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  1. I too use the Lifeproof case and cradle for my Ipad mini with Foreflight. From my research, I couldn't find another company that made a comparable quality product in regards to protecting the ipad and mounting it for flight. The cradle fits the Nuud (or Fre) case like a glove. You can purchase a mount from RAM that attaches to the back of the Lifeproof cradle so that it can be used with any Ram mount system. Bomber! I highly reccomend Lifeproof and Ram! Cheers, Ben
  2. I'm a techno-peasant! Hope this works!!! https://www.dropbox.com/s/e82ee6vxcbx1epf/AW119MKII_RFM_.pdf?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/pilh2zsgjwnmlnw/A119%20RFM_IDS.Cmb.pdf?dl=0 This fuel calculator was created by my friend Mark A. Even if you don't weigh 160 lbs like his skinny a$$ does, its still a helpful guideline. https://www.dropbox.com/s/wj5koyqy7lxjg27/Koala%20Fuel%20Calculator.xlsx?dl=0 Have fun! Ben
  3. Ok, I'll look into it and see what I can do. Might not be till later tonight. Cheers, Ben
  4. Yes, but I think its too big to be emailed. If you know of another way, let me know and I'll fire it your way. Ben
  5. I can confirm there has been a change in ownership. I can confirm it took place back in October. I won't say who the new owners are though. Cheers, Go Coastal
  6. One thing I might add would be to treat your "last lift" time as an unbreakable rule. Consider it as a " if everything s**t the bed right now (i.e. size 3 avalanche with multiple burials), I am confident that I would have enough time to properly carry out a rescue. By this I mean you will need to act as the central cog in an incredible complex and dynamic situation. Emotions will be on high, responders can experience shock, digging avalanche debris is like digging concrete, your aircraft may need to play multiple roles as "responder", taxi cab for additional rescuers, and medivac transport fo
  7. I purchased a Gallet LH050 a couple of years back. It's the "Janer" model but that makes it lighter and also less bulky for long-lining out of a bubble window. You still have an internal visor which is available in all the same tints as the external visor. I've been very happy with mine. PM me if you want cost, supplier etc. Cheers, Ben
  8. Hey Flash, If you're looking for a serious answer, I would suggest you consider a Bachelor of Commerce. It can't say it will ever be "the reason" you get a particular job, but I can say from experience that the many skills you acquire while obtaining the degree will be helpful throughout your career. Some of the skills you can look forward to learning while you work towards your degree are; A comfort and ease with public speaking. An ability to organize your thoughts into a meaningful and understandable presentation. A familiarity with the various corporate structures such
  9. Very sad news! My thoughts are with the families at this terribly difficult time. Ben Whyte
  10. I love the 407 but I definitely wouldn’t describe it as a performer in hot and moderate altitudes let alone hot and high altitudes. I was flying the 407 on fires out of Castlegar a couple of summers ago and bucketing for a crew at 5500 feet and 32 degrees C. . The scenario I was in had me approaching the water drop with an M.G.T. just below the 5 minute take-off rating of 779 degrees and a tq of 76%. i.e I had 24% tq. remaining before reaching the take-off limit but couldn't use it due to the temp limits. This machine had a so-so engine at the time (only +12) so that was definit
  11. Sort of; What I was meaning was that if you fly a total of 4.0 hours over the day with 4 groups, as long as each group gets at least 20,000 or more vertical feet of skiing in that day for "their" hour of flight time then you are in the good. Obviously over 20,000 ft. per group is better and probably means the guide has his/her shite together that day. But yes, you are right, I didn't mean to imply that you could achieve 20,000 ft. for each group for each 1.0 hrs of flight time (or in other words 80,000 ft. of skiing in 1.0 flight hours). So I think we are talking about the same thi
  12. Spendthrift, Boozhound, Bar-clown. You've got me all figured out... Ben
  13. Another type of production flying that has nothing to do with a longline is heliskiing with several groups. If you are moving four groups with one machine, your goal is production. The standard level of competance is usually gauged by how many vertical feet each group skis in one hour of flight time. Over 20,000 vertical feet of skiing per group in one hour = good, under 20,000 per group = bad. The trouble with this standard of measurment is that just like in seismic bags or drills, there are a raft of variables that are completely beyond the control of the pilot. The guide has to
  14. Hey Dustin, You should have something in your email. Cheers, Ben
  15. 1500 commercial helicopters in Canada seems high. I don't actually have any data to back that up but it seems higher than I would have guessed. I would have thought the numbers would be somewhere closer to 750 commercial machines. Maybe (probably) I am out to lunch. Ben
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