January 2022


To All Members of the Nanaimo Flying Club:

I believe we all realize that holding monthly Club general meetings during this seemingly endless progression of COVID19 viruses, together with the related Public Health restrictions, is not in our best interest. This is unfortunate. Meetings will be reinstated as soon as conditions permit. In the meantime, we will keep you updated on Club activities electronically, using this medium and our website (https://nanaimoflyingclub.org).

Before going further, I would like to thank last year’s executive for all their good work on our behalf. A special thanks to former president Ben Werbski, who was thrust into the deep end of the executive with little warning.

We are fortunate to have an excellent cohort of dedicated executive members serving this year. Many are continuing on from previous years and I thank them for their ongoing service.

Your executive is accessible. Any of these folks can be reached by visiting https://nanaimoflyingclub.org/contact

The executive has developed a list of projects for completion this year. The first is a major cleanup of our Clubhouse West Hangar. It has accumulated a large amount of orphaned matter, including paint, oil, unloved parts and lockers. If you have any valued ‘junque’ fermenting in the ‘VBA Hangar’, it has reached maturity. Please remove it promptly. This also applies to wealth hidden within secured lockers. We will put out one additional email warning before the Grim Reaper strikes (near the Ides / end of January). If you are affected, please don’t procrastinate. One might regret.

We will be seeking volunteers to help with this cleanup. If you would enjoy a few hours of congenial house-keeping, please drop a note to Keith at: parking@nanaimoflyingclub.org. It is said that cleanliness is its own reward but don’t be surprised if it is garnished with a hamburger.

Members in good standing wishing a website password to access the Members Only information should contact: webmaster@nanaimoflyingclub.org

Thanks to judicious purchasing by our Fuel Director, we have approximately 13,000 litres of fuel on hand. The current price for Members is $1.96 per litre. With the promise of better weather ahead, come and use some. If the Mogas prices are indicative, the 100LL is unlikely to decrease significantly over the near term.

Finally, a commercial moment:
Members are reminded that January is membership renewal month.
We have kept the dues & parking prices the same as last year. You can renew either/both items by:

 Mailing a cheque to: ‘Treasurer NFC, PO Box 23 Cassidy BC V0R 1H0’;

 Dropping a cheque into the mailbox inside the Clubhouse (next to the fuel terminal);

 Paying by PayPal on our website: https://nanaimoflyingclub.org/nfcbiz

Fees (per year) are:

 Membership $154

 Tie-down $710

 Tie-down with hydro access $781

Please note:
 Fees paid through PayPal are increased by the amount of the service charges.
 Our membership year follows the calendar (Jan01-Dec31).
 Pro rata fees are applicable to new members joining after January 31.
 If you have already renewed, please accept our thanks!

Pop-up Quiz

1. With respect to your ‘whiskey compass’, what is the difference between ‘variation’ and ‘deviation’?

2. You are leaving YCD bound for YYJ and wish to fly above 2500 ft. Whom do you call, and when?

3. You tune in YVR VOR and the OBS needle centers on 085 ‘TO’.  What radial are you on from YVR?

(Answers in the February Newsletter.)


Smooth Skies and a Happy 2022, 

David P-W

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