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Greetings Burnaby Lake Flyers,

Greetings Gang, here’s your Christmas E-Newsletter. On behalf of the Executive I wish each and every one of you and your families a very safe and healthy holiday season and all the best in 2006. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all… 


In the NEWS…

If you missed our Annual General Meeting on Dec. 15 man you missed a great get together. 46 of our members showed up to participate in the meeting and enjoy some pizza and Christmas cheer at the Burnaby Lake Clubhouse at the foot of our field. Lots of really good stuff was discussed, including the banner year had by us because of successes at Fly-Ins and other events we held, hosted or participated in. This club rocks!

At the AGM we discussed field Safety yet again and the need to address flyers that continually break the rules while flying. What’s decided is that each of us is to remind members that you feel are flying in a manner contrary to what you believe is safe or if their flying makes you uncomfortable, tell them. Right then and there, don’t let them get away with this type of flying behavior. Another item that was brought up by John Mrazek is about flyers flying into (towards the pilots on the flight line or the pit area) and landing towards the flyers on the line is not permissible at any time. The energy that is coming towards you is uncontrollable and if you ever had a radio glitch or slipped up somehow the consequences could be disastrous, not only for yourself and your plane, but for other club members or visitors observing the flying activities. The need for using common sense has never been more of a factor. The club feels that rules don’t need to be written regarding this, however if the rules we have aren’t followed you can bet that there will be repercussions down the line, severe ones!

Other issues we discussed had to do with the closing down of the Canadian Electric Flight website at some point in the very near future and the need for our own, club run and administered website. The members felt that having our own site would be a very good idea. We decided to look into costs etc. but in the meanwhile one of our new members Dejan Stanisavljevic offered to host is on his own site with our very own URL located at  http://www.hoods-up.com . The members all felt that this was a very generous offer and accepted on the spot. By the time I’d woke up and turned on my computer the following morning Dejan already had it working! The site has its own Gallery for our photos, a Discussion Forum for club issues and all the rest we already had on our original site at CEF. Dejan and I are both looking for more member input as to what we should be including on the site. For those wanting to contribute please contact us at admin@hoods-up.com or doug@alleflite.com . Other topics for future items on the site include get this…a field camera to show what the weather conditions at the field are like thanks in a large part to members Peter Chin, Gerard Kho, Attila Regenyi and Dejan Stanisavljevic. All we have to do now is wait for Burnaby to run in the ADSL line which is already n the works!

New business also included a discussion about float flying, field use this summer and all the events that are currently planned and upcoming. Following new business we took a break from the meeting to enjoy our pizzas and a drink or two before getting down to the short strokes of electing a new Executive for next year. No nominations were taken from the floor for any positions. One nomination had been received by the executive for the position of Vice President (Richard Mrazek). Jordan Dobrikin volunteered for the position of Secretary. So this year’s executive as elected is:

Doug Burt:   President    by acclamation E-Mail
Richard Mrazek: Vice President by acclamation E-Mail
Jordan Dobrikin: Secretary by acclamation E-Mail
John Hees: Treasurer by acclamation E-mail
Russ Roxburgh, Jeffrey Northey: Safety Officers by acclamation E-Mail
Brad Trent:    Past President   E-Mail

Now here are some shots from Jacques Magits of the proceedings at the AGM. Many thanks to all who attended and helped out this year...

Brian Ellis acting secretary, President Doug Burt

The gang all listening to the meetings proceedings

A very happy group enjoying the break from the meeting

Jordan Dobrikin, Peter Chin, Brad Tent, Brian Ellis

Dennis Chatfield, Doug Burt, Peter Chin Rob Tittle demonstrates his motor analyzer


Both your MAAC and club membership fees are due January 1, 2006 in order to continue flying right through into 2006 without any problems. Get your forms filled in now!!! Links for your 2006…
MAAC membership 
Club Membership


New Year’s Day Fly-In:
Weather permitting January 1, 2006, Burnaby Lake field 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Red Barn’s Indoor Fly-In & Swap Meet;
January 28, 2006 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 44140 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack, BC
Puyallup Model Exposition:
Feb 3-5, 2006. Puyallup, Washington
Burnaby Lake Swap Meet:
late February (Date TBA)

Float Flying…

I’m still discussing what can be done to get us float flying at Burnaby Lake with the powers that be in Burnaby Parks. I will keep you all posted as to any developments as they come up. Don’t give up hope yet folks… Pilots interested in helping put on a demonstration should contact me directly here


 Fall/Winter Flying Schedule…

        Monday-Tuesday: Casual Flying (first come first served)

        Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM flying scheduled

        Thursday-Friday: Casual Flying (first come first served)

        Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM flying scheduled

During the Fall and Winter months not a lot is scheduled through Burnaby Parks so the fields should again be ours for the entire time, but if someone else should be there first during casual times please respect this.

Upcoming Burnaby Parks Scheduled Events:

Field Closures: None known at this point…Stay posted for updates as they become available…

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