Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

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Somebody needs to clean their floats.
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shimmydampner wrote:Somebody needs to clean their floats.
haha Perhaps, Unfortunately the dam Stewart River is so silty the cleaning job would only last a day or two. On the plus side the silt seems to "tighten up" the floats.
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News from abroad: Greetings from Switzerland!
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Hello digits, long time no hear. What adventure have you been up to this time? :)
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Siddley Hawker wrote:Hello digits, long time no hear. What adventure have you been up to this time? :)
The biggest one soo far: working on getting all my Canadian paperwork done (flying licenses & migration). In february I'm coming over. Beware ! :mrgreen:
In the mean time, I'm teaching in Europe. One of my advanced students wanted to fly in the Alps, that's where the picture is from.
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That looks pretty fun. Switzerland is one of Neil Peart's favorite countries.
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Beefitarian wrote:That looks pretty fun. Switzerland is one of Neil Peart's favorite countries.
The funniest part is that they actually landed (military) jets there... :rolleyes: They still do for some airshow-like events.
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In february I'm coming
Oh, wow. Most of Canada (non-ocean coast) can
get unbelievably cold in February, compared to Europe!

The clothes you have to wear are crazy. With any wind,
exposed skin can be damaged in seconds. The dewpoint
is insanely low - it's static city, inside.

There's a reason no one invades Canada :wink: Ever notice
that wars are always fought over warm, sunny places?

bmc knows cold!
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Colonel Sanders wrote:
In february I'm coming
Oh, wow. Most of Canada (non-ocean coast) can
get unbelievably cold in February, compared to Europe!

The clothes you have to wear are crazy. With any wind,
exposed skin can be damaged in seconds. The dewpoint
is insanely low - it's static city, inside.

There's a reason no one invades Canada :wink: Ever notice
that wars are always fought over warm, sunny places?

bmc knows cold!
Yeah, I've heard. I hope they have a good clothing shop at the airport. It will be a Manitoba invasion, one of the coldest provinces I've read. And yet, I'm looking forward to it! But I'll start another thread about that in a while.
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Manitoba in February!! :shock:

You're going to need a warm parka, and wear
layers of clothes that you immediately strip off
as soon as you get into someplace warm to
avoid sweating. It's really bad to be wet when
you go out into the cold again. I really, really
hate having wet feet.

You need long underwear. You need warm boots
with liners that you pull out to dry when you get
inside. You need thick mitts and gloves. You need
to cover your head (most of your heat loss) whenever
you are outside, either with your parka hood or at
least a toque. I might suggest a fur hat that covers
your ears.

And heavy scarfs. And dark sunglasses for when the
sun comes out and blinds you with the reflection off
the snow. And a flashlight because it's going to be
dark 18 hours of the day. Also in your parka carry
some lock de-icer, for both the house and the car.
I also carry a leatherman.

I won't even begin to describe what you need to
make a car or truck work when it's that cold. You
won't believe it.

Manitoba in February!! I guess I'm getting old. This
is where you will find me, during the cold, dark depths
of the Canadian winter:

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Something from the other night waiting for the last flight to arrive.
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I guess while I'm at it, I'll post one from earlier this summer.
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Fairchild 24W with a Continental 670 conversion (last weekend)

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Found stuff...

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That twotter picture is great...I just wish I could see it all at once. Resize!
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A few more:

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Sorry folks, just digging through some of my old stuff...

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Otter and Beaver stuff:

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Sorry GUMPS, I'm technologically challenged and do not know how to resize.
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Stinson out of Rankin and Whale Cove:

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Nwtflier wrote:Sorry GUMPS, I'm technologically challenged and do not know how to resize.
It's ok I'm challenged in every other way!

BRD some great shot there..Someone needs to go back in time and tell that Otter pilot to pull his water rudders up
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Yes, late 50's, Hudson Bay area res Otter...

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GUMPS wrote:
BRD some great shot there..Someone needs to go back in time and tell that Otter pilot to pull his water rudders up
AND tell Gord to put some damn clothes on for once when docking the Norseman, Jebus :shock:
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