It’s nice to be flying again. I’m also quite happy that my new base airport is Campbell River or as it’s known in pilot speak “CYBL”.
The area is stunning and the island goes on forever. Across the Salish Sea are a wall of snow-capped mountains that leave little room to penetrate under 8,000 feet.
Campbell Lake is spectacular as well and I hope to get there sometime soon.
The only thing that was negative was having a viewpoint that sees the vast clearcuts of what once was forest. Now just snowpack, spring will melt it off and wash the soil along with it. I wish there was a better way to log but it seems this is one sight that hasn’t changed since I started flying aircraft. Hope one day it will change.
Gotta love the past. Some accomplishments fade, some stay with you forever. When I was 16 I was awarded a flying scholarship. Since then I’ve flown. On a few occasions I drifted away from it. That’s just happened to me over the past few years. But now…
I’m back in the air! Oh and how I’ve missed it. It’s a positive part of my life and it’s always inspired me to be my best, and to trust my skills and decisions. Planning and making it happen. Life is an open flight plan!
Archives are great. Being a pilot myself, I have found something of interest to aviators and aviation buffs.
Here is a scan of Billy Bishop’s attestation document for the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in WWI… Before he was to be known as the flying ace “Billy”…