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  1. I had this issue once. If you decide you want a hand, you can PM me.
  2. I failed to quote the person I intended so it was misinterpreted. Obviously, you don’t generally work on helicopters while they’re still flying. Although, I’ve need pilots take off with an engineer on the skids on two separate occasions. Might need a bit more pay for that kind of dedication.
  3. That’s how it should be anyway…not always the case.
  4. It blows my mind that this is what it’s come to. A fellow pilot had one of the worse days of his career and here we are bickering. Shakey, I feel bad for you that you seem to need to hide behind your handle and act like this. I hope whatever is happening to make you like this gets resolved. Yes, I’m sure you’ll act all tough and disrespectful in a quote upcoming but, you know you wouldn’t in real life. I hope you get what you need to act more professionally. Hope the pilot pulls through this and get back in the seat.
  5. Honestly bigD, i regret my post. It gave the illusion I care about any of this. I just care that people have access to healthcare. I don’t care if people die that didn’t bother thinking of anyone other than themselves. This will be my final post on this matter so, if you want to reply to this, know that I won’t read it. I’m out and want to reiterate, GrayHorizons, I hope your mother pulls through. Over.
  6. If you guys are so hung up on big pharmaceutical being the bad guys, I don’t get why you’re supporting OPEC by burning jet fuel. Maybe you should get off the devices you use to view this site and do your “research”, they apparently are pretty crooked. Apparently Bill Gates is using the vaccine to mind control us so you should never use a windows device again. if this is the kind of dialog we can expect, I think we’d all be better off if you conspiracy dudes to built a commune in the bush. I’ll supply the tin foil hats.
  7. Hi GrayHorizons, I’m sorry to hear about your mother. I hope she sees the other side of cancer as a survivor. I agree with everything in your post but I would add one thing. Should your mother require a hospital stay(god forbid) I would hope that everyone would do their civic duty to get vaccinated. That way, your mother, along with all the other people unfortunate enough to have to use our health case system, have a bed and staff to help her. We are a community, we should be thinking of our neighbours. This pandemic has shown me how selfish and broken we all are. I
  8. If anyone happens to have information on the one in the Doris area, could you PM me? I worked with some guys up there and would like to offer condolences. I don’t want to be tactless if it’s not one of the people I worked with. thanks.
  9. https://u.osu.edu/vanzandt/2018/04/18/the-apollo-moon-landing-was-a-hoax/
  10. If you ever get to see a low level fly by from one of those you’d be impressed. I worked for Transwest back in the day when they were in Chilliwack and when the did a fly by, it was pretty crazy. The GMC dealership next door spent some time turning off car alarms. They hated us!
  11. 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
  12. For a lucky?! You’re a cheap date, I like that. 😉
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Except that the degree will mean you can fly a helicopter for the Canadian military!
  17. Gotta love how low our bar is😂. That said, it would have been nice to have that!
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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...
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