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by Water off
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadair CL415 and the AT802
Replies: 57
Views: 9335

Re: Canadair CL415 and the AT802

No Beer money left after you pay the 28 million...
by Water off
Thu May 07, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PFD advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 1763

Re: PFD advice.

I like these. Still have to have the "approved" Mae west, but at least people with wear these in the plane. I have the V200. Thankfully I have never had to test it, and most people don't even know it is a PFD until I tell them.

http://www.stormyseas.com/vests.html
by Water off
Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: King air A100 vs B100 ?
Replies: 32
Views: 4498

The B100 is a great airplane provided you are not trying to put 9 guys and gear in it. The 9600 zero fuel weight can become a problem. On the up side you will always have at least 2200 lbs of fuel to get you where you want to go. Beats the Pratt 100 hands down for speed and fuel efficiency. The Supe...
by Water off
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some safety anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 612

You calculate your ROI on the reduced WCB premiums and reduced insurance costs. Prove your progam to the insurers and the rates will come down. At the company I am at the numbers are closing in on 7 figures. Safety does pay. :D
by Water off
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mars Waterbomber circling over lower mainland today
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Fighting a fire up Harrison and was waiting for the birdddog to come pick him up.
by Water off
Tue May 15, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Nice Firefighting Video
Replies: 18
Views: 2716

Just to clarify some incorrect stats. The Fireboss can upload 550 US gallons right out of the gate, with a mission average of 650 US gallons. The capital cost comparison is a little better than 15 to 1 with the 415. Since cost effectiveness is not the issue and you can crew all 15. You put them in g...
by Water off
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to reduce charges by 3%
Replies: 60
Views: 2887

Gotta figure out that quote thing. Didn't work the way I thought it would.
by Water off
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to reduce charges by 3%
Replies: 60
Views: 2887

[/quote]NAVCANADA Fees: You didn't use ANY of our services including wx observations via the internet: cOMPAIN TO navcanada VIA THE CONTACT PAGE ON THE wx HOMEPAGFE... Interesting comment... I flew the west coast for a number of years in an area much like Ducapo. No services. Used the lighthouse rep...
by Water off
Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Any Aviation Families with a Nanny?
Replies: 13
Views: 2666

I have had a Nanny for my 2 kids for the last three years. The provinces each have guidelines as far a pay, room and borad amounts and hours. In Alberta for 2 kids, it works out to $1420 per mont, less $300 room and board. That gives you 9.5 hours a day (8 hour work day + 45 min on each end to get t...
by Water off
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float Plane take-off from land
Replies: 29
Views: 5951

Years ago, I heard about a guy that used to get maintenance done at Delta Airpark for a Helio Courier on floats. They just wet the grass and had guys hold the tail and rock it up and down until it got sliding.
by Water off
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Mustang PFD's
Replies: 44
Views: 7154

I used to wear a vest made by Stormy Seas. It was comfortable and it didn't look like a life jacket. Not certified for flight but it still made me more comfortable than trying to wiggle a Mae-west out from under my seat.
by Water off
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: TC approved lifejackets
Replies: 3
Views: 793

I think Aviall sells them. http://www.gouletaircraft.com/ These guys were listed on the web as selling them. In Winnepeg. Regular boating (non-inflatable) jackets don't work because if the machine is under water, the jackets can get pinned in the aircraft. I always used to make my passengers take th...
by Water off
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: pilot insurance (lose medical)
Replies: 2
Views: 482

It is usually run through the long or short term disability part of a benefits package. It is not cheap though. Ours runs about $160 a month. You have to check though. Not all disability programs cover loss of medical.
by Water off
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Wilderness North Air Tractor
Replies: 64
Views: 12532

Beaver Driver is right (legally). The AT802 to date is only certified for ferry fuel in the tank. The fuel hauling done in 98 was on a permit but the aircraft is not certified for it. The WN machine will be 1000 gallons. No pumps.
by Water off
Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Wilderness North Air Tractor
Replies: 64
Views: 12532

Actually it is a new concept and the aircraft has to go through a certification process in order to do this. The concept when completed will be probably the most efficient hauler out there. The equilvalent of 18 drums for less than T/O operating cost.
by Water off
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Safety Management System
Replies: 138
Views: 10563

Not sure what answer you are looking for here. SMS is a non-punitive protocol with respect to safety. It involves self and regulator auditing. It is a company wide culture that involves everyone. Does an SMS work? Yes, if there is a buy in from everyone, including the owner. To date, there isn't eve...
by Water off
Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for the chopper guys
Replies: 26
Views: 2509

Requirement for Mil Spec helmets are a POH limitation for the Air Tractor.
by Water off
Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ppg
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

I am looking at these too. I always thought that it would be my retirement job flying a Corona billboard up and down the beach somewhere warm. Yes, you can get billboards for them. I like the La Mouett Sky bike. It is one that is just a back pack style.
Saving my pennies!!
by Water off
Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: VLJ Birddog?
Replies: 10
Views: 1886

PC7's are just as much money as the new VLJ's and with no potential to lease them out in the off season. The observer seat is also right over the wing. Not to mention that they are not in production anymore, tough to find and brutal for the cost of parts. I think VLJ's are coming for the birddog rol...
by Water off
Tue May 30, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Major Law Suit Against Nav Canada and Others
Replies: 17
Views: 1950

Anybody who flies a single engine airplane IFR or VFR should have a plan of action at all times in case of a failure. On a regular route like that, I would think that one would plan a point of no return at various points along the way that would dictate where you would go in case if and emergency. I...
by Water off
Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Spray Pilot Wanted: Brandon
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Actually its right in the title, (AT802F). That is the firefighting version of the Air Tractor 802.
by Water off
Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Single Pilot IFR Advice- Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 2298

The 50 hour requirement is only for revenue passenger flights. If you are flying cargo or just flying company personel around non-rev, you can do it single pilot.
by Water off
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: King Air 100
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

I can't quote the numbers, but it is due to the stall speed. It is higher than the max allowed. It runs along the same lines as the King Air 200. The straight 200 doesn't require one but the B200 does. This creates alot of greif with TC if you get a guy who won't issue the type rating.
by Water off
Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: King Air 100
Replies: 12
Views: 1860

The B100 does require a type rating.
by Water off
Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dumb question regarding DHC-6
Replies: 21
Views: 3983

They have boots.

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