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19th Jul 2020, 00:26
Replies: 421
Views: 264,469
Posted By Beavers rule

Having over 6000 hrs in Beavers on Floats, a few...

Having over 6000 hrs in Beavers on Floats, a few years in hangers in the states maintaining them, an ex chief pilot in Sydney well before Sydney Seaplanes and then obviously been involved in the...
4th Mar 2020, 22:09
Replies: 11
Views: 3,240
Posted By Beavers rule

I have flown floats extensively in America,...

I have flown floats extensively in America, Canada and Fiji as well as OZ. My advice , don't even consider the Islands. It is mostly open water operations and can be very hazardous most days for the...
30th Dec 2011, 00:56
Replies: 28
Views: 4,794
Posted By Beavers rule

Absolute Classic

many a long hour spent in these classic machines ... Thanks for sharing BR :D
4th Feb 2010, 22:30
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By Beavers rule

Contact Air Whitsunday at Shute Harbour. Very...

Contact Air Whitsunday at Shute Harbour. Very nice fleet of Beavers and Caravans. Very professional. You'll love Whitehaven but make sure you have some spray for the sandflies, they can be very nasty...
13th Jan 2010, 01:40
Replies: 40
Views: 10,886
Posted By Beavers rule

To fly or not

Can't possible see how a reasonably loaded 185 would be able to fly dragging a crab pot or anything else for that matter.
If the pot was snagged on one float there is no way known you could even...
11th Jan 2010, 02:15
Replies: 40
Views: 10,886
Posted By Beavers rule

Snags

Pleased to heat everyone is OK. Have to agree with a couple of posters about the water rudders. Don't forget water rudders are also spring loaded to keep them in the water for max efficiency...
19th Dec 2009, 00:20
Replies: 31
Views: 5,070
Posted By Beavers rule

The gear can fail

I have to disagree with the canadian with the perfect Amphib record. On the older EDO floats eg 4580" or the streatched 4930" and you can include the Edo amphibd for thr Otter. The main gear is held...
8th Oct 2009, 03:46
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By Beavers rule

Seair at the Gold Coast has a couple of bongos....

Seair at the Gold Coast has a couple of bongos. Don't know the prices but Pete Gash is a very good operator. BR
25th Sep 2009, 02:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By Beavers rule

I forgot don't forget the 206 has to have a Float...

I forgot don't forget the 206 has to have a Float Kit installed during manufacture -- beefed up airframe and larger rudder and corrosion proofed. BR
25th Sep 2009, 00:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By Beavers rule

Iagree Edo 3430's are the way to go. Avoid the...

Iagree Edo 3430's are the way to go. Avoid the Wiplines especially the amphibs like the plague. BR :bored:
23rd Jan 2009, 04:44
Replies: 10
Views: 4,210
Posted By Beavers rule

Another Good One Gone

What a hell of a shame. I knocked around with Pete for many moons and lost contact with him when he was on his Mallard adventure. Great guy, great floatie driver. RIP mate
15th Jun 2008, 00:39
Replies: 46
Views: 9,448
Posted By Beavers rule

Buy One Already Available

There's a Pa 28 180 on floats for sale in Sydney. I flew it way back in the mid 80's. Doesn't go too badly. The low wind can get in the way when docking and pumping floats. I don't think a 140 would...
11th Jun 2008, 05:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By Beavers rule

Ford Drivers Are Welcome

EVen Ford drivers would be tolerated. They tolerate me and my Ford. I don't know if the boss would spring for a Ford but we do have a couple of Trusty [or is that rusty] 180b's left by departing...
10th Jun 2008, 22:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By Beavers rule

Question Where are all the Ground Instructors

We have been looking all over for a ground instructor to work full time on the beautiful Gold Coast. Looks like all old hands have either gone back flying or are hiding in the bushes. Any clues...
22nd Apr 2008, 05:08
Replies: 27
Views: 4,623
Posted By Beavers rule

expired ASIC

Be afraid be very afraid. Pilot at Maroochy only last week copped a $1500 fine for wearing an expired ASIC and not returning the old one from whence it came .:{:{
8th Apr 2008, 04:44
Replies: 13
Views: 4,642
Posted By Beavers rule

Try The Gold Coast

AWA at Gold Coast Airport run IREX ground school 4 times a year. Next one starts next week on Tuesday. 10 days classroom. They have top class facilities and a top of the line SIM.
10th Mar 2008, 22:22
Replies: 10
Views: 5,353
Posted By Beavers rule

amphib maintenance

I too have spent many years in and around amphib floats. They are a maintenance nightmare. Wheel bearings and brakes need constant attention, hydraulic lines and salt water hate each other and a...
10th Mar 2008, 00:58
Replies: 10
Views: 5,353
Posted By Beavers rule

more researc h needed

:ugh: Oh dear if you had read the whole article you would have noticed that the aircraft is an amphibian. The wheels do have to go up and down otherwise the there will be lots of scraping noises or a...
21st Dec 2007, 01:59
Replies: 28
Views: 3,113
Posted By Beavers rule

It's Great on the Gold Coast

Flying school on the Gold Coast not only put on a great Christmas bash for the staff a couple of weeks ago, no holds barred and transportation home. They also hosted a function for all their students...
4th Sep 2007, 21:53
Replies: 2
Views: 1,303
Posted By Beavers rule

fish Fiji Seaplanes

Give Dusty Simon a call at Pacific Island Seaplanes you can google his web address. I worked for him for a couple of years. He does all that out of the way charter. Not cheap but really good machines
14th Jun 2007, 23:15
Replies: 50
Views: 6,515
Posted By Beavers rule

A Twin night freight out of BK???? Obviously you...

A Twin night freight out of BK???? Obviously you have never had the good fortune to ply a floatie around some of the most beautiful spots on the planet.
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