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  1. Alberta Forest Service, or whatever they are calling themselves this week. Day basing. Averaged Mins. Non Precision Approaches. Dunker training. Non Revenue repositioning flights. Paper maps. My old Gentex SPH-5 helmet. Black flies chewing me under the ear cups of my SPH-5 helmet. Anything that contains Deet. Warm Kool Aid, because the overhead crew took all the cold soft drinks. Trying to get some sleep at 3:00 am when the sun is still shining, heating up the tent like a sauna. Still too much to list!
    9 points
  2. Medical! I am not submitting to a government mandated test to satisfy some ridiculous fake news about Pilot fitness. My body, my choice!😂
    8 points
  3. I could use your help, there are parts of my back I can’t reach from sleeping in all the four star accommodations that tents in northern Canada have to offer. I will give you one piece of advice. Get a few more hours and time moving sticks rather that swinging hammers before you get comfortable on that high horse. All the experienced guys on here are not pissing on me for finding a nice gig down here, that could end at any moment like everything else is this industry, because they know that sometimes you smell ####, and other times you smell roses. I’m just a good part of the garden at t
    6 points
  4. The Caribbean has many unique challenges, most are unrelated to actual flying. Like the saying goes, The grass is always greener. I would love to Share some of the experience I’ve gained (and still learning) to help out junior pilots. I’m grateful to the mentors who helped me over the years and would like to extend the same to save someone else the trouble of having to figure it out alone. This forum can be an invaluable resource for those willing to participate.
    5 points
  5. It is sad but true, the site can only be as good or as bad as its members. I used to come here way back and post questions and offer my view on things such as it was but for many years stayed away because i found it so caustic. It only takes a few commenters and comments for things to descend to name calling and mud slinging. No big surprise when you consider the people who you deal with in the work place from day to day. It is the aggressive and unkind who unfortunately seem to excel in this industry (and all others) and it is those same kind of people who destroy any sense of community
    5 points
  6. I guess there is a reason all the guys that I really respect say they don't visit this site as it's full of opinionated blowhards. I know I'm fairly new to aviation but i can honestly say they only thing I've seen is the same bad attitudes (mostly directed at fellow pilots) I thought I'd come here for some advise but to be fair all I've seen is Egomaniacs arguing..... I'll stick to getting advise from the guys that told me to avoid this place. Enjoy patting yourselves on the back from the Caribbean. I am out!
    5 points
  7. The camaraderie of fellow aircrew. The sound of a Bell Medium on a cold winter day Heli-skiing. The gentle kiss of the landing gear on a steel deck when the A/C settles without any collective input. Taking off, fully loaded, on a 40'+ day and finessing everything just right, so as to not drag the skids once. Night Rig Landings. The smell and looks of a well used cockpit. The awe and wide eyed amazement of a first time passenger. Many others too long to list.
    5 points
  8. If you look closely you will find a bunch of us are teasing each other about cushy jobs that we wish we had.... it is not mud slinging. But you will see and find out I have had enough of the unvaccinated bullying on this web site. I am personally vaccinated and having some try and scare the crap out of me with fake news is not what I want to see on here. I have over 5000 hours on a 150' longline. And like others have said here I look out for the low timers like I was looked out for from the high time guys back when I was trying to scare the crap out of myself and not knowing it.
    4 points
  9. I have to say if I were in the Caribbean the last thing I would be doing is wasting my time on this place. I really hope this isn't what I strive for in my career.
    3 points
  10. I’m scrolling on the phone on a long weekend loving life. Have a good one dude.
    3 points
  11. Hey @Saifan Pilot, you have been kind and helpful about many facets of aviation. Haters like @YouRGarbage can suck it. Thanks for sharing and happy May24!
    3 points
  12. WHO CARES ABOUT HOW MANY PEOPLE GOT LICENSES! All that matters now is that there are more jobs than pilots! Don’t you have anything better to do with your life on a Saturday of a long weekend than look up statistics Poindexter! Can someone say L0SER!!!!!
    3 points
  13. Anything that I would miss died 10+ years ago
    3 points
  14. Cirro is garbage.
    3 points
  15. https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/licensing-pilots-personnel/aviation-personnel-licensing-statistics#toc2
    2 points
  16. It’s been on a steady downward parabola for the last 7 years (2015). Gee it’s almost like something major changed in Canada around that time like war, famine, pandemic…. Perhaps a ridiculous change in government?
    2 points
  17. To start with.... doing anything in the Caribbean is a far better idea than being in northern (pick a province) watching Netflix. My vote would be in the Caribbean on this site. I personally am jealous..... most likely the others complaining about ROTOR being there are jealous as well. Yeah yeah we know Iceman.... your there too. Buggers. Lol
    2 points
  18. I'd miss the flying and the good people that aren't so full of themselves. Other than that I can honestly say that I could leave this quite easily. More Cons than pros to be fair.
    2 points
  19. I miss when your camp room was well equipped... LOL
    2 points
  20. 1 point
  21. I don't miss the being away from home for 42 days.
    1 point
  22. That's correct, it's tied to normal medical completion stats. Medical attestations are not counted in the stats that have been used extensively throughout the pandemic. It skews the numbers.
    1 point
  23. That chart isn't accurate for 2020/2021 and even says so on their webpage. Having said that though, a lot of people have left the industry over the last several years and we haven't made up the losses. You're going to see a lot of foreign pilots brought in over the next 2-3 years. * It should be noted that since March 2020, due to COVID, a number of exemptions have been issued extending pilot’s medical validity. Our licensing system calculates these statistics based on pilots holding valid medicals. Since pilots may be using the exemptions to extend or renew their medical, our stat
    1 point
  24. So just to through some gas on a open fire. I wonder if the aircraft had to land here because...... wait for it...... the pilot was not vaccinated and was not allowed to land at the airport. LOL
    1 point
  25. Make sure the tail rotor is in track. Place a piece of masking tape on the horizontal stab and note where the T/R blade lines up. Then rotate the assembly until the other blade is at the stab and see where it lines up. Try and get this as close as you can before balancing a t/r.
    1 point
  26. Is that a green white and yellow bag? That is either a collector's idea.... or the reason for all the other equipment in the picture. Lol. I have the bags as well somewhere in the store room. The last day I worked for N.M.H. I gave my winter jacket to a dancer in PG. She wore it everywhere so I was told.
    1 point
  27. Both were wild life surveys. I’m guessing it was LTE at low level at low airspeed just like the Wood Buffalo accident.
    1 point
  28. Seems to be the normal vibe here in Canada. There is no work here anymore….
    1 point
  29. Some of you guys must be a hoot to work with ….
    1 point
  30. Having a well paying job. Working for a living sucks no matter what you do. If I ran away to another career for similar or better pay, I would miss nothing. I find the working conditions fair. I never wanted to sit at a desk and I ain't working the mines. Farming is way too much work also. I could switch careers but then you're back to working again.
    1 point
  31. That’s unlikely. They age N registered ex military aircraft all around the world.
    1 point
  32. The field of broken dreams! 🔥🌧
    1 point
  33. Anal! Oh wait I read the headline wrong.
    1 point
  34. 1000/day without flight pay is absolutely reasonable and I’d expect flight pay and per-diems on top of that too boot! It has been paid before in Canada and could be again. I haven’t worked on mediums in Canada since 2012 when things started to really take a turn for the worse. In fact, in most cases I actually refuse to. The remuneration I was seeing a few years back is almost laughable for that amount of BS and liability. Not to mention the awesome work schedules and cross shifts being offered 🙄…. I’ll stick to states side and paid HOURLY where my skills are highly appreciated thanks…
    1 point
  35. All you medium engineers, your numbers are dwindling so take advantage of it. Your daily rate is too low for the current economic conditions, what you should be charging for your highly skilled services is $1000 per day flat rate ( no flight pay ). Think about it, we should be demanding what we are worth and not just accepting what the company's going to give us.
    1 point
  36. I’m a pilot so I have no experience with engineers pay scales, but I do have a lot of experience as a Heavy equipment fitter/manager in the mining industry in several countries - as a comparison of industries, I would consider a “flight pay” equivalent in the mining industry to be absolutely ludicrous! Using the “ flight pay” model - If the equipment doesn’t run due to weather/operators calling in sick or it’s down for maintenance then the maintenance staff get paid less - stuff that! Bonehead operator breaks it so I get paid less while I’m fixing it - stuff that! In effect, operators are only
    1 point
  37. Engineers should absolutely be negotiating based on flat rate or proper hourly rate for hours worked in the hangar. We should not be paid less through the off seasons just because the companies are not generating revenue. We are still using our same skills and more than likely taking on more responsibility with teaching apprentices, completing large repairs, replacing major components, completing large inspections. The flight pay system is not an accurate compensation method for engineers, pretty much everywhere else in the world doesn’t use this system and it’s time for Canada to catch up.
    1 point
  38. There is nothing official..... just the usual rumors.... I personally want to wait for the TSB report to be released because saying anything without the facts is not fair to those who are involved. People were hurt....... we should not guess at what happened.... I wish them all the very best with their recoveries.... just glad there was no fatalities.
    1 point
  39. ok ok, Arctic diesel, winter diesel...... Sheesh
    1 point
  40. I would take the fixed wing route these days if were in your shoes. HUGE demand for pilot, great pay, set schedules with the major airlines, etc..
    1 point
  41. I like the part about asking family or friends to lend you the money. If you go that route you are well on your way to realising what life as a pilot will be like.
    1 point
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