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  1. With Covid, there are literally thousands of fixed wing pilots laid off right now. I know several helicopter companies laying off aircrew, some all of them, all in the middle of what should be the busiest time of the year. You need to do some serious research, trust me, this forum is not the place.
  2. I never agree with Shakey, but in this case I'll make an exception. The industry is in a downhill trajectory, off-shore oil, seismic, mineral exploration and forestry jobs are drying up. You will probably be too old to ever get into medivac, RCMP, and government once you go through the grind of getting the experience that is required. The only route I see available for you is a base job flying lights and intermediates, that generally requires moving more remote locations. That might be your thing, but you will be on call most of the time, will get relieved occasionally by a pool pilot. But what do I know.
  3. This thread is over 3 years old, so you are now 50. Are you actually really even considering doing this?
  4. I remember when long lining was touted as too dangerous, look how that turned out. If there is a demand it will happen, and technology will improve.
  5. I don't think it's frowned upon, usually it's due to pilot duty times. I don't think forestry personnel want to hang around 24 hours a day either.
  6. Got to hand it Talon, I would have thought there would be more experienced wildfire companies out there.
  7. Well you were a suspect😂
  8. I doubt it, they might have it for SAR though.
  9. Who got this contract? https://globalnews.ca/news/7141471/b-c-wildfire-night-vision-goggles-penticton/
  10. Hmmm, me too. I guess Vertical and its moderators are progressives, who knew.
  11. There is a video in the comments section of Tofino Bulletin Board on FB, I tried copying and pasting, but it wouldn't work. No doubt this video will be used as evidence.
  12. It is not only within a National Park, he flew right over swimmers, surfers and people walking the beach and not more than 20 feet. There were reports of him shooting up the area on top of it all. If you do that it’s not going to end well. It was a little more than landing across the highway to get a Big Mac.
  13. They are scanning fires at night as well...
  14. Sure, but if you make personal attacks on companies or individuals, you should have the kahunas to use your real name.
  15. Bingo Saifan Pilot, a friend told me about that app today. Thanks!
  16. Thanks, I did download that app and it is is helpful. What I'm trying to figure out is, if you are given UTM format, how to quickly enter it onto an iPad on Foreflight. Foreflight only has MGRS format, so you would have to convert it on the app, it takes too long. I asked Foreflight if they can add UTM as an another option on the Units/Time Coordinates page.
  17. Does anyone have a simple formula to convert UTM to MGRS on an iPad?
  18. Pilots are essential services, this no 14 day quarantine. No?
  19. Precision Helicopters-Grande Prairie-John Carlton
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