|Quoting Armodeen (Reply 1):|
Don't pretty much all the Maldivian operators use twin otters?
|Quoting 93Sierra (Reply 8):|
But no pork and booze right????? And no bikinis??? How is life outside of flying as an expat?
|Quoting crownvic (Reply 10):|
A couple of observations, its interesting how the assistant or deckhand (not sure what his title is) just throws the docking lines loose onto the pontoon and just climbs aboard and does not secure them in any way shape or form. Also, piloting with worn out flip flops on..Certainly a lot different then my days as a passenger on the Allegheny Commuter Twin Otters flying in and out of Atlantic City Bader Field!
All in all, a great video although it would have been nice to hear the engines and not the music.. what an envious job too!
|Quoting 93Sierra (Reply 12):|
Could you give me a rough idea on the times they are looking for on the fo side? I'm flying the SC7 and the DHC6 and will have around 2500 TT, 1200 turbine shortly. Looks like a beautiful place to work, but I do love me some bacon.... Thanks!
|Quoting longhauler (Reply 13):|
I recently flew with one of our new-hires who was doing exactly what you were doing. It sounded like paradise, and your video confirmed it. Thanks for taking the effort to post it.
He said he would have no problem doing that for the next 40 years, but family commitments required that he return to Canada and accept Air Canada's offer of employment.
|Quoting BravoOne (Reply 15):|
Brings back fond memories as well. Flew the Twotter with amphibious floats out of KBFI for a number of years. Not sure the weather was as nice as where you were but wonderful none the less. About as much as one can have with their clothes on
|Quoting BCproduct (Reply 19):|
Interesting, I have flown the Twin Otter in several configurations but never on Amphibs. Although, the amphibious setup is making a come back it seems with more and more of them out there. Alot of the 400 series that are being built today are going out on amphibs
|Quoting EIDAA (Reply 17):|
I actually just flew on 8Q-IAE on Saturday morning (26th) coming back from a few days in Maalifushi. There were some passengers switching moving to the sister resort on Cocoa Island, so rather than routing directly to MLE, our flight stopped off at Cocoa en route, so nice to get an extra t/o and landing. All in all a great experience!
|Quoting BravoOne (Reply 20):|
Just think of taxing a shopping cart and you will experience the same sensation. Kind of cool when you can back into a parking slot
|Quoting crownvic (Reply 10):|
A couple of observations, its interesting how the assistant or deckhand (not sure what his title is) just throws the docking lines loose onto the pontoon and just climbs aboard and does not secure them in any way shape or form.
|Quoting BCproduct (Reply 14):|
Yes, Flying in flip flops, or in most cases with no shoes at all has become the norm.
|Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 23):|
Please dont take this as criticism, I know there are a high volume of flights, I hadnt quite realized how many Twotters there are and ocean conditions can be somewhat unplanned for and therefore unforgiving, but I - and I know others - cant help but wonder if this does somewhat affect the safety culture there by having a bit of a chilled out attitude, there are quite frequent bumps and mishaps, some fairly major.
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