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BURNABY LAKE NEWS - FLY BY WIRE - April 24, 2006.

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Greetings Burnaby Lake Flyers,

Where to start here…whew, lots of goodies to cover so without further ado lets get on
with it.

 

KEEP IT CLEAN…

First off, I have one really large complaint to make with respect to members crashing their aircraft and leaving parts behind on the fields. Please ensure that you remove all your aircraft debris following a crash. This includes prop bits, covering, balsa, foam and whatever else may have broken off. Just because you’re peeved about breaking your airplane or heli doesn’t absolve you from your responsibilities of removing all the broken bits and I do mean “all” of it. There are garbage cans at either side of the gate and this is where the parts should be disposed of, not left lying in the middle of the field for other users to pick up after you. Remember, we share these fields with other users during the summer months so it becomes even more important now. Otherwise we could lose our field privileges…!

SIGNS!

The next issue I want to address is placement of the signs on the field, both putting them up and removing them following your flying. There are a number of issues here again folks so pay attention. We are now in our Spring/Summer schedule (see below) so this means we are going to be sharing our fields again. There are two layouts for signage, one for full field, the other for our reduced field size on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Because there are others allotted to use the fields now we have to insure that we follow these rules carefully as well as make sure that the signs are up before you go flying and that the last one to finish flying removes the signs. If any problems with the signs are encountered please let Dave Scoular know, he’s become our un-official sign repairer… (Thanks Dave!).

We also have a new sign (yes, sigh another one…). This new sign is to be placed at our entrance gate advising that anyone entering the field area has to be either a member or an escorted visitor. This was done following the expulsion of an undesirable member and at the request of Burnaby Parks. It is a slightly different sign than all the rest and easy to spot.

For full field coverage during our allotted times the correct way to place the signs are as follows:

And for modified field times (ie Saturdays and Sundays between 11:30AM and 7:00PM)

In the NEWS

Our new Spring/Summer schedule is now in effect. Please insure that you observe others rights to the field if they have an allotted scheduled event. Members disregarding this will be severely penalized and could lose their flying privileges.

Friendly Advice for flying at the field…

A member has again brought up the need for there to be some cooperation between heli flyers, 3D flyers and regular larger fixed wing aircraft before an incident takes place. I’d hoped that common sense attitude would prevail but unfortunately this hasn’t happened to date. People have continually been advised that if other flyers are present on the field there is to be NO 3D flying in and out of them. Adding to the mix is the small heli’s that require they be flown in close because they are so small they would be virtually invisible if flying in the full circuit. For this reason, we are now asking that all 3Der’s and micro heli’s not capable of flying in the circuit fly on the upwind side of the flight line as far as our boundaries extend. If the wind is coming from the south of the field (clubhouse side) going towards the mountains this means you fly at the extreme end of the field by the Cricket pitch. If the wind is reversed and the wind is coming from the mountains it means you would fly in the top corner of the field up tight to the trees. BY cooperating with us on this you will prevent us from having to add more rules to the clubs rulebook, something I wish to avoid if at all possible.

Another item is calling your landings and take-offs…this is very much a concern to those who are also flying. It is also a courtesy to them as well. Lets hope you can al remember to yell “Take-Off” or “Landing” in a very loud voice so that all present on the field can hear you in the future.

Recently I also had an occasion to visit the flying field during the day…Much to my dismay there were no flyers present BUT our Safety notices were still up. Come on guys, it isn’t that much work to put the sings up and take them back down when you’re finished. Members caught not doing either will be penalized, so pay attention…

NOTICE...

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

…………………………………….. MAAC membership

………………………………………Club Membership

Sprin/Summer Flying Schedule

These are our official, (scheduled) allotted times. No one else may use the fields during these times other than flyers and your executive worked hard to get these days for you, make sure that they’re used!!!

Mondays: 4:00PM until Dark
Wednesdays: 4:00PM until Dark
Fridays: 4:00PM until Dark
Saturdays: Sunup until 11:00AM – 7:00PM until dark
Sundays: Sunup until 11:30AM – 7:00PM until dark


Upcoming Burnaby Parks Scheduled events

Apr 15 BC Disc Sports Tournament 10am-6pm 3,4,5,6

May 13, Burnaby Ultimate Corporate Challenge 8am-5pm 3,4,5,6,

Jun 18 Bby Lk Flyers Fly In 8am-10pm 3,4,5,6

Jul 4-7 SFU Camp Soccer Camp 8:30am-4:30pm 3,4,5,6

Jul 10-14 8:00am-7:00pm 3,4,5, 6
Jul 14 8:30-12pm 3,4

Jul 14 K9 Cliffhangers Dog 12pm-5pm (set-up)
15,16 Agility 7:30am-7pm 3,4
(Requested 12pm Jul 14 thru to Jul 16 at 7pm)

Aug 10,11 SFU Camp Soccer Camp 8:30am-4:30pm 3,4,5,6

Aug 13 Bby Lk Flyers Fly In 8am-10pm 3,4,5,6

Flying Events Comming Up

May 13 – Kamloop’s High Country Flyers invite all to attend their Grand opening of Dufferin Field (electric’s only). Information from Roly at rolydd@telus.net

May 26 -29 - Chilliwack Annual Spring Fly-In. Contact Ron Dodd at eflier@dowco.com

June 10-11 – Kelowna’s Ogopogo Modelers 2nd Annual Electric Fly-In. Contact Rod at rodmcrae@shaw.ca

June 18 - Burnaby Lake “Just to get the Cricketer’s” Fly-In, start off the late spring season with a bang at our field.

Fun Stuff

Red Bull Flugtag is coming to Vancouver: If you or anyone you know has a knack for tinkering or creating, please forward this link to them and check out the website to watch some video from past Flugtag's. http://www.redbullflugtag.ca/en/default.html

So you think flying a heli is easy: http://www.hurtwood.demon.co.uk/Fun/copter.swf

Test your reflexes: Here's a fun game to play. The object of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls. If you can go longer than 22 seconds you are phenomenal. Reportedly, the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes. Give it a try! GOOD LUCK!!!! http://tinyurl.com/56t9u

As usual if you have any comments or suggestions please contact me directly….
Doug B, President
Burnaby Lake Flyers


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