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by NunavutPA-12
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter thru ice, 1970s? Details
Replies: 12
Views: 5221

Re: Twin Otter thru ice, 1970s? Details

I flew from Yellowknife to Coppermine in 1971 on JCS. It belonged to Northward Aviation at the time. Dunc Matheson was the pilot and the in-flight service was KFC courtesy of one of the pax. I sat on mailbags since they ran out of seats.

Seatbelts? We don't need no stinkin' seatbelts!
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Okanagan Aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Okanagan Aviation

Thank you!
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Okanagan Aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Okanagan Aviation

Does anyone know if Okanagan Aviation, the flight school in Vernon, is still in business? Contact numbers?
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tailwheel Training
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Tailwheel Training

Thanks. Penticton might work.

I have my own PA-12 so another option would be to find someone willing to come up here for a few days. It would have to be in October after the floats come off.
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tailwheel Training
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Tailwheel Training

Any recommendations for tailwind training, preferably in southern BC and on a PA-18 type, or (ideally) a PA-12 with flaps and heel brakes.

Larry
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: To the North !
Replies: 121
Views: 24400

Re: To the North !

Bravo!
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: To the North !
Replies: 121
Views: 24400

Re: To the North !

Glad you had a good trip, Digits. You proved all the naysayers wrong! Way back when you were planning this trip and seeking advice, I must admit that I had assumed you were heading for the magnetic north pole. I was very impressed that you made it to the real pole! I'd love to make that same trip wi...
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Yellowknfe to Kugluktuk
Replies: 15
Views: 3014

Re: Yellowknfe to Kugluktuk

I wish I had found this thread a long time ago - perhaps I could have been of some help. Aime passed away a couple of years ago. There are a lot of char in the Coppermine River but they are always challenging to catch by angling. Anytime between the third week of August and the middle of September c...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Experimental Maintenance Check by AME
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Experimental Maintenance Check by AME

Problem: I own a PA-12 replica (Amateur-Built) in CYCO (north of YZF). I'm learning how to do my own maintenance on the airframe and engine (O-320 160 hp). The airplane was completely rebuilt in 2010. Everything is working well and I want to keep it that way. I would like to have an AME check my wor...
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

Sediment will be taken care of by the filter on your pump. There should be next to no sediment in any drum of av-gas that has been sealed and is less than a few years old.
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

Once the seal is broken there is a chance that rain water will find its way into the drum. There is a rim around the top of the drum that holds rain water and the threaded bung might become submerged. Expansion and contraction of the air inside the drum may suck the water inside. So if the drum is l...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

Should be fine. Tighten the bung real good and lay the drum on it's side. Hopefully, the gas will still be there when you return and not in somebody's ATV!
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

There are a couple of resident C172's in Iqaluit. I wonder where they get their maintenance done?

Call Bert Rose in Iqaluit (867) 979-6424. He has (had?) a C172. He'll be able to give you the info you need.
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

I imagine Resolute Bay. Kenn Borek should have a mechanic based there during the summer. Whether they'd be willing to do the work - I don't know. Give them a call.
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

Yes - Grise Fiord can be a challenging airstrip for sure. Keep in mind that SPOT uses the Globalstar a geo-stationary satellite and therefore might not be useable much past the mainland coast. Works where I am at 67-30N but maybe someone can comment on how far north it's good to. The Iridium sat-pho...
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

Getting the fuel in place via sea-lift has practical limitations: 1) you'd have to make your trip the following year since sea lift normally arrives at the time of the year when the weather starts becoming not-so-great, and 2) you'd have to have a trustworthy individual or company look after your fu...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

A properly sealed drum should have almost no water in it and the octane will take years to decline. Our drummed fuel in Kugluktuk is more than three years old and is still perfect. I haven't found more than a few tablespoons of water in any of the drums. On the subject of a life raft and immersion s...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

There will always be some water in the bottom inch of the drum. The pick-up tube on your pump should not extend closer than two inches from the bottom. To be safe, leave the last two inches behind or give it to someone to filter and use in a ground vehicle. It's not likely that the water will have c...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

According to the Government of Nunavut website, 100LL is only available in four communities in Nunavut. One is Kugluktuk, and I'm guessing that the others are Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit. Drums only. So if you've been told that avgas is available at other than those four communities you ...
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

By the way, I think it's admirable that we have aviators out there who are willing to stretch their wings and their skills and take on a Challenge like this. We (private flyers) have expensive machines that sit in the barn most of the time. Get out and make that long cross-country trip you always dr...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

Thanks RB. And in case it has not been mentioned enough (something I forgot to list); bug dope and a bug jacket are among your most important pieces of survival gear. Arctic mosquitos don't carry malaria, West Nile virus or any other diseases that I'm aware of, but they can contribute to a bad survi...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel
Replies: 107
Views: 8163

Re: USA - Eureka: routing and fuel

Just came across this thread so my input may no longer be of much value, but ... Some thoughts from a resident of Nunavut: 1) Hotel accommodations during the summer months are always problematic. The farther north you go, the more expensive and less available the rooms will be. Of course, you’ll hav...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 100LL in western Nunavut
Replies: 0
Views: 583

100LL in western Nunavut

Avgas is scarce throughout most of Nunavut. However, for the benefit of those contemplating a trip north this summer, I can advise that Kugluktuk (CYCO) has a good stock of 100LL in drums. I believe the price is around $1.90/litre. It is all about three or four years old but is in sealed drums and i...
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Planes to consider
Replies: 46
Views: 2900

Re: Planes to consider

Frankly, you're not going to get much of a floatplane for 50-60K$. I would suggest you look for a PA-12 Experimental or Amateur-built so that you could do your own maintenance. Put it on straight floats and avoid about the expense, hassle, safety and weight penalties of amphibs. Mine (as above) cost...
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tailwheel Training
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Tailwheel Training

My PA-12-160 (Amateur-Built) is currently undergoing a full-resoration in Ontario. I have some float-time on this a/c but it will be on wheels following the restoration and before I put it back on floats for the trip home next July. I'd like to get some tail-wheel time before heading north. Can anyo...

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