Originally Posted by Skinny
Looks terrible, I feel bad for you...
Floatplanes: Combing two of my favorite hobbies together
Thread hijack but since we're here....
Some other photos from our trips. These were all made from 35mm slides so the quality sucks.
The shot of the 180 on the beach is from our honeymoon deep in the BC Coast Range. This plane was fitted with the Continental IO-520 used in the 206 with the fuel injection system replaced with a carburetor. So it had 260 continuous power as opposed to the C180's normal 230.
The great thing about the Beaver is how much it can carry. In the photo of us unloading the plane, we didn't bring the skiff with us, but we did bring the outboard.
The second photo I use as an illustration of the danger of glassy water landings--- how high is the plane off the water?
Third photo is my wife fishing for Dolly Varden in one of the lakes we often visited.
Fourth shot is pulling the plane out at Ketchikan.
The doorway shot is chipping ice of a little iceberg to put in our cooler.
If you're interested in floatplanes, I wrote a pretty thorough (260 pages) instructional book that came out in 1985. It went through three editions before going out of print in the 2000s. The photo is the cover of the second edition. You can still find it used. The third edition includes chapters on flying a turbine floatplane and basic maintenance.