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#6161 Matt R.

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 11:47 AM

There is a $20 upgrade you can get that includes a parachute.
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#6162 todd

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 08:05 PM

I wonder how the plane can do an emergency landing mid-flight for that route. I rather stick close to the coastal waters, but that's just me.

We have a lot of lakes. Still safer than the drive to the airport

Edited by todd, 04 August 2022 - 08:08 PM.


#6163 Matt R.

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 09:34 PM

I assumed this was a joke. In case of emergency, they’d just land at an airport or airstrip. They have wheels too.
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#6164 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 10:11 PM

I assumed this was a joke. In case of emergency, they’d just land at an airport or airstrip. They have wheels too.

 

I don't think our float planes have the wheels installed.


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#6165 todd

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 10:14 PM

More lakes than airstrips

Edited by todd, 04 August 2022 - 10:21 PM.


#6166 Matt R.

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 10:49 PM

I don't think our float planes have the wheels installed.

They don’t? Why not? They routinely haul them out and tow them at yvr.

Hey, I’m just the ideas guy.

Edited by Matt R., 04 August 2022 - 10:51 PM.

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#6167 todd

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 07:43 AM

They don’t? Why not? They routinely haul them out and tow them at yvr.

Hey, I’m just the ideas guy.


Why doesn’t your car have a propeller? Some do some don’t

#6168 Matt R.

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:20 AM

It’s a Caravan, not an Aquavan. Come on.
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#6169 Sparky

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:39 AM

I think he meant Skyvan.

#6170 todd

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:52 AM

It’s a Caravan, not an Aquavan. Come on.

You don’t? Why not? You routinely cross the water

Hey, I’m just an octopus

#6171 lanforod

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 10:14 AM

An octopus should be able to go check each HA floatplane and see if they have wheels!


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#6172 todd

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 02:22 PM

If I spin around in a circle really fast I turn into an octocopter.
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#6173 LJ

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 06:56 PM

They don’t? Why not? They routinely haul them out and tow them at yvr.

Hey, I’m just the ideas guy.

If they were amphibious (have wheels and floats) they would just land on the runway at YVR. The ones that don't have wheels either land on the grass beside the runway and then get put on a trailer affair and towed. They can also lift them out of the water with a crane and put them on a trailer.


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Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#6174 Matt R.

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:12 PM

It’s quite something to see them jump out of the water and get towed across the street. The floatplanes even have their own traffic signal.

#6175 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 06:59 AM

In the market for a Canadian Air Force jet? Never used in combat, flown only for training purposes.

 

Kevin Smith, owner of the Highway Antique Barn on the Trans-Canada Highway near Chemainus, has a deal for you.

 

“Everything is for sale,” Smith said from his shop on Monday.

 

The Canadair CT-133 Silver Star has been mounted outside the popular shop and an observation deck expanded so that curious onlookers can get a closer view of the aircraft.

Smith, who recently acquired the store — a 5,500-square-foot antique mall with about 60 vendors — said he bought the jet as a way to draw in shoppers.

 

 

https://www.timescol...or-sale-5674542



#6176 lanforod

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 07:48 AM

^ is that the place off Henry rd.? Might check it out this weekend.



#6177 Sparky

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 08:06 AM

^ Yes. Kev has had a platform built so you can walk up and look into the cockpit.

His next move is to weld up a stand so the aircraft looks like it’s in a banking turn.

Well worth a visit to the Antique Barn. We visit there regularly.
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#6178 aastra

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 09:28 AM

 

It’s a Caravan, not an Aquavan. Come on.

 

Ideally we wouldn't be hinting at our superhero alternate identities in a public forum like this.


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#6179 Missed Approach

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 11:54 AM

WestJet continues its focus on the west as it ditches the east.

 

A new route via WestJet Link but I can't find anything new for YYJ this winter from WJ mainline.

 

https://canadianavia...at-this-winter/



 



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