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by Charles Petersen
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: The week ahead Aug 2- 6th
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: The week ahead Aug 2- 6th

What a day Monday delivered, - and what a sky.

Beautiful Cu and no smoke :)

The forecast is good again today and tomorrow. Please, Tony, keep the smoke away...
by Charles Petersen
Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: New Youth Flight Members
Replies: 0
Views: 40

New Youth Flight Members

We welcomed, - back, YFC scholarship member Bailey, who learned to fly at York several years ago, and is now enrolled at RMC.

And Monday, we welcome Aditya, also bound for RMC, to learn more advanced skills of the K-21 and Bronze Badge cross country and beyond.
by Charles Petersen
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Tom Jerrard??
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Tom Jerrard??

I'd love to see (have) a photo of Tom.

I had many instructors, but Tom was the one who judged me fit for solo.
by Charles Petersen
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Tom Jerrard??
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Tom Jerrard??

Last Sunday was the anniversary of my first solo, back in 1988. My instructor was Tom Jerrard, and my ship that day was the ill-fated JAZZY of JZJ, which, last time I was her, she was a former glider in a neighbour's front yard on the 5th line :o I guess she became beer cans or something. But can an...
by Charles Petersen
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad News - Walter Chmela
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Sad News - Walter Chmela

Long time York member Rainer Zimm, known to many of us, is not currently a member of York ('cause e lives in Goderich), and consequently cannot post to our Forum, wrote this on Facebook: Farewell my Dear; soaring instructor, mentor, guidance counsellor, business associate and friend. From your early...
by Charles Petersen
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad News - Walter Chmela
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: Sad News - Walter Chmela

Here is a video from the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame Induction. It is very well produced

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74K9gBlEhmQ
by Charles Petersen
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Four Bravo to the Cows
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Four Bravo to the Cows

The French have a wonderful term for an outlanding, - 'Aller aux Vaches', or go to the cows. But Keith chose a field without cows, (avoiding them is on the SSSLOWW checklist)and Jim Lemke and I went to retrieve him. As always on a retrieve, we had an adventure, figuring out how to get the trailer to...
by Charles Petersen
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad News - Walter Chmela
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Sad News - Walter Chmela

Sad news from Eva: Walter Chmela , Founder of York Soaring Association, passed away in hospital last evening, July 10th. Walter, was a force of nature, relentless in his mission to bring gliding to Canadians, especially young pilots, and over the years, York trained hundreds. Walter was inducted int...
by Charles Petersen
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Tracking Flarm and other aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Tracking Flarm and other aircraft

The FLARM in ZH is fried. Diagnosed by Rob McCallum and confirmed by Dave Springford.

The FLARM Core has been removed, and Dave will negotiate with the company in Switzerland regarding repair/replacement.

In the interim, it is U/S
by Charles Petersen
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: First Solo
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: First Solo

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