who got there start in CYFS over the years

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who got there start in CYFS over the years

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So I was just reading another post and it made me think. Just how many fellow Avcanadians got their start in CYFS? Does not matter what outfit you were with -let's just see.
I started with the WFBP in May of 2000 right in to the mighty 206. Met a lot of good people, learned a lot about flying, learned even more about drinking (winter) and even met my wife there. I only stayed a year before finding new adventure in survey (thats another story) I would like to give a big thanks to Ted Grant for talking a chance on a young guy and showing me the ropes. 11 years later (4 of witch we moved back to the north) I'm a captain on a CL65 and CE750. Now when we are level at 470 I find we end up talking about the time that we spent up north and what a blast it was. To everyone up north enjoy the time, the bigger better deal will come soon enough and you to will miss your time up north.

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Can you get a CE750 that high? Sure can't get a Ski-Doo up that high. By the way, are you talking about Fort Simpson? I spent some summer-time up there, Bulldog capital of Canada, not to mention 6 rooms and only 4 window screens in the FS Hotel... You might fall asleep with a screen and lose it mid-night to a rampaging AME.
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Wolverine Air alumni :)
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June 99 - Oct. 04 (summers only)
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I worked for both.
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We should start a 'George Betsaka Fan Club'...

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Johnny#5 wrote:We should start a 'George Betsaka Fan Club'...

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https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4738074386
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sweet...
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I wasn't based in FS, but I used to operate the DC3 sked over there three times a week from ZF in the late 90's. I knew a few of the guys with Wolverine and Simpson Air. Good times.

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really I thought that there would have been a lot more people on here! come on lets us know!
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By CYFS I'm sure you mean CET4 since there aren't any companies based at the MOT. Been there many times though I have never been based there. I fly the red and white 172 flying in from the south with a tool box for a quick 50 hour and no snags :)
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I was born there if by got there start there is what you mean
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I work there now but on a temporary leave for the winter. Wow I was "betsaka'd" last weekend.

I'll most likely work there for ever. As long as the crew trailer stays standing, I'm coming back.

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Didn't start there but spent nearly 4 great years there flying just about everything for both companies. In my opinion it is one of the best kept secrets in Canadian aviation and probably the best possible place for a 200 hr wonder to get a start. The exposure to such a wide variety of flying would put them light years ahead of their contemporaries on the ramp and instructing in terms of genuine PIC experience and real hands and feet skills.
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Got my start in Oct. 2011 flying the mean green machine !! Still up here great experience so far great place to be !!
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Good times, good flying, good people... up there from late 2001 to 2005.
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Oh Fort Simpson! The friends the memories the liquor. Miss it sometimes but definitely easier on my liver no longer being there. Good to see all the alumni progressing in their careers. For those of you who I had the privilege of working with over the years, miss you all and hope to see you all again sometime in passing.


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And remember you'll always find us over the horn at six o'clock and there is no magic!REAlly!!!!
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