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Old 08-08-2019, 08:24 PM
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Default Engine Failure and a happy rescue.

https://youtu.be/pSiTpHNq-IA

There will be a some good take away lessons revealed in the follow up to this recent event from July 27 in northern Quebec.

He forgot to turn on his ELT in the aircraft but did most things right to assist his location detection and rescue.

Not enough clothing and no bug shirt or adequate protection from the insects.
Not enough water.

A great tribute to the SAR techs and SAR system and team members.

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Old 08-09-2019, 07:22 AM
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Sobering thoughts as I'm making plans for some flights in the Canadian Arctic next summer.

I hadn't considered the bug problem but that's very real.
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:44 AM
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Yes, for the benefit of the southerners, what is a bug shirt? What is special about it? Where do you get one?
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:01 AM
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For those venturing into central to northern Canada, having thick, full coverage clothes, gloves and a mosquito net for your head are a must. You'll notice the SAR Techs had them. Recommended survival gear for these latitudes.

In some places, the insects are in clouds and people have been driven mad literally after a day or two of being bitten alive after being forced down.

Don't fly in what we call the "sparsely settled" areas without the proper survival gear on board. If you're not found quickly like this guy, you'll have a very rough time.

Bug shirts or jackets can be found at Cabelas, selling Ben's and Coghlans brands. Can get an all in one pack with head net, gloves and jackets.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:51 AM
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One interesting thing not shown about the accident is that while under the caps chute a tree penetrated the floor of the aircraft to the left of the pilots knee and then penetrated the roof. The plane was literally skewered. A few inches right and the outcome might have been very different.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:13 PM
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What a great day for the SAR Tech's!! They train and train for a day like this. Unfortunately when they get to most crash sites the outcome is body extraction and not a happy outcome like this! That BRS system saved another one.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:38 PM
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Default Bug shirt

https://www.bugshirt.com/

On a long canoe trip recently in NY, I can confirm it works, and was worth every penny.

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Old 08-09-2019, 03:11 PM
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Default Check those ELT's

For those of you who haven't seen my presentations, I've been pointing out for some time now that the lack of ELT arming is almost as prevalent as the jamnut plague. YTD alone 3 RV's have come through our shop with ELT's in the OFF position, and one even had the antenna disconnected and laying on the aft fuselage floor.

It's not going to do anyone any good if you are incapacitated when you go down.

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Old 08-09-2019, 03:40 PM
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For those of you who haven't seen my presentations, I've been pointing out for some time now that the lack of ELT arming is almost as prevalent as the jamnut plague. YTD alone 3 RV's have come through our shop with ELT's in the OFF position, and one even had the antenna disconnected and laying on the aft fuselage floor.

It's not going to do anyone any good if you are incapacitated when you go down.

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Helped with a condition inspection this year and found the ELT armed but the batteries were installed backwards thus the G-Switch test IAW 91.207(d) would not set off the ELT. New batteries installed the correct way and the ELT would now pass 91.207(d).
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:48 PM
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Default we train for in-flight emergencies....don't we?

great comments on here; if you are lucky enough to live in an area where survival courses are available, DO IT!
If not, most flying clubs have within their talent pool all or most of the resources to host one.
Like the chute; the life you save just might be your own!

https://www.bcaviation.ca/survival-shakedown.html

I was lucky to have participated in this exercise. A pleasant afternoon at a pretend crash on a forested hillside in late spring, turns into 10% of the pilots being pulled out by 2 am due to risk of hypothermia.
you don't know, what you don't know, til you...well, you know.
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