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April 2005, Issue 14
By Ed Curnutte
Inside this issue:
Editor’s Note 2
From the Ops Desk 2
View From The Tower 4
Tech Corner 5
CFI Corner 6
Financial Flap 7
CH2A Report 7
President’s Report 8
Schedule of Events 9
99 Local Chapter 10 "Engine Day" crew working to inhibit the Rolls-Royce Merlins, May 2003.
Photo courtesy of Mary Guthrie
B’Day Announcement 11
Aviation Safety 12 On Thursday, May 26th 2005 weeks, during which time the very busy year for all those
Lancaster FM212 will be public will have an opportunity involved in the project itself,
PPL School Schedule 13 removed from the perch it has to see the Lanc up close, and and for the Committee that is
occupied in Jackson Park for possibly even go on guided, tasked with replacing it with
Lancaster Bomber 14, 15
the past 40 years. supervised tours inside. Spitfire and Hurricane replicas.
Aviation Jokes 16 Weathering, corrosion and the The Fundraising Committee’s
effects of ageing have taken After the two week period is job never ends.
their toll on the aircraft during finished, volunteers will
this time. To be saved it must remove the outer wings, This project starts a new
be taken down and placed engines and propellers and chapter in the life of "Lanc
indoors where it can be tow the fuselage to a 212", as it’s affectionately
lovingly restored, preserved temporary storage area being known. The first chapter was
and displayed. constructed in the park. A its service life with the RCAF,
Permanent site for the which spanned nearly 20 years
Windsor Flying Club Engineering plans call for it to Lancaster is still to be and 8,069½ hours....a lot for
April 25, 2005 be lifted off the pedestal all in determined. Concept drawings an aircraft type whose life
19:00 one piece, and set down are in the works for the expectancy during war rarely
gently on its undercarriage. It Lancaster Re-location exceeded 50 hours.
will remain in the rose garden Committee to consider.
area of Jackson Park, under Continued on Page 14...
security, for about 2 more Needless to say, this will be a
By Ali Jaber
Welcome to the Spring edition of First I will need to get a currency The Club is also in the process of
the Windicator. We’ve received a check and get comfortable again organizing some training / get
few letters and comments from behind the wheel.. or behind the together events. The first one will
Club Members regarding yoke (you know the thingy that you be a training session on the GPS
activities and cross country pull and push to get the airplane to units that are installed in all of our
possibilities. You will be happy to magically go up and down). Ya, I Cessnas (I’m sure you noticed
see that we have many events unfortunately haven’t flown for a those new devices, they are not
planned for this summer. Those “few” months. It just seems like just for looks you know). Once
group fly outs are a great way for there just isn't enough hours in a We establish the exact date and
new pilots to get some cross day, before I knew it, it’s been 6 time, we will be sending an email
country experience. Book your months since my last PIC flight. I announcement and posting it on
aircraft early, if you would like to think organized Club events is the the Web Site. If the session is
“GPS Training pair up with someone don’t extra push that most of us need to successful we may do those
hesitate to contact the club and come out, get current, enjoy a day training events on a regular basis.
event coming out and help us remember why we
ask Cindy or Tony to pair your up.
soon” fought for our licenses in the first
place, can’t wait! Until next time...
Myself, I am planning on going to
at least a couple of the fly outs.
From The Ops Desk
By Cindy Kehn
It's finally Spring!!! So bring the weather, he is all set up and ready like to wish all of you the best in
warm and sunny days. I am ready! to go. your aviation endeavors. And no, I
And I know that there are a few did not forget Alina Ponomarenko.
pilots out there who feel the same I'd also like to wish Mark Jones the Although she is not doing or
way. The winter felt so long that best of luck at his new job as an planning on doing any flight
even people who enjoy winter instructor at the Waterloo training at this time, she does
have had enough. While on the Wellington Flight Centre. It's a contributes to our small world of
subject of winter, I'd like to send a move that no one can blame him aviation by greeting our members
huge thank you out to Karl Klinck, for making. It is a much shorter with her warm and bubbly
Mark Jones, Perry Burford and commute from his home in personality. Thanks Alina.
Gary Masse for all their efforts of Stratford to Kitchener than to
keeping up with the snow Windsor. His leaving us is definitely Just a reminder, please keep us
removal. But you know, even our loss and their gain. informed if you've had a change of
though it was a lot of work I think address, e-mail address or
they may have actually enjoyed it. Our Pilot Shop has a new addition telephone number. We do e-mail
It might have been that Snoopy/ of some v-neck style sweat shirts updates, any unscheduled or last
Red Barron grin (you know, from with our new logo on them. They'll minute events, etc. If you are
Charlie Brown) that I saw on be perfect for the cool nights of interested in receiving this type of
Karl's face as he drove by in the Spring. Come in and check them information, please give us your e-
jeep that gave me that out; our OPS staff would be glad to mail address. Don't worry we won't
impression. Great job guys and assist you. flood your mail box full of junk
thanks again. info.
Speaking of OPS staff, a couple of
I'd like to give Tony Kaminskyj, them have stepped up in the world Lastly, I'd like to Thank the
our new CFI, a warm welcome to of aviation. Art McKay has members, staff and the board for
our Club. For the first while he acquired his night rating and I'm all your kind thoughts, support
was a very busy man. He has had told he may go onto a commercial and understanding during the
to move here from Uxbridge Ont. rating. Our very own Gavin illness and loss of my mother. And
He's also had to do the required Ducharme is starting in the next also for the beautiful flowers that
CFI testing, a refresher course session of Private ground school. were sent to the funeral home. It
with Transport and just plain get He is also a co-op student at WCS was so greatly appreciated.
acquainted with his duties here. Aviation. Evelyn Ouellette came to
So bring on some good flying us as an Air Cadet, but still is
actively involved with them. We
Welcome Home Tony
Windsor Flying Club
The Board of Directors, announces the appointment
of Tony Kaminskyj as Chief Flight Instructor, Windsor
Flying Club, effective January 3, 2005.
Tony holds a Class 1 Instructor’s Rating. He has in-
structed in Saskatoon, Sault Ste Marie and Lindsay
where he was CFI.
Since his arrival, Tony has been out of town on a
Check out number of occasions, dealing with Transport Canada
on his new appointment and a taking a previously planned holiday in Cuba.
However, Tony is now settled into the Club and is picking up the reins nicely.
of events on
page 9 Drop in to the Club and introduce yourself! Tony will appreciate it!
Perry Burford, President
Windsor Flying Club
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View From The Tower
By George McMahon
Winter weather, I hate it! Can’t wait for spring and immediately after takeoff, to well above 30,000 feet. If
better flying weather. You may recall my last article required, ATC will be able to vector VFR aircraft to the
wherein I stated that tower radar is on the way. airport, to the traffic pattern or to avoid other aircraft.
Well, we’re almost there! All controllers have been These are just some of the possibilities!
trained on NavCanada’s Auxiliary Radar Display
System (NARDS) and our engineers have done a Now what do I, as a VFR pilot, have to do? First of all,
remarkable job completing the radar map display. I become proficient in the operation of an aircraft’s
am still aiming for it to be operational in late Spring. transponder. Discuss with your instructor the meaning
of “squawk ident”, Mode C altitude and how it works,
NARDS is used in every control tower across “squawk standby” or to “squawk” a discrete code.
Canada. It provides Windsor controllers with a NARDS will ONLY display transponder equipped aircraft
display of all of Essex County and beyond. The and controllers cannot provide traffic information on
purpose of this article is to explain to the general aircraft without a functioning transponder. Furthermore,
VFR pilot how NARDS can provide a better service NARDS does not display weather patterns; so it’s
to our aviation community. important for the VFR pilot to maintain flight in VFR
conditions when being provided with radar services.
NARDS is a powerful tool available to assist pilots Therefore, ensure that your transponder is in good
and controllers alike. The controller may be able to working order. I know that Gary Masse does a great job
tell a pilot exactly where your traffic is, the location in this regard; however, check the status of your
“Now what do I, of the airport, time and distance to fly to the airport, transponder and use it when you go flying.
an aircraft’s present position in relation to a town or
as a VFR pilot, NAVAID, an aircraft’s present LAT and LONG How will ATC differ with the availability of NARDS? Well,
position, in addition to an aircraft’s altitude, you may hear the controller ask you to “squawk ident”
have to do?” groundspeed and ETA to any location within radar so as to correlate your position on the radar display.
coverage. Controllers will be able to see aircraft Additionally, this will aid the controller in visually
locating you from the tower cab. However,
unless you hear the magic words “RADAR
IDENTIFIED”, do not expect radar services.
When a controller advises you that you are
“RADAR IDENTIFIED”, the controller usually
wants to provide you with radar services such
as a vector (heading), or pass to you (or
another aircraft) your position. I think you’ll
like the changes!
I strongly urge all pilots to review AIP RAC 1.5
Radar Service, particularly sections 1.5.1,
1.5.2, 1.5.3, and 1.5.4 and 1.5.6. These
sections detail what are the pilot’s
responsibilities when being provided with
radar services. Happy flying!
June 4, 2005
Contact Cindy at the Flying Club
Tech Corner — Flight Computers
By Denis Schryer
While searching through a graphic solution that requires the eliminated in order to maintain
my stash of flight placement of a single wind dot. With readability with the reduced size. The
computers for selection of the wind dot in place and the True larger CR-3, also nearly identical to the
the dead reckoning comps Course set, the crosswind component CR-2, includes anti-clockwise 0°
to feature in this value is referenced on the periphery of through 360° scales for ADF relative
instalment, I kept going the base scale where the Crab Angle is bearing solutions and other uses.
back to a model that I had never easily found. Indicated head or
expected to highlight in Tech Corner. tailwind components are simply added In 1968, Jeppesen released the CR-
The computer in question is the to or subtracted from the True 1 flight computer, a stripped down,
Jeppesen Model CR-2 Flight Computer. Airspeed. Effective True Airspeed bare bones model of the original CR
solutions are a real breeze with this series, and the copyright was solely
I received this computer in 1965, one. registered to the Jeppesen Company.
and it was the first in what would
become a sizable collection, some You may have noticed that I In 1974, Aero Products Research
historic, some unique and some originally referred to my flight began producing the CR-type flight
valuable, but most importantly, all computer as the CR-2, then promptly computer in its original 1955 Ray Lahr
usable. Having used the CR-2 dropped the “2” from the designation copyright format that they designated
throughout my flight training, and when describing its history. Jeppesen the CR-4, but they did not list the
subsequent years as a licensed pilot, I manufactured concurrent CR models original copyright information on the
thought that readers might consider from the CR-2 up to the CR-5, and the comp face. Originally produced by
the CR-2 to be a bit run of the mill, sort history of Lahr’s device is common to Jeppesen as a 3 foot diameter
of like offering up an E6-B. Recalling each of them. Classroom Model, the CR-4 made by
that I had known only two or three Aero Products can now fit into your
other pilots who used this model, it The (1955) 4 ¼” diameter Jeppesen hand as a 4 ¼” computer.
dawned on me that the CR-2 is Model Cr-2 is the Pilot Model, the 6”
anything but run of the mill. So, for diameter CR-3 is the Navigator Model The next instalment will feature a bit
your reading enjoyment, I present the and the 3 ¾” diameter CR-5 is the of a departure from the “navigation
Jeppesen Computer, Model CR-2. Pocket Model. There was also a 3 foot computer” genre when I present to
diameter CR-4 Classroom Model you the “Boeing Flide Rule”. Seriously!
The CR comp was designed and available. The 1943 Boeing Flide Rule!!!
patented by H. Ray Lahr. Only one
week out of high school, Ray joined The 3 ¾” CR-5 is nearly identical to Happy navigating !!!!
the US Navy cadet programme and the CR-2, except that a few less
earned his wings in 1946. A career frequently used functions are
navy pilot until 1953, he hired on with
United Airlines and soon after
designed the CR-type flight computer.
When his new computer won its
patent, he aligned himself with the
Jeppesen Company, and they
manufactured the device under a
license agreement. Due in part to
Jeppesen’s affiliation, Lahr’s Model CR
computer became widely used by
airline pilots of the day.
As a note of interest, Ray Lahr made
captain with United Airlines in 1975,
and received the Air Safety Award from
the Airline Pilots Association, its
highest honour. In 1986, Lahr also
received the prestigious Weems Award
in recognition of his continuing
contributions to the art and science of
The navigation side of the CR comp
is straightforward and efficient, using
Cr-5 Pocket Model (left) CR-3 Navigator (top) CR-2 Pilot Model (right)
By Tony Kaminskyj
This is the first issue of the Windicator that I I was also a pilot for a small charter operation and was a jump
have been given the pleasure of contributing pilot for a sky diving club (there are few stories here of what
an article. Realizing that there is a “CFI happened in the air and on the ground with that group but that
Report “ section in our newsletter, the term is for a later issue), and conducted pipeline patrols. One of the
“volunteering to write something “ as interesting aspects of pipeline flying on the prairies, was that I
expressed to me by the board, may not be would be flying 50 –80 feet above ground for 8 - 10 hours per
the most accurate persuasion for the submission of an day. In upcoming issues of the Windicator I’ll write on some of
article. Joking aside, I am looking forward to contributing to my experiences, since pipeline patrols deals with a different
each of the upcoming Windicator issues, not only articles aspect of flying. And for those of you who are wondering about
of interest for the WFC members, but also suggestions the low level flights with respect to the rules in CAR’s,
submitted by members. specifications in our operating certificate allowed us to conduct
To update activities at the WFC, regarding the instructional
side, Mr. Simon Pauze departed at the end of December to As I gained experience as an instructor and honed my flying
pursue a career at the other end of the microphone. Simon skills, I strove and succeeded in obtaining my Class III
applied and was accepted by NAVCAN to undergo the instructor rating in Jun. 99, Class II in Jul. 00 and finally my
strenuous course of becoming an Air Traffic Controller. I Class I in Jul. 01. As well, during that time, I was also able to
am sure everyone wishes Simon much success in his new achieve my float, multi and multi-IFR endorsement/rating.
After leaving Saskatoon, I headed to Lindsay, Ont., to become
Now, I guess it is the time to introduce myself. I moved to Chief Flight Instructor and fortunately for me it was during this
the Windsor area in early January from my home in time that I met Donna. We moved to Sault Ste. Marie where I
Uxbridge (northeast of Toronto). My wife Donna, who instructed on a one-year contract position at Sault College,
recently started a new business venture as a Legal Nurse finally settling in Uxbridge.
Consultant, will be remaining in Uxbridge until the
business has had time to mature. On the positive side, this I am looking forward to this coming year; already plans are
will allow me more time to devote to the Club, but on the being made for Trophy Day and various fly-outs. Trophy Day is
negative side, my wife will not have the chance to quickly set for April 23rd with a rain day of April 24th. We are also
meet all of the members of the WFC. In time, we hope that scheduling a Club fly out to Hamilton, Ont., for a visit to the
we will be able to meet all of the members. I have had the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum on May 29th. Another
opportunity to meet some of the Club members and in the Club fly out is scheduled for June 25th to Goderich, with a rain
short time that I have been here, it has been an enjoyable day of June 26th. For Goderich, not only will the flight there be
experience and I expect it to continue as I meet everyone. enjoyable, but also I understand that the local cuisine is
outstanding. The next scheduled Club fly out is for July 9th to
I had my intro flight in Oct. 96, soloed Dec. 96 and Pelee Island for the weekend, plans are for a winery tour and a
obtained my private pilots license in May 97, in West BBQ on the beach at the Nethertons. On August 20th with a rain
Lafayette, Indiana. Soon after I found myself in Saskatoon, date of August 21st, the plans are to have a fly out to Dayton,
Saskatchewan (I’m sure everyone knew where Saskatoon Ohio, and a visit to their museum. Call the front desk to reserve
is, I just like typing out Saskatchewan). Once in Saskatoon, your plane and/or seat(s) for the fly outs (969-1320).
I looked at the opportunities that were available and
decided that I was firmly bitten by the ‘flying bug’. When I For the Club members that I have yet to meet, I hope that you
investigated flying as a viable career move, I was told that will have the opportunity to drop by and I can introduce myself.
it would be possible but the road would be difficult. Since I And for those that I have met, I look forward to seeing you
don’t like to shy away from a challenge, I had to decide again.
between a new, interesting and exciting career versus my
previous careers in pharmaceuticals sales and marketing
and occupational health and safety. I decided that I had
one more career change left in me and stepped out into
▪ NOTICE ▪ NOTICE ▪ NOTICE ▪ NOTICE ▪
the wild blue yonder.
We, at the Windsor Flying Club, would like to acknowledge the
I continued with my flight training, obtaining my donation of a CD/stereo system by Kevin Shelson. Now we will
commercial license in Apr. 98, and my instructor rating in be able to tune in and enjoy the various radio stations quickly,
June 98. Incidentally, the Class I Instructor who was my since the other stereo system became unserviceable. Again we,
mentor, Tony Slugoski, was a fellow instructor of Ron the staff at the Windsor Flying Club and anyone who enjoys
Holden in Moose Jaw back in the 1950’s. The aviation listening to the stereo while at the Club, thank Kevin for his
industry sure is a small world. generosity.
During my time in Saskatoon, not only was I instructing but Tony Kaminskyj
By Jeremy Schisler
Spring is just around the corner and I’m sure everyone is less than $90.00. It was a café style system that could be
looking forward to better flying weather and clearer skies. interfaced with a touch-screen monitor and a thermal printer.
This winter has been one of heavy snowfall, followed by By purchasing a used monitor and a printer, I was able to put
melting periods and then further snow, none of which is very the whole system together for under $600.00. With the new
conducive to good flying weather. Although our overall hours system, prices and taxes are now charged correctly, there are
were down for 2004, we are hopeful that the spring weather no mathematical errors, gift certificates are tracked and
gods will smile upon us and help our students and members receipts are generated almost instantly. All of the staff likes
fly as often as possible. the system and I have had positive feedback from some of the
members as well.
Point of Sale System:
In the last few years I have become increasingly frustrated Ground School Renovation:
with our point of sale system. It was an invoice type system The construction of the new briefing room, located in the
that was not very user friendly, coupled to a very slow printer. Ground School room, is still in hiatus and volunteers are being
Receipts took so long to print that many members would sought to help with construction. Let Cindy know if you can
leave before a receipt could be generated. Also, it was a help with the laying of a ceramic tile floor or the final touches
constant battle to ensure that the correct tax was applied, to paint and trim so that we can finish this project.
since some of our products were non-taxable, GST only, or
GST and PST. I knew we could do better but the problem was Transport Canada Testing Site:
finding a system that was both cost effective and fit our type A computer has been made available for this room and thanks
of business. Point of Sale systems seem to start at about to Mark Jones, is up and running. The next hurdle is to install
$5,000 and can be over $40,000 for a full-blown restaurant the security system and file the paperwork with Transport
type setup. Obviously that was just too expensive for the Canada.
Club to justify.
I hope to see everyone at the Annual Membership Meeting
I therefore began a search for software that could run on one scheduled for April 25, 2005.
of our PC’s and handle variable product pricing, two sales tax
levels, gift certificate tracking and member accounts. It took
almost a year but I was able to locate a software company
that had a product that would do what we required and cost
By William Ouellette
It is winter time, as you probably don't have to be reminded thing it will be out of the weather . The Mosquito group is still
of. All that I know is that I can't wait until spring breaks. As hard at work and making slow progress on their project. The
you may have heard the Lancaster Group is all a buzz about flying team and aircraft are on their winter rest but soon will be
the Lanc being removed from the pedestal. As you know the preparing for another great flying season. For flying club mem-
Lanc will eventually make it to the airport when a building bers who are CH2A members, a member appreciation day is
will be built. Hopefully this building will be a museum not going to be held on May 28 2005. The CH2A annual dinner is
another storage shed. The news is the Lanc will not come to going to be held at the Riverside Sportsmen Club on Riverside
a airport just yet ,but it will be removed on May 26 and sit in Drive on March 24Th and tickets are 30.00/person contact
the garden next to the pedestal under gaurd and tours will the office for ticket 966-9742 . Hope to see you soon at the
given for the next two weeks . Then it will be dismantled and club or at one of our events . Spring is coming , hold on!!
moved to a storage shed being built near the Ouellette un-
der pass where who knows how long it will sit. One good
▪ What are you made of? Come in and make your mark ▪
Date: Saturday April 23, 2005 ▪▪ Rain Date: Sunday April 24, 2005
Location: Windsor Flying Club
by Perry Burford
Will it ever stop snowing??? It’s 8:45am, March 1st. events planned for this year…Hamilton, Goderich,
I’m sitting at home at my “puter” writing this, and Pelee Island, Dayton and St Thomas. CH2A and EAA
it’s snowing yet again! It snowed all night and the members are encouraged to participate in these
forecast is for more today…enough already…. when events. Flying cross-country in a gaggle, with a whole
will it stop!! I just heard the 8:30 Pelee Island run lot of other aircraft in sight, is a whole lot more fun
go over the house…. poor guy…. IMC again today!! than over-flying the county for the umpteenth time in a
There has been a lot that this winter too! This long, formation of 1. Plan on flying with us on all of these
cold, snowy winter is making your board of directors cross country trips. Book an aircraft now so you don’t
look real bad. When we were recruiting our new CFI, get shut out. If you want to fly with an instructor or
Tony Kaminskyj, we told him he would love the another pilot, just ask Tony Kaminskyj or an instructor
“Banana Belt…great fly’in year round, winters no and they can easily pair you up with someone.
problem, always sunny, warm and little snow!!! Tony
keeps asking us where that “Banana Belt” weather The Club is in great shape. Your board of directors has
is whenever he sees us. Inevitably, however, been working very hard throughout the year.
“Review your spring will arrive, and with it the return of great Financially, we’re very sound despite this being he
currency situation!” flying weather. slowest time of the year in terms of cash flow. We
have cash in the bank and our reserves for engines
Now, while we’re waiting for spring, is a good time and aircraft refurbishment are fully funded. We have
to review your currency situation and decide how to recruited a new CFI, Tony Kaminskyj. Tony has a Class
maintain it. As you know, there are a number of 1 Instructor Rating which qualifies him to teach new
ways to maintain currency including a pilot instructors. Drop into the club and say hello to Tony;
proficiency check ride with an instructor, which is he would love to meet you. Our Aircraft Refurbishment
the best way. Another is to attend Transport program has been dormant throughout the winter but
Canada’s Rust Buster seminar sponsored by EAA will get active again in the spring with the installation
Chapter 185 at the CH2A Hangar on Saturday May of new interiors in WZQ and CAG. Aircraft insurance
14, 2005 at 10:00am. Windsor Flying Club will be rates finally stabilized this year, for the first time since
serving breakfast from 8:00 till 10:00am that 9/11/01. In addition, we were able to negotiate
morning. So reserve the morning of Saturday May ground coverage only, on two of our Tomahawks
14 for two of your favorite activities…. eating and during the winter, when we don’t need them on-line.
aviation! We will bring them back on-line in the spring when
flying hours pick up. This saved us considerable
Now is also a good time to review the 2005 premium expenses. We now own our very own “T
Schedule of Events contained in this edition of the Hangar” thanks to the generosity of one of our most
Windicator, which lists all 17 of the events planned loyal and generous members. We will be able to keep
for the coming flying season by the CH2A, EAA and the mail plane in it and also “thaw out” aircraft in it
WFC. Plan now, which of the 17 events you will during the winter.
attend. Enter them in your planner now, while
you’re thinking about it. Nothing much happens Special thanks to directors, Mike Kovaliv and Denis
without a plan! Post the schedule somewhere you’ll (with one ‘s’) Schryer for leading the charge as Sunday
see it! A lot of volunteer time and effort goes into Morning Breakfast Cooks at the Club throughout the
every one of these events for you! Take advantage fall and winter
Many thanks guys! Your efforts are appreciated by the
You will notice that we have 5 cross country fly-out club and by your victims…’er customers from the staff
And members of the club. Well done and thanks.
Ali J Have a safe, fun 2005 flying
We are committed to your satisfaction! WFC aber
season! Make this a cross-country
Blue skies and tail winds!
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2005 Schedule of Events
EAA Chapter 185 / Canadian Historical Aircraft Assoc / Windsor Flying Club
Date (2005) Rain Date Sponsor Event Venue
March 24 CH2A CH2A Annual Dinner & General Windsor Sportsmen's
April 6 WFC Ground School WFC Meeting Room
April 23 April 24 WFC Trophy Day WFC Meeting Room
April 25 WFC WFC Annual Meeting WFC Meeting Room
May 14 Transport Can- Rust Buster Seminar CH2A Hanger
May 28 CH2A Members Appreciation Day CH2A Hanger
May 28 EAA Young Eagles Day WFC Meeting Room
May 29 WFC Fly out to Hamilton & Canadian CDN Warplane Mu-
Warplane Heritage Museum seum
June 25 June 26 WFC Fly out to Goderich FBO Museum Runway Restaurant
July 9-10 WFC Pelee Island Fly-In-Pelee Island Beach Bar-B-Q Pelee
Winery Island Winery
August 20 August 21 WFC Fly out to Dayton OH USAF Museum
September 10 CH2A Spitfire Swing Dance, Celebrating CH2A Hanger
War birds of the RAF
September 17 EAA EAA Chapter 185 Fly-In CYQG
September 24 September 25 WFC Fly out to St Thomas TBD
October 1 EAA Young Eagles Day WFC Meeting Room
October 22 WFC Wings Night Patrick O’Ryans Pub
December 3 EAA Christmas Party TBD
December 4 WFC/CH2A Christmas Party WFC Meeting Room
Flig ht Co mp ut ers
Ninety-Nines Local Chapter
By Denis Schryer
By Janet Chesterfield
Tips to consider for search and rescue
if traveling up north.
1. Keep a roll of paper towels on board. They are light, can be used to
fuel a fire and also to write a message on the ground. Remember "V"
means "we need help" while "X" means "we need medical care"
2. A CD disc makes a great mirror for signaling. You can scope the
search and rescue plane through the hole in the CD to direct your mirror
reflection to spotters in the plane.
3. By 2008 all planes will be required to switch to a GPS E.L.T. which
will pinpoint the location by satellite.
4. Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT illegal to use a cell phone in an
International Women's Pilot Organization airplane. Please use discretion and never interfere with a pilot's radio
"For once you have tasted flight, you will for- communications.
ever walk the Earth with your eyes turned sky-
ward, for there you have been and there you 4. Search and Rescue welcomes your interest. Come to see what these
will always long to return." volunteers are all about. They meet the 3rd Saturday of every month 8
(Leonardo da Vinci) a.m. on Crumlin Road at the London airport. Bright blue building just
north of Aero Academy. Trenton coordinates the efforts of CASARA
The local Maple Leaf Chapter of Ninety-Nines groups across Canada.
meets monthly and would like to keep you
informed of our activities and upcoming semi-
nars/events. Educational sessions are open
to both members and non-members. We wel-
come ideas for interesting topics. We are looking at seminars for:
Thanks to CASARA members, Mel, Larry and
♦ AME: What is Elementary Work on My Air-
Joe for hosting the 99's meeting in London.
99'S are planning to host some exciting events ♦ Meteorology: Interpreting Weather Condi-
this year: tions between Reported AirZones.
♦ Education: Aviation as a Career for Young
May 24/05: Goderich Flyin, Topic: Promoting People
Aviation as a Career in our Schools. ♦ U.S. Entry: What to Remember about Com-
muting to the U.S.
June 04/05: Flyin Leamington Airport: Early
afternoon airshow. Dinner with the Snowbird
Pilots after the Air show. Get your autographs, All aviators are welcome to enquire. 99's will sponsor the events.
ask all your questions, and enjoy a banquet by
Spagos. mailto:email@example.com for reg- Seminars are open to all aviators, 99s and others.
istration and r.s.v.p. Space is limited.
July 09/05: Flyin Pelee Island: Spa with lunch For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
and Daytrip around island. 519-326-6875
FLOUR BOMBING, SPOT LANDINGS, GOLD CUP www.canadian99s.org/ECAN/Mapleleaf.htm
RALLY TO ?????. Sound like fun? Or
Contact mailto:email@example.com for full
calendar of events.
Thanks for your interest...
It was somebody’s BIRTHDAY, I wonder who?
Denis Schryer and George Mock celebrated their birthdays with a flight on March 5th, 2005. Denis turned 50 and George is 80
years young. Oh by the way, Denis is on the left and George on the right. Happy Birthday!!
As Written by Mark Jones
Dear WFC Members and Board, My family is looking forward to having hope to share mine, and hear your
me home every evening. With that stories of aviation as time passes.
I just wanted to inform you all that I being said it is also a sad time as I have
have been seeking full time enjoyed my time at the WFC and Thank you to all for everything.
employment as a flight instructor everyone there has treated well. Mark Jones.
closer to home. Sat Feb 26, 2005 I
was successful in doing so, I was hired I have been taught a lot about the
on at the Waterloo Wellington Flight people that you meet in the aviation I’m sure that I speak for everyone that
Centre in Kitchener Ontario. They are industry that they can’t teach you in it was a pleasure to have Mark
excited to have me and I feel the same books, it’s a love that brings people of instructing here, and that we wish him
about being there. I will be remaining all walks of life together through our the best of luck as a full time
with the WFC for approximately 2 common interest and goal of slipping instructor at the Waterloo Wellington
weeks till I have made my students those “surly bonds of earth.” I have Flight Centre.
transition from me to one of the other made some good friends that I will keep
instructors at the club a smooth one. in touch with over the years to come. I Tony Kaminskyj
Aviation Safety Letter
The pilot of a Cessna 150 was plan- The Transportation Safety Board’s up, a configuration not usually adopted
ning to take passengers on a local final report (A96O0153) states that under normal circumstances. This type
flight but decided to test-fly the aircraft there was no mechanical explanation of stall, as we all know, is unrecoverable
because the alternator had just been for the reported "pop" sound and that most of the time. Although we all prac-
replaced. The pilot took off from Run- subsequent laboratory examination tice flapless approaches and landings
way 22 and climbed to approximately showed that the engine tachometer under controlled conditions, the circum-
500 ft., turned back and flew a low was indicating 2200 rpm at impact. stances of this accident indicate that
pass over Runway 04. He then en- The engine was dismantled and no this flapless final approach turn was
tered the downwind for Runway 12, defects that would have prevented the unplanned and precipitated by the
flew a low pass over the runway and engine from developing full power events.
made a turn back toward Runway 30. were noted. The flaps were in the fully
Descriptions of the flight path indi- retracted position, which was inconsis- As an aside to this story, low passes
cated that all turns were steep, be- tent with the pilot’s normal landing over runways and steep turns at low
tween 60° and 90°. At some point configuration. According to the report, altitude are not typically recommended
during or prior to the last turn, some the Cessna 150 Pilot Operating Hand- patterns for testing the serviceability of
people reported hearing a loud "pop" book indicates that the aircraft stalls an aircraft. Steep turns are valuable,
sound, and the aircraft made a con- in a wings-level attitude, with flaps up, and fun to practice at high altitude, but
tinuous turn to align with Runway 30. at 46 to 47 kt. indicated airspeed. In a unnecessary and dangerous at low alti-
During the final turn, the aircraft 60° bank, the stall speed is 66 kt., tude. Keep in mind one of the basics of
stalled, descended and struck the and, in a 75° bank, it increases to 92 Aviation 101: thou shalt always keep lift
ground. The pilot died as a result of kt. This accident illustrates the low- under thy wings when off
injuries received during the crash. level stall potential during a final ap- the ground…
proach turn to a runway with the flaps
YQG Amateur Aviation Group (Windsor)
Mike Balipap Jr.
There is nothing like an example of
a good pre-flight check demonstra-
tion and a chance for a little free
flying time to get the attention of
chapter members. With member
Andy Bondy supervising the YQG
group gathered at Dick Wood’s a
Please note that the Windsor Flying Club
private grass strip at LaSalle, near
Windsor on a quiet summer evening Breakfasts have now changed from Weekly
as an ultra light was wheeled out of to Monthly. Please check our Web Site for
a hangar. Working under Bondy’s the Schedule.
supervision the two “lucky” partici-
pants, Phil Riesenstron and Don
Lawrence, unfolded the wings, hori-
zontal stabilizers and elevators and
placed them in position, bolted in
place the spars, strut and control
rods, and connected the cables.
Bondy explained the preflight in-
spection, and then supervised as
Riesenstron and Lawrence checked
every bolt and nut, stud and safety
pin as well as the prop and engine.
After the starting procedure was
explained the engine was started and
CFI Deme gave each of them an
introductory flying lesson.
Private Pilot Ground School Schedule
Starting April 6, 2005 —- Wednesdays 19:00—22:00
Session Date Subject
1 April 6 Air Laws and Procedures
2 April 13 Air Laws and Procedures
3 April 20 Air Laws and Procedures
4 April 27 Air Laws and Procedures
5 May 4 Airframes, Engines and Systems, Theory of Flight
6 May 11 Theory of Flight, Flight Instruments
7 May 18 Flight Instruments, Flight Operations
8 May 25 Human Factors, Pilot Decision Making
9 June 1 Radio and Electronic Theory
10 June 8 Meteorology
11 June 15 Meteorology
12 June 22 Meteorology
13 June 29 Meteorology
14 July 6 Weight & Balance, Performance Charts
15 July 13 Navigation
16 July 20 Navigation
17 July 27 Navigation
18 August 3 Navigation
KEEP US INFORMED
Please keep the Windsor Flying Club informed of your mailing address, phone numbers and Email changes.
The Club has been issuing Bulletins via email on a regular basis to keep you up to date on events and news.
If you have not been receiving those emails, please contact us at your earliest convenience so we can
correct your E-mail address.
Contact the Ops Desk at 969-1320 or Email us at Info@windsorflyingclub.com
Continued from Page 1 ...
The second chapter of course has storage, and later became the first Association began assisting the City of
been spending 40 years as a proud Lancaster converted to photo-map the Windsor’s Parks & Rec. dept with the
Memorial to the over 400 aircrew from vast Arctic areas of Canada. It was upkeep on the Lanc in Sept of 1993.
this area who died in WWII. This is a highly regarded by its aircrew, being The thing that struck us most when
pattern typical in the world of vintage referred to as "The Pride of the Fleet". entering the aircraft for the very first
aircraft .. Service life, then Gate Upon being retired from service in time was the amount of equipment and
Guardian and finally the Restoration & 1962, it made its final flight to RCAF instruments still remaining. The
Preservation phase. Stn. Dunnville, Ontario and was placed rumours that the Lancaster had been
in a hangar to await its fate. The City picked clean were untrue. Also untrue
Lanc 212 started off as part of of Windsor purchased it from Crown was that the Rolls-Royce Merlin
Canada’s contribution of building Assets as a Memorial in 1964 for engines were gone, or that if they did
aircraft during WWII. It is one of 430 $1,250 and although still airworthy, it still happen to be there that they were
Lancs built at Victory Aircraft in was deemed too expensive to fly to stripped or seized. Again false. We were
Malton, Ontario. Out of this number, Windsor and was dismantled and sent surprised to find that the props still
only ten survive, eight of which are in by barge down Lake Erie. It arrived in turned, and when we applied anti-
Canada, and one of which has been Dieppe Park in August of 1964 and corrosive treatment to the engines, we
restored to Airworthy condition. Enemy was moved to Jackson Park early in could hear the pistons hissing and
action accounted for a staggering 108 1965 where it was later installed on a weazing within. We regularly apply this
Victory Lancasters lost and hundreds specially built concrete pedestal. With anti-corrosive solution to the engines
of lives. great ceremony, it was dedicated as a and turn the props.... all under the
Memorial on July 4th, 1965. watchful eye of Gary Masse from WCS
Built too late to see any wartime Aviation.
service, Lanc 212 was placed in The Canadian Historical Aircraft
Lancaster FM212, here coded with the 408 Squadron markings MN212, on approach to its base at RCAF Stn. Rockcliffe, Ottawa in 1960.
Photo courtesy of Hugh Pickard
By Ed Curnutte
The years that followed saw many original, pristine condition, preserved grow, eventually becoming the
different projects take place, such as indoors and available so the public Canadian Historical Aircraft Association.
replacement of the shattered nose can see it. If located at the Airport, the All of us appreciate the good will and
bubble, replacement of the cockpit Lanc could even be towed outdoors for support that our neighbors at the
canopy, painting the aircraft, special commemorative events and Windsor Flying Club have shown
refurbishing the cockpit, and many ceremonies. through the years, and we look forward
more. All worthwhile and necessary to bigger and better things to come.
projects, but again still subject to Finally, I was most pleased when Ali
deterioration in the elements. Jaber asked me to write an article for Please check out these web sites for
Restored components often had to be the Pathfinder. For it was in the more information on Windsor’s
restored again after only a few years. Windsor Flying Club, back in 1992, Lancaster Bomber:
Serious problems then occurred when where I had seen a notice posted
cracks were discovered in critical about the formation of a new group www.ch2a.ca
areas in the airframe, and the wake-up with an interest in old war birds.
call went out that the Lanc must be Perhaps they could do something to www.lancasterfm212.freeservers.com
saved or be left to deteriorate to the help the Lanc? Little did I know how
point where it becomes a safety deeply we’d be involved so many years www.imageevent.com/gmockrcpilot/
hazard. later. The group met regularly at the lancaster
Windsor Flying Club and continued to
Bob Foster, an aviation structural
engineer, performed an exhaustive
inspection on the airframe and
presented his findings at a public
meeting held in Dec. 2003. The Volunteers Wanted
consensus among the group was that
the Lancaster must be removed from
the pedestal and moved indoors This is a call for volunteers. Trophy Day
where proper restoration, preservation
and display can occur. Three sub- competition is scheduled for April 23rd, with
committees were formed at that
m e e t i n g , n am e l y R e - lo c a t i o n , a rain date of April 24th.
Replacement and Fundraising. We’ve
been meeting regularly, and have
made great strides towards our goals.
There’s no turning back.
If you are not competing for any of the tro-
phies but would still like to be part of the
The real restoration project will begin
after the Lancaster arrives at its new, fun, please submit your name by calling
permanent home. We are hoping this
is going to be at the Windsor Airport. 969-1320 or emailing us at
The aircraft would need to be
dismantled into its basic sections and
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will
subsections, and each part gladly take your name and phone number
meticulously preserved, restored, or
replaced as required. The restoration and the amount of time that you can gra-
floor space in the museum will
naturally demand a larger square- ciously volunteer for (2, 4, 6 or 8 hours).
footage area than the aircraft
presently occupies. Consider the fact
that major components like wings,
fuselage assemblies, etc. will need
Can you also include whether you can
special jigs and cradles to hold them volunteer for the rain day if necessary, and
while work is being carried out and it’s
clear to see that a facility larger than a if you want to be located on the Windsor
102 ft. wingspan by 69½ ft. fuselage
becomes necessary. Areas given for field or at one of the two secret locations
machine-shop and parts storage also
must be considered. The final product
(approx. 30-40 min drive from Windsor).
is a Lancaster Bomber restored to
We’re on the Web!
Windicator@windsorflyingclub.com Aviation Jokes
Windsor Flying Club
Group Box 6, Airport Rd
Phone: (519) 969-1320
Fax: (519) 969-1320
Publisher …. Ali Jaber
Please contact The Windsor
Flying Club to advertise in
Board of Directors
Secretary Apparently right after a military C-5 Galaxy landed and cleared the active it taxied by a
Denis Schryer Boeing 747 that was holding short of the runway. The Galaxy captain knowing how much
larger his aircraft was keyed the mic and asked the 747 captain, "Hey little buddy, what's
Treasurer your gross?" Not to be out done the 747 captain keyed his mic and replied "A little over two
Jeremy Schisler hundred thousand dollars a year, how about you?"
A pilot has engine trouble and lands in a field. As he walks around the plane to check out
the problem, he hears a voice behind him say, "You have a clogged fuel line." Looking
Ali Jaber around, he sees no one, except a cow. Startled out of his wits, he runs across the field to
Mike Kovaliv the farmer's house and pounds on the door. When the farmer appears at the door, the out-
of-breath pilot stammers that his cow has just talked--and even tried to explain what was
WFC Staff wrong with the airplane.
The farmer drawled, "Was it a brown cow?" "Yes." "Did it have a white patch on its
Tony Kaminskyj forehead?" "Yes, yes, that's the one." "OK, that's Flossie. Don't pay no attention to her. She
doesn't know nothin' about aeroplanes."
Brian Adrian (Transmission as a DC-10 rolls out long after a fast landing...)
San Jose Tower: American 751 heavy, turn right at the end if able. If not able, take the
Office Manager Guadalupe exit off of Highway 101 back to the airport.
OPS Desk Taxiing down the tarmac, the jetliner abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the
Gavin Ducharme After an hour-long wait, it finally took off.
No part of this newsletter may be A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, "What was the problem?"
reproduced in any format without
written authorization from the "The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine," explained the Flight Attendant,
"and it took us a while to find a new pilot."
The Voice of the Windsor