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Previous Newsletter   August 2020  

Next meeting: September 10, 2020

7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse


A huge THANKS! to all those who helped me with the past newsletters by sending stories and pictures! Last month was pretty good for that.

This month I left things until the last minutes, and now it is slim picking.

I went flying, kind of! The following is a shot of some of the cliffs above the Dewdrop Range. But as seen from my drone...  I kind of miss flying there with the Beaver.

As seen from the trail below.

My wife loves beets, so that's about all we are growing in the garden this year. For next year a friend suggested we grow some grass I won't have to mow twice a week. And apparently if I consume the stuff it might give me some good ideas for the newsletter. What do you think?

A friend sent me this word of wisdom.  Was that a hint?


We had a corn roast. Dave Jones supplied the corn, Wally, Dennis and Linda Seib supplied the work. The attendance might have been better if I had not screwed up with the invitations, I could have sent more...

Pat (on the left) also helped by getting the place ready, bringing a table and some chairs.

Dave Jones showing his bike to Jim Bottoms

Dennis Seib  flew in with the Beaver, sideways most of the time.

Gusty headwind!

Of course that did not bother Jim Davidson in his 185.

Dean Wichmann had his trike out, waiting for the wind to slow down.

The strip was dry, very good shape.




100. 1/8 copper clecos and 100 5/32 black clecos all new.   $130.

Mitchell tachometer with hour meter, still in box,                                             $250.

Doris Tower Penticton, BC.    250-328-5010 


Fuel transfer tank and trailer    SOLD!

Lazair Series 3 project  $3,000. OBO

Fuselage done, wings need covering, Ceconite supplied, new custom Prince props, 30 hours TTSN ..Garmin 296 GPS.., numerous Lazair spares and parts...   No time to finish !!     Larry Nagy, Armstrong..   250 540 4280   


Sensenich Prop. $2,000.

Sensenich  76EM60   approx 200hrs.on 0-360, changing to floats. Purchased different prop. Small nick. Doris Tower Penticton, BC.  250-328-5010 



I quit flying, but I still have lots of Beaver ultralight parts left, new and used.  That would be a treasure trove for anyone rebuilding a RX550 or RX35.

To get an idea of what I have, check here: Beaver Parts

Even more parts than I remembered! 28 milk crates, all kinds of tubes and ribs.

I have two sets of wing platforms with better cables and eight turnbuckles. (Built by Jim Thibodeau.) A set of in-wing tanks. Many spare wing spars, used and new struts. Elevator, stabilizers, aileron tubes. Compression tubes for wings.  Even some solid aluminum stock like 1.5 dia, by 8 foot solid rod, 1/2 inch rods, new tubes from 1 1/2" by 12 foot down to 3/8 inch. Used seat tanks, used sponsoons for single-seater on Full-Lotus. Boxes and boxes of fittings!  Hinges, turnbuckles and fittings of all kinds.

New and used AN bolts, nuts and washers in sizes 3,4,5 6.  Various pop rivets.  Rolls of polyester pinking ribbons for recovering. Some Dacron aileron envelopes. Pulleys. Nylon tube saddles. Seat belts.    Even a 20-foot 5-inch 1/8 wall tube.  And probably stuff I forgot!

You would need a 20-foot trailer with high sides to take it all away!

Any questions, call Cam at 250-374-4181 (9am-9pm) Kamloops BC.

1973 Cessna 185F.      $140,000. CAD

Cap 3000 floats and wheels included.  No corrosion.  Always hangared.  7670.6 TT.  423.5   SFOH.  Prop 23.5 SOH.  King 155 Nav Comm.  King KT76A Transponder Mode C.  Bubble windows.  Leather front seats.  Fresh Annual.  9/10 in and out.  Can deliver on wheels or floats. Courtenay Air Park.  Dan Annand  250-897-9338



Rans S6 Coyote  $14,000.

Basic Ultralight based of a Rans S6 Coyote tricycle gear.  Virtually a knock off.  582 Rotax oil injected with 240hrs.  Prop 45hrs.  Airframe 45hrs.   Basic VFR gauges, A/S, Alt, volt, temp.  Built in 2006, registered 544pds.   ( Stored for the last 3 years, 15 Km away from 100-Mile House Airport. )  Contact Frank, at 250-644-4330  100-Mile House


1964 C172 on floats.   $87,000.

Total hours: 2602.  180 hp Lycoming Avcon Conversion 0360 AID Useful load 649 lbs Gross weight 2220 lbs Edo 2000 Floats Engine”0” in 2001, 379 hours since Fresh annual August 12/20 Prop overhaul July 2018,  16 hours since.   Bubble windows.  Long range tanks.  Shoulder harness.  9/10 interior. Wing and tail covers.  Same owner for 39 years.  Immaculate logs.  To be viewed at Kamloops airport.  Due to our age, we need to find a new home for our beloved “Red Bird”  Phone 1-888-620-0037 Kyle  E mail:


RV-4    $85,000.

Original owner/builder of always hangared RV-4 SN#1452. selling VFR day A/C 645 hrs. total time since new, Lycoming 0-320-E2D 150 HP, Warnke prop. Equipped with 10” Dynon Skyview Classic and EFIS-D6 backup. Additional Dynon equipped 2 axis Autopilot, Mode S capable Xponder, AOA pitot, GPS-250 module, PocketFMS mapping software and backup batteries. Garmin GTR 200 Comm, Vetterman exhaust, all logs, manuals and building documents included.  Campbell River, BC. Contact Marcel at 250-203-6296 or email 


Bushmaster Advanced Ultralight Aircraft Project

95% complete.  Asking price $20,000.

• New Fabric & New Paint

• 0/T 100HP Subaru Engine complete with Johnson Redrive, Carb Heat.

• Duel Ignition

• Duel Fuel System

• Full Navigation Lights

• Cabin Heat and windshield


• Full Duel Controls

• Garmin GPS

• IC-A5 ICOM Radio

• 15 gal. Fuel Capacity. (Can be fuelled w/o ladder)

• Gull Wing Doors with gas struts (so can be flown with doors open)

• Storage Comp at rear cabin and under both seats

Selling due to health issues.  Martensville, SK.

Call Ron at 306-229-7911  Or email



For B-47 Bell helicopter. Contact Bill Davidson ay 250-574-7007 or


AIRCRAFT HOIST    $2,500 +$250.

Increase your hangar storage capability and get high!      For sale is a 2018 two post car hoist rated for 9000 lbs. ,adapted for raising an aircraft to allow two-level storage in your hangar as shown in photo.  Hoist requires single phase 220 volt power and has all standard safety features; in like new condition but no longer required. Could also be used for automobile servicing as all vehicle adapters are included and unused. Currently dismantled for transport; can be loaded on a pick up and shipping weight about 1600 pounds.   Located in Nelson BC, price is $2,500. for hoist, add $250. for aircraft steel lifting adaptions.   Contact Glen Clarke 250-825-4652 (no texts) or email 


2700 AMPHIBIOUS FLOATS       $1,700.

The 2700 amphibious floats are barrels only. Actuators but no wheels.  Overall good shape. No damage on bottom skins.  Small amount of ferrous corrosion on some steel fittings and minor hangar rash on one float.  Contact Harry, West Kelowna 250-469-4527 


1977 CESSNA 150M $19,500.

TTSN 4938.  ENG 1511.4 SMOH.  Prop 377.4 SMOH.  Cylinders 70,75,76,73/80   Starts easy, nice flyer. Annual 22 June, 2020     Darren at 250-240-2691   Courtenay Air Park


172G PROJECT    $26,000. OBO

172G project. No engine, prop, or logs. Has Horton stall kit, wheel fairings and cowl.  Meter shows 2920. Disassembled and in Valleyview, Alberta. Call or text Lonnie @ 250-784-4434 Bruce Kutschke


1956, PA22-150     $20,000.

 (Plus PA-16 minus firewall forward)   

With Lycoming 0-320-A2B, 2648.0 TTSN, 1038.8 SMOH.   Complete airplane with sealed struts. No damage just needs recover.  Also have a complete PA-16 minus firewall forward that has been in super dry storage since 1970. This package is perfect to build an experimental Super Clipper but I am willing to separate. $20,000.00 for the pair.

Paul Schlecker 780-914-1945 stonyduster@yahoo


1956 PA18A-150, $60,000.

2541TTSN, 1308 SMOH on 0-320 A2B. Last covered in 1993 so fabric is good due to inside storage but wing tapes are bad so wings need recover. Also has some flap and trailing edge damage from storage. Runs great.

Paul Schlecker 780-914-1945 stonyduster@yahoo


1953 PA18A-135/150      $125,000. 

3040 TTSH, 150hp, 2214 SMOH. 2 hours on new cylinders, Borer prop 294 snew, mags 40 hrs. New Sutton exhaust, oil cooler, hoses, brake boosters, under seat battery. Atlee dodge ext baggage and long step. Really nice airplane. Refurbished in 1993, hangared since. 

Paul Schlecker 780-914-1945 stonyduster@yahoo


Lite Star    $28,000.

Homebuilt.  0290-d2 Lycoming 294 hr since O/H  Call Bob 250-245-3011  Ladysmith BC



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