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tin lizzie

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tin lizzie last won the day on November 3 2015

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  1. What's up with that Stephen H choke-u collars on everything??? YUK! Plus gotta love all that flammable material on offer... lol
  2. Just took me 8 tries and several page change/refreshes before I could log in...
  3. Which is easy enough to provide by conducting a search of the TC Civil Aircraft Register if it's for a type/model you don't have access to (ie you don't work there, you can't figure it out and/or you don't want to ask). Sometimes you have to get a little creative if the registered owner is different from legal owner. Alternatively you can just send Bell an email and ask, presenting a valid reason. I have access to the entire fleet and I find the maintenance information a huge benefit in helping me understand systems or operating procedures, even though I'm a pilot, not an engineer. I wish other manufacturers showed the same wisdom. Charging for technical publications may lead to some level of profit, however it discourages those with the interest and without the means, to seek out outdated free information. And many operators will only pay for the bare minimum, and only if they absolutely have to. Many private operators/owners don't want to pay at all. Bell's policy actually encouages a higher level of technical knowledge of their equipment - from ground and flight crews, right up to management and owners. Private or commercial - encourages safety and reliability. A win for everyone.
  4. You know you can get a current manual - FREE - directly from Bell by siging up for their technical publications site? Bell actually wants flight and maintenance crews to have the latest technical publications!
  5. @Rotor, thanks for that! That was an awesome speech, and story to read. @Winnie, with a month gap in any updates on this thread, bigD has it right. Kind of a childish poke there. I don't understand why people only seem to post on here to slag others - doesn't anyone have anything nice to say, or industry news to contribute? Lessons learned? Funny anecdotes? @bigD I think Rotor's point is that TFW is not applicable here,however certain people keep bringing up the point just to be nasty. One example raised is Winnie, who may have at one time been a TFW, but has since earned the right to be called a Canadian, like so many others. The enlightened among us embrace these immigrants and acknowledge them as a contribution, not a detriment to our culture and society. Most of us don't have to dig very far in our own family history to find an immigrant story. There was an initial fear from contributors (and I use this term lightly) to this thread that the CHL bid would include a raft of TFW in order to fulfil the contract. This was purely fear-mongering, logistically impractical (due to time constraints and the impending election if nothing else) and completely unfounded. Subsequently proven to be untrue. For lack of substantiated TFW threat, the above mentioned "contributors" instead chose to attack the immigrant angle and present certain Canadians as tainted TFW. May this thread RIP.
  6. Anyways. Does anyone know the present status of CHL hiring for the NWS contract,or have reasonably accurate speculation? Have all the positions been filled, and if not, what's left on the table? As before, any intel appreciated - by PM is fine if those in the know prefer. To those who applied, and were successful, congratulations! Thanks! tin lizzie
  7. Well, I replied to the CHL ad immediately when it came out and so far have heard nothing in response - at this late date I'm not feeling overly optimistic. Does anyone know if the positions have already been filled? If so, were they all filled internally, and/or by HTSC personnel already on the contract? Thanks for any intel! Best Regards, tin lizzie
  8. @shakey Dude. Not cool. What happened with the NWS contract is business - some people gain, some people lose - and it will happen again down the road. But what you said right there is personal, and downright nasty. I'm the first person to agree that a stop needs to put on operators abusing the import of TFW - I and many others have personally taken action in this regard. But neither the companies who abuse the TFW policy, nor the TFW themselves are at fault. Both are taking advantage of an opportunity that the Canadian government allowed to happen, without any regard for protecting the rights of its Citizens and their families. The Canadian government, who we hired BTW, is to blame. And those who stand to lose the most, the replaced Canadians, who do nothing to stop the abuse of the TFW policy are also to blame. Did you do, or are you doing anything to publicly protest the abuse of the TFW policy other than openly attacking a Canadian Citizen on an anonymous public forum? Shame on you! With respect to TFW, none are presently indicated at this time. CHL was just awarded the NWS contract and clearly they are actioning Canadians to fulfill their obligations. Until such time as the presence of TFW are indicated, TFW and your opinions of said topic are irrelevant to the discussion and therefore further inappropriate. I hope you will have the good grace to at least retract your words, if not apologize, for comments made.
  9. I wouldn't think an emergency TFW application would "fly" if a company knowingly bids on and accepts a contract they are unable to staff! At least I hope not. Besides, given the economy these days there are plenty of qualified Canadian pilots looking for work. I don't see anything unreasonable or unfair about the ads posted - terms, conditions and qualifications required. Pay looks to be negotiate what you're worth and what you can get away with - good for Captains anyway. In general it looks quite attractive from where I presently stand and considering where I'm hoping to grow my heli career. The schedule section says equal rotation based on 4 weeks. There is no "requirement" to re-locate, only "priority given" to those willing to relocate. I can't think of any business operating in an expensive industry and trying to survive in a bust economy that wouldn't prefer to avoid crew rotation expenses if they could get away with it. Of course, if it were discovered after the fact (ATIP request costs $5) that qualified Canadian pilots that were unwilling to re-locate were prioritized to the trash bin and replaced with TFW - that then becomes another matter. http://canadianhelicopters.com/careers/job-postings/
  10. This is very exciting news! Resume sent and fingers crossed!
  11. The problem I see with this reporting system is unless a pilot knows someone on the inside we have no way of knowing whether we were not hired due to a preferred Canadian worker or a TFW. We can certainly report that we applied at the company during the LMO application period, but that's all most of us could state with any certainty. This is kind of like closing the barn door after the horse escapes - considering it could take over a year (or more!) to obtain an ATP request. I'm pretty sure the government is well aware of this. Besides, as I've said before, as long as employers know there is a backup source of TFW if they build a correct paper trail, it enables the employer to be choosier when considering the pool of applicants. If the TFW option was removed entirely operators would simply have to deal with it. Businesses are faced with tough challenges all the time - like most pilots, most business owners don't throw up their hands and give up when the #### hits the fan. As it stands now, operators know they only have to make a bit of noise and the government quickly caves before the media gets wind if it. Cheers, tin lizzie
  12. Still need volunteers!!!! Even if you're not sure about the whole gender balance thing it's still the coolest event ever - and we've even got a female astronaut/USN heli pilot! From shop floor to top floor, we're inspiring future leaders! Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/SkysNoLimitGirlsFlyToo Volunteers, helicopters and and GA aircraft (fixed-wing or heli) for static display needed - please contact [email protected] Press Release 24 Feb 2015 - Female Space Traveller Lands in Abbotsford BC.pdf
  13. Thank you! This year is going to be even more awesome! I'd really appreciate help with volunteers - yes, we really hope the guys will come help! - either by signing up or passing the word along. Facebook like/shares helpful too!
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