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  1. I don't know but this was a similar issue back in the 70's. Back then Canadian operators were hiring X Vietnam vets to fly in northern Quebec on the Hydro Quebec James Bay project. This was due to a shortage of helicopter pilots. The federal government however provided funding to train pilots. Why doesn't the government do the same today and provide operators that same funding to help Canadian low time pilots get a foothold in the industry rather than TFW taking that experience outside Canada?
  2. Harvey Evans is the guy who got the compnay going from scratch for Ericson. He passed away a few years ago in Chetwynd.
  3. Why doesn't EuroCopter go to Chrysler and have their engineers come up with the push button electric sliding door opener just like the mini vans have. They're child proof too just in case one of those absent minded drillers or juggies, might have their foot still stuck out the side.
  4. You better watch what you write. We might have to report you to the SPCA for utter threats. :shock:
  5. They say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, do you behold?
  6. Boy I'm glad that no one has spotted any of those Black helicopters that lurk in the dark of night.
  7. I think that the HF is just as reliable as a Global Star sat phone, which is just as good as a paper weight right now.
  8. Correct. That was my observation too. Thats called a heel landing unless your feet are on backwards. They're a bit harder to do than toe ins. But this Chinook pilot is a 10 for sure.
  9. How about Pickle lake, Ontario, Marathon, Wawa, and any other hamlet, town village, iggloo, or place north of 60 except Yellowknife.
  10. I think that Brian isn't posting anymore because he's in Cowtown right now pleading his case to all the members that are in attendance.
  11. What about un-used mins. The air crew should be paid double as the operator gets pretty good coin for the machine just to sit on the ground. He gets more per hour just sitting than flying. If the crew can find a way to cut down on the flying and accumulate the mins for the company they should get more than just the regular hourly rate. Why do you think that BCFS and Alta. only wnat to pay 80% of un-used mins. They know that the operator makes more too, so they want a deal. That 80% ideal is something that migrated to Canada from Alaska. As for non rev I don't have a problem with it as your already getting a base wage just for sitting around the hanger and drinking coffee. Not many jobs out there pay that way. As for getting flight pay for your training? I think not as the operator is dishing out a lot of cash to give you the training. Be grateful that you do get training. I'm sure that there are some companies out there if they could wouldn't do any at all. However as we all know that there is an operator out there who makes you pay for your traing and PPC. I think that some have it good but may see one guy say that he gets paid for the non rev flights and figure that he should get the same. But maybe that same pilot might not get his lodging or airline ticket paid for or might to do 6 week tours. Who knows. the grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence. It usually just depends where the sun is sitting in the sky. Its usually the same color.
  12. That must be why Bell is shutting down their 206 production line.
  13. It would be nice to see some pics of some Canuks who might be attending the HAI. Or maybe you have already posted some and may not be easily reconizable like me which have grown old and have changed in apperance. Keep up the good work Mike.
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