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    Laughed my A off on that first one.
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    I would love to have seen the explanation for insurance on that Cadillac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieN View Post
    I would love to have seen the explanation for insurance on that Cadillac.
    I heard the man who owned that car interviewed on the radio about the entire story. It was hilarious. He had just bought the car new. He was laughing while he told the story though he admitted that it wasn't funny while it was happening.
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    Tow to sea - call military needing munitions practice - feed fish.

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    There is absolutely NOTHING on earth which smells worse or stronger than dead marine mammals.

    I flew down the Bering Sea beach once, where a dead gray whale had washed up a couple weeks earlier. Was always worth a look to see who was having lunch.

    i circled around and there was nothing there. No critters. Then, a really big male brown bear crawled out of the carcass. He was a total greaser, covered with oil. This was during the spring Bear season, and I imagined the dilemma a bear hunter would face if he saw that BIG bear. I doubt anyone could’ve skinned him without a lot of lunch losing in the process.

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    My In-laws were around the Oregon coast when that whale got blown up. Not long before they touched off the charge, a licensed powder man had shown up and had a conversation with one of the DOT folks. Upon hearing how much explosives they had planted, he told them that was way more than they needed; when the DOT guy said that was what they were using the powder guy got in his car and left in a hurry.

    Lyn, Mrs. Tango, remembers that story and news cast well.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    One of my vessel tasks in Sitka during the 1969 herring season was to tow a herring pound net out to sea. Several large sea lions had broken in and drowned in the wrapped up netting. I made it a few miles until the web caught on something and tore. Up popped the bloated carcasses. We left. I heard they eventually ended up onshore and Halibut Point Road took on a new odor.

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    Mike,
    After cutting a few tusks/oosiks out of bloated walrus floated up on the beach, one never forgets that smell. Triple bagged in garbage bags flying home in the back of the cub and it still smells. Once you have smelled it you can call it up at will. And gag!
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    Fresh walrus...cut into chunks then fried in a skillet.....tastes as bad a rotting one smells on the beach... then to get that taste out. Eat a slab of seal cooked the same way...my taste buds have never recovered!


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    The great Whale Explosion of 1970…

    https://thotmannn.wordpress.com/2006/06/27/249-the-great-whale-explosion-of-1970/
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    Imagine if this had happened in the cellphone and social internet era?
    Well, probably would have just faded away soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    "when the pilot started company orientation on April 22, he had a total of 1,606 flight hours, of which 5 hours were in float-equipped airplanes. "

    Is this normal procedure for hiring new pilots to fly Beavers on floats commercially in Alaska? Do you suppose that the paying passengers realize how little experience their pilot has?
    I'm working through this good book on float flying in SE Alaska: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...om_search=true

    The author goes to length describing his early flight experience and training before he was accepted by the company. Times may have changed.

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    Looked at the preview - well written, so I ordered it. Thanks!
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    The writing by Gerry Bruder in Post 1053 is very well done. The book is a reprint of an earlier version from the late '80s and reflects flying in SE Alaska from the early 1970's. I've not finished it yet but so far the tips and experiences are worth quite a bit for pilots interested in float flying conditions.

    As Gordon notes the Preview available in the link sets a fine tone for the remainder.

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    https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=1...JUN-19,AERONCA

    Recent local accident w/o injury. Forward mount for the Aeronca 7DC's tail spring was corroded and separated from the airframe. The tailwheel rose up and contacted the rudder which apparently jammed its movement. Pilot kept it on the ground and minimized damage. The lower rear tubing area in question was fabric covered and a low spot when parked. The aircraft was trailered to town.

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    https://youtu.be/GA6MGvL_Sko


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    WOW. Hopefully get her back in the air soon. Great Job nice smooth touchdown. flew her right to the scene of the parts

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    Another amphib fatality accident.

    https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-n...e-injured.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    "The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, Gregor said. He said NTSB is the lead agency, but determining a probably cause for the incident can take a year or more."
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    This will be a tough one to figure out!
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    I was thinking the warm sun made the landing gear expand.

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    Very sad; sounds like the Pax did not make it.

    I keep thinking I should change my door handle to the new lever rotation type to make it easier for folks to figure out in a hurry. On floats it could be a big deal.
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    "The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, Gregor said. He said NTSB is the lead agency, but determining a probably cause for the incident can take a year or more."
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    This will be a tough one to figure out!




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    You think tweaking your cub gear is expensive....

    UA627's hard landing may result in some beer cans.

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    Oh, whats another million dollars when the nose gear touches down early.

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    https://www.idahostatejournal.com/ne...4bccd547c.html

    Sounds like no major injuries anyway. Hope the dog is OK too.

    Anyone know if av gas is "highly flammable", as in more flammable then mo gas?! Or is this a case of journalistic hype, like jet fuel being somehow more dangerous then spilled diesel fuel after a truck crash?

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    What’s a “mini cub”?
    Sad to hear, flew over Stanley about noon they same day, weather building to the N but smooth sailing.

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    It looked like a full size cub. Most likely reporter is miss-reporting as usual
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    Avgas has the same flashpoint as Mogas. - https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/...els#Definition


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    https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/...water-landing/


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    Summer is getting off to a bad start for the amphib crowd.
    After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF !
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    Beaver on floats just crashed in Ketchikan . happened moments agoClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by eskflyer View Post
    Beaver on floats just crashed in Ketchikan . happened moments agoClick image for larger version. 

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    who's plane? hopefully not same company as other 2 crashes!

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    Do not know yet, a friend sent this to me as it was unfolding. All the news says is a a charter plane with passengers and one sent to hospital. Very glad no serious injuries that we have heard of.
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    your picture was before it sunk...

    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/avia...officials-say/

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    Gonna be a shortage of Beavers in Alaska if this keeps up!
    "Put out my hand and touched the face of God!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Foy View Post
    Gonna be a shortage of Beavers in Alaska if this keeps up!
    And otters


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    Wires, people......mind the wires if you’re low: http://www.ledger.news/news/local_ne...29ab86438.html

    Looks like a PA-11.

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    Nope, looks like a different company with strait floats.

    They have a very good reputation, wonder what happened.
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    https://www.ktoo.org/2019/06/27/no-f...h-in-2-months/

    Video at 11. Landing between ships...each berthed or one or both still moving with waves?

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