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  1. Anyone know if National still has there Longranger in St Maarten? I know there Bo105 is doing medivac's from Saba to there.
  2. X-plane and microsoft flight sim are both quality simulators. I didn't find it helped for actual precision flying. But it is the best way to learn the IFR procedures. The actual flying part of IFR is pretty easy as we can all hold altitudes and turns, but it's knowing how to intercept radials or how to enter the hold that are the biggest learning curves. I did mine in a C172 sim and did about an hour a day. Then at night I would practice the same routing on my laptop and this is where things would really stick as I could just concentrate on the navigation stuff and not worry about flying
  3. Trying to find out what subject matters the HARON & HAMRA are on. Transport shows this: Air Regulations and Air Traffic Procedures, Helicopter Operations and Navigation General - HARON Meteorology, Radio Aids to Navigation and Flight Planning - HAMRA but in the syllabus to study for the ATPL-H it also lists: -airframes, engines and aircraft systems -instruments -theory of flight -human factors but it doesn't say which exam those are applicable too. I am ready to write HAMRA but want to make sure I dont get any surprises on the exam. Anyone know the answer?
  4. If your young enough going the AME route first can be a good idea. Most companies don't want to hire 100hr pilots to begin with, especially ones that are still teenagers. Getting your engineering licence first, while making a decent salary, you can pay off your student loans. Than eventually take a winter off to get your pilot's licence. This way through school you already have a job waiting for you. Explain to your employer this is just something you have always wanted to do but you don't expect to fly when you get back(of course your lying). I used to have a set a duals with me so I
  5. I graduated Helicopters Canada about 8-9 years ago. It was a great school, trying to think off some negatives but nothing is coming to mind. The students were able to start anytime of the year, which worked great as some guys were more advanced and were able to get finished quicker. Nice size airport to train at, not overwhelming with traffic. There classroom is right in the airport and the hangar is a 30 second walk from there. I know an operator next door has been hiring some of there graduates recently. I got my licence around the same time as another guy in the class and we are bot
  6. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/07/23/...pter-crash.html
  7. National had some type of partnership with a company trying to start up in St Maarten & St kitts (Caribbean). The American registered BH06 had an engine failure a few months ago and rolled over in the water. It was not National's aircraft but perhaps this is the rumour you heard.
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