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Chuck_norris10 #1 Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:51 PM

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http://youtu.be/ueY1.../UsW9_8Dqa24One of my jobs as remote exploration camp manager and heavy equipment operator in the arctic has given me some real nice footage of planes.

There are very few roads in the north so planes and helicopters are the lifeblood for resupplying camps and villages.

We start building ice strips as soon as the lakes freeze over as this is when the big c130 hercs can start bringing in fuel and drilling supplies.

We used any big planes that we could get for winter fuel resupply and when things got tough we hauled in 45 gallon drums in an otter or snowmobile and kamitake.

Some parts of the tv show arctic ice pilots were shot at my last camp at goose lake Nunavut Canada.

So I wanted to share some of my videos of otters,hercs and helis.

 

 


 

 


 

triptyx #2 Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:52 PM

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Awesome.  I've seen both of the ice-related pilot shows over the years and always find operations up there incredibly fascinating.

 

Thanks for sharing!



Chuck_norris10 #3 Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

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ok,why wont you tubes post?

 

 


Edited by Chuck_norris10, 13 January 2014 - 04:00 PM.

 

 


 

Chuck_norris10 #4 Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

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https://www.youtube....h?v=UsW9_8Dqa24

 

 


 

Chuck_norris10 #5 Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:07 PM

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Edited by Chuck_norris10, 13 January 2014 - 04:56 PM.

 

 


 

triptyx #6 Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

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Use the little "YouTube" button on the nav bar instead of posting the link directly in.  That should work.

Chuck_norris10 #7 Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:19 PM

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I have been doing that,sometimes it works and most times it doesn't. The edit function leaves me with a pop up I have to backspace to get off.

I put the embed code where it says and the url in the right space.


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triptyx #8 Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:27 PM

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Post them one at a time, just use the URL, ignore the embed code.

 

So hit the popup, just put one URL into the URL field, then hit OK.  Rinse and repeat.  Edit - Here, I'll post them for you to help you out.  :)

 

 

 

 


Edited by triptyx, 13 January 2014 - 04:29 PM.


Chuck_norris10 #9 Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

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The arctic ice pilots show with buffalo Joe is very scripted, they were flying into my last camp at goose and George lake east of Yellowknife last year. You had to have a spill kit every time the electra would land.

Most of the camps are shut down until the end of February as it's 24 hour darkness up there and ambient temps can be -60 Celsius.

That's also when the ice starts getting thick enough to start building your ice strip. The planes start coming in march to july before the ice gets too rotten.

You have to fly in food,building supplies and most importantly jet and diesel fuel for a whole summer of exploration drilling for gold and diamonds.

The c130 hercs could pack 110 drums or 22,000 liters in a bladder and unload times were 20 minutes.

I heard buffalos land on the strip when the visibility was zero,you couldn't even see the plane.

I saw otters land on the tundra instead of my airstrip,just because they could.

As a northern pilot your basically a truck driver with no roads.

 

 


 

 


 

Chuck_norris10 #10 Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:55 PM

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https://www.youtube....h?v=T4PpBDxDpfE

 

 


 

daphdk #11 Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:04 PM

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wow great vids

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Very interesting, thanks for the share

Chuck_norris10 #13 Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:05 PM

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Chuck_norris10 #14 Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:13 PM

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A year in the arctic. When I put the cam outside you can hear the ice cracking even though it's allmost ten feet thick.


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Chuck_norris10 #16 Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

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An "A" star trying to lift the worlds largest metal detector.This is at meadowbank north of the tip of Hudsons bay.


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Chuck_norris10 #17 Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:38 PM

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Life in a northern town.This is Baker lake north of Hudsons bay and one of 9 airports i went through to get to camp.


 

 


 

Chuck_norris10 #18 Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:46 PM

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Doing ice profiles on our ice road to see if the only 2 trucks in Baker lake can start hauling the c-cans with mining equipment.This is about 8 feet deep. and lake tehake is about 275 feet at it's deepest.


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Chuck_norris10 #19 Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:51 PM

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Flight from camp to Baker lake.Plus bonus chopper crash pics!

Why you should speak english and not french when the tower asks where your going.

He survived,we found him under his bird.


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