Bits and Pieces
Joint Flyout Planned For EAA Chapters' 63, 154, 1410
With the rebirth of EAA Winnipeg (Lyncrest) Chapter 63, its members were eager to begin flying activities under their new banner. So Greg MacGillivray of chapters 63 (Lyncrest) and 1410 (High River) got together with his Winnipeg and Regina (Chapter 154) friends to plan a suitable kick-off to the 2009 flying season: A joint chapter event midway between Winnipeg and Calgary. Following a flurry of e-mails between Jack Niema of Lyncrest, Perry Casson of Regina, and Greg, plans came together quickly. Regina was the approximate midway point, and Vic Zubot’s private strip at Disley, Saskatchewan, came up.
Finding a suitable date: They decided on June 6-7, partly since June 7 is traditionally a scheduled fly-in breakfast for EAA Chapter 154, normally attracting 20 to 30 aircraft and 100 to 150 people.
So here is the plan: Chapter members will fly in from Lyncrest and High River, and all who have extra passenger room are encouraged to take someone along from their chapter. Meet for a barbecue on Saturday evening, June 6, with under-wing camping. (Those preferring to ‘motel’ it, transportation will be available, but at a cost!) Those “timid” folks will also be required to write a 100-word essay on “Why I Can’t Camp Out at Disley” to be read at the next morning’s breakfast. “I’m going to Disley land” t-shirts are reportedly being made as you read this.
Sunday getaway: We’ll wake up to a Sunday morning breakfast, and those of us with 100 mph (and less) aircraft will begin to pull the tie-downs and head for home. Those with the 150 mph (and over) aircraft will be encouraged to do at this time as well, since their earlier arrival at home will allow time to prepare welcome back food and drinks for those of us who will be along about two hours later.
What a terrific way to introduce a new/old Canadian EAA chapter, meet with members of other EAA Chapters, start the fly-in, fly-out season, and just generally live the life that our great country and our aviation world offers.
Disley is 315 NM from Lyncrest (Winnipeg), 335 NM from High River, and about 20 NM NW of Regina. There is lots of room for parking, tie-downs, and camping.
The strip is ½ mile east of Disley (50 38’ 14” N, 105 02’ 07” W)
50’ x 2170 Turf
Elevation: 1850’ ASL
Fly safe, and we’ll see you there! - Jack Dueck