Please ask for our "Fly-in..Helpful Hints and Friendly Reminders" very important, required and helpful information to read prior to shopping and packing for your adventure - and please discuss the information with your group. Call, email, or write and we can send the information to you.
DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver aircraft carries approx. 1100 lbs per flight which includes passenger weight and cargo.
For example don’t forget to pack:
- Sleeping bag
- Personal gear
- Fishing gear and landing net
- Life jackets with whistle & waterproof-flashlight
- Basic safety equipment required for boat
- Fishing licence & regulation booklet
- Boat Operator Card
- Hunting licence & regulation booklet, gun-licence
- Toilet paper
- Heavy duty Garbage bags
- Dish soap and scrub pads
- Dishtowels and Tea towels
- Sun lotion and Hat
- Mosquito/bug spray/lotion
- First aid kit
- Light rain gear
- and bring your own boat safety kit for each boat
- and pack your own lantern for lighting at cabin.
Please pack in handy small light weight sealed boxes (for example handy to use rubber maid type container medium size (12.5 inches deep ideal) easier for transportation and handling. Please do not pack in large or ex-large boxes and no big hockey bags. We are reminding groups no loose items and no little plastic grocery store bags or paper bags. Large rod or gun container tubes may have to stay in your vehicle.
Handy to pack your own can opener and plastic drinking glasses. When planning grocery list please shop for items in plastic bottles or cans and try not to bring glass bottles.
We do not supply lighting - please pack your own lantern. No candles please.
Keep in mind that certain items are considered dangerous goods that we can not fly in the plane. For example can’t fly bear bangers, mace, flares, batane, strike anywhere match. Bring safety matches. Gas, propane and naphtha must be transported according to specific instructions. Only certain type of battery can be flown and according to specific instruction; call and we can discuss this further first hand. We require to know prior to any flight date if any approved dangerous good items.
Please remember that you are responsible to tidy and clean the cabin before the plane arrives for your return flight to the base. Please make sure the dishes are washed and put away and the fridge has been cleaned out. Please do not leave any food in the cabin when you leave. Please check BBQ is clean. There is a broom, dust pan, mop at the cabin for your use - please sweep the floor and give it a mop. All pitch in for a comfortable, clean and safe environment.
Please pack sufficient number of sturdy garbage bags because garbage must come out with you. Please do not leave any food and do not leave any garbage in the cabin when you leave - all garbage comes out with your flight - use heavy duty garbage bags and double bag the garbage - garbage must then be put in your empty plastic rubber maid container (keep in mind rubber maid container you brought in packed with groceries used now for containing garbage bags coming out) as this procedure is required for our air transportation of garbage. Thank you - it is very much appreciated.
Propane BBQ at the cabin - always fun to gather and enjoy conversation and laughs while preparing delicious BBQ. Just a reminder please clean off the BBQ after use and please make sure no food remains outside.
Please review web site, links, helpful hints and reminders & discuss with your group also read over previous emails & letters & have first hand conversation. Again, remember bring your own basic boat safety equipment for each boat and each person own life jackets. And please be sure that each person has fishing licences before you arrive at the base. Pick up fishing regulations booklet when you get your fishing licence - Please read and understand limits and regulations specific to the lake your fishing and fish species and please understand procedure for packing your fish for transporting so you know you’re within limit and within regulations. Thank you.
Please pass this information to each person in your group so they can also prepare, Thank you.
Review example of what to remember to pack and what for example is at the cabin. Please call 705-849-2389 to discuss first hand well in-advance and prior to your arriving to Fly-in.
Reminder. Once at the Fly-in cabin lake location you’re on your own until the plane arrives for your return/pickup flight. Keep in mind if you’d like to rent a 2-way radio for the cabin, please make arrangements with us well in advance and prior to your arrival. Keep in mind that 2-way cabin radio does not guarantee a communication with our office,as sometimes atmospheric conditions hamper cabin radio signals. Please keep in mind that our aircraft fly daylight, weather permitting and bad weather will delay flights. When making your travel plans please remember to include delayed weather plan scenario.
Hope this information is helpful for now!
Please note, as we understand it,
THE U.S. and CANADA GOVERNMENT WILL REQUIRE ALL PERSONS TO PRESENT A VALID PASSPORT AT BORDER. HERE IS A LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION.
All boat operators are required to show proof of competency in order to operate a powered watercraft. This rule applies regardless of boater age or the size of their watercraft. It includes any motorized watercraft.
Proof of competency can include any one of the following:
1) Possession of a Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
2) Possession of a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boater card.
3) A completed rental-boat safety checklist. If your guests are renting a boat from you and do not have their operators card, they can use the Rental-Boat Safety Checklist to comply with the regulations. Please note, a checklist will have to be completed by each individual that intends to operator the boat.
example, basic safety equipment you are required to make sure you have in your vessel up to 6m
-lifejacket each person on board (wear your lifejacket in boat)
-water tight flashlight
-sound device or pea-less whistle
-anchor with rope
(Please click on link to view/read transport canada marine safety rules)
RE: FISHING and HUNTING REGULATIONS
Fishing Ontario 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary
fishing zone 10
Hunting Ontario 2013 Regulations Summary
hunting zone 37 & 38
RE. Transport Canada has a new floatplane safety web-portal
Please promote, enforce and support floatplane safety and Please keep Canada’s Aviation system one of the safest in the world.
Transport Canada has a new floatplane safety web-portal www.tc.gc.ca/floatplanes please view on-line to help increase awareness of flying safe in floatplanes.