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This is going to be a very odd request, but I won't have an answer unless I ask. :)
Is it possible for a small plane to fly over a 1 acre property in Morriston just south of the 401, to drop small bags of candy for a child's birthday party? How much would it be?
Obviously the kids would be protected from any falling missiles once a specific time is arranged.
I was just chatting with a friend who works for First Air up in Resolute. He was telling me that this past fall the CARS guy was wasted at work and they had to wake him up. Then later the same week the maintenance guy was suspended for driving drunk on the airstrip. He was telling me that first air had a bad crash there last year, a 737. Loss of life/aircraft. He said the guys were playing video games in the office when it happened. The weather was way off from what the guy was reporting then (the same guy who was drunk and had to be woken up before). Somebody has to stand up and do something about this kind of lawless operation in the north. It's aviation for x sakes, not a janitorial business. Transport should run these northern communities directly to ensure they are operated up to standard. How many people are going to die or risk their lives before something is done?
The north domestic airports are operated by the regional governments nowadays. The only good service I have seen is from 3 larger ones, and ATS (Hall Beech). Transport or Nav Canada sub contract the hell out of these airports. they get contracted again and again. THE LOCAL TOWN RUN ONES ARE THE WORST. HALF THE CARS STAFF HAVE LENGTHILY CRIMINAL RECORDS (I was informed of this once by the administrator for resolute a few years back). They had 3 criminals on staff and couldn't fire them. Two of them were repeat felons. ANY OTHER AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD WOULD HAVE SECURITY SCREENING FOR EMPLOYEES! Alcohol and drug use is so prevalent in the territory -our planes are basically used for trafficking -and a little bit of food or mail. I met a shady character once in YHK up from Montreal once who openly talked about the drug business up there. From crack to meth to marijuana and alcohol -he said it was the hottest spot right now for profits. He said they brought they made nearly half a million a month(!) of Chesterfield alone. He was saying how the weather guy was the key to the show there and other places. He would tell them what to do and how to not get caught or who to ship it to or how setup the shipments for the barge in summer. Chesterfield is rarely open as published, and when it is the guys on the operations end are completely clueless if you can understand them. I thought the radio operator was impaired when I called in here once. So we went to the office to check up on him. He was totally inebriated and had a 60 ouncer of Smirnoff right there on the desk.
One of the 3 acceptable operations in the north. (Iquialiut and Rankin Inlet are the other two)
*should read rwy 14/32
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