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  1. End of an ERA is an understatement, 61 years in operation, and yes Highland did set a standard in this industry. Highland had employees that would go above and beyond, to a point you would swear they had part ownership in the company, but they did not. People who stayed loyal and worked their ***** off for over 30 years with the same company! People who risked their lives daily operating in general, and especially operating throughout this pandemic. Highland took 2020 like a champ and made honey out of dogshit the entire year strictly due to the good hard working, loyal people with
    9 points
  2. Greed is what it took to shut down this company! Greed from ownership! Lots of good people lost their jobs because the owners own greed and untrustworthy petty family issues. I know a few people at this company and they flew their bu1ts off this year and told me that the company was in good shape, and had a pretty reasonable year. Employees aren’t even getting severance from what I hear and are being told to hire their own lawyers to try and fight them to get it. Pretty disgusting in my opinion. Some people spent 20 years at this company, some spent 1 and now they are all getting a big m
    9 points
  3. As a now former employee of HHL, thanks for the kind words. I only lasted 7.5 years at Highland, but there were some of the best of my career. Very good, professional coworkers. Friends. It’s sad to see it all go, but as one door shuts, 5 more open. Here’s to Onward and upward. 🍺
    5 points
  4. It’s not economically viable to do business in Canada for the last 4.5 years. Don’t know why that is? I think it’s in the water out East.
    5 points
  5. Ok I have to ask, how did you know they were hidden if you were not looking for the remotes. Roflmao
    5 points
  6. https://www.prairiecoastequipment.com/news/blog/it-starts-heere-how-to-make-a-sandwich-/ Sad to watch this....
    4 points
  7. Enough shite displayed... topic is closed..
    4 points
  8. And this is why pilots die! because some j3rk off tries to impress the clients flying in cr4p weather, not to mention -2 and wet coastal snow so let’s put the icing factor aside. Then another pilot comes in and doesn’t wanna fly cuz it’s below weather minimums and some dumb4ss logger tells you “well Jack did it and it was worse, and I’ve probably got more time in this than you!” Welcome to aviation full of professionalism and backstabbing clowns who will take pay cuts to keep working rather than stand their ground and ask for more money cuz the junk we all put up with. So if anyone knows wh
    4 points
  9. Heard from buddies that it was a great place to work after their new management team took over. (Ops mngr and CP) been hearing stories that the owners are screwing over the employees now and are just telling people to bring machines back to the bases then lock the doors. I find it funny how the second generation of the family who contributed absolutely nothing and got rich decided the fate of over 70 employees all because they can’t put aside their own personal squabbles. Useless people!
    3 points
  10. Bwhahahaha so.... if anybody was wondering if this dudes a f@ckin idi0t. I guess here’s your proof.
    3 points
  11. The shystiness Of some of the usual suspects on this list is no match for the CRA. So much so that the CRA gets recorded messages saying they will be going to jail if you ignore calls from them.
    3 points
  12. Wow, 2002 and we still DON'T miss those two. But with all the helicopter companies falling it will create an surplus of unemployed pilots, AME's which will be seen as a good time to lower wages by the undesirable operators that have managed to survive. Someone on this site said they are hoping for a good fire year, myself I hope it is as bad as it was in 2020 so we can get rid of the rest of the undesirable operates that survived 2020.
    3 points
  13. Well come on, ya gotta give more than that...
    2 points
  14. Aerosmith Heli’s booth is still open for business. This beauty just rolled out before Christmas.
    2 points
  15. This for Super Pilot,(in his own mind) seems to have pedophile tendencies. If you are so smart and able to do anything, as a legend in your own mind, why not do the following: Assuming the loggers take their lunch with them, why not load sleeping bags on board, and should the weather get worse, they can stay overnight. That way, should the weather be clear, the next day you can safely go and pick them up with out any problem. Watching your video from takeoff to landing you were over water most of the time, should you have an engine out, you would have all drowned. The
    2 points
  16. Well us dusty old pilots know you are so wrong about this as I personally have attended to many funerals of loggers. Please do tell us your real name as we will watch the remembrance wall and all of us dusty old pilots will be saying "Called it" when your name shows up on the wall. We will know before hand as you will be in the news so that your 15 minutes of fame will be used in the teaching of how pilots should not fly. In the big picture you will save many pilots and lives of passengers with your stupidity. So if you want to go out and fly the loggers that no one will miss my
    2 points
  17. Hahahaha gooches and call centres go hand in hand, however just to touch on the slow on the line comment. Last time I checked I get paid by the hour not the bucket. I’ll take my time too it’s called job security but like I mentioned in my previous comment you seem like a pretty on point individual. You keep dropping them loads fast, I’m sure you get that quality from a prominent female parental figure.
    2 points
  18. I can't imagine your scenic tours would be all that great anyways. Not much to see in that weather.
    2 points
  19. I’d love to know your training and employment history. I suspect it doesn’t go very far back. I’ve done My share of logging support and coastal flying. Not gonna throw stones at that particular pilot. Like everyone on here I don’t know the particular circumstances he was faced with that day. Can’t say I haven’t been there myself. Not to mention what the camera shows and what the pilot is seeing can be two different things. Been around long enough to know there will always be the hero’s flying below half mile and companies that condone it and customers that demand it. It’ll work until
    2 points
  20. So you advocate pushing weather and putting passengers, their families and livelihoods at stake, but question the character of those who call you on it for saying some stupid.... You may want to have a look in the mirror and think that one over.
    2 points
  21. I’d rather push the weather and get the guys on the hill, than have to share the internet with them all day.
    2 points
  22. This paragraph is as old as me (86). I had a customer on a production job say I was OK but then proceeded to tell me about the fastest most talented pilot he ever had doing the job. I asked the customer why isn't that guy flying you now, his response... "well he crashed and killed himself flying". In questionable weather and haze that you can get in the summer months, you should not be any more than 500 ft. AGL, that will give you an out, to do a quick stop and reverse course. I personally got caught in that situation and almost flew into a thunderstrom. Landed, waited and the
    2 points
  23. Highland got the emergency wage subsidy, just not enough I suppose? https://apps.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/hacc/cews/srch/pub/bscSrch?q.srchNm=highland+helicopters&q.bnNine=&q.accountType=RP&q.accountNumber=&p=1
    2 points
  24. Not a pilot or an engineer among them. Statement of fact!
    2 points
  25. I remember an old saying... Buying QUALITY is like buying hay. If you want nice, clean, fresh hay, you must pay a fair price. However if you can be satisfied with hay that has already been through the cow...well now THAT COMES A LITTLE CHEAPER.
    1 point
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  27. Blackmac: I’d like to thank you for bringing to light the elephant in the room....the mental health of the contributors to this thread. I was urged to commit suicide by no less than two posters (one said I should die twice!) after just two painfully sarcastic comments on an open opinion forum. Unfortunately this is characteristic of the bully culture all too prevalent in this industry. I fear for the mental health of these individuals, and hope there is a silver lining in bringing their inadvertent cries for help to the light. Thankfully you have come around to see thin
    1 point
  28. Truth hurts, get sometime in. You dont seem to be doing much flying as you have more time telling people on this site how great you are and how stupid every every one else is. You do not provide anything worth while to this site, so take some time off and get an ULTRA SOUND to see if there is an actual brain working and all the brain cells are really functioning, from what you are posting they dont seem to be. Get help and possibly you can become a good person. Cheers and say hello to the Doc and tell him I sent you. We will communicate again when you are better.
    1 point
  29. Good to know you don't accept pressure from clients....you just decide yourself to make stupid choices. What a dumbas*, lol.
    1 point
  30. Hahahahaha She probably takes loads by the dozen most likely how he came to fruition that one night in the bathroom stall at the 7-11
    1 point
  31. I do remember matlock, vaguely I was quite young when them reruns were on, I always preferred Magnum PI to be honest he smashed lots of a$$! Anyways you seem like a bright individual and who am I to judge? Seems like you’ve got a great character and even better customer service skills, it’ll probably come in handy working at the Telus call center.
    1 point
  32. I got that after his first comment.
    1 point
  33. I remember my first beer too.
    1 point
  34. You my friend are a complete f*ck tard. You’re the reason this industry is junk and why ignorant passengers who have no clue about the science of flying feel the need to pressure pilots. I mean by the sounds of your replies here I’d guess you’re pretty ignorant too and have no clue about the science behind flying either.
    1 point
  35. If you do, do it before picking up the crew. Otherwise Meh no pictures of you on my fridge. I have a low tolerance for stupid.
    1 point
  36. You want me to die for being honest? Wow that’s a real measure of your character, sir.
    1 point
  37. Well go push some then we can read about you later.
    1 point
  38. Maybe If you dusty old farts spent more time flying and less time lamenting on these forums, you wouldn’t be so scared of a bit of weather.
    1 point
  39. He was legal the whole time. He had 1/8 of a mile to the front 1/8 to the back 1/8 to the left and an 1/8 to the right. Even us pilots know that equals a half mile. He better of had 500 hrs and all that special training they give ya though or to the moon Alice!
    1 point
  40. The list of operators that didn't use the program would be much shorter.
    1 point
  41. I don't know, the ownership wouldn't have been on the hook for employee wages, that'd be HHL, so they're the one's who might've got the government aid? Although maybe HHL used that to pay off some debts to the ownership or other creditors...
    1 point
  42. Another rumor is possibly Wildcat and VIH... anyone else hear of this?
    1 point
  43. Always respected Highland, I especially liked meeting some of the original characters, R.A from Kamloops and P.H from Castlegar. Full of great stories and had a great attitude.
    1 point
  44. This is crap news but not surprising. The cost of greedy insurance companies and companies like Bell wanting you to buy new machines so they make the cost of getting parts astronomical. Not to mention a Federal government that makes wanting to invest into western Canada as appealing as a fart with the flu. They probably just saw the writing on the wall and took their money and ran. Good luck to all the guys and gals there.
    1 point
  45. Yes, I also saw this discussed on another site by fear mongering idiots. TC had to clarify after the sensationalist clickbait started spreading around the web. To keep things simple, any MEDICAL TRIALS will nullify your medical. This could be a trial for the latest "male enhancement" pill or an unproven vaccine of any kind. This whole conversation is pointless as the vaccine is APPROVED and wouldn't be administered en masse if it wasn't, an emergency approval is still an approval.
    1 point
  46. It's more of a pain in the *** folding them than it is just taking them off. Once you get the technique down, it takes 10 minutes with 3 people.
    1 point
  47. this kit has the option tailboom folding hardware as well.
    1 point
  48. Obviously you’ve been in this industry for about 7 minutes if you haven’t had a client pressure or try to pressure you into doing something that you shouldn’t, like telling you “well the other pilot got us into that spot so you should be able to”
    1 point
  49. I will take a wild guess here on what we do know...buddy is by himself heading to Manhattan....somebody there probably owned the ship and said I need to be picked up...so our hero says he will give it a try...when he first contacts JFK he is around 400 ft and varying up to 700 ft so ceilings were not too bad but vis was probably not very nice. He is an IFR pilot but flying around in a VFR jetbox he probably wasn't doing regular ifr trips...he finally decides to throw in the towel and turn around...looks like the fog trapped him and I am surprised how calm this guy stays as you watch him flyin
    1 point
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