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I was Bamboo Cougar from '08 to '13 on many forums in the flight sim world. The 'handle' comes from the Haida in Prince Rupert, BC Canada where I spent a few glorious months working with the Coast Guard on software solutions and flying a Beaver part time. During that time I divided my free hours between an aluminum boat and fishing for Dungness Crab and teaching Tai Chi to some First Nations folks. While doing a Tai Chi set out in the wilds with 2 elders and a teenager, a cougar (mountain lion) ran directly behind me and on into the forest. This led to the 'spirit name' that was given me.

I choose now to shorten it to "bc", as it's what I and many others use most of the time anyhow. It leaves nothing behind from the honour of being named by my good friends in PR but does make it easier for all. :)

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12 Comments

Reply bc
10:48 AM on September 4, 2015 
CptTroll,
The logo art is available as a zipped package, which I will send you the link to.
Thank You. Glad you like your new AirPark home.
bc
Reply CptTroll
1:04 AM on September 4, 2015 
Sir,
I have just visited my CYXQ home and It's absolutely great Joel! Thank you very, very much.
The signage is very apt and space layout is perfect. I'll have to get my CMO "Ol' Salty" on the next available flight out of Red Lake. He'll be a little cranky but I know he's going to like our new digs, although I know he'll never admit it. I took a snapshot of my Beaver in its temporary livery by my sign and sent it off to him along with his plane ticket. I'll have to make sure to get a case of his favourite lubricant before he arrives or he will be absolutely intolerable. Ol' Salty is a great aircraft mechanic but he is like a finely tuned engine... he needs to be well "oiled".

While I think of it, is the EPOCH AA logo art available in an AI or Photoshop format? And if so, may I have a copy as I would like to put the logo on my aircraft.

Respectfully yours,
Cpt Troll/Tim
Reply CptTroll
9:15 PM on September 1, 2015 
And a pleasure to make your acquaintance as well sir.

Downsview, for me, was a magical place. I accompanied my father-in-law to the DHC family day gathering once or twice. It was like being a kid in a candy store as I got to meet interesting people and poke around all sorts of different planes. One time I met George Neal DHC's chief test pilot. He flew in his vintage Tiger Moth for the day... what a beauty she was.
Cheers, Tim
Reply CptTroll
5:23 PM on September 1, 2015 
Sounds very much like the Story of naming of John Dunbar by the Lakota Sioux to "Dances With Wolves".
I see we have another thing in common, I spent many years studying the martial arts and Tia Chi.
Reply CptTroll
5:13 PM on September 1, 2015 
Thank you bc for the warm welcome. I already feel quite at home. I'm thinking it will take some time to get to know and understand how everything works around here and I'm looking forward to doing so.
On an earlier post you mentioned you would like to hear more about my connection to DeHavilland Canada. The link is through my dear father-in-law Peter Adams. Peter was a bomber pilot for the RAF during WWII and continued his flying career in the civilian world. He moved with his family to Toronto in the early 60s and eventually found a position with DeHavilland Canada. As a sales manager, he demonstrated and sold Otters, Twin Otters, Turbo Beavers, Buffalo and Caribou to governments and military concerns throughout the "Far East". I have many fond memories of discussions we had about the various DHC products and he was instrumental in getting me the specs and info I needed to build my first PlaneMaker version of the DHC-2. He also taught me the basics of flying using X-Plane. He taught me how to use the instruments and had me under the hood for many hours of training... I miss him very much.
Reply mofarrell
8:49 PM on March 5, 2014 
Really enjoying the Iditarod race so far. Still working on my favorite plane. Liking the C337H alot along with the DHC3 Otter. But am having
trouble taxing the C185.
Regards,
Michael
Reply bc
12:04 AM on December 13, 2013 
Thank you Michael. I look forward to 'working' with you and am already wondering what aircraft you prefer :D

Joel
Reply mofarrell
11:55 PM on December 12, 2013 
Thanks bc, really appreciate the welcome. I have been enjoying the "Bush Pilot experience in Alaska"! By the way great story about your 'handle'!

Michael
Reply bc
1:02 PM on October 5, 2013 
A good place to start for resources is in the Downloads and EPOCH AA VA areas, found in the tabs at the top nav bar.

For working the VA (as it is right now anyhow) and keeping in with the activity, help and all other Forum stuff, you might want to get started in the Forum/General Discussion/Newbees start here section please.


codetrucker... I shall PM this to you as well.

bc
Reply Bullhide Niner
12:52 PM on October 5, 2013 
Thanks BC! FYI - I am somewhat lost. If there is an orientation area or a new recruit depot, I missed it. Could you give me a shove in the right direction please?
Reply bc
9:51 PM on August 19, 2013 
...and now I remind ottopilot9, almost exactly one year later than his comment here, what an integral and valued contributor he is here at uX-Pa and EPOCH. So perhaps we can dispense with anything other than...
"We sure know how to make all of us feel great" :D
Reply ottopilot9
10:46 PM on August 27, 2012 
Real nice job you've done here Joel. You sure know how to make a guy feel inadequate :)