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by Northern Skies
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float season duration?
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Float season duration?

I have seen quite a few people do this. Most of them were based out at lodges, who have a early to mid-september season end due to no moose hunt offered. Go for it, it's a great way to get going.
by Northern Skies
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air tindi/Yellowknife info
Replies: 1
Views: 1133

Re: Air tindi/Yellowknife info

I would also like to know. Thanks!
by Northern Skies
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Multi tools
Replies: 25
Views: 1965

Re: Multi tools

Another vote for the leatherman wave. The charge looks like pretty much the same thing. You can flip the blade out with one hand without opening the pliers, a big plus over the gerber. I also found the steel to be superior to gerber's and holds an edge much better. After some years, the velcro on yo...
by Northern Skies
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Ice out in Red lake pool (Joe is putting up a $100 prize)
Replies: 72
Views: 4835

Re: Ice out in Red lake pool (Joe is putting up a $100 prize

May 8.


At least I hope its out before then, I hate dodging ice all spring. Last year's early breakup was awesome.
by Northern Skies
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Lakeside Aviation 207 pilot ad
Replies: 22
Views: 3307

Re: Lakeside Aviation 207 pilot ad

Yes.
by Northern Skies
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Lakeside Aviation 207 pilot ad
Replies: 22
Views: 3307

Re: Lakeside Aviation 207 pilot ad

rubberduck wrote:Is that Steve Taylor the same thats been around red lake the past couple years the CP of lakeside now?

Yes, he found a new job closer to home. Great guy to work with.
by Northern Skies
Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 2011 Float Season
Replies: 41
Views: 5495

Re: 2011 Float Season

Hey, that's good to hear!!

I guess it's just different in the companies I've been involved with in recent years.
by Northern Skies
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 2011 Float Season
Replies: 41
Views: 5495

Re: 2011 Float Season

The industry is teetering on the brink of collapse. Maybe take a roadtrip through NWO. Personally, I think it is changing into the sort of way it used to be: more diverse. An operation can no longer focus solely on fishing outposts, as the generation most interested in that is getting smaller and l...
by Northern Skies
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some advice I shared...I should probably share it here too.
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: Some advice I shared...I should probably share it here t

You know, I truly understand how you feel that way. I posted the comments without their original context, but just an excerpt from another conversation. I also wrote them in a very demanding tone because I was writing to someone who, remembering when I was in his shoes, might not listen when someone...
by Northern Skies
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2152
Views: 470196

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Here's one from a couple of years ago. South shore of Lake Athabasca at Cantera Point.

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by Northern Skies
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some advice I shared...I should probably share it here too.
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Some advice I shared...I should probably share it here too.

Someone on another forum asked for advice about an aviation career, and I replied. I will share it here in case someone may benefit from it. Enjoy. I'll give you a few quick answers, everything I am about to say has an important lesson, each being separate yet connected. Although I am rarely in a po...
by Northern Skies
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying a US registered plane
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Buying a US registered plane

One common issue I can think of off the top of my head is that the FAA issues field approvals for modifications which are not recognized by transport canada. Apparently this bites a lot of prospective buyers.
by Northern Skies
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Supplemental Income
Replies: 10
Views: 1453

Re: Supplemental Income

All of my entry level jobs required a constant time commitment. I was always at work. Employment on the side was not possible. However, you can put almost any skill to work much more easily than flying if you can afford a small commitment. I cannot speak for all flying jobs, so there may be some out...
by Northern Skies
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tax question re: moving expenses for seasonal drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Tax question re: moving expenses for seasonal drivers

This is the first year that I am claiming my moving expenses to go to work. I am curious about the experiences of others in regard to this issue. I have talked about the issue with a CRA agent, and was told that expenses from my move home in the fall cannot be claimed because it was not for the purp...
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Redneck Swiss at it Again
Replies: 58
Views: 2360

Re: Redneck Swiss at it Again

Roll your eyes all you want. But our culture has ha heritage extending far beyond 1867.
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Redneck Swiss at it Again
Replies: 58
Views: 2360

Re: Redneck Swiss at it Again

so you want to change the Canadian system to be like that of a foreign nation? Just like the people you "rebel" against. Maybe you need to adapt to our system? Or get out. Either way is fine with me.

With an attitude like that, we would still have a feudal system. Would you enjoy being a serf?
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Redneck Swiss at it Again
Replies: 58
Views: 2360

Re: Redneck Swiss at it Again

Northern Skies, they did try to impose a gun registry , Feb 12,2011. The Swiss have direct democracy. Something we in Canada desperately need. Yeah, I was following the story. It was a few whose huge egos enabled them to preach that their simplistic solution to a non-existent problem would justify ...
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Texas Leads Nation with Campus Firearms Carry Bill
Replies: 34
Views: 1036

Re: Texas Leads Nation with Campus Firearms Carry Bill

Thank God there were armed people in Arizona to stop Gabrielle Giffords from getting shot. There were. Due to the crowd and lack of a safe shot, he was wrestled down instead. Incredible show of judgement and restraint. But then, you rarely hear about the numerous successful self-defence cases occur...
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Redneck Swiss at it Again
Replies: 58
Views: 2360

Re: Redneck Swiss at it Again

bmc wrote: Full throttle on the sarcasm.

Right on..... *retracts claws*
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Redneck Swiss at it Again
Replies: 58
Views: 2360

Re: Redneck Swiss at it Again

bmc wrote: The next thing they should do is introduce a gun registry because it also reduces crime, as proven in Canada.

Is that meant to be sarcasm? Please clarify.
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Hobbies
Replies: 29
Views: 1736

Re: Hobbies

Martial arts, very fond of Systema. It's getting beyond a hobby and more into a way of life. Shooting. Long range rifle to 1000m, as well as practical pistol shooting. Shoot a bit of Trap/Skeet too. Will get into the world of AR-15's eventually. Politics, libertarian-based. Very much in support of t...
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Texas Leads Nation with Campus Firearms Carry Bill
Replies: 34
Views: 1036

Re: Texas Leads Nation with Campus Firearms Carry Bill

Good. An armed society is a polite society!

However, doesn't utah already have CCW on campus? I'll have to look that one up.
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Does anyone live in the Beamsville/Grimsby area?
Replies: 27
Views: 5853

Re: Does anyone live in the Beamsville/Grimsby area?

Locke South is staggering distance from shops, boutiques, awesome original restaurants, a modern gym, a chocolate factory/store, an original toy store beauty salons and spas, pubs, liquor and beer store, Yoga, a Starbucks a REAL meat butcher, an amazing cheese factory/store, ice-cream parlour, orig...
by Northern Skies
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Does anyone live in the Beamsville/Grimsby area?
Replies: 27
Views: 5853

Re: Does anyone live in the Beamsville/Grimsby area?

I can add to the info about Ancaster. I fly in the bush but live here in the off-season. If I were buying a house in this area, I would be looking at something near the south side of garner road, toward the west side of Ancaster. Basically anywhere between this and the grand river is where i would b...
by Northern Skies
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "Rotational" jobs?
Replies: 17
Views: 5177

Re: "Rotational" jobs?

Thanks for all of the pm's, they are very helpful.

Keep 'em coming! :D

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