TwinOtter4Ever From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3796 times:
For all of you fellow Twin Otter fans out there, I have a little take off video from Vancouver Harbour if you would like to check it out. I was on the 8am flight to Victoria with 2 other passengers and the Captain and the F/O. It was a smooth 35 minute flight with virtually no chop and the Twin Otter, being lightly loaded, didn't take to long to get to altitude. I do have more of the flight and the victoria landing (which for those of you familiar with the Victoria city harbour) which is somewhat more exciting and will get that on here within the next day or two in an edited form. Hope you like it.
TwinOtter4Ever From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3362 times:
Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 3): I always think that squelching sound at 1.18 is really quite haunting!
I believe the squelching sound you are refering to is the the pilot changing the propeller pitch as they were playing with the pitch to adjust taxi speed and possibly steer as well. But you're right...the sound of the two prop doing so is quite nifty especially from the inside. This Twotter was quite loud, but not quite as much as I expected unless you compare it to the nearly silent A340 and A380 trip report video. Now those are sedate sounding birds. The engine noise (lovely P&W Can PT-6s) wasn't the big thing at altitude though; it was the wind noise. I'm not sure if it is the floats making all the noise but you can hear that wind noise kick in once they level out and get some airspeed happening. Hopefully Viking can stuff some more insulation in the DHC6-400 series coming soon. The Victoria approach is somewhat more exciting as they come in with a lot more flaps and a much higher steeper decent rate. Lovely view of YVR en route too.
Zarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
I am going to be in Vancouver for Holiday in May and was looking into booking a flight around the area. Could you reccomend any airlines (large or small) that do sightseeing trips from Vancouver? Thanks in advance!
Boeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1806 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3316 times:
Wow... nice video! I have lived in Victoria most of my life, but I still haven't taken a float plane over to Vancouver. I've taken the Helijet helicopter though, which I'm sure is just as much fun. Hope you enjoyed your time here!
TwinOtter4Ever From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3278 times:
Quoting Zarniwoop (Reply 6): Could you reccomend any airlines (large or small) that do sightseeing trips from Vancouver?
Well this airline is westcoast air and they do air tours around both Vancouver and Victoria. $100 CN will ususally get you a 30min flight around town in a float Beaver. You will need 4 people min before they will go typically. However if you feel like going to Victoria you can kill two bird with one stone and they sometimes fly with less people, thentake the ferry back to the mainland to save money on the return. Some local companies that do air tours are Westcoast/Baxter air (merged Baxter has the Beaver. Westcoast has the twin otters) Harbour air (they fly turbo single Otter and Beavers) and Seaair. Most of these guys fly out of/to Vancouver,YVR seaplane base, Victoria, Nanaimo and they can do longer more expensive trips too. www.westcoastair.comwww.harbourair.comwww.seaairseaplanes.com ..Hope this helps.
Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 7): Wow... nice video! I have lived in Victoria most of my life, but I still haven't taken a float plane over to Vancouver. I've taken the Helijet helicopter though, which I'm sure is just as much fun. Hope you enjoyed your time here!
Well I haven't been on heli-jet over to Vic either, so it's something new I'll have to try when I can afford a pleasure flight over there. I'm sure they are both equally noisy though . I did have a good time over there, though it is quite quiet there right now. Still a nice and friendly city. Lots to see and do in a small area.
TwinOtter4Ever From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3064 times:
Hello once again....
As promised the other day, I am currently uploading the edited Vancouver to Victoria Twin otter with landing and should have it up soon. I have removed the other posted video, but don't know how to remove the link, so I will post things below...
Here is the complete video complete with odd comments by me in the background ...I may upload the return trip..let me know what you think...Enjoy