Wilderness North Air Tractor

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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by Nephilim » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:29 pm

Nacho, what you say in your last email is true, but you were never offered a job!

That's not to say that we would not consider you in the future, now that our pay scales have increased significantly.

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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by nacho » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:05 pm

Well, then you must be the guy that picked me up at the airpot that day and yes I got the impression I was being offered the job, after all I also got the idea that we could not agree on what a guy should make to get the job done.

I will say it again for others, I liked what I saw around there but had an issue with the jettison valve, that's all.

Clean place , kind people , nice airplanes.

Cheers from really hot Northern Argentina !


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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by Nephilim » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:58 pm

We have totally remanufactured our AT802’s and dump system which now takes 7 seconds to empty 75% of the load and then can land with full flap at less than 60 kts airspeed. Built like a race car. Sure beats something loaded with drums or onboard fuel tanks in an emergency.
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by Driving Rain » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:00 pm

This sounds like a job I would really like. For real :mrgreen:
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by jamesbay » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:45 am

If you google "AirTractor 802" , it takes you to the "CONAIR" website briefly describing the modification used to convert to a fuel hauler, they are working in conjuction with Wilderness North monitoring how the tractor performs, now that it landing at near gross weight and operating in winter conditions.
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by Cat Driver » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:00 am

now that it landing at near gross weight and operating in winter conditions.
Does the 802 have a gross take off weight and a gross landing weight limit?
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by jamesbay » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:51 am

Take-off and landing weights are the same at 16,000 lbs. according to airtractor's website.
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by Cat Driver » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:55 am

O.K. just wondered why there was any concern about landing near gross weight.
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by jamesbay » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:22 am

Actually I wasn't expressing concern of landing near gross weight, rather the fact of the normal operations an ag-plane carries out usually doesn't include landing loaded.
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by Cat Driver » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:42 am

Yes I know that.

I was just trying to figure out why anyone would need to know how any airplane that was certified to land at xxx pounds operates.

Anyhow enough of this, because it is not very productive anyhow.
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by matt foley » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:42 am

Hey Nacho, tell me exactly how you are getting two ton of granular material(Super Phosphate, Lime or even seed) out in two seconds. It would really help my productivity.
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by nacho » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:50 pm

Wasn't talking about solid stuff matt, you know that! I don't think it would improve your pruductivity either!

And I am not trying to be a smart ass either about this stuff, everybody is entitled to an opinion, end of story for me.


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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by The Colpoys Kid » Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:30 am

I just talked to a buddy of mine working at Nakina. The Air Tractors are definitely hauling 1000 gallons of diesel per hop right now, soon to be less as the temperature rises.

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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by pecessix » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:48 am

Hi everyone,

Any update about this company, or more recent details about the conditions offered?

Thanks!
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Re: Wilderness North Air Tractor

Post by Maynard » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:09 pm

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