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by darbel
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of 126.70 calls....
Replies: 16
Views: 3404

Re: The importance of 126.70 calls....

That's the Nolinor way....
by darbel
Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight bag recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Flight bag recommendations

If I am flying freight I use a backpack.
If I am flying sked, I use a swissgear briefcase roller bag. It fits a clipboard, headset, a couple of books. I found it at Bentley.
by darbel
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots Back
Replies: 141
Views: 34283

Re: Ice Pilots Back

I believe that the Baslar conversion on the DC3 gives the a/c a zero time airframe. I could be wrong though.
by darbel
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 67
Views: 4770

Re: How old are you?

I turn 30 in two weeks. Been flying since I was 21. Just hanging out in Churchill enjoying the weather. HA!!!
by darbel
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northway Caravan
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Northway Caravan

I worked at Northway for a year after flying strictly day VFR floats in the bush for 5 years. The training is great there and it didn't seem like a stretch to fly spifr. They also will not push you into something you are not ready for. It's not an operation that wants you to kill yourself. They resp...
by darbel
Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Day In The Life...
Replies: 43
Views: 10857

Re: A Day In The Life...

I wake up whenever I feel like it. Sometimes I just stay in bed all morning. Finally get up and make some coffee and have some cereal. Surf the Internet and the couch. Sometime in the afternoon I might go outside and enjoy the late fall air. I see a deer run through my yard. I feel like trash so may...
by darbel
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lets spend some money
Replies: 13
Views: 1888

Re: Lets spend some money

I know of a guy who comes around Crane Lake MN every now and the who picked up a nice Beaver a few months ago for $250,000. You wouldn't have trouble with 3-4 pax and gear in short or high lakes.
by darbel
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: INRAT Questions?
Replies: 38
Views: 7487

Re: INRAT Questions?

Classic Av Canada. A couple of days ago I posted on a forum to see if my books are out of date for the test I'm about to write and I get zero response. This one has two pages already, and it's all of jackasses criticizing other people for looking for help. Let's get it together people, I thought we ...
by darbel
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IATRA questions
Replies: 45
Views: 65626

Re: IATRA questions

I'm writing the IATRA in a couple of weeks. Does anybody know if there are any new types of questions on the exam? All of my books are versions from 2007-2009. Would they still work for me or should I pick up the new versions? Any help would be greatly appreciated. BTW the book I have is the aerocou...
by darbel
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 5600 LB Gross Weight Increase for DHC-2
Replies: 20
Views: 5346

Re: 5600 LB Gross Weight Increase for DHC-2

This pretty much sums up what I was trying to find out. I was just having trouble finding information online about the mod. My employer was talking about a mod that brings the engine mounts foreward an inch or two. I was just curious if it had anything to do with an upgross. Thanks everyone for the ...
by darbel
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 5600 LB Gross Weight Increase for DHC-2
Replies: 20
Views: 5346

5600 LB Gross Weight Increase for DHC-2

I was just doing some research and I'm haveing trouble finding out exactly what is done to a Beaver for the 5600 GWI. I know that 4930 floats are needed. I'm just curious what is done to the Beaver structurally. Can someone help me out?
by darbel
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Gear to bring up north
Replies: 28
Views: 2978

Re: Gear to bring up north

I always found that a lighter was a handy thing to have in your pocket at all times. It doesn't have to be fancy, just a bic will do. You'll probably find yourself cutting up new rope, or lighting a camp fire, or lighting up a burner for a fish fry etc... I buy a new bic at the beginning of every se...
by darbel
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2149
Views: 455475

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

I believe the primary use for the tank on the bottom is to re-stock lakes with fish. They load the tanks up with fry and dump them into lakes. The tanks are also used for fire suppresion.
by darbel
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2149
Views: 455475

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Nice, I fly a Beaver in and out of the same bay as the US forrest service. I believe it is a little ways away from the airport (I call it Leustek bay). They fly around 3 beautiful shiny beavers, while I fly a well used workhorse.
by darbel
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training Air Hart Kelowna
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Re: Training Air Hart Kelowna

I did my training there in 07'-08'. Aircraft are well maintained and very nice to fly. Ownership has changed since i did my training. I've met the new owner and he seems like a nice/knowledgeable guy. I believe you can also take their aircraft solo which is a good thing. I recommend the 50 hour bush...
by darbel
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Second Job While Career Flying
Replies: 12
Views: 2022

Re: Second Job While Career Flying

In the summer I work as a Beaver pilot. In winters, I work as a pad coordinator at Winnipeg central deice facility. The two jobs work very well together. I usually get about 2 weeks of down time between each job.
by darbel
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Prior career before flying?
Replies: 25
Views: 1862

Re: Prior career before flying?

Farmer
Oilfield Maintenance
Cabinetmaker
Pilot

I was a farmer/oilfield maintenance as a kid. I was a cabinetmaker for about 3-4 years. Then I followed my passion in life and I'll never look back.
by darbel
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Trans Maldivian
Replies: 37
Views: 5738

Re: Trans Maldivian

[What sort of questions? The only thing I can think of is the Muslim thing, so they might not like gays or jews there - is that it?] Just a few questions about my family background, very specific though. How many siblings, what my family heritage is, marital status etc... No questions about sexual p...
by darbel
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Trans Maldivian
Replies: 37
Views: 5738

Re: Trans Maldivian

I'm just going by what they told me. They said FO's range from $900-2200/ month. They also told me there are 3 round trip flights paid for, and I thing the rotation was 1 month on 2 weeks off. The rotation may be incorrect, I can't remember that part. The bond was definetley 2 years though. They als...
by darbel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Trans Maldivian
Replies: 37
Views: 5738

Re: Trans Maldivian

I had a telephone interview with TMA about a month ago. They told me it was a $12,500 2 year training bond, and FO's start at $900/month. They also told me to shave my beard????? I was confused and not so interested after these facts.
by darbel
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Float Plane Rentals?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: Float Plane Rentals?

Air Hart in Kelowna has a 172XP and 180 on floats. I think they will even rent it out solo. At least they did about 5 years ago.
by darbel
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Day In The Life...
Replies: 43
Views: 10857

Re: A Day In The Life...

I wake up around 6 am 7 days a week fom May till Sept. I step outside to take a leak off the edge of the outside hallway. I stumble my way to the shower to wash off the haze of the night before. I'm in the staff dining room by 0630 for some bacon and eggs. Down to the docks by 0645 to pump the float...
by darbel
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: The Transition
Replies: 1
Views: 793

The Transition

I am currently renewing my MIFR in the sim and I am looking to make the transistion from floats to the IFR world. I have my reasons (mainly want to be close to my wife). I'm looking to make the move at the end of this years season (Septemberish). I'll have about 1500hrs, give or take, which is mostl...
by darbel
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot wrist watch, is it a good thing or BS
Replies: 105
Views: 7716

Re: Pilot wrist watch, is it a good thing or BS

I have a simple wind river carabiner watch. I don't like having anything on my wrist while I'm flying, I'm not sure why. It only cost me $35ish from marks work warehouse. The only issue I see with it, is it scratches when I load an aluminum canoe onto an airplane.

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