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by AR705
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 3557

Re: Closing airspace

Maybe have seen this already... Cessna 150 at YYZ:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iqW9TIymqk
by AR705
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happened to 122.75?
Replies: 20
Views: 2117

Re: What happened to 122.75?

I always thought that 122.75 was air to air in Canada. Have had other pilots look at my strangely though when I suggested it! Did some looking b/c couldn't recall where I've seen that... For one, check out Nav Canada's RCO Brochure: https://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/RCO/RCO-Brochure-...
by AR705
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Help: Im stuck and can't decide what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 1261

Re: Help: Im stuck and can't decide what to do

Good to put some thought into this. I have lots of experience with post-secondary education having several degrees in sciences and having taught both university and college. Less experience flying only having recently taken it up as a hobby ~200 hr PPL/float etc. The big question is what do you want...
by AR705
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote
Replies: 14
Views: 3637

Re: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote

Heh. Maybe pictures of 4 people!! No was 4 ppl in the boat. In this case Two planes. The back seat is out and collects a lot of dust during float season! Some day might get a bigger plane but I think 4 ppl and boat is getting into 206/beaver territory! Taking multiple trips sounds more fun! Fly more...
by AR705
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote
Replies: 14
Views: 3637

Re: external load on C172 on floats - porta bote

This is the first I’ve heard people suggesting external load on a 172. Pretty sure it would do it, just don’t hear much about it. I suspect along the lines of no STC for it and possible insurance issues. Couple people have run large canoes on Murphy rebels etc so I’d think a 172 would be similar. I’...
by AR705
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 16239

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Yes, I believe so. Should remain floating indefinitely unless floats have significant damage. All openings on top would be underwater but upside down. Shouldn't fill up. And if I'm not mistaken, a single float has sufficient buoyancy to float the entire plane (in this case it would sit low in the wa...
by AR705
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident near North Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 3224

Re: Accident near North Bay

Apologies for heresay, but apparently there was a pretty hard water landing the day before. The gear etc was inspected and no damage found. Not saying that was the cause but it failed where the attachment would have been stressed by that event. Wing was found in the bush otherwise with minimal damag...
by AR705
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about plane purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 3589

Re: Thinking about plane purchase

Depends on what you want to do most of the time. Training and flying light with 2 ppl, you don’t need either. But if loaded weight goes up, you want bigger floats first, believe me!! As I said above, went from Cap2000s to aqua 2200s this year. A couple months since my last post and I can say with mo...
by AR705
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident near North Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 3224

Re: Accident near North Bay

Update... Challenger II ultralight, one fatality...

http://www.nugget.ca/2018/07/30/report- ... vestigated
by AR705
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident near North Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 3224

Accident near North Bay

I haven't heard any additional information but this doesn't sound too good. Hopefully everyone is ok... Not far from where I routinely fly...

https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/plan ... ld-1000596
by AR705
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Float Plane Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Float Plane Insurance

When I bought my plane it was on wheels but had floats. I changed it over and insurance covered me for my float endorsement at no extra cost or expectation from them. So I guess it depends on your insurance company. I've heard the 25 hrs from others, but didn't apply to me. My rate has been more or ...
by AR705
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane Crash between North Bay and Sudbury
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Re: Plane Crash between North Bay and Sudbury

Update with some more information. Citabria on floats. Likely no more news on cause until the TSB report comes out.

http://www.nugget.ca/2018/07/11/plane-m ... y-fire-tsb
by AR705
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane Crash between North Bay and Sudbury
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Re: Plane Crash between North Bay and Sudbury

Still not a lot of details, not the outcome I like to hear though. I know it was windy/gusty at that time as I was in a boat in the area but the weather was clear. From news online: West Nipissing Police Chief Raymond St. Pierre said a "small floatplane" went down Sunday afternoon in the bush near D...
by AR705
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Maintenance costs-engine size
Replies: 8
Views: 2262

Re: Maintenance costs-engine size

I agree with Tanker299, the performance isn't that far off. But I disagree on cost, it is pretty different!! But depends what you want to do. I fly an 0-320D2J 160hp 172M on Aqua2200 floats (formerly CAP2000s). Very happy with it for what I want to do (which is mainly afford to own a plane and use i...
by AR705
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about plane purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 3589

Re: Thinking about plane purchase

Sounds like you're in the same place I was a couple years ago. I ended up getting a reasonably priced 172 on floats/wheels to finish my flight training. Did primary training on wheels then onto floats for rating. I also frequently dream about a larger plane like a 180 for more versatility... And hav...
by AR705
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Online Ground School
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: PPL Online Ground School

I agree. I recently did my PPL groundschool with them and received 95% on the TC written exam. I don't think I watched more than a couple of the videos. Just worked through their written presentation material and the practice quizzes. There is a lot of material and it's very thorough. I wouldn't bot...
by AR705
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Forced Landing in Ottawa
Replies: 2
Views: 1887

Forced Landing in Ottawa

All occupants apparently uninjured. News pretty preliminary. Updated story below. Apparently 4 pax...

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-new ... n-west-end
by AR705
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Emergency Landing in the Bush
Replies: 6
Views: 2789

Emergency Landing in the Bush

These are the stories I like to hear about. Pilot survived emergency landing in heavy bush. Not much detail but could have been much worse!

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/news/pl ... c7481.html
by AR705
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Prepared? Lifejackets.
Replies: 35
Views: 4576

Re: Prepared? Lifejackets.

I have a couple of the switlik vests. Not cheap but they are nice. Have the all pax, which is a great fit for adults or my young son. Hard to find manual inflation vests for youth. I have the "x-back basic" for myself, which has two pockets. One pocket has my SPOT messenger (and often cellphone in z...
by AR705
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cessna 172 on floats - upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 2305

Re: Cessna 172 on floats - upgrade?

Thanks everyone for the great (and consistent) advice! Seems a pretty strong consensus, which doesn't surprise me... I think the 172 is a great and fun float plane, but falls short when you try and put things in it! It's a tease with such a big area for cargo. Two guys, half fuel and a bit of gear s...
by AR705
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cessna 172 on floats - upgrade?
Replies: 14
Views: 2305

Cessna 172 on floats - upgrade?

Hi all, long time reader of the site, looking for advice from more experienced float flyers! Currently flying a run of mill Cessna 172 on floats. Has 160hp STC and sits on CAP2000s. I'm relatively low time on floats but enjoying it for sure. Looking forward to more back country fishing trips and fin...
by AR705
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Floatplane Down in Georgian Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 1277

Floatplane Down in Georgian Bay

Saw this in the news. Not many details but the pilot seems to be ok...

https://www.parrysound.com/news-story/7 ... -occupant/

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