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Old 09-04-2012, 07:51 PM
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Talking Stanley Flyin, Moncton Center and $100 Lobster

This trip was spontaneous and on short notice. A fly in was held at Stanley N.S. CCW4 on Labor Day and I planned to visit. I had a right seater committed but work obligations interfered and he made other plans. So I went to Canada alone.

To get to Canada is a walk in the park. Canadians are very friendly folks and have border crossing procedures well explained and super simplified.


I gassed up, called customs and took off. The only place I watched was traffic in the Corridor.





Then I tuned my satellite link to VAF Forums and was browsing it for two + hours. Mostly watching David Valcik RV12.





Neat little airport on the other side of the border. St. Stephen AOE.









They run a kind of agricultural operation there using Griffin helicopters. I forgot the name of the crop they were controlling but all operators wear bulletproof vests and carry weapons.





Now... please don't laugh... Talking George Laviolette the airport manager very nice gentleman in his advanced age. Talking very slowly...


- Are you German ?
- No, Russian.
- Would you like a piece of raisin pie?
- Sure why not.


And here I am on the other side of the border befriended all local dea agents and airport management eating homemade pie and drinking coffee. No customs showed up. Envy cousin.


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Old 09-04-2012, 07:55 PM
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Good to see you made it. The diff between Customs officers in various countries is funny. If you land at some of our Can airport and its not a regularly staffed customs office, as long as your not on some nasty list...lots of times nobody shows up at all, just a phone call.

Bigger question, was the pie any good?
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It is a good thing you don't live down here Vlad. Because if you did, I wouldn't have any cash left because I would be flying to all these cool places with you!
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:02 PM
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- George where can I see some whales?
- Go to the Wolves, watch the boats and see some whales.
- Thanks.


The Wolves are tiny islands by Grand Mannan. I went there and did as recommended. No whales observed.





Then I flew over Fundy Bay and spent a good hour looking. And it paid off.
Spotted two mammals but was very careful and stayed high. There is a MMPA provision you have to obey. Here is a big guy relaxing.






And there is one more jumping out of the ocean like minnow in Turbo's pool.





Enough whale watching. Landed at RonB. field CLE4. The smoothest grass strip I've ever been.





Went to get some lobsters they have them in special storage. Cold dungeon like in Yakutat.
















Ready for consumption.



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Old 09-04-2012, 08:09 PM
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Then I exchanged rides with Kevin a big fishing boat captain. He drove me to the sea and then I returned the courtesy in my RV.







Then there was a tour of the vicinity. RonB. friend has this trophy by the house.











Jaws and The Harpoon.







Couple beers and we called the day.
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Stanley visit was next. We boarded Ron's beautiful RV10 and departed to the Northeast.







Lake Rognsinol.






Stanley from the air.








They had very good set up there.




















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Old 09-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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Met a lot of interesting people there. RV1 pilots.







Paul Tuttle the famous artist we all know his paintings.






Joe Hine and his more then decade young RV.







Ride with Paul in his Harley.







Thanks Ron for bringing me here.



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After Stanley we left for Moncton, New Brunswick. I have a connection there and was promised a Center tour. Landing at Moncton in RV10.












Cool northern town. Center controller drove us to the facility and gave excellent tour.







No pictures allowed at the Center sorry.



Met Lan an RV10 owner in Moncton. He has very nice RV with tons of modifications.













Back to Nova Scotia by the end of the day.













Left base runway 10 to Ron's grass JFK.



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The morning after next. One more box of sea bugs for Plymouth RVators.







Hop across the Bay of Maine cleared US customs at Bangor International Airport then to Plymouth. An airshow is about to start there and Hangar #5 is throwing a party.



Hit a bit of rain on the way.






Rain sanded leading edges on my Catto prop nicely and rinsed baggage compartment.







By Boston everything was rosy.







Plymouth airshow was still going on. Captain John was in cooking mode the crowd included some dignitaries like Turbo, Thermos and Wicked Stick.

At the end I was honored to be Turbo's wingman for a low pass.


Three days and $573 dollars later I landed at Princeton Airport. Keep pounding those rivets...
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Wow Vlad, Sorry I missed the trip.

Paullie, I will catch you next time FOR SURE!

Looks like a great time!

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