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by beaverbob
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 49
Views: 4491

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

This technique does not need a lot of training. Here is what you do. On a nice day when you land and are first on the step just push forward on the column very gently just enough to feel extra drag. Now you know how it works. Next time just add a bit more pressure until you feel increased float drag...
by beaverbob
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 5600 LB Gross Weight Increase for DHC-2
Replies: 20
Views: 4904

Re: 5600 LB Gross Weight Increase for DHC-2

Also, if not already mentioned,the flaps are blocked at "Landing".
by beaverbob
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 27
Views: 7118

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

I took my Worksafe BC paperwork to Nexgen Hearing in South Surrey, BC. All they needed was my file number and they did a thorough audio test including having to repeat various words back from a recorded list. Needless to say I got a lot of words wrong. A week later I went back and she fitted me with...
by beaverbob
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8284

Re: Another Norseman...gone

dh2 EATER, A Glassy water approach to a smaller landing body CANNOT be a stabilized approach Because the initial approach may be stabilized BUT the transition is unstabilizing, THEN the final approach MUST be ( more or less lol ) perfectly stabilized to accomplish the procedure. You must unstabiliz...
by beaverbob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 8820

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

I hate to bring this accident to the front again, but Global news said this morning that the pilot may have been knocked unconscious by a passenger. That would change the dynamics of this accident . Anyone else seen this?

Bob
by beaverbob
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 27
Views: 7118

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

I also have hearing loss and have been approved for Worksafe BC supplied hearing aids. I have 47db loss in left ear and only 21 in the right ear. Worksafe said no financial compensation but hearing aid will supplied and serviced as required. On the application form I just listed all the employers na...
by beaverbob
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 8820

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

install a stall warning "The Beaver is certified with a stall warning system", Incorrect. The Beaver was certified without a stall warning system. The piston Beaver was built for 20 years from 1947 to 1967 without any stall warning system.There have been no Beavers built since then.In recent years ...
by beaverbob
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: are there any bush pilots older than 72 still working?
Replies: 16
Views: 4831

Re: are there any bush pilots older than 72 still working?

I am glad to find this page. I'm 68 now and was going to retire at 70th birthday in 2019. As I get closer to 70, I find myself wanting to work past that age by a few years. Kind of nice double dipping and I think work is keeping me healthy. How do you quit something you have done all your life, sinc...
by beaverbob
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 219
Views: 36663

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

[/quote] The VFR route forecast is very useful, but it just seems to be for the Fraser Canyon and Hope-Princeton routes, and even that is only available from Oct to Mar. Perhaps they need something similar for Rogers Pass. There doesn't appear to be any webcam or weather station in Rogers Pass from ...
by beaverbob
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 219
Views: 36663

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

I wish NavCanada had not closed the weather offices and flight service stations to personal visits and briefings. Many time when I was a young pilot the briefer would advise me what to expect in the passes and give me that extra information one cannot find in a Kiosk somewhere or off a computer weat...
by beaverbob
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do if you smell rubber?
Replies: 12
Views: 2692

Re: What do you do if you smell rubber?

Schooner69A wrote:I am told that, some time in his/her career, there isn't a float pilot alive who has not applied brakes when approaching the dock a tad fast... (;>0)
I do that every time somebody else is putting me down the ramp.
by beaverbob
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Keeping white shirts white
Replies: 35
Views: 4960

Re: Keeping white shirts white

Wear a T shirt and don't us antiperspirant. Don't confuse antiperspirant with deodorant. The former plugs your pores to block sweat, allowing you to heat up and the latter just smells better but allows you to sweat.
Bob
by beaverbob
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The divorce thread
Replies: 30
Views: 6434

Re: The divorce thread

Well, I have been a full time working pilot for 45 years. I have been married to the same understanding and loyal wife for nearly 44 of them. However, I passed up any flying that would take me away from home for longer terms and some years in the 70's and 80's I was away for a maximum of two or thre...
by beaverbob
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Flight Duty Time Regs are going to happen?
Replies: 36
Views: 8644

Re: New Flight Duty Time Regs are going to happen?

Is every take-off considered a segment? If so, how many segments are allowed in one day? In our work on seaplanes on the west coast it is quite possible do complete 10 take offs in the first 6 to 8 hours of the day. If this is enforced the wrong way we could end up with short enough days to end up w...
by beaverbob
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is it rare for a ppl student to solo with ten hours or less?
Replies: 45
Views: 7450

Re: Is it rare for a ppl student to solo with ten hours or l

It was 1969 when I learned to fly on the RCAC scholarship at the Victoria Flying Club and according to the scholarship rules you washed out if not soloed by 12 hours. We did leave the circuit during the pre first solo hours, but not nearly as much as now.
Bob
by beaverbob
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Digital Artificial Horizon
Replies: 34
Views: 10968

Re: Digital Artificial Horizon

Strangely, the first thing I thought about it being digital was how it would be great for 4, and 8 point rolls. :rolleyes:
Bob
by beaverbob
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose a20 and sunglasses
Replies: 15
Views: 2925

Re: Bose a20 and sunglasses

Another thing worth noting. When I got my first medical the Dr. held a tuning fork against my forehead and determined that I have sound conductivity from my forehead through the bone to my ears. Especially the left ear, which is about 50 Db worse than my right ear in the human voice average range no...
by beaverbob
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be.
Replies: 132
Views: 15891

Re: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be

Lets up the game here and add a zero:

10,000 hrs. Flying a C-206 from CYXS Dec 87.
20,000 hrs. Flying Beaver out of YPW for PCA 1997.
30,000 hrs. Flying GOBC from AC8 to AM9 Feb 12, 2014.
total of 20,000 on floats, mostly Beaver.

Whaaat's that you say?

Bob
by beaverbob
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be.
Replies: 132
Views: 15891

Re: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be

Going into Ft St John in my PA-20 in Jan 1973. That was four and one half years after learning to fly and 1 week after starting my first "bush" job. After that I flew over 1000 hours per year for quite awhile. Where do I want to be? Alive after retirement.
by beaverbob
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose a20 and sunglasses
Replies: 15
Views: 2925

Re: Bose a20 and sunglasses

I do not use Bose, but I wear a hat with my headset and tuck my glasses up under my hat and resting on the outside of the headset cushion. Works well in a Beaver.
Bob
by beaverbob
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: looking to buy specialized tools for the DHC-2
Replies: 1
Views: 2363

Re: looking to buy specialized tools for the DHC-2

Just need a big hammer and a good crescent wrench. You are good to go. :lol:
by beaverbob
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job
Replies: 43
Views: 3896

Re: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job

Beaver(28 years)
Dream job: Get out alive in 4 years at 70 and after 50 years commercial flying, land a job as a Walmart greeter?

Go get em Bob
by beaverbob
Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Christmas wishes
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Christmas wishes

Thank's FTB, and the best to you and family in 2015.
by beaverbob
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Christmas wishes
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Christmas wishes

Merry Christmas to all my Avcanada friends,
Careful out there, and none of this, this year!


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by beaverbob
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: External loads...canoes...any photos?
Replies: 31
Views: 8267

Re: External loads...canoes...any photos?

Here is a seadoo.
Bob

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