Best float operator

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best float operator

Borek (including all sister companies)
40
22%
transwest
5
3%
tindi
24
13%
arctic sunwest
2
1%
slate falls
8
4%
Little Red
19
10%
Baxter airways
8
4%
West Coast Air
9
5%
Voyage air
4
2%
Amigo Airlines
5
3%
Rusty Myers
8
4%
harbour air
31
17%
Vancouver Island Air
5
3%
pasco
6
3%
jakson air services
12
6%
 
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Best float operator

#1 Post by . . » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:25 pm

need some ideas here guys
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#2 Post by SuperDave » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:47 pm

Harbour Air, Pacific Coastal, Rusty Meyers, Tofino Air, North Star, Nakina...etc...
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#3 Post by Rowdy » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:49 pm

slate falls, baxter, west coast air, lil red etc etc
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#4 Post by . . » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:02 pm

wow i didn't know little red ran floats. Thanks, I'll add them.
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#5 Post by Over the Horn » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:29 pm

you might want to divide this one into regions ie. west coast, northern ect....
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#6 Post by . . » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:35 pm

any suggestions on how it could be further broken down?
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#7 Post by Dust Devil » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:47 pm

courtesy
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#8 Post by . . » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:54 pm

Courtesy air doesn't operate float planes commercially. The float side was sold off and is now owned by voyage air.
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#9 Post by mikegtzg » Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:57 pm

I would like to vote for Amigo Airlines. I really like there choice of aircraft.
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#10 Post by Dust Devil » Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:14 am

endless wrote:Courtesy air doesn't operate float planes commercially. The float side was sold off and is now owned by voyage air.
When did that happen??
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#11 Post by 200hr Wonder » Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:05 pm

Harbour Air?
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#12 Post by . . » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:35 pm

harbour air is a division of borek isn't it?
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#13 Post by 200hr Wonder » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:08 pm

No Harbour is a private company, I beileve mostly if not 100% owned by Greg Mcdougall
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#14 Post by . . » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:39 pm

cool thanks for the info. seems i'm getting quite the education here.
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#15 Post by -2 driver » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:20 pm

Dust Devil wrote:
endless wrote:Courtesy air doesn't operate float planes commercially. The float side was sold off and is now owned by voyage air.
When did that happen??
Voyage Air bought Courtesy Air's float division in the spring of 2002. They have since put a turbine in the Otter. Excellent equipment, fair pay; pilot's are expected to perform some non-flying duties but this is typical in a smaller operation. You will have a hard time finding a nicer guy to work for; just be prepared to put in an honest day's work for your day's pay. Voyage Air earns my vote!
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#16 Post by . . » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:22 pm

you have to vote for them then!
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#17 Post by angry inch » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:54 am

How 'bout Vancouver Island Air?? They run a few Beach 18's and a Beaver out of Campbell River... Solid Outfit...
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#18 Post by angry inch » Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:07 pm

Let's not forget about Pacific Coastal's Float Division. I think they have 3 amphib Beavers & 3 or 4 Gooses (Geese??)
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#19 Post by -2 driver » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:05 pm

endless wrote:you have to vote for them then!
Done!!
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Re: Courtesy Air

#20 Post by just clearing the trees » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:32 am

deleted: double post
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Re: Courtesy Air

#21 Post by just clearing the trees » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:33 am

-2 driver wrote:Excellent equipment, fair pay; pilot's are expected to perform some non-flying duties but this is typical in a smaller operation. You will have a hard time finding a nicer guy to work for; just be prepared to put in an honest day's work for your day's pay. Voyage Air earns my vote!
Hmmm, I've heard the equipment and pay is good, but I've also heard from more than one person that he's not the greatest guy to work for. Know a couple guys that say they wouldn't work there no matter how good the pay.
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#22 Post by KenoraPilot » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:29 pm

how about Kenora Air and Walsten Air, Red Lake, Souix Lookout
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#23 Post by just clearing the trees » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:35 am

How about Jackson up in Flin Flon?
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#24 Post by Bliss » Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:14 pm

Jackson's all the way!

Missing the good times and good friends..

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Re: Courtesy Air

#25 Post by -2 driver » Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:04 pm

just clearing the trees wrote:
-2 driver wrote:Excellent equipment, fair pay; pilot's are expected to perform some non-flying duties but this is typical in a smaller operation. You will have a hard time finding a nicer guy to work for; just be prepared to put in an honest day's work for your day's pay. Voyage Air earns my vote!
Hmmm, I've heard the equipment and pay is good, but I've also heard from more than one person that he's not the greatest guy to work for. Know a couple guys that say they wouldn't work there no matter how good the pay.
As I said, be prepared to put in an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. The general pay arrangement is a daily base plus mileage. If there is nothing scheduled for whatever your flying you have the option of coming in anyway or taking the day off. If you choose to come in and receive your base pay it is only reasonable to that you perform some sort of work in exchange for your compensation. Some drivers, particularly those with a bit of time, are averse to doing much more than fuelling and flying. Barry is particular about how many things are done, but he never expects more from anyone than he does from himself, and as the guy who signs the cheques and maintains the equipment he certainly should have the right to have a say in how things are done. He is always open to any suggestions if anyone thinks there is a better way of getting something done. I think that his excellent safety record speaks for itself. Bush flying is a diverse fraternity, and Barry has seen his share of odd characters, but he always treats everyone honestly and fairly, sometimes to his own detriment. I enjoyed my time there and would still be there if not for the incompatibility of bush flying and any kind of stable relationship. Unfortunately one love had to go, and I chose for it to be flying. That's life!!
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