BURNABY LAKE NEWS – FLY BY WIRE – July 30, 2006
Greetings Burnaby Lake Flyers,
of changes coming folks so pay attention to this one, important
New President and Executive for Burnaby
its official…I have stepped down as your President and am
now preparing to move to the Nelson, BC area just after months end.
A number of changes are necessary to insure that you guys are looked
after. First off, Richard Mrazek our VP has moved up into the Presidents
chair and Jeff Franchini has stepped in to act as the club VP until
the AGM in December. Dave Scoular has acted as our un-official club
secretary up until now and has been asked to fill the position now
until the AGM as well. John Hees (Treasurer) and Jeffrey Northey
and Russ Roxburgh (Safety) have all agreed to stay on in their positions.
These changes have all been recorded with Victoria officially as
well so that everything is now nice and tidy. So effective immediately
your new club executive is:
Mrazek, President, Phone: 604.805-0002 or E-mail
Jeff Franchini, Vice President,
John Hees, Treasurer, Phone: 604.732-5996 or E-mail
Dave Scoular, Secretary, 604.736-5048 orE-mail
Jeffrey Northey, Safety Officer, Phone: 604.945-8475 or
Roxburgh, Safety Officer, 604.524.5893 (no e-mail)
It has been a distinct pleasure to have been involved with such
an active and vibrant club over the past 6 years. The fact that
I was lucky enough to be able to serve you in a number of capacities
over the past 6 years was great. I’ve made an awful lot of
good friends throughout these years and I’m going to miss
you all. I’m proud to have watched the Burnaby Lake club grow
into what it has become today, Canada’s largest Electric flying
club. You guys have done yourselves proud, all of you. Congratulations…now
keep up the good work!
Dejan Stanisavljevic continues to keep the site looking so crisp
and clean. He’s continually adding lots of new content including
a video section for your enjoyment as well as our usual features
including the Forum and Gallery sections. Check it out, its one
of the best I’ve seen
BURNABY LAKE “Jacques Heyrman
Sunday, August 13th we will remember one of our members who passed
away after putting so much effort into helping build our club at
our 3rd annual “Jacques Heyrman Memorial Fly-In”. This
year we are featuring a different format as in the Fly-In is free!
There will be raffles for many good prizes and food - refreshments
will be on hand.
this point volunteers are needed to help put this event together
and pull it off successfully. We need set-up people available early
Sunday morning (9:00AM) to help set up canopies and the flightline
signage. We also need help for Registration and the food concession,
as well as transmitter impound duties. To help please contact by
clicking on either of the names below:
Dave Scoular – General Volunteers
The Fly-In runs from 9:30AM until 6:00PM with the main raffle draws
at about 3:00 in the afternoon. I hope that this year’s turnout
is spectacular and that everyone has a great time.
MAAC PRESIDENTS VISIT!
July 2, 2006 our MAAC President Richard Lyle Barlow and BC Zone
Director Doug MacMillan visited out field. They spent the afternoon
enjoying the few flyers on hand flying and then answered questions
that members had regarding various MAAC issues. All in all I think
that Richard was pleasantly surprised at how nice our field was
and how amenable the members were. (Richard Barlow, blue shirt.
Doug MacMillan, red shirt)
Friendly Advice for flying at
we have the unfortunate situation of sharing the facilities with
the cricket players. Over the past weekend I watched with concern
as many of you flew over the cricket players on the field. I guess
you guys haven’t read or don’t understand your safety
rules very well because overflying of anyone on the field is grounds
for immediate suspension. This is not some draconian rule here,
it is common sense. Do not, at any time over-fly
the cricketers or any other groups using the field…ever!
Failure to remember this could result in your club membership being
suspended for a period of time to be decided by the club executive.
In the NEWS
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.
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!!!
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
Aug 10,11 SFU
Camp Soccer Camp 8:30am-4:30pm 3,4,5,6
13 Bby Lk Flyers Fly In 8am-10pm 3,4,5,6
THE GET LYLE OUTTA THE TREE FLY-IN
Well, we got
Lyle out of the tree long enough for him and his wife Carol to hold
a great Fly-In at their place in Surrey a couple of weekends ago.
The event was put on over the weekend our field was closed to us
because of other scheduled events. Lyle and Carol did a great job
hosting this event at which approximately 30 of our members attended.
Lyle has a really great site and it’s a really nice place
to fly from (see attached pictures). The members in attendance were
treated to food and refreshments all weekend long, including lasagna
on Sunday night following the wrap-up of the festivities. This event
shows lots of promise and reminded me of early Chilliwack meets
I attended years ago and you all know that Chilliwack is the granddaddy
of them all out here now. Maybe Lyle’s will be the next big
event weekend out on this side of the country in the next little
while. If you missed this year’s event Lyle’s already
promising another one for next year too, so pay attention next time!
I’d like to pass along my appreciation to Lyle and Carol for
their hospitality (and help after my van died suddenly on the way
home!) and hosting such a nice weekend at their place. I really
enjoyed myself in the laid back atmosphere and best of all, with
it being at Lyle’s place, there were no rules…common
sense only! Thanks again you two…
Electric Only Fly-In – Aug 26-29, 2006
contact Jim Copley at
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
Doug B, President
Burnaby Lake Flyers