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RV-4 01-17-2017 08:26 PM

PNP MISSION
 
Alfio

Your pictures sure bring back a lot of memories..

Sept-Iles and Baie Comeau ( Live there until I left for the Air Force at 18 ) used to be my neck of the woods and now my RV-4 is based 10 nm east of CSE4 ( Lachute)...small world indeed..

You should go back in the summer, much nicer and also warmer but not by much..;)

Cheers

Bruno
rv4@videotron.ca

Fhuber 01-17-2017 08:38 PM

Wow, you guys rock! Frank








Building an RV-7A

MercFE 01-17-2017 08:59 PM

Love the mission!

Also, love your paint scheme... Might need to be stealing some of the idea!

rv7boy 01-18-2017 05:31 AM

Great job! And a nice job reporting it to us!

Ivan Kristensen 01-18-2017 06:53 AM

Srpt-Iles
 
Fun to read about your mission, great write-up and pictures. Thx.

tcard 01-18-2017 08:59 AM

Lots of Miles
 
Wow, that was one heck of an adventure. Thanks for traveling so many miles and hours for the pups! I keep my trips shorter, but it's fantastic that others do so much more.

sblack 01-18-2017 11:32 AM

Great adventure. It looks REEEEEEEAAAAALY cold there.


What sort of temps did you have in the cockpit? Were you dressed like that as a safety precaution or because you really needed to be? maybe you need one of those WWII heated flying suits!

How can you take those puppies without adopting one - I wouldn't be able to let them go.

I am at CSE4 (Lachute). If you are ever there please drop in and see my RV4 project. Hangar 6 on the north east corner. I'm there every weekend with my dog.


Scott

flyboy1963 01-18-2017 11:53 AM

well done!
 
...brilliant way to keep the headsets on. you guys are amazing at cold weather ops.
one hint, I have a wooden dipstick for my tanks, it serves as a fulcrum when I need to lever my fuel caps out...saves the paint.
( actually I have a round '100LL'-type decal that somewhat protects the paint also!)
good reminder for everyone to lube all those parts in the fall!

Lycosaurus 01-18-2017 02:31 PM

I was using fuel lube early on and found it just gummed up the works in cold weather. I spray some LPS-2 and that seems to help, but when it is that cold, all bets are off.

Temps in the cockpit are fine, though we do have drafts coming from the slider canopy. We have a dual muffler combination that pipes in lots of heat. Also have electric heated seats. The clothing is for survival in case of having to land off-airport. It also served us well for walking from the plane to the FBOs :-)

The flying is fun but carrying back dogs and knowing you made a difference really pumps me up. This is our 3rd PnP mission, of which they all have been all-day affairs. We don't seem to have many short missions available.

If you have not tried PnP volunteers, I highly recommend you do. You will visit some interesting out of the way places (like one flight we had to Ft.Albany in James Bay). Try it!

Wiley 01-19-2017 05:28 PM

here's to man's best friend
 
Enjoyed the story.
Having seen a number of dog passengers on the forums over the past several years, how do they handle the noise level? Any problems with a frequent flyer dog? I've always wanted to get my dog in the air but have been hesitant. I considered the dog muffs but the odd shape of a bulldog's head may not be amenable to a muff.


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