Our latest News....
July 8th, 2021
Due to COVID 19 restrictions and concerns about the Delta variant EAA Chapter 63 Eagle Coordinator has made a decision to move the Flying Start event date from 12 July 2021 to 13 Sept 2021. The provincial restrictions in place still limit gatherings to 5 persons indoors. This will give enough time for everyone who participates to be fully vaccinated and by then most restrictions should be less restrictive. We want to ensure a safe environment for everyone who attends and all volunteers.
Young Eagles event scheduled for 10 July 2021 will be moved to a tentative date of 25 Sept 2021, with a rain date of 26 Sept 2021. All provincial COVID guidelines will be followed.
June 28th, 2021
It's the middle of 2021 and the COVID restrictions that forced so many to put things on hold, are slowly being lifted. EAA Chapter 63 was no exception, as it has had to put the majority if not all of their scheduled events such as Eagle Flights and Young Eagle events on hold.
Despite these challenges, work on Chapter 63's "Piel Emerald project" has never stopped progressing. Most recently, James has been working on reconstructing the Instrument Panel.
June 20th, 2021
A Pilots' Life, worth Two Hundred & Fifty Dollars
by Jared Churisnoff
A few years back, I stumbled on a fellow aviator who occasionally creates youtube videos sharing his adventures as they unfold in Northern Saskatchewan. In watching videos about his adventures, it doesn't take long to realize that Jared is not your average adventurer. As a young boy, Jared was home-schooled by his father while they ran a remote Fishing and hunting Lodge, up in Northern Saskatchewan. For many years, he had his own trap line and has come face-to-face with bears and even a wolverine. He has experience in running a audio/video studio for radio and television and is now a Information Technology Support Specialist delivering IT support to Northern Saskatchewan clients via aircraft.
One day, while Jared and I were chatting, I shared that I am quite fascinated by Tri-Pacers and Pacers, which co-incidentally, he owns one of each, but that's when he humbly decided to share a personal story with me. The story left me speechless and so I asked Jared if I could share the story.
Click "Read More" below to read the unedited story as told by Jared.
June 19th, 2021
by James Slade
For some, the idea of flying a wooden aircraft may sound silly, it may sound like a throwback to the days of going to school on horseback or living without Facebook, but for many aviators, it's a love of authenticity, beautiful workmanship, craftsmanship and real aircraft building. Last Thursday, James Slade shared his knowledge of wooden aircraft and their many surprising benefits. Below is a link to the slides that James presented.
March 22, 2021
It's flight time....
For some of us, the flying season never stops but for others, it's time to open the hangar doors and to get the aircraft ready for another great flying season. In preparation for your next flight, what are the tools that you will likely use to prepare for, and/or during your next flying adventure? Click on the following link to complete the survey to help us gather insight into the tools that we, as pilots, use to prepare for and during our flying adventures.
March 3, 2021
EAA Chapter 63 has been approved for a 2021 Ray Aviation Scholarship!
Due to our chapter’s dedication to EAA, youth engagement, and the wonderful application submitted, EAA and the Ray Aviation Scholarship Review Committee have accepted to support EAA Chapter 63 for 2021.
For more information, please contact Raquel Lincoln at the following email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
February 15th, 2021
Never enough ideas for new projects...
At our Chapter meeting last month, our Media Relations Director, "Ben Hoeppner" proposed a new project. Not being familiar with this little gem of an aircraft, I checked out Wikipedia, to see what it had to say.
[COPIED FROM WIKIPEDIA:]
The Bede BD-5 Micro is a series of small, single-seat homebuilt aircraft created in the late 1960s by US aircraft designer Jim Bede and introduced to the market primarily in kit form by the now-defunct Bede Aircraft Corporation in the early 1970s.
The BD-5 has a small, streamlined fuselage holding its semi-reclined pilot under a large canopy, with the engine installed in a compartment in the middle of the fuselage, and a propeller-driving engine - or jet engine in the BD-5J variant - mounted immediately to the rear of the cockpit. The combination of fighter-like looks and relatively low cost led to the BD-5 selling over 5,000 kits or plans, with approximately 12,000 orders being taken for a proposed factory-built, FAA-certified version. However, few of the kit versions were actually completed due to the company's bankruptcy in the mid-1970s, and none of the factory built "D" models were produced, as a result of the failure to find a reliable engine for the design.
In total, only a few hundred BD-5 kits were completed, although many of these are still airworthy today. The BD-5J version holds the record for the world's smallest jet aircraft, weighing only 358.8 lb (162.7 kg)
February is off to a cold start, inquiring minds may want to know ...
Video created by Rick Hiebert.
Bearhawk Patrol piloted by owner Curtis Penner. Due to the Covid19 restrictions limiting travel, Curtis and Rick decided they'd celebrate Manitoba's 150th Anniversary by staying local and Fly Manitoba, recording what they saw from the air. We agree that it turned out to be an awesome adventure and we’re glad they’ve granted permission for us to share it.
If you enjoy, please consider Subscribing to Rick’s YouTube Channel.
Additionally, “Ken Pierce of the Manitoba Flying Farmers invited others to join him in updating the 1978 map showing 242 private airstrips in the province at that time. This “Manitoba 150” project in celebration of our province's founding was the catalyst that kicked off this amazing challenging flying experience that eventually resulted in us locating, documenting, and landing on 217 private airstrips. This video shows some of the marvellous beauty that we encountered during this MB150 project”
If you haven't had the pleasure of reading the article, please re-visit the November issue of the COPA Flight magazine, the January/February issue of Canadian Aviator, and Air Facts also published the article on Dec 1. Clicking the following link "AIR FACTS JOURNAL" will show you the article.
It's time to renew your membership for the upcoming 2021 fiscal year!
As you are aware, 2020 was a very unusual year for all social activities and this especially affected all Chapter events and meetings. With the advent of new COVID-19 vaccines, it is our hope that all of these aviation related programs and activities will return to normal operation again by this summer.
In the meantime, please consider your ongoing support of our many activities with a $20 Chapter 63 membership renewal. The official renewal date is January 1st. If you have renewed, thank you very much for your ongoing support.
For more information on how to submit your payment, please go to this Chapter 63 web page: https://chapters.eaa.org/eaa63/join---renew-membership
Your membership renewal allows our Chapter to continue support of many aviation related activities such as the Young Eagles Program,Young Eagles Workshop, IMC/VMC Club and more.
These details will be explained and discussed at our first virtual General Meeting of 2021 which will take place via Zoom on Thursday, January 21st at 7:30 PM.Watch for an email to be sent a few days before the meeting date with the Zoom connection details.
In an effort to better serve your Chapter needs, we've added a few more questions to the renewal forms. The information you provide about yourself as a Chapter member will give us data that will allow your Executive to better respond to your aviation needs and interests as we move forward.
Membership payments can best be made to Raquel Lincoln, EAA 63 Chapter Treasurer via E-Tranfer (preferred). Cheques can also be mailed to the address shown
To arrange payments or to review your membership status, please contact Raquel directly via email : email@example.com or you may contact Raquel by mail at
51 Bluemeadow Road,
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 0J5
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
Sincerely and stay safe in these challenging times,
President, EAA Chapter 63
** NOTE: If you no longer wish to be contacted by EAA Chapter 63 and want your name removed from this distribution list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 10, 2020
For twelve long months Harold Kroeker has patiently waited for his RANS S21 OUTBOUND project to arrive. Today was that day, the day that the aircraft would finally takes it's place inside Harold's beautifully finished hangar, located at the Lyncrest Airport - CJL5.
At 9:00AM, Norman Fillion rolled into Lyncrest Airport with his truck and trailer to find Harold eagerly waiting outside his hangar. They didn't have to say much, as they both knew what the mission was: pickup Harold's plane.
Together they made their way over to Running Reds' warehouse on Regent and it didn't take long for the aircraft to be loaded onto the trailer. It went so well, one would think that it had been rehearsed! With the prized cargo securely tied down, they made their way back to Harold's hangar. Upon arrival they were quickly joined by Don Hatch and Dale Chevalier, a couple Harold's friends. Harold went to get the tractor and had no problems unloading the two crates into his hangar.
In true Harold style, the two crates were put on casters, making it easy to move the crates around. There was no time wasted; with cordless drill in hand, Harold quickly got to work removing the screws holding the panel on the first crate, then the second uncovering the prized cargo - boxes upon boxes of pieces and parts, neatly wrapped and waiting to be uncovered! Harold was in heaven, happier than a kid on Christmas morning!
There is no doubt in anyone's mind that Harold will be very busy and is likely going to spend many late nights in his hangar.
Harold, it was a great day just to witness your joy as you received your long awaited project. You will certainly be getting many visitors eager to see your progress.
September 05, 2020
IT'S HERE !!
Our "Piel Emeraude" project has arrived. Please see the Chapter 63 Projects page to see more details about this project.
Stay tuned ...
June 25, 2020
One of our own, Sayge Tremblay is finding success !! (NB: Article copied from page 18, COPA Flight, July 2020 issue )
June 11, 2020
The following Information was recently forwarded to us, to distribute to our members ....
Transport Canada has proposed new rules for operations of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, RPAS, a.k.a. drones or Unmanned Aerial Systems, UAS. Transport Canada wants to greatly expand the current Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) regulations for RPAS operations. Transport Canada's objective is to enable routine 'lower-risk' Beyond Visual Line-Of-Sight (BVLOS) for Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) and expanded Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS) operations in Canada without Transport Canada having to issue Special Flight Operations Certificates (SFOCs).
The full text can be downloaded from https://www.unmannedsystems.ca/npa-for-simplified-npa-issued-by-transport-canada/
Transport Canada is looking for 'feedback and insight from industry on the proposed performance-and risk-based approach.’
It is important that you comment! Transport needs to hear from all of us who operate in what Transport calls ‘isolated areas.’
EAA’s policy on safety in regards to RPAS is, and has always been:
-the importance of putting the burden of sense and avoid on the UAS operator
-no new equipage requirements or limitations on airspace access for manned aircraft are acceptable
-safety of manned aircraft must be the top priority.
Please share with your Chapter members and encourage them to provide feedback to Transport Canada. The deadline for comments is June 22. Comments are to be e-mailed to TC.RPASRegulations-ReglementsSATP.TC@tc.gc.ca
Your EAA Canadian Council will be providing an official response to Transport Canada.
Jeff Seaborn, EAA #793688, IAC #438260
Chair, EAA Canadian Council
EAA-The Spirit of Aviation
See you at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh—July 26-Aug 1, 2021
May 1st, 2020
Hello EAA Chapter 63 member,
As you are well aware the current COVID-19 situation is causing great disruptions to every possible activity. Unfortunately, Chapter 63 activities are no exception. Your Executive was planning the first general meeting of the 2020 year in April. This has now been put off until a later date. The IMC/VMC Club meetings are also on hold until further notice. As well, we had a Young Eagles Rally planned for May 9th and a "Flying Start" evening planned for later in May. All of these events are on hold until we have a better understanding of the impact of the COVID-19 situation in our area. The challenges we are all feeling will eventually pass, but we all have to be patient.
In the meantime I respectfully ask that you review your membership status with Chapter 63. The official renewal date is January 1st. If you have renewed, thank you very much for your ongoing support.
If you have not, it's never too late to do so. I will be sending out a separate email to those who have NOT renewed very shortly. If you do not receive that second email, you can assume your membership is up to date.
If you are not already a member of EAA 63 we hope that you can join our organization, support our efforts, and benefit from the results. As a sustaining member, your $20 annual membership will go a long way to support the costs that Chapter 63 incurs to maintain an EAA Chapter and the ongoing support for the all of these activities.
In an effort to better serve your Chapter needs, please click on the following link: Join | Renew Membership
The information you provide about yourself as a Chapter member will give us data that will allow your Executive to better respond to your aviation needs and interests as we move forward.
Membership payments can be made to Raquel Lincoln, EAA 63 Chapter Treasurer, via cheque, cash, or E-Payment. To arrange payments or review your membership status, please contact Raquel directly via:
Email: email@example.com -or-
Telephone: 204-345-3750 -or-
Canada Post: 51 Bluemeadow Road, Winnipeg, Mb. R3Y 0J5
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
The Executive and general membership of Chapter 63 look forward to another exciting year of aviation related activities that everyone can participate in once the COVID-19 situation subsides.
Sincerely and stay safe in these challenging times,
President, EAA Chapter 63
April 1, 2020
Young Eagles Flights - Lyncrest Airport. Flights are for youth ages 8 to 17 only. For more info about Young Eagles Flights visit https://www.eaa.org/eaa/youth/free-ye-flights. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a flight. Due to Covid-19 we have postponed this event. We will provide an updated date once it is safe to do so.
Sept 12th, 2020
Young Eagles Flights - at Lyncrest Airport, Rain date Sep 13, 2020. Flights are for youth ages 8 to 17 only. For more info about Young Eagles Flights visit https://www.eaa.org/eaa/youth/free-ye-flights. Contact email@example.com to schedule a flight.