Cessna Caravan amphibian at Cessnock.

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Cessna Caravan amphibian at Cessnock.

Postby RHB785 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:06 am

Here are a few shots of a Sydney Seaplanes Cessna Caravan amphibian I took at Cessnock some years ago. She had brought some wealthy passengers up from Sydney for a day at the wineries.
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This aeroplane was in excellent condition and talking to the pilot he said that when he finally returned her to Bankstown after dropping his passengers off at Rose Bay he had to remove the engine igniters and hose the salt spray out of the engine before he could go home.

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Re: Cessna Caravan amphibian at Cessnock.

Postby bell209 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:17 pm

...which means he would've had to wait for about two hours after landing as the CT wash can't be done on a hot engine! Lovely looking aeroplane, too.
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Re: Cessna Caravan amphibian at Cessnock.

Postby RHB785 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:18 pm

Yes Rob, he did mention that. He reckoned he would get back to Bankstown about 6pm and then have to wait till 8pm to do the wash and then home about 10pm or so.

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Re: Cessna Caravan amphibian at Cessnock.

Postby hrtpaul » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:27 pm

If you open the cowls and pull the inertial separator you can do the wash after about an hour :)
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Re: Cessna Caravan amphibian at Cessnock.

Postby RHB785 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:15 am

It would still be a late dinner for him. A beautiful aeroplane and a great engaging young pilot to talk to. He had nothing but praise for the aeroplane, plenty of power to overcome the drag of those big floats and plenty of room both inside the cockpit and inside the cabin from what I saw of it.

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Re: Cessna Caravan amphibian at Cessnock.

Postby bell209 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:51 am

One of my favourites. They have stacks of power and I've jumped chocks in a landplane version with a light fuel load and two of us standing on the brakes!
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