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  1. Only have experience with two separate B3s (w/ 2B1’s) and both passed power checks all the time with AFS filters. Your situation certainly sounds abnormal to me.
  2. I think an LR would be an awesome ship too. Not much more expensive to operate than a jet buggy, excellent range, and lots of room to take gear or a couple buddies with some legroom. Just don't expect to carry four 200lbs passengers with any kind of gear for any kind of distance!
  3. Good advice 5 per. I don't have much to add to that. It's a tough market out there right now. What I will say is follow up emails with a phone call. It surprises me how many experienced and inexperienced guys think an email is enough. That might work when the industry is booming but we are a long way from that. Face to face visits are almost always worthwhile too.
  4. Yeah I've got a comment. The only thing I agree with in your post Old, is if you don't like it then make a change. As far as the rest of your post, GFY.
  5. Odd that such an inane post gets the most traffic in the last couple months. ?
  6. Lay a net out flat. Tie-wrap a tarp into the net to cover the mesh holes. Put your balls on the tarp, that's in the net. Diaper drop the net.
  7. Foreflight for the x-countries. Works really well.
  8. Really sad to see this. Bob bought me lunch back when I was trying to figure out whether or not to bite the bullet and jump into this racket. The old bugger with his optimism and rosy glasses sold it to me pretty good and in I jumped, lol. I say that jokingly, really he told me the good and the bad and his advice was sound and much appreciated. He was remarkably successful and had time for most, except perhaps for the bellyachers! Thanks Bob for all you've done, we will miss you. Sincere condolences to your friends and loved ones. RIP.
  9. Good reading, thanks for some thoughtful posts HV and BT. Good rant too JL. Here's hoping those of us still working keep working and those looking find it soon. Could be a rough year or two. Hope the rumour ain't true. Hey Roo, did JTH have to cancel the day skiing? Cloud rolled in pretty good after a beautiful morning.
  10. Wow. What a convoluted and contradictory explanation. The portion where he explains why holding power can be counted as flight time makes perfect sense and I was actually starting to think that a clear answer might be forthcoming. Then I kept reading and it all went downhill. I don't think this guy has any idea what the industry standard is when it comes to this issue. Yikes.
  11. Amen to that. Thanks for the engineer's perspective.
  12. Sincere condolences to friends and family of those lost.
  13. Link to the New Zealand AD grounding any R44 with main rotor blade P/N C016-7: http://www.casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/airworth/airwd/adfiles/rotor/r44/r44-024.pdf Affect on Canadian R44 ops? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/22/new-zealand-helicopter-crash-prompts-grounding-of-aircraft-in-australia
  14. Whoops, meant to say IF EGT is acceptable.
  15. What do the power check numbers say? Should tell you right away EGT is acceptable.
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