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    John- Appreciate the nice words. That was Joe...

    John-

    Appreciate the nice words. That was Joe in Beaver 2 who found the lady. Jeremy, our newest pilot, hasn't had the pleasure of flying a SAR or MedEvac yet, except a ride-along with me during...
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    Our new pilot has a 160-HP no-flap Super Cub and...

    Our new pilot has a 160-HP no-flap Super Cub and gives float instruction in it. Google "Higher Ground Aviation" or message him on IG: @MaineBushPilot. His stuff still says Maine, but I can assure...
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    Sticky: Thanks Bill. Completed the elusive Trifecta...

    Thanks Bill. Completed the elusive Trifecta yesterday. Beaver in the morning, Cub in the afternoon, Skywagon in the evening. And I didn't even mix up the three different trim locations!
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    Sticky: 61544 Flying out of International Falls for work.

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    Flying out of International Falls for work.
  5. I know that airplane! And the photographer also…...

    I know that airplane! And the photographer also…

    Agree that Sarah turned it into a masterpiece!!
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    Mike and George are both correct. A lack of...

    Mike and George are both correct. A lack of local Part 135 operators combined with the FS making it harder all the time for contractors to actually be "Qualified and Equipped" to meet contract...
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    Eric- We are not Rangers or LE qualified in...

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    We are not Rangers or LE qualified in any way, just straight government 2181 types. We will usually take a Deputy or USFS LEO with on any searches or LE missions and an EMT on MedEvacs. ...
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    Paul- It varies, mostly depending on what kind...

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    It varies, mostly depending on what kind of fire season we are having. Last year I flew about 420 hours. The year before was 240, but I was gone for 4 months getting my A&P. Most of the...
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    George, there was actually talk not too long ago...

    George, there was actually talk not too long ago about taking one of our surplus fuselages and set of wings from Ely and rebuilding them into a new USFS Beaver that would be based in Alaska. The...
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    Like clockwork, another spring, another USAJobs...

    Like clockwork, another spring, another USAJobs posting for a Beaver position...

    https://www.usajobs.gov/job/639509300

    All the same age, experience and flight time requirements from the...
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    Just let me know when you are in town and I'll...

    Just let me know when you are in town and I'll give you the full tour!
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    Exactly one year since the last post on this...

    Exactly one year since the last post on this thread. We have 3 pilots in place and qualified and had an extremely busy fire season. Zane posted the article below over on BCP which describes the...
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    Well, I'll be... Time to order a couple more. ...

    Well, I'll be...

    Time to order a couple more. Thanks!
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    Reviving this old thread as I have had issues...

    Reviving this old thread as I have had issues with steering with my 2960's. Noticed during turns to the right that the right water rudder was partially coming up out of the water. Pulled my water...
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    Some nasty storms with high winds ripped through...

    Some nasty storms with high winds ripped through Ely last night. Our Beavers rode it out alright, but this J4 tucked in next to the city dock on Shagawa ended up in the bushes. Sad day.

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    Top Cub Amphib Training

    I'm looking for someone who can give initial training in a CC-180 Top Cub on Wipaire 2100 amphibs. All of the OAS instructors are still backed up from COVID so we are looking at a commercial vendor...
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    Sticky: Overhead Jaranson's on the way home from a fire...

    Overhead Jaranson's on the way home from a fire patrol today...

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    The theory, at least as I've been told by more...

    The theory, at least as I've been told by more than one person, is that the upper induction is less prone to carb ice because the air runs through the warm engine compartment prior to entering the...
  19. Front row parking (at least temporarily!). Thanks...

    Front row parking (at least temporarily!). Thanks for a great event Paul!

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    Jin Bae-

    https://www.flyalaska.com/prelogin.html is worth the annual fee to get an idea of who is hiring and how much and what kind of time they are looking for.

    Henny
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    Truly appreciate all of the kind words and sage...

    Truly appreciate all of the kind words and sage advice.



    Thanks Web. The CAR3 and CAR4 area is something they glossed over at school and that I need to get smart on.



    Grant, lots of good...
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    Advice for a New A&P

    After a six-month delay due to COVID, I finally finished up school, passed the final two written exams and successfully completed the oral and practical exam to get my A&P license.

    Knowing full...
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    Some late season smallmouths and Boundary Waters...

    Some late season smallmouths and Boundary Waters walleye...

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    Dave- Mike hit most of the high points. The...

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    Mike hit most of the high points. The age 37 limit and the minimum flight time requirements really limit the applicant pool. Last year we actually interviewed 4 folks and offered positions...
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    And one more time. Closing date of 09 November....

    And one more time. Closing date of 09 November.

    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/582662300

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