From my pre- wordpress days, before I had this personal blog, I had made a webpage documenting the building of my Expedition E350 airplane. So if you are looking for a lot more pictures of the inside of the plane, and its characteristics, and some of my early flights with it, visit that page.
During Christmas break 2011, I made two different flights from Camrose Alberta, up to Fort McMurray, and from there, north for 50 miles to see the oil sands, or formerly called the tar sands facilities, of Syncrude, Suncor and others. It was a wonderful trip, taking about 6 hours in total, including lunch & refueling in Ft McMurray airport.
Here is a video and pictures of my first landing onto the private grass airstrip on Hudson Island.
Imagine yourself in my shoes… doing a first time landing on a place like this.
Yea! I recently bought Lot #2 and subsequently Lot #3 on Hudson Island. (GPS at N 48.968, E -123.679 ). It’s in the Gulf Islands, north of Salt Spring Island, near Thetis Island, near Chemanius and Nanaimo BC.
Here’s a post in the “Unrelated” category. Today we got up early, drove to Camrose, Alberta by sunrise, got loaded and in the air by 9am, and flew to Kamloops BC, where we refueled the plane to full tanks, and had lunch with some relatives. We invited them flying, and took off in the early afternoon, flew to Sechelt, BC and stretched our legs, then flew up Sechelt inlet to look at oceanfront properties for sale, then flew back to Kamloops. [Read more…]
Another unrelated post. Here’s a video of the same kind of airplane that I have, an Expedition E350. It doesn’t stall or spin very well.
(That’s a good thing, meaning its a wing that self-corrects if the pilot screws up and stalls or spins the plane.) To see the HD quality, when you get to youTube, change it from 360p to 1080p, and then choose Pop-Out or Full-Screen to view it.
Here’s a video of its short takeoff distance and landings.
Here’s a video, showing my airplane, an Expedition E350, being maneuvered back into its hangar, using a cool product, a Trace Towbot. (The link is a video is in quicktime .mov format.)