What is your occupation?
Mechanical Engineer / Industrial Designer /
What is your home airport?
What year did you start flying?
Sometime after 1971… I was too small to remember it. Started my license in 1996.
Where did you learn to fly?
Unofficially, Delta Airpark. Officially, Boundary Bay Airport.
Why did you start flying?
My father was a pilot, and I grew up hanging around Delta Airpark where there were always lots of interesting airplanes and flyouts to interesting places. I always liked being able to just get in and go somewhere new with a wide variety of airplanes and people.
What airplane did you learn to fly in?
Unofficially, Fleet Canuck, Piper J-5 Cub, Jodel, Emeraude. Officially, Cessna 150.
What airplane do you fly now?
Vans RV-6 (own), Cessna 150 (father’s), and Rutan Vari-Eze (borrowed)
What is your favorite kind of flying or place to fly to?
Formation and Aerobatics are my favorites, Formation for keeping my hand-eye-foot coordination sharp, and Aerobatics for learning (and using) more of the performance envelope of my aircraft. Most recently i’m enjoying the challenge of flying a new airplane type (Rutan Vari-Eze) and thinking it might be fun to add other more diverse airplane types to my experience list.
What is your favorite feature on the BCGA website?
The Airstrip Map, and as a related item, the Private Airstrip Access Program.
In a few words describe what the BCGA is to you:
A flying club without the overhead of a normal flying club.
What other aviation organizations / clubs are you affiliated with?
Recreational Aircraft Association (National and Chapter 85, Delta)
Canadian Owners and Pilot’s Association (National and Flights 6 (Victoria) and 175 (Langley)
General Aviation Safety Committee, Volunteer Reporting Working Group
Do you have a business or work at a business that you would like other members to know about (Provide Name & Link):
www.100LL.ca – Aviation Fuel Prices in Canada
What is your favorite quote?
“You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3…”
Cycling, Swimming, Juggling, Web Design