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by Charles Petersen
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Tom Jerrard??
Replies: 4
Views: 138

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: 138

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: 435

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: 435

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: 198

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: 435

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: 214

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: 325

Re: First Solo

Use 'Open lik in new tb' to view...
by Charles Petersen
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: First Solo
Replies: 6
Views: 325

First Solo

Youth Flight Canada congratulates Cole Bishop , who made his first solo tow today in LTX. Cole is a three time Youth Flight Canada scholarship recipient, and last season used his award to acquire the 10 hours taildragger time to meet the minima for tow pilots at York. And thanks to Tom Fraser who ha...
by Charles Petersen
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: DISCUSSION
Topic: Canopy Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Canopy Covers

Dust and birdshit are not good for canopies. Canopies are too easily scratched, and scratches can be illuminated by sunlight, diminishing vision. And sunlight is not good either, the UV degrading the interior and slowly turning the canopy itself hazy. So, please use the canopy covers when - the glid...