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  1. We created an FDT spreadsheet in excel then imported into Google Sheets then saved on Google Drive Each pilot has their own FDT folder and fills their FDT register out daily. Another benefit is, Drive has a smart phone app. so when wifi is absent it will work with celuar. We pay our pilots a daily rate for the use of thier phones while on duty. I'm continually looking for ways to reduce data entry and hope to beta a CPR / FDT excel workbook.(Built in excel exported into G. Sheets). The FDT register worksheet would capture FDT inputs that have been entered into the CPR worksheet. Pilots will then only need to access one form for their daily data entry. Oh yeh yet another plus, Google Sheets and Drive are free.
  2. Good choice! I hear the the head of the proctology department is only allowed to use the rear entrance.
  3. http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2014/2014-02-12/html/sor-dors15-eng.php#footnoteRef.46713 Vol # 148 arcived Feb.12th + 60 days = April 13th. I think?
  4. If by preliminary training you mean "the training a working pilot gets before getting thrown into something unknown" I'd say, "absolutely, train away". Hey in fact many of our industries "Best Practices" are jointly developed with, and adopted by, our varied customers as guidelines for such training. Hmmm they are a trusting lot aren't they. "Fable or Fact" might be a good opening question for any auditor of training records.
  5. Can TC point to one other ICAO country that interprets their cabin safety regulations similarly? So much for harmony...
  6. Wiggins you've hit the "nail on the head" TC might just as well see that the CAR's are amended to include; "All helicopters are not approved for flight when the engine(s) are running"
  7. Be a man! do the right thing! Unfortunately from my time around this industry "do the right thing" is generally accepted as "everyman for himself" Ken
  8. I cannot respond to this survey as the form used in question #7 does not allow for the accurate collection of statistical information. As I am opposed to the changes as proposed, there is NO WAY I'd be comfortable contributing to any body of information that may be used contrary to my position. K. Worsnop
  9. Vector in Langley, Maxcraft in Pitt meadows, or try Kitchener Aero, in Ont. Approx. $1800.00 for a brand new, not refurbished Gentex 84P shipped to my front door, with excellent customer service. If you are looking for a more durable alternative to CEP's (worn out SMB plug's and seperated cables being my biggest complaint over the 10yrs. I've used CEP's) try the Access system from Westone Lab's Military division.
  10. Saifan will your app allow for the comparison of past and present data, for engine trending purposes? Ken
  11. That's awesome!! Another Warren Miller film without the snow and the pro's.
  12. What's that you say? I couldn't agree more re: saving one's hearing. I have been using CEP's for awhile now, a new pair every year, as the wires into the earpiece tend to break about once a year. As it is, I have to answer the phone on the left side as the right ain't so good no more... Interesting article written for or by the U.S. Navy regarding ANR. The "article" available on the web (somewhere out there) postulated that the sound pressure wave generated in the earcup of an ANR equipped headset was as detrimental to your hearing as sustained exposure to elevated db's. The article did explain the science, I do not however remember the details. Cheers, Ken
  13. It's all about the conversion of Jet Fuel to Noise! Absolutely but I've always preferred - Jet Fuel to Invoices!- Had a couple of offers for drill jobs,& one seismic all in the north. Other opportunities that included a 3 & 2 rotation and didn't involve a tent kept me away.
  14. Now, if I accept the arguement of what is good for the Airline indusrty, as being good for us (helicopter industry)... I'd be very careful about advancing any rectal probe proposal. As it then becomes not a matter of if we are going to take it up the a**, but when.
  15. It is the A/S fleet but before Jean-Marc. Did the parks work for 7 yrs. on to other things now.
  16. There is a Parks pad in the N.E. end of the park across from Waterton Lk. Grass pad adjacent to the road into town. Calling the park @ 403 859 2224 for prior permission might be something you'd want to consider. I can't remember names as it has been awhile. Waterton was a great place to work, take a camera. Ken
  17. figured out how to post the pic...
  18. http://www.gizmag.com/worlds-first-flying-hotel-the-hotelicopter/11348/picture/73474/ Uh-huh, everything except the hook.
  19. Gawd how I hate wading into such shark infested waters. I too worked with Bruce and Laura way back before they were called Campbell Helicopters. There were plenty of opportunities and I learned something from them both. Perhaps the dark continent got just a wee bit darker?? Ken
  20. While we're on the topic of Iphone app's, does anyone know if an xls. flight duty time program for a portable device is available? Sorry for the thread drift. Cheers, Ken
  21. Before you go, read Allan's blog. The enemy isn't always who you'd expect. http://lifeasahuman.com/author/allancram/page/2/...
  22. You only find out by doing. If you haven't invested in at least a ride, go for it and see what you think. All flight schools should take you up and let you give it a go before you decide, if they don't go someplace that will. I've been at it awhile, and near the end of every season I keep swearing thats enough... I get an offer every spring and I keep going back. Tough business to get into and tough business to get out of, So I've decided to give up trying to quit and keep right on flyin' I too have other business interests that will continue to - provide - once I actually can no longer fly, something you might want to consider. I've found the pay was always adequate for my needs, as my needs got larger so did my paycheque's...or maybe it was the other way around, in any event there was always enough in the pay packet to support the family. If the foods not bad and the bugs aren't worse then who cares about the rest if your doing something you've got a passion for. Try it! if you like it -GO FOR IT-
  23. It is my belief that professionalism is the responsibility of the individual. A very sad comment about moral decay. It is a challenging task to teach professionalism to the individual when our moral compasses increasingly only point towards "ME". Professionalism in all facets of our culture, aviation or otherwise, is truly tasked by the moral decay described in Tony Kerns article.
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