Autumn - 2016

 

September 1st - Club Night Thursday

 
Perfect flying weather again this week, a slight breeze from the North, but dropped to near calm as the sun went down...

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(photos by Peter Smith)

 

September 4th - Float Fly Practice Session

 
Is there such a thing as a perfect day? Well, Sunday was that day for float flying!
 
Nary a wisp of wind nor a ripple on the water, as the sun played "peek-a-boo” from behind the sparce cloud cover. You could take off and land in any direction, and that we did!
 
The Dunlop brothers, Matt and Ian, had their Flite Test “Sea Ducks” which handled superbly on the water as well as in the air. George’s “Sea Wind” was a sight to see as it taxied into the water, retracted its wheels, took off, landed, lowered the ”gear”, and taxied back onto the shore. An expert pilot and a great flying plane!
 
I flew my trustry J-3 Cub and Rino flew his “Kadet Senior”. Rinos Kadet, on taxiing out, had an engine ”flame-out”. George, whom had just landed... taxied over and with a “little nudging” and a lot of “body-English” got it back to shore. After a restart, Rino taxied out, had a perfect take off, put in a 10 minute flight, and made fantastic landing - not a splash or a skip. He made the best landing of all of us that day!
 
Peter Smith took the photos and assured us he’d have a float plane out next Saturday! We “packed it in” about 2pm and headed to the coffee shop for some “well deserved" refreshments.
 
Looking forward to the Float Fly on Saturday!
 
Cec

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(photos by Peter Smith)


September 11th - Sunday Fun

 
Today proved to be a much sunnier and dryer day than yesterday's Float Fly & BBQ.
 
Steve Daly, who didn't attend yesterday, showed up with his 1/4 scale Hanger 9 “Super Cub” powered by an OS 160 Gemini Twin. Talk about “realism and scale”, this Cub has it all and the pilot can sure put on a picturesque flying display.
 
Our camera man, Peter Smith, put in some flights with his “Tidewater” flying hull as well as his float equipped Beaver. Brad was back and flew his Beaver as well.
 
Clarence Boyer had his new Balsa USA “Northstar” there but had engine problems and was unable to get airborne.
 
Larry got in a couple of flights with instructor Craig.
 
Rino and “yours truly”were there as “spectators in the peanut-gallery”.
 
‘Till next time, happy flying!
 
Cec

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(photos 1-3 by Peter Smith, 4-5 by Steve Daly, and #6 by Craig Knight)


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September 15th - Club Night Thursday - Rock and Roll!

 
It was a flawless evening for flying. I dragged the Funtana out of storage, arrived early and got in two “snortin” flights!
 
Students Rick, Larry, and Vanessa had their planes all “fuelled up” and ready to go! Instructors Dave,Terry M, and I took turns flying them. By the progress they’re making, it looks like they won’t be students much longer!
 
Brad rolled in from Bruce Mines and flew the pants off of his Sig "Somethin’ Xtra". Terry B puts in two flights to our one! That lad has his batteries “working over-time”—What a flier! George, Stan, and Peter Smith also graced us with their presence.
 
As the Easterly full moon chased the setting sun to the West, we retired to the coffee shop to conclude another perfect evening...
 
‘Till next time
 
Cec

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(photos by Peter Smith)


September 22nd and October 16th - Twist and Shout!

 
This next photo set includes 6 pics from Club Night Thursday on Sept 22nd and 2 more from a late season training session on Sunday October 16th.

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(photos by Peter Smith)

 

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