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    Default Kodiak plane crash

    Saw where Seahawk may have crashed their Beaver today. Anyone have a word if there were any injuries???

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    Say it isnt so!
    Do you have a news link?
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    Default JUst got off the phone

    with Seahawk Air. They said that Rolan was already in the water, landed. A williwaw came and flipped his airplane completely over. Everybody on board is safe, and they will be leasing another aircraft for the busy season. I just got this word 2 minutes ago.
    Johnny
    P.S. Thank God everyone is safe. Rolan runs one of the best **** outfits I've ever seen. He and his staff/business is FIRST RATE !

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    **** glad to hear that!!! Flew with Roland last year and have next years trip with him booked. Sad to hear about the Beaver, were the same age.


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    Default Glad to hear that too........

    We just returned from Kodiak Wednesday nite-----------------Perfect flight, Great trip
    One of the best outfits I have ever worked with
    RC

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    Glad everyone got out and no one was hurt. You can always fix an aircraft. I've got a hunt booked with him in two weeks, but that's second to no injuries.

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    Scary..headed down there to fly with Roland on the 21st. Last year Andrews crashed a plane 3 days after we left, so far I like the record, before or after I leave is good with me.<grin>

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    Default Yes, First Class!

    My heart is still pounding after reading the post. I just returned from a deer hunt using Seahawk on the 17th of August. Roland is very experienced and does indeed run a first class operation. I'm so sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident and glad that everyone is ok.

    Brian

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    saw the airplane being towed into the airport this morning. Doesnt look that bad. Bad enough I guess, but Im glad noone got hurt.

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    I am glad no one was hurt and they can find a replacement. i too have had good expereinces with seahawk.

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    Thumbs up Whew

    I am glad he's OK. Only flew with him once, but he went all out to help us get our goats. Suppose to fly with him again at the end of this month for another goat. Super person and a great pilot.

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    Default glad to hear...

    .....no one was hurt. Roland is a great pilot and quality human being.
    The comments here about him and Seahawk are well placed and deserved.

    Be safe all you guys headed down to the island. What a special place!



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    Default No Doubt

    Cant say enough about the service we received from Roland and Joe, Safety first at all times. The day before we get into Kodiak he had his plane in the shop to replace a jug, right before we got ready to taxi out he noticed that there was a slow drip of oil, (what Beaver doesnt leak oil) but he had the AP guy come out to look it over and decided to repair a slight leak from the Oil Sump Gasket.

    Will use them again without a doubt

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    What is a williwaw and was it fresh or Saltwater? Thx KAT

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    Default Williwaw

    Quote Originally Posted by Katfish View Post
    What is a williwaw and was it fresh or Saltwater? Thx KAT
    In meteorology, a williwaw is a sudden blast of wind descending from a mountainous coast to the sea, particularly in the Strait of Magellan or the Aleutian Islands.[1] The term originates in the Alaska Panhandle region, where what are also known as outflow winds pour from the heads of the coastal inlets to the many channels of the offshore archipelago. Farther south such winds are also known as squamishes.

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    Default Glad to hear everything came out okay...

    Rolan took good care of us last year on Afognak for elk--first-rate guy. Glad to hear that there were no injuries--good pilot with a superlative reputation.

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    It turns out one of my best friends was on that flight!

    I'll get her to post the experience into the forum.

    Her family owns a nice lodge out at Ugak Bay. She is there right now according to her husband. So, as soon as I hear from her, I'll tell her to join the forum and post on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoggyMountain View Post
    It turns out one of my best friends was on that flight!

    I'll get her to post the experience into the forum.

    Her family owns a nice lodge out at Ugak Bay. She is there right now according to her husband. So, as soon as I hear from her, I'll tell her to join the forum and post on this one.
    Soggy... any update?????????????????????

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    Talking

    She just PM'd me... so, at least she's made it to the forum!

    I think she is still in "thought collection" mode.

    I did promise you'd all be nice.

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    Default Sea Hawk

    If you read my Moose Report, you will find I just flew with Sea Hawk in Rolan's leased beaver Sept 15 (if I remember correctly).

    He was on the water when the willowaw flipped his plane. I'll let his passenger recount the experience but I will just say it wasn't a flying mistake.

    I've flown with Sea Hawk twice now, and I would fly with them anytime - a great outfit and pilot.

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