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best float operator

Borek (including all sister companies)
40
22%
transwest
5
3%
tindi
24
13%
arctic sunwest
2
1%
slate falls
8
4%
Little Red
19
10%
Baxter airways
8
4%
West Coast Air
9
5%
Voyage air
4
2%
Amigo Airlines
5
3%
Rusty Myers
8
4%
harbour air
31
17%
Vancouver Island Air
5
3%
pasco
6
3%
jakson air services
12
6%
 
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Best float operator

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need some ideas here guys
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Harbour Air, Pacific Coastal, Rusty Meyers, Tofino Air, North Star, Nakina...etc...
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slate falls, baxter, west coast air, lil red etc etc
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wow i didn't know little red ran floats. Thanks, I'll add them.
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you might want to divide this one into regions ie. west coast, northern ect....
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any suggestions on how it could be further broken down?
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courtesy
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Courtesy air doesn't operate float planes commercially. The float side was sold off and is now owned by voyage air.
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I would like to vote for Amigo Airlines. I really like there choice of aircraft.
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endless wrote:Courtesy air doesn't operate float planes commercially. The float side was sold off and is now owned by voyage air.
When did that happen??
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Harbour Air?
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harbour air is a division of borek isn't it?
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No Harbour is a private company, I beileve mostly if not 100% owned by Greg Mcdougall
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cool thanks for the info. seems i'm getting quite the education here.
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Courtesy Air

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Dust Devil wrote:
endless wrote:Courtesy air doesn't operate float planes commercially. The float side was sold off and is now owned by voyage air.
When did that happen??
Voyage Air bought Courtesy Air's float division in the spring of 2002. They have since put a turbine in the Otter. Excellent equipment, fair pay; pilot's are expected to perform some non-flying duties but this is typical in a smaller operation. You will have a hard time finding a nicer guy to work for; just be prepared to put in an honest day's work for your day's pay. Voyage Air earns my vote!
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you have to vote for them then!
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How 'bout Vancouver Island Air?? They run a few Beach 18's and a Beaver out of Campbell River... Solid Outfit...
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Let's not forget about Pacific Coastal's Float Division. I think they have 3 amphib Beavers & 3 or 4 Gooses (Geese??)
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endless wrote:you have to vote for them then!
Done!!
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Re: Courtesy Air

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Unless it floats, it ain't worth flying.

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Re: Courtesy Air

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-2 driver wrote:Excellent equipment, fair pay; pilot's are expected to perform some non-flying duties but this is typical in a smaller operation. You will have a hard time finding a nicer guy to work for; just be prepared to put in an honest day's work for your day's pay. Voyage Air earns my vote!
Hmmm, I've heard the equipment and pay is good, but I've also heard from more than one person that he's not the greatest guy to work for. Know a couple guys that say they wouldn't work there no matter how good the pay.
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how about Kenora Air and Walsten Air, Red Lake, Souix Lookout
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How about Jackson up in Flin Flon?
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Jackson's all the way!

Missing the good times and good friends..

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Re: Courtesy Air

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just clearing the trees wrote:
-2 driver wrote:Excellent equipment, fair pay; pilot's are expected to perform some non-flying duties but this is typical in a smaller operation. You will have a hard time finding a nicer guy to work for; just be prepared to put in an honest day's work for your day's pay. Voyage Air earns my vote!
Hmmm, I've heard the equipment and pay is good, but I've also heard from more than one person that he's not the greatest guy to work for. Know a couple guys that say they wouldn't work there no matter how good the pay.
As I said, be prepared to put in an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. The general pay arrangement is a daily base plus mileage. If there is nothing scheduled for whatever your flying you have the option of coming in anyway or taking the day off. If you choose to come in and receive your base pay it is only reasonable to that you perform some sort of work in exchange for your compensation. Some drivers, particularly those with a bit of time, are averse to doing much more than fuelling and flying. Barry is particular about how many things are done, but he never expects more from anyone than he does from himself, and as the guy who signs the cheques and maintains the equipment he certainly should have the right to have a say in how things are done. He is always open to any suggestions if anyone thinks there is a better way of getting something done. I think that his excellent safety record speaks for itself. Bush flying is a diverse fraternity, and Barry has seen his share of odd characters, but he always treats everyone honestly and fairly, sometimes to his own detriment. I enjoyed my time there and would still be there if not for the incompatibility of bush flying and any kind of stable relationship. Unfortunately one love had to go, and I chose for it to be flying. That's life!!
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