We’re on the Web! HTTP://www.windsorflyingclub.com April 2005, Issue 14 Lancaster Bomber By Ed Curnutte Inside this issue: Editor’s Note 2 From the Ops Desk 2 Classifieds 3 Announcement 3 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 Annual General Membership Meeting 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 Page 2 Editor’s Note 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 Page 3 Welcome Home Tony Windsor Flying Club Official Announcement 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. the schedule 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 Classified For Sale In Stock Now! Sell your Aviation equipment in the Windi- cator. Call 969-1320 or Email us! David Clark Model H10-13XL Electronic $10.00 per ad Noise Canceling Headset, with portable Modular Battery pack. Support the Windicator and Place a Busi- ness Card Ad for your company Retail: $1080.00 + taxes $75.00 Per issue On Sale for: $958.00 + taxes Aircraft Instruments for Sale ♦ Advanced ENC technology ♦ M-7A Amplified Electret Microphone\ ♦ ASI 40—220 Mph ♦ Undercut Gel Earseals ♦ G Meter ♦ 5 year guarantee ♦ Compass ♦ Electric T&B (O/S) ♦ Cylinder Head Temp. Gauge ♦ Two suction relief Valve $100.00 Takes ALL Dave Panton 519-969-0895 Page 4 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! Hangar Sale June 4, 2005 Contact Cindy at the Flying Club 519-969-1320 firstname.lastname@example.org Page 5 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 navigation. 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) Page 6 CFI Corner 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 low-level flights. 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. endeavor. 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 Page 7 Financial Flap 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 CH2A Report 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 Trophy Day ▪ 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 Page 8 President’s Report 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 of them. 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 Mem ber season! Make this a cross-country season!! Blue skies and tail winds! Computer Sales & Service Perry Burford, President Network Security Services Windsor Flying Club Web Site Design and Hosting Phone: 519.944.6009 Custom Application Development E-Mail: email@example.com Onsite Technical Services Web Site: http://www.alphakor.com Page 9 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 Meeting Club 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 ada 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 Tour 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 Page 10 Page 10 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: Feb. 5/05 Thanks to CASARA members, Mel, Larry and ♦ AME: What is Elementary Work on My Air- Joe for hosting the 99's meeting in London. plane 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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com and Daytrip around island. 519-326-6875 Or Visit FLOUR BOMBING, SPOT LANDINGS, GOLD CUP www.canadian99s.org/ECAN/Mapleleaf.htm RALLY TO ?????. Sound like fun? Or www.ninety-nines.org Contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org for full calendar of events. Thanks for your interest... Janet Chesterfield... Page 11 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!! 80 50 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 Page 12 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 WFC Sunday chapter members. With member Andy Bondy supervising the YQG Breakfasts 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. Page 13 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 Page 14 Lancaster Bomber 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 Page 15 Lancaster Bomber 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 email@example.com 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 Windsor, Ontario N8V 1A2 Phone: (519) 969-1320 Fax: (519) 969-1320 firstname.lastname@example.org Publisher …. Ali Jaber Please contact The Windsor Flying Club to advertise in the Windicator. Board of Directors President Perry Burford Vice-President John O’Kane 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?" Directors Gary Masse A pilot has engine trouble and lands in a field. As he walks around the plane to check out Fred Netherton the problem, he hears a voice behind him say, "You have a clogged fuel line." Looking Paul Hargreaves 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 CFI/Manager 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." Instructors Karl Klinck 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. Cindy Kehn OPS Desk Taxiing down the tarmac, the jetliner abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the Art MacKay gate. Alinia Ponomarenko Evelyn Ouellette 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, Publisher. "and it took us a while to find a new pilot." The Voice of the Windsor Flying Club!
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