARTER.
ENGINE HAS 4 HOURS GROUND AND TAXI TIME (HAS 1 YEAR/50 HOUR WARRANTY THAT COVERS
SAME AS FACTORY WARRANTY*) *From Light Engine Service.
BOB ROBERTSON LIGHT ENGINE SERVICE PHONE: 250-832-8786 - e-mail:
Europa Classic meticulously built by the current owner. This aircraft flies
beautifully hands off, is very responsive, light, well balanced and fast, must
be flown to be appreciated. A very clean A/C cruising at 150 mph at 5 gal/hr or
faster at different prop setting, climb is over 1000 fpm with two on board! Low
stall of 50 mph makes this A/C and easy transition for capable tail dragger
pilots or those that want something more challenging to land than a tricycle.
The owner has test flown and checked out multiple Europa owners and can assist
with transition training. The A/C is flight proven with over 500 hrs TT and has
been flown all over east to west, south to north. Always hangared with no damage
Rotax 912 ULS, 100 hp, Warpdrive, ground adjustable propeller. Retractable
mono-wheel with dampened suspension. Empty weight 830 lb, gross weight 1370 lbs.
for more info and pics. Hangared at Pemberton BC.
Contact friend of the owner Joel Griffiths at
[email protected] or 604-966-1316.
Aero 1500 Skis
Skis have very little wear. Rigging is for a PA-17 and would
work on all Piper tail draggers with little modification. Hal,
I have a roll of 2024-T3, .025 thick. 5-foot
wide by approx. 10 feet long.
Rare 1959 C150. $20,000.
In great condition. 11100TT, 1621 SMOH TBO 2000. King KY97 Com, GTX 32A
Transponder, New 406 ELT, Standard panel. Push Button Starter. Pitot Static
recently done, next 2020. Burn rate 5.5GPH. Logs since new avail. Great time
builder, Well maintained (Commercial and Private). Cowl and side covers avail.
New rubber. Rated: exterior 7/10, interior 7/10. Fresh Annual June 2018 Call
Bill 604-819-3620 or email [email protected]
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