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TopFuel last won the day on June 20 2014

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  1. According to the official statement!...Hobbs is what goes in your log book and what goes in the journey log. Black and white. If this doesn't agree with you or your company ideas about, fatigue, rest, flight and duty....make it an internal SOP to adjust your "internal" ideas on how to deal with your confusion...but the legal transport rule says Hobbs.
  2. The official statement seems pretty black and white to me ! Log books match Journey log.
  3. What you are flying makes a big difference in the results you achieve. I have a full boogey David Clark with the remote battery pack in my 250, with Oregon aero kit. When I do use it (rarely) I really need to get the ear ups snugged up, to make a good seal. As soon as you put your head out the door (break a seal) the ANR losses its frequency...and struggles to cancel. So...doors and windows closed looking ahead. Astar ,407... Small luxury. Anything 2 bladed....I carry spare batteries, because there is such a difference, it has become a must. Mediums...depends on #of blades, how much tranny noise, and if the bloody window stays up. I'm too busy to listen to music...or talk on the god **** phone when I fly (PDM!)...so I have no comment on that performance.
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    Phoenix Heli-Flight Pilot Ad

    I just opened my Vertical 911 that was on my desk. Quick flip through and found.... Aviation Specialties Unlimited - NVG Training, Boise ID Flight Safety International - EC135 Training, Simulator, Dallas TX Metro Aviation - EC135 Training, Simulator, and NVG Training - Shreavport LA If this TWF is not a business/financial decision, then why not use the same training programs the other industry leaders use? Because they are competition? Perhaps. I am not sure how STARS got there program going, or the RCMP, or the other operations using 135's and/or NVG, but I doubt it was going the cheap and easy route. To say that..."they are government"...and ... "not fiscally responsible to costs of operating or training"...is exactly what Gilles is eluding to. This proposal is for monetary gain! Train some Canadians, they way everybody else has, and then build your program from there. There is plenty of resources there to utilize to achieve the level of flight standard they are wanting. At a tariff of $7900 per hour, there is obviously a business plan somewhere. One of my favourite sayings....."If you are going to run with the big dawgs, you cant piss like a puppy!"
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    Phoenix Heli-Flight Pilot Ad

    I think Eurocopter, has a training program, and training pilots, that frequently travel to Ft. Mac for other companies training.
  6. http://www.bladeslapper.com/content/bb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8790 bladeslapper is the Australian version of vertical.
  7. Not to mention....the alpha is the biggest helmet ever made!! Gallet with the dual visor removed...is about the smallest profile you can get. It would be inches smaller than an alpha. I had a gentex and got rid of that to go to a gallet. NO issues now.
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    Foreign Pilots

    I agree with what you are saying...but disagagree with the situation. The clients are dictating hours, not insurance companies. What is a company supposed to do with a 100 to 1000 hour guy, when they can't work as pilots? That is an industry problem, not a company problem! And company "a" needs to fly for the clients to keep his other Canadian EMPLOYEES working. It is cunundrum for sure! A low time pilot must also take some accountability as well...for engaging a career as tough as this. Survival of the fittest...or smartest, hard working with a long term plan! those are the guys with the jobs.
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    Foreign Pilots

    I am just tired off hearing high time guys complaining why, they don't have work (that they are accustomed to)!!! They don't have work...because some kid in the oil patch with 1000 hours, has taken his job!... And realistically, those are the foreign pilots that everyone is talking about. I don't know any 1000 hour Canadian pilots that "should" (because they are not rejects, previously discussed!) have a job, that dont! Calling a spade a spade!
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    Foreign Pilots

    Even tho the B ticket welder is qualified to do the job? If the B ticket welder is willing to work for the C rates that's a different issue, however if the position cannot be filled but there is a qualified person to fill the job and money is the issue, That is all I am saying...in respone to Shakey's post about all the "High Time" guys, that he knows about, that do not have jobs. If "welders" were "doctors"...I am sure you would want the government to have a program to look after you and your kids living in Ft. Somewhere....you cant have it both ways!!
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    Foreign Pilots

    Free Fall, You are saying exactly the same thing I am saying through out your entire response! ..."Pilots are like any other job. From an employers point of view they are only worth as much money as the going rate for that specific skill level." If you are flying from lease site to lease site...are you going to pay and High time drill Pilot to do that? Is a High time drill pilot, going to accept the salary of lease to lease job? Not likely! I do not see too many 7,000 hour 212 drivers getting off the boat to go take a Canadians pilot job. One of the contirbuting factors is...there are not enough 1000 hr. Canadian pilots to fill the existing hole. I am not saying there is not an issue with certain operators...but there is a fundamental difference to "cheap labour" and foreign work policy within Helicopter VFR flying.
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    Foreign Pilots

    An observation, vs. a statment... The VFR helicopter industry is just a business. Like all other business, it is getting very competitive in these times. Rates lower to stay competetive, and hours are fewer and far between. The Canadian market has too many machines and not enough work, that is a fact. In these down turn times, how many of these un-employed "experienced" Canadian pilots, are willing to take the pay cuts to reflect the industry, at this time? A lot of the problem, is not the foreign workers, or the Companies hiring them....it is the mind set of the "wanna be" airline pilots salary/rotation...minded, bush pilots, that are really just employees in a business. A lot of these guys are not accepting the facts, they are still living in the "golden" days of good contract years, and shortages of machines and pilots. Look at the rates...and put your $100,000 salary in there, and your 3 on 3 off...and come up with a sound business plan (because it is just business). Stop complaining or go into business yourself, and see how you go. Said company is needs a pilot...and this is the salary. GO Canada! Just sayin...
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    Canadian License

    Like I said...about 3 or 4 that are not medivac! My point being,,,,it is kind of tough going for that good job, and you arrive un qualified because you can't get a check ride (ppc) until they hire you!!
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    Canadian License

    I am also lead to believe...transport now says, that to have a a ATPL qualifying (twin engine, 2 pilot) PPC ....you have to be an employee of said company. If true, that narrows it down to .....um, medivac, and about 3 companies in all of Canada. Does that sound right?
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    Roll Up

    FYI AS350 B2 VEMD Sup. 0=>5.1 , EDIT RN3 , April 08 (which is the current revision) Manual Issue Date 23/08/2010 4.3.2 Engine Starting yadayadyada... 7. FFCL..............Adjust to 67% < ng > 70% yadayada.... 4.3.3 Run-Up Check 1. All necessary systems ON - TEST 2. Hydraulics Checks..... *When engine oil > 0 degrees C 3. FFCL ...............FLIGHT detent, maintaining a constant rate of rotor acceleration. Not assuming this was what happened. Just informing everyone as we dont want to see this happen to anybody.