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Gulf Islands DHC-2 Flight Revisited

Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:10 am

Previous Instalments
Riding The DHC-3 Otter To Victoria. (by ryan h Jul 15 2014 in Trip Reports)
Riding A Classic Biplane Over Oregon (by Ryan h Feb 9 2014 in Trip Reports)
The Yellowknife Adventure Part 3, 737-200 (by Ryan h Jan 21 2014 in Trip Reports)
Birds Eye View Of Yellowknife (by Ryan h Jan 20 2014 in Trip Reports)
The Yellowknife Adventure Part 1 (by Ryan h Jan 18 2014 in Trip Reports)
Floatplane Flying In The Gulf Islands (by Ryan h Sep 30 2013 in Trip Reports)
Adelaide To Vancouver With Air New Zealand P1 (by Ryan h Sep 22 2013 in Trip Reports)


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Trevor and I decided before we go home, that we would try and get one more floatplane flight in.

The easiest option was another flight around the gulf islands. Flight was booked for the afternoon of September 7 2013.

Visited the same two islands as the flight on 15 August, Galiano and Thetis.

Aircraft this time was DHC-2 Beaver C-FPCG, since we were doing the round trip, we were sat in the back, which was great as we did not have to play musical chairs at each stop getting in and out.

Weather conditions were good and sea conditions were calm too.

We took off from the Seair terminal next to Vancouver airport at approx 5:20 PM.

Take off was quite smooth and flight to Thetis island, our first stop was very smooth, with hardly any turbulence.


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Landing was good too and stop here was not long, we soon took off for the next stop, Galiano island, from what I could see this one was a interesting approach as there are power lines going across the bay, so we have to fly under them, both on landing and take off.

Lamding and take off from Thetis Island.


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Inflight to Galiano Island.


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Landing and Takeoff from Galiano Island.


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Again a short stop here, but two more passengers joined here so the middle seat was full with three people and that looked a tight fit.


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Again takeoff was out under the power line so that meant once airborne, staying low until clear of the power line.


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Flight back to Vancouver was uneventful until the pilot saw some whales. Whereupon he turned sharply to get a better view and opened his window to see if he could see them.

Anyone sat in the left may have seen something, but since I was sat on the right, didn't see anything.


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Another uneventful landing back at Vancouver airport floatplane terminal.


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RE: Gulf Islands DHC-2 Flight Revisited

Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:52 am

Absolutely stunning pictures: thanks a lot for sharing !!!

Makes me wanna go there next year for vacation  
don't throw away tomorrow !

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