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by Rudder Bug
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tailwind Landing
Replies: 13
Views: 2245

Re: Tailwind Landing

That's why I hate to sit in the back!
by Rudder Bug
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 442564

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

At home my friend, at home...almost, well, 6 min drive to the base. Is that close enough? :D
by Rudder Bug
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 442564

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

esp803 wrote:Won't be on the 3 this season, but hopefully all the other birds! I'd love to go for a rip in the piston otter some day!
They have a better airframe, not abused with too much power and upgross kits.

Those stoneboats were designed for 8,000 lbs @ 100 mph. Not 9,000 lbs @ 135 mph
by Rudder Bug
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 442564

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Lucky you Esp, I miss a 3T!

Enjoy Yukon and stay safe.

I am back with the piston ones but I love them.

Gilles
by Rudder Bug
Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Want to charter a floatplane from Labrador City, need help!
Replies: 13
Views: 2640

Re: Want to charter a floatplane from Labrador City, need he

I went there a few times in 1988 while flying for Waasheshkun Airways, a Cree-owned operation based in Mistissini Lake. Like Hawker says, there was nothing more than 4 buildings, or trailers, probably falling apart by now, and the airstrip. The community was contemplating buying the installations an...
by Rudder Bug
Fri May 31, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

Re: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

We did one entry a week with the total time and "Montmagny Achipelago" in the Remarks. We had much more cycles than time as you can see!

RB
by Rudder Bug
Wed May 29, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

Re: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

Not quite Beef, unless there has been some changes. The Isle-aux-grues thing is a daily sched, twice a day, plus mailbags on Mondy, Wednesday and Friday, a load of cheese from the cheese factory on Thursdays and a dozen calves on the Friday mail return trip. The Grosse-Ile gig is a contract with Can...
by Rudder Bug
Wed May 29, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

Re: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

Why not just use a ferry to connect these islands, would anyone know? The ferry is seasonal, from May to October, before freezup. Then the only way is by air, hence the "flying school bus". When I was there, a one-way ticket was $20 and $7 for the students...and they complained! It is probably a ta...
by Rudder Bug
Mon May 27, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

Re: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

With Bobat Siddley?
by Rudder Bug
Mon May 27, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

Re: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

Siddley Hawker wrote:We used to sched run the Otter from Havre St. Pierre to Blanc Sablon, 320 sm, 12 stops. Longest was 56 miles from Romaine to Harrington, shortest 7 sm from Old Fort to St. Paul's River.
So you must know my friend Bobat?
by Rudder Bug
Mon May 27, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

Re: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

. wrote:So he's got 1300 hours ? :mrgreen:
Yup Scud but times 10. Just like you old fart! :mrgreen:
by Rudder Bug
Mon May 27, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

Re: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

Every now and then, the typical young guy walked in with a resume, asking about how much time he could do in a year. My answer was: You'll do millions of minutes but not too many hours. BUT...there was and still is the survey contracts up in the Arctic, oh wait a minute, the whale patrols, well yes,...
by Rudder Bug
Mon May 27, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

Re: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

Actually, that Islander was the school bus on Friday nights and Monday mornings. I was probably earning a tidy bit more than the local "ground" school bus driver. It was decent, good people to work with, etc.

I would do it again if I was still around.

Gilles
by Rudder Bug
Mon May 27, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 3052

Re: World's Shortest Scheduled Flight

The Montmagny to L'isle-aux-grues leg is 4,3 sm so we could log 0.15 for every hop. Average turnaround was 15 minutes.

A trip to Quebec City was 18 boring minutes one way. I hated those!

We apparently had the shortest sched in the world by then.

Gilles
by Rudder Bug
Fri May 24, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 442564

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

We are 30 views short of 250,000

I should offer a prize to the 250,000th visitor, but I don't know what yet...

Any suggestion?
by Rudder Bug
Fri May 24, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 442564

Re:

Beefitarian wrote:


If I had a tail it would have been wagging.
That's the scary part: you do have one! :mrgreen:
by Rudder Bug
Fri May 24, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 442564

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

I need more explanations please. This is getting kind of scary...

And you seem to be aware that everyone calls me Elvis in Quebec....

"Goats Elvis leg"...hum... :smt017
by Rudder Bug
Fri May 24, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 442564

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

You got me Beef, never thought of counting the wheels!

Nevertheless, everybody knows the best way to count a herd of cows: count the legs and divide by four.

I owe you a burger!
by Rudder Bug
Fri May 24, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 442564

Re:

Beefitarian wrote:5. Did I miss one?
I'g go with four, with NO Skymaster in the middle, which would make it a little more difficult to count! :D
by Rudder Bug
Fri May 24, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Plane Crash May 2008 YXL (Pilot`s account)
Replies: 54
Views: 7517

Re: DHC-2 Plane Crash May 2008 YXL (Pilot`s account)

This was a very interesting and constructive thread Bug, and I am grateful you dared to do it.

The response and participation it generated, and will continue to, is impressive.

I hope to meet you some day, somewhere!

Gilles
by Rudder Bug
Sun May 19, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Ramp Job in Yellowknife with Northwright air
Replies: 82
Views: 10499

Re: Ramp Job in Yellowknife with Northwright air

Pretty much the same with my DC-4 tanker checkout. The instructor and I ferried five machines to the contract site, during which all the training was carried out. The only non-revenue flight was a three hour PPC ride for three uf us and we all got going the next day. Far different from what's going ...
by Rudder Bug
Sun May 19, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Social Media help please!
Replies: 15
Views: 1420

Re: Social Media help please!

Done. Hope you like mine!
by Rudder Bug
Sat May 18, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Plane Crash May 2008 YXL (Pilot`s account)
Replies: 54
Views: 7517

Re: DHC-2 Plane Crash May 2008 YXL (Pilot`s account)

sky's the limit wrote:Floatpilot has been given some alone time to consider how to communicate a little more appropriately. If anyone has any comments on this topic other than to be supportive, I would suggest framing them with some tact and grace.
Good move STL, thanks, and I hope it is renewable!

:D
by Rudder Bug
Fri May 17, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: WARNING ON JET-OPS DUBAI
Replies: 14
Views: 4841

Re: WARNING ON JET-OPS DUBAI

They have no problem have a pilot use their visa to pay for things then when the bill is over $20,000 hiring someone else ! Or chancing the company name to void honouring the hiring contract,.. stay clear of these guys!! Stay here in Canada much better jobs and honest people!! Sorry, I don't quite ...

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