1948 Fleet Canuck at Pitt Meadows Airport

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Going through my old slides and I found a shot of the '48 Fleet Canuck I used to fly. The plane has a stick instead of a control column, fabric wings and is aerobatic rated.

The shot is from the late 1990's My instructor and the owner of the aircraft was Bob Gilmour.

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alexis and Georgie Beagle

" you flew in that??? Mom, you are braver than i thought" - Georgie Beagle
 
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Nice looking plane. Almost as old as me.

Was it fun to fly or just frightening?

Hi Ted,

It was exciting and brought excitement back in to flying. I got my license in 1972 at age 19 flying Cessna 150s and 172s. The taildragger was a whole new beginning for me. It flies slow and is a surprisingly gentle aircraft to fly. Spins and stalls are a bit more exciting than in the Cessna 150....

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alexis and Georgie Beagle

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Wow...little that we know about each other. You are an accomplished adventurous lady!

Trooper says " wow Georgie she must keep you hopping- I've never been up in a plane "

It is a funny story how I got into flying...

I was 18 and working at a union cleaning job to make money for university and a friend said I should come with her to ground school training at BCIT. I said "Why?" She said: "the instructor is cute" I said "ok" not intending to do more than go to the class. Off I went to the second class in the ground school program.

The instructor was nice and noticing I was new said: "Would you like to go flying on Sunday?" I thought: " he is cute, this could be fun...."

So on Sunday morning I went out to the Pitt Meadows Airport and we went for a flight in a C150. I had never been in an airplane before this. After an hour of flying around the Fraser Valley learning the basics and having fun I was hooked. I was totally addicted to flying and the freedom of flight. Three months later I had my private license.

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alexis fosse mackintosh

"Hey Trooper, wana chase squirrels some time?" - Georgie Beagle
 
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It is a funny story how I got into flying...

I was 18 and working at a union cleaning job to make money for university and a friend said I should come with her to ground school training at BCIT. I said "Why?" She said: "the instructor is cute" I said "ok" not intending to do more than go to the class. Off I went to the second class in the ground school program.

The instructor was nice and noticing I was new said: "Would you like to go flying on Sunday?" I thought: " he is cute, this could be fun...."

So on Sunday morning I went out to the Pitt Meadows Airport and we went for a flight in a C150. I had never been in an airplane before this. After an hour of flying around the Fraser Valley learning the basics and having fun I was hooked. I was totally addicted to flying and the freedom of flight. Three months later I had my private license.

Cheers,
alexis fosse mackintosh

"Hey Trooper, wana chase squirrels some time?" - Georgie Beagle
What a neat story. Funny how things just fall into your lap when you least expect it.

Trooper says..".squirrels? Where? Oh boy..oh boy...gotta catch the squirrels!!"
 
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