Monday, April 25, 2011

Pirate New Passenger Van

Another step closer to the fantastic 2011 Season with the arrival of our new van to transport flightseeing guests for Pirate Airworks and Lodge Guests and Crew for Yes Bay Lodge...SignPro finished today and they did a vantastic job!!

Only a few weeks until the season on the planes continue and we'll have pictures soon. 9 Pound is finishing it's annual and some new paint and a few minor modifications which are complete, will be in the air in another week or two!

OZ is in San Diego getting the new motor installed, with new interior, it will be a completely new airplane when it is finished, flight tests should start next week and we hope to have it back home in Alaska by early June.

Book your flightseeing tours with Pirate for this season!!

Capt. Jim Lucas

Saturday, April 16, 2011

OZ Finishing Touches

Well the finishing touches are slowly being put together for the 2011 season, both for Pirate and Yes Bay Lodge.

9 pound is being put back together from it's annual and the winter in storage, she will be up and flying in a about a week or so.

OZ the new plane is starting to be finished, with some of the last touches just completed.

Here are the new seats just back from the upholstery shop...

She'll be headed up towards Alaska soon....

The Lodge is slowly being awakened with lots of small projects left to do, the boats are all having new bottom paint and the gunnels touched up, oil changed in motors and will be ready to go in a few weeks.

More pics of the Lodge awakening in the coming days....also on some changes for Pirate.

Captain Jim Lucas

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lodge Construction Update!

After the end of last season during a winter storm we had winds in excess of 130 MPH, in fact Kevin's beloved weather station at the top of the ramp departed with the last wind reading of 130 MPH. Along with most of the railing for the walkway up to the Lodge, which made plenty of work for the winter crew this year.

Here are some of the damage photos

As of today per Kevin's new pictures the railing has been completely rebuilt. Art and Johnson scrounged around for some nice yellow cedar logs and with our sawmill cut all new wood and posts for the new railings.

A job well done by the winter crew at Yes Bay Lodge, we are busy now getting the Lodge booked for the upcoming season and doing last minute cleaning and repairs from our harsh winter.

Stay tuned for more updates as the season approaches.

Capt. Jim Lucas