For the last week we have been in and around the Burns Lake, BC area attending the Bulkley Valley RC Flyers Fathers Day Fun Fly. This is a fairly small club that draws members mainly from Smithers, Houston and Burns Lake, BC. Ever year on Fathers Day weekend, they host a fun fly that draws pilots from all over BC and a few from Alberta as well. While the main event is focused on the weekend, some, like us, arrive early and stay all week.
The venue where we fly is first class; the Lakes District Burns Lake Airport (CYPZ). Here we have 5,000 feet of smooth paved runway, a nice grassy area for camping near the runway and access to the terminal building with washrooms and other amenities.
The event had been held at the Houston airport up until last year, but the Houston municipality started requiring too much money for the use of the facility so the club moved the event to the Burns Lake airport.
We have been to this event 4 or 5 times over the last 10 years or so and it certainly doesn't disappoint.
Saturday evening the BVRC club puts on a steak and shrimp feast for all the pilots and immediate family. This year was just as good
The weather this year was near to perfect. We had a few light showers early in the week and a bit of wind in the afternoons but Saturday was almost perfect with sunny skies and no wind. Lots of flying by all made it another great event.
Today we break camp after another hosted breakfast and head home. We still have a few things to take care of around the house before we can say it is totally ready for the new owners.