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  3. simpleton

    Hard to find guys

    Only lasted three days huh? Lol.
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  5. freck

    Hard to find guys

    I had the balls after a night of drinking to tell my wife that. They are now firmly secure in her purse. All jokes aside fellas I'm not missing it one bit. Gonna be a good summer.
  6. TheReaper2.0

    Hard to find guys

    Well it’s getting near to the busy season why don’t we all just say no when the phone rings and maybe owners will finally realize they aren’t in charge and it’s hard to take jobs with no pilots and engineers. But I’m sure there’s always gonna be that clown that’s a yes man and ruin it for us all. This industry isn’t gonna change unless we all get together and stand beside one another rather than trying to be better than the guy/gal beside you.
  7. GrayHorizons

    Hard to find guys

    I'm almost certain some companies hire Human Resource personnel for the sole purpose of the companies benefit with labour laws. Not for the benefit of the employee. They know the law, and know the cost risks of a labour dispute claim, and usually know they will lose the fight, but will drag it on as long as possible in the hopes you drown in debt before they do and give up. There is very little repercussions for them when caught breaking the rules.
  8. Chopter

    Hard to find guys

    No shortage of undervalued drivers in 2019. I lasted 3 days at a large operator that elects not to pay for training in Ontario. 55 hours of online training and a week in the classroom in our industry is expected for free. The previous 30+ pilots didn't seem too concerned about it.... i guess we'll have to wait for the vietnam vets to retire. Better conditions at Tim Hortons..... "Time spent by an employee in training that is required by the employer or by law is counted as work time. For example, where the training is required because the employee is a new employee or where it is required as a condition of continued employment in a position, the training time is considered to be work time." https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/tools/hours/what_counts.php
  9. firstfly

    Flight Dispatcher Training in Chennai

    one more info... First Fly Aviation Academy in Chennai Address: No 363, First Floor, Next to Yamaha Showroom, GST Road, New Perungalathur, Chennai - 63. phone: 75502 89600 For more details refer to our Website... www.firstflyaviation.com
  10. Aircraft Dispatcher Course The Airline Dispatcher also knew as Flight Dispatcher or flight operations officer is one of the best paid and exciting jobs in the aviation industry. Every airline requires aircraft dispatchers just as much as pilots for flight operations. With an Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate, the career opportunities open up worldwide! Upon graduation from First Fly Aviation and acquiring your Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate, you will be ready to work in an airline, sharing command decisions with an airline captain. Some of the responsibilities and job description of a Flight Dispatcher are: Responsible for planning and monitoring the progress of a flight journey A dispatcher is legally responsible for the safety of a flight along with the pilot in command Has the authority to delay, divert or cancel a flight Most commercial operations require both the flight dispatcher and pilot in command combined to authorize and release a flight Enrollment Prerequisite: Be at least 21 years to be eligible to take the Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge test and be able to complete the course. Be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language fluently.
  11. Corrected.... i was referring to the Tilted seat, option.
  12. Saifan Pilot

    Garmin GPS issues

    That’s where most of us spend 90% of our time bud. Hydro line maintenance, fire suppression, you name it....
  13. robottxt

    Garmin GPS issues

    Flying in the low level environment is dangerous and its where i spend 90% of my time so any extra steps are a distraction that i try to avoid.
  14. hi Top fuel , I'm not sure what you heard of what you are referencing but the seat-belt package simply bolts on instead of the original one on the back of the seat . The main differences are that the Y that connects both belts into one is stitched much further back on the belt, they are longer and the inertia reel is much more efficient and also the spring tension is less then half as the original one i would say, allowing you to move freely back and forth. You can move the seat wherever you like with no difference since the belt is attached to the seat . The other nice thing is the buckle attachment that is much smaller and doesn't dig in your stomach all the time . definitely not a waste of money but i do believe a cost saving compared to the OEM. I've always thought that the companies that haven't replaced them simply aren't aware of the option and how simple and cheap it is , hence this post to pass the info to those who want to hear it and drastically improve safety and comfort for their crew . They are very popular in the field and i see more and more but still a bit surprised to see some machines without . i can't honestly think of a single reason for not switching unless you really don't like the color black Cheers
  15. Saifan Pilot

    Garmin GPS issues

    robottxt, see below how easy it is to add a waypoint. I used to have a 296, then Garmin stopped supporting it, so I upgrade to 695, then Garmin decided to stop supporting that, so that's when I decided to ditch the Garmin eco system. Won't be long before 796 won't be supported any more. iPad running ForeFlight is a much better solution and much more versatile, as it can do so much more than just a moving map.
  16. Saifan Pilot

    Garmin GPS issues

    What you're saying is not entirely accurate since if you wanted to give the waypoint a recognisable name, you had to tap the "up" and "down" buttons many times to cycle through the alphabet to get the characters you wanted, at least in the 296, 396, 496, this was always very frustrating to say the least.
  17. Question... I was lead to believe, that you have to have the seat forward in the rails (at least half way) to clear the b pillar. If that is true...I'm guessing 75% of the guys I know, could not use it. Maybe that's why they are not popular (waste of money)?
  18. robottxt

    Garmin GPS issues

    6 steps for what used to be one is going backwards IMO. I want a man overboard button like a marine GPS.
  19. Saifan Pilot

    Garmin GPS issues

    Yes, I agree, ForeFlight is the way to go. Entering waypoint is super easy: Just zoom in for max accuracy, on the current location marker Tap and hold on it Tap the "More" next to the Location (on the top of the popup) Tap "Save" Enter waypoint name, or leave the default if you don't want to type a name. Tap "Save" I have also used Gaia GPS, which can store Natural Resource Canada topographical maps for offline use, and it works very well for easily adding waypoints. https://www.gaiagps.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gaia-gps-hiking-hunting-maps/id1201979492#?platform=ipad
  20. Saifan Pilot

    Garmin GPS issues

    Yes, I agree, ForeFlight is the way to go. Entering waypoint is super easy: Just zoom in for max accuracy, on the current location marker Tap and hold on it Tap the "More" next to the Location (on the top of the popup) Tap "Save" Enter waypoint name, or leave the default if you don't want to type a name. Tap "Save" I have also used Gaia GPS, which can store Natural Resource Canada topographical maps for offline use, and it works very well for easily adding waypoints. https://www.gaiagps.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gaia-gps-hiking-hunting-maps/id1201979492#?platform=ipad
  21. Saifan Pilot

    Garmin GPS issues

    Yes, I agree, ForeFlight is the way to go. Entering waypoint is super easy: Just zoom in for max accuracy, on the current location marker Tap and hold on it Tap the "More" next to the Location (on the top of the popup) Tap "Save" Enter waypoint name, or leave the default if you don't want to type a name. Tap "Save" I have also used Gaia GPS, which can store Natural Resource Canada topographical maps for offline use, and it works very well for easily adding waypoints. https://www.gaiagps.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gaia-gps-hiking-hunting-maps/id1201979492#?platform=ipad
  22. Saifan Pilot

    Garmin GPS issues

    Yes, I agree, ForeFlight is the way to go. Entering waypoint is super easy: Just zoom in for max accuracy, on the current location marker Tap and hold on it Tap the "More" next to the Location (on the top of the popup) Tap "Save" Enter waypoint name, or leave the default if you don't want to type a name. Tap "Save" I have also used Gaia GPS, which can store Natural Resource Canada topographical maps for offline use, and it works very well for easily adding waypoints. https://www.gaiagps.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gaia-gps-hiking-hunting-maps/id1201979492#?platform=ipad
  23. Saifan Pilot

    Excel To Gpx Waypoint Conversion Tool

    Glad you found it useful. I often got customers who would give me hundreds of waypoints in a spreadsheet and they had no idea how to convert them to a useable GPS file, so I figured I had to come up with something on my own
  24. R0T0R

    Hard to find guys

    I’m really interested to see what happens when the operators have a difficult time finding the pilots that undervalue themselves. I’m done letting the company decide what they think I’m worth unless they start paying my mortgage and groceries. They say their margins are tighter but don’t really care that ours are more so. One operator had the balls to tell me my wife should work more!
  25. helimat

    Hard to find guys

    Agreed 100%; The reason the wages are not where they should be has nothing to do with Red Seal Certification. The market is saturated with operators, and as a result customers for the most part are in the driving seat, and therefore margins are low. We should be focused on maintaining our designation as it is.
  26. Going to propose this to the boss. Anyone else had any experience with these? Worth the upgrade? Not a huge fan of the lack of shoulder harness when I'm out the bubble, but it's the only way currently.
  27. have another safe one this summer . quick update https://www.dartaerospace.com/en/comfort-crew-shoulder-harness-d412-702-071.html Net Price: $2,059.20
  28. WhiteRiverHe

    AMS software system for sale

    Any Canadian helicopter operators out there with an AMO, looking for maintenance software? White River Helicopters has for sale a desktop PC with AMS software version 21.0 installed and the required MySQL license to run it. The AMS license includes 1 workstation, 2 users, Aircraft Maintenance Manager with Inventory Manager. The PC is running on Windows 10, and the database still contains the old inventory/aircraft templates data. Templates were for Astar 350 B2s & BA: FTYI, FSOZ, GWRA and Bell 206: GTMH. We've talked to AMS and they are willing to support another company purchasing this system from us (there are support fees). Sid paid approx $21,000 for the software in 2016, selling for $10,000. (Yellowhead Helicopters recently purchased the White River base and does not need the software as they run another maintenance system from Prince George) Give Sid a call or email if interested. This is the link to AMS Aircraft Maintenance Systems based in Montreal. http://www.aircraftms.com/…/opera…/helicopter-operators.html
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