Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by jspitfire » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:59 am

Not much daylight north of the Arctic Circle right now, but still some great photo ops!

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Happy New Year to everyone!
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by tiny » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:23 pm

JAC

Who were/are you flying for?
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by medi-whacked » Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:17 am

Excellent photos!!
Is there a reason for not feathering the props ( first pic ) I have seen that on floats but not on wheels/skiis

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Rowdy » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:34 am

Yes! There is a reason.. you want to start in that flat pitch on the 'blade latches' or you'll find yourself moving forward or sideways with only one engine turning as it starts to grab when the prop comes out of feather. You want to start in a zero thrust scenerio
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Just another canuck » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:54 am

tiny wrote:JAC

Who were/are you flying for?
A local Tanzanian company... owns 3 Vans, 2 206's and a half dozen safari lodges, which makes for some good overnights, considering people pay anywhere from 400 to 700 a night/person to stay in these lodges... others are even more expensive.

More lions, different day... this was right beside the runway.
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Hyraxes begging for some ugali.
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Luxury tent in Selous Game Reserve on the Rufiji River.
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It's good fun but I work way too much... have logged 800 hours in the last 6 months. The good side is it's slowing down and with the heavy rains in the March, April, May comes little to no flying at all and I'll be home for a holiday. :D

Unless I head to the Sudan, which is still a possibility... referendum in 4 days and shortly thereafter, I should have some answers from these guys in Kenya and Sudan as to whether they'll take our plane or not.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by angry inch » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:59 am

Fantastic pics JAC... Keep them coming when you can! Good luck over there.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by FighterPilot » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:12 pm

Finally after slacking for a few months I've gotten around to editing my Norseman Day pictures.
Hope you's like them.

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Rudder Bug » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:24 pm

FighterPilot,

I'm just flabbergasted, wonderful! Have you got some more of this stuff?

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Just another canuck » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:39 am

angry inch wrote:Fantastic pics JAC... Keep them coming when you can! Good luck over there.
Thanks!! :D
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Prairie Chicken » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:29 am

Great pics JAC! What a fantastic benefit to your work! Please keep posting, and don't feed the wildlife! :)
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Blakey » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:32 am

[quote="FighterPilot"]Finally after slacking for a few months I've gotten around to editing my Norseman Day pictures.
Hope you's like them.

They were well worth waiting for. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by pointyendforward » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:01 am

Hey all!!!! Just wanted to share how I was spending my winter..... Try not to freeze up there eh?!!?

Fueling up in Savusavu before fighting the 25 knot headwind home....
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GEE on the apron in Nadi with GLL (R.I.P) in the background
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Saying hello to some buddies out surfing...
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Holding..... Tough life I tell ya...
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Don't forget to sweep those wings off before you go....... Fly safe all!!
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by beaverbob » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:36 pm

Nice pictures of old 1358
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by roscoe » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:14 am

I sure wish I was still looking after Serial #124 now sporting DQ-GWW formerly CF-GQW. First aircraft I signed out with my shiny new ticket circa 1964.....It's snowing by the way.....
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Rudder Bug » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:56 pm

Nice to see GWW back to life with the Edo's! She looks much better than the last photo I saw a few years ago.

I had wonderful times "experiencing the difference" with that Beaver as well as with GLL in 2001.

Ni sa bula

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Slats » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:56 pm

A couple miscellaneous shots from the past year.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Maynard » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:51 pm

Hey slats, love the shot with the 185....was that HDR?

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Slats » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:56 pm

Thanks. Yes it was, first attempt at it.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Maynard » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:24 pm

Not an "aircraft" but a maker of flight non the less...thought I'd share...gotta love nwo.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Rowdy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:44 pm

So.... this isnt in canuckland and technically it's not bush flying.. but Its still a good time!

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Siddley Hawker » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:26 pm

So.... this isnt in canuckland and technically it's not bush flying.. but Its still a good time!
Not to worry Rowdy. Any place you can fly with the window open this time of year gets my vote. :D
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Idriveplane » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:13 am

Since its winter, here are a couple cold wx pics from over the years:

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by Bushav8er » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:07 am

That's a nice set of shots.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by enbt » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:43 am

Nice shots! I love the air to air ones especially.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Post by agent0 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:37 am

It has been said before, but not by me...best thread ever.

Personally, I'm a little sick of winter so here's one from a few years back that hints at warmer temps to come.
Enjoy.
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