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by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: Useful Android apps
Replies: 12
Views: 4487

Re: Useful Android apps

Favourite? Well, I've only tried a couple so I can't really say. I bought a cheap ($89) Samsung Tab A6 on eBay and, although I have some aviation apps on it I really only use it for three things: 1) Moving map display, Velcro'd to the instrument panel. The onboard GPS works well enough and I have a ...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Researching grandfather's - RAF / RCAF - how/where
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Researching grandfather's - RAF / RCAF - how/where

Don`t forget that many Canadians joined the RCAF but were seconded to the RAF. My father served in RAF 578 Squadron 4 Group Bomber Command, in an all-Canadian crew.
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Researching grandfather's - RAF / RCAF - how/where
Replies: 16
Views: 1438

Re: Researching grandfather's - RAF / RCAF - how/where

BCATP Museum in Brandon, MB may be a starting place for one grandfather.

Without a service number or a squadron number it might be difficult to get info on the other.

But we have several members here who are much more knowledgeable than I.
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Deadstick.
Replies: 27
Views: 2466

Re: Deadstick.

When did "hoMing-in" become "honing-in"? I've never heard of a honing pigeon.
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: The story of Buffalo Joe
Replies: 4
Views: 4886

Re: The story of Buffalo Joe

Or maybe you mean "The Ice Pilots" by Michael Vlessides, published by D&M Publishers.

Some information there about Joe's early years, though most of the book is about the current company.
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 10385

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Floats and skis!
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 10385

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

There is always an option - go back to basics, a self maintained cub with no fancy stuff and enjoy what general aviation should be all about --- fun and if you want to go some place in a hurry buy an airline ticket. Yes! I surprised myself when I came to the realization that I enjoy maintaining my ...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Wheel landing or three point?
Replies: 53
Views: 6365

Re: Wheel landing or three point?

What's the preference when on skis?
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media
Replies: 83
Views: 7490

Re: CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media

CBC, the public relations arm of the Liberal Party of Canada.
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Engine heaters.
Replies: 29
Views: 2858

Re: Engine heaters.

I'm sure the Tanis is a good system. Personally I prefer the Reiff because the cylinder heaters do not occupy the port for the cylinder head temperature probes. It's a fallacy that heating the engine electrically will add moisture. It can't, and won't. In fact it will make the air under the cowling ...
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2 float plane crashes near Lutselke on same day
Replies: 13
Views: 4165

Re: 2 float plane crashes near Lutselke on same day

The "lessons" have nothing to do with flying or with decision-making! I would not presume to pass judgement on a very experienced pilot like Dave Olesen. The lessons are: File a flight plan or itinerary. Have a "bail-out" bag handy. Carry some survival items on you (matches at least). Wear your life...
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to keep logbook
Replies: 14
Views: 2189

Re: Where to keep logbook

What about the Journey Log? I understand there's a legal requirement to carry it onboard, but the chance of loss is always present.

One could keep the JL at home, and enter the data from notes after the flight.

Do I do that? Uhh ......
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Austin Airways mishap, 1986
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Austin Airways mishap, 1986

Was there an TSB report on this accident? Sounds like it would be interesting reading. On 19 January 1986, Douglas C-47A C-GNNA struck a 150 feet (46 m) high Non-directional beacon tower and crashed at Sachigo Lake Airport, Ontario.[7] After clipping the top of the tower the pilot lost use of ailero...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: deHavilland Otter kit?
Replies: 10
Views: 3403

Re: deHavilland Otter kit?

Krazer12 wrote:Is there a home build kit for the de Havilland DHC-3 Otter? Are there any other planes with similar fuselage dimensions that can be home build kits?
There are cheaper ways to get your ATV to camp.

On the other hand, if you have five years and a few hundred thousand bucks just lying around ....
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How low can you really fly?
Replies: 49
Views: 4232

Re: How low can you really fly?

In Class G airspace, one inch off the ground if at least 500 feet distance from a building, vessel, vehicle, person, etc.
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Yellowknife sights in August
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Re: Yellowknife sights in August

Old town is a float-plane haven. (Buffalo) Joe might have his Norseman at the dock. Otherwise, Buffalo Airways base might interest you. The bone-yard is cool - and you can get a cap and T-shirt. Is Nunavut one of the missing two? Easy flight from YK to CYCO. Walk around for a few hours and meet the ...
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush plane capable of carrying ATVs?
Replies: 35
Views: 10837

Re: Bush plane capable of carrying ATVs?

As a previous poster stated, there are times (many times!) when it makes much more sense just to charter an appropriate aircraft. Unless you live in the far north, I'm sure you have plenty of options in that regard. Put your ATV's on an Otter, fill it up with other heavy/bulky stuff (propane cylinde...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cat. 4 medical
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Cat. 4 medical

I've never had to pay a doctor to sign off the Cat 4 medical. But then I live in Nunavut and we seem to get away with stuff here that wouldn't "fly" in the south.
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Aeroplan
Replies: 8
Views: 4588

Re: Aeroplan

Wow, that's quite a bit of points. I'd use them before they make them worth even less. I imagine you have a decent status level. Your Aeroplan membership card will have a priority reservations phone number on it where you can usually get a real person in less than 5 minutes. I've never been asked f...
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Aeroplan
Replies: 8
Views: 4588

Re: Aeroplan

Good suggestion but that just tells me that "the Aeroplan number you have entered is incorrect."
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Aeroplan
Replies: 8
Views: 4588

Re: Aeroplan

Yes, I have considered that and will, one day when I'm no longer fit enough to travel, which will likely be pretty soon. I've never had a chance to travel to any destination more exotic than Plattsburg, NY :rolleyes: so I was really hoping that my wife and I could travel a little now that I'm retire...
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Aeroplan
Replies: 8
Views: 4588

Aeroplan

While I realize that Air Canada is not "Aeroplan", nevertheless, customers usual associate the two. The geniuses at Aeroplan have managed to come up with the shittiest customer service of all time. Since I live in Nunavut, I can't book an Aeroplan seat on-line (having to deal with First Air or Canad...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Getting quantities of AVGAS for Hunting Camp
Replies: 14
Views: 3395

Re: Getting quantities of AVGAS for Hunting Camp

I'll second that for CYSH prices. It's been the cheapest in the area regularly for years, it probably still is. Just checked on their website: 100LL (24/7) $1.633 per litre (incl. 13% HST). Yikes! I'm only paying $1.30 in the northern Yukon. Yeah, sometimes we catch a break in the north. Here (mayb...

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