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by sunk
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Retirement Dreams
Replies: 14
Views: 1159

Re: Retirement Dreams

Retired at 56, have my house on an island in Northern Saskatchewan, and a 185 tied to my dock. Couldn’t ask for anything more.
by sunk
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC
Replies: 49
Views: 1946

Re: Get safe aircraft control before talking to ATC

Fly the airplane first, if and when it’s safe make the call.
by sunk
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: C-180 ,POH
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: C-180 ,POH

Prairie flying in Regina
by sunk
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawk Air
Replies: 34
Views: 4200

Re: Hawk Air

Yup, did the exact same thing. Warming up on a near empty tank, got busy with my two young grandkids. Departed a very small lake, just got airborne and she went very quite. Came to a stop just a few feet from shore. Felt like a complete idiot.
by sunk
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 703 one employee?
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: 703 one employee?

I operate with just myself, I’m the PRM, ops manager and chief pilot. As I’m semi retired I can pick and choose what work I want. I only take on two contracts and fly about 150 hrs per year.
by sunk
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME for Pre-Buy on Luscombe 8E
Replies: 3
Views: 1324

Re: AME for Pre-Buy on Luscombe 8E

Try Doug Ronan, should find him with google.
by sunk
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Seaplane regulation changes proposed
Replies: 23
Views: 7904

Re: Seaplane regulation changes proposed

It was pushed back, can’t remember the new date.
by sunk
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Chapter 11.
Replies: 36
Views: 6806

Re: Chapter 11.

People lose their jobs all the time, supply and demand. Should the government bail out every company that is going broke? Hell no.
by sunk
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Chapter 11.
Replies: 36
Views: 6806

Re: Chapter 11.

Let them go broke, why should they be bailed out. Poor service offered by all airlines, to many flights to the same city, at roughly the same time. I’m tired of private companies getting free money. Let the weak go broke and the strong survive, or new one start up.
by sunk
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mud swerves a plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: Mud swerves a plane

Think there is more to the story than mud. Plane was just converted to a tail dragger. It has drum brakes that both come on at the same time, when and if they are both working.
by sunk
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Prop spinner
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Prop spinner

Cessna 180’s came with spinners
by sunk
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Prop spinner
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Prop spinner

No, they have been flying it like that all last summer and again this year.
by sunk
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Prop spinner
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Prop spinner

I see a Cessna 180 running around La Ronge without a prop spinner. Is this legal? Why would an ame sign it out ?
by sunk
Tue May 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float plane leasing
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: Float plane leasing

Viking Air leases beavers and otters. Where are you looking at starting up?
by sunk
Fri May 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Degrees of flap of landing on floats
Replies: 21
Views: 2470

Re: Degrees of flap of landing on floats

See so many guys only use 20 degrees and beat the crap out the 185. Get proficient using full flaps.
by sunk
Thu May 14, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Degrees of flap of landing on floats
Replies: 21
Views: 2470

Re: Degrees of flap of landing on floats

I use 40 degrees on my 185 for all landings except for glassy water.
by sunk
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amphib caravan wrecked in Northern Saskatchewan
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

Re: Amphib caravan wrecked in Northern Saskatchewan

No I didn’t, it is owned by a fellow from Lloyd Minister. Happened yesterday landing at his private cabin on Maurice Lake.
by sunk
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amphib caravan wrecked in Northern Saskatchewan
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

Amphib caravan wrecked in Northern Saskatchewan

While landing on an ice strip something went wrong and excited the strip knocking the floats off.
by sunk
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Globalstar sat phone
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: Globalstar sat phone

From a guy that had both phones, stay away from the global star.
by sunk
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Covid-19 impact of float operations
Replies: 9
Views: 3624

Re: Covid-19 impact of float operations

If this continues I can see a few operators locking up. Insurance has sky rocketed, and rates can only increase so much before it’s not economical to charter unless you are on government business.

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