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by Antique Pilot
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Fogotten Aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6079

Re: Fogotten Aircraft

October 01, 2019 Consolidated Commodore Flying Boat. https://youtu.be/x0F_H5w8ayI There is one of these in the water offshore at Takla Landing BC. It caught fire during refuelling in 1942. It was on a ferry flight from Florida to Alaska. The San Diego Air Museum was going to mount a salvage effort ...
by Antique Pilot
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: EAA Oshkosh 2020 Tips?

Friends of mine from YKF area have cleared US Customs at Port Huron MI and Drummond Island MI. Drummond Island might be a bit out of the way but apparently it was excellent service. From there it is an easy flight down the west side of Lake Michigan to Green Bay and/or OSH. I have cleared US Customs...
by Antique Pilot
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Viscount NW of Dauphin MB
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Viscount NW of Dauphin MB

I was on a road trip recently and saw this former TCA/Air Canada Vickers Viscount at Garland MB between Dauphin and Swan River. It looks like it it is hooked up to electrical power..

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by Antique Pilot
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Metars Wind Decode
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Metars Wind Decode

Thank you very much!

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by Antique Pilot
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Metars Wind Decode
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Metars Wind Decode

Sorry, meant to type 18045G//KT
by Antique Pilot
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Metars Wind Decode
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Metars Wind Decode

Does anyone know what // means after wind direction and speed as in:

18045G45//KT.

My 1967 “From The Ground Up” doesn’t have the answer.

This was in a metar issued for Red Lake about 5 hours ago. Apparently a DHC-3T was damaged while tied up in Howey Bay.

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by Antique Pilot
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Legends of the North at Pickle Lake-Jack Hooker Memorial
Replies: 6
Views: 5122

Re: Legends of the North at Pickle Lake-Jack Hooker Memorial

Hi @Antique Pilot. Could you please PM me when you get a moment (I just signed up here and cannot send PMs yet). I noticed you have a wealth of information about Hooker Air Service and Pickle Lake. Dave Hooker was my grandfather, and Jack my Uncle. My mother is the oldest child of Dave & Winifred. ...
by Antique Pilot
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Inhibiting a Flat Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Inhibiting a Flat Engine

I am looking for advice on how to properly inhibit the O470L engine in my Cessna 180 when it is parked for lengthy periods. First off I realize that I should fly it a lot more but lately that hasn’t been practical. When I park it in the fall for up to 6-7 months I drain the engine oil and put in Inh...
by Antique Pilot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Re: Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019

piperdriver wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Is that C-FFOX?
No. FOX is at Ignace ON at Gordon Hughes maintenance shop. This is IGX.
by Antique Pilot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1563

Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019

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by Antique Pilot
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane
Replies: 39
Views: 3310

Re: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane

What was the aircraft type? Passenger says it was a 40-50 foot drop to the ground. I didn’t know they fly A380’s on the YQB-YYZ run.

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by Antique Pilot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wok
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: Wok

sunk wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:52 pm
Anyone have any info on WOK’s Norseman that had an accident?
I believe it happened on Wednesday in northern SK. Pilot is ok. Machine may have been ENB or RZI.

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by Antique Pilot
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Fogotten Aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 6079

Re: Fogotten Aircraft

This particular L12 is a well travelled aircraft. The first owner in 1936 was Continental Oil Company, Ponica City, Ok. In recent decades the aircraft was owned by an acquaintance of mine. He flew it to New Zealand where he was living at the time. Kept it there for several years then flew it back to...
by Antique Pilot
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6432

Re: Twin otter on the ice

SherriffPatGarrett, that white, gold and grey with red wings Norseman is MkVI CF-EPZ sitting on the ice in front of Calm Air's water base on Eldon Lake, Lynn Lake Man. January 1971. How do I know? That is me in the red skidoo suit pre-flighting the bird. Did you ever fly a Husky in northern MB or S...
by Antique Pilot
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37716

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

In 1985 I spent a few weeks in Ethiopia. I flew on a B-720 from Addis to Asmara Eritrea and back to Addis the next day. I met the crew at their layover hotel and they invited me for dinner. They were all very knowledgeable and professional. The captain had trained on F86’s in the USA in 1960. He als...
by Antique Pilot
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: CNC3 Hangar Fire
Replies: 39
Views: 2388

Re: CNC3 Hangar Fire

Just heard that some idiot with a C172 was draining fuel from his aircraft in a hangar and he had a trouble light with an old incandescent light in it. Fuel spilled on the light and caught fire. Other owners arrived to get their aircraft out but the fire cut the power and they couldn't open their d...
by Antique Pilot
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July
Replies: 25
Views: 2140

Re: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July

Where are you departing from in Alaska? I presume you are on wheels. Anyways set up an account with DHS and file an eAPIS and a flight plan for a customs stop. Also phone the customs station before your departure. I would clear customs at Whitehorse. Then follow the Alaska Hwy to Fort St. John BC CY...
by Antique Pilot
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: L1011
Replies: 20
Views: 4441

Re: L1011

I flew as a passenger on the L1011 several times and managed to visit the cockpit as well in the 1970’s-1980’s. On July 25 1985 I flew from YYZ-LHR on a L1011. On the next day after a short layover in LHR I boarded the Concorde and flew to JFK and OSH. One way fare on the Concorde for that flight wa...
by Antique Pilot
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into USA
Replies: 35
Views: 2016

Re: Flying into USA

I have flown several times from the Winnipeg area to and from International Falls, Piney-Pinecreek, and Minot on wheels. Also did a few flights on floats to US Customs at Crane Lake MN and then to Sandpoint Ont for CAN Customs at the north end of Crane Lake. Usually went quite smooth and simple. Onl...
by Antique Pilot
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada tailstrike in Hong Kong
Replies: 57
Views: 8620

Re: Air Canada tailstrike in Hong Kong

Mick G wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:24 pm
That'll buff right out
You have to get new material.

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by Antique Pilot
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 59
Views: 4547

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Well I can’t even come close to the other posters but here are a couple of flights I did:

Cessna 180 on floats Ft. St.John to Flin Flon 6:00.
Cessna 180 on wheels Yuma AZ to Gillette WY 6:40. Then stuck in a blizzard for 3 days at the Gillette Super 8 waiting to go to YWG.

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by Antique Pilot
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 10 years prop inspection due
Replies: 4
Views: 1513

Re: 10 years prop inspection due

On our Cessna 180....any outfit you would recommend in the Edmonton or Calgary area? What is the average cost of the 10 years inspection if no snags encountered? Thanks Do you have the Mcaulley model 66 prop? I had mine done 10 years ago at a cost of about $3500.00. Nothing wrong with it. So now 10...
by Antique Pilot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Old Prop
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Old Prop

Got the attachments to work.

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by Antique Pilot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Old Prop
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Old Prop

Hi,
I am trying to identify a prop. I think it is off a Fleet Finch 16B. I can’t attach the pic.
Prop has a diameter of 92”. Info on the hub says Kinner B5, date June 1941.

Thanks,
AP
by Antique Pilot
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KENTING
Replies: 19
Views: 2680

Re: KENTING

Was it Kenting or ? that used Mosquito's for photo survey's across the north in the late 40's early 50's...as I recall back in the summer of 96 hauling pallets of what I thought was junk out of YRT ,until I had a closer look and realized there was a Merlin engine among the junk....all pieces of a M...

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