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

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Stories
Posted by Randy Parcels

INTRODUCTION
Birds have been a potential hazard to aircraft since the beginning of air travel. Despite their 
relatively small size, birds can cause considerable damage to aircraft when the two collide, 
mainly due to the high speed of the aircraft. Resulting damage most commonly involves 
turbofan engines, but may include bent or broken rotor blades, blocked engine air intake 
screens, distorted or smashed windshields, and dented, torn or perforated tail structures.
Worldwide, bird strikes have been responsible for the destruction of civil, general and 
military aircraft as well as numerous human casualties. In order to reduce the numbers of 
such occurrences, it is important to be aware of the possibility and seriousness of bird strikes. 
The intent of this brochure is to help pilots decrease the chance of a bird strike incident, as 
well as to minimize the consequences of a bird strike if one does occur.

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Posted by Randy Parcels

 

 

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

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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Posted by Randy Parcels

Mike Busch, the Savvy Aviator http://www.savvyaviator.com/

Many years ago, I was training for my multiengine flight-instructor rating. I had been flying my Cessna 310 from the right seat, and the instructor prepping me for my checkride was in the left seat. I'd just completed a series of right-seat touch-and-go landings, and we were about to make a full-stop landing to break for lunch when my instructor asked me if he could have that landing. "Sure," I said, "your airplane!"

The landing looked as if it would be perfect, but as the mains touched the runway something felt wrong. The long nose of the airplane twitched slightly to the right. It felt to me almost as if the right brake had been applied at touchdown. The instructor nudged the airplane left to bring it back on centerline, then gave me a quizzical look: "What happened there, Mike? Were your feet on the brakes when we touched down?"

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