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by seasonaldriver
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Turbine Otter with 8000A Whips External Load
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Turbine Otter with 8000A Whips External Load

I used to fly that type of plane and the MB govt did go through all the hoops necessary to allow extermal loads on the aircraft but I don't know if it allowed external loads on both sides of the aircraft.
by seasonaldriver
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26996

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

anyone read the articles from the MB govt and in the Winnipeg Free Press regarding Lifeflight? The govvie ain't nice.
by seasonaldriver
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bird Control... any tricks?
Replies: 27
Views: 3184

Re: Bird Control... any tricks?

Funniest thread on a serious subject I have read in a very long time!
ROFL

Be careful with anything with ammonia in it. It attacks the plastic of your windows and makes your plane smell like pee.
by seasonaldriver
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview
Replies: 49
Views: 6644

Re: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview

Maybe not in Gimli and the interlake but Winnipeg is not far away and I think has a significant number of people in the aerospace industry. Also maybe some present employees could be persuaded to move west. But like someone said in an earlier post, any move will be east. Manitoba, on the fringe of t...
by seasonaldriver
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview
Replies: 49
Views: 6644

Re: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview

So, just to throw this in as a wild card suggestion that won't happen because it is west of Toronto, but how about YGM, Gimli in Manitoba? Big concrete runway, lots of space, cheap housing nearby, ramp big enough any plane they make...
by seasonaldriver
Thu May 04, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Companies not paying Stat Holiday Pay
Replies: 19
Views: 4225

Re: Companies not paying Stat Holiday Pay

I was in a bit of a similar situation. Got called the evening before the federal holiday and told I wasn't flying the next day, therefore no pay. I waited to see if the stat was on my paycheck. Nope. I am getting my facts together to see what I am owed but I think they average your daily mileage for...
by seasonaldriver
Wed May 03, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Companies not paying Stat Holiday Pay
Replies: 19
Views: 4225

Re: Companies not paying Stat Holiday Pay

I'm going to do a resurrection on this thread. Here's aquestion for you people. I get paid straight mileage, no reserve, no base salary. This is to my way of thinking the same as an incentive based system such as a salesman's commissions,a category which is covered under labour legislation. So, if I...
by seasonaldriver
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: seeking advice
Replies: 23
Views: 2814

Re: seeking advice

I agree with North Shore. Hopefully all the other Instructors will be with you.
Maybe the labour board(or whatever it is called) can do something for you as well?
by seasonaldriver
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Low timer prospects in YT, Northern MB, SK
Replies: 13
Views: 4769

Re: Low timer prospects in YT, Northern MB, SK

maybe try AlAir in Ste. Theresa Point in MB. Al Hadland has 2 cherokee 6's.
by seasonaldriver
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Need Info about Thompson Manitoba
Replies: 21
Views: 2959

Re: Need Info about Thompson Manitoba

Thompson is: Great food at the Northern, The Hub, and of course, Popeyes. Pizza at Santa Maria's and Tom's. Crazy Petes. Some very nice people (and some not so nice) "The Walk of the Living Dead" by the TI. Thompson has all the mod cons such as Walmart, Canadian Tire, Tim Hortons and Safeway to name...
by seasonaldriver
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing uninterruptible autopilot
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Boeing uninterruptible autopilot

Yeah I know it was brought up in threads in 2007, but recent crashes in the Indian ocean and Ukraine makes people think... Fielding McConnell started the whole exposure of this in 2006 I believe and a friend of mine brought it to my attention. Interesting concept but is it true? I have never heard i...
by seasonaldriver
Sat May 30, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Water Rudders
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Re: Water Rudders

I fly on the 8000's which have water rudders that don't retract up very far by design. Backing into a beach you have to be very careful to straighten them before impact with the sand. Otherwise the AME's get really annoyed at you for bending "their" plane.
by seasonaldriver
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 2015 ice out
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Re: 2015 ice out

ice must be rotten up north here in MB, I just had word of a plane going through it. Pilot is OK, plane has minimal damage
by seasonaldriver
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 2015 ice out
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Re: 2015 ice out

I had word from Northern MB that the ice is still thick but looks like it's going to melt quickly with this warm weather
by seasonaldriver
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot should get tips ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4452

Re: Pilot should get tips ?

Tipping in the bush pilot world seems to be a hit and miss thing. Ontario bush pilots seem to get a lot more tips than Manitoba pilots for example.

I have heard that putting a sign up inside the plane that says "tipping your pilot will help him remember where he left you" increases tips...
by seasonaldriver
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wheels Down in Ten
Replies: 61
Views: 3594

Re: Wheels Down in Ten

at the risk of thread drift... I measure the ground speed of a piston otter in a head wind in units of furlongs per fortnight.
by seasonaldriver
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush pilots emergency pack
Replies: 44
Views: 9291

Re: Bush pilots emergency pack

check out http://www.vsslgear.com
A Canadian company, it has some cool, small survival packs that could fit into a (big) pocket.
That and a multitool of some sort and you would probably do OK.
by seasonaldriver
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation medical fees
Replies: 80
Views: 9191

Re: Aviation medical fees

If they gave us something, ANYTHING for our money.
Illya
Advisory Circular (AC) No. 600-005
7. The fees for Transport Canada services reflect a portion of the costs to deliver services to those people who directly benefit from them.

I agree with Illya,just what Do they give us for that?
by seasonaldriver
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: First Aid
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: First Aid

It might help a tiny bit for the resume, but it will help you a lot more personally especially if you plan on a career in the bush. The cost of the course isn't much and you'll end up being able to help someone in need, maybe even yourself, when there is no one else for miles(and miles) around. The ...
by seasonaldriver
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: External loads...canoes...any photos?
Replies: 31
Views: 8258

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

A friend of mine used to haul boats with the bow forward on an Otter. With the horizontal stab being so high he said there was no noticeable vibration from the turbulence generated by the boat and the plane seemed to fly easier. According to every rule I've seen though, it's always stern forward no ...
by seasonaldriver
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: High Time vs. Low Time?
Replies: 72
Views: 3553

Re: High Time vs. Low Time?

My thoughts are that probably the high time guys(girls) can use their experience to avoid or get out bad places better that low time guys(girls) however there is a lot of potential variation in individuals. Some low time people are better that some high time people but probably will not be considere...
by seasonaldriver
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Passing of Bob Polinuk
Replies: 6
Views: 2668

Re: Passing of Bob Polinuk

Bob was one of the most colourful characters in Manitoba aviation.

R.I.P. Bob and my sincere condolences to Doreen, Gary and the rest of the people there.
by seasonaldriver
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Elk Island beaver crash
Replies: 6
Views: 2524

Re: Elk Island beaver crash

in Gods Lake near the lodgeor in Margaret Lake? I'd guess there is still a lot of ice around.
Hope the pilot is OK.
by seasonaldriver
Sun May 25, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Where to land a floatplane in Winnipeg or Southport ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: Where to land a floatplane in Winnipeg or Southport ?

I don't know where the regs against it are but float flying friends who used to fly off the Red River near me said that they were told not to do it anymore. I don't remember who told them that. As an aside, I think that the exhibition about the early days of float flying in Winnipeg is still showing...
by seasonaldriver
Sun May 25, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Just two old guys flying a Stearman in the hills
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: Just two old guys flying a Stearman in the hills

I went for a ride in an old Waco UPF-7 down in Florida. That was Fun even if the pilot wasn't nice enough to have a control stick where I was sitting.
There really is something about an open cockpit on a nice day.
Airliners? Good pay, but zero fun.

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