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by NunavutPA-12
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23625

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

In an ocean, having liquid water below zero is not possible.
Oh really!? We are talking about SALT water, you know.
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23625

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

Oceans have a huge moderating influence on local climate - except when they're covered in ice as the arctic ocean is supposed to be up in the North Pole. The fact is that an ocean full of water at -1C, even if covered by ten feet of ice, will have some effect on the air temperature above it. Couple...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 2015
Replies: 271
Views: 23625

Re: North Pole temperature above freezing - December 30, 201

Has this ever happened before? Nobody knows because there is no historic data. I suspect that this is not as unusual as one might think. The north pole sits atop a very large ocean and so it's not uncommon for the temperatures in mid-winter at the pole to be many degrees warmer than a place 2,000 mi...
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: ELT Battery replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 5593

Re: ELT Battery replacement

I once had a plumber try to convince me that there was something mystical about soldering two pieces of pipe together.
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whither the economy?
Replies: 29
Views: 6180

Re: Whither the economy?

mbav8r wrote:
..... I've had enough! Where? I don't know but somewhere I can keep a little more of my income, if that exist. Can anyone offer some insight on that ...... (?)
Nunavut :lol:
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CAR 602.13- Take-offs, Landings in Built-up Areas
Replies: 16
Views: 3182

Re: CAR 602.13- Take-offs, Landings in Built-up Areas

Our "municipal boundary" covers an area of 500 square km, 99-percent of which is un-inhabited. So that definition would be ridiculous. I remember a bush-pilot friend, who flies a Helio Courier, used to land on a municipal road so that he could taxi to the hotel and plug in for the night. Approach an...
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Requesting special marks
Replies: 2
Views: 8298

Re: Requesting special marks

Still need the -F or -G (-I if an Advanced Ultralight). I think it's $45 a year to hold a special mark until you're ready to register.
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?
Replies: 181
Views: 46740

Re: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?

I don't pretend to any expertise in the running of an airline. The point of my last post is that Buffalo has found a niche market in hauling only freight, with the exception of the YZF to YHY run. They can haul freight at lower cost because they don't also have to haul around people. That's not Joe'...
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?
Replies: 181
Views: 46740

Re: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?

You can also be cheaper when you don't have to deal with all the safety issues that surround a passenger-carrying or combi operation and when you don't have to adhere to the strict schedules that passengers demand. It also helps to have paid-off equipment.
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?
Replies: 181
Views: 46740

Re: Buffalo Joe temporary shut down?

Joe McBryan isn't the only one who has had difficult times with TC; Willy Laserich and Max Ward, to name just two others. This past summer Buffalo started a monthly cargo run from YZF to YCB and YCO. Freight rates were MUCH cheaper than 5T and 7F and Buffalo took a lot of freight business from those...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How do I stop myself from beating on a 152?
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: How do I stop myself from beating on a 152?

Whether you're learning to fly, drive a car, ski (I could go on and on), you will reach a plateau in your learning. Then you will begin to FEEL the airplane and your brain will start to tell your feet and hands exactly what to do. Some flight instructors have forgotten that at one time they also cou...
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beech 18 CF-TBA, Pickle Lake 1971
Replies: 11
Views: 5724

Re: Beech 18 CF-TBA, Pickle Lake 1971

Great photo.

I'm curious though: Where do they go from there? I can't see a ramp in that photo, and it looks like a bit of a drop from the dock to the water.
by NunavutPA-12
Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Syrian Refugee Thread Deleted??
Replies: 55
Views: 15229

Re: Syrian Refugee Thread Deleted??

Our new Minister of National Defence (whose credentials I admire by the way) has said we "need not worry" about ISIS. I wonder if he'll have a change of heart after today.
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Candy Drop
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Re: Candy Drop

Thanks for the advice. I'll have to think hard about this.

Much as I hate to, I'll probably have to say no.
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Candy Drop
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Candy Drop

I've been asked to do a candy drop over the local ball field on Canada Day 2016. It's been done frequently (at least in the north), but I don't want to violate any regulations. Can candy be perceived as "creating a hazard to persons or property"? What altitude would be legal? I can glide to an adjac...
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I remember....
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Re: I remember....

My father, from Verdun Quebec, signed up in early 1943 at No. 5 Manning Depot in Lachine. He was 18. He trained at No. 2 Gunnery School at Mont Joli and went overseas in April, 1943. He was seconded to the RAF and served in 578 Squadron, 4 Group, Bomber Command as a rear gunner in a Halifax. His cre...
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Frozen" paint job
Replies: 21
Views: 2581

Re: "Frozen" paint job

Thanks. I win!
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Frozen" paint job
Replies: 21
Views: 2581

"Frozen" paint job

Coffee-time chatter: We're wondering what a paint job like this might cost. Anybody have a ball-park figure?
by NunavutPA-12
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman question...
Replies: 23
Views: 6287

Re: Norseman question...

Thanks Antique.

I think it was grey and red, but Gawd that's a long time ago!

I do remember that they called us on the VHF to confirm the water depth before landing. It was glassy and they could see the big boulders - 30-feet down!
by NunavutPA-12
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Calgary Airport Renamed "Stephen J. Harper International"
Replies: 105
Views: 6499

Re: Calgary Airport Renamed "Stephen J. Harper International

I second that.

Airports should be named after people prominent in aviation and not after politicians.

Winnipeg got it right!
by NunavutPA-12
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman question...
Replies: 23
Views: 6287

Re: Norseman question...

When I worked at Contwoyto Lake in the early 70's a Norseman dropped in on its way north to a fishing lodge on Victoria Island. They had a hose duct-taped to the wing, a drum of fuel and a wobble pump in the cabin. They were also out of sight before lifting off from the near-glassy water that day. I...
by NunavutPA-12
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: federal vote 2015
Replies: 65
Views: 3679

Re: federal vote 2015

It will be interesting to see if the state broadcaster (the public relations arm of the Liberal party) critiques their new man as aggressively as they did the CPC leader.

Oh, and .....hide your guns!
by NunavutPA-12
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Wheel bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 1958

Re: Wheel bearings

My wheels (wheel-skis) are only on the 'plane in cold weather. I don't usually fly below -20C, but should I be using some kind of low-temperature grease for the wheel bearings? Amateur-built.
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush flying training.
Replies: 68
Views: 15285

Re: Bush flying training.

. . wrote:
If you fly off airport, skis and floats, but NOT FOR HIRE, are you a bush pilot?
Absolutely.
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Thanks .. My hat size just increased!
by NunavutPA-12
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush flying training.
Replies: 68
Views: 15285

Re: Bush flying training.

If you fly off airport, skis and floats, but NOT FOR HIRE, are you a bush pilot?

I'd like to call myself one, but don't want to be pretentious!

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