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Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:15 PM
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"Freeze yer buns off" Fly-in, Burnaby,B.C.


About 20 pilots showed up between noon and 4:00PM today for our Burnaby Lake "Hoods Up" Flyers 1st annual New Year's "Freeze yer buns off" fly-in. The most popular plane of the day was the Gym-E, with 3 present, and in the air at the same time on several occasions!

Weather was calm, and cold for this region, at +4C, with about 6" of crusty snow on the field. The crust made wheeled rog's possible for the light parkfliers, and several of us used floats to good advantage, as well as 1 flying boat doing r.o.snow.

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Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:17 PM
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Gym-E pilots:
Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:18 PM
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Gym-E x 3:
Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:19 PM
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Helen's 1st take-off, with Anton's Porter; she was delighted with her success
Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:23 PM
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Lyle's Logo 10, which did not survive the day, sadly. A crash from inverted at 30' did major damage near the end of the day, but I didn't get a carnage shot
Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:26 PM
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My Beaver on floats - tore a leg tab off one float and shattered the prop on the landing of the 4th flight, but slide 'n goes were great fun on the icy runway
Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:27 PM
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My Falcon twin flew well, and slid a loooooong way on landings:
Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:29 PM
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Roy's GP clipped wing Cub was a rocket on Astro FAI 15 power!
Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:31 PM
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flyinJack, the club treasurer, with his Gym-E:
Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:34 PM
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And a prototype Avro Arrow, from blue foam, with twin pushers turning 3x2 props; Jedelsky wing. It flew very well.
Old Jan 01, 2004, 10:35 PM
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Arrow, closer in:
Old Jan 02, 2004, 01:21 AM
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Great pics Brad, thanks for sharing.
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Old Jan 03, 2004, 01:15 PM
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Lookin good Brad..... Out here in the boonies we have 30 to 35 mph winds out of the North, and white out conditions today
Temp is in the minus range enough to freeze the barn water well, which has a heater, but a power out last night shut it down for just long enough to freeze it.....Same type conditions on New Years Day kinda spoiled the polar bear fly in here, except for two of us who braved the elements for about an hour.
Old Jan 03, 2004, 03:46 PM
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Hi Brad:

Thanks for posting the fine pics of the FYBO Fly-in. It was great fun!

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Old Jan 03, 2004, 08:15 PM
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Great shots, Brad! Got any more?

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