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  1. http://heliconnections.com/receivership-sale/
  2. Once high definition live satellite imaging becomes available it will eat into even more aerial observation work. Even the drones will lose work..
  3. The price of oil dipped to $28.10 / barrel this morning and gold hit $1450.90 / oz. Anyone got any predictions now??
  4. We would appreciate a picture of HV with hair...
  5. If you’re curious about a legal interpretation, here’s some light reading https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/laws-regulations/labour/interpretations-policies/hours-work.html
  6. So a FADEC counts every start regardless of whether the machine lifts off or not but I'm curios if P&W or Honeywell has the same view on starts as RR which is clear that every start is a start. Very kind of the French engine guys not to count start cycles for maintenance.
  7. Out of curiosity, I would like to see documentation from any manufacturer that states ground/maintenance runs don't count as start cycles on a turbine...
  8. Have you ever been in a taxi cab stuck in traffic or at a stop light and watched the meter tick when you haven't moved?? Maybe TC should make sure that the cabbies stop billing for that time too...
  9. I think there is only 7 of them and they are mostly for parts
  10. https://ca.yahoo.com/news/yukoner-restores-helicopter-crashed-1952-140000303.html Good on Mr Cameron for taking on this project
  11. Actually not quite accurate. BC Hydro uses singles for many tasks. Anything where hovering (patrol work, touch and go etc) with passengers, a twin is used. Longlining and moving passengers site to site are often done with single engine machines.
  12. ORNGE is not an HAC member according to the website so the HAC would probably not feel obligated to help their side... What do you propose should be done?
  13. So if you lose one boost pump, unusable fuel is ten gallons. Having an engine quit at 20 gallons without having a boost pump light on (or flickering at least) would be very unusual in my opinion. 10 or 12 gallons indicated while in turbulence or out of trim could be nerve racking but flying at 20 gallons in a 206B should not be a worry. The optional fuel low light comes on at 20 gallons so Bell must feel some comfort that the aircraft will continue to run for a little while after that light illuminates.
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