Aviation Photo #1922422 Grumman G-21A Goose - Pacific Coastal Airlines

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First stop on today's central coast sked: a grizzly bear viewing lodge at the head of Smith Inlet, in the heart of the great bear rainforest. This is the normal attitude for docking a Goose on the water.
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    Ian Beatty
    Pacific Coastal Airlines
    Grumman G-21A Goose
    Grumman G-21/38/39 Goose (JRF/OA-9)
    Grumman G-21/38/39 Goose (JRF/OA-9)
    1077
    C-FUAZ
    Smith Inlet
    British Columbia
    Canada
    September 26, 2010
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Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot of an increasingly rare aircraft. I hope to get back to this part of BC to fly with PCA on a goose before they are completely gone. On a side note it looks like tide is going out, might need to slack those lines!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I wonder if this is the normal way to park a Goose...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Excuse my ignorance, but is that supposed to be like that?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Is that a normal position for that crate to be in? Looks like a dropped water level. Maybe park it a bit further from the dock next time.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Good job. What happened?
Anonymous
5 years ago
You guys need to open your eyes. There's a guy standing on the wing, look behind the RH engine.
Anonymous
5 years ago
My first impression was; is this a crash? nice picture, great scenery
Anonymous
5 years ago
What about the right wing-float? shouldn't be down?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Looks like it has capsized...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Interesting comments from aviation buffs. It's at the head of an inlet; much debris floating downriver. The Goose has 'sponsons' outboard on each wing. Land with them extended, retract one or the other when heading for the dock. It's how you get in and out of the aircraft. It's a flying boat people.
Anonymous
5 years ago
They probably park like that to taxi with the low engine alone.
Anonymous
5 years ago
This is a normal position and no, there is no one on the wing. That's a part of the engine. Take a look at other pictures of this plane and you will notice it on both engines.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Gorgeous airplane, it's airplanes like this that make me remember why I became a pilot. This is a normal way to dock the goose, that's why you don't see too many of them in the bush it's kind of a pain to dock. If you don't dock it like that the wing, float, or prop will hit the dock. They left the left float up so the right wing would come up and not hit the dock, that part that looks like someone standing on the left wing is the exaust.

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