Beech 18 Adventure With Pacific Seaplanes Vancouver Island – Part 1


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The Beech 18 on floats is a rare aircraft, and most of the sixty of the Beech 18s which were converted to floats can be found operating here in Canada.

Randy Hanna’s Nanaimo, BC based Pacific Seaplanes operates a single Beech 18 on floats C-GGGF primarily on summer charters as well as on demand scheduled services that links their base and Vancouver Airport’s South Terminal float base.

Henry Tenby and the JetFlix team had the pleasure of joining Randy in August of 2017 for a round trip flight from Vancouver Island to Vancouver, and we are pleased to present the visit over a three part mini series here on JetFlix TV.

This first episode features the outbound flight from Quennel Lake to Vancouver, which only took some 13 minutes air time, as we skimmed above the water at comfortable low altitude. When we landed at Vancouver on the Fraser River we were met with a very busy float plane dock scene. This series continues with the part 2 episode where we fly back to Quennel Lake on Vancouver Island aboard the Pacific Seaplanes Beech 18.

The episode 2 of the mini series features the return flight back to Quennel Lake, which is close to Nanaimo Airport on Vancouver Island. And the third episode features Randy Hanna providing a fascinating historical review of the venerable Beech 18.

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