Since making the trip back home to CYTS
I have been flying cargo out of Timmins and the surrounding areas up to the James / Hudson bay coastal communities.
I have made these trips countless times in real life in Dash 8 - 100 / 300’s as well as a Hawker, and a few types of helicopters.
Aside from Moosonee which is accessible via rail, and a winter road from Cochrane (depending on the winter season) these communities are cutoff from access other than air and water (again, seasonal). As well as a winter road between them.
As you can imagine, this type of remote living makes things we take for granted everyday a real logistical challenge. And the prices of goods reflect that.
I’ve seen at the Northern Store a jug of milk going for $20 as an example.
These aren’t places I would necessarily want to live, but they are pretty amazing to visit and see at least once.
A full load ready to leave CYTS
Enroute to first stop, CYPO
Weather taking a turn as forecasted (alternate filed and planned for)
Heading down to minimums, waiting for the field to come into site
Field in site (snow covered, frozen gravel strip)
Unloading half the plane, the other half is going to CYMO
And here is a real life approach into CYPO, this approach was over the Winisk River onto Runway 29, while mine was 11.