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ALASKA 2007 De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver DHC-3 Otter Action

Welcome to Alaska! The final Frontier, and home to a large population of rugged De Havilland Canada float planes. These aircraft were mostly built some half a century ago but still provide reliable and economic service to their operators and customers that rely on them throughout the State of Alaska, in both summer and winter. …Read more »

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US Department of the Interior Grumman Goose G-21 Pleasure Flight Anchorage

In the summer of 2007, JetFlix TV cameraman Chris Mak paid a visit to the G-21 Grumman Goose operated by the US Department of the Interior based at Lake Hood, Anchorage. He was lucky enough to join the Goose for a local test flight and he filmed much of the piston pounding proceedings. This video …Read more »

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A Fun Scenic Flight with Rust’s Flying Service DHC-2 Beaver Anchorage Alaska

In the summer of 2007, JetFlix TV cameraman Chris Mak paid a visit to the DHC-2 Beaver operation of Rust’s Flying Service based at Lake Hood, Anchorage. Chris joined the Beaver pilot for a few local re supply flights and he filmed much of the proceedings. The beaver dropped Chris at a remote water spot …Read more »

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Beech 18 Adventure With Pacific Seaplanes Vancouver Island – Part 1

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 …Read more »

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Beech 18 Adventure With Pacific Seaplanes Vancouver Island – Part 2

This show continues from the Part 1 episode, and in this 26 minute show we enjoy a lovely scenic departure from Vancouver South Terminal’s float base on the banks of the Fraser, aboad Pacific Seaplanes Beech 18 on floats C-GGGF for the return journey to the airline’s home base at Quennel Lake near Nanaimo, on …Read more »

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The Beech 18 Story with Randy Hanna – Part 3

Between 1937 and 1964, some 9,000 Beech 18s were built for the military and civilian markets, making it one of the most successful general utility aircraft ever produced. Although it has been replaced by newer types in many applications, the aircraft remains a rugged and reliable money maker.A ready availability of parts and expertise means …Read more »