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  2. Thanks guys, I like to check up once a year to see how things look. left flying to operate in fort Mac 5 years ago with the intention to pilot operate one day, will have to start making some connections.
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  4. Highland was looking for a driver a few months ago.
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  6. Very sad to find out about this one today... Indications are an R44 went down with pilot only on board who did not survive... https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/fatal-crashed-stouffville-helicopter-was-from-north-bay-1061841
  7. Great company with great people. Not a lot of turn over for a reason.
  8. Valley B out of Manning. Almost exclusively pilot operating w/ 44’s and even have a couple R 66’s on the go. 1 AStar doing the bigger stuff
  9. Just curious if this is still a thing, with Opsmobil going tits up is there anyone else still steadily offering remote operating services via helicopter.
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  11. freck

    Gallet parts dealer

    Thanks for the responses fellas.
  12. Norm

    Gallet parts dealer

    Plus one for Merit Apparel. I was in the same situation this summer. Bought a liner and chin strap. The folks running the show there are excellent.
  13. snowedin

    Gallet parts dealer

    Tiger performance can as well, both good companies in my experience. They will even overhaul your lid for you if you send it to them. Good luck
  14. BrockLanders

    Gallet parts dealer

    Merit Apparel is the only place I’ve ordered gallet parts from but they’ve always been nice and helpful.
  15. skidkicker

    Mobil 254 vs Mobil Jet II

    Going off the top of my head, you may have to change the Main Gearbox oil 254 in order prevent cross contamination if the freewheel seals leak.
  16. hybrid

    Gallet parts dealer

    Yup, same boat as you, only I have the 150. Would appreciate a source as well.
  17. ThreePer

    Mobil 254 vs Mobil Jet II

    Yup the new seals are good. Expensive, but good. The other plus on 254 is that if your turbine is prone to N2 lockup while running Jet II then the 254 will usually cure it. It did on two different C20 powered machines we recently acquired. And lastly, 254 glows bright green when you shine a ultraviolet light on it. So if you are leaking just dim the lights and buy yourself a cheap ultraviolet flashlight and follow the bright green trail.
  18. I have a Gallet 250 that I have pretty much worn out the ear cups and chin strap(they were only designed for one apparently). I refuse to pay what they want for helmets now days as I have only a few more years left till I pull the pin. Can anyone recommend a good dealer in parts for helmets or someone who refurbishes? Cheers.
  19. I’m sure there are some who fudge numbers. You always have a few in society who are willing to push the limits in the “Grey areas” of the regulations. Take this Transportation Appeal Tribunal Case found in ASL4/2008 for instance; https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp185-4-08-regulations-4051.htm But wait a second, the operator was charged with “Making inaccurate entries regarding cumulative air time and recording excessive differences between air time and flight time”. Say what now.?! I thought any difference between Flight Time and Air time would be violation (and therefore excessive). IMHO The vast majority of discrepancies are likely a direct result of the confusion created by TC in the current environment;. officially induced error.. Since they aren’t enforcing these regulations these days, those few devious operators are able to benefit. I guess they don’t see this as such a serious offence after all.
  20. Thanks for this observation, "False Entries." AIR TIME in an aircraft log book is what is used to calculate the life expectancy of the aircraft and every component attached to it, to maintain it's airworthiness for flight. If it should happen that the operator would play with the entry, i.e 2.5 hrs. "Flight Time" and invoiced said time, BUT entered 2.0 hrs in the "Air Time", column. The operator just made a false entry in a log book. It also decreases the airframe and component costs and increases the profit margin. If you think this doesn't happen, think again. Normally the hours invoiced, equal the hours in the AirTime log book or tech log. There is one TC inspector who says he never checks the invoices in relation to the log book entries, maybe he should.
  21. As the industry as a whole is responsible for giving low time pilots a chance to increase their hours as an aid to the industry. Did any company hire low time pilots as co-jo's in medium helicopters, where a couple hundred pounds wouldn't make any difference. Low timers would gain experience from an experienced pilot and maybe some stick time. I am basically referring to the "Fire Season" I made this comment a couple years back and as far as I know or hear of anybody (company) doing same. If, as usual, the industry doesn't get its act together, there will be fewer pilots and more machines sitting around. Poor Owners Club. Why would anybody become a helicopter pilot these days, when fixed wing is offering much more in training availability, lifestyle and advancement.
  22. There are many clients that have minimum hour requirements for simple stuff that a 100 hr guy could do which a prospective employee with 3000 hrs of tours could be easily placed in. Then if the employer was interested in developing him/her and broadening their skill set then they will have an asset who (if treated properly; they are human beings after all!) will stick around and make the companies customers happy. Win/win for everyone! Too bad that the 100 hr pilot couldn’t do it (eg; lease site servicing etc) but it is what it is... there is so much complaining about lack of qualified staff by companies and forum members but it seems little effort to bring people in (or up) from within. I think companies have to take some ownership of the experience crunch.
  23. As a CP I look at experience, not hrs. 1000 hrs of challenging flight time has more meaning than 5000 of non stressful work.
  24. Transport Canada Aviation Safety Letter 4Issue 4/2011 https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp185-4-2011-regulations-6173.htm#false The purpose of this article is to focus on subsection 7.3(1) of the Aeronautics Act and specifically paragraphs 7.3(1)(a) and M7.3(1)(c) which, are very serious offences related to "False Representation" and "False Entries."
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  26. You don’t need to be a pessimistic bully.....More than likely you had less than 3000 hours when you started working in the bush. 3000 hours of any time is more than enough of a foundation to work in the bush. Many companies will hire you. diaper pin, do you have anything positive to say to the guy? Your helmet must be huge. Look back at your posts and notice how many times you start a sentence with the letter “I” just say’in.....
  27. Nah. Just stay on top of things. The older seals leaked a lot with 254. The gearbox was overhauled last winter, Standard Aero, running great with no leaks.
  28. simpleton

    Mobil 254 vs Mobil Jet II

    Yeah, if you're not dripping oil off an Allison....you're out of oil
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