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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 8
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7301 times:

PILOT REPORT - G.A. (Calgary – Bragg Creek) PICS

Hello everyone,

This report covers a quick local flight in a (four seat) Diamond Star.

My friend Jeff and his fiancée expressed their desire to go for a plane ride around Calgary. We picked Monday October 9th 2006 as the date. That morning I flew back on Air Canada Jazz from Winnipeg (via Edmonton), so from the main terminal I headed directly to the South East Ramp of Calgary International Airport. I was there a little early, so the DA40 (C-FNAC) was not back from its other flight.

I chatted with the flight instructors for a bit and shared a few “Thanksgiving” stories. I told them about my trip to Winnipeg, where I met my girlfriend’s family for the first time and how much fun I had there. Anyway, moving on... time quickly passed by and around 13:00, my friend and his fiancée showed up just as our plane taxied back to the ramp.

I had a brief chat with the other pilot about the weather conditions & how the aircraft performed. Everything was good. There was nothing major to report except a few bumps over the foothills and Springbank areas, which were of no concern. I checked the documents, re-fueled the plane (28 Gallons total) completed the weight & balance, walk around & some other required paper work.

Route Plan
#1 Calgary International Airport (CYYC)
#2 Calgary Downtown
#3 Tour Area
#4 Bragg Creek Area
#5 Springbank Airport (CYBW)
#6 Calaway Park
#7 Banff Coach Road & Trans Canada Intersection (Bridge)

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Diamond Star DA40 (C-FNAC). (Picture taken earlier this summer by the fuel pump on our ramp.)
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Once all that was complete we strapped in and I briefed my two passengers on the features and safety points of the aircraft. I started the engine as per check-list, set all my flight instruments, obtained ATIS and contacted Clearance Deliver on 121.30. I was assigned squawk code 4554 (if I remember correctly). Runways 16 & 10 were in use at the time and I was asked if I can take off from RWY 16 at the intersection with Uniform taxiway. I acknowledged and Clearance instructed me to contact Ground on 121.90.

Running through the checklist after engine start


Ground run-ups are usually performed in the holding bay of runway 34 and this time was no different. The Ground Controller granted me permission to taxi via Charlie taxiway to the holding bay and asked to inform them once my run-up was complete.

Photo taken in the 34 holding bay during run-up. The Piper Aztec C-FNAD will be the next plane I will train on for my multi-IFR. That day it was going for a training flight with a fellow student and his instructor.
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Me: “Ground, November Alpha Charlie, run-up complete, ready to taxi to the active”

Ground: “November Alpha Charlie, taxi North on Charlie, cross runway 07, turn left on Uniform, hold short of 16 then contact Tower on 118.40”

Taxiing on Charlie to Uniform


I read back the clearance, taxied to my assigned spot & switched to the tower frequency. “Tower, November Alpha Charlie is on Uniform, holding short of 16”

Tower: “November Alpha Charlie hold short”. I could see a WestJet Boeing 737 on final for 16 so I expected that answer from the controller, however I still want to inform them that I’m “here” and ready to go. After the NG exited RWY 16, tower called me back. “November Alpha Charlie, after take-off fly heading 250, not above 4500, wind (???) at (?), from Uniform, cleared for take-off runway 16, no delay please”

As I powered up and rolled from the taxiway to the runway, I read back the instructions and in no time the Diamond Star was off the ground climbing away. At safe altitude I started a gentle turn to the right (West) climbing up to my assigned altitude. Once established on the heading I performed the “after take-off checks” (flaps up, lights, etc) and continued in the same direction.

During take-off roll from Runway 16. You can see the Contro Tower in the far right
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After take-off. Runway 07 can be seen. C-FNAD was holding short of that runway
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After turning to a heading of 250 degrees, climbing out, over Deerfoot Trail (freeway)
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Tower: “November Alpha Charlie, contact Terminal now on 119.40, see you later”

Me: “Nineteen Four, November Alpha Charlie, thanks” (Switched Frequencies) “Calgary Terminal, good afternoon, November Alpha Charlie with you for 4500”

Terminal: ”November Alpha Charlie, radar identified, climb to 5500, city tour approved, you can now turn toward the South, stay South of the downtown core and West of McLeod Trail at all times.”
Turning South toward the downtown core
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I read back the clearance and proceeded in that direction, climbing to 5500’. Just before we reached the main downtown area, terminal contacted us again and instructed me to descend to 5000 feet for traffic separation. We stayed at that altitude for the remainder of our city tour, which is around 1500 feet AGL.

Bow River and the Western part of the city
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Calgary downtown seen from 5200 feet


A few more photos from around Calgary
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Once my tour of the SW quadrant of the city was concluded, I contacted Terminal and requested clearance to Bragg Creek (which is a small town near Kananakis Country), just before you enter the Rocky Mountains.

Terminal: “November Alpha Charlie, turn to a heading of 250 degrees, climb to 6000, contact Springbank Tower on 118.20. Good day.”

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I switched frequencies as assigned. Springbank Airport (CYBW) is a little airport West of Calgary, just North of the Trans Canada Highway. I was a few miles south of the highway, so there wasn’t going to be much traffic.

Springbank Tower: “November Alpha Charlie, Springbank Tower, hello, cleared direct Bragg Creek, climb to 6500. Does that work for you or would you like to go higher?” That altitude was okay for me, so I politely informed him that 6500 will do just fine.

Checking my fuel selector, while climbing to 6500 feet
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Flying toward Bragg Creek
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We reached Bragg Creek in no time and flew a few “race-track” patterns around the area for some nice photo shots. Once we were ready to return to CYYC, I called Springbank Tower again with my intentions.

Bragg Creek Area
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Main plaza in Bragg Creek
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More Bragg Creek Area. Beautiful scenery
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Springbank Tower: “November Alpha Charlie proceed direct to Calaway Park; at your discretion descend to 5000 and follow the Banff Coach procedure. Are you familiar with it?”

Me: “Affirmative, November Alpha Charlie”

Flying toward Calgary
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Calaway Park is very close to Springbank Airport (South of the highway). I flew over the little amusement park, turned East-bound following the highway, until I reached the 2nd bridge which is that of “Banff Coach Road” and it crosses the Trans Canada Highway. At that point I heard on the radio:

Reaching Calaway Park and Trans Canada Highway
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Springbank Airport to our North
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Springbank Tower: “November Alpha Charlie, contact Calgary Terminal now on 119.40. Have a nice day” I repeated the clearance and thanked him. I find everyone in Calgary to be very polite. They are more than happy to accommodate you. Air Traffic Controllers should get tips for being courteous. ?

Me: “Calgary Terminal, hello again, November Alpha Charlie with you over Banff Coach at 5000”

Terminal: “November Alpha Charlie, hello, Calgary Terminal, squawk ident.” (I pressed the button on my transponder) … “November Alpha Charlie, radar identified, Calgary altimeter is (30.??) cleared right base runway 10, are you able to land runway 10 and hold short of runway 16 with (????) feet available?”

Me: “Affirmative, November Alpha Charlie”

Terminal: “November Alpha Charlie, you’re number two, following an RJ (?? Miles) at your one o’clock position ”

Me: “Number two & November Alpha Charlie has traffic” (looking at the AC Jazz CRJ)

Flying to join final for Runway 10. Country Hills below us
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Terminal: “November Alpha Charlie, follow him, contact tower now on 118.4”

Me: “Eighteen Four, November Alpha Charlie” (switched frequencies) “Calgary Tower, hello, November Alpha Charlie is with you for runway 10 with traffic”

Tower: “November Alpha Charlie, good afternoon, #2 following the RJ on short final, hold short will not be required, keep your speed up, descend at your discretion”.

I recognized the voice of the controller as he’s the only one with a strong (yet nice) Eastern European accent. I would like to meet him one day and buy him beer. He’s extra helpful and accommodating.

Following the RJ and trying to stay out of his wake turbulence I slowed down just enough to be able to lower flaps, and continued my approach. After the RJ landed and cleared off the runway, tower gave me clearance to land. “November Alpha Charlie, after landing exit right on Alpha, caution turbulence from landing RJ, wind (???) at (?), cleared to land runway 10. No delay please. You have traffic landing behind you.”

Approach to Runway 10
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I touched down and kept my speed up as I exited the active runway onto Alpha Taxiway. With the corner of my eye I saw an Air Canada Jazz Dash 8 on final for 10.

Tower: “November Alpha Charlie, thank you, contact ground now on 121.90”

Taxiing South on Alpha
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I switched to Ground Control and I was cleared to taxi South on Alpha, crossing runway 07 and following a Piaggio Avanti that was taxing to the Shell ramp. I was told to hold short of RWY 34’s threshold for departing traffic off RWY 16. As we taxied by the Shell ramp, there were a few RAF (I think) Tornados, which were parked there. I wonder how it would be like flying those, 200 feet off the ground… at 500+ kts. Pretty cool I bet. Any Tornado Pilots here?

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S.T.A.R.S. Helicopter (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society
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After getting permission from the Ground Controller (a lady with a nice English accent) to taxi across RWY 16, I taxied back to our ramp, shut-down the engine & secured the aircraft. Total time recorded on the HOBS: 1.1 hours

It was an enjoyable flight, with good weather and nice scenery. I try not to make too many “city tour” flights. I rather fly x-country, but sometimes I just can’t say no to my friends.

I hope you enjoyed my little trip report and feel free to ask me any questions. I hope I remember everything correctly, even though I’m sure it’s not word for word. I can’t recall the winds, speeds, distances or temperature (around 10 degrees Celsius) so I put questions marks instead of the info. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Cheers,

Vio
Calgary, Alberta

P.S. Fort those of you who haven’t read my previous reports, you can find them by clicking on the links provided below:

Pilot Report - "Bush Flying" 1 Of 2 (pics) (by Vio Jul 14 2006 in Trip Reports)

Pilot Report - "Bush Flying" 2 Of 2 (Lots Of Pics) (by Vio Sep 4 2006 in Trip Reports)


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23 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1523 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7228 times:

Hey Great Report and magnificent pics.

Quoting Vio (Thread starter):
Diamond Star DA40 (C-FNAC). (Picture taken earlier this summer by the fuel pump on our ramp.)

BTW Its nice that u have such talented fuel pumps that they can take pics also lol.
seriously You take great pics and its n ice to see things from a private pilots point of view. including your conversations with the controllers is neat also.
hope you can post a lot more reports like this



too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7196 times:

Canada looks like a beautiful country. I have never seen it for myself.

Sounds like a sucessful day of flying for you. I'm flying a C-172 from Oklahoma to Texas soon, if there is anything noteworthy I will have to make a report. You have inspired me.


User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6956 times:

Oldman55,

Thank you sir. I noticed I have a few spelling/grammar mistakes in there. I love doing trip reports, especially when it's from a pilot's prospective. I fly a lot (as a passenger), but I haven't had the desire to make any trip reports on that. I assure you that you'll see similar ones from me. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Futurecaptain,

Canada is indeed a beautiful country. You should visit it. Good luck on your trip report and I encourage you to complete a trip report. Keep all your info (ATIS, altitudes, etc) and write it down somewhere. Also, bring someone with you take photos. That's what I've done, because you want to concentrate on your flying (tough, not a lot happens on a x-country trip. You certainly have time to snap some shots).



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6724 times:

OMG you are making me home sick!!! (I can see my parent's house in one of your pictures!) So much better up there than here in Crappy, Georgia.

I learned to fly out of Springbank and I loved going out to the mountains to do sight seeing. It is amazing to see how much that airport has changed in the last ten years.

Thank you so much for the pictures, they are wonderful. Excellent trip report!



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6695 times:

Beautiful country. I have yet to make it up to Canada. But am currently working on it.

MCOflyer



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User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1882 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6688 times:
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Really nice report and good pictures! I went to Calgary in '01, and thought it was an amazing city.

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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6511 times:

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Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 4):
OMG you are making me home sick!!! (I can see my parent's house in one of your pictures!) So much better up there than here in Crappy, Georgia.

I learned to fly out of Springbank and I loved going out to the mountains to do sight seeing. It is amazing to see how much that airport has changed in the last ten years.

Thank you so much for the pictures, they are wonderful. Excellent trip report!

That's great. I love Calgary too. I've been here for almost 5 years. How did you like flying out of Springbank? As you have noticed, my school is based at YYC. I love "flying around" big jets, even though at first it was a little intimidating.

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One thing that I should mention:

If you recall, the Terminal controller asked me if I could hold short of Runway 16. I just noticed in one of the photos above (see landing photos), that a WestJet 737 was just rolling through the intersection at that point. Because he passed runway 10 by the time I was cleared to land, the Calgary Tower controller didn't require me to hold short anymore.  Smile

The things you notice afterward...



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6245 times:

Quoting Vio (Reply 7):
That's great. I love Calgary too. I've been here for almost 5 years. How did you like flying out of Springbank? As you have noticed, my school is based at YYC. I love "flying around" big jets, even though at first it was a little intimidating.

YBW is a great airport. It is small so you can take off and start your lesson in minutes so we could get more done in the same amount of time for less money than had I flown out of YYC. (it was a bad day if I had more than .3 hrs on the ground!) Some days the circuit pattern was full- that is my only complaint. Arrival was easy. While their VOR or aproaches were not for real IFR flying, people can still get their practice in with very few vectors compared to YYC.



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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6116 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 8):
YBW is a great airport. It is small so you can take off and start your lesson in minutes so we could get more done in the same amount of time for less money than had I flown out of YYC. (it was a bad day if I had more than .3 hrs on the ground!) Some days the circuit pattern was full- that is my only complaint. Arrival was easy. While their VOR or aproaches were not for real IFR flying, people can still get their practice in with very few vectors compared to YYC.

Ilikeyyc,

That's very true. YBW is a greaet airport to train at. That's where we do our circuit training. As you can imagine, we can't do circuits at YYC. Nobody will let us, besides, the bill would rack up quite fast at $20+ per landing. YYC isn't that bad as far as waiting goes, and if we do wait more than 0.2, we don't pay for it. I think the experience we get is worth the extra money.



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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 5932 times:

Great post Vio.
I looked at the other two threads you made and they are very nice as well. Out of all the choices, you chose to explore Northern Alberta. Interesting!
Those pictures are sure awesome from the view especialy that of the vast countryside.
When I started flying again around May I did a city tour as well and took pictures while buzzing over the city and cochrane/YBW.
I hope to get more chances to take picts from the air again.



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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5814 times:

Hey Bo,

Thanks buddy. I chose Norther Alberta, because I wanted to see how it's like flying "up North". There's a good chance I may end up there as well, so might as well see what I'm getting myself into.

If you want to come up one day for photo shots, give me a shout. I'll be more than happy to take you up.

Cheers,

Vio



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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5793 times:

Hey Vio,

I think maybe November sometime would be just awesome.
Already the light is fading away fast and I am busy this month but I could make plans to free up a weekend. Maybe first or second week of Nov.
Probably the same kind of flight you did for the YYC-Bragg Creek tour.



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User currently offline727200er From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5749 times:

Great report and pics. I forget sometimes how beautiful the Calgary area can be. I live in YVR (THE most beautiful city in the world  Smile ) but I lived in Calgary at one point as well.


"they who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only at night" - Edgar Allen Poe
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5683 times:

Thank you 727200er,

Hey, very cool that you've lived in Calgary? This city is changing by the day. I've only been here 4.5 years and my goodness has it changed...

Vancouver is deffinetely very beautiful. I've been there many many times, both with work, school and pleasure. Do you fly there?

Cheers,

Vio



Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
User currently offline727200er From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5643 times:

I should be starting my training soon. I have begun researching the schools, and thier equipment. I have a (not so) small problem, as I am 6'5" and 250+ lbs. I do not fit in some of the training a/c out there LOL.


"they who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only at night" - Edgar Allen Poe
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5622 times:

Vio, that was an in incredibly interesting trip report to read, very well written and the pictures really top it off, they are great  bigthumbsup 

It reminds me that I should be putting more money towards lessons and less on travelling, one day I'll be doing what you are doing, hopefully.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5522 times:

PlymSpotter,

Thank you sir. I've said it before. The reason I'm writing these reports is to bring a new type of story to everyone. We don't see enough General Aviation reports in this website. There are some amazing trip reports that fellow A.netters write and I thank them all for that.

What I'm trying to do, is inspire young people an show them that "yes, it is possible". A few years ago, I was the guy looking through the chain-linked fence at the airport saying "Wow, I wonder if I could ever do what they [pilots] do?". With hard work, sacrifices and discipline it can be achieved.

Good luck to you Dan.  Smile ... and remember, being a pilot will get you the opportunity to travel  Smile

Cheers,

Vio
(Calgary, Canada)



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5511 times:

Excellent report and pics.

What a diddy little plane Big grin



Lee



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User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5459 times:

Ah good old C-FNAC, I remember breaking her in when we first got her at CFTC. It sure had a lot more features than the demo model that diamond brought to the school about a year before that.

I actually got to do my 300nm x-country in that one with a fellow instructor and friend from the school. OE-KPN was the reg, and we took it down to Denver for the next school to demo. I remember it being such a change from flying the 172's that I did the majority of my training in.

Treat NAC right, I still fly her from time to time when I can save enough money up.


User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

Quoting C172Akula (Reply 19):
Ah good old C-FNAC, I remember breaking her in when we first got her at CFTC. It sure had a lot more features than the demo model that diamond brought to the school about a year before that.

I actually got to do my 300nm x-country in that one with a fellow instructor and friend from the school. OE-KPN was the reg, and we took it down to Denver for the next school to demo. I remember it being such a change from flying the 172's that I did the majority of my training in.

Treat NAC right, I still fly her from time to time when I can save enough money up.

Hey C172Akula,

That's great that you were able to fly all the way to Denver. If you ever wanna go up on a cross country with me, you're more than welcome. I'll be flying my butt off until the end of the year. I have to finish my CPL. Let me know... ludy-v@hotmail.com



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User currently offlineWannaFly From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

I can see my house in one of your Springbank pictures! Great Report!


WannaFly
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

Quoting WannaFly (Reply 21):
I can see my house in one of your Springbank pictures! Great Report!

Wow... you must have a nice house. It's not cheap living in Springbank nowadays.  Smile



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

Awsome report. Great pics there mate.

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