|I feel compelled to submit this picture I found on West Caribou Air's website entittled " freight". I wonder what the flight characteristics are on that tank. Is that tank double walled or single. At least it's tied to the right side...I guess. I showed this picture to people who aren't pilots and they even felt it is quite ridiculous. I enjoy how the date is displayed in the corner so we all know when it was flown. Looking up the environment canada historical weather data for that day I hope they did it early in the morning when it was cool instead of late morn when it was 20C out. Judging by the picture it looks about noonish though. I also get a kick out of;
The Norseman is the only aircraft that can take an external load i.e. (boat/canoe) plus passengers to my knowledge because it is the only aircraft that has a manufacturer built and approved boat rack. Any other airplane is out of the loop because of Transport Canada regulations, which become even more restrictive December 2005. Now the plane has limits, but to give you some insight; 1) we have some lakes with baots already on them, 2) one occasion this fall we flew 7 small moose hunter Indians and 2 canoes plus gear, 3) WE ARE IN THE PROCESS of acquiring more commercial boat cache lakes, 4) we can make use of collapsible boats, 5) for speckeled trout river fishing, all you need is a pair of waders...ect...ect...
That's straight off the website...7 small moose hunter Indians, 2 canoes AND GEAR...WOW. That's quite the machine. Must have been a true Norseman day, cold and windy. Are you kidding me guys. How about 4 large Italian moose hunters, one 14' lund and gear or 8 pakistinians, 2 small cows and a goat.
Gee, I wonder why BWP ended up a few meters away from hazelwood drive in Thunder bay awhile ago. The CADORS say the pilot called low fuel and the RCMP say that there was a large area of fuel around the crash. Doesn't make sense. I'm just glad that there was only minor injuries...this time. I don't blame the pilot as much as I blame the organization for lack of leadership. How about the pic of the downwind buzz job entittled norseman wing over, wing over what, the two guys in the foreground or that pole. I think these guys make us all look bad who actually care about doing a good, safe and effective job.