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Previous Newsletter    April 2019

Next meeting Thursday, May 9, 2019.

7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse.

A  reminder from PrepAir

With one week to go until our final PrepAIR of the spring, I'd like to welcome you officially to PrepAIR YKA. Thank you for your participation and enthusiasm - we hope you enjoy a valuable and productive day next Saturday. A few important reminders:
  • Please see here for times, location, outline and arrival (both car and aircraft) specifics. Doors open at our host venue of Highland Helicopters at 0800, and expect to be finished around 1530.
  • You only need to bring yourself and your willingness to participate! If you are receiving this email, you are confirmed, no proof of registration is required for entry - we know you are coming!
  • Coffee, drinks and lunch will be provided. As always, PrepAIR is free of charge and includes sustenance to keep you learning throughout the day.
  • PrepAIR YKA is Transport Canada accredited. If you participate the entire day (there will be a specific sign in and sign out procedure), you can use your attendance as proof of compliance with Transport's 2-year pilot recency requirement. A certified log book sticker will be provided at the end of the day. Again, you must attend the entire day should you wish to take advantage of this.

That's about it -  if there are any last minute details, I will email again this week, but otherwise we will see you by 0830 on Saturday morning, when official proceedings get under way. Please try to arrive by 0815 to ensure you are registered and we can start on time, and as always, if there are any questions, don't hesitate to ask me by replying to this email. 

Thanks once again for your support, I sincerely hope you enjoy your day at PrepAIR (and a great looking summer-like forecast this week!).



Dan Nelson and Dave Jones had fun landing on the sandbars in the South Thompson River, even taking the time to make some tea.

Northrop N9MB

Paul Parsons sent me the link for this one. Would I love to have one, ultralight size?  You bet!


From Jan Nademlejnsky

228. Flying from Salmon Arm to Kamloops, April 26, 2019 

After about 40 minutes in Salmon Arm airport I took off towards the Kamloops. I wanted to follow more scenic route by Shuswap Lake and South Thompson River. I thought that I have it well imprinted in my head, which was not the case. After about 10 min flight I realized that I am flying south instead of north. This is the 2nd time when this happened at the same place.

I was too far from my original route, so I took shortcut across the mountain again. I wanted to avoid this route, because I did not like the turbulence there. The turbulence was waiting for me.

I took side trip to Chase village on the shore of Little Shuswap Lake. Of course taking pictures and my 3 GoPro cameras were recording my journey. The rest of the flight was relaxing above the magnificent nature in the South Thompson River between South and North Ridges.

Video   Pictures


227. Flying to Salmon Arm, April 26, 2019

This video is from my first leg of two-hour flight to Salmon Arm (SA) airport and back. I decided to fly almost straight line between Kamloops and SA over the mountain. The flight was almost uneventful until 20 km from SA when crossing mountain ridges and multidirectional valleys, which is not very good combination. I received several good kicks from thermals and changing wind directions. I landed in SA, changed camera batteries, talked to several pilots interested in my bird. I wanted to go back home ASAP, before the heat of the day would make my flight less enjoyable.

Video   Pictures



226. Flying to Tobiano and Savona to Test Wing GoPro on 3x Stabilizer, April 14, 2019

I was waiting a long time to test again the Gimbal Stabilizer FY-WG X3 with GoPro wing camera. I tested this mechanical stabilizer in 2016 with disappointing results, when batteries quit in just 12 minutes at -3C. It was a bit better this time with 30 min running time at +3C, but still very short of spec 3 to 4 hours. I will try again in summer. The result is very good and much more interesting relation between the trike and background.

Video   Pictures

Buy And Sell

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 CH300 ZENAIR  $20,000. CDN


CH300 Zenair. Less than 300 hrs TT,  0-320 Lycoming. Harmonic balancer.  New throtle body.  New tires.  New canopy.  Power Power Flow exhaust. Com and transponder. New paint, certified for Edo 2000 floats.   Call Dave 604 819 1588


Zenair Zodiac 601HD   SOLD!

Full Lotus 2150       SOLD!

1991 Merlin Sport 65    CA$28,000+ 5%GST

Basic Ultralight for sale in Calgary.  Engine O-200 100hp 402hrs, Sensenich prop, Baker radio, Transponder, Dual Sticks, Nav Lights and Strobes. Based at CGB2, Calgary, Alberta. Very well built. Contact Light Sport Aviation Telephone: 403-612-4255 [email protected]


J3 CUB with all THE GOOD STUFF !!


2468TT , 165SMOH , 85 HP, Wheels, 1400 EDO floats, 1500 Federal skis with oversized Teflon bottoms and new bungees and cables, vortex generators, new fabric on wings and tail feathers, new 6 inch Cleveland wheels and brakes, new wing tanks, new sealed lifetime struts, 406 ELT. Amazing performance and fun for all terrain and all seasons. Also comes with a truckload of new in-box parts including new wind screen, (the old one is still in very good condition,) new one-piece cowling, New boot cowl, new floorboards, $1,000. worth of paint to match the wings, (note everything is an excellent flying condition but the previous owner was gearing up to make this an as-new aircraft by redoing the fuselage to match the wings and tail. ) This little Cub has all the good stuff and is an absolute joy to fly but I have one too many planes and one has to go.

Current annual, certified bird , new tail screw assembly and tail feather bushings, Price $32k USD Trevor Larsen   250-788-5336      [email protected]



Kamloops Airport South side Aviation Way Hangars.  Built in 2014. 43 ft x 36 ft. 43 x 16 Schweiss bi-fold door.        Cam 780-915-5310 or [email protected]


Beaver RX-550        $14,000.

-Beaver RX-550, two seater, C-ICQT, serial # BRX0092, year of assembly 1990
-Engine Rotax 582 gray head, completely rebuilt with 50 hours on the engine. Has Sprag clutch installed,
-On Puddle Jumper amphibian floats, tight, aluminum rims.
-Brakes installed along with front wheel steering.
-Ultralight rebuilt in 2014 from the ground up.
-Fabric in good condition UV protective coating, always hangared since rebuild.
-Warp Drive, carbon fiber prop, ground adjustable.
-Back up electric FACET fuel pump, water separator.
-Electric start.
-Includes two extra wing tanks not currently installed.
-Electronic Micro Tim Digital Barometric Altimeter
-Electronic LED fuel gauge, from Belite Electronics.
-Air speed indicator.
-Rate of climb.
-Exhaust gas temperature indicator both cylinders.
-Volt meter.
-Tiny Tack tachometer.
-Engine water temperature gauge.
-Intercom (Soft Comm), not currently installed.
-Includes two Faro-G2-Helmets, one large on Medium.
-Radio is an Icom IC-A24 hand held with external mounted antenna.
-Also included with the ultralight is a second RX-550 C-IJCK, for spare parts or could be rebuilt, no engine or fabric. Including a third set of wings no fabric.
-Never been on the salt water.
-Also included is a custom built trailer for transporting the ultralight.

$14,000. for everything including construction and engine manuals, misc. spare parts.

The Beaver RX-550 has a reputation for being one of the best ultralights to fly, docile easy to handle and outstanding performance.

For information contact  [email protected]     Powell River BC


2004 Quad City Challenger II   ASKING $12,000.

C-ICZH registered Advanced Ultralight w/ 960lb GW

- 503 Rotax - Spare NEW and Re-furbished Prop - New Fuel pump and fuel lines  - Spare Fuel Pump - Spare throttle Cable - Spare Spark Plugs - Cabin Heat - All Receipts and complete logs Comes with new fiber glass main landing gear, hydraulic brakes, after market nose gear suspension, snow skis, radio with external antenna, new intercom, and headsets.

ALT EGT CHT ASF Fuel Gauge New Analog Tach + min Tach with/ HR Meter Tinted Lexan Light Engine Services Throttle Quadrants Strobe Lights Burns premium fuel with 2 stroke mixing oil Cost effective flying

Also comes with two additional 5 Gal (10 Gal) wing tanks which pump directly into the main 10gal tanks. New strut fairing, belly cargo bag, and wing/plane covering if you want to store outside.

Phone: 403-872-9220 Email: [email protected]


1994 Rans S12   NOW $15,500.

1994 Rans S12, 325 hours,  Blue Head Rotax 582 with 208 hours, Good fabric, always hangared, all AD's done, including new tail boom, New wiring and panel with Becker radio/intercom, digital altimeter/VSI, EIS,Strobes, cabin heat, two 9 gallon fuel tanks, hydraulic brakes, Earth EX Lithium battery.  Registered basic ultralight, can be registered Advanced UL, great flyer!  Located in Creston, BC  Price $15,500.  Contact: Kasper Naef  250 505 2501  [email protected] 


1989 RV-4    $45,000.US

1989 RV-4, SER#1478 TTAF 760, 160hp Lycoming O-320 D2B SMOH 1250, STOH 680, 68/76 Prince prop, 948LBS, Bendix/King KY96A VHF, Dyon EFIS-D10A, GRT M4000 EIS, Garmin 196, Factory rebuilt Marvel Carb, new Plane Power Alternator, Bendix Mag, resealed fuel tanks, always hangar Located London Ontario Canada • Contact Owner - located King City, ON Canada • Telephone: 4166976622 [email protected]


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