The sky was clear and the air was smooth. Even with a very short notice 11 airplanes and 16 people arrived for lunch. The BCGA method of letting people know what is happening seems to be working very well.
There was wide variety of planes attending, Cessna 180's , 205, 336, 172, Grumman, Glastar, Pitts and an all wood homebuilt with a Rotek Radial engine. A short walk to the restaurant and we were all sitting down to an excellent lunch and the stories began to fly and great stories they were. One young fellow that came up with Peter was fresh out of Antarctica where he was flying Turbine DC3's. He is doing a one week type training locally then he is off to Yellowknife for the summer. People came from all over, Kamloops, Springhouse, Boundary Bay, Pitt Meadows and Langley and arrived at somewhat different times so our table was like a musical chair game with different people occupying the chairs at different times. While we were having lunch a helicopter arrived and shut down then two guys got out and went for a round of golf. Everyone seemed to arrive by different routes and they all said they would take different routes home as well. Joan and I went up Pitt Lake and between the Glaciers on the way there and came home via Harrison Lake. It was a great day to have lunch with friends.