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BOB W Jul 3, 18 12:00 am

Looks like a wimpy landing compared to some AK landings I have been on.;)

jackal Jul 7, 18 12:25 am

I'm in!

Will think about float plane stuff later, but put me down for beer and other activities for sure! ^

beckoa Jul 7, 18 12:39 am

What's the inflight service like on the Otter?

Been on a beaver on floats before... not an otter.

BOB W Jul 7, 18 12:44 am


Originally Posted by beckoa (Post 29946752)
What's the inflight service like on the Otter?

Been on a beaver on floats before... not an otter.

That will include the simplest of service. The pilot will turn toward the Pax prior to takeoff and give the pre-departure safety briefing. This will include "Should the plane go silent inflight, that means the engine has failed. This translates to " Bend over and kiss you arse goodbye". ;):D

Bohemian1 Jul 7, 18 11:27 am

While the twin Otter is a great plane, for sightseeing trips I actually prefer the single Otter. For some reason the windows seemed better placed or maybe even larger.

But both are great planes.

nomadic.relief Jul 16, 18 1:49 am

Bear with me, I have attempted to be "techish" ... please let me know if the map link in the wiki is a horrible failure! At this point I have only included the known hotels, location of float plane docks, and Waterfront Station (it will likely be the meeting point for the walks), but I intend to update it as more is finalized. Currently there will be a Gastown/Chinatown walking tour from ~10am-12pm on Saturday, the float plane tour for those interested on Saturday afternoon (time TBA), the official dinner Saturday evening (location/time to be confirmed in next couple days, but it will be gastropub/beer bar), and a walking tour of Downtown/Waterfront areas on Sunday ~10am-12pm. And yes, I will be adding microbrewery clusters to the map later! :P

For other activities, should people be so inclined, or have more time, you can easily rent bikes and tour the seawall around Stanley Park (a mostly flat 10km, plus whatever from your starting point); there is a free shuttle up to Capilano Suspension Bridge (shows off our massive trees) and Grouse Mountain Gondola (stunning views of Vancouver + Vancouver Island) - very tempted to take a group of you up there either Friday or Sunday, should there be enough interest; Granville Island markets; there is Queen Elizabeth Park or Vandusen Gardens for the botanically inclined; and if you really don't like beer, you can ditch us for a Vancouver Whitecaps-Seattle Sounders soccer match.

I have removed the list of interested float plane participants in the wiki and will be posting an Eventbrite link in its place in the next few days, once the Saturday evening dinner is finalized.

Nice to see a new participant has snuck into the wiki - welcome Majuki! ;)

Could I also ask that people indicate in the wiki if they are around on Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner? I need a better idea of numbers to

Zorak Jul 16, 18 1:56 am


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 29978244)
... the official dinner on Sunday (location/time to be confirmed in next couple days, but it will be gastropub/beer bar), ...
I have removed the list of interested float plane participants in the wiki and will be posting an Eventbrite link in its place in the next few days, once the Saturday evening dinner is finalized.

I'm guessing the first reference to Sunday dinner was a typo/thinko :)


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 29978244)
Could I also ask that people indicate in the wiki if they are around on Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner? I need a better idea of numbers to

... or maybe I caught you in mid-edit :D

I'm arriving Thursday (planning on meeting up with local non--FT friends that evening) so will be around on Friday.

nomadic.relief Jul 16, 18 2:05 am


Originally Posted by Zorak (Post 29978259)
... or maybe I caught you in mid-edit :D

Nope, I even re-read it multiple times :rolleyes: - fixed! Thanks. :D

NewbieRunner Jul 16, 18 3:52 am


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 29978244)
For other activities, should people be so inclined, or have more time, you can easily rent bikes and tour the seawall around Stanley Park (a mostly flat 10km, plus whatever from your starting point); there is a free shuttle up to Capilano Suspension Bridge (shows off our massive trees) and Grouse Mountain Gondola (stunning views of Vancouver + Vancouver Island) - very tempted to take a group of you up there either Friday or Sunday, should there be enough interest

A bike ride sounds great although I probably covered most of the route on foot last time I was in Vancouver. I've also been to Capilano on a very wet day and don't mind going there again preferably in better weather, but Grouse Mountain Gondola sounds tempting.


Could I also ask that people indicate in the wiki if they are around on Friday evening for pre-drinks/dinner? I need a better idea of numbers to
As I'm arriving on Thursday I'll be around on Friday for any daytime activities and drinks/dinner. Also for any additional activities on Monday.

Majuki Jul 16, 18 6:08 am


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 29978244)
Nice to see a new participant has snuck into the wiki - welcome Majuki! ;)

I figured Id stop by since I was in the area. :)

Bohemian1 Jul 16, 18 10:53 am

Securing space for Friday afternoon/evening drinks could be tricky, but I'm in. Fingers crossed on the weather.

nomadic.relief Jul 16, 18 12:05 pm


Originally Posted by Bohemian1 (Post 29979599)
Securing space for Friday afternoon/evening drinks could be tricky, but I'm in. Fingers crossed on the weather.

Agreed, that's why I wanted a clearer idea on numbers.

GrjApp Jul 16, 18 12:39 pm

I arrive Thu evening, so up for Friday activities.

Bohemian1 Jul 16, 18 2:41 pm

From my lunchtime walk today, A preview of coming attractions:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...382388fa94.jpg

CXH HA Base

jrl767 Jul 16, 18 8:10 pm

we will be motoring up from SEA on Fri, leaving ~noon (I’ll most likely be flying WAS-SEA on Thurs evening)


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