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09:00 West Jet from YVR to YCC.
I did have a friend or two, who offered a ride to the airport. I insisted on public transport; initially I planned to ride Bike Friday to the airport with Samsonite trailer (this idea was abandoned when I heard the temp at YYC was almost -30 C).
Sky Train to 22nd Station, where I saw a long line-up of people waiting for #100 bound for YVR. It was still so dark. What I saw was bundled up humans with white breath coming out, of course some were cigarette smode mixed.
Then I realized I used one zone ticket, going into Vancouver zone (2 zones). I was lucked out. The ticket machine was out of order. Ha, ha, ha,......
09:20 Alberta time (MST; Mountain Standard Time).
Outside temp; -29 C.
All I found on this trip was below -20 C, no light airplanes leave ground.
Brian told me his experience of taking a plane from a heated hanger, into -20 C outside, and that windscreen shattered moments later. He saild, "Time consuming and expensive repair!"
I didn't want the same happened on my newly acquired airplane, and gave up one of my reasons of being there; no flying this time, only paper work.
I bought an exygen cylinder and service manual, too.
That night stayed at HI downtown. At one AM, found the heater was not working. Didn't bother going downstairs to the reception. Instead gathered a few more blankets and went back to sleep. That way I survived.
Saturday: I was eager to head back to warmer climate of the Coast. The receptionist told me, after checking the computer screen, -27 C.
Only the faint light was coming out, when I was waiting at the YYC terminal building, after checked in.
What an experience! This is the comment from the ex-resident of Calgary, thogh it happened 30 years ago.
by musoamane | 2005-01-20 02:37