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by beaverbob
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 7217

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: 13
Views: 4034

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: 7217

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: 4148

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: 33079

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: 33079

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: 2630

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: 4772

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: 6266

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: 8516

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: 7347

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: 24
Views: 7494

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: 2662

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: 15618

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: 15618

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: 2662

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: 2286

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: 3644

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: 1055

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: 1055

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: 7934

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

Here is a seadoo.
Bob
by beaverbob
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: External loads...canoes...any photos?
Replies: 31
Views: 7934

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

Hey BBob -- How did it fly -- flew 2 14 ft boats on a bvr and needed flap to stay in the air -- :mrgreen: That flew quite well. I think I has about 80 mph with the four passengers in the plane as well. I did keep slight flap for attitude reasons. Some where I have a picture of flying a Seadoo on th...
by beaverbob
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thirty seconds over Tokyo
Replies: 7
Views: 2311

Re: Thirty seconds over Tokyo

Use Google translate. I read it in English. Very accurate translation too.
by beaverbob
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: External loads...canoes...any photos?
Replies: 31
Views: 7934

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

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by beaverbob
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: unplanned road trip
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: unplanned road trip

Hi Liquid Charlie. Take the Coquihalla to Merritt, then Logan Lake highway to Cache Creek. You avoid the twisty two lanes of the Fraser Canyon in favour of a divided highway at 110K all the way to Merritt. At Merritt junction you can go the Kamloops highway to Cache Creek, but the Logan Lake highway...

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