Sealand Aviation Blog

Sealand Aviation Blog

GYJ back from the paintshop - May 17th

Another beautiful paint job!

The crew has been working hard to keep everything on schedule. 

One Day at Sealand - May 2nd

Bob took his camera and captured a moment in time: click on the title to see what was going on at the Campbell River Airport Hangar....

BZS Back from the paintshop - April 27th

What a beauty!  It shouldn't take too long to re-assemble.  

That's Jim and Niels easing it off the trailer that brought it from the paint shop.

 

DHC-2 from Powell River - April 15th

Harold Long, MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, brought his good-looking Beaver in to get the amphibs taken off and the wheel gear put on.

C-FGYJ and C-GMOI - April 5th

The two DHC-2 Beavers from Montreal are nearing completion. The Cabin Kits with Alaska Doors are installed and the engines have been hung on the Holmes extended engine mounts.

Spring at CYBL - April 4th

It was a mild spring day at Campbell River Airport, and everyone needed an excuse to get outside. Why else would they push all the planes onto the apron?

The Scout Departs - April 1st

It felt good to see it leave, though it feels a little strange not to have it around.

C-FASA, the Telus Turbo-Beaver - March 21st

C-FASA left the other day, after maintenance, repairs, new engine, interior upgrades, new Wipline 6100 floats and a brand new paint job.  Bob has taken some fantastic pictures.<

Grim facts, TSB recommendations and the new DHC-2 windows and door handles - March 17th

 The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has just released their report on the November, 2009 crash of a DHC-2 at Saturna Island, BC.  Their findings state:

Alaska Door #1 revisited. - March 14th

16 Years after it was designed and built, the first Alaska Door is still in active use.  Back in 1995, Tim Laporte of Iliamna Air Taxi came to us, stretched his arms out and said