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Trailblazing women who ferried warplanes during WWII

Nov 12, 2018 03:44 pm

Interesting story below from W5 about the women in the Air Transport Auxiliary in WW2.

Click here to visit the article for more information & photos.



 

Concerns with Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) Reliability

Nov 08, 2018 07:50 am

Click here for an article from the CBC on the issues associated with ELTs in the Canadian GA fleet.



 

Darts tournament final winners!

Nov 04, 2018 09:42 pm

Final round of the darts tournament took place on Friday, 2 November between Team Gerry and Carol vs Team Randy and Simone with Randy and Simone emerging victorious.

Trophy presented by Adrian and Barbara for a job well done.

Thanks to all the participants and good luck next year!

 



 

High Sierra Fly-In 2018

Oct 28, 2018 08:07 pm

Click here for a report on one of the more interesting fly-ins out there.

Below are some videos and some more pictures of this cool event.




 

Outstanding Member Achievement 2018

Oct 28, 2018 03:52 pm

AFC President Ken presented Certificates of Appreciation to the following worthy recipients:

Bevan Tomm – Glastar acquisition

Randy Engh – great work with YXX Hangars, Airshow Campground

Jim Hendriks – mowing lawns, trimming hedges

Mark Thibault – First Flights for Kids (10 years)

Ron Becker – First Flights for Kids (10 years)

Ed Boon – Airshow, Flyouts, Wings and Wheels,

Lorenzo Simion – Amazing job on the pig roast

Warren LeGrice – Carpet shampoo-er, IMC / VMC Club, painter

Andy Halychuk – Warren’s right-hand man, safety committee

Zoltan Kondakor and Glen Rostron– always helping out, shampooing carpets

Murray Webb – bar, kitchen, events, all around amazing guy

Well done everyone!



 

New AFC Life Members

Oct 28, 2018 11:31 am

At our last Annual General Meeting, two new life members were announced by President Ken Campbell:  Bob Robertson and Clark Closkey.

Bob Robertson has been a member for 37 years.
He was president of the AFC for 2 terms.
Under the umbrella of COPA Flight 83, he started the COPA kids flights.
He continues to be active as fly out chairman.
He provided leadership in the AFC constitutional review.
As a member of the AIAS board he was in charge of gates for a few years.

Clark Closkey has been a member for 32 years.
He was president of the AFC for 2 terms.
As an employee of the BC assessment authority, he managed to get the AFC into a lower      property tax bracket, saving the club thousands of dollars.
Clark is active in our Wednesday and Friday social activities.
He got his band, DC3 to play many times at the club, waiving remuneration for himself.
He provided leadership in the AFC constitutional review.

Hearty Congratulations to both new Life Members!



 

Canada’s first female jet airline pilot honoured with Alberta Order of Excellence

Oct 27, 2018 08:11 am

Well done!  Click here for the full details about the award to Rosella Bjornson.



 

Concorde, 15 years after its final flight…

Oct 25, 2018 10:35 am

Click here for an interesting article from Popular Science about the unforgettable Concorde and current efforts towards supersonic passenger aircraft.



 

Can you glide to the runway?

Oct 23, 2018 09:22 pm

Informative video from the Finer Points on making the field.



 

Vulcanair 1.0 – better than a Cessna 172?

Oct 23, 2018 01:00 pm

Interesting alternative to a Cessna 172.



 

 

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