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Backcountry Strips – South Anahim Creek Airstrip and Wild Horses!

South Anahim Creek – Chilcotin Backcountry Airstrip A piece of property at Alex Graham Lake led me to inspect a Chilcotin backcountry airstrip around South Anahim Creek. The area we’re talking about is a little north of Alexis Creek in the Chilcotin. I have no idea why the strip was built, or by who, but […]


100 Mile House Airport and Uphill Tailwind Departures

100 Mile House Airport 100 Mile House airport is a good jumping off place for a lot of Chilcotin and Cariboo recreation. The airport is run by the 100 Mile House Flying Club. The club members appear very friendly (I met and chatted with their president, Ken, this past weekend). From their website: One of […]


Chilcotin River Camp

    I recently spent some time camping on the Chilcotin River, near Chezacut. For those unfamiliar with Chezacut, or the Chilcotin, it’s located in central British Columbia. The Chilcotin runs from high in the Itcha Mountains all the way to the Fraser. Among others it gathers in the Chilanko and the Chilko Rivers. Where […]


Where’d You Fly Today?

Backcountrypilot.org has a great thread called “Where’d You Fly Today?” that provides some great pictures. Here’s my experiment with a video malfunction My name is Rob Chipman and I’m a realtor, pilot and all around goof off based in Vancouver, BC. I really enjoy flying, real estate and the Chilcotin.  My company is Coronet Realty Ltd., […]


Port Alberni Airfield

Port Alberni Airfield, better known as Alberni Valley Regional (CBS8), is the feild servicing Port Alberni/Sproat Lake, etc. Latitude is 49°19’19″N (49.321944) and longitude is 124°55’52″W (-124.931110). Airport elevation is 250 ft (76 m). It has 1 runway, 3952 × 75 ft (1205 × 23 m), and it is paved. There is avgas available. I […]