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by duCapo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo crash.
Replies: 33
Views: 4735

Re: Navajo crash.

Well, if it's on avcanada, it must be true. Having exited the back of a twin otter taxiing on floats once or twice before, I wonder how much force is required to open the front half of the door any meaningful amount in flight. And even if you can, how smart is it to open the front half of any door ...
by duCapo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo crash.
Replies: 33
Views: 4735

Re: Navajo crash.

That would have happened in 84-85 between Williams Lake and Quesnel. It was a Ho doing a bag run> I think it was Navair, but I could be wrong. Scuttlebut at the time was the pilot was trying to close the rear door that was open and took a tumble. He was never found, the aircraft was.
by duCapo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fairchid Husky
Replies: 28
Views: 5291

Re: Fairchid Husky

Looks like Jack was flying this one quite a bit, I'll dig up some other names and pass them on. Some of the DC3 paperwork was fro Air Nigeria and the UK.
by duCapo
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fairchid Husky
Replies: 28
Views: 5291

Fairchid Husky

I was cleaning up some old boxes in my office building and came across some old logbooks. Anyone have time in this one? have a couple of DC-3 logbooks also.
by duCapo
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 8772

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

I saw a photo of a Beaver cargo door being recovered from the river.
by duCapo
Fri May 12, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Best Float Flying Read
Replies: 26
Views: 9781

Re: Best Float Flying Read

Trail of the Wild Goose was written by H.P. "Hank" Parsons, Parson's Airways Northern Ltd. of Flin Flon, Man. Hanks brothers, Bud and Keith owned Parson's Airways, Kenora Ont. The NFB has a short video called "Bush Pilot: Birth of a myth.' available on their web site or it is also on YouTube. Hank ...
by duCapo
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Jacksons in Manitoba
Replies: 8
Views: 10305

Re: Jacksons in Manitoba

oldtimer wrote:I seem to recall Parsons Airways Northern had a Twin Otter for a brief period of time but that was many moons ago and only a rumor.
True
by duCapo
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Jacksons in Manitoba
Replies: 8
Views: 10305

Re: Jacksons in Manitoba

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by duCapo
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARs Deluxe
Replies: 9
Views: 2312

Re: CARs Deluxe

This http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/acts-regulation ... 96-433.htm is just as broken as TC. Cars Deluxe was the most efficient way to glean information from the Regs. And it was a TC inspector that told me about the program.
by duCapo
Tue May 24, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Negative G Load Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3646

Re: Negative G Load Question

He who shall not be named's father flew a lovely series of inside outside vertical 8 cominations at Gatineau a few years ago when well north of 70... impressive.
Who would that be? Beelzebub?
by duCapo
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air France flight attendants say they'll refuse Iran trips
Replies: 47
Views: 4823

Re: Air France flight attendants say they'll refuse Iran tri

7ECA wrote:
bald seagull wrote: No we don't. Our current doorknob PM proves otherwise! Bends over backwards for them, and makes Canadians adapt to them!
'Albertan, by chance? :rolleyes:
You don't have to Albertan to despise that little twat.
by duCapo
Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sick and Questionable, F-11 Husky CF-SAQ
Replies: 55
Views: 10582

Re: Sick and Questionable, F-11 Husky CF-SAQ

Back in the late 60's, I flew a Fairchild F-11 Husky CF-SAQ when it was owned by Parson's Airways LTD. of Flin Flon Man. I heard that the airplane ended up in B.C where it was repowered with an Alvis Leonides engine. Has any oldtimers on the B.C. coast ever heard of or remember this fine old underp...
by duCapo
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time to pay
Replies: 9
Views: 2148

Re: Time to pay

It's really simple. Don't pay.
by duCapo
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beaver / Norseman Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3882

Re: Beaver / Norseman Questions

The Norseman only has a couple of AD's and isn't acquiring any more with the limited hours they are flying. The Beaver on the other hand has stacks of AD's and every time Transport Canada walks by they give it another one. Mostly generated by salt dogs but everybody has to play. What are you planni...
by duCapo
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Svetlana Kapanina
Replies: 9
Views: 1897

Re: Svetlana Kapanina

Wonder what she does for fun?? Looks bored eh? 15 minutes in she smiles for half a second then back to resting bitch face... Pretty good hands and feet...I guess... WTF? One of the top aerobatic pilots in the world and all you can comment on is her lack of smiling. Jeez, get a life! Kapanina was Wo...
by duCapo
Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CARAC Notice of Activity - PICA and NPA - Emergency Locator
Replies: 24
Views: 1224

Re: CARAC Notice of Activity - PICA and NPA - Emergency Loca

I find it disheartening that TC is still beating the 406 dead horse. Less than 40 % of crashes result in a ELT activation for either the 121.5 or 406 beacons. A GPS based continuous tracking system is clearly a superior solution to the 30 year old 406 technology and now can be enabled with cheap te...
by duCapo
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Super Dave gets wings clipped...
Replies: 61
Views: 8117

Re: Super Dave gets wings clipped...

Perhaps the locals are animal lovers who are miffed because he uses genuine "Saskatchewan seal skin bindings" in his 5 point harness.
LMAO!! I needed that today, thanks
by duCapo
Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I thought I had a Pilot' license.....Rant Alert
Replies: 24
Views: 2560

Re: I thought I had a Pilot' license.....Rant Alert

switchflicker wrote:With the increase in cost of ammo, there will be no more warning shots.
To save money on ammo, buy bulk lots while on sale, which includes free shipping. This should alleviate any worries about having to use expensive ammunition.
Buy it cheap....stack it deep.
by duCapo
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Harrison Ford
Replies: 43
Views: 6282

Re: Harrison Ford Seriously Injured in Plane Crash

Kinner radial engine. My first flight ever was in a PT22 at Delta Airpark when Jesus was a carpenter. My 12th birthday party. Nothing like doing a loop and falling off your seat until your shoulder harnesses caught you because you were too small and the belts didn't have any more holes to put the p...
by duCapo
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Spock is gone....
Replies: 12
Views: 1190

Re: Spock is gone....

Long live Spock.
by duCapo
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dornier on floats
Replies: 24
Views: 5411

Re: Dornier on floats

One used to operate from the dock at Vancouver International when I was there in the early to mid-70's .... might have been on trial for Harrison Airways, but I'm far from sure. Supposedly had good performance, but a bugger to dock in the conditions and places around the coast. Tradewinds operated ...
by duCapo
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation medical fees
Replies: 80
Views: 9195

Re: Aviation medical fees

I refuse to pay that bill when it shows up. Every few years my accountant screws up and I have a tax return and the CRA steal it from me. This year they got $495. There have been lots of threads on this subject.
by duCapo
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATTENTION all 702 703 Operators!
Replies: 51
Views: 4829

Re: ATTENTION all 702 703 Operators!

timel wrote:Ducapo, could you explain us in which way this new regs are going to effect your business and pilot wages?
Too many "know it alls" on AvCanada with little or no experience in business to get into it on an open forum.
by duCapo
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATTENTION all 702 703 Operators!
Replies: 51
Views: 4829

Re: ATTENTION all 702 703 Operators!

Deadline to respond to NPA has been extended to October 15th. As an operator of 7 703 Beavers, this is going to cost us in extra pilots needed and cost the existing pilots a loss of revenue. There were no representatives from any 703/704 companies fixed wing. Major consultation and rework of NPA is...

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