Coastebello Schedule 2018

Coastebello 2018 Schedule

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For those flying in, there will be people at the airpark waiting to greet you and show you where to park. There is no tie down fee for planes visiting for the weekend event. Restrooms are located in the pilots lounge and the access code is 1186. Once your aircraft is secured, please sign in at the flight school and pick up your welcome package. We will be happy to direct you to your accommodations.

For those driving in, you can park at your hotel and enjoy a short stroll. All lodgings are within close proximity to the airpark. See map for directions. Please sign in at the flight school and pick up your welcome package. If you are attending the BBQ you can sign in at the same time.

Local flying friends, please use the public parking outside the airpark gate and walk in to the flight school. The space around the flight school will be reserved for aircraft and mingling.


1630-2030: Meet & Greet BBQ at Airspeed High Ultralight Flight School. Sponsored by Plates Eatery, Cumberland Brewery and local flying friends.


0830: Depart Courtenay Airpark for CFB Comox
0900-1100: CFB Comox Tour and Demo flights (Alternate activity: Estuary walk)

1100-1130: Return to airpark/break (Alternate activity: I-Hos Gallery)

1130-1230: Bryan Quickmire, owner of National Ultralight, world’s leading Challenger distributor, will trace the evolution of the Challenger line of aircraft from the basic ultralight introduced in 1983 to today’s advanced Light Sport E and X Series models.”

1230-1330: Lunch break (self-funded)

1330-14:30: Darwin Dzuba from Courtenay on Vancouver Island will give a presentation on his experiences flying the coastal mountain lakes of British Columbia in his amphib Challenger. Darwin’s words, photos and videos will give both a sense of the beauty and a sense of the practicality.

14:45-1530: Vitali, air traffic controller at Canadian Forces Base Comox, will give a presentation explaining why ATC is your best friend:)

15:45-1700: Bob Robertson, owner of Lightsport Engine Services in Salmon Arm, which specializes in Rotax engines, will give a workshop on engine maintenance – specifics to be announced.

(Alternate activity: 40 Knots Winery – $5 for wine tasting)

17:00-18:00: Pre-dinner break/freshen up

18:00-18:30: Meet at Courtenay White Spot for pre-dinner cocktails

18:30-20:00: Dinner (self-funded)

20:00-20:30: Dessert & Awards presentation

21:00 – Thank you & Good night (unless you are off to the pub!)


08:30-10:00: Informal farewell breakfast at Plates Eatery (self-funded)

10:00-12:00: Demo flights

Coastebello 2018 Event Organizers

What’s your vector Victor?

General Information
Michele Ruttkiewicz
(250) 218-6264

Demo Flights
Andreas Ruttkiewicz
(250) 218-7343

Airpark Information & Aircraft Parking
Brad Marriott
(250) 898-7150