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Starter Solenoid

Starter Solenoid is now fixed.
Ridiculous failure.
Solenoid terminal was pushed by an oil hose and broken off.
After the fix, I flew to Mt. Baker.
The first time to use the new Aerox O2 system.
by musoamane | 2005-07-24 11:56 | Flying

Nakusp Hotsprings

Flight plan filed.
Preflight done.
I was just about to start.
Then the stater didn't turn.
No flight.
Trip to Nakusp Hotsprings had to be cancelled.
by musoamane | 2005-07-23 15:00 | Flying

Boeing Field, Seattle

Flew to Boeing Field, taking Victor 23, cruising at 3,500 feet.
Border crossing worked out all right with extra long distant call to the US Customs Office in Seattle.
Air time 50 minutes, exactly the same with en route time on flight plan!
As a must for pilots visting aka, Boeing Field, the Museum of Flight was a part of agenda. This time I ignore the rest, and headed for the Concorde, new entry to the Museum, and had a chance to really get into the inside of the cabin. I had been told, it was small. Yes, it's much smaller than now-a-days popular jumbo jets, but it was surprisingly long and sleek. No doubt, it's one of the most beautiful airplanes ever built.
The return trip was detoured to Boundary Airport in order to clear Candian Customs. and then a short hop to the home base of Langley.
Happy flying!
by musoamane | 2005-07-21 02:06 | Flying

Miller Park (Dog Non-leash)

Miller Park, July 15/05
In the evening.
With Joe

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With Jun and visiting shepard:

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by musoamane | 2005-07-18 08:52 | Outdoors

Penticton

I don't even remember the last time I flew to Penticton. It was so long time ago.
Now the time.
1 hour 10 minutes from Langley, my current base port to Penticton, in Okanagan Valley. The airport is sandwitched between Okanagan and Skaha Lakes.
As a rare good weather (CAV (Clear and Visibility Unlimited?) Okay), I climbed up to east bound 9,500 feet; easily clearing the Cascade mountains. After Hope, Princeton VOR is almost the sole navigational aid. After a quarter minutes of uncertainty, a valley of Princeton appeared and CDI needle almost centered. We were right on track. Princeton airport on port side. This is one of the few airports in Southeastern BC, I haven't landed. One of the reasons may be no ground attractions, and the town site is far. Now Bike Friday may make a difference; this foldable bike makes the town easily accessible.
Another fifteen minutes even bigger Okanagan Valley appeared. We were a few thousand feet higher than the circuit altitude of YYF. Talked to the field radio and circled over Okanagan Lake to make our altitude more feasible for landing at 1, 100.
The radio reported 27 degrees C. Hmmmm, warmer than Vancouver for sure.
After solved a little difficulty of getting out of the airport (not mentioning how difficult to come inside the airport), I walked the hot and dry road to the beach. I also found a sailing boat rental place, from where I'd rented some years ago.
This time the wind was calm for sailing. Here and there I saw swimmers. I missed a swimming suit in the heat.
Good walk to the nearest restaurant pub; the inside was hardly packed. It was nice and cool.
On the way back, I noticed Demmel Aircraft supply shop. Great opportunity to pick up some missing screws around GUS's instrument panel.
I asked about Gorgi who worked there. I was told it was 10 years before, and that he was retired at Sardis in the vicinity of Chilliwack. Fun airplane, Turbi was built by him.
The return trip was at 8,500 feet, west bound. I liked the serene air on high altitude.
Majestically Mt. Baker dominated on our port side.
The Fraser Valley came in view, hazy. By pollution?
Happy landing at CYNJ. The trip burnt a little over hundred dollars worth of aviation fuel, 100LL.
It sure beats driving through Coquihalla Pass. Someone even rode a loaded mountain bike over the same pass.

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by musoamane | 2005-07-16 03:13 | Flying

Chilliwack

$100 Coffee at Chilliwack Airport Restaurant?!
"I Fly for Pie" sign hangs at the entrance. Hmmmm..... Next time I'll take a camera for the sign.
by musoamane | 2005-07-09 00:23 | Flying

NW EAA Meeting

Arlington flight is now postponed. Tomorrow's forecast is the best this week.
by musoamane | 2005-07-07 12:16 | Flying

Arlington, NW EAA Fly-In

Arlington Fly-In starts tomorrow. I want to hit the first day, Wednesday, avoiding the traffic conjestion in the air!
There seems to be a little problem; the weather is not ideal.
Typically I'll decide tomorrow morning.
by musoamane | 2005-07-06 02:36 | Flying

Leo and Fort

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Leo settled in the back seat of Mooney CFGUS.
The red bottle is a fire extinguisher, JR likes better than his own on his Cessna 175.


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Sound sleep


a0025444_235177.jpgOver Fort Langley Airport. It's unique in a sense that this port accommodate both land and water planes.
by musoamane | 2005-07-02 02:41 | Flying

Canada Day, July 1

July 1, Canada Day Holiday.
Yesterday, at the north side of Langley Airport there was an event of Canada Day celebration. No wonder. ATIS was saying Runway 07-25 was closed till July 5. That's the reason.
While I was waiting for a blue trailer to get me to that side, 20 or so US planes flew in formation over the field, and then landed one by one. Some of them were high performance aircraft. Every one of the pilots landed with ease, not like me. I'm still struggling with Mooney.
by musoamane | 2005-07-02 01:37 | Flying