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  1. Stephen1547

    Machine down?

    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/helicopter-crashes-while-fighting-fires-in-chilcotin-area-1.3504797 -Non-life threatening Injuries -Happened on saturday -Was firefighting -Article lists company, but I'm not going to post the name
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    Gearing up for WOFT

    Most of the people posting on here are Canadian, so you might not get much feedback on US Army programs.
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    Personal Flight Kit

    Haven't really used it yet. Just got the hammock a few weeks ago. I figure I will just use a couple loops of paracrod instead of lugging around tree straps. It will get used for regular camping as well, and in that case I will lug around tree straps if I am car camping. Best part is that the hammock fits between the grab handles on the ceiling of a 212/412/205. No more lying on the ground for me while waiting for customers.
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    Personal Flight Kit

    I recently assembled my survival/unexpected overnight kit for the helicopter. I'm flying a Bell 212 or 412, so I have lots of storage room to put it. If I was flying a Jetbox, I would probably build it a lot lighter and smaller. The bag itself is a completely waterproof drybag, so there is no worries about anything getting wet. I have a large reusable silica gel canister inside that will keep the moisture level where it needs to be, as well as a bunch of small silica bags (like the one you find in new shoes) scattered through all the individual bags inside. Here is what I have in it: -Survival Kit Contents- __________ Bag (1795g) __________ Outside of Bag (1893g) 1 Lightweight Carabiner (22g) 1 Trauma Kit w/ Tourniquet (443g) 1 Gerber LMF2 knife (523g) 38 Zip Ties (73g) 1 Set Arc'teryx Rain Gear (832g) __________ Medical Pouch (645g) 1 General First Aid Kit 1 Extra Tourniquet 1 Pelican 1010 Case 32 Ibuprofen 400mg 30 Aspirin 81mg 12 Anti-Diarrhea Pills 12 Laxative Pills __________ Main Compartment (2038g) 1 Sleeping Bag (1150g) 1 Folding Shovel (836g) 1 Silica Gel Canister (52g) __________ Yellow Small Pouch (825g) 1 500 Lumen Flashlight w/ Batteries 4 Extra AA Batteries 4 12-Hour Yellow Chem Lights 1 Small Wind-Up Flashlight 3 Bic Lighters 1 Container Waterproof Matches 1 36-Hour Candle 1 Fire Starting Striker 1 Fire Tinder Stick 1 Space Pen 1 Black Sharpie 1 Waterproof Writing Notebook __________ Black Medium Pouch (1075g) 1 Microfiber Bath Towel 1 Dry Bag (12L) 1 Hair Comb 1 Toothbrush 1 Tube Toothpaste 1 Bar Deodorant 1 Stick Lip Balm 1 60ml Hand Sanitizer 1 30ml Liquid Hand Soap 1 Roll Toilet Paper 1 Inflatable Pillow 1 Hammock w/ 2 Carabiners 1 Mora Knife 30' Paracord __________ Red Small Pouch (400g) 1 Pair Socks 1 T-Shirt 1 Pair Underwear __________ Black Small Pouch (337g) 1 SAM Splint 1 Pulse Oximeter 1 Pair Mechanix Gloves __________ Black Small Pouch (901g) 1 Star Map 1 SAS Survival Guide 1 Roll Orange Flag Tape 1 Roll Electrical Tape 1 Gerber Multi-Tool 1 Whistle 1 Signal Mirror 1 Compass 1 Bug Hat __________ Black Small Pouch (467g) 1 6'x8' Tarp 6 Tent Pegs 60' Paracord __________ Black Medium Pouch (2745g) 12 125ml Water Pouches (1.5L) 10 400cal Energy Bars (4000cal) 6 Rehydration Salt Packs 1 Water Filter w/ Accessories __________ Total Weight - 13,132g / 28.927 lb
  5. Stephen1547

    Carrying A Rifle?

    Whatever you do, use slugs in your 12ga. Buckshot will just piss the bear off more.
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    Transport Canada Enforcement

    Pacific Nov. 16, 2003 CAR 401.03(1) x 33 $1,000 monetary penalty A student pilot flew a Cessna 172 aircraft 33 times without a pilot’s licence. Occasionally, he flew with passengers on-board. The individual was sanctioned $1,000.00 for each flight for a total monetary penalty of $33,000.00. Was this you? Ouch!
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    Looking For Feed Back

    This could be a dumb question, but have you considered the military flying route?
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    Looking For Tc A/c Identifiers

    Is this what you are looking for? http://www.tc.gc.ca/civilaviation/general/.../helicopter.htm
  9. TWO SURVIVE HELICOPTER CRASH Sounds like everyone is alive, which is good. From the looks of it, it's Great Lakes Helicopters' C-GQGL. Best wishes to those injured, and I hope everyone makes a full recovery.
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    Replacement Gentex Tpl Liner

    I'm actually selling the helmet, but I have misplaced the bubble wrap. I just wanted to get something to fill it in. Nothing fancy.
  11. Anyone have a lead on where I could get a replacement TPL liner for a SPH-4B? I gave Flight Suits a call, but they dont have any in stock, and dont expect to have any for a month or so. Even better would be if anyone had one lying around that they wouldent mind parting with. I dont need the cloth liner, just the bubble wrap part. Thanks
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    100hr Wonders

    ****, if they are frustrated with a ground job after a month, how are they going to actually get a real flying job eventually? After I finish my flight training, I fully understand that there is no way I will be put right into a flying seat. I accept and welcome the fact that I will have to work my *** of at my first job to show my employer that I am worth taking on as a pilot. If that takes a few years, then so be it. It will give me time to learn as much as I can about the industry, and when I finally do land that job in the right seat, it will be all that much sweeter. So far my ground school hasn't put any crazy ideas in my head about landing a $100,000 flying job as soon as I get my license. They have been realistic with me, and I respect that. This way there are no surprises when I get out and start looking for work. By the way, let me know what operator that is. I'm sure I will be giving them a call in the spring to see if I can replace the 2 guys that decided to pack it in.
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    Max Weight For R22 Student?

    On the other hand, you will get to know power-management very well. On such a small aircraft, your filling most of the leftover weight with fuel anyways, so most people of reasonable weight (185 lbs) are taking off at close to gross-weight anyways. As long as you can remain withing C of G limits, go for it. The X-factor here is going to be your instructors weight. If he is below 190, your probably good to go, but don't hold me to that.
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    Max Weight For R22 Student?

    A wet R22 Beta weights about 885 lbs, with a max wight of 1370. I'm 195lbs, and I fly with a 200lb instructor. That leaves me with about 90lbs of fuel, which gives me half a tank, and about 1.7 hours of safe flight time. We are also right on the line of the center of gravity limits. Another 5 or 10 lbs in the flight seat, and we couldn't meet the flight limits. Of course, if you have an instructor that is lighter then mine it's different, but your lateral C of G might be waaaay off. You best bet is to talk to the school, and have them do the weight and center of gravity calculations with your weight.
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    National Helicopters And Canadain Heli? (toronto)

    Thanks everyone. I have decided to go with Canadian. Finally, after 2 years of planning and about 20 years of dreaming, I'm finally going forward with it. I should be starting the bulk of my training within the next few weeks. I am looking forward to a great career in the industry, and I'm willing to work my *** off to get there. This should be fun