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Everything posted by maxtorqe

  1. Spill the beans Colin, you love a good rumour.
  2. Wonder if CT is sending out colourful resumes or BBQ invites? Is it time to start a poll on Vertical? 🤔 On a side note, I did get a PM from Harmonic_Vibe... it was his phone number... 🤦‍♂️
  3. Im going to throw out a guess to start up this conversation... The contract will be more than likely awarded to a company or companies that are fairly new to the heavy world, one(s) who have very little experience or knowledge in the operating cost associated with such machines. A company that will justify the low price of said contract by using lines such as ; "we do it for cash flow..." or "our machine(s) are all paid for" It definitely won't be to a company that has been operating heavies for any time, because they know the true cost ! it's going to be just like medium
  4. Harmonic Vibe is probably looking for a new job, and hopefully it's in a different industry ....😔
  5. I’m going to raise a glass 🥃 for Hughie
  6. It’s unfortunate when things like this happen whatever the case, however this is the nature of the industry. However, after seeing some of the many operators out there these days, I’m surprised there wasn’t MORE incedents/accidents like this. This industry seems to be separated into 3 categories of operators 1-the operators who have solid crews with steady work, pay well and have a full crew being well versed in there jobs (both pilots and engineers).Machine rates reflect this. Training is ongoing and mostly done at a high standard. 2-the operators who have a bit of year r
  7. too busy to fin.... get a job OLD! (HUGE HOURS!!)
  8. Seems common enough, Read the employment adds on this forum lately.. Start at the top
  9. Yeah, don't sign one then you won't have to worry about proving it in court....
  10. The part I find interesting with the "E" is the charts that some companies have displayed on there websites, Where did they come from? Whats Bell's take on them? What do they mean? How well will they stand up in court? Personally I like asking the crew on the 212"E" what makes it a "E"?? Cant seem to get a definitive answer.... Just a guess "E" = Enhanced Bull$h!t ????
  11. I agree with S11111, just sent a 296 with the same problem as you to a garmin dealer, $280 and 2 weeks later a re-furbished unit showed up. works good as new
  12. so are we talking 1/2 statute mile or 1/2 nautical mile? this whole discussion is a bit of a joke, If your in a low-vis situation and you are trying to figure out if its a 1/2 mile or not, it probably time to re-evaluate your decision making and piloting skills!
  13. So.. how'd we do? sounds a lot like pickle lake last yr in the ____room! Hope this summers is as entertaining as last for you SkidsUp! (I still laugh about the birddogs in the east cause of you! Call when overhead!)
  14. In my opinion, your (edited by twinnie.. please refrain from slurs), the rule of thumb is pretty much that, a rule of thumb!
  15. Might be harder to figure out whether its a MD500 or a CHAINSAW
  16. 1 engine, 2 engines does it really matter? I think all you need sidewall is a little confidence in the machine(s) you fly. what good does a second engine do in a fully loaded 212 anyways?? Or the fact that a C-box is needed with 2 engines, thats just more parts to possibly fail isnt it??
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