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Iceman

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  1. Been flying in the Caribbean off and on now (mostly on) since 2003 and Love It.
  2. My options appear to be fairly limited on this island and getting batteries specially shipped is a pain in the A$$. Settled for a couple 600 amp CC, low maintenance type. Thanks again, will post a picture of the finished product.
  3. Not much help as I was looking for advice on what type and rating of batteries would work best but thanks anyway guys.
  4. Building a GPU to facilitate Compressor Rinses and Wash for our 206L1. Any advice on what type and rating of 12 volt vehicle batteries to connect in series? Have the APU plug and cables plus 28volt charger already. Thanks
  5. I’ve been using a Northwall for 6 years now, had a couple upgrades done like the Bose ANR. I have a relatively small noggin and it fits and looks perfect. Have had a multitude of other helmets in the past. This one doesn’t make me feel like Gazoo. Good fit in a bubble window even 206 and very light. I feel naked flying without it.
  6. Try a Northwall, great helmet. I have the Bose A-20 electrics installed in mine. Google them you might thank me
  7. Hey if you use whatsapp drop a line. 869 760 5700 Steve
  8. I keep the clock on my 496 to Western Europe (zulu) to give arrival estimates and found it was an hour off today. Will see what happens next time I turn it on. Thanks Vertical X for the internal battery change link.
  9. I used to love this site. Seems its been taken over by low/no timers who think they have the answer to everything. Keep flying the internet boys lmao. Bunch of punks, you don’t deserve a job in this industry.
  10. Flyng a Long Ranger I’ve had the autorelight activate during some pretty bad turbulence. Not sure if the engine actually flamed out though.
  11. This forum has become joke. Thanks idiots.
  12. Sorry to be a pain but can someone post a TC link that works for getting this book renewal document. Thanks
  13. From someone thats been there. I got a Bell214 endorsement at 200 Hrs, flew my first campaign fire at 500 Hrs was longline proficient at 1000Hrs. I can honestly tell you that there is a HUGE difference in confidence, skill set and mechanical memory between 500 - 1000 - 2000 - even 5000 Hrs. Im surprised I was only in 1 accident back then that was pilot error. What Im trying to say is looking back at 500 Hrs I didnt know #### even though I thought I did. I dont even like to fly with guys under 1000 Hrs. Keep plugging away, take every opportunity to learn new things, throw on the line and play. Listen to others with more experience the information is invaluable.
  14. I don't speak French but have flown Astar on fires for SOPFEU in northern Quebec and had very little problem. They used to put the the machines and crew from out west in their own camps, not sure if that's still the case.
  15. Cool just limin in paradise living day by day
  16. Ya Twitch she's a different story now I think. I'll attach some pictures so you see how nice it is. The little crank at the back to tighten it like a hard hat is a nice touch too.
  17. After going through 4 different helmet types over the past 20 years... I thought I'd take a chance and purchase their LMT Helmet with just the passive NR http://www.northwall...ctCode=LMT-T-RF I got the gloss carbon fibre as pictured. Thoroughly happy with the looks, quality and fit. The comms are crystal clear and customer service was excellent. With our crappy dollar it costed about $3000 (PNR) and took 3 weeks to arrive in Calgary. If you are looking for a nice lightweight and fairly compact helmet I highly recommend them. http://www.northwallflighthelmet.com/
  18. He dosnt answer his LinkedIn messages anyway, Not sure of the agenda. Unfollowing him.
  19. Punta Cana to St Lucia is a long day. And it gets dark fast down here.
  20. Ya we are getting old Freewheel haha. I wouldn't be so quick to shun ANR though especially like the Bose A20 I use. My hearing has improved in the 2 months I've had it (dont have to crank the TV volume so high) and I am only half as tired as I used to be at the end of da day. As far as hearing the compressor that is still the dominant sound with my ANR (nailed it RE C20R). Next would be the 2 per rev and swish from the blades. I'm certain I would hear a bang from the compressor. I still jump when a pass drops something on the floor behind me. Pretty sure the N1 would drop fairly rapid as a warning, bang or not. Like mentioned earlier the best is to borrow a set and give it a try you might be surprised.
  21. ANR actually Does prevent hearing loss. It's not the best if you hang your head out all day, otherwise it's worth every penny. Occupational Health and Safety article http://ohsonline.com/Articles/2007/06/Active-Noise-Reduction.aspx?m=1
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