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Sydney-Canberra proposed Twin-Otter floatplane service

Old 16th Dec 2020, 22:19
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One meteorological phenomenon and one person may be substantial impediments to this plan:

Fog.

Snow.
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Old 17th Dec 2020, 00:19
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but it is the silly season.
Exactly. Which is why the whole idea of a Sydney-Canberra seaplane service is just a way to generate publicity.

LB-I see what you did there, tch boom.
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Old 27th Dec 2020, 23:15
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Takes me back about 40 years and as some of us may recall this has been tried before by the Late Vic Walton and Aquatic Airways in the 1980s. Same problems - wrong aeroplane, too few seats, too few passengers, too many weather issues and of course the Regulator on top of all that. Nice idea but completely uneconomical at any level!
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Old 28th Dec 2020, 06:04
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon View Post
One meteorological phenomenon and one person may be substantial impediments to this plan:

Fog.

Snow.
wander over to Vancouver and observe the floatplane operation there. Fog and snow don't seem to be a show stopper for them.
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Old 28th Dec 2020, 07:14
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wander over to Vancouver and observe the floatplane operation there. Fog and snow don't seem to be a show stopper for them.
Do they have CASA in Vancouver?
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Old 29th Dec 2020, 02:14
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They won’t have CASA and they won’t have “Snow” like Canberra has “Snow”.

ps I got it LB, the others are just a bit “snow” on the uptake.
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Old 29th Dec 2020, 04:08
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Ha! And a 'tish boom' for you, now.
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Old 29th Dec 2020, 05:42
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Winter extension, on to Jindabyne and the snow fields!
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