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Old 01-17-2017, 07:26 PM
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Your pictures sure bring back a lot of memories..

Sept-Iles and Baie Comeau ( Live there until I left for the Air Force at 18 ) used to be my neck of the woods and now my RV-4 is based 10 nm east of CSE4 ( Lachute)...small world indeed..

You should go back in the summer, much nicer and also warmer but not by much..


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Old 01-17-2017, 07:38 PM
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Wow, you guys rock! Frank

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Old 01-17-2017, 07:59 PM
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Love the mission!

Also, love your paint scheme... Might need to be stealing some of the idea!
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:31 AM
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Great job! And a nice job reporting it to us!
Don Hull
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it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." Miriam Beard

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Old 01-18-2017, 05:53 AM
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Default Srpt-Iles

Fun to read about your mission, great write-up and pictures. Thx.
Ivan Kristensen
Guelph, ON. Canada
RV-10 (C-GMDV) 1210hrs.
Dual GRT 8.4" HXr EFIS, VP-200, TT A/P, Avidyne IFD440, ADSB in/out, Dual EI's (one Lightspeed & one SDS CPI)

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Old 01-18-2017, 07:59 AM
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Default Lots of Miles

Wow, that was one heck of an adventure. Thanks for traveling so many miles and hours for the pups! I keep my trips shorter, but it's fantastic that others do so much more.
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:32 AM
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Great adventure. It looks REEEEEEEAAAAALY cold there.

What sort of temps did you have in the cockpit? Were you dressed like that as a safety precaution or because you really needed to be? maybe you need one of those WWII heated flying suits!

How can you take those puppies without adopting one - I wouldn't be able to let them go.

I am at CSE4 (Lachute). If you are ever there please drop in and see my RV4 project. Hangar 6 on the north east corner. I'm there every weekend with my dog.

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Old 01-18-2017, 10:53 AM
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Default well done!

...brilliant way to keep the headsets on. you guys are amazing at cold weather ops.
one hint, I have a wooden dipstick for my tanks, it serves as a fulcrum when I need to lever my fuel caps out...saves the paint.
( actually I have a round '100LL'-type decal that somewhat protects the paint also!)
good reminder for everyone to lube all those parts in the fall!
Perry Y.
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:31 PM
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I was using fuel lube early on and found it just gummed up the works in cold weather. I spray some LPS-2 and that seems to help, but when it is that cold, all bets are off.

Temps in the cockpit are fine, though we do have drafts coming from the slider canopy. We have a dual muffler combination that pipes in lots of heat. Also have electric heated seats. The clothing is for survival in case of having to land off-airport. It also served us well for walking from the plane to the FBOs :-)

The flying is fun but carrying back dogs and knowing you made a difference really pumps me up. This is our 3rd PnP mission, of which they all have been all-day affairs. We don't seem to have many short missions available.

If you have not tried PnP volunteers, I highly recommend you do. You will visit some interesting out of the way places (like one flight we had to Ft.Albany in James Bay). Try it!
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:28 PM
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Default here's to man's best friend

Enjoyed the story.
Having seen a number of dog passengers on the forums over the past several years, how do they handle the noise level? Any problems with a frequent flyer dog? I've always wanted to get my dog in the air but have been hesitant. I considered the dog muffs but the odd shape of a bulldog's head may not be amenable to a muff.
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