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  1. There's an app to study with for the iPad/iphone. I've found very helpful and reasonable. After reading most of the above mentioned books I have found it's helped me fill the gaps. Reasonable price too. Search INRAT on istore it's by ground school it somethin to that effect.
  2. On the topic of EI training. I was lucky enough to get a mountain course paid for by government while on EI. I had to convince them that it was the one obstacle that was keeping me from getting work. I had around 1500 hours at the time and it was right after the lull of 2008. The government at the time was throwing money at training and calling it stimulus spending. My "career strategist" was reluctant to even send in my application but I pressed on and eventually got it approved. A month later I had a mountain course and a job. Nowadays the employment programs in BC are vastly different, yo
  3. For $250 Garmin will fix or replace your 296. Look on their website under Support/Repair/Out of Warranty.
  4. Any addition to pilot's flight bag that could potentially make things safer should be embraced. Judging by reading this forum HeliLog has obviously embraced a digital version of whining bitching without any problem so what is the issue. Thanks Saifan Pilot, I'll buy your app.
  5. I live in Squamish and saw the Cormorant flying overhead over the weekend, probably the same one.
  6. Used this helicopter specific W&B app a lot this summer for quick reference. iBal .... great program
  7. My wife is a Career Strategist and passed this little gem to me. I think her intent was to ease my mind about a looming winter layoff. For the record it was the labour market insight for the month of September. I think something like this is what convinced me to become a pilot 10 years ago. S11111 Labour Market Insight: Commercial Pilots Editorial by Christian Saint Cyr As occupations go, there are few that have the security and strong outlook which ’commercial pilot’ possesses. People need to travel and they’re travelling in ever-increasing numbers. Meanwhile there are f
  8. I was asking about the longline seat mostly out of curiosity. I have tried out of both the right and the left hand drives with relative success considering the operator. I liked the left hand drive but I was just about horizontal to get my head over the edge.
  9. I can't remember where I saw it, but there was reference to a "longline seat / support" for the A-star. I've seen a couple of home jobbies for left hand drives but haven't seen anything of the sort for the standard config. I can't remember the name used either but Robert's comes to mind. Anyone have any experience with such a device ?
  10. I swear by my Petzl Zipka plus 2 ( horrible name ), super bright, head strap winds into lamp. Handy when climbing up to DI head and it also has a red lamp for night flights. Got mine at MEC
  11. In the heat of the summer I'm asked to work 12 to 14 hours a day, with as little as 3 days off a month. I'm not paid overtime and I'm responsible for 1 - 5 peoples lives every day. Now that the seasons have changed it seems sometimes that the long summer days have been forgotten. The guy who D.I.ed my machine or washed my windows so I could get some sleep in the summer is the guy who I give a hand doing whatever needs doing. Maybe you should ask yourself when the last time you washed a window for a pilot was...I know ....I know.....it's not your job.
  12. Closest I know off the bat is someone from Denmark.
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