Donna and Harold did the first start, checked oil pressure, brakes, parking brakes and lights. To take C-FLUGs parking brake off, pilot has to put pressure on the brakes and then release the parking brake control. Idle runs at 700 rpm, manual states 500 rpm so Jim Aitken AME will take a look at that - no oil leaks.
Joel and Betty-Ann did the 2nd start, let C-FLUG warm up until oil temperature registered and then ran it up to 1600 rpm: mags dropped 100 rpm, within owner manual specs! Slow throttle movements.
Bowen and Donna did the 3rd start, double checked all the controls, brakes and lights- Bo found that the head light switch has two stops, pull the control out 1/2 way and one head light comes on, pull it out the full way and both headlights come on. All systems work really well.
C-FLUG's Christmas Shopping List Sept 29, 2013, includes (sung to "The Twelfth Day of Christmas...":
4. 4 plastic buttons for flap holes
5. 5 strips of fabric for new back seat upholstery
6.760 channel radio
7. a new wind shield and a partial paint job
COPAs Magnes insurance policy is expected to be ready by Wednesday.
Pilots interested in flying C-FLUG need to complete the following commitments:
1. Become members of RAA Local ($25/year), RAA National ($56/year), SFC Social Member ($50/year), 99s Local (free), 99s National ($67/yr). = $198/year.
2. Submit flight experience information to <email@example.com> for C-FLUGs insurance.
3. Once membership in these organizations is confirmed and insurance is in place, Submit C-FLUG application form to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the following two cheques made out to the RAA-Winnipeg Area Chapter:
i) One cheque for $200 to show commitment to fly minimum of 10 hours at $20/hr.
ii) One cheque for the price of insurance divided by number of C-FLUG pilots (estimate about $200)
5. Start booking flights using C-FLUGs online booking system...Happy Flying!
Note: Pilots must be current on a C152/C150 before getting checked out on C-FLUG.