Weighing the options

Posted by on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 6:50 am

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Our aircraft perform well and when operated as per the manufacturers specifications can not be beat for the job they do.  A primary goal of our company is to provide safe transportation to and from the fly in camps we operate.   To keep every one honest and the aircraft within its operating limits loads are weighed before flight.  ...read more.

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It never ends

Posted by on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Since we shut down our own maintenance facility, we’ve been bringing our aircraft to Nestor Falls for maintenance. We are fortunate their standards are as high as ours.  We maintain our aircraft as though we are flying on them ourselves – since we do. 

Maintenance and flight safety are of primary importance when operating in the the ...read more.

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Must be a weekend

Posted by on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 6:48 am

Yesterday we had a relatively busy day – lots of ins and outs with a busy Saturday the next day too.

Well, we manage to fly in some pretty extreme conditions but safety is our biggest concern. The extremly high winds on Friday made it a “hurry up and wait” day. Of course these winds were not forecast.

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It has begun

Posted by on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 8:46 am

The weather here is unpredictable except when it comes to our opening.  While our weather forecasters try to tell us that temperatures will be 1 degree warmer in 50 years, they have a dismal record of predicting 24 hours in advance. 

I can forecast however with remarkable accuracy that our first day of the season will be lousy weather.  ...read more.

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Leeching

Posted by on Monday, May 10, 2010 at 8:14 am

Early last week, I was chatting with my buddy Donnie about his job.  Donnie used to own Castle Baits in Ignace and many of our long time guests know him and have purchased minnows from him in the past.  Donnie no longer retails bait but he still wholesales to other retailers. Amazingly minnows and leeches don’t just appear in those ...read more.

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Sure sign of the season start

Posted by on Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

In the spring we look forward to signs which indicate our season is about to begin. 

Ice out, the return of squawking seagulls, the lonely cry of the loon, long work days, aircraft at the dock and the list goes on.  The surest sign we are about to venture into another season is the return of John and his ...read more.

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“Tip the guide”

Posted by on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I just got back from the Minneapolis All Canada Sport Show.

I brought my dad with me to help out in the booth and provide a little company.  Besides Karen and me, I don’t think there is anyone as passionate about our business as my dad. Maybe it’s because I’m his son, maybe it’s because he loves fishing, and maybe ...read more.

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Winter Job

Posted by on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 11:05 am

Last week some one said to me “What a job you have, fish and fly in the summer and take take winter off.”

Let me set the record straight.  Last night Karen and I returned from our first run of sport shows.  We left home on Jan 11.  Over the course of the last 21 days we drove over 3700 ...read more.

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