FLYING BC - January 2002
ON THE HORIZON
"There are two critical points in every aerial flight -- its beginning and its end".
-- Alexander Graham Bell, 1906
"Flying is more than a sport and more than a job; flying is pure passion and desire, which fill a lifetime".
-- General Adolf Galland, Luftwaffe, 'The First and the Last.'
"Soon there will be no one who remembers when spaceflight was still a dream, the reverie of reclusive boys, and the vision of a handful of men".
-- Wyn Wachhorst, 1995
"Any girl who has flown at all grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can't possibly be good pilots. .. . . The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hanger pilots, is to show them".
-- Cornelia Fort
"The first flight was relatively uneventful. Just one emergency, and
another minor problem. A canopy-unsafe light illuminated at Mach 1.2 on the way to 1.5 at 50,000 feet, and later, during a fly-by requested by Johnson, fuel siphoning occurred. Not bad, as initial test flights go".
-- Robert J, Gilliland, regards the first flight of the SR-71 Blackbird, 22 December 1964.
"It is the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without the plane."
Twenty-eighth Annual Sun 'n Fun EAA Fly-In. For information, Tel: 863-644-2431 Fax: 863-644-9737 Website:
Fiftieth COPA convention to be held in Red Deer . Contact Sherry Cooper for more information at: Tel: 403-866-5191 or e-mail:
Annual PENTICTON Pacific Northwest ELVIS FESTIVAL. Check the website for more information, and plan on being in Penticton for this fantastic weekend.
Northwest EAA Annual Airshow and Fly-In. Website:
: Four days of continuous country music and good times. Performers include Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson this year. Camping on site. See website for more information, and tickets:
50th. Annual EAA Airventure at Whitman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
55th. Annual Peachfest Festival. Parade, live music and entertainment, concessions, and great Penticton summer weather. See website for more information:
Penticton Flying Club's 2nd Beach Party Fly-In at the Penticton Airport. Anyone who missed last year's event will want to be sure to be in Penticton for this one. It's only going to get better, folks! For more information contact Gary West at e-mail:
Abbotsford International Airshow. Website:
AOPA Expo 2002. www.aopa.org Mark your calendar, and let's do a BCBC gathering in Palm Springs in October. Please advise any interest to Gary West.
The Washington Aviation Association in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Transportation/ Aviation Division; Galvin Flying; General Aviation News; and the Federal Aviation (FAA)Administration welcome you to the 19th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show with two-day seminar programs and over 150 exhibitors including representatives from all facets of the aviation industry. Trade show with 100 venders, safety seminars, annual Washington Aviation Hall of Fame presentations and banquet. Among the speakers will be AOPA Pres Phil Boyer, Chas Harrell, Doug Ritter and several others. See the WPA website for more details and registration information at:
19th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference &Trade Show February 23rd & 24th, 2002
Western Washington Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA
JULY 18-21, MERRITT, BC:
JULY 23-29, OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN:
AUGUST 7-11, PENTICTON, BC:
APRIL 7-13, LAKELAND, FL:
JUNE 28-30, PENTICTON, BC:
JULY 10-14, ARLINGTON, WA:
JUNE 21-23, RED DEER, ALBERTA:
AUGUST 9-11, PENTICTON, BC:
AUGUST 9-11, ABBOTSFORD, BC:
OCTOBER 24-26, PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA: