THOMPSON VALLEY SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
Newsletter June 2018.
Next meeting Thursday, June 14.
7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse.
On Wednesday May 23, I got a nasty surprise, a
message from my web hosting site telling me that my
account was suspended; it had been under DDOS attack and thy were forced to
suspend it. They were telling me to consider enabling Cloudflare DNS for my
account to bypass the attack towards the server.
Nothing like that had ever happened in the 17
years I have been maintaining this site, and I did not have a clue what to do.
I deal with webhostingpad.com, and their customer
support is the best! They were very patient as they guided me every step of the
way; I downloaded and installed the software they were recommending, but there
were many things to do to get the proper configuration. It took two days
to get back online, and I must give my sincere thanks to Michael J, Raymond K,
Kevin A, and Philip W.
So, to anyone out there thinking about setting up
a Web site, just get in touch with them at
What is a DDOS attack anyway? The definition is :
A Distributed Denial
of Service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to make an online service unavailable by
overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources. They target a wide variety
of important resources, from banks to news websites, and present a major
challenge to making sure people can publish and access important information.
I still don't see what makes my
web site worthy of such attention...
Then on June 4, to test my patience again, I faced another
problem, this time it was all my fault. At the request of a seller, I was
changing an ad in the Buy and Sell section; I modified it as requested, saved
the file and uploaded it. Usually when I change an ad, that brings it back to
the top of the page. It turned out that in doing so I had by mistake deleted all
the ads above that one and a few others below.
So I did what should be done under the circumstances: a facepalm,
call myself a few choice names, have another cup of coffee and spend the next 8
hours fixing my screwup. Then I saved copies in a few different locations, just
to be safe!
don't forget to go to the
Salmon Arm Airport Appreciation Day on June 24.
From Dan Berwin
Some pictures that Dan took lately:
Above Cache Creek, looking East.
Floods on the Bonaparte River
Cariboo Highway and Loon Lake Road junction.
Floods on the Bonaparte River
The old McAbee Railroad Station
Dan flew to Knutsford, but there was nobody there...
From Jam Nademlejnsky
New in the Buy&Sell
in the last month.
It was not easy for me to say
the final good bye to my red AirBorne trike. I had very good memory from my
18 years of flying it to many exciting places. It allowed me to see places
which majority of people would never had a chance to see. I sold it to a
hang glider pilot from Powell River. I hope he will have as much fun as I
I was really pumped up to fly
my new Apollo DeltaJet2 trike. I could not wait for new prop to arrive from
USA, which I damaged during the trike transport from Winnipeg.
Innocent, beautiful morning,
motorcycle trip in May 15th changed all my plans. Truck driver who did not
pay attention knocked me off the motorbike while we were driving downhill on
Summit Dr. After several somersaults down the road, I noticed that I lost a
lot of skin from my legs and arms. I was cleaned, X-rayed and bandaged (very
poorly) in the Kamloops hospital. After several days, I was told that I have
torn tendon and badly damaged 3 muscles in my left shoulder. I will need
surgery to, hopefully, fix that damage.
Right now, all my skin is
back and I have just small bandage on my elbow. I am not in pain, but I
cannot lift my left arm, therefore I cannot fly or ride motorcycle. I am
driving, but with difficulty and especially in parking lots, where I need
both hands. We were planning to start out motorhome holiday the same
(accident) week. Instead, I had to ask my neighbour to park all my toys back
into the hangar. It really sucks especially this year with so many beautiful
mornings ready for flying. I can just dream and hope for that distant one
day, when I will be ready again.
I was hoping to fly my new
Salmon Arm Airport Appreciation Day, in June 24, which will be again
very exciting air show.
1996 Titan Tornado II
Rotax 912 (80HP). 350 HRS. 3 Blade
Kiev composite prop. 2 wing tanks. 4.5 HRS flying
time. Custom made covers. Contact: Tak
Hirose Cell: 403-795-1708 (Anytime) Home: 403-732-4616
2009 BushCaddy R80 - first flown in 2016, Subaru EA81 with
Johnson Reduction Drive -30 hrs TT and going up, 68" three bladed Ivo
Propeller, Icom A200 Radio, Mounts for Aera 500 GPS and iPad Mini (units not
included), 3 point Crow Harnesses, conforming foam on adjustable seats,
extended baggage with door, 800x6 wheels on Matco Rims, dual brakes, new
engine mount for Rotax 912ULS - match-drilled to firewall for easy engine
upgrade if so desired. All manuals and spare parts kit are also included.
This aircraft will fit most "BIG BOYS" no problem. UL - Training can be
it fly Will be sold as BC Ltd. Company - Serious inquiries only
MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER, I MAY ACCEPT!
Also looking for Vans RV-4
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 money over having to use aviation spade plugs.
and remote oil filter. Propeller is
also O time SOH. Trio Avionics
EZ-Pilot single axis (roll) autopilot. The EZ-Pilot is slaved to the
included Garmin 296 GPS and will intercept and hold a course the pilot
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
If you feel the BA-4B might be right for
you, please contact
403-931-1645 [email protected]
Full Lotus 1220
Full Lotus 1220's with stiffeners for sale for $1,200. Needs a
couple of bladders, so priced accordingly. Can arrange for shipping. Email Rob
Tach. STILL AVAILABLE
1-New rebuilt by Mitchell Tachometer $150.00
Contact. Al Tower Phone 250-328-5010
e-mail [email protected]
Lazair 2-seat ultralight
Now asking $9,000.
Lazair 2 seat
ultralight aircraft, great fun way to fly, enjoy the open air feeling. 40’
wing span x 14’ overall length x 6’ tall. With 2 – 26 HP KFM electric start
motor, all new fuel lines, new plugs, decarbon cylinders, 2 new props 36”x 15
pitch, 2 fuel tank total 12 gallon, dual electric fuel pump, gauges.
Halls airspeed indicator, battery voltage, cylinder head temp, altimeter,
vertical speed, compass, turn coordinator, new seats. Bungee landing gear
with 6’ wide stance gear. Will
deliver within 4 hours flight time(400 KM) Floats and 0 time KFM also
available for additional price. Located at Chilliwack, BC Ron
Pankonin 604 991 0522
Exceptional Challenger 2, 2010, built in the home built class, many additional
features. Includes: Mixture control, carb heat, Engine information system,
ballistic chute, under seat storage, in-flight adjustable 3 blade IVO prop, new
hydraulic brake system, integrated PTT control stick, 64 liter aluminum fuel
tank, fuel sump system, advanced throttle quadrant, 582 Bluehead Rotax motor
with 182 hours, always hangared, flown regularly, fresh inspection by Lakeland
Air ready to go. Comes with full set of Turbulence covers, wheel pants and
standard set of tires. Currently on Tundra tires. Very fast edition of
Challenger. Cruises easily at 82mph and can cruise at 90mph if desired. To build
approx. $60k. Priced reasonably at $27700. Call Rod Giles 250 428 5209. Serious
inquiries only. [email protected]
Merlin EZ 03
Reduced to $30,000. OBO
Merlin EZ 03, C-IKEA AULA. By owner, builder.
A solid and great flying aircraft on wheels and skis.
Roomy side by side, cabin heat. Rotax 912 UL 80 hp eng.& A/F 960 hrs s/n
flown regularly and maintained. Strong reliable engine. Log book.
Always hangared. Test flown annually by kit manufacturer.
Panel: 5-pack steam gauges. Large luggage compartment.
Diff. disc brakes makes turning around easy with the 9” tail wheel.
2 blade IVO ground adjust 74” prop. 45 litre fuel tanks each wing.
Main skis + tail ski incl. Price: C$31,900. OBO. Andy Gustafsson
Slip Stream Genesis II.
CFWLA Built in 2001. Rotax 912ULS 100HP.
2 seat side by side. Wing span 30'8" Chord 5' Height 6' 3.5"
VNE 120 MPH. Cruise 75 MPH.
Empty weight 750 Useful load 449. Fuel range 4.0 hours Dual wing tanks.
TT 535 hrs. Registered as Amateur Built at 1199 lbs.
Can be flown with an ultra light pilot permit. Equipped with new
3 blade Warp drive prop, all the log books and build book. Includes 121.5 ELT,
MAC stick elevator and aileron trim controls, electronic fuel pump, wing
strobes, fuel miZer, cabin heater with 2 speed fan, Black Max brake system and
Microair 760 channel radio. Martin Nordstrom
MSquared Sprint 1000
NOW $20,900. CDN
heavy duty quicksilver clone sports a 1600 pound
max gross, dual controls, 912S at 265 hours, EIS,
airframe converted from amphibs 15 hr TT, clear
coat UV protection, always hangared, switching
to trikes John 250-668-9596
Northwing Navajo Trike
Factory Refurbished Northwing Navajo Trike. 65 HP
582 Grey Head rebuilt by California Power Systems. 19 M
Northwing Impulse Wing. For Fast Sale Asking Only $17,000. OBO
Call Randy 250 307 7553
Full Lotus parts
I have retired my 2150 full lotus. The hulls
were getting shaky. I have everything else for sale, airbags, airbags fit all
Full Lotus floats 1650 and up, some new old
stock, all the structural tubing, aluminum parts etc. Rick Porteous
2005 FLIGHT DESIGN CTSW.
2005 FLIGHT DESIGN CTSW. 100 HP
Rotax 912ULS 200hrs. In flight adjustable pitch prop. Dynon EFIS-D100,
Avmap EKP-IVGPS, Trutrak Auto Pilot, Garmin GTX mode C Transponder, SL40 comm.
Leather seats, professionally maintained, always hangared, TTAF 1500hrs.
115-120 kts cruise. 5 gph 34 gal tanks. $79,500. CDN Located Calgary
AB. Canada. Larry 403-850-0067. email:
Piper 18A CF-XNG
Restoration Nov07-May10 - $85k Owner Maintenance Category so lots
of options available. Airframe about 3900 hrs, engine about 300 hrs. 2010 AeroSportPower wide deck 0320-B2C (175 hp burning premium mogas).
Airframe very good, tail section replaced, epoxy primed/sealed. Tube-sealed.
Extra tie-downs in ext. baggage. NEW: fuel lines, electrical, control
cables, floorboards, interior panels, inst. panel, windows. Sensenich
M74DM (52”) & McCauley GM8241 (Borer) props. Fabric headliner, Removable
cross bar, lifetime sealed struts. Lightweight alternator & SkyTec starter
& Vetterman x-over exhaust. Odyssey 680 battery under seat, digi tach,
Stits Polyfiber fabric & paint in 2010. Square Madras (droop) tips with
tip markers & strobes. SS lifting tabs, Defroster, Icomm IC a200 & IC
2100h radios, flightcom intercom, Kannad 406 ELT. Digital tach ,
Garmin196 GPS on panel. Halon fire ext, map pocket, FS450 fuel computer
connected to GPS. Welded float fittings, EDO 2000’s. Aero 2000 skis,
new Scott 3200 tailwheel main bracket, Cleveland 8.5 X 6 tires, 26" high.
No brakes installed. Floor cut & hinged so easy to install. Both sides
lifting handles. X-brace, & seatbelt tabs welded to floor frame, tail
“box” reinforcement. Reinforced carry-through braces @ wing root & lift
strut. Extended baggage, floor only w/extra tie-downs. Atlee gear
cables, FAD cargo restraint net. Grease fittings front & rear stabilizer
tubes. Long fuel/entry step, FAD tie-down & spar reinforcement.
Aileron gap seals, flaps inboarded. Pitot moved to near jury strut.
Tanis preheater strips (2) w/thermostat. Quick release oil drain, oil
FILTER, soft cooler lines, cooler flushed. Welded float fittings &
permanent Water rudder pulley mounts. All new extruded aluminum stringers.
SS lower strap for tail brace wires.
250 742 3258
1973 Citabria 7ECA
1973 Citabria 7ECA TTSN 6420 SMOH 1785 STOH
323, New wood spars and polyfibre covering 2001, Fuselage recovered 1981, New
toe brakes, New adjustable front seat, New engine mounts, baffling and interior
2016, Icom 200, intercom, wheel pants and federal skis. Hangared. Asking
$42,000cdn Home 306-928-4505 cell: 306-482-8119
Kitfox Model 3
III, Airframe TTSN 105.8 HRS. Engine: Rotax 582 Model 99 (Blue Head) TTSN 10
HRS. Rotax E Redrive 2:62, IVO three blade ground adjustable propeller. All logs
since new. Construction manuals, HACman mixture Control, Cabin heater, Matco
Tundra dual fork Tail wheel, Tundra tires on mains. Full Lotus floats with all
rigging, Comes with transport trailer. All in excellent condition, always stored
inside. $30,000.00 CAD Located in Tumbler Ridge, BC Email
[email protected] Phone: 250-242-8205
KITFOX II Ultralight Folding Wing
Beautifully finished folding wing aircraft
completed in 2006. Rotax 582 blue head with 2.62:1 C-drive. Aircraft has s/n
002. Has cabin heat, wing tanks, Flightcom intercom, dual hydraulic brakes and
GSC Systems 3 blade propeller. Features quick-folding wings that greatly
simplify carriage and storage. Perfect for short runways and can be stored in
regular garage. Comes with original builders manual, owner’s manual, some
construction photographs and custom built trailer. Stored indoors so fabric is
in excellent condition. Completely gone through just before pilot passed away.
Asking $20,000USD. Located ¾ hour outside Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Contact: Carey L. Daoust 206 Tuscany Meadows Heights NW
Calgary, Alberta T3L 2L6 Cell: 403-710-2597 Phone: 403-374-1883
Reduced to $16,000.
Called the Cadillac of ultralights in many ultralight
aircraft reviews for flight performance and speed range of the 20 foot wingspan with dropped tips
cantilevered wing used (no struts or wires). Unknown hours, but very strong electric start 503 DCDI
Rotax with in-flight adjustable 3-blade Ivo prop. Has EIS info for motor, etc. in good instrument panel.
Cruises at 85 -100 mph. Radio headset may be available separately. 10
gallon US gas tank. Huge flaps. New battery. Wing and body covers plus
hangar protection. Just replaced fan belt and Lexan windshield. The prop
alone is worth $1,600. US. Was asking $18,500. Now $16,000.CDN Contact Gordon
Isaac at 250-549-1608 or email [email protected]
1994 Rans S12
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
$19,500. Contact: Kasper Naef 250 505 2501
2000, Challenger II Advanced Ultralight. 250hrs TTSN. 0 time on rebuilt Rotax 582
engine. Radio, Intercom, headsets, GPS, ELT, Electric start, Heater for winter
flying, Puddle Jumper Amphibious Floats, Skis, Tundra tires. Winter Enclosure
(tinted). Always stored in a hanger. This plane is ready to fly, winter or
summer land, water or snow. • Contact Dale G. McKnight located
Golden, Canada • Telephone: 1 250 272 6558 . 1 250 344 6894
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