October 3-2023
Pot Luck/AGM Report
We sure lucked in with the beautiful weather this year! Thanks to everyone for the delicious food and great company at the Pot Luck. Thanks to Ron and Nancy Miller for the use of their Hangar. Special thanks go to Grant Bailey for the extremely informative presentation on his personal mission to land at, or fly over, the available British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) airfields. Fantastic photography accompanied by his personal touches and entertaining stories of all of his stops enroute were followed by a thought-provoking story of a Fallen Airman from his own family. We all complimented Grant for capturing the importance of the BCATP in the Allied Second World War effort. Very well done Grant!
Captain Bill

Flight Simulator

October 3-2023

As the prime flying season 2023 is coming to an end soon, you may be interested in this.  One of our members, Andy Smith is a resident Class 3 Instructor (soon to be Class 2!). He has constructed a quite sophisticated Simulator and installed it in his basement Office area. It is available for a nominal fee – certainly much less that the cost of fuel. You may wish to try it out as a means of doing a review before, like me,  stumbling around the circuit trying to remember checklists, power settings, etc. He can programme many different aircraft types and the simulator responds accordingly. It has an excellent visual system as well. I spent an hour or so with him and found it to be excellent value. It also is capable of night and instrument Flight training with an auto pilot that is capable of coupling RNAV and ILS approaches. Imagine,  you can get your navigation and approach “switchology” selections sorted out before you start burning that precious 100LL fuel! 

You can contact Andy directly at:  to discuss your wants and needs. 



New 100LL Fuel Provider at CYYB????
For those that are not aware, as of Monday 02 October, Northern Heights Aviation will take over provision of 100LL fuel at CYYB from Weisflock. Northern Heights AMO is located in the large green Comsatec Aviation Hangar on Apron III. They will provide fuel on site from the truck, or mobile to any place on the airfield. For hours of operation, etc. see the FB link below
Nate tells me that he is awaiting a dedicated radio capability. In the meantime, the phone number is 1-705-477-4356 .
Farewell Y’All
With Johanna moving into the Captain position, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the support that you have shown to me over the last 12 years, and I ask that you show the same support to Johanna. She is very capable and has some exciting ideas that she will share with you soon. As I transition to Past Captain, she will have my full support and I ask that you do the same.
Stay safe and healthy All Y’All,
Captain Bill”

Here are pics of this morning