Trevor and I decided before we go home, that we would try and get one more floatplane flight in.
The easiest option was another flight around the gulf islands. Flight was booked for the afternoon of September 7 2013.
A few Other aircraft seen. Seair DHC-2 C-GOBC,
Seair Cessna 185 C-GYIX.
Harbour Air DHC-3T C-FLAP.
Visited the same two islands as the flight on 15 August, Galiano and Thetis.
Aircraft this time was DHC-2 Beaver C-FPCG, since we were doing the round trip, we were sat in the back, which was great as we did not have to play musical chairs at each stop getting in and out.
Weather conditions were good and sea conditions were calm too.
We took off from the Seair terminal next to Vancouver airport at approx 5:20 PM.
Take off was quite smooth and flight to Thetis island, our first stop was very smooth, with hardly any turbulence.
Landing was good too and stop here was not long, we soon took off for the next stop, Galiano island, from what I could see this one was an interesting approach as there are power lines going across the bay, so we have to fly under them, both on landing and take off.
Again a short stop here, but two more passengers joined here so the middle seat was full with three people and that looked a tight fit.
Again takeoff was out under the power line so that meant once airborne, staying low until clear of the power line.
Flight back to Vancouver was uneventful until the pilot saw some whales. Whereupon he turned sharply to get a better view and opened his window to see if he could see them.
Anyone sat in the left may have seen something, but since I was sat on the right, didn’t see anything.
Another uneventful landing back at Vancouver airport floatplane terminal.