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by NunavutPA-12
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Help with the medical
Replies: 15
Views: 2116

Re: Help with the medical

7ECA : you really are a Seinfeld fan aren't you! A man after my own heart.
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Getting quantities of AVGAS for Hunting Camp
Replies: 14
Views: 3718

Re: Getting quantities of AVGAS for Hunting Camp

Not sure if you're in a remote part of Quebec or not, but regardless, $2.65/litre is pretty outrageous.

Here we have no choice but to buy 100LL in drums. It works out to about $1.90/litre, and we're 400-miles from the end of the road, 90-miles north of the arctic circle.
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL (on tailwheel) at Canadian Flight Centre
Replies: 35
Views: 5112

Re: PPL (on tailwheel) at Canadian Flight Centre

My tailwheel training was done on a Citabria at a well-known western Canadian flight school. Frankly, I found it pretty difficult, but I had only flown nose-wheel airplanes previously. When I got home I found my PA-12/18 homebuilt to be much more forgiving, so maybe there was an advantage to learnin...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing captain passed out drunk in cockpit
Replies: 145
Views: 33476

Re: Sunwing captain passed out drunk in cockpit

"Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon …. ‘cause you know, I’ve worked in a lot of airplanes and, I tell you, people do that all the...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Looking for Ideas!
Replies: 15
Views: 3207

Re: Looking for Ideas!

Reminds me (a little) of the days when I was a radio op/weather observer at Contwoyto Lake. The old Argus would fly over and, in Sonobuoy tubes, they'd drop same-day Vancouver newspapers, Playboy magazines and oranges into the lake. (The oranges didn't survive, and spawned jokes about the ruined pho...
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Looking for Ideas!
Replies: 15
Views: 3207

Re: Looking for Ideas!

Although ... I think it's okay to fly your own goods and re-sell them elsewhere.

e.g.; you have a 'plane, you fly to your wholesaler, pick up your stock, come home and sell it in your store. Or to the guy who owns the store.

I think the seafood idea would be legal, but maybe not profitable.
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: Built your own camp in the Canadian North
Replies: 8
Views: 8063

Re: Built your own camp in the Canadian North

Good points! Buying an existing fishing/hunting lodge is probably the simplest route to living in the bush, that's true. Then you own the land or at least have a long-term lease. There's still the problem of making a living, though. An available lodge may not be a money-making proposition, otherwise...
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Around the Camp Fire
Topic: Built your own camp in the Canadian North
Replies: 8
Views: 8063

Re: Built your own camp in the Canadian North

North of 60 is very, very empty, as you already know. There are a good many beautiful places where you can be truly alone. But .... Almost all the land is Crown Land, i.e. government-owned. Since Canadians are presumably "the government", it should be our land, but it's not that simple. There are a ...
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AWOS question re "ICG"
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: AWOS question re "ICG"

Us old folks will recall the remark "FROIN" for "frost on indicator". Of course, that was pre-AWOS days. The "indicator" was a piece of aluminum angle near the Stevenson Screen.

But that probably doesn't answer your question :?
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Benefits of learning gliding as powered aircraft pilot?
Replies: 52
Views: 2394

Re: Benefits of learning gliding as powered aircraft pilot?

Wasn't Bob Pearson trained on gliders?

Nuff said .....
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advanced ultralight instruction (AOC?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Advanced ultralight instruction (AOC?)

Probably, since their is no float rating for a ULPP.
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"
Replies: 11
Views: 2582

Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

IMO, they should all be named after people prominent in the aviation history of this country.

YWG got it right!
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: 5680?
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

Re: 5680?

Thanks.

In doing some more research, it seems that Inuvik, Resolute and Yellowknife all have RCO's on 5680. So with Baker Lake and Iqaluit, that should cover my area pretty well. I'll have to try it one of these days.
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: 5680?
Replies: 5
Views: 2025

5680?

Does Arctic Radio still monitor 5680 kHz? If so, does anyone know where the receiver/transmitter sites are located?
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Magneto Timing
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Re: Magneto Timing

Okay. Thanks for taking the time to spell that out. I think I have the theory down pat - now it's time to actually do it.

Since I have to work outside I'm waiting for one reasonably nice day with temps above zero and no wind.
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Magneto Timing
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Magneto Timing

Home-built modified PA-12 clone. AME not easily accessible - I'm in Kugluktuk, nearest is in Yellowknife, 375-miles distant. Otherwise I'd get a pro to do this. I got my right mag back from a 500-hour inspection and repair. Now I have to time it to the engine. I have the tools but this will be the f...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Category 4 Medical Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: Category 4 Medical Question

Yes and yes.
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Lamb Air
Replies: 1
Views: 3089

Lamb Air

by NunavutPA-12
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Atawapiskat
Replies: 54
Views: 6026

Re: Atawapiskat

The most recent numbers are from 2012-2013. The band received total funding for all programs including health and education of $34.9 million. If your population number of 1800 is correct that is $19,994.44 per person. Though you might not realize it, you likely get more than that from Federal and P...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Atawapiskat
Replies: 54
Views: 6026

Re: Atawapiskat

+1 Are you referring to the flood in the spring of 2014? No no, referring there to heavy humidity off the Bay in 2011 for 3 weeks. Heat not required until it got cold but in the meantime was too wet, ie rotten bathrooms etc. (Similar to the black mold outbreak in Lansdowne House 5 years before that...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Atawapiskat
Replies: 54
Views: 6026

Re: Atawapiskat

That is dire. Conditions in general, are shocking, many houses are heavily damaged... .. and housing is in short supply. many live in sheds they have built out beside a house. What damaged the houses? People, neglect or weather? The first time we heard about Attawapiskat 5 years ago was actually a ...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Studying at Harv's Air as an Intl. student...
Replies: 15
Views: 3263

Re: Studying at Harv's Air as an Intl. student...

Yes, biking from the centre of town to Harv's is doable, but making the trip twice a day will get old real fast. You will probably find that renting a car is more expensive in the long run than buying a working beater. You'll have the driver's licence issue either way. Minimum legal insurance should...
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Atawapiskat
Replies: 54
Views: 6026

Re: Atawapiskat

Has anyone on here actually LIVED on a reserve (northern reserve that is - the southern ones are almost "normal")? I didn't think so. The media never asks the hard questions of native "leaders". Many of the problems on reserves are self-inflicted and some individuals suffer greatly as a result. Trad...
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF Halifax Recovery in Sweden
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: RCAF Halifax Recovery in Sweden

My father served in an all-Canadian crew with 578 Squadron RAF. He was a rear gunner in the Halifax (Mark III I think - the ones with the Bristol Hercules sleeve valve engines).

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