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  1. Yup, last time I got a per diem in Canada was in 1993, and it was $46.00 / day, $50.00 / day in the NWT, and then I went offshore IFR, to where we were treated like GODS! Glad I moved on and have never looked back!
  2. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/campbell-river-helicopter-crash-1.5295775 RIP
  3. Reminds me of a Air Transat pilot from a few years ago, oh, did I say that !
  4. Too much single malt, this should have been separated from 2007's quote. Multiple's of six figures are been pretty common here, maybe your working the wrong street corner.
  5. Although I had a great time flying helicopters, met a lot of great people, and saw a lot of places that I would not have normally seen, I sure wish somebody would have slapped me upside my head and convinced me to go into fixed wing. Fun does not put beans on the table, nor does it look after you in retirement, whereas being in a career where you are wanted, needed, and respected sure sounds like the right ticket to me. Given the chance for a do over today, I would go fixed wing and never look back, and probably feel a feather caress the back of my neck every time I thought about making a career with helicopters. I would seriously listen to those of us who have tred this path before you, and consider our advice. Best of luck with your adventure.
  6. I am not 100% sure, but I believe one of the pilots was Jim Anderson, aka Dev, aka Spike. Rumor had it, the lift took a lot longer than anticipated, and the flight back and landing was done on one engine to conserve skant fuel. It's the internet after all, gota love rumors.
  7. I use Freedom Mobile, formerly Wind Mobile, here in Vancouver, and started with them about 5 years ago. Pros. Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text, Unlimited Data, province wide for 36.73 per month Slowly switching over to LTE from 3g Cons. Small coverage areas limited to major and medium sized cities. My plan was a special offer, not sure if is still available. {No contract}, but if you buy a phone through them, at a discount, they put you on a two year payment plan and if you leave early you have to pay for the remaining discounted amount owing, plus the remaining discount you would have received. All in all, the best deal for me I could find at the time.
  8. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/helicopter-crashes-on-vancouver-island
  9. Seems like fixing the problem would be better than asking for more waivers. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/helijet-transport-canada-safety-1.3725519
  10. Here,s a link to a recent article that relates to " Professional firefighters " and WCB covered cancers. http://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-firefighters-calling-for-expanded-cancer-coverage-1.2839246I know first hand how long and hard Professional Firefighters have fought to have these cancers covered, and it sure would be great if Forest Fire Fighters would get the same reconigtion. Good Luck!
  11. but how many answers! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  12. I hope that he is fine and back home soon. A helicopter involved in firefighting efforts crashed Saturday, about 57 kilometres northeast of Slave Lake. Slave Lake RCMP were alerted to the crash about 3:10 p.m. The pilot, who was the Bell 412 helicopter’s lone occupant, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His name and the company he was working for have not yet been released. The RCMP and Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. The cause of the crash is unknown. On May 20, 2011, Jean-Luc Deba, the pilot of a helicopter also involved in Alberta wildfire fighting efforts, died after his helicopter crashed into Lesser Slave Lake. He was helping battle a blaze near Slave Lake that destroyed a large part of the town. Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Helicopter+involved+firefighting+efforts+crashes+near+Slave+Lake/11208522/story.html#ixzz3fi2SlUPp
  13. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bell-helicopter-awarded-156m-coast-guard-chopper-contract-1.3028429
  14. Likewise, thanks for the insightful post.
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