Here are some pictures from the flyouts this January. Click here or image below to see the collection.
The calendar below is from the Farmer’s Almanac and lists the dates for us to enjoy flying with a full moon lighting our way. This would be a good time to share the experience of flight with other pilots and club members and your friends as well. Be sure you are “night current” prior to taking passengers at night and also “club current”, and be sure to book the club airplane soon to ensure you have the flights of your choice. We can also look forward to a little socializing at the club after the flights.
January 23rd – Full Wolf Moon – 8:46 pm
February 22nd – Full Snow Moon – 1:20 pm
March 23rd – Full Worm Moon – 8:01 am
April 22nd – Full Pink Moon – 1:24 am
May 21st – Full Flower Moon – 5:14 pm
June 20th – Full Strawberry Moon – 7:02 am
July 19th – Full Buck Moon – 6:57 pm
August 18th – Full Sturgeon Moon – 5:27 am
September 16th – Full Harvest Moon – 3:05 pm
October 16th – Full Hunter’s Moon – 12:23 am
November 14th – Full Beaver Moon – 8:52 am
December 13th – Full Cold Moon – 7:06 pm
Hope to see you flying some evening.
Come to the club on January 15 at 7pm to hear Gil Vidler and DC2. Hits from the 50s from the greats such as Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers and Elvis will be played.
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- Saturday March 29, 13:00-16:00
Where: AFC clubhouse
Contact: Augie Rinz
Open to: AFC members & guests.
We will have guest speakers from 442 Squadron Search and Rescue from Comox. They will be sending a pilot and SAR technician. The focus of their presentation will be SAR prevention, 406 MHz beacon and the SPOT beacon. This will be a very informative talk especially since many pilots will be venturing out of the valley on cross country flights this year. Other topics of discussion as they are brought from the floor.
Please pass the message on to anyone who is interested as well. Visitors and guests will be welcome. This is a good opportunity to promote our club!
What to Bring:
RSVP / Sign-Up
Please provide the following details below using Add Comments if you’re coming.
- Full name and the full names of any guest you’ll be bringing or know will be coming.
AFC members and other pilots in the area regularly fly over open water. Many of us have enjoyed the views of the ocean while flying for a quick hop over to Victoria or Nanaimo, or the rivers or lakes below us while flying inland. However, how many of us are really prepared if something goes wrong over the water?
“Underwater egress training is invaluable for any pilot who flies regularly over water, regardless of the type of aircraft flown. As a matter of fact, passengers or non pilot crews who also fly regularly over water should consider underwater escape training”.
Transport Canada Aviation Safety Letter, Issue 2/98
“Given that the physical impediments associated with escaping from a submerged seaplane are often not insurmountable, it is likely that many people do not escape because they are not adequately prepared to do so.”
Damien Lawson, Transportation Safety Board
In order to help support safe flying, the Abbotsford Flying Club, in conjunction with Pro Aviation of Langley, is pleased to arrange for group training in Aircraft Ditching , Underwater, and Sea Survival Egress training.
The intent of this course is to prepare you for a water landing, using a realistic, but safe and controlled, simulated environment. Note that this training is not just of benefit to pilots – if you are a passenger in a small aircraft that flies over water, we encourage you to attend!
Morning – Classroom Lecture
– Ditching scenarios, controlled / uncontrolled
– Ditching procedures and techniques
– Aircraft egress, dry and wet
– Survival equipment (aircraft and personal)
– Sea survival techniques
– Passenger safety
– Escape trainer briefing
Afternoon – Pool Exercises
– Life vest demo – inflation
– Life raft drill -inflation
-equipment and use
-righting from inverted position
– Underwater escape trainer – inverted scenarios:
-normal egress, door removed
-normal egress, door installed
-one exit inoperable
We currently have sessions booked for April 7th and 14th. Depending on the demand from members and others, there may be additional sessions added.
The tuition is $270 + H.S.T. per person.
All sessions will be held in Langley. The morning classroom session will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Murrayville Community Room, located at 100-22071 48 Avenue, between the Murrayville Library and liquor store. The afternoon pool session will be held one block away, at the W.C. Blair Recreation Centre located at 22200 Fraser Highway in Langley.
Note for pilots – For private pilots, the classroom presentation is approved by Transport Canada to satisfy the Canadian Aviation Regulations CARs 401.05 (2)(a) Recency Requirement for recurrent training.
Participants MUST be in good health and physically capable to participate in pool exercises.
During the pool exercises, participants are asked to wear what they would normally wear in the aircraft. They should bring either a flight suit or jeans and a sweatshirt, clean footwear, a towel and plastic bag to store the clothes in afterwards. The pool session starts after lunch so there is no need to bring pool clothes to the morning session.
There is an approximately one hour break for lunch. Participants are responsible for their own lunch and there are numerous restaurants close by (one block away) like A & W, Quiznos, Panago Pizza, Ricky’s, and a deli at the IGA Marketplace.
A video from Discovery Channel, covering the course, is available here:
More information on the course is available here: http://www.proaviation.ca/Egress.html
Please use the Add Comment form below if interested and specify your preferred date (April 7 or April 14) :
- Saturday, March 15th, 09:00-12:00.
Where: AFC clubhouse
Contact: Bob Fatkin or Augie Rinz
Open to: AFC members
This is a study session for those pilots who would like to do the AFC Annual Checkride Quiz together as a group. Bob Fatkin will mentor the group and offer help and advice to complete the quiz. Once completed, the quiz portion of the annual will be considered done, leaving only the actual flying to be done on the scheduled Annual Checkride flight.
What to Bring:
Please bring your charts (VTA and VNC), pencils, E-6B or CX-2, rulers, protractors etc. If you do not have a copy of a CFS (old is OK), there will be extras at the club.
RSVP / Sign-Up
Please provide the following details below using the Leave a Reply section at the bottom of this page if you’re coming.
- Full name
- Any supplies you don’t have, e.g. E6B, charts, etc. We will do our best to provide if requested.
will be holding its
50th Anniversary Celebration
Date: September 24, 2011
Time: 3:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Abbotsford Flying Club clubhouse (map)
30540 Approach Drive, Abbotsford, BC
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