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  1. A wee bit long Maury.... but good post.
  2. I find it interesting that many of the companies listed with LMOs have a history of notresponding to applications sent in the manner instructed in the posted job ads - especially when you DO meet the qualifications. I guess it's easier just to ignore incoming resumes and pretend they were never received since HRDC doesn't require any tracking of the recruiting process to justify the LMO requests. Just sayin'.... Cheers, tin lizzie
  3. Ok... here is an indexed copy of the 2013 LMO file, with several hundred pages of older applications removed. It is only current to the date of Gille's original 2013 ATIP request - once the new ATIP request is received the remainder of the 2013 LMO's will be added and 2012 removed to that document which is presently being indexed. Any Adobe Reader should be able to access the bookmarks, by clicking on the blue ribbon. Helicopter operators are bold/red. Many LMO applications are for more than one pilot. Check it out, and be prepared to be astounded by some of the applications! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105 ... 2May14.pdf Cheers, tin lizzie
  4. Ok... here is an indexed copy of the 2013 LMO file, with several hundred pages of older applications removed. It is only current to the date of Gille's original 2013 ATIP request - once the new ATIP request is received the remainder of the 2013 LMO's will be added and 2012 removed to that document which is presently being indexed. Any Adobe Reader should be able to access the bookmarks, by clicking on the blue ribbon. Helicopter operators are bold/red. Many LMO applications are for more than one pilot. Check it out, and be prepared to be astounded by some of the applications! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105 ... 2May14.pdf Cheers, tin lizzie
  5. For those that would like to do more than just rant, here is a list of contacts compiled by the user BE 20 Driver over on AvCanada: http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=94314&start=75#p877008 "It took me a little while to get a list put together since the last cabinet shuffle. I don't recommend copying the whole list into one email and BCc'ing everyone. The servers will think you are a spammer. Don't forget to contact the CIC TFW snitch line at Phone: 1-800-367-5693 or Email: [email protected]" [email protected] Parliamentary secretary to the minister of industry: Mike Lake [email protected] Parliamentary secretary to the government in the house of commons Tom Lukiwiski [email protected] Parliamentary secretary to the minister of transport Jeff Watson [email protected] Parliamentary secretary to the minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Paul Calandra [email protected] Parliamentary secretary to the minister of Justice Bob Dechert [email protected] Parliamentary secretary to the minister of Labour Cathy McLeod [email protected] Parliamentary secretary to the minister of Employment and Social Development Scott Armstrong [email protected] Parliamentary secretary to the minister of Citizenship and Immigration Costas Menegakis [email protected] Minister of Justice Peter Gordon MacKay [email protected] Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan [email protected] Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney [email protected] Minister of Industry James Moore [email protected] Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Denis Lebel [email protected] Minister of Transport Lisa Rait [email protected] Minister of National Revenue Lynne Findlay [email protected] Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander [email protected] Minister of Labour Kellie Leitch [email protected] Minister of State for Tourism Maxime Bernier [email protected] **French Minister of State Chief Governmental Whip John Duncan [email protected] Minister of State Social Development Candice Bergen [email protected] NDP Deputy Leader David Christopherson [email protected] [email protected] NDP House Leader Peter Julian [email protected] [email protected] NDP Deputy House Leader Phil Toone [email protected] NDP Whip Nycole Turmel [email protected] NDP Critic for Employment and Social Development Sadia Groguhé [email protected] NDP Critic for Employment Insurance Robert Aubin [email protected] NDP Critic for Citizenship and Immigration Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe [email protected] NDP Critic for Justice Françoise Boivin [email protected] ** French NDP Critic for Labour Alexandre Boulerice [email protected] ** French NDP Deputy Critic for Employment Insurance Robert Chisholm [email protected] NDP Critic for Atlantic Canada Opportunities Ryan Cleary [email protected] NDP Deputy Critic for Citizenship and Immigration Don Davies [email protected] NDP Critic for Transportation and Urban Affairs Matthew Kellway [email protected] NDP Critic for Intergovernmental Affairs Hélène Leblanc [email protected] NDP Critic for Transportation Hoang Mai [email protected] NDP Deputy Critic for Labour Wayne Marston [email protected] NDP Critic for Industry Peggy Nash [email protected] NDP Critic for Economic and Social Development Jinny Sims [email protected] NDP Critic for Tourism Glenn Thibeault [email protected] NDP Deputy Critic for Tourism Annick Papillon [email protected] ** French NDP Deputy Critic for Justice Ève Péclet [email protected] ** French NDP Deputy Critic for Industry Anne Minh-Thu Quach [email protected] ** French Liberal Critic for Justin Trudeau - Leader, Youth [email protected] Ralph Goodale - Deputy Leader [email protected] Dominic LeBlanc - House Leader [email protected] Kevin Lamoureux - Deputy House Leader [email protected] Judy Foote - Whip [email protected] Frank Valeriote - Deputy Whip [email protected] Mauril Bélanger - Co-Operatives [email protected] **French Sean Casey - Justice [email protected] Rodger Cuzner - Employment and Social Development, Labour [email protected] Stéphane Dion - Canadian Heritage, Official Languages, Intergovernmental Affairs [email protected] **French John McCallum - Citizenship and Immigration [email protected] David McGuinty - Transport [email protected] Massimo Pacetti - Small Business and Tourism [email protected] Judy Sgro - Industry [email protected] Scott Simms - Citizen Services [email protected] BLOC Jean-François Fortin: Interim House Leader [email protected] **French Only Cabinet Committee on Priorities and Planning (government priorities and planning) Joe Oliver [email protected] The Hon. 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  6. For those wanting more exposure to this issue... CKNW The Bill Good Show will be covering this issue tomorrow morning - May 06, 2014 08:30 PST http://www.cknw.com/the-bill-good-show/ http://www.cknw.com/contact/ Jessica Gares is the producer, Mike Smith covering for Bill Good on the show tomorrow. Cheers, tin lizzie
  7. Does anyone know if the TFW helicopter pilots they've come across have all converted to Canadian pilot licenses? Or have some been able to take advantage of the the Foreign License Validation so common with the airlines? I'm particularly interested to know about the FLV as it is a second layer of government permission that isn't legally correct but is enabling operators to fast track the TFWs into the (airline) system with minimal fuss. Thanks in advance for your soonest response! Cheers, tin lizzie
  8. Hi Phil, Thanks for the clarification! Re the other reference, yes, it was to Ryan's book - specifically the ATPLH (Canada) study guide/sample exams. I guess maybe the market share is too small for anyone to want to keep up on this, which is very unfortunate for those of us that do want to pursue higher licenses. Anyway, thank you for the reminder of your database, I'll give that a go once I'm done with the FAA exam. Re apps, yes well, I paid for both the Android and the iOS version of the ASA ATP apps and they were well worth the money. I stopped short of the Windows app since I already have access to the web version on my desktop, however it all made me realize I didn't really need the heavy text I initially bought. The Windows app would be useful for someone that didn't have reliable internet, and/or access to other platforms. Cheers, tin lizzie
  9. Thanks for the clarifcation re N-reg... I had always thought that one could fly in a country outside of US control on an FAA license and not require US work rights but that recent ad made me wonder. Must've been the recruiter's requirement, but interestingly doesn't seem to be PHI's. Don't think I'll be converting to Islam, or male anytime soon....
  10. Hi Phil, Thanks for the extra intel... just curious about what you meant by this: "*Because of the dumb questions you would be very unwise to do this. TC's questions are quite straightforward in comparison." Which dumb questions are you referring to? Mine? or CAA? By formal training, I presume you mean that with an ATPL and 1000 hours you can go ahead and self-study, then challenge the exams. Correct? Thanks for the additional intel... PS are you planning on updating the Canadian text anytime soon? I decided to focus on the FAA ATPL as a priority since I only need the exams and a ride to qualify for the rating, which would then make me marketable. Still need to fill in a few qualifications for the TC one so if there's an updated text with some refreshed exam questions I would be tempted to purchase... better yet if there were an app like ASA has for iOS, Android AND Windows... Cheers, tin lizzie
  11. kiefk is that for real? What about work visa? Are Canadians able to obtain work visas in Europe? I've got fixed-wing and heli experience and credentials and am looking globally so this would be interesting to know! Actually I'm going to ask a question related to this post, as well as to the recent lead for PHI that Skidz had posted. I was wondering why one needed to have US citizenship or passport when working for a US company outside of US territory? Or was that just a recruiter requirement? PHI requirements from the posted job said only "Must be qualified to fly within the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" Anyone know what that entails? Have any expat women met this qualification? Since I can't seem to find a helicopter job in Canada (though it's interesting to read in another thread that a Canadian company is openly recruiting foreign pilots) I'm working on my US ATPL-H rating - an add on to my US ATPL-A. I was hoping to use that to market myself towards international ops, however I am not fortunate enough to have US work rights or I would be gone to Alaska in a heartbeat. I sure hope that not having US work rights wouldn't preclude me from flying N-reg aircraft perating outside of the US? Insight from those experienced in these matters appreciated. Thanks! tin lizzie
  12. Hi Phil, LOL... No, this is not a crew room copy - I paid full price for both of your books - 2009 if memory serves. The exam book was pretty useful several years ago when I initially studied for the HATRA, but it is disappointing that it seems to be a "one of", not a recurring (and refreshed) edition each year - or at least every two years. We're talking 7 years here! Anyway, I'll gladly take you up on your review offer - however I just can't seem to get on to that site - is there something missing in the address? Cheers, tin lizzie
  13. @ Hazy Thanks for the tip! Re passing the exams - that was quick (considering the date of your post)! Congratulations! What did you end up using for study material?
  14. For the ATPL-H in Canada I am using Phil's "Professional Helicopter Pilot Studies" and "Canadian Helicopter Pilot Practice Exams" and both are quite good. My major beef with the practice exam book is that it contains some errors, and no revisions have been made to the content since it was published in 2008. Are you reading this Phil??? Culhane also has a Canadian ATPL-H study book/sample exam guide, which IS updated (2014), however I don't like the way he conducts business and I refuse to buy his materials. NOBODY has an app or updated online sample exams for Canada. Really, the sample exams are the most important tool and this is seriously lacking. For the ATPL-H (license or add-on rating) in the US, both Gleim and ASA have good materials. When I did my fixed-wing ATP 10 or so years ago I used both, and neither company had apps or online exams. I am presently working on my US ATPL-H exam at the moment, and due to financial restraint and past experience chose only ASA this time. I am very happy with my choice - they have great materials and fantastic customer service. In addition to the book I bought the apps for both Android and iPad mini (the ipad was a forced purchase - another discussion), as well as you get online access to the test bank from your PC included with the book purchase. I've emailed back and forth with their tech support over a few comments and feedback and they respond right away, with interest. As a tool for Canada prep, I might recommend purchasing one or other of the US apps. While the air regs are different in many places, you can beef up your technical knowledge using the US questions. You can pick and choose your study areas and whether you want to study or test. The difference for study is you get instant feedback for each question (wrong or right) and you can click on the reference for more information. It has a pause/resume feature that is not that obvious, but covered in the FAQ. I was using this app a lot when flying and waiting for customers. Great for passing the time and tackling the study ogre. As for IFR in Canada, I was very happy with Lyle Watts at Heli-College in Langley. Much as I was initially leery of the R-22 I contacted Lyle on the recommendation of a Canadian Helicopters instructor (!) and followed his very good advice. If anyone can recommend a good IFR flight school in the US, prefer cheapest aircraft option (ie R-22) I would be most grateful for the information, particularly if you have first-hand feedback. in the NW of the US would be best, but would consider all options. I've heard that finding an R-22 with stock IFR package is not that easy as not very many were made. I would be most comfortable in any of the 206 models but at the moment can't afford it... Cheers, tin lizzie
  15. @whippersnapr Thank you for the excellent explanation! That is precisely the information I was trying to satisfy before committing to purchase a Go Pro. As well, I've often wondered why in-flight photos of rotors and props looked warped and "rubbery" - your explanation satisfies that question as well. Do I take it from your explanation there is no way to tame that rolling shutter on the Go Pro? I had plans to invest in a good photo/video DSLR in the future but was hoping first for something small and powerful like the Go Pro or other alternate (suggestions?) that a person could fit easily in a pocket and/or strap to a helmet - and ideally interface with a smart phone and/or remote for more capability "on the fly" so to speak. Or maybe technology is not yet ready for my demands? LOL
  16. Hi Hazy, The point IS to have blurred rotors (ie rotor disc) - the same as you see in real life - NOT individual blades, like you see on many recordings. You shouldn't be able to count the blades in a good video recording or see them moving backwards to the normal rotation! Can anyone confirm if the Go Pro is capable of sufficient speed/quality to achieve what I'm after? Thanks!
  17. While we're on the subject (I was thinking of purchasing one), does anyone know if the Go Pro has sufficient speed/capability to capture a rotor system in motion as a proper blur, instead of a jerky bunch of individual blades? What parameter(s) am I shopping for to ensure a video camera has this capability? My Samsung Note II takes fantastic HD video, and has a setting to increase film speed, but any video I take of airplanes or helicopters in flight look stupid because of the way it records blade movement. A colleague was commenting that the phone didn't have sufficient frame rate per second capability, and people were finding this with the Go Pro too. For me this would be a deal breaker with respect to purchasing a Go Pro. A brief Google search uncovered something about wagon wheel effect on Wikipedia, but that article discussed other contributing factors (aside from FPS) and wasn't entirely helpful in answering my questions. I'd like to get a Go Pro myself (not necessarily for external mounting!) but not if it doesn't take good visuals of aircraft in motion. Any comments, advice or insight appreciated! Thanks!
  18. Yes but... what Freewheel is saying (and I agree) - the 600 series CARS apply to all aviation - private and otherwise, rev/non-rev. This whole debacle is not about the fair and impartial application of Canadian Laws as they pertain to aviation. It seems more a popularity contest where the person with the most friends (Transport) wins. WTF???!!! Over. Cheers, tin lizzie
  19. Does anyone know where I can purchase a pad kit? I've lost the spare bits I had and now that I've broken in my helmet I'm finding I need to soften/shim a few places for comfort. Is there any dealer in Vancouver, BC? If not anyplace with good prices and quick mailing (have US address as well) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  20. And good on you for learning Chinese! Or are you of Chinese heritage? If no, how long were you in country before you had passable language skills?
  21. :( Not a good year. Sounds like the pilot is ok but the lineman is in serious condition. http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/investigatio ... -1.1356040 Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton Published Friday, July 5, 2013 6:43PM MDT Last Updated Friday, July 5, 2013 6:47PM MDT Police north of Edmonton were on the scene late Friday afternoon, after a helicopter crashed in a rural area, leaving two suffering from serious injuries. Fort Saskatchewan RCMP said emergency crews and officers were called to the scene of the crash in the area of Township Road 544, west of Range Road 225 at about 4 p.m. According to police, a helicopter had been working on installing power lines when it came into contact with a tower – and the pilot lost control of his craft. The helicopter then crashed into a field. RCMP said two men were on board at the time, and both were rushed to the University of Alberta Hospital – one was taken by ground ambulance, the other airlifted by STARS – both were in serious condition. Police have not released the identities of the two men on board, along with the name of the helicopter company. AltaLink issued a statement, saying the helicopter was working on the Heartland Transmission Line at the time of the crash. “Our first concern is the health of the worker and the pilot injured in this incident,” Johanne Picard-Thompson, Senior VP of Projects for AltaLink said in a statement. “We will begin an investigation immediately to learn what may have caused the helicopter to fail.” Transportation Safety investigators were on their way to the scene Friday evening, as were officials from Occupational Health and Safety. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Hel ... story.html EDMONTON - Two men working on the Heartland Transmission Project were taken to hospital Friday evening when their helicopter crashed near Fort Saskatchewan. Both men were conscious, with the pilot taken by ground ambulance and the seriously injured lineman — who fell out of the helicopter from an unknown height — flown by air ambulance to University Hospital, said Tim le Riche, spokesman for the transmission project. “Obviously, our primary concern right now is the health and well-being of our staff,” le Riche said from the crash site near Township Road 554 and Rural Route 225, approximately six kilometres south of Gibbons. The crumpled silver helicopter, a Hughes 500, was on its side in a grassy field, its blades broken. Its tail was broken off and about 100 metres from the rest of the helicopter. The 64-metre high transmission tower was cordoned off with yellow police tape. The pilot, lineman and one other employee were working on transmission tower for the 500-kilovolt, double-circuit transmission line. STARS responded around 4:30 p.m. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada had two inspectors on scene along with the RCMP. “Certainly, we’ll be doing a thorough review ourselves,” le Riche said. The 65-kilometre transmission line is being built with partners Epcor and AltaLink. It connects a substation in south Edmonton to the Heartland region near Fort Saskatchewan.
  22. Ah well, worth a shot. Well, if you want to score some brownie points and make life easier (less paperwork) for your company: http://seegeesolutions.com Terry's awesome - if he doesn't have your calculator he will create one from the information you supply from the aircraft flight/mtc. manuals. Cargo basket/skid lateral arm can be calculated using a tape measure if you can't find it in the various manuals/STC. When the aircraft is re-weighed or adjustment made to W & B, you just calculate a new index for the specific aircraft. No computer/ electricity required - you can carry it in the aircraft (just don't leave it in the sun... lol). As an aside, I just had a look at Phil's file for the 206B3 - the file is not password protected - and even if it was you can get rid of it easily enough... You can insert your own line for hover exit - just need the lateral arm for the appropriate skid. You can make your own file for the 206L3 - just modify the appropriate cells with information from the current L3 manuals. And then you should shade the cells used for user data entry, and lock the rest to prevent people like me from tampering with it... Oh yes, one final and very important note. When using someone else's material, double-check ALL the numbers, and formulas - test EVERYTHING several times. When using your own material, double-check ALL the numbers, and formulas - test EVERYTHING several times.
  23. I can do this for you... in exchange for flying position... current PPC BH06...
  24. Hi Ray, Thank you for that... I had the 705 reference - I was trying to chase down a CARS reference because the book I'm using (Canadian Helicopter Pilot - Practice Exams - CPL-H/ATPL-H) claims that 18 pax seating requires a flight attendant. If that 705 is the only valid reference I'll add the question to the list of snags for Phil Croucher. As outdated as this book is, it seems to be the only Canadian one specific to helicopters and it would be nice if he would update it! Thanks! TL
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