Bear Attack - I think we need a bigger plane...

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  1. Matt308

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    Bear attack 2009

    Apparently a bear attacked his plane while parked in a remote field in Alaska. He had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the bear smelled it.

    Typical Alaska wild frontierism, he had 2 new tires, 3 cases of Duct Tape and several rolls of cellophane delivered. Then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home.

    Gutsy, to say the least.

    And a good thing he wasn't inside. Now you know why every bush pilot in Alaska carries a high powered rifle.
     

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    :shock: As you said Matt, good thing he wasn't inside at the time. I guess he won't forget to clean his aircraft after fishing trip next time...
     
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    Brown Bear, Black Bear, Polar Bear. Take your pick.

    The three scariest predators (to me) on the North American continent.

    TO
     
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    What is the saying? If duct tape can't fix it, it can't be fixed?
     
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    Wow, definitely a gutsy guy to get back in that thing after he patched it up.
     
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    thats got nearly as much duct tape as an RAF hercules lol
     
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    Duct Tape, "Solves all your problems."

    :lol:

    Of course he has his 3 spare rolls of duct tape.... who doesn't? :oops: :lol:
     
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    Certainly made a bare Cub out of that aircraft! Great pics matt, thanks. Another reason why I think I'll give Alaska a miss !
     
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    Of course there was a note left on the cockpit seat which was initially overlooked by the hapless pilot. It read:

    There is nowhere I won't find you. Pay your alimony.
     
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    Now that is fricken amazing!
     
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    And he flew that thing out...now that's "bawls"...

    At least he took the time to grab a marking pen and write his registration number on the fuselage (or what's left of it) :lol:
     
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    :lol:

    Didn't even notice that.
     
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    Just Wow!!! :shock:


    Wheels
     
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    Carrying a firearm is required by State Law in Alaska, most guys carry some sort of pistol, I for the most part a 22 RF light and well plenty of small game around in a survival situation. 12 ga Shotguns are some what popular too. As for the airplane in question, you do what you have to do. Well its not going to be cheap to re fabric an airplane, Nice PA-12 thou. You would be surprised to know what those tundra tires cost. About 1500 to 2500 a piece. Never mind what it cost to fly that stuff to him. Airplanes a real money pits. And in Alaska, it will cost you four or five times the money out in the bush than in town. Well as long as nobody got hurt, the salmon he caught is was very expensive. In airplanes like that, weight becomes a real factor, You have to keep what the state says you have to carry with regard to survival, as light as possible. So light guns and pistols are what you see a lot, as for that bear, well bear is just doing what bears do. Try having one sniffing around your tent some time.
     
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    A bear is certainly something a person should avoid, though here in Northern California, they are smaller than the bears in Alaska.

    That's not to say that a full-grown male Blackbear won't mess you up if it gets ahold of you. They do considerable damage to tourist's cars, who don't learn to secure thier snacks and drinks (or clean the car out) when they park thier vehicle at a campsite or trailhead.

    I can't believe those Tundra Tires cost that much money though...man, that must have been a bummer!
     
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    Any one notice the gun on the wing.
     
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    Yep. I caught that. Probably not the best choice for strafing attacks, but ya do what ya gotta do, I guess.
     
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    It would probably be a pain in the ass if it is a bolt action to load after each round!
     
  20. Matt308

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    Common place in Alaska. A ballistic plastic gun case to free up space for cabin room.

    Er... a Barrett .50 full auto wolf strafing instrument. One or the other.
     
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