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  1. Maybe some guys with better memories can remember a few of the other ame's that worked on or taught..Hards was another...never met him but I know his brother.
  2. Well ...I went thru Canadore in 1972-74...can only remember Rod Crowsley...Gerry English...and Charlie Callie...spell may be off!
  3. As we all know...some passengers think they are better pilots than the guy that it flying them around. I have heard to many passengers telling me they have more time in a helicopter than I have...too bad I never flew a ship on a job with duals in it or I would have said...have at er bye. I had a few engineers give it a try with duals installed...panic happened within seconds
  4. As mentioned rocking the trany mount can tell you if the a-frame mount bearings are good or bad as well as the isolation mount under the trany...have seen many of these go bad..and watch the knuckles on those mast studs...lots of skin left on many of those..Hah!
  5. Not that this is revelent to your situation...you should try to get an trany oil cap off of a 407...when they are cold they are are bear!
  6. Some good replies here...I would get rid of that zip tie asap ...those things get brittle when exposed to heat and oil...it definitely doesn't meet Bell M&M requirements I can tell you and that hose has seen better days...you are also suppose to have clamps on that hose that attach to the trany mount. Of course nobody does....it will eventually saw a hole thru your cowling...just saying...and definitely rock the trany when checking the oil level...if you are even a little bit off level you will not be getting a correct indication of the oil level. Too much is worse than a little low..I saw a 206 trany spew oil out once from being too full...passengers notified the pilot that oil was running down the rear right window. Now the one about overfilling the hydraulic res was a good one...you can't overfill that one but don't put trany oil in the hydraulic system..DOOH!
  7. Totally agree...but we get asked to do stuff like that all the time...ridiculous and risky...I could tell you some good stories about drip torching! Or back in the day when we used the ping pong balls to light a fire...have a really good one about the fire in the back seat!!!
  8. Talked with a couple of buddies that were/is in Dryden's field of dreams...last count was 18 mediums sitting hoping to get hired.
  9. That was the one...thanks for that GH...got caught up with that one...some good chuckles...lets go for a pee break at almost 12000 ft wit temps around 23F...not what I would say would be a fun spot...maybe learned to say ..not doing that today... thanks!
  10. We all must have heard of the AW119 that landed/crashed in the National Park in the USA...believe it was Canadian reg...someone on here must have the skinny on that one...they had to get a Blackhawk in to sling it out...ouch!
  11. I also have landed on many beaches close to towns...no complaints....now I did land next to the A&W in Dryden one time...we had been sitting over at DNR waiting to get hired and it was coming up on lunch...we had no car so...I got a few of our guys together and said get the he!! in the longdog ....we are going for something to eat...not a complaint!!!!
  12. Honest officer...I had a chip light come on....what a bunch of whiners!
  13. Well if this is similar to the 737 max we will be waiting for the next one...I would not want to be driving a Cyclone right now!
  14. The other part of this story that we would like to know is how many stories did DND dream up before they actually started this story about computer chips disagreeing and then saying that these chips figuired that the pitch attitude that the pilot wanted could not possible be what the pilot DID want and so they drove this ship into the drink!
  15. Watching that video of the military trying to explain what they think went wrong when a smiple question was asked...did the computer cause the crash...lots of mumble jumbo going on there...they and sikorsky have all the confidence in the soft wear...I would say there are others that don't share their views!
  16. The lawyers will be the next to be heard from and due to client confidentiality we the public will never hear another word.
  17. You all know the line...don't fly the A model of anything!
  18. Thanks GH...that is the one...didn't see it anywhere in main stream news.
  19. The fellow that was interviewed was a retired Colonel and former SeaKing pilot as well as the former Commanding Officer of 423 squadron. I don't think they can crack down on retired military folks but I could be wrong.
  20. My question is why hasn't this article hit main stream news? I only saw it on the google for a real short period...I would say someone is trying to kyboosch it!
  21. I just read an article that was in the Cape Breten Post...they were interviewing the former commanding officer of 423 squadron...very good read...pretty much tells it all...
  22. From what I have read the helicopter did a fly by on the left side of the ship and then did a left turn to line up with the rear of the boat...I take it the pilot in command was sitting on the right side of the helicopter...why would you turn away from the boat especially if this was at night...I would have turned to the right and kept the boat in sight...not sure if anyone else agrees but I have a few thousand hrs spraying and a right turn would be easier than a left turn and at night down low I would not want to loose sight of that boat.
  23. Ok...this is not what we are looking for when I started this blog....shut it done .
  24. Hey Ray...they probably were Ranger ships by then...they ...2 ships both painted red with big white maple leafs..can't remember the reg of the other one...RGY and RG? I was flying a jetbox for Midwest and was based in Red Lake almost all summer. I think Whiskey had gone to T-Bay by that time.
  25. The last time I saw RGY was at the fire base in Red Lake...she was being run by MapleLeaf...a pilot/eng was driving her...this would have been 88 vintage.
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