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by Just another canuck
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Petition To Save The Mars.
Replies: 56
Views: 6399

Re: Petition To Save The Mars.

Thanks for clearing that up for me CLguy. I appreciate it. I think the numbers I read about what each aircraft scoops may have been from the Fireboss website. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I suppose they each play their role and I'll leave it to the experts to decide what is needed. :)
by Just another canuck
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Petition To Save The Mars.
Replies: 56
Views: 6399

Re: Petition To Save The Mars.

The 415 is better cause it is bigger, faster, more manoeuvrable, has better range and endurance but then it should because it is more expensive and a better bomber Why is bigger better? Or faster for that matter, unless the fire is really far away. And without going and looking this up, I find it p...
by Just another canuck
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Petition To Save The Mars.
Replies: 56
Views: 6399

Re: Petition To Save The Mars.

The Fireboss can deliver more than half the payload of a CL. It costs only 10 % of a 415 and operates at 20 % of the cost. Forgive me for sounding ignorant but would it not be more effective for a fire operation to have 10 Fireboss' for the same price as one 415. They need less runway and less lake....
by Just another canuck
Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kodiak crash on takeoff in Papua. Two dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 1927

Re: Kodiak crash on takeoff in Papua. Two dead.

Doyo is a private strip which AMA operated out of and was grass when I was there. Could have changed since. Any associated weather can be found through Sentani, only a few miles away. I was told by a friend there were engine difficulties on takeoff. And just as a note. The place he was going, Ninia,...
by Just another canuck
Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kodiak crash on takeoff in Papua. Two dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 1927

Re: Kodiak crash on takeoff in Papua. Two dead.

It certainly is a hell of a career to serve in Papua. It's a very unforgiving environment. I knew another missionary pilot when I was there who crashed his Porter into the side of a hill. He had about 12 years and over 10,000 hours in Papua as well. The mountains are littered with airplanes that hav...
by Just another canuck
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kodiak crash on takeoff in Papua. Two dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 1927

Kodiak crash on takeoff in Papua. Two dead.

I met the pilot a number of years ago now and he was a very nice fellow. We did our maintenance on the Caravans and Porters in his hangar just off Doyo, which I believe was only about 12 or 1300 feet long. He spent the better part of his career in Papua serving the mountain villages. I didn't know h...
by Just another canuck
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bringing home Lidia
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Bringing home Lidia

Illya Kuryakin wrote:Anybody know if the shields are still alcohol de-iced? Or, are they heated?
They're heated... wish they could have come up with a way to make them bigger though. ;-)
by Just another canuck
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bringing home Lidia
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: Bringing home Lidia

TG wrote:They are rarely used as they tend to leak on the instrumentations below.
They're rarely used because they just don't work very well and can be tricky to get back into position on the bottom of the windscreen... they don't leak.
by Just another canuck
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Harbour Air FO qualifications?
Replies: 14
Views: 3287

Re: Harbour Air FO qualifications?

Go get some PIC time on a Cessna, then a Beaver, then an Otter... you'll enjoy the experience and be a better pilot for it. Then had back to Harbour Air in 4 or 5 years. And are there companies that actually sell students a "mountain endorsement"? Jeez. :roll:
by Just another canuck
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Transwest Air DHC3 Otter crash near Ivanhoe Lk NT 22 8 2013
Replies: 41
Views: 15512

Re: Transwest Air DHC3 Otter crash near Ivanhoe Lk NT 22 8 2

From what I would consider to be a reliable source... the aircraft hit trees with pax on board while "flying low". After dropping the pax at the lodge, the inspection revealed substantial damage to the wing. The pilot then elected to fly the plane back to base, much to everyone's surprise. What exac...
by Just another canuck
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver Crash
Replies: 57
Views: 8556

Re: Beaver Crash

Shoulder harnesses in the Beaver (at least the one that I flew) made it a pain in the arse to get the rudders up. I couldn't quite reach them and then the damn thing would never recoil. I'm sure a new, proper set would solve the problem, but of course, that would cost money.
by Just another canuck
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver Crash
Replies: 57
Views: 8556

Re: Beaver Crash

I've done an under water egress course and I had a hell of a time getting out myself. About half of us actually swam down towards the bottom of the pool the first time. I can take a guess at the average age (and weight) of most of my passengers in the Otter or Beaver and if I were to go upside down,...
by Just another canuck
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Regs regarding takeoff & landing a floatplane
Replies: 9
Views: 4061

Re: Regs regarding takeoff & landing a floatplane

Boat does not always have the right of way... the lake may be designated a certified aerodrome, like on Pine Lake in Nestor Falls. It is the boaters responsibility to stay out of our way and pay attention, which is rarely the case however. Elsewhere, the boat would have the right of way though.
by Just another canuck
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2152
Views: 461292

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

I've decided I only fly planes that used to have radials and are now converted to turbines. :-P
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by Just another canuck
Sun May 05, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Ice out
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Ice out

Still ice fishing... and still need an auger extension. :shock: It's gonna be a late start. :(
by Just another canuck
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Garrett 900hp Conversion - C208 Amphib
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Re: Garrett 900hp Conversion - C208 Amphib

Not really required. If you don't spin it on shut down you could get it locked with a shaft bow but should go away when the entire unit cools. Key words... should go away. And if it doesn't and you try to start it, you just caused a lot more damage. That's the reason I was given anyway. Makes sense...
by Just another canuck
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Garrett 900hp Conversion - C208 Amphib
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Re: Garrett 900hp Conversion - C208 Amphib

I want to say there is a deflector you can get for the Otter... maybe. If there is, I would guess there's something similar for the Van.

You can wash the side of that thing and after one flight, she's black again. Almost seems pointless, although the boss wouldn't agree. :D
by Just another canuck
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Why you don't undercut the glideslope
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: Why you don't undercut the glideslope

I hit an impala with the Caravan in Tanzania.. Some guy hit a ram the other day up near Yellowknife. :wink: LOL. I guess it does sound more like I'm explaining a fender bender I had while driving doesn't it. :) It's a bloody giraffe, mate. The head would be above the horizon while the airplane was ...
by Just another canuck
Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Why you don't undercut the glideslope
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: Why you don't undercut the glideslope

Feel pretty sorry for the giraffe. Stunned knob driving the plane have a seeing eye dog with him? Not a cloud in the sky. The giraffe is well marked...... I feel sorry for the giraffe too, but there are a lot of animals around these strips. I hit an impala with the Caravan in Tanzania and one of th...
by Just another canuck
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Go Pro Hero 3 Mounting?
Replies: 29
Views: 5613

Re: Go Pro Hero 3 Mounting?

You sure it's not the SD card? What type are you using?
by Just another canuck
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Go Pro Hero 3 Mounting?
Replies: 29
Views: 5613

Re: Go Pro Hero 3 Mounting?

Bob, the Black Edition is a slightly better camera than the Silver. I went with the Silver in order to save 100 bucks. If you have a smart phone, you can control the camera with it the same way you can with the wi fi remote included in the Black Edition. However, 100 bucks isn't really that much mon...
by Just another canuck
Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Irrational Pilots
Replies: 66
Views: 4038

Re: Irrational Pilots

I can't believe I'm actually hearing someone defend that statement... A float pilot becomes accustomed to where the high waterline mark is on the floats at maximum weight, ... although maybe not on every aircraft with equal accuracy. So it's said in jest ... she floats she'll fly ... but really the...
by Just another canuck
Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Irrational Pilots
Replies: 66
Views: 4038

Re: Irrational Pilots

I can't believe I'm actually hearing someone defend that statement... really... Wow. It should be... If it'll float, it'll probably fly, but it may not climb. Gimme a break pdw. :roll:
by Just another canuck
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Irrational Pilots
Replies: 66
Views: 4038

Re: Irrational Pilots

I disagree that your standard weights example would include the new generation. It's the old fellas that I know that would just throw the bodies on the plane and the young fellas that would like the whole lot to climb on the scale. If it'll float, it'll fly right. That's not a phrase that came from ...
by Just another canuck
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Irrational Pilots
Replies: 66
Views: 4038

Re: Irrational Pilots

I find it hard to believe that anyone on here said it was OK to crash... in any case, it certainly wasn't me. Taking off over gross is so common in this industry, I can't help but to laugh at the guys giving shit for it... especially when I know how hold some of you are. It's kind of like the reform...

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