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by Lost Lake
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: What are the three biggest reasons for floatplane crashes
Replies: 20
Views: 2156

Re: What are the three biggest reasons for floatplane crashes

Pilot skills, pilot knowledge and pilot attitudes
by Lost Lake
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Seaplane regulation changes proposed
Replies: 23
Views: 6856

Re: Seaplane regulation changes proposed

All these opinions are great. However, as an ops manager for a small float operation, where is the "official" rules, regulations, time line, specifications for this. We just bought 4 of the tried and true thin yellow jackets which, I don't think will last a season of constant use. I understand that ...
by Lost Lake
Thu May 07, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: That didn't take long...
Replies: 16
Views: 4551

Re: That didn't take long...

You should read it again. May be required to pay for training. Not the same as PCC. They seemed to have trouble finding qualified pilots in the past. Not a bad company. You stay at a 5 star lodge, free food, good tips. I might even apply.
by Lost Lake
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Covid-19 impact of float operations
Replies: 9
Views: 3490

Re: Covid-19 impact of float operations

"This isn't going to last forever, we'll all be eating KD this year but everything will surge back hard as the restrictions are lifted." I wish. Fly in fishing is a luxury vacation. Employment will be a long time recovering. Except for making masks, the economy has just tanked. It will be a few year...
by Lost Lake
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

Re: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19

It says, permits, licences, ratings. My license is an ATPL. It doesnt say anything about changing my medical status.
Typical government gliberdeegoop!
by Lost Lake
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

TC MEDICAL EXTENSIONS COVID 19

So, TC has advised that no new medical exams are to be performed until later and all medicals are good til Aug. 1. Great, except I am over 60 and fly commercially on floats. After 6 months, I don't renew my CAT 1 medical but revert to a private endorsement. I need to do my medical in April to renew....
by Lost Lake
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

My doctor is the head surgeon at the hospital. Visitors not allowed. Hmmm. Usually get it in Apr. so that it lasts the float season. An extension would be nice.
by Lost Lake
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Float flying prospects?
Replies: 12
Views: 2057

Re: Float flying prospects?

100 hr is enough for a beaver? Now I know why there were at least 5 deadly crashes in Canada last year.
by Lost Lake
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: AIR BRAVO
Replies: 12
Views: 5145

Re: AIR BRAVO

Stay away!!
by Lost Lake
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 23
Views: 2067

Legal question!

A question. Can a private pilot fly a commercially registered airplane for a company to perform non revenue camp work and supplies, ie, fuel, motors, camp work. If they can, what is the CP's responsibility? Do they need tdg training? Anything other considerations?

Thanks for any advice.
by Lost Lake
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Android aviation apps
Replies: 1
Views: 486

Android aviation apps

A young pilot showed me a phone app that was free and had multiple av maps on it. One of the maps was a gps VNC with live weather on it. Any idea which app? He says it was free on play store.

Thanks in advance
by Lost Lake
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter
Replies: 27
Views: 9830

Re: Info Request: Hearing Loss - DHC-2 Beaver & DHC-3 Otter

Which part of the country was this. I would like to try. In my first years on a beaver, we weren't aloud to wear head sets. Deaf as a brick now.
by Lost Lake
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2019?
Replies: 9
Views: 5274

Re: Demand for float drivers 2019?

Well I'm not sure if it's related, but the season is only half over and 6 float planes that I know of have crashed. Mainly beavers. Lots of dead people. One pilot had over 20,000 hr. I could be wrong, but I'm guessing most of the pilots may have been low time. How much money does an operator save hi...
by Lost Lake
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another beaver crash. Labrador
Replies: 6
Views: 2810

Another beaver crash. Labrador

Just read another beaver with 7 on board crashed in northern Labrador. That's 3 in just the last week. So sad. Real question is why.
by Lost Lake
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Hearst Air Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Hearst Air Info

Anyone with any info flying for this company!! Thanks in advance.
by Lost Lake
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Part time float jobs?
Replies: 9
Views: 3133

Re: Part time float jobs?

I fly 1 to 3 days a week. Great gig for an old pilot. Also high Arctic lodges. Incredible fishing and hunting. Not part time, but short season.
by Lost Lake
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I'm thinking of getting my Flight Instructor Rating Ultralights
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: I'm thinking of getting my Flight Instructor Rating Ultralights

I thought you needed a normal flight instructors licences. Which be a commercial license plus. I used to have a Q rating
by Lost Lake
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2019?
Replies: 9
Views: 5274

Re: Demand for float drivers 2019?

Only Jan and there are 27 posts for float drivers and 5 for dock hands for the month!. This is unheard of in my memory. Unfortunately salaries dont seem to be matching the demand. Job requirements require a commercial license as well some othere skills to pay the equivalent of $20/hr (that's for exp...
by Lost Lake
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Too old to fly for a career?
Replies: 9
Views: 4267

Re: Too old to fly for a career?

Um, I'll be 68 this float season. Still given er!
by Lost Lake
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Experienced Beaver Pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

Re: Experienced Beaver Pilot

WTF?? There's 18 jobs posted right now for dhc2,3 and 206 jobs. Must be something wrong here. With that many hours you can go anywhere.🤔

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