Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2026 Post by esp803 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:10 pm

A quick snap from a flight a few evenings ago.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2027 Post by shimmydampner » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:05 pm

Somebody needs to clean their floats.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2028 Post by esp803 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:09 am

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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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2029 Post by digits_ » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:26 am

News from abroad: Greetings from Switzerland!
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2030 Post by Siddley Hawker » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:29 pm

Hello digits, long time no hear. What adventure have you been up to this time? :)
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#2031 Post by digits_ » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:29 am

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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#2032 Post by Beefitarian » Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:55 pm

That looks pretty fun. Switzerland is one of Neil Peart's favorite countries.
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#2033 Post by digits_ » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:55 pm

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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#2034 Post by Colonel Sanders » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:50 am

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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#2035 Post by digits_ » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:11 am

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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#2036 Post by Colonel Sanders » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:40 am

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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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2037 Post by Tanker299 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:13 am

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.
What did you folks do to them, they barley ever had a drop in them last year. They were tight floats.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2038 Post by bigEh » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:31 pm

Something from the other night waiting for the last flight to arrive.
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#2039 Post by bigEh » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:35 pm

I guess while I'm at it, I'll post one from earlier this summer.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2040 Post by Nwtflier » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:57 pm

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2041 Post by BRD » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:35 pm

Fairchild 24W with a Continental 670 conversion (last weekend)

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2042 Post by BRD » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:59 pm

Found stuff...

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2043 Post by GUMPS » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:27 pm

That twotter picture is great...I just wish I could see it all at once. Resize!
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#2044 Post by BRD » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:41 pm

A few more:

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2045 Post by BRD » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:17 pm

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

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2046 Post by BRD » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:41 pm

Otter and Beaver stuff:

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2047 Post by Nwtflier » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:34 pm

Sorry GUMPS, I'm technologically challenged and do not know how to resize.
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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2048 Post by BRD » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:35 pm

Stinson out of Rankin and Whale Cove:

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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2049 Post by GUMPS » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:02 pm

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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Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

#2050 Post by BRD » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:43 pm

Yes, late 50's, Hudson Bay area res Otter...

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