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    • Hi All,   I wonder if there is any formal employees of the old Capital Helicopters? That had maintenance hangar in Delta, and flying bases all over BC and Yukon? I am interested in the history, but don't know very much about it, apart from what I hear from my former boss.   Any pictures and information is greatly appreciated.   Melvin
    • Work / home life balance is extinct in Canadas vtol world.  It’s always “we need a favour” “can you take the machine to” “it’s only another week or two” and you get brow beaten when you don’t roll.   I honestly don’t know anywhere that doesn’t do this.
    • There’s a lot of horrible owner/operators in Canada. Sadly they are the way into the seat more often than not. They get the scraps of work that go to the lowest bidder, yet you get experience and hours. Bush companies trying to be something they will never be, because of who the owner/operators are, culturally ****** human beings! The good companies are few and far in between. You won’t be picky starting out, pretty hard to be! That being said, I love my job and what I do for a living. I wouldn’t trade any of it to go back and do something else. Work/home life balance is hard to find, some never find it in this industry unfortunately. This industry will always challenge you, if you want it. Some days are filled with incredibly rewarding memories and experiences, things you would never get “staying at home”. It’s all up to what make you happy and feeling fulfilled. Do what’s best for you and your loved ones. Life’s short, you gotta be happy!
    • We all travel, right now you need to get your license (M1 and M2) and any training your employer is willing to send you on.  Be wary of training bonds as they will almost certainly leverage you for the duration.  If shift work is your goal do you mean a rotation away from home or actual home every night shift work.  Because those jobs in vtol world are very few and far between and generally don’t pay much.   As for the future of the industry in Canada  and the industry in the coming years, it’s not as bright as it was when I got in it many many many years ago.  I work in the states mostly now and the work is much different (8-4 kinda job and paid hourly, benefits pension etc). You may want to look south of the border if you want to be home more often and paid more.  My two cents
    • Go directly to Airbus in Grand Prairie.  It may cost the most but you’ll have a way better pool of resources to learn there.  Safran is right next door too. 
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