Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Riptide

Toughest Place In Canada To Fly?

Recommended Posts

Without a doubt.... The wet coast.. on floats.. Not within Georgia Straight, but the west coast of the Island, the central coast and of course, the north coast..

 

Absolutely gorgeous on a good day, but look out for the ugly ones... :shock:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would say the arctic coast. Let me just say YCB, 30 knots, 2`C, and rain that falls horizontally. And then with a smile the captain says would you mind getting on the wing to fuel. Welcome to the arctic in July. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you want a place where everything looks the same, try the Arctic in winter on an overcast day. The prairies ?? All roads go north/south or east/west, it's so flat you can see the next 20 towns. So how is it difficult to navigate ?? ;):P Besides, if you're not sure, just get a little lower and read the side of a grain elevator, they have the name of the town written on them. Of course you do get the odd person wondering why every town is called "Pool". :huh::blink::P:D

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I haven't PIC'd in much of Canada, but I can say that Newfoundland is pretty tough! I have literally taken off on a beautiful crisp winter morning, and before landing, dodged snow, flew through rain showers, got shaken in high winds that came from nowhere, and was "followed" by a fog bank - all within a local half-hour flight! Sounds exagerated, but any pilot who has flown in Newfoundland can testify to our "wonderful" weather. Then there's the number of times I've followed the Trans Canada Highway at 500' AGL because the weather trapped me! You can take off in what seems to be beautiful weather as far as the eye can see, but is actually just a circle of clear. By the time you realize this and turn back, the airport is closed in and you have no choice but to keep going to the next airport which, on the Rock, can be hundreds of miles away! Thank God I fly floats now!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While I can appreciate what you folks are saying, I'm sure you don't understand what's involved in flying out here on the wet coast... We've got mountains, turbulence, wild winds, swells, waves, crap weather, crappier weather reporting, weather that changes every 5 miles, did I mention the fog??? I still think that flying the Goose out of YZT is one of the toughest jobs in Canada...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not a pilot but a paramedic. For me as a passenger I have had some real testers of intestinal fortitude both on the West coast and in the Rockies. I have a fond appreciation and admiration for the pilots with whom I have flown.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...