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Old 06-16-2015, 03:50 PM   #21
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I have never owned an airplane but have flown a few.
Your flying experience far exceeds mine. While I have Commercial, Instrument, Flight Instructor, and Single Engine Sea ratings, I'm basically a recreational pilot. I did a little fish spotting in Hawaii for a commercial fishing boat and other odds and ends like "crop dusting" pineapple fields on Lanai with sterile fruit flies for the University of Hawaii, and I've done a lot of air-to-air photography here in Washington on a professional basis, it's certainly not been any sort of career as your flying has been. I suspect you've probably forgotten more about piloting a plane than I will ever know.
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We have a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver on EDO floats.
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I have never owned an airplane but have flown a few.
It appears that you're saying you OWN the Beaver on floats. Is this correct?
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:08 PM   #23
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It appears that you're saying you OWN the Beaver on floats. Is this correct?
Yes, although we may be selling it to the company that is currently leasing it from us.
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Owned a Beech D-18 and a Twin Commander 560E for a bit. Currently fly a Commander 690B propjet.
What great aeroplanes. I love all the Aero Commanders, the Shrike is probably my favorite. Beech 18's are great machines. I worked on one for a while but have never flown one. What are they like to fly?
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I fly the Q400 at the moment.

That is a beautiful airplane, Jetstream. I'm a former Bombardier man myself.

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Owned a Beech D-18 and a Twin Commander 560E for a bit. Currently fly a Commander 690B propjet.
I always thought the 690 would be a very fun plane to fly when the boss is not on board...powerful and nimble at the same time. Is it?
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That is a beautiful airplane, Jetstream. I'm a former Bombardier man myself.



I always thought the 690 would be a very fun plane to fly when the boss is not on board...powerful and nimble at the same time. Is it?
Which Bombardier aircraft did you fly? I've flown all the Dash 8 series. The 200 is just a pleasure to fly, specially on special mission ops. I always compared the 200 to a big Shrike Commander, beautifully balanced. You can't beat the 400's performance though. The 690's are fun aren't they.
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Very awesome footage!

I had the opportunity to watch several dusters operating, while I was training in Suriname.

One of the pilots was a relative of one of the trainees we were working with, and put on quite a show.

Awesome (but crazy!) flying

Stay safe up there.

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Very awesome footage!

I had the opportunity to watch several dusters operating, while I was training in Suriname.

One of the pilots was a relative of one of the trainees we were working with, and put on quite a show.

Awesome (but crazy!) flying

Stay safe up there.

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Every time we spray this property the farmers son clambers around the hills videoing. This is about the 5th one he's done (not all me) and he seams to have a real talent with the camera and editing.
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Every time we spray this property the farmers son clambers around the hills videoing. This is about the 5th one he's done (not all me) and he seams to have a real talent with the camera and editing.
Apparently so
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For the last 12+ years of my career, Learjet 60.

Now that's a nice aeroplane. I've never flown a jet but it would be nice.
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We have a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver on EDO floats.
Would love to see some photos of it in its natural habitat!
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aw heck...if they won't post pics in the natural habitat...how about one in an unnatural habitat?


....float planes have the same rep up north as workhorses...not just transportation....
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aw heck...if they won't post pics in the natural habitat...how about one in an unnatural habitat?


....float planes have the same rep up north as workhorses...not just transportation....
Here is one in you could say was in its unnatural habitat. A Beaver I flew a while ago as you can see by the date stamp, on Wipline 6000 amphibious floats. I loved flying that one.

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