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by JungleMonkey
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPL Pilot looking for a "Flying Buddy" to get solo CPL hours
Replies: 31
Views: 2887

Re: PPL Pilot looking for a "Flying Buddy" to get solo CPL h

ahramin wrote:Glad I squeaked in before this became an issue. I had 4 passengers on my 300 nm trip :oops:.
Was it a 3 passenger airplane ?? :rolleyes:
by JungleMonkey
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Seaplane Time
Replies: 22
Views: 5518

Re: Seaplane Time

+1
by JungleMonkey
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Seaplane Time
Replies: 22
Views: 5518

Re: Seaplane Time

Try to avoid a "dock job" if possible. Everybody works the dock anyways all the way up to and including the otter pilot. You might as well get paid to fly. Just my opinion. Even the chief pilot works the dock at small operations. If you do work the dock and the carrot never gets closer don't feel ba...
by JungleMonkey
Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Finally got my Radio Licence after 31 years
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Finally got my Radio Licence after 31 years

Well, the nice instructor in Victoria helped me get a real radio licence after I'd been flying around for 31 years with a fake. I learned to fly in 1984 and the CFI at Winnipeg Aviation administered my restricted operators exam, took my $5, issued me a licence, and then never sent in the paperwork. ...
by JungleMonkey
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beaver chief pilot / ops manager Day VFR 703 SALARY ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2213

Re: Beaver chief pilot / ops manager Day VFR 703 SALARY ?

This probably is t too helpful but in 1990 it was $2500 month and including a reasonable house.
by JungleMonkey
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rudder pedals
Replies: 40
Views: 2979

Re: Rudder pedals

Interesting question. I never really noticed usually I'm too busy looking out the window. I'll check where my feet are next time. I fly Amphibs mostly but have flown Otters and Piper Cubs too. A Champ I once flew had heel brakes but the Beaver on wheels had toe brakes if I remember correctly.
by JungleMonkey
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver down in Iceland with Canadian connection
Replies: 13
Views: 4627

Re: Beaver down in Iceland with Canadian connection

I just heard about Grant's accident. Sad news. I met him awhile back. Nice guy. RIP...
by JungleMonkey
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home owner shoots down Drone. It's Started!
Replies: 23
Views: 6451

Re: Home owner shoots down Drone. It's Started!

That's right the guy controlling the drone is "certainly wrong". I wouldn't call him a pilot. I agree with the homeowner shooting it down (if it was in his bubble). The gun-toting home-owner thought the perv neighbor was spying on him. However, using a shotgun to do it in city limits was kinda stupi...
by JungleMonkey
Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: DHC-2 Boat Rack (Drawings and Photographs)
Replies: 7
Views: 4241

Re: DHC-2 Boat Rack (Drawings and Photographs)

I think Barry up at Voyage Air has one. I seem to remember hauling a few boats around for him. And he will have the proper paperwork. Guaranteed.
by JungleMonkey
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PBY destroyed
Replies: 9
Views: 2371

Re: PBY destroyed

I participated in loading effort about 20 years ago. It was a rare old seaplane can't remember the name. The guy in charge of lifting it put cables through the rear cargo doors and started to lift without a spreader bar. I was told him I thought is might not like that but he assured me it was strong...
by JungleMonkey
Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Will Private Companies need an OC for Non Commercial flight?
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: Will Private Companies need an OC for Non Commercial fli

ahramin wrote:Are you talking about 604? What aircraft type?
It's an amphib Caravan. Just flying the boss around to his cabin and the odd hockey tournament or . wagon race.
by JungleMonkey
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Will Private Companies need an OC for Non Commercial flight?
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Will Private Companies need an OC for Non Commercial flight?

Hi Folks, I heard a rumor that Transport will be requiring companies operating small planes for non-commercial purposes to get an OC. Is this just a rumor or does it have some truth to it? I fly a plane for a private company and the best part about it is that the only paperwork involved is the logbo...
by JungleMonkey
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chinese firm buys up 49% of Harbour Air
Replies: 31
Views: 4500

Re: Chinese firm buys up 49% of Harbour Air

http://globalnews.ca/news/2061303/viking-air-inks-deal-with-china-that-could-be-worth-billions/ Viking air to sell 50 Twotters over 5 years. With 4 pilot positions per aircraft with 2 probably at least requiring Canadian captains maybe even a few Canadian FO's not to mention the order for Viking, I...
by JungleMonkey
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Sioux Lookout
Replies: 25
Views: 12893

Re: Sioux Lookout

I worked in Sioux Lookout in 1991. A lot has probably changed since then but I couldn't afford rent on a Beaver Pilot's wage (not with an apartment and family in Winnipeg to pay for) so I bought a 14' Travelaire trailer. Luckily I owned and old pickup to pull it with and also the seaplane base has a...
by JungleMonkey
Sat May 30, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What would you do? Advice needed
Replies: 39
Views: 2364

Re: What would you do? Advice needed

Okay here is my situation, I have been working as a flight instructor in BC for the past two years. Currently have 900TT and 150 twin pic hours.... Seems many operators find that instructing isn't the best experience and with all these lay offs going on in Alberta, manitoba.... Getting that first g...
by JungleMonkey
Wed May 27, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ultra-light Down
Replies: 23
Views: 5092

Re: Ultra-light Down

The pilot of the sea-breeze should never have taken off. Poor decision making for sure. However, I've flown several home-built and ultralight aircraft. I've never had an engine failure on any of them but they were all well maintained. I did have one retard pilot pull a loop on me (I was right seat) ...
by JungleMonkey
Wed May 27, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More layoffs
Replies: 29
Views: 6609

Re: More layoffs

I've been through a few of the downturns now. I gave up flying full time awhile ago and work in the oil and gas business now. (I also paid off my toys some time ago and have even divested myself of a few). The last car payment is on the 10th. My advice is to get out of the country and look abroad. N...
by JungleMonkey
Sun May 24, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Can a plane on Skis land on Sand?
Replies: 22
Views: 4598

Re: Can a plane on Skis land on Sand?

I suspect that you too were looking at the "camel toes"..
by JungleMonkey
Fri May 22, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Can a plane on Skis land on Sand?
Replies: 22
Views: 4598

Re: Can a plane on Skis land on Sand?

The road the camels are walking on looks good. Their "camel toes" are mostly visible. I'd recommend a tailwheel aircraft loaded slightly tail heavy. I took off in 12" deep snow once with a C180 on straight wheels. My cousin and his buddy were in the back and the baggage was behind them. It worked bu...
by JungleMonkey
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: protect your freedom to fly and land
Replies: 13
Views: 2257

Re: protect your freedom to fly and land

The way I interpret that part about "set apart either in whole or in part" for landing etc. is that would apply to licenced water-dromes or strips. If it's not in the VFR supplement, it doesn't exist and therefore the rules don't apply. I'll land my floatplane wherever the heck I want. Unfortunately...
by JungleMonkey
Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Medical Examiner in Victoria
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Aviation Medical Examiner in Victoria

Thanks guys. I knew about the list but I do appreciate the personal recommendations.
by JungleMonkey
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Medical Examiner in Victoria
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Aviation Medical Examiner in Victoria

Who's a nice friendly aviation medical examiner in Victoria area? Gotta get er done in April...
by JungleMonkey
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Flying in Red Lake, On.
Replies: 12
Views: 3672

Re: Flying in Red Lake, On.

I really liked Red Lake. It's like the west coast (without the coast part) but has more bugs and less restaurants.. The flying pay is similar.
by JungleMonkey
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Have you ever been divorced?
Replies: 20
Views: 3136

Re: Have you ever been divorced?

Getting divorced sucked. Staying together with the ex would have sucked more. I spent $10,000 getting married. I would rather have put it into a house instead of renting an apartment. Getting divorced cost $250,000. Worth every penny... :rolleyes:

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