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Old 07-13-2012, 01:27 PM   #5401
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We'll see you when you come along side. Thanks for the hooks that other day, that job was a pleasure...as usual...
I don't hook, just make sure they have fuel in their bellies. Would have been the "White" crew, "Red" just got on this Wednesday. Won't be there until later tonight, then leave for Juneau at 06.00 AM. But back to pickup the Navaids after Juneau.

But yeah, you should sent the Video here, we can put it on the LAN and then everyone can see it.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:25 PM   #5402
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Your job looks like too much fun Weirdo. If I didn't have a wife and kids, and roots where I am I would love to get into long lining.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #5403
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Your job looks like too much fun Weirdo. If I didn't have a wife and kids, and roots where I am I would love to get into long lining.
I love it, I can not lie. I wish you could get into it too. It's the hardest thing that I've ever done in my life, bar none, but that's what makes it so satisfying.

Heading over to the North West corner of Haida Gwaii tomorrow. Going to be slinging a bunch of batteries off the Langara lighthouse. It's crazy beautiful, rugged, end of the Earth kind of place.

I'm bringing the camera, we'll see what we get.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:07 AM   #5404
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From a local news source:

http://www.edgefielddaily.com/merriwether071412.html



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Old 07-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #5405
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Wound up with a new gopro camera. Soooo I stuck it to my head and gave it a try.

Bit of an test run, but came up with this:

Some loads off the CCGS Bartlett to Trutch repeater


That sort of stuff really makes me want to get back into flying - at least part time. Damn you anyway

I know some of the local operators are looking for folks with experience as most of the guys my age are retiring and the new folks don't have the OGE/pinnacle/mountain experience us more seasoned pilots do. You've got a great gig there.

Fly safe.

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Old 07-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #5406
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great thread, want to thank you pilots for all the fun flights and for being able to land those things and not mow me down while I was trying to survive the flight deck.

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Old 07-16-2012, 09:56 PM   #5407
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great thread, want to thank you pilots for all the fun flights and for being able to land those things and not mow me down while I was trying to survive the flight deck.

Awesome shot!
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #5408
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Came into work and found this on the ramp in Klawock.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #5409
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A guy let me pracitce for a half hour in a 500, it is hard no doubt. I will just live vicarously through your vids and pics.

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I love it, I can not lie. I wish you could get into it too. It's the hardest thing that I've ever done in my life, bar none, but that's what makes it so satisfying.

Heading over to the North West corner of Haida Gwaii tomorrow. Going to be slinging a bunch of batteries off the Langara lighthouse. It's crazy beautiful, rugged, end of the Earth kind of place.

I'm bringing the camera, we'll see what we get.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #5410
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WOAH! WOAH BIG FELLA!

Those things stampede so easy.....

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:06 PM   #5411
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Wound up with a new gopro camera. Soooo I stuck it to my head and gave it a try.

Bit of an test run, but came up with this:

Some loads off the CCGS Bartlett to Trutch repeater




What do you use the spot device for? I would think that those birds have a locator becon.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #5412
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What do you use the spot device for? I would think that those birds have a locator becon.
Well we have emergency locator transmitters in the event of an emergency. The spots are for active tracking, and yes we should have a more sophisticated system, and it's on it way, but.
The project to to acquire the systems turned into a bit of a monster as the CCG wants the same system in all of it's ships too, actually pretty smart, a single sat track system for the whole fleet. So it's taking its time to happen, in the mean time I went out and picked up the spots as a bandaid solution.
They work so well I bought one personally too.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:28 PM   #5413
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A lot of my riding friends have spots. They track each other when someone is out riding. This started after one of our friends shorted out some stuff on his bike after falling in a creek and wound up walking a good ways and then sleeping in a camper shell he found. Police found him in the morning, worried his wife sick. She made him get one, and several others did too. They are pretty cool. I have a beacon on my life vest when flying offshore with GPS built in at least.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:23 PM   #5414
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #5415
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Has anyone flown or know anything about the Cabri G2?

I'm looking to do some more pilot training towards the end of the year and a colleague that has about 150hours in R22's & 44's, suggested these instead of the R22 as a training aircraft. So far there is only one school in Sydney flying them.

It has a proper cyclic so I like them already!

Upside? Downside? No difference?
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