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From: glepore at direct.ca (Guido Lepore)
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 21:59:43 UTC
ACBC is the Aerobatic Club of British Columbia. We should have our home page up and running in a few days. There will be a pointer to it in the IAC home page. We had our wrap-up flying day last Sunday at Abbotsford Airport. Next year's Intermediate Known was the sequence used by all to fly as an Unknown. In the hard-fought aerial contest, August Pociwaushek was the unofficial winner of our unofficial contest, even though he mistook the 180 turn for a split S - and then had to let it coast for a while before he could do the snap. Most impressive flight came from Les Mitchell who, being the sporting Englishman that he is, decided in all fairness that as an Unlimited pilot he should fly the whole sequence inverted as a handicap. And he did. Almost perfectly. We were most impressed with the capacity of his header tank. The GVRD (our municipal-level of government) that has taken over Delta Airpark as part of its regional park program. It has renamed it the "Delta Heritage Air Park" and the RAA has a four year contract to operate it. A happy co-existence of bird-watchers and pilots. (actually, being a foreshore area and duck/pheasant season, pickup-trucks with shotguns across the back windows outnumber the bird-watcher's Volvos and Caravans in the parking lot). In their first move as Big Government, we weren't permitted to hold our Guy Fawkes bonfire at Delta and so we went to Walt Davidson's private airstrip at Fort Langley instead. A real good burn with fireworks followed an afternoon of strafing. Four fire-trucks showed up to dampen things (didn't YOU talk to the fire-chief yesterday? Me neither. Hey, who threw the match anyway?) but we were able to flame out the year in good fashion. We'll be keeping an eye out on NavCanada (the privatization of ATC) and their fee structure for all things relating to ATC. When my kids want to learn to fly I hope it won't have to be from a co-operative farmer's field on moonlit nights, but I don't know. Guido Lepore glepore at direct.ca . . . . .._ _////