I was sorry to hear recently that two former members passed
away. Ben Fouillard and Ken Martin are no longer around.
My ears still twitch when I hear an aircraft
fly over, especially when it sounds like an ultralight!
Tonight I was in the backyard when I spotted one looking
like a Searey heading towards Knutsford. As it was
just a few minutes before 8pm I thought he would not go far
as it was almost sunset.
I grabbed my small drone and jumped in the
When I got to the airstrip the sun had just
disappeared behind the hills. And there was no new aircraft
around, or any flying in the area. Good time to fly the drone anyway.
When I fly it from my backyard, by the time
I reach a hundred meters I start getting alarms about Wi-Fi
interference. But at Knutsford the alarm came only briefly
when at a few hundred, so I kept going up. All the way to
I could not see any smoke from the Savona
Mountain fire, or the Spark Lake. Sure is a great relief to
breathe clean air again!
I notice that someone did an excellent job
mowing the grass on the strip. I don't know who is flying
out of there.
Last month I sold all the aircraft parts I
had (all went to Alberta), so I definitely will not build
another one. But the fantasy hits me now and then! For the
moment I will fly the drones. I had been planning on joining
an R/C club, but with the Delta variant wreaking havoc in
the Central Interior I will be even more unsociable than
usual! (Live squirrel or dead hawk!)