From earlier this week: Flight deck of Canadian built DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver. It was my first time ever flying on a float plane. The captain let me sit on a co-pilot’s seat. It was very cool experience as an aviation lover. 😎 @harbourair#flyhainan
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Seriously, call Kenny Loggins...‘cause you’re in the Danger Zone. 😎🛫😉
Two Harbour Air Seaplanes have been damaged following an attempted theft early Friday morning.
Witnesses reported seeing an aircraft crash into another at Coal Harbour around 3:30am. It’s not clear how the person managed to get inside the plane, let alone take off. No arrests have been made.
Harbour Air says “the safety and security of our passengers is our priority.” All flights are now operating normally. Full story tonight on CityNews Vancouver. #harbourair#attemptedtheft#coalharbour
UPDATE: It now appears three planes were damaged after someone reportedly tried to steal an aircraft early Friday morning. While Harbour Air travel is now back to normal, some Seair passengers are still being diverted to YVR.
Two Harbour Air float planes have been damaged in what appears to have been an attempted theft Friday morning.
Police say reports came in around 3:30 a.m., and that witnesses reported seeing an aircraft crash into two others in the Coal Harbour area. It's unclear how the person managed to get into the aircraft, but Harbour Air is suggesting the plane didn’t take off.
No arrests have been made, but police say it doesn't look like anyone was hurt. The incident impacted some passengers later in the morning, but Harbour Air says all its flights are now operating normally.
“Unlike the boundaries of the sea by the shorelines, the ‘ocean of air’ laps at the border of every state, city, town, and home throughout the world.”
-L. Welch Pogue
The only aviation-related thing I saw during my visit to Vancouver last summer was their downtown seaplane terminal, so those are the headlining pictures here, but maybe this post is just an excuse to let some of my pictures of this beautiful city see the light of day 🙃. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to fly on these @harbourair seaplanes, but it was really nice just watching them for a while, seeing them take off from the water and soar over the scenic backdrop of of ocean and mountains, and beyond. The views flying low over this city and region must be absolutely amazing. Swipe for some more pictures of Vancouver, including the 2010 Winter Olympics monument (located right near the seaplane terminal), views from the Vancouver Lookout (the city’s downtown observation deck, I always try to go to one of these when I visit a new city), the Lions Gate Bridge from Stanley Park, views of the skyline from North Vancouver (a quick ferry ride away). Another random thought, Vancouver reminded me quite a bit of Sydney, Australia; the more I thought about it the more similar they felt, in geography (parks; beaches, surrounding water and the city straddling over a harbor, etc.), landmarks (even something so specific as having prominent white billowing structures in the middle of the downtown harbor, Canada Place and the Sydney Opera House), and more. Ultimately, even though I was only there for a weekend, Vancouver is one of the most gorgeous cities I’ve seen, with a wonderful mix of natural and built environments blessed with one of the most picturesque locations in the world.
I couldn't have picked a better weather day to try @harbourair from Victoria to Vancouver. Oh, the views! The funny thing is, it seemed that everyone else was so over the commute and views except for me. 😂 It was a good thing I was isolated at the back (a benefit to being the smallest person on the flight, maybe?)—no need to bother anyone while taking photos. Ha ha.
If it wasn't cost prohibitive for non-business trips (at more than $200 one way on a long weekend) I would pick this in a heartbeat for convenience. I had two choices for heading home: bus and ferry (5+ hours) or 35-minute float plane to downtown and make it to dinner. The latter won this time. On most days, I like "slow travel"—the @bcferries route is nice and relaxing, especially when traveling with a group. However, having a faster (and still scenic) alternative is great.
Pesawat kuning itu diujicoba oleh CEO dan pendiri operator pesawat amfibi Kanada, Harbour Air, Greg McDougall. .
"Hari ini, kami membuat sejarah," kata McDougall dalam sebuah pernyataan. "Pada bulan Desember 1903, Wright Brothers meluncurkan era baru transportasi penerbangan. Hari ini, 116 tahun kemudian, dengan penerbangan pertama dari pesawat komersial bertenaga listrik, kami meluncurkan era penerbangan listrik," kata Roei Ganzarski, CEO magniX.
Penerbangan global adalah sumber utama perubahan iklim yang menyebabkan emisi gas rumah kaca. Ganzarski mengatakan bahwa selain nol emisi, pesawat listrik berbiaya rendah dan akan memungkinkan penghematan bahan bakar.
Harbour Air berencana untuk membuat lebih dari 40 armada. Tetapi, pesawat listrik harus memulai sertifikasi selama dua tahun dan proses persetujuan untuk sistem pendorong dan penguatan pesawat, kata perusahaan itu dalam sebuah pernyataan. Satu batasan adalah bahwa pesawat terbang listrik ini hanya dapat terbang 100 mil atau sekitar 160 kilometer dengan daya baterai lithium, kata Ganzarski. Namun, kisaran itu cukup untuk sebagian besar penerbangan jarak pendek yang dijalankan oleh Harbour Air.
Beberapa perusahaan lain juga mengerjakan pesawat listrik, termasuk Boeing dan Airbus.
SKY ♢ My favorite days always include adventure. ✨ This week I got to fly in the jump seat on a float plane to Whistler and back. Catching glimpses of glaciers, icey blue lakes, hidden valleys, ocean views from above and of course our pretty skyline. 🙏🏻 Thanks for the day #VailResorts#SayYesToAdventure