Beech 18 CF-TBA, Pickle Lake 1971

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Beech 18 CF-TBA, Pickle Lake 1971

#1 Post by Antique Pilot » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:16 pm

Here we are launching TBA summer 1971.

Some folks in this pic are: Jack Hooker, Sil Boulanger, Dave Dalke, Dave Furito, Dan Springer, Pat Davidson,
Joe Mattawapit.

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Re: Beech 18 CF-TBA, Pickle Lake 1971

#2 Post by ross1 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:48 pm

Great photo!.. I like when they appear candid and not everyone looking at the camera.

The water rudders don't seem to match....any reason for that?

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#3 Post by Antique Pilot » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:28 am

ross1 wrote:Great photo!.. I like when they appear candid and not everyone looking at the camera.

The water rudders don't seem to match....any reason for that?

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Good catch. No I don't know why. Possibly a lack of matching parts after a repair.

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#4 Post by NunavutPA-12 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:03 pm

Great photo.

I'm curious though: Where do they go from there? I can't see a ramp in that photo, and it looks like a bit of a drop from the dock to the water.
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#5 Post by Antique Pilot » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:36 pm

NunavutPA-12 wrote:Great photo.

I'm curious though: Where do they go from there? I can't see a ramp in that photo, and it looks like a bit of a drop from the dock to the water.
There definitely was a ramp out in front. But something had shifted. Can't remember exactly what the deal was. That is why we were putting sheets of plywood in front of the beaching gear to roll it across something.

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#6 Post by xsbank » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:33 pm

Why bother with the wheels? Just wait for the tide to come up?

Very cool photo.
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#7 Post by Antique Pilot » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:41 pm

NunavutPA-12 wrote:Great photo.

I'm curious though: Where do they go from there? I can't see a ramp in that photo, and it looks like a bit of a drop from the dock to the water.
Another angle before we started moving TBA. Bellanca Aircruiser BTW Straddles the dock on the right.

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#8 Post by CLguy » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:46 pm

Just realized this is in Pickle Lk. Thought it was Sioux Lookout til I took a closer look and got my bearings. TBA is pointing towards the MNR docks.
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#9 Post by Changes in Latitudes » Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:46 pm

Great pictures, great nostalgia.

If you can get a decent job in NW Ontario, I highly recommend it. Great people, great flying. I'm grateful for my experiences up there.
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#10 Post by PZL 1000 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:21 pm

Yes very nice. I have 2.1 hrs dual on CF-TBD also a Beech 18.
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#11 Post by springlocked » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:22 am

If you can get a decent job in NW Ontario, I highly recommend it
But I'm a grumpy old bastard :smt040
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#12 Post by Meatservo » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:35 pm

Changes in Latitudes wrote:Great pictures, great nostalgia.

If you can get a decent job in NW Ontario, I highly recommend it. Great people, great flying. I'm grateful for my experiences up there.
Me too. I turned grouchy after eight years or so and went off to find somewhere else to fly, but now when I think of it I feel a pang of nostalgia for it. Maybe I'll go back one day, if there are still any floatplanes left there. Maybe Pete will hire me for a season.
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