Category Archives: Aircraft

Chuck Yeager on Air Combat

In the video below, famous pilot Chuck Yeager talks about air combat in three eras of conflict, WW2, Korea and Vietnam.  The footage came on a VHS tape included in the deluxe version of Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat flight simulation game released by EA back in 1991.

Also featured is a video of the game itself. It was unique in that it allowed you to pit a fighter from one era against another. Flying a F-4 Phantom against a Focke Wulf FW-190 is not as easy as it sounds.

I logged many happy hours in this sim back in the day and it remains a classic. Enjoy.

Cheers,

Mark Thibault

Girl Guides earn their Aeronautics Badge at the AFC.

On Monday May 28, a local Girl Guides unit attended the AFC to earn their Aeronautics Badge.  Jeannette from Principal Air and Michelle from Abbotsford tower (Nav Canada) generously helped with presentations on airplanes and air traffic control respectively.

The girls started with a ground school session at the clubhouse and then went to the tower for a tour of their operations.  They finished up the evening in the club hangar with an inspection of the club’s aircraft.

Thanks very much to Jeannette and Michelle for helping to make the evening a success.

Cheers,
Mark Thibault