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wolfnowl

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« on: September 07, 2007, 03:56:24 PM »

Hi Folks:

Since this is only tangentially related to photography I thought I'd add it in the Coffee Corner...  Having spent a couple of thousand hours inside a De Havilland Twin Otter, I'm rather partial to them.  There's a company out of Alberta called Ken Borek Air that has a fleet of about 35 of them, as well as some DC-3's.  On their website they have a gallery that shows their planes as well as some scenery shots of the different places they fly.  You can see it here:

http://www.borekair.com/index.php?cat=gallery

Mike.

P.S.  If you want to see a video clip of why the call the otter a STOL aircraft (short take off and landing), PM me with an e-address and I'll send you one of a plane landing on a muddy flat up north in a distance about the length of the plane itself.  It's about 4MB so be warned if you're on dialup...
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007, 10:25:14 PM »

Cool!  My spouse flies a small plane, and we plan to go somewhere Far North one of these days (though letting someone *else* do the flying! a Bonanza just isn't the right plane for landing on ice floes   ), so we were drooling over the airplane-and-landscape photos.  Thanks!

Lisa

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007, 11:00:49 PM »

Isn't Ken Borek Air the outfit that evacuated a critically ill scientist from the south pole in the dead of winter when the US Air Force said they couldn't ?
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007, 01:41:55 PM »

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Isn't Ken Borek Air the outfit that evacuated a critically ill scientist from the south pole in the dead of winter when the US Air Force said they couldn't ?

That's the one... and they used a twotter to do it.  The woman developed cancer and needed to be lifted out for treatment

Mike.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007, 02:05:39 PM »

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a Bonanza just isn't the right plane for landing on ice floes   ), so we were drooling over the airplane-and-landscape photos.  Thanks!

Come to think of it, I've never seen any Beechcraft with tundra tires...  A right fast little plane, though.

And you're welcome!

Mike.
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