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  1. hybrid

    New Fatigue Regulations

    Let’s face it, flying a 14 hour duty day and wrenching for 3 hours after that is ridiculous. I’ve worked with a lot of great AME’s on mediums on fires and other op’s, most of them just work their own program. Some like to work after the machine is shut down at night, others like getting up early in the morning. From what I have seen, it’s the operator that determines the workload. The progressive operators try and anticipate components coming due versus the work coming up in the busy season. Having said that, AME’s deserve protection from fatigue just as much as pilots. I’m not sure how you get there, the business is so fluid.
  2. hybrid

    New Fatigue Regulations

    3 mechanical, you are one lucky hombre! I can think of 3 in one company, actually there were 4, I only knew 3.
  3. Exactly my thoughts, best rate of climb, and minimum rate of descent. Bell probably uses 70 KIAS as both, the charts should tell you that.
  4. hybrid

    What has happened?

    I agree that everyone should have right to their opinion regardless of experience, but I think we can do without some the smart *** comments. It seems some just come on here to troll, personally I think it’s destroying the site...
  5. hybrid

    What has happened?

    Unfortunately Icewind there have been Internet Tough Guys like Simpleton since the inception of this site, does anyone remember Sudden Stop. I think some companies threatened to sue him and his company threatened to fire him over his posts on Vertical. Pity, a lot of people just move on and couldn’t be bothered to post. I find it embarrassing actually that people outside the industry could come on here and see adolescent behaviour of some aircrew can be. I can only imagine what they think. 🤔
  6. Yes, but then you would have to longline out of a large toilet bowl🤔
  7. Wasn’t a stupid question Lindsay. It could be C of G, could be structural, could be aerodynamic or whatever. Ignore the egos here, no question is a stupid question. Alll aircraft have limitations for different reasons, that includes supplements.
  8. hybrid

    The job field

    The highest paid Air Canada captains probably make around $300K, top logging in the day 200K and a 61 in the sandbox made around 230K. You consistently make 500-600K, been in aviation for close to 40 years and have never heard of any helicopter pilot making figures anywhere near that.
  9. hybrid

    Gallet parts dealer

    Yup, same boat as you, only I have the 150. Would appreciate a source as well.
  10. Have you looked at todays Employment section?
  11. hybrid

    Equipment for training

    If ever you need a helmet, flight training is likely the best time to have it. I have and like the Gallet 150, but Gentex have a good reputation too. Don't cheap out, try to imagine it on your head all day long in 30 degrees (+) long lining all day long, because thats what you likely eventually be doing.
  12. Well hopefully it's a new day for this forum, it could be a great place to exchange information in a professional manner. If aircrew could leave their egos at the door and take the high road, maybe it could get on track? I think you both have short memories though, there were plenty of members slinging crap even 10 years ago. I will restrain from mentioning handles, but Vertical Forum Administrators had to remind posters that there were legal ramifications for slander. Here's to hoping we can start on a clean slate and exchange information that benefits all facets of the helicopter industry......