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Barneydhc82

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  1. This thread has exceeded it's Best Before Life. How do I cancel it from my daily garbage????? Barney
  2. Built this one years ago when I could still see what I was doing Barney
  3. Photobucket has changed their terms of usage and we can no longer use PB for 3rd party hosting. So the big question...how do you hold an on-line GB if you can't post photos? Barney
  4. One of my favorite Canadian aircraft..a delight to fly. This is the 1:48 scale kit with lots of modifications.
  5. Hi Brad! How is the old Anchor-Clanker doing? Barney
  6. IfI recall; Oct 1956, the first DeH built Cs2F rolled out the doors at Downsview and I was there! Barney
  7. More Canadian planes: Built for Imperial Esso (on floats), this beauty has been finished by a friend at Langley, BC and is currently airworthy. The kit is by Roden in 1:48 scale and carries my grandfather's initials in the registration. Barney
  8. Let me give you all some incentive: CDN designed and built and flown by an old Canadian. My first lesson was 02 July 1952 and soloed 6 days later.My last 2 student s on the same type in 2003. If I could see what I was doing and hold onto the wee bits, I'd scratch-build another truly Canadian aircraft . Go to it guys. The Canuck is scratch-built in 1:32 scale right down to the Sensenich carved prop Barney
  9. I've built two models from scratch using a number of techniques,none of which were too complicated.. it just takes a bit of planning. Check out my website http://www.barneysairforce.com and go to models Fleet Canuck and Grumman Alleycat construction articles. Barney
  10. Hawk10: Wrong! I have operated out of a large metro area for 30 years , instructing part time and full time at a couple of schools as well as my really full time job as a tower controller at what was 2 of the busiest GAonly airports in Canada. Over the period in 1992 , at our busiest time numbers of schools flourished, aircraft movements were 250,000 to 300,000 per year and within 50 mile radius there are still 4 GA airports with hundreds of aircraft...that just sit either outside growing moss or inside a whole lot of hangars. There are plenty of shops for maintenance and more than enough wrench-benders to go around, But the old guys like myself at 81 are dying out and NOT being replaced by the younger digital crowd who grow hair on there thumbs from playing with their toys And when most of the FTUs are owned by Off-Shore money and will not even give you the time of day...well who would spend or even think of spending money on something like flying? Happy New Year Guys Barney
  11. Digital stuff is fine but just look what happened at SFO with the 777 and Air france 447 over the south Atlantic....no piloting skills what so ever and look at the results! If you don't know how to fly when the digimites go to sleep, just kiss your butt goodbye Barney
  12. The Devil made me do it! Barney
  13. I'm now forced to retire from just about everything Aviation due to health, but I spent 65 years flying over 100 different types from basic gliders, SGU-19 to CF-104D...dual of course., and all the while getting kicks out of my primary job of ATC. I;ve been a flight instructor for nearly 40 years and my last two students are both very successful commercial pilots but I do not see very many young Canadians wanting to step up to the plate and spend the time learning the basics of good "stick-and-rudder" skills. Most of the flying schools in the Fraser Valley are now owned by off shore interests and if you do not speak there language..stay away~you have poorly trained "other-nationals" turning out more of the same! The costs alone can cripple a person...more than $12,000.00 for a private pilot licence. Who can afford it. Hey Scooby long time no talk! Traffic for Boundary Bay 234000 take-offs and landings,,,Pitt Meadows, 279,000 of the same but since the invasion from the left side of the Pacific those numbers are down drastically I worked both places during the good times Happy New Year Guys Barney.
  14. Try Big Jon at : modeldecaldepot.ca . He does excellent work. (Located Richmond, BC) Barney
  15. Lets see how many this old fart rates Barney
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