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  1. I think I have posted this before - but for what it is worth:PhotographyBlurb2.doc
  2. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone"
  3. Having a set of bearing tables and knowing where you are ( Map ) vs where you are going ( GPS ) can be usefull. Also a very wise man told me : Time, speed, distance works! - He flew Lancasters in WW2 and had 20000 + hrs, most of it bush, when I worked with him in 1974. Most folks today regard a flight log as a diary not a work sheet. When I worked in Somalia and Kuwait it amazed me how many people could no longer read a map to the point that if the GPS was not working they did not want to go.
  4. "Joke" Bored in the Arctic? Here is an interesting site: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/ Cheers from in front of the fireplace. "Close Joke" Some SAR based in the Arctic would be a very good thing. Has anyone done a study on air traffic patterns in the high North especialy comparing summer VS winter? One would,of course have to take into account what the "Mineral Rush" flavour ( Diamonds VS Oil VS Gold VS Iron ect ect) of the year is. This would have an impact on where you wanted to place SAR assets. In anycase options are limited.
  5. Any one got any stats on twins having an engine failure and flying away to a no damage landing vs singles having an engine fail and outo rotating to a landing with no damage? Since in both cases no damage was done what is the reporting criteria?
  6. When I was young and stupid VS old and stupid a very wise man told me "Make sure you and your passengers are dressed to stand around for 24 hrs wearing just what they have on! The survival equipment might burn/sink with the machine." I have had folks get off an exec jet wearing Toronto top coat ( Very fashionable ) NO hats or gloves, street shoes with rubber covers and a suit READY to fly 200 miles to a camp at -25C with a refuel enroute! Refused to fly them. The " big big execs " called the company ( with my help )the ops manager told them to go to a store ( thankfully available )and buy th
  7. http://shop.tc.gc.ca/TChtml/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=40663&language=US This is what I used.
  8. This was posted on Facebook by a friend It appears we are big time wimps compared to kindergarten and gradeschool students in Lab City.
  9. -45C in an Otter in James Bay 1974 - "Talk of yer cold throught the parka's fold ......" 60C+ at a place called Central Headquarters in the Western Desert of Kuwait. That was in the shade-what it was on the pad I have no idea. Climbing through 3000 feet was great as the temp dropped 5-10 practically in 2-300 feet. At 9000 it was + 18C how's that for a lapse rate? That was very exceptional - silly to be out in the heat of the day like that - Medevac as I remember - probably for heat exhaustion LOL - only time I saw it that hot - usually it was +-45C out in the desert in the hottest of the su
  10. Afghan Ops? What Afghan Ops? I don't know anything about them but if there were any such operations and I'm sure there aren't I would want everyone, including my non-existent friends, flying there to be safe. So if they, if they existed, requested that we not talk about their non-existent ops for security reasons it would be a good thing to respect the request. Good on you Mike.
  11. A true gentleman. I will miss him. Fun to work wih and he had the greatest collection of flying stories known to man. Happy trails Rocky!
  12. If you are using a Garmin Portable GPS it pays to do a one time US Navdata update. Lots of airspace, freqs ect. $ 50 CDN I believe. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=31378 As to TFR there is even an App - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tfrs-temporary-flight-restrictions/id330192352?mt=8 Have fun.
  13. Well said Brad. I believe I flew C-FTCH in 1978 before it was used by my replacement in an unsuccessful and career ending test as a chain saw amongst 40 foot pine trees during a foggy morning on the powerline construction ( Camp 8 near highway 113 west of Chapais ) for the James Bay project. It was a good aircraft - glad to see her soul lives on. Does this make me part of the conspiracy? Should I obtain Legal advice? Still have the tail rotor and hub from that wreck. ( Legaly obtained from TQ's overhall shop Trans Canada Overhauls after data plates removed FYI)
  14. I can see the court battle now: "Your Honour my clients did not " walk or stroll' as they are wrongly accused of. Perhaps they "advanced, ambled, ambulated, cantered,hiked, hit the road, hoofed it, knocked about, locomoted, lumbered, marched, meandered, paraded, perambulated, plodded, promenaded, raced, sauntered, shambled, shuffled, slogged, strolled, strutted, stumped, toddled, traipsed, tramped, traveled on foot, traversed, tread, trekked, trooped, trudged or wandered." "The case should be dismissed as they were also perhaps just 'dashing off to Beer Call' a time honoured aviation a
  15. Can't open the link but glad everbody is OK.
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