SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
Previous Newsletter October 2019
Next meeting Thursday, November 14, 2019.
7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse.
LET ME PUBLISH YOUR STORIES
If anyone, anywhere, has aviation related
stories or photos they would like to share, send them to me and I will be
happy to publish them.
There were only four of us, it was a very quiet
meeting. So we just sat by the furnace trading tall tales. Hopefully the
November meeting will see a larger attendance, as we have thing to discuss
with the election of a new executive.
HANGAR FOR RENT
There is a hangar vacancy at Blair Field.
Hangar #6 is now available for rent. $1,200. for one year. The hangar is
not large enough for a full size aircraft, but will suit an ultralight like a
Murphy Renegade or a Pietempol.
For details, contact Bill Davidson at 250-554-7007 or
Aviation Safety Letter
If you haven't received it yet, here is the link:
Flight from Tillamook
By Pete Iverson,
(Sent to me by Dan Berwin.)
11 Mom gave ride to Tillamook, OR.
Bob made wheel chocks. Mary? Gave me xtra good
paper towels and protein supplement. Flew with
Jim who built the plane; pulls to the left in air
and on ground. Made some adjustments.
Weighed gear and loaded plane. Took off for
Alaska! Made Port Angeles at dusk. Met a kid
named Alex from Switzerland who had just stopped to
watch a homecoming game in Port Angeles.
12 Made it across border. Abbottsford.
Radio mike is always on. Tower said they could only
understand me 3 mi out. Transponder works
intermittently. Clear Customs with phone call.
Stuck at Cache Creek. IFR ahead at Williams Lake.
Daniel Berwin gave me a ride, dinner and family rate
at hotel his wife worked at.
13 IFR @WIlliams Lake and Prince George.
CC good w/2K ceiling. Daniel took me for a
ride in his Zen Air 701. Fun plane. Clouds
broke as soon as I called it at 1700. Dark at 1830.
14 Weather still
900@WL. Daniels buddy at 108 Mile said its
good there. 1600 took off for 108.
Fueled up at 108 Mile 3-5K broken. Made to
Mackenzie at dark. Taxi driver not driving?
Girl at hotel had her dad swing by and get me. S&R
at airport. Canadian Thanksgiving day, Taxi taking
night off. Snow in forecast
15 Low clouds and rain at Mackenzie.
Hung out in Trench Feul office with Vickie. She loan
her car as needed to run to town and affered to cook
lunch! Great hospitality! Went to dinner with
a few pilots from Palmer headed to high desert fly
in. Scott, Sara and Ema. All flight instructors or
working on it. They are waiting on weather too.
Snow at Watson Lake.
16 Fog, rain in Mackenzie all day.
Trench closed. Let snow Watson Lake.
17 Fog all morning. Took off for
Watson Lake at 2 pm. Landed on strip just
before Fort Ware and added 5 gallons. Weather
marginal. Made it 1/2 hr past Ft Ware and hit
0/0. Turned around and landed Ft Ware.
Local(DJ) gave ride to "camp". Camp is for visiting
workers, teacher and officials. Dry bed and warm
food. The visiting dentist gave me some Tylenol and
a construction builder gave some essential mint oil
to rub on my calf. I heard a pop when I was trying
to push the plane. Think I tore a muscle in my calf.
Limping at 1/2 speed.
18 Fog all day. Social workers out,
construction guys in.
19 Fog burned off by 10. WL still IFR.
3:30 pm WL VFR. Took off. Trench CAVU. 30
miles out from WL fog. Found a hole above
lake. Came out 1/4 mile from threshold with 400ft
ceiling. Slept in pilot lounge on airport.
Taxi driver not answering to get to town and hotel.
20 Watson Lake. Fog 300í all day.
Bummed a coffee off the flight service guys.
21 Departed at 3:30 PM for Whitehorse.
Brkn at WL, fog 1st hour till Teslin. Landed
at dusk Whitehorse, clear -5c COLD! Met
Kyle and Sarah Cameron, they let me park in their
hanger, fed me dinner and stay in extra bedroom.
Very nice! Stayed up till 1 am visiting and talking
22 Depart Whitehorse 0930 for Northway.
Fog for 50 miles in/out Haines Junction. Border
Patrol told me to stop and check if he had an agent
available for Northway before crossing? Landed
in 3" snow at Beaver Creek, called Border guy and he
ask why was I calling - Iím on the schedule for 1 at
NW. Fairbanks FSS called as landing NW.
headset mic not working and handheld battery died
mid sentence. Cleared customs from 60 yr old
female agent just transferred from AZ to finish her
career. Still adjusting to the dark and cold. No
nuclear material found in plane. Good to go!
Walked to weather station and called FSS. 1 hour
over flight plan from WH. Didnít account for time
change. No fuel NW. Headed to Tok. Plane
ave. 6 gals hr last 4 hours. Lots of wind in
Gulkanna plains. Bumpy for 2 hrs. Fog after Glk till
Eureka lodge. Landed Palmer 1815. Dark.
let me park in Cruz hanger- very nice.
Stayed with Jed, Bradi and Orson. Hot food and warm
23 Wind 22 gusting 30 Palmer & SXQ.
Stayed another night with Orson & family.
25 Home! 27 hours total flying time. 13
days from the time I left Tillamook until lands in
Soldotna, Alaska. I learned a lot about waiting for
the right weather before flying 2-3 hours and having
very limited options. The trip to Watson Lake
went from a CAVU day to solid fog in 30 minutes.
Time to work on an instrument rating!
Everywhere I stopped the people where outstanding!
Even in the village I had numerous offers of places
to stay. The pilot community was always fantastic in
helping get me to a warm place to wait out the
advice to anyone planning to travel the AlCan in a
plane is to wait until it is either fully summer or
winter. The transition months hold to much fog too
late in the day for the amount of sunshine that I
like to fly in. Overall a great trip just a
week longer than I planned.
THREE NEAR DISASTERS
Happened in New Zealand, long time ago. Link sent to me by Joe Gagnť.
From Jan Nademlejnsky
Seven Years of Trike Flying in Kamloops in
I took 30 random selected clips from my
7 years flying in Kamloops.
I have 1663 video clips saved. I cut first 5 minutes out and then used
the next 5 sec from each selection. The clips are not chronological, but
in random order as these numbers were generated (in Excel).
Flying with Clouds to Chase via Paul Lake,
Nov 3, 2019
I was one of my best flight without any
nasty surprises. Almost 2 hour flight took me over beautiful hills and
valleys and generally pleasure to look at scenery. I tried to bring the
mood up with the Strauss Blue Danube music. This is how I usually feel
when the conditions are right and the flying is pure pleasure. Turn the
volume up and enjoy the flight with me.
Flying Kamloops-Ajax-Tobiano, Oct 31, 2019
One hour flight around Kamloops to
Knutsford, flying club airstrip, Ajax old
gold mine, Afton gold mine and Tobiano,
golf course and residential resort. It was uneventful flight, but I
missed the sunny sky. When I removed all the gadgets and cameras ready
to go home, the weather changed to perfectly blue sky. Well, it was too
late for me.
Flying in Kamloops Fall
Colors, Oct 19, 2019
My second day of flying, while day
before I went through some serious turbulence,
this day was my redemption. It was very pleasant flight with some
sporadic fluffy clouds and beautiful fall colors on the ground. Kamloops is
a bit challenging to fly in, but when all stars line up it is extreme
pleasure with so much of natural beauty all around to enjoy.
Beautiful Day, but Unpleasant Turbulence to Fly in, Oct 18, 2019
It was one of those autumn days full of
fall colors, warm, sunny and no wind. It looked like an ideal day to
fly. My fall color mood changed very quickly right out of the gate. It
was very bumpy and getting progressively worse. It took me about 10 min
to decide to go with it or chicken out and fly back. Eventually I did
not want to push my luck and turned around.
Perception of Flying Speed from 9,000' above Ground, Kamloops Oct
30 sec video to show how perceived
flying speed from 3 km (10,000') elevation looks extremely slow, while
flying 130-140 km/h
Power off Glide from 10,000', Oct 6, 2019
I wanted to know what my
trike gliding ration is while the engine is off. It took me 20 minutes
to climb to my goal altitude of 10,000' (3088 m). I was climbing up at
600 fpm (3 m/s) which eventually dropped to 400 fpm (2 m/s) while
maintaining constant 5,000 rpm on engine. The drop in vertical speed
(performance) is natural, because the air is getting less dense with
altitude. The view was spectacular and I felt like suspended in the air
flying the Space Shuttle. I had practically no perception of speed from
that height, but my ground speed was about 54 kn (100 km/h).
After I cleared with the control tower
that nobody is in any hurry to land, I turned power off. This flight
also gave me appreciation of the wing electric trim. I did not see any
purpose of it when I made initial few flights, but now, I am singing
different tune. It is excellent invention in longer and steady flights
like this one. I trimmed it going up hill so if flew hands off the
control bar and the same going down hill. I trimmed it going down to 50
kn indicated, which is actually 40 kn real, as I discovered in the first
flights. It flew hands off and without unwanted turns or surprises.
It was peaceful downhill at steady
speed covering 10 nm (20 km) distances. I calculated that my trike has
7:1 glide ratio. For every 1000' of elevation I could fly 7000'
distance. Of course it will change with wind against or behind me. This
glide ratio is very impressive for such heavy trike with small and fast
wing. I did the similar test in Apr 2014 with my Airborne trike with
Wizard wing (http://youtu.be/cgb7QSM_idw).
I calculated 5:1 glide ratio on that slow trike.
Landing was uneventful and 60 kn (111
km/h). I could not restart the engine after landing, because the battery
run out of juice. When you are in the similar situation you would
appreciate the advantages of classical analog (gauge with needles)
instruments versus all computerized stuff, which need a lot of power. I
was prepared for this situation by carrying battery power pack and
connected into the 12 V trike outlet. I kept all navigation lights,
radio, transponder and all digital instruments on. I thought that the
battery pack would be able to supply all needed power. Obviously it did
not. You could see from the video that it was not big deal when I turned
all power off. It was very happy day for me.
Buy And Sell
New (or modified) ads since last Newsletter.
Hangar For Rent
Hangar #6 is now available for rent. $1,200. for one year.
Located at Blair Field, Knutsford. (Aircraft storage only.)
Suited for an ultralight, not for a full size aircraft, the last one there was a Pietempol.
For details, contact Bill Davidson at 250-554-7007 or
-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
-On Puddle Jumper
amphibian floats, tight, aluminum rims.
along with front wheel steering.
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.
-Includes two extra
wing tanks not currently installed.
Tim Digital Barometric Altimeter
fuel gauge, from Belite Electronics.
-Rate of climb.
temperature indicator both cylinders.
Comm), not currently installed.
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
-Also included is a
custom built trailer for transporting the ultralight.
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.
Powell River BC
1965 Cessna 172F
DATUM 2000 WHEEL SKIS
Box and Pan Brake
1974 Cessna 177B Cardinal
1220 SMOH. 114 SPOH (Due Feb 2027)
L/R Tanks (61gal us). Maintained by Mountainaire Serv (Scott @ 250-376-3800). NDH since import 1979 (No American Logs) 3-way front seats
(Fore-Aft, Up/Down, Tilt Back). 10 years with current owner.
P&I 4&6/10. Annual due Sept 20. Wing covers and
winter kit incl. Reason for selling: Hanging up my wings :-(
email@example.com Kamloops, B.C.
Murphy Renegade biplane. Recently completed after long delayed build.
Equipped with a 0-170 continental 75 horse. Plenty of hours on engine
but runs strong. Long range tanks. Equipped with electric starter. Basic
vfr instruments. Plane was build following homebuilt rules and was
inspected mid build. Then registered as a basic ultralight after
Contact Craig at 604- 339-4073. Or Murphyspirit@hotmail.com 18500
MURPHY FLOAT KIT
1800 (could be cut back to 1500) New, un-started kit.
Hardware packs unopened. It is for amphibs but I will likely sell
without amphib parts. Kit located in northern Minnesota. Price is 80%
new kit price $9,500. USD ($12,500. if Amphib).
Cessna 140 $32,000.
Great condition 1946
Cessna 140 -
TT ~4100, TSO ~900 on
C-85 that is flown regularly so hours will change (~150hrs last 18mo). Fabric
Wings with lots of life left, ~500lb useful load, push button start, spin-on oil
filter STC, 150 Exhaust, Alternator, New battery, Shoulder Belts, Cleveland
brakes, Scott tailwheel, Spare Seats, full Bruce Aircraft Covers. Exterior:
6.5/10, Interior: 6.5/10. Last Annual: 31 July 2019 with compressions: 74, 78,
74, 76. Located at CYYJ. More pictures and details available. Contact via email
Kehler 4200 SKIS
Kehler 4200 Hyd. wheel skis, currently rigged for Super
Cub. Skis are approved on Citabria’s, Pa12, Pa14, Pa20, Pa22, Bushmaster, Citabria, Scout, Experimentals. Extremely nice overall condition.
Contact Rod at 403-852-6068
Stits project that has flown approx
250 hr, and is currently registered so no need to involve MDRA.
Needs recovering. Have 2 engines 0-290 G and 0-235 with log book
.Engines are complete except for carb, and exhaust need rebuild.
Have all instruments, ELT, 5 point harness, extra tires, and a
complete set of plans that are alone very hard to acquire. This is a
very complete project and could be flying with under 500 hours of
work. Lost my work shop and have no place to work on it. Must be
moved soon. Aircraft located in Quesnel BC. Lots more pics on request. Contact: David Shelby
250-925-4807 or at
1979 Cessna 172 Model N
Total Time 3366 hours
Engine Time 1814 Since New Standard 40 US gal useable fuel tanks Narco NAV/COM
radio MK 12 E Narco Encoding Altimeter AR850B Cessna NAV/COM 300 RT-385A
Cessna Transponder 300 RT-359A Cessna Autopilot Navomatic 200A AF-295B
Cessna VOR/LOC/GS IN4442B Cessna VOR/LOC IN385A Cessna Glide Slope R-443B
Cessna ADF 300 R-546E Heated Pitot Tube Ground Service Plug Receptacle
Windows are like-new with
no scratches or distortion Starter (2010) Alternator and belt (2011) Vacuum
pump (2012) Turn coordinator (2012) EGT meter and probe (2012) Muffler and
two of four exhaust stacks (2012) Paint (2001) All Airworthiness Directives
complete Comprehensive and well-organized log books since new/delivery IFR
certification due Nov 2019 Propeller inspection due Nov 2020 Annual
inspection due Nov 2019
Never a trainer, no
Accident History, no corrosion, very tight aircraft to fly
180 hp Penn Yan conversion
Lycoming engine O-360-A4M
Sensenich 2-Blade Propeller Model 76ESPY-0-60 Maximum Gross Weight
increased to 2550 pounds Disposable Load 760 pounds with full fuel
Kannad Integra 406 GPS
Emergency Locator - $1300 Pilot and co-pilot intertia reel shoulder harness
- $1500 Whelen wing tip strobes and LED position lights - $1800 Teledyne
Alphabeam LED landing light - $350 Precision Aviation Vertical Card compass
-$360 Tannis cylinder and oil sump heaters -$800 Two infinitely adjustable
leather seats with headrests - $5400 Commercial grade carpet - $390 Two GPS:
Garmin 196 and AvMap EKP IV - $2100, New Lord Shimmy Damper $1430
Frequently Flown Based in
Ontario since new 2019 – 25.8 hours 2018 – 28.5 hours 2017 – 32.6 hours
Bruce’s Custom Cover, pitot
cover and engine plugs - $500 Wheel fairings, Tow bar Parts and Service
Manuals Astro-Tech LC-2 Chronometer Misc. spare bulbs, tires, etc.
CESSNA AIRCRAFT 172L
Total Time Since
New: 1475 hours. Looking for an amphibious ultralight trade.
Serial Number 21783. Never used. Includes full set of Drawings, Construction
Manual, and Builders Licence, along with the optional Sliding Canopy
drawings and instructions. Also, the receipt from the original purchaser
that I bought them from.
Please contact: Chris 604-340-7176 phone/text
Items for sale
Rotax oil injection pump, removed from 582.
Located at Chestermere-Kirkby Airfield
(CFX8). Contact Bob Kirkby, 403-512-9158
ROTAX 503 FOR SALE
503 Rotax Dual Carb dual ignition, B gearbox, approx 200hrs. $2500.00
Quicksilver MX Sport 2S.
a two seater with about 330 hours on the
frame, a new rebuild Rotax 582 Blue Head
(just got about 25 hours on it),
electric start and a Ballistic Parachute
. Comes with altimeter, VSI, airspeed
indicator, water temp and EGT and is set
up for lights. It also includes
wing covers ($3,000. value)
$16,000. or looking for a trade ...
hang-glider, trike or Kitfox
First takeoff with the new rebuild
Photos from last year: https://goo.gl/photos/d5D5ttD2dMSnyTJS
1957 CESSNA 172
3950 TT, 2100SMOH, certified, current and flying. Last annual
compressions 78/74/76/76/78/78 , 0-300 purrs like a kitten, great all around
aircraft. Cheap to operate and needs nothing. Has VOR and can be used for night
and commercial training if desired. $24,000.USD/ $32,000.CDN Call Trevor for
more info 250-788-5336
7465 TTSN 1924SMOH 0 SPOH Ex-military A/C.
820 Hrs since bottom inspection (new parts incl. bearings).
Compressions 68, 64, 72, 64, 78, 76. Recent cylinder work.
Horton stall kit and B/M gap seal kit installed.
All accessories installed 2019.
KY86A digital Com, GTX 327 digital Txpdr, encoder, 4-place iCom.
Overhauled prop with sale. New ELT with sale.
Many new parts. Expensive annual 2019. 0 snags on aircraft.
After-sale support and upgrades by AME/Owner at reduced dates.
No major damage history, no corrosion issues.
Ext 7/10, int 6/10. Good glass. Hooker harnesses.
A/C located at Oliver BC. Delivery at cost. Shayne 250-688-1760
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