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by bronson
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Scottish Twin Pioneer
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: Scottish Twin Pioneer

I saw it in Terrace....was on its way to Australia if memory serves.
by bronson
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: R-985 operation and leaning.
Replies: 12
Views: 3827

Re: R-985 operation and leaning.

You know...there's nothing wrong with the settings in the manual....
by bronson
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba government contemplates privatizing province-run air ambulances, water bombers
Replies: 38
Views: 4103

Re: Manitoba government contemplates privatizing province-run air ambulances, water bombers

I don't think privatization works. Certainly hasn't worked for highways. How do you build in a profit and get the same service for less?
by bronson
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beaver Tips
Replies: 205
Views: 36841

Re: Beaver Tips

You lean it like any other engine, just a bit rich of peak.
by bronson
Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unions
Replies: 33
Views: 3733

Re: Unions

There are three reasons for forming a union. Bad management, bad management and bad management.
by bronson
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Murray Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

Re: Murray Wood

Murray made everything look easy. Absolutely one of a kind. RIP old friend.
by bronson
Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dornier on floats
Replies: 24
Views: 4881

Re: Dornier on floats

Remember seeing one in Redditt, believe it was operating out of Red Lake in the 70s. Pilot told me that forgetting the trim on TO could be fatal, otherwise a good AC.
by bronson
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: External loads on private float plane.
Replies: 18
Views: 3634

Re: External loads on private float plane.

The folding boats |I have seen have pieces of wood to stiffen them. Don't try and fly the boat unless thy are inside the boat! I saw a beautiful Pa-12 crash because the front of boat bent over resulting in loss of control and a spiral into the water.
by bronson
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Antique Pilot Pic # 1
Replies: 21
Views: 5616

Re: Antique Pilot Pic # 1

That'd be the one. There was a lot of speculation at the time as to whether it was going to a legit mining company or not!
by bronson
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC intros new reg amends for the oversight of POC holders
Replies: 9
Views: 2079

Re: TC intros new reg amends for the oversight of POC holder

Seems to me they were under regulated or at least under-monitored. Shame to see them have to adopt ALL the red tape that commercial carriers suffer under though. Takes so long and costs so much to make anything happen.
by bronson
Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Alaska Airlines Goose
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: Alaska Airlines Goose

I was told that Alaska used to firewall the engines on takeoff ( and had their own overhaul shop). I only firewalled the Goose once and when I found time to look at the m.p. it was coming back down through 42". Wonder how high they would go? Testament to the 985's durability.
by bronson
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Antique Pilot Pic # 1
Replies: 21
Views: 5616

Re: Antique Pilot Pic # 1

I think Patricia went to a "mining" company in Belize in the 80's.
by bronson
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: A Nice Day on The Hecate Straits
Replies: 13
Views: 2739

Re: A Nice Day on The Hecate Straits

When the water flattens out, you have gone by Rosespit....
by bronson
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: external load stc
Replies: 37
Views: 2726

Re: external load stc

You know in the early 80s, I a friend told me about a conversation between two TC types that he had overheard in the s. terminal (YVR) coffee shop. " you could INTERPRET this to mean" . Sure enough within a couple of months we had an inspector wandering around the dock in YPR telling people to untie...
by bronson
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CAP Rant
Replies: 27
Views: 2801

Re: CAP Rant

Alternate minimums printed on the plate would be nice!
by bronson
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stan Renyolds Collection being crushed
Replies: 24
Views: 2627

Re: Stan Renyolds Collection being crushed

You happen to remember the registration of the Dove Bones?
by bronson
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: West Coast Goose
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: West Coast Goose

I think I saw NIF at the south terminal (YVR) since 98 but I could be wrong. There were some good Goose sites on the net but they aren't in my bookmarks anymore. I'll have another look and post urls if I find any.
by bronson
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: West Coast Goose
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: West Coast Goose

What's happened to NIF? Sold?
by bronson
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 703 use of Actual Weights
Replies: 12
Views: 2299

Re: 703 use of Actual Weights

Best way I have seen to get pass. weight was a scale that was set up to weigh 5 or 6 people at a time. This not only avoided embarrassing folks, it gave you a dead accurate wt. ( this a/c will carry 1500#, split it up how you like !)
by bronson
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Engine Handling Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: Engine Handling Thread

Good place to start is with the idea that the engine is subject to 2 stresses-thermal, which is measured at the cyl. head temp and oil temp, and mechanical which is measured at the tach. In general low rpm and high man. press. is the way to go. The exception to that is on takeoff, where reduced powe...
by bronson
Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: skull found on Iskut river
Replies: 4
Views: 1865

skull found on Iskut river

I'm hearing reports that a human skull was found on the Iskut, near the water station. Hope it closes a certain file.
by bronson
Mon May 21, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: The TRACE Beaver is flying.
Replies: 52
Views: 5685

Re: The TRACE Beaver is flying.

I started looking into the Thunder in the '80s. My thought was it would be a common engine for almost the whole fleet, Dhc-2,3,6 , Goose and Mallard. Seems to me the Thunder was to get something like .47 hp/lb (fuel)/hr. which was better than even the 985 I think and the extra 100 horses would have ...
by bronson
Mon May 21, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying in -FZRA
Replies: 54
Views: 5018

Re: Flying in -FZRA

Freezing rain is almost always wx with a short duration, 2 hrs. or so. Have a coffee. If your boss pushes , ask him what part of " f*&k off" he doesn't understand.
by bronson
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Carb Ice/heat in 180
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Carb Ice/heat in 180

Some versions of the 470 are more prone to icing than others too. \Seems to me the K was the worst, might have been a J, was in a '58 180 anyway . ( anybody remember FITO?)
by bronson
Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Carb Ice/Heat in a Beaver
Replies: 18
Views: 3140

Re: Carb Ice/Heat in a Beaver

As I recall, the fuel burn ( per the chart) is based on a temp of +4. The desert scoop didn't seem to need carb heat but the chin scoop sure did especially on the coast. I also used the 1" drop on the man. press. as a starting point.

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