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"Westebello" 2015

Ninth Annual Western Canadian Challenger

July 10 - 12, 2015, Wetaskiwin, Alberta - Another one in the books!

4 Challengers from Quebec and Ontario made the journey to Westebello on their Annual Float Flying Adventure!

They ARRIVED as of Thursday!

Eastern Gaggle has Arrived!

The flyers at CEX3

The Gaggle preparing to depart home on Sunday morning.


  • July 4 Onwards (Pending weather, etc.) - We are expecting a gaggle of 4 Challengers from Quebec and Ontario to arrive at CEX3 any time after July 5th as they make us part of their annual Float Flying Adventure
    • It would be great if we could have EVERY Challenger in western Canada join us this year to make this a National event.


  • Friday July 10 (Airport Side - Bus is east of Hangar across from the terminal)
    • Casual Registration
    • Local flying and Demo Flights - conditions permitting
    • Informal Reception (at the Terminal) from 1500 Onwards). 
    • As usual, Tracy will man the Flight Base while Bryan and I fly people around!
    • Feel free to tent it at the airport on our spare lot north of our Bus.  Washrooms in terminal.


  • Saturday July 11 (Terminal)
    • Registration commencing at 10:00 AM at the air conditioned Terminal

      • Please park at the Terminal if you're driving. 

        • Wetaskiwin Airport has implemented new safety procedures - please do not cross the ramp unless accompanied by a licensed pilot.

    • Challengers will be in front of the Terminal building.

    • Demo Flights off and on at various times during the day - weather permitting

    • Formal program starting after lunch - In the Terminal. 

      • Bob Robertson and Rotech will be doing an engine clinic.

      • LSS and general Challenger World News and updates from Canadian Distributor, National Ultralight President, Bryan Quickmire.

      • Presentation on the grand Canadian Flock trip to Erie Park Illinois for the Challenger 30th Anniversary Celebrations.

    • Demo Flights - Conditions permitting

    • Self-funded Dinner at Boston Pizza in Wetaskiwin (Main street, Hwy 2A) at 6:00 PM. 

    • Visiting and general commiseration afterwards at the Terminal.


  • Sunday July 12 (Airport Side - Hangar 25)
    • Demo Flights (conditions permitting) and Local Flying

    • Lunch Time BBQ at the Terminal.

    • Possible Dinner out or BBQ Sunday evening if there is interest and attendees!

Monday July 13 - Eastern Gaggle commences journey home.

Directions (Hangar is 6212 46 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB) Directly Across from Terminal

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