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Club Executive
President Fred Evoy
Secretary Randy Parcels
Treasurer Fred Evoy
Director at Large Paul Connor
Director/Aircraft Jim Hannibal
Director at Large Bruce Berry
Director at large Warren McCormick
Social Director Dana Koblentz
Director at Large Doc Perry
Social Director Matt St Arnaud
Vice President Simon Jones

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PQAC Scholarship award winner Jacob Callaghan with PQAC President Fred Evoy.

Posted by Randy Parcels

Featuring Bob Martens - Pilot Workshops.com

"Any flight control issues are VERY serious. Don't hesitate to declare an emergency with ATC. They can help you a lot!

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Ideally, they are discovered on the ground, which leads me to my first key point. Preflight all flight controls as if your life depends upon it!

Move all the flight controls through their complete travel looking for binding or other issues. Visually ensure that all are fully secured at their hinge point. Look for evidence of any rubbing or binding on adjacent surfaces.

When you perform your flight control check before take off, make sure you take them through their full range of travel and visually check proper response.

If you experience flight control difficulties inflight, you will need to accomplish a controllability check. Hopefully you are at an altitude that gives you some safe margins to operate! If able, climb to a safer altitude. You will need to determine just how much capability you have.

As a minimum, you need enough capability to safely put the aircraft on the ground. While ensuring safe margin over stall, slow the aircraft to see how it performs at landing speeds. You might have to carry more airspeed than normal for landing. Not a problem, hopefully you can find a longer runway if necessary. If turning is a problem, you'll need to set up for a straight in approach and landing. Find out what you have working for you and what you have lost. Once you know this, you can safely formulate a plan for getting the aircraft on the ground.

Find the longest runway in the area, choose an aim point safely down the runway, and control your descent and speed within the parameters you have determined that work."

 

 

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Many thanks go out to Matt St. Arnaud for making this happen!

Posted by Randy Parcels

There are several good reasons to join PQAC, but here is one that might be of particular interest.

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Posted by Fred Evoy on May 04, 2013

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Welcome to PQAC - Whether you’re a seasoned pilot, a rookie pilot or someone bitten by all things aviation, PQAC is the place to be in Oceanside.

We have members with varied interests and experience in aviation. All are friendly and enjoy the camaraderie of their common interest in airplanes and aviation.  Whether hanging out in the Member’s Lounge or flying off to enjoy the scenery of this fantastic Island in the Pacific, what better way to have fun.  PQAC offers it all!

 

We welcome visitors and members alike, with a friendly smile and always a kind word.  Drop by and introduce yourself to any of our members.  I’m sure you’ll be glad you did!

 

Check out our website for events happening at the Club.  To get further information, click on the “PQAC Membership” tab below or click on the “Contact Us” tab for an application for membership and send us an email!!

Posted by Randy Parcels

Please checkout the latest edition of the Canada Flight Supplement (CFS) for the most up-to-date information on Qualicum Beach Airport (CAT4).

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