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Canadian Helicopters Loses $10.3-million Contract With U.s. Air Force


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what we use to call BFR back in the day. Beaufort Flight Rules. Or B**LSh1t flight rules depending on who you talk to. B)

 

No take-off or landing minima, design your own approachs, no alternate, no fuel to get to your alternate anyway.

 

Ah yes, those were the days!!!

 

And surprisingly, all this worked quite well - except for BHX, that is.

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You might as well stay OUTWEST, because there is NO Dew Line Site in YFB (Iqaluit).

 

:bye: :blur: :boff: :prop:

 

Well, we are all experts here!!!

 

FYI-Iqaluit is a LSS (a logistics center), all flights start and terminate at CYFB. Having an ILS is a god send in such a harsh enviorment.

 

Maybe those in the east should only speak of what we know.

 

 

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No take-off or landing minima, design your own approachs, no alternate, no fuel to get to your alternate anyway.

 

Ah yes, those were the days!!!

 

And surprisingly, all this worked quite well - except for BHX, that is.

 

You forgot slinging IMC and using the radar to paint the buildings on the airport or the floats in the harbour to land in WOXOF. Wheeeeee.

 

Still thats where I learned to fly IFR and most of the lessons are still with me.

 

The good ones that is.

 

 

 

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Harvey Easton (RIP) flew into Tuk one day in the PCSP 204B (Autair), low on fuel, ice fog at the airport with only the beacon tower sticking up thru, lined up the runway and autorotated thru it and did a perfect landing on floats.

 

For your added info I was in YFB in 1956 on the back of an icebreaker on the way to Hall Beach leading an armada of ships with construction material.

 

I wrote the original contract on behalf of the US DOD/DND with Canadian Helicopters and recommended an S61 for range purposes as the B212 would have to autorotate from 10k ft

to make it on empty tanks, even with aux tanks.

 

So, as somebody else said let the fun begin.

 

Don

 

PS: PCSP was operating from YFB and TUK since the early sixties and Autair Helicopters held the contract most of the time. The Beaufort experts came along much later.

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