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by beaverbob
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: External loads...canoes...any photos?
Replies: 31
Views: 8263

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

Hey BBob -- How did it fly -- flew 2 14 ft boats on a bvr and needed flap to stay in the air -- :mrgreen: That flew quite well. I think I has about 80 mph with the four passengers in the plane as well. I did keep slight flap for attitude reasons. Some where I have a picture of flying a Seadoo on th...
by beaverbob
Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thirty seconds over Tokyo
Replies: 7
Views: 2344

Re: Thirty seconds over Tokyo

Use Google translate. I read it in English. Very accurate translation too.
by beaverbob
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: External loads...canoes...any photos?
Replies: 31
Views: 8263

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

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by beaverbob
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: unplanned road trip
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: unplanned road trip

Hi Liquid Charlie. Take the Coquihalla to Merritt, then Logan Lake highway to Cache Creek. You avoid the twisty two lanes of the Fraser Canyon in favour of a divided highway at 110K all the way to Merritt. At Merritt junction you can go the Kamloops highway to Cache Creek, but the Logan Lake highway...
by beaverbob
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15761

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

I don't see any danger to anyone. But: to bad in was just a supercub; and not a 185, a Beaver or a mighty Norseman. That would have gotten everyone's attention cause of the noise, but still no danger. [maybe a local noise ordinance] he he! BH It would have been better in a loaded Beaver with a two ...
by beaverbob
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge
Replies: 327
Views: 15761

Re: Ottawa RIver Departure under the Bridge

Rigpiggy I have sufficient float time to know better than to take off with a concrete bridge standing in the way of my takeoff path. I have sufficient overall flying time to respect, and be wary of obstacles in my takeoff path, and I have sufficient spare brain cells in my head to usually avoid doi...
by beaverbob
Fri May 23, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada's most Decorated Pilot of WW1
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Canada's most Decorated Pilot of WW1

[quote="Old Dog Flying"]What type is this, who flew it and what epic battle took place during its short career?

Chris stay out of it 'cause you know it from memory

Barney

Barney, Are you trying to tell us that Chris is "really" old? :lol:

Bob
by beaverbob
Wed May 07, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: crossing the georgia straight
Replies: 19
Views: 3815

Re: crossing the georgia straight

The procedures have changed since this thread started in 2009. Harbour tower and the flight service stations do not give codes as a rule, they can and will on occasion. You call Pacific Radio (listed in the VFR and Float supplements) on the frequency listed for the area you are in and state departur...
by beaverbob
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Beaver Ballad
Replies: 4
Views: 2879

Re: Beaver Ballad

dusk2dawn wrote:Now it is 228,000+ views but not even Google knows the lyrics!?
I think it is just a bunch of Beaver nuts that play it over and over and over.............

Bob
by beaverbob
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Float instructor in pitt meadows
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Float instructor in pitt meadows

I wonder if I would have a chance without a bachelor degree. I haven't been a bachelor for forty years. LOL

Beaverbob
by beaverbob
Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 43
Views: 5313

Re: What do I do?

Naossoan;

I am going to private message you in a day or two. Don't get all excited and sit on pins and needles waiting. I just want to discuss your options and challenges in private.

Where in BC are you?

Beaverbob.
by beaverbob
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 69539

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

Maybe a new weapons delivery system for Iran to attack Israel?
I know, far fetched, but fits right in with all the other strange and twisted theories.
Bob :rolleyes:
by beaverbob
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beaver CF-IGF
Replies: 8
Views: 2232

Re: Beaver CF-IGF

Oops.
by beaverbob
Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The ideal pilot job
Replies: 29
Views: 2034

Re: The ideal pilot job

Pounding a Beaver year around on the left coast. The rain, The wind, The turbulence, The swells, The debris, The Boats, The whales, The wonderful passengers (which you actually get to know), a great airplane and home every night, weather permitting, and if that isn't enough, the mildest climate in C...
by beaverbob
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: A Nice Day on The Hecate Straits
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

Re: A Nice Day on The Hecate Straits

Jack Anderson did not like the idea of a GPS. His idea was it took your attention from where it belonged -- outside. I remember well those days crossing Hecate strait in weather like pictured. Line up two islands from Rupert and then hold the heading for twenty minutes making sure the angle to the w...
by beaverbob
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey old guys.
Replies: 43
Views: 4139

Re: Hey old guys.

I don't know what the rate was when I learned to fly. I paid $5 for my whole licence. But the next year, 1969, a C-150 was $12 and a 172 was 14. Add $4. for dual. Instructors were not well paid. In 1971 I taught at a school for $4. per hour and had to quit after the first year to prevent starvation....
by beaverbob
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Guy makes a scale model 777 out of manila envelopes. AMAZING
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Re: Guy makes a scale model 777 out of manila envelopes. AMA

My fingers are getting sore just watching this.
Bob
by beaverbob
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: living in a 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: living in a 3

North Shore wrote:30? is that it?
I did 106 in 10.6 this summer (including 4 hours of transit time..)

Ha! That would be touch and go's. I have to dock and reload each time. Seriously though, thats a fast turn around time on a fire.
by beaverbob
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: living in a 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: living in a 3

On the west coast 12 hours is about 30 landings.
by beaverbob
Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: GUSTS! Handling tips & tricks for landing on floats
Replies: 66
Views: 12115

Re: GUSTS! Handling tips & tricks for landing on floats

Jack Anderson, crazy old bugger he was, taught me how to fly floats in Prince Rupert. He did all my checkouts. Used to see him come down the dock with an axe, wearing a mackinaw, and fly off somewhere in a 180. He was the one who first flew over the trees directly into Seal Cove, came off the step ...
by beaverbob
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Happy New year!
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Happy New year!

Happy New Year to all my Avcanada friends. I hope 2014 will be a great year for all of us.
Bob Bates
by beaverbob
Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Survival Gear - what do you personally carry with you?
Replies: 130
Views: 7586

Re: Survival Gear - what do you personally carry with you?

None, except my cellphone. That's what I like about my present job. I can see me destination from home and home from my destination. It's called a retirement job.
Bob
by beaverbob
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Peter O'Toole - First flight
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: Peter O'Toole - First flight

Driving Rain wrote:water rudders down.
The prop leading edge must look like a Crosscut saw after that take off. :lol:
Bob
by beaverbob
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Tips for float flying on the West Coast
Replies: 49
Views: 7710

Re: Tips for float flying on the West Coast

Bump, Because everybody can use a friendly December reminder.
Bob :wink:
by beaverbob
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: If you had the money...
Replies: 67
Views: 4433

Re: If you had the money...

One of each "out of production" Dhc-
Bob :-?

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