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  1. Good day all, I hope this finds you all well and having a good start to the season. I’m wondering if any of you have any experience with both the Bose and Lightspeed Zulu. I’m considering getting a new helmet with one or the other and I’m hoping someone might be able to shed some real life experience on the subject. I have CEP in my alpha at the moment and I’d like active ANR for a change. Thanks in advance, Rob
  2. For a lucky?! You’re a cheap date, I like that. 😉
  3. No, that’s a product of the frame rate on the camera. It’s literally impossible to get the blades on backwards not to mention get them to turn in the wrong direction.
  4. It helps to have the right colours in the right place too. A few years ago we came in after a weekend away and a fresh engineer and lowtimer had spent the whole weekend with no success. Turn out the blue blade was in the wrong position.
  5. They don’t do snail mail anymore. It’s all via email. I have everything done but have to do a face to face so I’m in a holding pattern till Covid gets sorted. Validation takes a bout two weeks right now.
  6. Except that the degree will mean you can fly a helicopter for the Canadian military!
  7. Gotta love how low our bar is😂. That said, it would have been nice to have that!
  8. It’s simple - bills. We’re trapped. imagine if you will, making an $80,000 salary. This is hypothetical mind you. People will argue that it’s too high or too low but here’s the point: could you start over? Not me. I have a mortgage, kids and tons of other things that rely on this wage. Sure you could say that I could cut back and start over. Have a drive down to the grocery store and see if you could cut back. The long and the short of it is that we ruined this industry just as surly as operators did. I know a pair of operators in Fort Mac that started just fine. Treated th
  9. I think the intention of IMC training should be to scare the crap out of you and discourage flying close to it. I know when I did the Top Flight simulator in Edmonton I saw how hard it was and guess what? I started flying even more conservatively. There’s a reason autopilot is in IFR aircraft...we as humans suck at doing it for long stretches and need assistance to decrease the workload.
  10. If you get QuickBooks and do quarterly remittance to said tax man (payroll,GST/HST and 5% of billables to corporate taxes) you’ll pay next to nothing at the end of the year. Payroll will likely be monthly at first. Have a good bookkeeper set up QBO and show you how to use it and you’re fine. I got my last years taxes submitted and it cost me just under 800. I did all the work, and it saved me tons.
  11. The problem with that program is that they have little or no bush experience. They need to be trained like a 100 hour pilot to land in the bush but have far too much confidence. I’m not saying that’s all of them, but there are many that can be a hazard due to attitude. I suppose you could say that about anyone though...
  12. Gateway Helicopters. The owner Dave is by far the nicest guy to ever grace this industry. Saving lives for Ornge now...
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