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Newsletter December 2018.

Previous Newsletter      November 2018

Next meeting Thursday, January .

7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse.




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From Jan Nademlejnsky


212. Worst Turbulence Ever from Control Bar Cameras, Nov 28, 2018

This is 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 # 210    Video

211. Worst Turbulence Ever from Wing Camera, Nov 28, 2018

too bad) it really was. It is part of the video # 210 This is almost full turbulence captured by the wing camera without too much of editing. It shows how bad (for some not.    Video


210. 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.    Video


209. 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.

Video Pictures






Dan Berwin, Flying the Zenair 701.

Its an interesting plane.  Some pictures are local around CC and down the Thompson.

One trip with Dan Nelson on Oct.22 was over Deadmans Falls, across to Skoalt Point and then down to N Thompson.   We landed on a bar then I came home down Kamloops Lake. 

October 30, Flew to Dave Jones , we landed on a bar then we went to his strip; Then home into the sunset.  


October 22,  Went to Merritt, then Down Nicola and over Douglas Lake, then to Knutsford and home.  




On Tuesday October 30, Dan flew his 701 to Kamloops to join with Dan Nelson and Grant in the Supercub, and later with Dennis Seib in his Tripacer. Together they flew to Ross Creek to visit with Bill Huxley.


New in the BuyAndSell
in the last month.

(Or new asking prices.)

Rare 1959 C150.    $20,000. OBO

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


 1947 Cessna C-140    SOLD!


Cockpit Intercom System  $200. OBO

6-place Intercom.  Contact  250-573-3714 home or 250-299-5607 or


Ercoupe fuselage    Reduced to $500.

No papers, email  for details.  Cranbrook BC


2012 Zenith CH701 STOL     $53,900. OBO







Finished in 2012 fully inspected. Flys great. Low and slow. Tundra tires. New Rotax 912ULS 100hp engine 43hrs. Full Glass panel Dynon D180 EFIS and AvMap EPKIV, Bendix King radio, carb heat, electric flaps, transponder, back up gauges, inboard and out board tanks 40gal, power elevator trim, Warp Drive 3 blade prop, leather interior, wing lights, vortex generators, ELT.   No time to fly and would like to sell. Hangared, never stored outside. Full builders log online. Located at CYBW Springbank    Contact Nick




1961 Piper PA-22 Colt        $15,000.

PA-22-108x Owner maintenance. Airframe 4537 TTSN Engine O-290-D2 109 SMOH 36 gallons of fuel. Wing, Cabin and empennage covers. Located in Kamloops. Devon Fisher 778-921-2018


1977 182 Q       $85,000.

Airframe  10156.65 TTSN, engine 1784/ 2000 TBO, Prop 2015. This 182 is an ex- RCMP aircraft and is a pleasure to fly. I am selling it as I just don’t get time to fly. The annual was just done in September and the AME said he would be glad to talk to any perspective buyers. For more information and photos please call Bob at 250-449-1982 or


Garmin Map 76S.     Offers

Compatible with Mapsource program.   Uses two AAs. Batteries.  Has travelled a lot and never failed. Call Paul 250-299-5973 or 


Ridge Runner 3S Kit     (Under Offer)

Above list found at

Complete Kit - please inquire. This was previously listed, still got it.  Serious Inquiries only please! Thank you!! Call  Willy T. for more info.  250 706 9496-- AERIAL ESCAPADES


Skis for CH-701    SOLD! In 3 days!


Subaru EA81 Engines & Parts    $2,500. FIRM!

1 Engine currently installed on aircraft with Dave Johnson 2.1-1 Reduction Drive. 

1 Engine 0 - timed with new pistons, rings, parts, belts, water pump, etc. 

1 Engine spare short block, 2 heads, oil pans. 

Will not separate - asking $2,500.- firm for everything ($5,000.- + invested)  ...flying with the Subaru. Everything firewall forward goes minus Propeller.

Call  Willy T. for more info.  250 706 9496-- AERIAL ESCAPADES


Rotax Engines    $1,750. FIRM

(Under Offer)

1-Rotax 503 DCDI with approx.200hrs TT, rebuilt top and carbs.

1-Rotax 503DCSI unknown hours, needs clean-up.

2-Gearboxes, 1-A drive, 1-B drive, both version 4.

1-Challenger reduction belt drive.

Carbs, 3-mufflers, muffler parts.

Will not separate, asking $1,750. firm!

Call  Willy T. for more info.  250 706 9496-- AERIAL ESCAPADES


Rand KR-2  Sold in 6 days!


Type C Rotax Gear Drive.    $1,200.

Type C Rotax Gear Drive.  Near new, complete service done.  Warranty as if factory new (18 months/100 hours).  Cost new is $2030.00... clearing out at $1,200.  Call Bob at Light Engine Service (250-832-8786) 


Rotax Type B gear drive.  $600.

Rotax Type B gear drive.  Fully serviced. Cost new $1,259.  Clearing out at $600.  Call Bob at Light Engine Service (250-832-8786) 


Rotax 447 (CDI ignition)   $1,500.

Rotax 447 (CDI ignition)   Recent full service and de-carbon.  New seals and wrist pin bearings.  Everything within specs.  Single carb.  Comes with exhaust manifold.  Mufflers available at extra cost.   $1,500.  Call Bob at Light Engine Service (250-832-8786) 


Certified Lycoming 0-235    $3,500. USD

Certified Lycoming 0-235 C1 115HP  TTSN 2836.4  TSOH 1432.3  Complete engine less exhaust system.  All logs. No prop strike.  Removed for 0-320 upgrade. Inhibited for storage.  Recent borescope check OK.  Cell 778-538-4422 Kamloops BC.


McCauley Prop.   $3,500. USD

Factory new.  Certified Zero time. Part# 1C90/ALM-7246. Serial# ZG40013. (Compare new at Univair for $4,961. USD)

Will sell engine and prop together for $6,500. USD.  Contact  Cell 778-538-4422 Kamloops BC.


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