There is enough bad news going around these days and I think we are entitled to some positive information as we navigate our way through the hurdles placed before us.
To our pilots who are finding ways to safely get in some flying time, congratulations. Of course, right now it is limited to flying with family members only. However, I am optimistic that there will be better times ahead.
There are several ways to keep in touch with our aviation community through the various “zoom” meetings being hosted by club supporters. Wednesday Dutch Lunch and TGIF, hosted by Devin Campbell, are available to all interested parties. IMC meetings are also a good way to stay involved and to talk about the myriad of issues relating to flight safety. Warren Le Grice hosts these meetings and would be happy to add you to his list of regular visitors. Contact Devin if you wish to be added to the list of invitees for either of these options (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Someone once said they manage by “walking around”. It’s amazing what you learn by doing so. I discovered that there is an active community in our hangars which I wish I had known when I still had my Mooney. The amateur-built aircraft guys have a lot to share and you would learn a lot by visiting them as they engage in plying their craft. They are there most evenings but certainly on weekends. See what they have to offer.
I am pleased to announce that the vacant SBS hangar slip has been walled off and leased out by YXX Hangars on a 90-day notice to vacate. We are now receiving revenue from this lease that produced nothing in the past.
That’s all for now. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy and keep positive when it seems such a challenge these days.
Abbotsford Flying Club