Echoes from Far ValleySpring 2018
Very little outdoor flying at Far Valley in the
Canadian Winter, snow stops you reaching the field for one thing.......
April 21st - Mandy
inspects the snow covered laneway to the field.
View of the field looking
Over the past week,
we have had daytime temperatures of +15C and the snow is now almost gone! Here
is a photo of the field this morning, April 28th. Flight operations will soon
Aerial view of the field
looking West. That's me with the Tx, whilst Mandy inspects the runway for FOD
(foreign object debris)
My "Barnstormer" made it's
first flight of the season from the soggy field. Electric power with ailerons,
flaps, and payload release.
Harrier (aka Marsh Hawk).
Very common here. These birds are masters at soaring in even the smallest and
weakest thermals and avoid expending energy whenever possible. This is a male -
either looking for lunch or love. It's that time of year!
Sandhill cranes are also
frequently seen (and heard) throughout the summer here at Far Valley. Often fly
in pairs or small groups of 6 - 10 birds.
Looking a little greener
now - May 11
A "busy" session on
Saturday morning May 12. We had 4 RC airplanes airborne at one
Earl launches his
lovely micro RC "Pietenpol Aircamper" expertly built from the Stevens Aero
In the CL circle,
Earl flew for the first time in 40 yrs (!) but was soon doing loops and
inverted flight with the electric foamboard "Ukie B.
Spring is here now though and a sure sign is a Far Valley Elf.
Click to see it in action.
Christian Moes Far Valley MFC St. Joseph
Island Ontario, Canada