Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

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Beefitarian wrote:That's good to read ESP. I hope you have a great season.
To you as well! Just went for my first rip on floats in about 3 years... feels great to be back on the water!
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

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Lucky you Esp, I miss a 3T!

Enjoy Yukon and stay safe.

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

Gilles
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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!
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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
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Hi Elvis!

Where in Canada will you be this summer???
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At home my friend, at home...almost, well, 6 min drive to the base. Is that close enough? :D
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One from 5 years ago... the skier can out power the plane in the turns ;)
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esp803 wrote:the skier can out power the plane in the turns
Could
Past tense. Before the loss of beard. Now that that's gone, he probably can't even win an arm wrestle.
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esp803 wrote:One from 5 years ago... the skier can out power the plane in the turns ;)
Hell, tied to the tail a skier could probably out power an Otter!
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Slats wrote:Past tense. Before the loss of beard. Now that that's gone, he probably can't even win an arm wrestle.
Lost the beard! Unacceptable!
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A small point of order:

Skiers point their feet forward, and negotiate around buoys at the outermost point of their turns; since the person in the picture has his feet pointing sideways, and there's nary a buoy in sight, we can safely assume that he is not a skier, but rather, a wakeboarder... :wink:

PS, cool pic - I've often wondered about doing that (but could never get past the safety/f@$king around with the boss' aircraft risk/reward equation) I'd imagine that you'd really pull the tail around if you dug in hard.. otoh, the airtime would be spectacular! :lol:
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That's not Gene the Cretin, is it? :)
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I seem to think I will have oodles of shots of this otter by the end of the season... all I really want is a shot of me flying my airplane to feed my ego haha.
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GoPro shot
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What did you use to mount that? roll bar mount on the pitot tube?
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Yep
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

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Here's a few from the Yellowknife Floatplane Fly-in last weekend. Turns out all my best shots were of the local planes, and didn't get too many good ones of the visitors!

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Nice shot of Joe's Norseman.
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I've decided I only fly planes that used to have radials and are now converted to turbines. :-P
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Rudderbug,

I was looking through these pics and came across your CCJ Beaver pic back in feb. When and where was that taken?

I remember that beaver running out of YKL in the mid 90s working for a small mineral exploration company. We ended up out looking for him one day, April 26,1997 to be exact. Had to pull the logbook for that. He was 6 hrs overdue for arrival back into YKL so off we went. By the time we got back he was putting her to bed. Wx had gone to sh#t so he plunked down and made some tea up wait the weather out. Guess he had his radios off while he was flying because we were calling every 5 min but no joy, except to see him safely back in YKL.

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ETTW;

That's my old friend Georges, a geologist/pilot who's been flying that Beaver for decades. I think the aircraft just been sold but Georges might still be flying it for the new owner.

I'll give him a call and find out.

He certainly remembers that day!

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last week very not so friendly yet amazing to see cold front that passed thru CYND.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

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The weather back in May was awful, two days later the 208 was back at the airport and the main docks were trying to float away.
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A quick snap from a flight a few evenings ago.
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