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  1. well, i'll be a sumbitch....I never knew you guys worked at canadian too :punk:
  2. too bad the whole crew didn't make it together. they lost a few on the way.
  3. [ edited/removed - That was totally offside. ]
  4. google is your friend http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Alberta/20...23/4362159.html
  5. my condolences to you and your family
  6. it possibly could have helped, the smoke clearly was an issue.
  7. so all the apprentices out there backing HEPAC....make the push to them to stand up for you, to become registered so that the finacial burden can be eased somewhat...a $1000 bucks is nothing to walk away from especially if all you have to do is file a few peices of paperwork..
  8. there are so many large wooden men out there....So i can't nail down what town you guys are talking about for the life of me....
  9. precisely why things need to change.....just cuz' the old timers do it, does not make it right. Yeah, alot of old timers and "pros" as they are called have bags of experience, but times are changing and many of them are sitting back like the good ol' days. Safety is more of a concern than looking cool in my books. If you have a fear of fire, protect yourself, if you have a fear of being knocked unconcious, protect yourself...if you have a fear of syphylis....protect yourself.....
  10. they are supposed to be here at our hanger this coming friday...I'll get pics if I can remember
  11. I saw this in the news today and thought some of you apprentices should look into it and see if it can be done..... http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/en/goc/aig/apply.shtml
  12. i haven't done a straight 100 hr inspection in a while and the last ones i was doing were done over several nights progressively and since i was working on POS ratbags, there were always snags. So I can't really give you a fair number. There are so many variables too, each company has a maintenence sched that differs from everyone elses to some degree. One companies 100hr will just cover the bare essentials from the Bell Manual, other companies have tacked on all these special inspections that can easily double your work. If you're on the ship all the time, many items are checked daily as
  13. theres been a few videos surfacing on the net in the last few days. there is a twinstar that takes off from a beach, crashes into the ocean, a 206 with what appears to be a tail rotor issue, spiralling down into a church parking lot, over top lots of people and apparently, no one was in danger :shock:
  14. +1 yes book smarts...... case in point recently.....an accident happened because manuals were not followed. important notes regarding the proper set-up were not followed. And the ending was disastrous. I think both go hand in hand, you need to be efficient, and you need to be book smart. A test of your abilities would encompass both, and be vital in determining your skill level and subsequent pay level and expectations on performance. And +1 on the engineer putting his foot down on unreasonable time lines....sometimes it just can't be done. There is a median time frame, some will be
  15. every job i have done has some time constraint tagged with it. thats the nature of doing maintenence when the aircraft is flying and trying to make money to pay my wages and everyone elses. there are no two ways around it, and if you cannot handle the pressure, then check your tools at the door because you will not be suitable for this industry. when I mentioned the stopwatch idea, it was meant to be a guage to your abilties, not a get 'er done in ten minutes or the jobs not yours idea. we have all types in this industry and there is a fine line to being fast and safe, and being slow and co
  16. thinking about the 5 year experience mark....it's all relative to who you're working for and what experience you managed to garner from that time. Just to see the 5 year mark on your licence doesn't mean a whole lot to me. I know many guys who had beautiful running machines and rarely had any down time, while others chased gremlins day in and day out, others spent the majority of their time in the hanger doing rebuilds. Comparing the groups, there is a huge difference in the experience level that those 5 years have offered. With the vast range of aircraft ages (alot of new ships are being de
  17. dayum....I've got sh*t loads more than the 5 years on type.....so doing the math I should be making half a mill a year.....and you know what? I'm 0k with 4 and 4 tours...they fit my hectic schedule much better.... sign me up...... :punk:
  18. AME206350.... I was browsing the Blackcomb Website (http://www.blackcombhelicopters.com/about/engineers.html )and my wife saw all the pics of the engineers and she wondered if I knew the "cute" guy....I stared in disbelief, because I clearly wasn't seeing what she was seeing :shock: . I closed the site and deleted all history before she had a chance to look some more....please tell me you weren't the one she set her sights on...we'd have to dual it out a sundown otherwise.. :punk:
  19. around these parts, I believe the company has a legal right to make you work a max of 8 hours OT per work. Above that you can refuse...... Imagine 100 wonders forming a union....WTF would we do then.....LOL! Paid breaks, 1 hour each every hour, 2 hour lunches, OT after 6 hours and daily massages, with a daily min of 3 hours flying......it would never end. :punk: :punk:
  20. it's too bad that many people can't, by whatever reason, choose the job they love the most. I can think of other jobs I'd love more, but they don't pay as well, so I stick with this one.
  21. not everyone gets into this because they "love" it....many are here for the money, the lifestyle, the choice. Unfortunately you're very limited in the beginning and you don't have alot of options. My best advice is get your foot in the door anyway you can, but don't let it shut. Keep your eyes and ears open for that next step. some will get the next step, some will slip, some will never see it....and thats just the way it is. Not everyone is destined to succeed in this industry and many many others.
  22. i even looked for you but came up empty handed as well. I only vaguely remember seeing a machine or two that had them. in my opinion they weren't any more convenient than the regular camlocks.
  23. it's all good. like i said i'm not to get too riled up anymore. the more beatdowns you get the stronger you get. my new avatar is specially picked for those that just like to cry for no reason.
  24. Its Ok Twinny, I... unlike some people can have fun and really not get too upset about it. I'll bring a box of soothers for the babies next week. I'm sooooo glad everyone can understand the context from typed words. :punk:
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