SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
August 2020 NEWSLETTER
Next meeting: August 13, 2020
7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse
At the end of July we had a pretty good thunderstorm around Kamloops, and I
remembered finding on the Web some maps indicating where lightning was hitting.
So I searched for it, did not find it, but came across another that was even
better, showing what was happening in real time. Here it is:
Near the top of this page, there are many links
to Web sites for other flying clubs, and also for sites by our own members like
Jan, Dan Berwin, Willy Trinker and Barry Meek. You should go there now and then
to see what is happening. Jan is still flying often, but Dan's page is not there
anymore. Now he shown his pictures on Facebook, and with his permission I
re-published some of them here in this newsletter.
And its good to see that Bill Huxley is back in
Some others might also send me some contributions
for the next newsletters, and that would be totally appreciated.
There are also many new posts in the Buy&Sell
because I had not published in June. My hit counter shown that the site is very
popular all across Canada, and even in some states, and I find it very
encouraging to hear many customers tell me how they appreciate my services and
how many of their friends always look at the ads too.
FROM DAN BERWIN
I flew from Cache Creek
direct to Bracewell Wilderness Adventures at the west end of Tatlayoko Lake. I
had explored it last week on the bike. Strip is great. 4000 foot with some a
road and some mowed hay. Camped on the lawn by the lodge with almost a full
Next day the owner Alex and
I flew the mountains at end of the lake and I then dropped him off and flew the
lake and valley out to Tatla strip. Very great morning. Took a paddle board
out on the lake for an hour. I camped at Marten Lake about 3km from the strip
and woke to another great morning beside the lake.
Very amazing trip.
From Bill Huxley
Finally back in the air again
after the Transport Canada false alarm regarding my wing attach brackets ( I
replaced them all anyway). Also the COVID restrictions kept me grounded until
July. I am only flying locally at this time but it has been excellent flying
weather for the past 3 weeks.
Ross Creek Landing's grass is
the best it's ever been, thanks to the wet Spring.
FROM JAN NADEMLEJNSKY
Jan has been flying often lately. To see his pictures and videos
click here or the link at the top
of the page.
BEING PIG-HEADED CAN KILL YOU!
Air Safety Institute)
A FASCINATING WAR-TIME STORY.
(Picture credit Airfix.com)
CANADIAN AVIATION SAFETY LETTER.
Always very instructive.
BLAIR FIELD, JULY 18.
On July 18, by 9am a few of us were at the airfield for some much needed
maintenance. The abundant rain and then great sunshine had created a
green lush jungle!
We had nearly half-a-dozen weed wackers to get rid of the
grass around the hangars. Some were getting rid of the junk and
piling it up on a pile that Don Blair will later take to the garbage
dump. (I should have taken a BEFORE picture!)
Bill Davidson flew in with his 185. Here is the strip after a while:
Darren was busy on the tractor.
Gerald and Ken planning their next step beside the junk
There would have been enough hay for a few good sized
The sign had been laying in the grass, and was
re-installed on a hangar. The paint is flaking off, would need some TLC.
Any volunteer with artistic abilities?
Wally was preparing a snack.
Hopefully, now the hangar owners will now be able to
maintain their own area as needed. We can't expect for Darren to all the
work by himself.
BLAIR FIELD, JULY 29.
I got there early to check my trapline, Dean was already gone with his
new trike. Roly Worsfold showed up to do more mowing with his ride-on,
and was ready to start when Dean came back.
Roly Worsfold was driving his mower out of the way.
A closer view of his aircraft. Notice the wingtip washout.
MY TRAPLINE? July 29.
For years at Blair Field we have been plagued with
pocket gophers digging holes and making dirt mounds on the runway and
around hangars. And for years I tried to fix the problem by trapping
I have been using those black tube-shaped spring-loaded
traps available from Peavey Mart.
I can vouch for their efficiency! At
the height of the infestation a few summers ago I caught over 75!
But this year I have been doing it for 3 weeks now, and so far got
only 17; so it seems to be all for now, as there is no fresh dirt
mound. I worked myself out of a job!... But I keep an
eye out in case another group moves into the now vacant real estate.
If you have a problems with those
varmints around your place, the above traps are the best thing to use.
Some other suppliers will try to sell you devices that emit an
ultrasonic noise, or make a thumping sound, but those are somewhere
between scam and useless.
SINCE LAST NEWSLETTER
Homebuilt. 0290-d2 Lycoming
294 hr since O/H Call Bob 250-245-3011
1967 C172 H SKYHAWK
1967 C172 H 0300 496.4 TSMOH
TTSN 2591 C-FVBK located in Penticton. A very straight looking and
flying aircraft. Well Maintained. Comes with fresh annual.
Larry Taylor email@example.com
Cessna Wheel Pants
Full Set of Cessna Wheel
Pants with Mounting Plates and Hub Mount Nuts. Wheel pants
sold as a unit of 3, no splitting/individual item sales. Excellent
condition with a few small repairs. Removed in good order from a
Cessna 150L. Eligible for Cessna Models 150 – 207. Check with
your AME. Rock Whitney 603-312-3598
1974 Piper PA28-151 Warrior.
NOW $39,000. OBO
1974 Piper PA28-151 Warrior. 3050 Total Time, 925 SMOH. Parked
on Apron 3 at CZBB.CAD $39,000 obo. Please reply by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotax Ignition Parts and Instruments
Coordinator Falcon TCO2E-3-2 $500. (with plug)
Altimeter Falcon ALT20INF-3 $425.
Soft Start module $600.
Ignition Coils X3 $250. ea.
Chris email@example.com Courtenay BC
Jabiru Calypso Ultralight
Jabiru Calypso 2200, with Jabiru motor. This airplane has 563 TT
hrs and 100 hrs STOH. It has a new GT propeller 0830-02 of 100
hrs. It contains an engine information system from Grand Rapid
Technology, a Garmin 296 GPS, a transponder C mode, wheel skis, bush
tires and regular wheels with wheel pants, canopy and wing covers.
Paint : 9,5/10. Price: $30,000. For more info contact Denis at
418-566-5318, Matane, Québec.
RANS S7 c/w Czech amphibious floats
1991 RANS S7 short tail. Rotax
912 ULS 100hp. Czech 1150 Amphibious floats. Hangared at Vernon
airport. $50,000. Gary 250-470-7764
1968 Mooney M20C Ranger
Last year for the Johnson Bar
landing gear. 4780 hrs airframe, 1297 SMOH engine, 436 hrs
since prop overhaul. 1600lbs empty, 2575 gross. 52 U.S. gallon
fuel capacity. Precise Flight speed brakes, LASAR cowl mod,
flap gap seals, wheel well liners, and dorsal vertical fin seal.
2 Narco 810 radios, NAV824 VOR/DME, NAV121. AT150
Transponder, 406MHz ELT. 6 pack panel, wing leveler.
All new side glass. Original interior in decent condition, paint is as you see in the
photos. Reliable and well maintained aircraft, 160mph cruise,
80mph approach. Has been to Oshkosh twice and all over Southern B.C.
& Alberta. David Blom, 604-230-9802
AMPHIBIOUS 1450 FLOATS
These are Czech Aircraft Works
amphibious 1450 floats. I’m asking $3,250 for them. Comes with
spreader bars, no rigging. Located in West Kelowna. Can call or text
Harry Donnelly at 250-469-4527.
RV 6 stab and rudder kit, plus RV 6 plans
Complete Van's RV 6/6A empennage kit. All parts still unwrapped in original box. (cost $1,200.US ) Also includes one full set of RV 6/6A construction plans
$750. Call Larry at 1 250
540 4280 firstname.lastname@example.org
Series 3 Lazair
$7,500. with BRS
This is a Series 3 Lazair that is
90% restored...Engines have 30 hours TTSN and fitted with new
custom carbon fibre Prince props. Includes Ceconite to cover
wings. Asking price with BRS chute fitted
$7,500. without BRS chute $3,500. Call Larry at 1 250 540
Hangared Rans S-12 Airaile 912
UL 2 hrs since IRAN by Rotech. 3 blade DUC prop. New fabric, new
glass, new Hager hyd. brakes, 18 gals. In 2 wing tanks, fresh new
Endura paint. This aircraft is ready for summer fun or training.
$29,500. USD. Call 306-749-7701 for
more details. Birch Hills Sask
Sonerai2 489 TT A/F & Limbach
2000 engine. Warnke prop. Dual tanks . King KX99 with ex. antenna.
Garmin 90 with installed mount. This is one of the best of type.
Lost medical . $17,000. CDN. Phone Cal, 306-361-8460. If out of cell
Digital Belite Airspeed Indicator
I have a digital Belite Airspeed
Indicator for sale. Comes with adapter plate. $100. OBO
Keith Horsburgh 403.502.6431
1977 Jodel 20 hrs on rebuilt 0-290 engine and
prop. 27 gallons fuel, toe brakes, dual controls, sliding canopy.
$19,500 Can. Will provide additional photos to interested parties.
Call Brent at 587 224 2519 Airdrie, AB
O-320 EXHAUST SYSTEM
For sale complete exhaust system
for O-320, removed serviceable from PA-22. Heater inspected and
found to be serviceable. Overall condition is 8/10.
$700 CAN. Can send more photos if
interested. Call Brent at 587 224 2519
For sale complete exhaust system
for O-320, removed serviceable from PA-22. Heater inspected and
found to be serviceable. Overall condition is 8/10.
$700. CAN. Can send more photos if
interested. Call Brent at 587 224 2519 Airdrie,
Full Lotus 2150 floats
Contact Arnie at 780-832-9750 or
Balloon baskets and burners
The Canadian Museum of flight is
reducing it collection of artifacts, and has one, 2-person basket
with single burner and tank and a 4-person basket with double burner
set up. They have been in dry storage for at least 10 years and
would require rigorous inspection if considered for flight. Located
at Langley airport CYNJ Contact details are on photos
CAP 2000 FLOATS
2000 floats with Heavy Duty Supercub gear. Rear struts have Atlee
Dodge fittings. Floats are in super nice condition. There is one
patch on the bottom just back of the step. (see pic.) The tops are
pretty much perfect (no dock rash) These floats came off a supercub
with doors on both sides so the left float has a step-rail as well.
The right float has a hatch. The serial numbers are consecutive. I
intended putting these floats on a Supercub and was in the process
of stripping and painting them colors to match the plane. I
stripped that black material from the bottoms, (the stuff that traps
corrosion) so they are bare aluminum. The tops have a light coating
of aluminum lacquer that is patchy and will strip very easily. The
gear and spreader bars are stripped to bare metal. I sold the
Supercub so the floats are being sold as is so the new owner can
select colors to match the plane. Price is $10,000. Canadian (firm)
You will be hard pressed to find a nicer set of used floats. email
or ph. 250-587-6219 (Clearwater BC)
Starter kits for the Cont. A65
Finally! A no-nonsense 12v electric start kit for
the Continental A65. Suits both taper and flange shaft.
Bolt-on-and-go kit w/ss nose cone, $1,435.00 CDN.
Bare Bones Kit, everything you need to make your own kit included,
water-jet precision finished starter motor mounting plate, $921.00
All prices plus shipping. The entire kit weighs 14pounds. Most
of the weight is Aft of the engine mounting plane. (Hard to see is
the water-jet cut motor mounting plate.) Contact Albert at 250-494-0482
1991 Merlin Sport 65
1991 Merlin Sport 65 Ultralight
Price: $26,500.00 CAD Airframe: 401.7 hrs TTSNEW (aircraft flies
regularly) Engine: 1772.4 hrs TSMOH Continental 0-200-A (100 HP,
1800hr TBO) Engine was removed from another aircraft after prop
strike and repaired by Stauffer Aero Propeller: 401.7 hrs SPOH
Sensenich 2 Blade Damage History: No damage history to the aircraft.
Engine was pulled from a prop strike Cessna 150 Interior: Red Cloth
with Grey panel 8/10 Exterior: White with Yellow and Black 8/10
King KT 76A Transponder Becker Comm Radio Dual Sticks
Cabin Heat New Battery Nav Lights and Strobe Always hangared.
First flew in 1983. Always hangared. Flies very nice. 160HP
Lycoming, fuel injected, constant speed Hartzell prop. 440 Hrs
on airframe. 200 Hrs since complete overhaul on engine.
440 Hrs on prop but it has been freshly overhauled. I built
the airplane, sold it to a fellow in the U.S. He registered it
there. I bought it back and re-registered it in Canada. It has just
completed a major inspection as per MD/RA requirements Everything
works. Lost license. Contact C. Hawthorne, Grande Prairie, AB.
Home 1-780-539-1155 or Cell 1-780-518-2694
First flown in 2012. Always hangared. Flies very nice. 80HP Rotax 912,
adjustable prop. It has Pulsar wings., the fuselage is my own
design. 100 Hrs total time on engine and airframe. You can fly it
for $20./hour. Terra radio. Terra transponder. Voice activated
intercom. Great airplane to build hours on. Contact C. Hawthorne,
Grande Prairie, AB. Home 1-780-539-1155 or Cell 1-780-518-2694
PARTS FOR SALE
1/ Kannard 406 ELT, built in GPS,
and integ ant. c/w mount base, AV200 ant,RC 200 panelmount control
and harness. $250.00
2/ Spark plugs RHM38E NOS 7hrs
since new, 8 avail at $20.00 ea
3/ nos UREM38e spark plug still
in plastic $20.00 1 avail
4NOS spark plug gaskets, 24 in
4/ WW2 NOS, TORPEDO BOMB RELEASE
5/ Escort 2 Nav Com, transmits,
not receive, nice cond, $150
6/Fleet Canuck machined aluminium
control sticks pr. $75.00
7/ Piper tow bar, $35.00
8/ Maule solid tail wheel, mod
SFSA, some wear but serviceable, $75.00
9/ Cessna 300 nav com, tray,
harness, radio works but needs tuning rubber bands, $150.00
10 Venturi, 10 x 3 inches, c/w
fittings and mounting bolts, just painted white, no dents.Sold!
11/ gauges, T&B VSI, Tach
ETC non cert but work, $50.00 and up
12/ NOS FLEET CANUCK inst panel
13/ used mixture Vernier control,
14/ NOS Cessna carb heat control
15/ Two Condor used tires, very
serviceable, $75.00 pr
16/ Like new 3000 lb 12 volt atv
winch, used one year to pull plane into hangar $100,
Barrhead AB. Call Derek at
780 619 1224 for pictures I can text to you upon request
Almost completed Epic
3000LS NOW $55,000.
2015 Epic 3000LS
with flaps, it is a cross between a Citabria and a Super-Cub, the
kit was built by Nick Smith (BBI aviation, Smith Cubs) Citabria body
with cub wings and landing gear, almost completely built, 0 time
150HP Lycoming engine, 850LBS empty, 1600 LBS gross, flaps, dual
doors, float fittings, skylight, almost all the Fabric work done,
prop, instruments, covering supplies and exhaust included. Needs
about 100 hours more labour to complete. engine is installed,
cowlings, engine baffles and windshield are fit, just needs one flap
and one Aileron covered , the cowlings painted and the gauges put
in. Comes with Scott 3200 tail wheel and 26" Bush wheels. I have
everything to complete the machine except the time. The money could
be better spent on rebuilding my property from the damage the 2018
wildlife caused. $67,500. invested not counting 600 hours of my
time, will sell for $62,000. Located in Telegraph Creek BC.
Contact: Russell Sampson @ (250-235-3295) or
Teenie Two built in 2013, I am not
the builder. Powered by 1600cc Great Plains VW, with a Revmaster
RevFlow Carburetor. Top overhaul conducted less than 5 hours ago,
new cylinders, pistons, and rings. Wood GSC prop 52"x37", cruise of
100mph at 3200rpm. Was built and inspected in amateur class, however
registered as basic ultralight. Based at Courtenay airpark in the
Comox Valley. Great fun to fly. Kelly Kuzyk 778-679-7386
OFFICE SPACE, KAMLOOPS AIRPORT
The Kamloops Flying Club has approximately 600
square feet of office space available for rent with:
- airside access
- available aircraft parking
- 2 private offices
- large parking lot
- access to kitchen facilities
- access to classroom for up to 20 people
- access to large common area
- shared utilities
This area is perfect for any aviation oriented
business such as a small flying school, satellite operation of a
larger school, charter operation, or helicopter operator.
Please contact the Club at
email@example.com for more information.
$95,000 Can$, $70,000 USD
Kit s/n 1LK597C completed 2017,
partner retired from flying.
TTSN 45 hours, Rotax 912iS TTSN
290 hours, flying and will change
Empty wt. 994, gross wt. 1500
pounds, always hangared Nelson BC
LSX model, fiberglass, ‘C’ hull,
Friese ailerons, electric gear, flaps, trim
Dynon 10” Classic, FL-760 Comm,
KT76A Xpdr, Artex 406 ELT
Cabin heater, custom tan
upholstery, 3 pt. seat belts
23 USG fuel, PC 680 battery, LED
wig-wag lights, gear alert
Fabric is Poly Fiber, paint is
Rotax 912iS fuel injected engine,
oil thermostat, Tannis heater
Koolprop 72” 3 blade GA prop,
scimitar composite blades
Towbar, paddle, engine and canopy
covers, pitot cover
Spare oil, filter, tailwheel tire
Clarke75@shaw.ca , ph.
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. 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. Spreader tubes for wings. Even some solid
aluminum stock like 1.5 dia, by 8 foot solid rod, 1/2 inch rods, new
tubes from 1.2 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!
250-374-4181 Kamloops BC.
1993 Rans S7 Courier UL
sale 1993 Rans S7 Courier, 378 hrs total time, 912 Rotax, 1200 Czech amphib
floats, wheel penetrating skis, King radio, VG's, Aileron spades,
Strobes. ground adjustable Whirlwind 2-blade prop.
Contact Wally 250-578-7343 Kamloops BC
CA$55,000. or US$40,000. SALE PENDING
1964 m20c #2740 ew 1565 gw 2575, TT 3308, TSMOH 617, since new
prop- 244, cowling mod, one piece window, Hartzel blended
airfoil prop in 2015 (eliminates eddy current and rpm
restrictions) Garmin GPS 430, last IFR CERT Jan 2018, new canopy
cover & cowl plugs , new LED landing light, compressions @ last
annual 77/78/76/76 , CA$55,000. or US$40,000. Been a
fantastic aircraft for me but now have a new mission. Based in Chetwynd BC, call Trevor 250-788-5336
CA$75,000. or US$55,000.
Fresh prop OH at last annual, good till
2029, STEC autopilot, Garmin 150 XL GPS with moving map tied to
autopilot, IFR certified , HORTON STOL kit , built in oxygen , 406
ELT,magnetos just overhauled, new battery, new plugs, new engine
mounts and hyd power pack OH less than 100hrs ago, new gear saddles
175 hrs ago, rear gear door removal stc. TT 2923.3, TSMOH 1364, TSPOH 30 , compressions @ last annual (Oct)75/75/76/76/75/75.
Excellent flying machine, turnkey, ready to go anywhere, hangared/based in Chetwynd, BC .
CA$75,000. or US$55,000.
Call Trevor 250-788-5336
1989 Sylvaire Bushmaster II
Approx 260 hrs on 4 stroke, horizontally
opposed, water cooled Subaru EA81. New pistons, rings, and
refinished heads -$2500 engine work due to poorly installed
valve seat flex coil. 2 blade, refinished GSC wood prop with
leading edge inserts, 44" enclosed cabin with heater, insulated
curtain behind seat, large poly tank approx. 4 hrs range. 2
place intercom with PTT on stick for dash mount ICOM w/ external
antenna. Wide stance, 800x6 mains, new tube in left ($280) and
new tailwheel and control springs ($140). No longer flying.
DYKE DELTA PROJECT
The owner of that project sadly passed away before completion, and
all the parts have been sitting in a Kamloops garage for years. To
see what a completed aircraft would look like, check here
interested can get in touch for details with Dennis Seib,
Honda Fit L15A1 engine
Anyone interested in a Honda Fit L15A1
engine with aftermarket SDSS computer system for
aviation use and an air trike's gearbox on it. And a
Kool prop 72" for tractor use on the Honda or as a
pusher prop for a Rotax? The prop is good for 130 hp.
This is all brand new stuff except for the engine (it
had 14,000kms when pulled) it is all quite dusty, but
has been in dry storage since I got it all. I will
consider parting out. I have 5k into this and no longer
need it. Call or text Charles at 604-997-4845
CYKA Hangar for sale. Like new 5
years old. Shareholder ownership. 43ft wide x 36ft deep. 18 ft
height clearance opening with Bi-Fold door. Quality built
with finished walls and very efficient
gas radiant heat. Water and plumbed for bathroom.
250 318 6886
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, no
hand propping. 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
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