How it is done

Posted by on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 8:10 am

A lot of what happens around here happens when guests are not here. Regular maintenance is of high importance with our aircraft. We follow stringent manufacturer’s and government guidelines in maintaining our fleet.

Quite often I am asked, “How do you get the airplanes in the hangar?”

We have a lift cart which goes under the spreader bars of the ...read more.

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Fall camp work

Posted by on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 8:02 am

As the season winds down we start seeing openings in our bookings. Since spring always seems to surprise us by coming early, we take advantage of breaks in the fall bookings to get some of the messy work done.

Painting cabin floors falls into that category of “it needs to be done and someone’s gotta do it.”

The other day ...read more.

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A pro at Work

Posted by on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 8:05 am

There are not many Otter pilots in the country with the experience of our chief pilot Randy Winters. He has over 30 years flying float planes. Almost 20 of those years with us.

Here is a sped up video ( it actually took 4 minutes) of Randy sailing the Otter to the dock last weekend. When the winds are high ...read more.

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A New Chapter

Posted by on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 7:25 am

Over the years our guests have become familiar with a smiling face in the aircraft, in the hangar or just around the yard. Marcel, our chief maintenance engineer for the aircraft, camp fixer-upper and pilot has been with our company since he was in high school. After many years with us Marcel is turning the page to a new chapter ...read more.

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Little helper

Posted by on Friday, August 22, 2008 at 8:06 am

It has to be interesting for a kid to see an aircraft being worked on.

Our grand son Zach is quite interested in the goings on in the hangar.

Marcel takes a little time to explain in simple kid language, an aircraft engine.

Sure beats watching TV.

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Fridge replacement

Posted by on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm

Ever wonder how all the equipment and supplies get into our camps? There is a great deal of behind the scenes stuff many guests don’t get to see. Keeping up with a number of remote camps is a full time job. Part of the day to day operations at Ignace Outposts is maintaining working and functional equipment – from fridges ...read more.

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