I recently renewed my membership in the bc floatplane association,the group has many flyouts each year in conjunction with their stewardship program with bc parks & each year they have an annual gathering.This year the gathering was in Nelson BC form July 17-19;their annual meeting was held Saturday morning with the what's been going on with the organization & in the afternoon the speakers included a welcome from Nelson's mayor & tourism,Nelson Pilot's Association & then presentations from casara( civil air search & rescue),canadian owners & plot's association & lastly from a biologist on the bear movements in the area around Nelson which included tips on remaining safe when camping in the backcountry. The evening concluded with a barbeque. Sunday the organization offered breakfast to it's members & the general public got to come onto the airfield & chat with the owners just before the flyout to Kaslo,had a few young people sit in the pilot's seat of my aircraft for pictures by their parents as well. I am told a total of 10 straight float aircraft,18 wheel or amphibious aircft flew in for the gathering & 54 people attended the Saturday evening bbq. I proudly wore my seaplaneforum t shirt for all to see.. If you happen to be flying by Nelson BC drop in & say hi,you can camp under the wing,or on the beach if you are on floats.
Cessna 180 with a p-ponk engine,the tyres are usually used on a beaver.The fellow owns langleyaero ,does work on any aircraft but loves buying wrecked 180/185's & rebuilding them.Rick Church is his name,he did the hail damage repair on my 185 a couple of years ago.