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by 1000 HP
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: amphibian aircraft and known icing
Replies: 15
Views: 1495

Re: amphibian aircraft and known icing

I flew an Amphib caravan in the northern Quebec back in October 2006. The icing was a problem it built up on the gear legs and floats fast and with no means to shed it. The only option is to land and use "the bucket". Not fun...
by 1000 HP
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Floatplane in high winds/heavy waves
Replies: 26
Views: 10372

Re: Floatplane in high winds/heavy waves

Sabourin definitely has enough room to put up the big waves in 25 to 40 knot winds as were the conditions that day. It's 1.5 nm of water with a southwest wind. It's also a fairly shallow lake. The island is only 500' wide (the long way) and I have swam out to it many a time from the dock. The island...
by 1000 HP
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Survival Gear
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: Survival Gear

I got lost in the bush in an April snowstorm a long time ago. We parked in the middle of the lake and walked to the water's edge, jumped an iceberg and pushed it the last 20' to shore. We had 2 tarps, 3 cans of Spork, and axe, hunting knifes and several lighters. We started a fire, cut some pine bou...
by 1000 HP
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Windsor sold to the U.S. in exchange for Detroit
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Re: Windsor sold to the U.S. in exchange for Detroit

It's 200 years since the war of 1812-1814 ended. Maybe we better start it back up and straighten out this border issue :rolleyes:
by 1000 HP
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Great day to fly today....
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: Great day to fly today....

Sounds good but I'm already flying today. Unfortunately it's as a passenger...
by 1000 HP
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Of Interest to those who pilot / maintain the B777
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

Re: Of Interest to those who pilot / maintain the B777

Duffman wrote:
Longtimer wrote:DOT estimates airlines will spend $170 to inspect each aircraft and $340 to swap parts.
Are there a couple zeros missing on those numbers?
The missing zeros are for Cessna parts..
by 1000 HP
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Log Book
Replies: 24
Views: 2624

Re: Log Book

I still use the paper ones. They are 3 years behind but I have not been flying too much so it won't take long to fix that. If you are planning to fly commercially, I'd get a big one. I have 5 books. The last 2 were the big ones which last a long time. Unlike the electronic books you can't erase them...
by 1000 HP
Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time in Class C Simulator
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: Time in Class C Simulator

So basically you guys are saying that if you can afford to just use an airplane, forget about the sim time?
by 1000 HP
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Only in Russia
Replies: 9
Views: 2321

Re: Only in Russia

Back in 1990, I got stuck in about 2 feet of slush while turning a bit wide on skis. The local aboriginals came to help me out. I had one ski-doo tied to each gear leg, 6 people pushing the struts, and me running the engine as fast as I safely could :lol: We got out. Lucky it was only a Cessna 180. ...
by 1000 HP
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 on floats.
Replies: 77
Views: 13471

Re: Beech 18 on floats.

Hey Chuck, I've got 2.2 hours on TDB (the big dog). I flew it with Dave at Eagle Aviation in Pine Falls in 1992. I did notice the wobbly floats while landing in a crosswind that day. Dave always beat me to the dock except the time he left 20 minutes before me for Red Sucker Lake, went on top, and th...
by 1000 HP
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Brazilians have close shave in Antarctica
Replies: 25
Views: 2969

Re: Brazilians have close shave in Antarctica

i'm glad nobody was hurt. A little wax should smooth things up..
by 1000 HP
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Accident rate statistics
Replies: 16
Views: 2012

Re: Accident rate statistics

Pretty much what others have said, GA is quickly escaping the financial grasp of the middle class in today's economy. I agree with that. I bought my first airplane when I was 21 back in 1987. It was an Aeronca 90HP Champ. I flew it 190 hrs in 19 months, then sold it. Back then, I could afford to fl...
by 1000 HP
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Floatplane in high winds/heavy waves
Replies: 26
Views: 10372

Re: Floatplane in high winds/heavy waves

Hey Zeppelin, this might just be the year :D I've got December off but am busy Scuba Diving around Victoria, but I've got February and April off as well. Which is the better month? :rolleyes:
by 1000 HP
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Floatplane in high winds/heavy waves
Replies: 26
Views: 10372

Re: Floatplane in high winds/heavy waves

Actually, I'm in Borneo and 3 of the Twotters flew over me today. (Or one 3 times). Susi Air operates a bunch of them.
by 1000 HP
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of pilots
Replies: 128
Views: 17820

Re: College of pilots

I checked out the website and educated myself. It looks interesting and it possibly may be a good thing. Who knows? They haven't done much so far because they are not yet approved by the government. But if they are certified, they could back a guy up in court if it came down to it. My mother was a n...
by 1000 HP
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: AvCanada's Wall
Topic: Ced Mah
Replies: 2
Views: 12570

Re: Ced Mah

I met Cedric Mah at the Edmonton Aviation Museum. He told me some interesting stories of flying the hump in a DC-3 with one engine out. Seemed like a very likeable and interesting fellow. Sad to see he is gone. I missed the memorial service..
by 1000 HP
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of pilots
Replies: 128
Views: 17820

Re: College of pilots

It's not like other groups in Canada, withing the Federal Regulated Transport Industry, don't already have similar organizations. http://www.mastermariners.ca/whoweare.php Company of Master Mariners of Canada http://www.marinepilots.ca/ The Canadian Marine Pilots' Association Gilles, I'll give it a...
by 1000 HP
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of pilots
Replies: 128
Views: 17820

Re: College of pilots

I've never liked unions and in the past, I have quit a job to "lose" the teamsters. One time, they wanted me to vote to strike for a .23/hr wage increase. I voted alright... What I'd be worried about is that they would come up with some crazy pay table based on gross weight of the aircraft, with the...
by 1000 HP
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would you buy a flying car?
Replies: 25
Views: 3395

Re: Would you buy a flying car?

I still like the Moller thing better with it's VTOL. It's very fast (if it every gets to production). Unfortunately, with the proposed $200,000 to $750,000 price tag, I'll just watch the rich guys fly it. But a flying car better be really fast in the air to make the pricetag worth-while. I like the ...
by 1000 HP
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: External loads...canoes...any photos?
Replies: 31
Views: 8246

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

Most guys don't like to post pictures because we don't like Transport to get ahold of them. Probably 50% of the outfits I've worked for had external load paperwork. The other ones just hauled it as it had been done since Orville and Wilbur... I recently had a buddy get stopped for hauling 16" 2 x 8s...
by 1000 HP
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Your first T4 over $100k was when you had....
Replies: 53
Views: 5770

Re: Your first T4 over $100k was when you had....

I made my first 6 figure income after 20 years of flying and 7000 plus hours in the bush.
It was at that time that I quit and started working in the oil patch. 2 years in I was over $100,000 year :rolleyes:
by 1000 HP
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fair pay.
Replies: 27
Views: 2825

Re: Fair pay.

In the bush I blame the poor wages partly on the turbines. A PZL piston otter that I used to fly sold for $800,000 on floats. Then the new owner spent a huge bundle to put in a turbine. That money could have been used to give the pilot a pay increase :rolleyes: Cost of maintenance on the piston engi...
by 1000 HP
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Planes in songs
Replies: 73
Views: 5199

Re: Planes in songs

Bomber - by Motorhead :rolleyes:
by 1000 HP
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lets Play a Game - Choose one
Replies: 18
Views: 1400

Re: Lets Play a Game - Choose one

Bush Flying was my second choice and I enjoyed it for many years. Last week I was lucky enough to put in 25 hours on an Amphib Caravan up in Northern Sask. But I'd pick fighter pilot over that or preferably spraying crops in Columbia with an OV-10 :wink:
by 1000 HP
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Brazilian VIPs
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Brazilian VIPs

Nothing beats a good "Brazilian" after a nice hot shower...

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