Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Three of us went on a day trip around Calgary. Alan in his Murphy, Jeff in his Citabria and myself. A bag lunch and we were off at 10:30 for a triangular trip around the Calgary area. Weather was spectacular on this fall day with temperatures at 21 degrees by noon. Skies were clear and wind was very light as we travelled at 5500 feet to Vulcan, 6500 feet to Drumheller and 6500 ft. back to Springbank. We had a long lunch break in Vulcan sitting outside on the picnic tables in the sun having laughs with Don a local flying fellow. Then off to Drumheller for a 40 minute break before heading back to Springbank. Having just completed my Annual inspection on the Q2 it was a good test to make sure all was working 100% and I was pleased it was. Still not happy with some constant background noise I am getting in my MGL radio and will continue to try and isolate. Distant radio transmissions are hard to hear over the noise. I forgot to take any pictures on this trip but have attached the map below showing our route.
Friday, September 1, 2017
A friend called and asked if I was interested in joining him on a trip to a Canard fly in gathering, of course I had to say of course. Joel invited me to join him in his Cozy Mk4 on this trip to Kanab UT. Add in two travel days and it was a four day trip. The annual gathering has been going for 25 years and this was the highest turn out of Canard aircraft at 39 aircraft. It was a fabulous trip with much of our northern half in smoke from forest fires. The weather at Kanab was fabulous though and our Saturday group tour of aircraft over Zion Park was beautiful, here are a few pictures.