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    Hard to find guys

    I’m really interested to see what happens when the operators have a difficult time finding the pilots that undervalue themselves. I’m done letting the company decide what they think I’m worth unless they start paying my mortgage and groceries. They say their margins are tighter but don’t really care that ours are more so. One operator had the balls to tell me my wife should work more!
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    Hard to find guys

    Fair pay 212 wrench. And non of this averaging BS. If you don’t want to pay then don’t crew the aircraft. Look around, the only thing that hasn’t increased in cost considerably is helicopter tariffs and crew wages.
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    Comments on BC Helicopters as flight school

    Success-over, there is little reason to discount this school over another. They’re all the same - you give them money and you walk out with a license. Go with your gut and pick the instructor that you like and off you go. It doesn’t change much who you train with 20 years down the line. My previous comment is one I heard when I started out and I didn’t listen either. If you want to do it then go for it. I will say however that if I could do it again, I wouldn’t. There’s so much time away from home and the nicest employer is out to make money - not friends. We’re underpaid, under appreciated and undervalued. That’s the reality but the work can be fun and lots of people think your job is cool for a 5 min conversation. If that sounds like your cup of tea the pull the trigger and we can swap stories some time in a swamp while swatting bugs on a fire while we watch the fixed wings try and pound a fire for us. Best of luck and keep in touch. Let us know what you decide.
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    Comments on BC Helicopters as flight school

    I agree with the fixed wing route. Sounds cool till you grow up and want a real life...
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    Hard to find guys

    You must miss some part of this industry if you’re still on this forum...
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    Hard to find guys

    If only life was that simple for everyone...
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    Hard to find guys

    Good luck with that. Operators seem to want to park their machine rather than pay better.
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    406 instead of a 505

    I suspect it’s to keep some distance between the “406” and the 407. They are in the business of selling machines after all. Also, they probably all a ton of 206 parts they need to get rid of!😂 ie. rotor head...
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    New Helmet Mod

    My electrical skills are(imha) above average, but I would prefer to have more to go on that that to do the job in a way that would be sustainable over a long term. If you have resources that demonstrate the process with a few more steps and with all the necessary components, I’d certainly give it a fair try.
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    New Helmet Mod

    Hey guys, I’m going to keep this thread going with another question here... A few years ago I was on a fire with a guy that showed me a modification he had made to his cep kit where he had a more rugged SMB connector and wire built. I’m interested in the same modification so that it can stand up to the rigours of deep cold. Can anyone point me in the right direction in the Calgary area?
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    New Helmet Mod

    Thanks Helian and Mike for the insight. I finished the install the other day and it went very well.
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    Hydro Contract

    This was meant for the Lance Cooper thread. This is what happens when you post while juggling kids...😂
  13. Hey guys, I’m awaiting delivery of a CEP kit and the install looks to be quite simple, so the plan is to install it myself. I was hoping to reach out to you all and see if you have any advice regarding drilling into a fibreglass shell. I’ve never done that before and I’d really like to make it look good. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Happy new year!