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From: Alex Belov <belov at iac52.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 19:56:05 UTC
Peter's having email problems and asked me to forward this to the Exploder on his behalf. Please see below. Alex... ----------------------------------------------------------------- Aerobatics Canada Chapter 5 - Ottawa/Gatineau Announcing the Aerobatics Canada Chapter 5 contest on June 28, 29, 30th 2002 to be held at the Gatineau International Airport (CYND). We will fly all power categories Primary thru Unlimited according to IAC 2002 rules. This contest is sanctioned (informally since its not a US contest) by the IAC. Airport Information Gatineau International Airport (CYND) is located about 10nm NW of the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at N45-31-17, W75-33-51 (about 55 minutes North West of Burlington Vermont by Pitts). CYND has a single 150' x 6000' paved runway 09/27 with both patterns (we call them circuits in Canada) done to the north. Due to the position of the box, patterns to the south will be used when the box is hot otherwise normal north patterns will be used. Comm: 122.3 - Gatineau is in an MF or Manditory Frequency zone. It's a bit of a cross between a controlled and uncontrolled airport. You are expected to call prior to entering the zone, give your landing intentions (we don't normally do 45 into the downwind in Canada), call entering the pattern, call on final and call clear of the runway. There is a controller but their job is not to give clearances, simply to keep things running smoothly. Note: CYND is located in the province of Quebec so you are likely to hear lots of French spoken on the radio. Don't worry you are not required to speak French. Just do things normally and the controllers will keep you up to date of any conflicting traffic. Note: There is an active parachute drop zone to the south east of the runway. On arrival you may find skydivers waiting to jump, or in the air, or landing in that zone. Be on the lookout especially with a south wind for stray student jumpers! Aerobatic Box The box sits parallel to the runway and extends north of the runway 1 km. If you arrive on Friday when the box is active expect to have to make either straight in approaches or use patterns to the south of the runway. Due to the fact we only have one runway and the box sits up against it, priority will be given to the aircraft in the box. Landing aircraft may have to wait if the box traffic is flying advanced or unlimited otherwise straight in or south patterns to a full stop will be permitted. The box will be controlled as always by the chief judge or practice coordinator but handoff will be done from the CYND controller to the chief judge when requested by the judge. Take-off, landing and holding will all be done through the CYND controller until cleared to talk to the judge and enter the box. Hanger Space Hanger space is available but limited. We will assign planes to hanger spaces based on the order requested and the type of plane. Food There is a nice little restaurant at the airport. Its open from early in the morning till 9:00 in the evening. There will be a banquet Saturday night at 7:00pm the location is TBD. Fees $75.00 Unlimited, Advanced, Intermediate, all others $50.00. Entry fees may be waived for any aircraft that requires a special flight permit to enter Canada (since that will have set you back $100 CDN), AND for any competitor that is a current IAC judge and assists with the judging duties. We will let you know after the club votes to absorb the costs. Volunteers Note to non flying judges - the banquet dinner is free. Note to non flying volunteers - the banquet fee will be ½ cost. Again, this is pending approval by the club members to absorb these costs. Entrance Requirements Current IAC Rules for 2002 will govern the Contest. Please remember to bring the following items with you: * Current EAA Card * Current IAC/Aerobatics Canada Card * Current Pilot License & Current Medical * Current Airworthiness Certificate * Aircraft Registration * Operating Limitations & Weight and Balance * Aircraft & Engine Log Books w/current entries * Certificate of Insurance showing $1 million PLPD and $100K Personal Accident * Approved parachute packed within the previous 120 days * Approved Freestyle if appropriate * Set of Tie-downs if appropriate for your aircraft (in the event Hangar space becomes limited) * Entry Fees Schedule Friday June 28th: arrivals, registration, box opens at noon for practice till 6:00pm. Saturday June 29th: pilots briefing at 7:00am, 8:30am flying begins. Saturday June 29th: 8:00pm or so, banquet at location TBD. Sunday June 30th: pilots briefing at 7:00am, 8:30 flying begins, wrap up by 4:00pm. Customs Unfortunately due to the events of September 11th you are required to clear customs at an airport with live customs personal. The closest (about 15nm) is Ottawa International (CYOW). You are required to call ahead to inform customs to avoid any nasty surprises and not rely on ADCUS. Call 1-888-226-7277 at least 1 hour but not more than 72 hours before arrival. Obviously a flight plan is required to cross the boarder unless you want armed escorts. It works the same way going back to the states but you have to call customs for the intended airport of entry directly instead of by 1-800. Entry to Canada, special requirements for non Standard C of A aircraft: If your U.S. Registered aerobatic airplane is an Amateur Built/Homebuilt approval from Transport Canada is no longer required to operate the airplane in Canadian Airspace. Under an agreement between the FAA and Transport Canada, the Pilot in Command must carry the STANDARDISED VALIDATION OF A SPECIAL AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE - EXPERIMENTAL, FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING A UNITED STATES - REGISTERED AMATEUR-BUILT AIRCRAFT IN CANADIAN AIRSPACE onboard the airplane A copy of this letter can be found at: http://members.home.net/neil.adams/chapter3/Standardised%20Validation.pdf <http://members.home.net/neil.adams/chapter3/Standardised%20Validation.pdf> So print it out and fill it and simply tuck it in with the rest of your documents. If your U.S. Registered competition mount is a manufactured airplane with a Non-Standard Certificate of Airworthiness, ie. Sukhoi or Yak. Approval from Transport Canada is required to operate the airplane in Canadian Airspace. Please apply for this Validation as soon as possible - not less than 30 days before the contest. Contact Bill Fossey at (613) 952-5854 for more details. You must supply the following information and there is a $100 CDN Fee. Please note that we will waive the contest entry fee for aircraft that are required to pay this fee. * Certificate of Registration (copy) * Special Certificate of Airworthiness (copy) * Operating Limitations contained in Special Certificate Period of time required for Special Flight Authorization to be in effect of Airworthiness * Pilot's Licence (copy of) and current medical information Accomodations There is nothing really much within walking distance. The following are all within a 15minute drive. We will have a small van available to shuttle people to and from the airport in the morning and evening so a rental car should not be necessary. Your $U.S. goes a long way and you can get a super nice room for under $60 US per night or live like a king or queen for $100 US per night. Recommendation is for either the Four Points or Best Western because if we get rained out there is lots to do nearby and its easier to pick everybody up if they are in one of two close hotels. We have not pre booked any blocks of rooms. **** Four Points Sheraton Gatineau/Hull: (819) 778-6111. This place is within walking distance of downtown Ottawa, the market, nightlife etc. Located 2 minutes from the entrance to the highway that leads to the airport. *** Best Western Jacques Cartier Gatineau/Hull :, (819) 770-8550. This place is located within walking distance of downtown Ottawa, the market area where much of the nightlife is, has a pool restaurant etc. Located within 2 minutes of the highway that leads to the airport. *** Hotel Des Gouverneurs-Gatineau: close to downtown Gatineau, close to lots of bars etc. (819) 568-5252. For others see the Gatineau section of: www.icihull.com <http://www.icihull.com> Car Rental If renting a car, make sure you specify pickup at the Gatineau airport and not just "the airport" otherwise they may assume Ottawa International. Hertz: (819) 669-8537 Budget: (819) 243-9999 Discount: (613) 310-2277 National: (819) 643-5419 Other things to do in Ottawa/Gatineau/Hull If you get bored Friday night or stuck on Sunday here are a few ideas: The Hull Casino is only 5 minutes by taxi from the two hotels suggested. Its pretty big. Just across the bridge from the hotels in Ottawa you will find nice open air restaurants, a Chapters, a shopping center with a movie complex inside. All within 15 minutes walk. There are two large museums very close one with an IMAX cinema. Contact Info Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns: Peter Ashwood-Smith, home: (819) 595-9032 work: (613) 763-4534 cell: (613) 371 0182 Email: petera at nortelnetworks.com <mailto:petera at nortelnetworks.com> Up to Date Info See: www.aerobaticscanada.org <http://www.aerobaticscanada.org> ----------------------------- Alex Belov, President International Aerobatic Club Chapter 52 www.iac52.com