Canards West
June 2, 3 & 4

Canards West
June 2, 3 & 4

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Event Schedule

Friday Afternoon (June 2, 2017)
  • 3:00 P.M. Participants begin arriving
  • 5:00 P.M. Meet in airport terminal parking lot
  • 5:15 P.M. Walk to town for a no-host dinner

Saturday Morning (June 3, 2017)
  • Wandering around the planes & talking to Canard enthusiasts

Saturday Afternoon (June 3, 2017)
  • 1:00 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Radio Upgrades and the ADS-B goal"
      by Chris Randall
  • 2:30 P.M. Presentation:
    • "Mountain Flying"
      by Tony Borreson
  • 4:00 P.M. Presentation:
    • Around the World Prep
      by Marc Zeitlin

Saturday Evening (June 3, 2017)


Sunday Morning (June 4, 2017)
  • Morning: Wandering around the planes and talking to Canard enthusiasts

  • 9:00 A.M. Meet at club house to help clean up (Please help out.)

  • Noon: End of this year's Canards West

Program Description

"Radio Upgrades and the ADS-B goal"

By Chris Randall

Clues and advice on upgrading and working towards the ADS-B configuration. Starting January 1, 2020 ADS-B Out will be required to fly in most controlled airspace. Chris Randall [KWHP] specializes in canard type aircraft radio installations. He will be on the ramp in his own Long EZ and will be available for questions.

"Mountain Flying"

By Tony Borreson

OK .. You got here somehow but maybe it would be easier to go direct over these Sierra slopes. Mountain flying, even more so than flight in the flatlands, is very unforgiving of poor training and planning. FAA spokesman Tony Borreson will present the recommended methods of safely flying in beautiful terrain. FAAST ‘Wings’ Credit

"Around the World Prep"

By Marc Zeitlin

Planning for an around the world flight takes special preparation. Marc Zeitlin recently assisted prepping a COZY III for a Round The World Record Breaking flight for Pilot Damon Meyer. Discussion of existing record. What's required for the plane and pilot preparation. How to stay safe. Description of logistics and routing to minimize difficulties and maximize chance of breaking the record.