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JLHernandez on September 18, 2007

Those planes look like Cessnas 172.

With so much water around there an amphibian plane or pontoons would do it for me.

Are you a pilot ?

Islandguy on September 18, 2007

The airplane in front is a Cessna 207, which can carry 6 passengers. The red one is a Cessna 152, which has only 2 seats. Yes, I am like a "bush pilot" in the winter, when the Ferries stop running. I carry everything then....Teachers, police, construction workers, residents, dogs, cats, milk, bread, groceries, hardware, etc. It would be fun to fly an amphibian or floatplane. The Islands that have residents all year long now have airstrips and snow plows.... but sometimes it can be very challenging.

JLHernandez on September 19, 2007

Actually I have taken trips with friends in both of those models.

The Cessna 207 is considered Higher-performance for its retractable gear, variable pitch propeller and powerful engine I think.

One day we tried aerobatics with a C-152, rolls and loops. We had to dive to pick up enough airspeed and momentum to do the loops, I was really scared, my friend told me the plane is not designed for that and because the carburetor was upside-down it could malfunction and stop the engine. NEVER AGAIN !

They also mentioned bush planes with big wheels and large wind span to take off and land in less than 100 feet, who needs a runway right ?

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