Flight 23 Flying / Social / Eating Day SAT June 12.
Was a GREAT weather day for all the events we had planned. First off was the landing proficiency on wheels at the airport. 5 aircraft registered. Runway 08 was chosen as the active, to keep separation from the glider ops, and wind was generally from the east s.e.
Judge Marc Charron (last years winner). Cheering section Kori, Byran, Carol. Each participant made 2 touch and goes, followed by 3rd full stop landing. By the third landing, it was real interesting to watch, and a challenge to land as the wind was now s.w. to westerly giving a good crosswind / downwind component. FIrst place was awarded to RON MILLER in his new (to him) Super Cub. Some might remember ULT was previously owned, and totally refurbished by Bob Brown. Aircraft and pilots participating :
C FUDI -C 182 Mark Wilkins and son Landon
C GHGJ - C 182 - Ron Cooke
C FULT - PA 18 - Ron Miller and grandson Jordan
C FQYJ - C172 Duncan Hynd
C FQHM - C 120 Bill Carswell and Jim Chappell
Now the attention shifted to the Trout Lake Seaplane Base for landing proficiency on floats. Ivan Fillion was well organized with red /white balls and ropes, and anchors. He and Carol Cooke (who had volunteered to judge) headed out in Ivan's boat to place the markers and get set up in line with the balls. What a great viewing place we had. How often does one get to watch 6 floatplanes X 2 landings each land 100 ft abeam you!!!. Some used the balls for their take off run too, so Ivan got some great pictures and video which will be also posted to the website. Age prevailed in this landing?? - Jim Chappel was declared the winner. Aircraft and pilots participating:
C GMUT C 182 Ron Miller and grandson Jordan
C FTTV - C 172 MJ Chappell and wing girl Marj Shield
C FZMV C172 Kori Ibey
C FNFK J3 Cub - Ron Cooke
C FTTV C172 Jim Chappell and wingman Dave Shield
C GAPQ CItabria Tom Fraser
With the flying over, it was time for the annual Flt 23 BBQ. For the 2nd year, our local M and M provided the steaks and BBQ, and of course the appetizers, salads and desserts were provided by the great chefs who make up our Flight. Excellent baked potatoes provided by Mark and Cher. Great comrade, superb food made a fitting end to this great day. We have lots of active pilots in our COPA Flight. The landing proficiency session is a great way to get each pilot tuned up for the upcoming summer flying season. We attend T.C. Rust remover each Spring to keep current on the legal aspects of flying. The landing event should be on each pilots "must do list" to get the hand eye co ordination fine tuned for landings.
Many Thanks to Jimmy for the Set up and tear down the Hanger for the BBQ
as well as Mr Miller for the use of the tables once again
Thank you to Fred cullen for the use of the Hanger
Submitted by Carol Cooke