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  1. Two pax in a 212 works for me. One in each penalty box!🤣 If I need to drive from BC to Ontario to feed my children then so be it. Girls gotta eat!
  2. The equipment usually used by the PPL is called a wishbone which attaches to the dorsal D on their harness. It either has a breakaway rating of 210lbs or 300lbs depending on if the client has purchased the aluminum or stainless steel options. It has two ends, one coloured red and the other grey. The red side always gets attached to the helicopter and the grey to the tower. If there is a hiccup halfway through the transfer and both ends attached, to the heli and the tower, the red will break away with enough said force by releasing the slide pin stitched into the wishbone. Both lanyards are approximately 2 1/2 feet long, so the PPL would be then pulled tight in opposite directions then likely launched back to the tower with force once the red breaks away. All round a bad situation but 99.9% survivable. I wouldn't say it is the safest quickest method to put a guy/gal on a tower with the least amount of exposure time but when done with two individuals with experience it is very efficient especially with a 500. It passes my personal risk assessment with competant and trained PPL's, that being said it is not my preferred method of doing it. Class D, dual hook and CAT A is by far the safest method just not the most economical preferred method for the clients. The safety measures put in place for the lineman did its job and the individual will be going home to his/her loved ones at the end of the day.
  3. Man charged in N.W.T. pilot's film-shoot death Click here!
  4. CBC Link Please people be safe out there this year. I don't mean to speculate on what happened based on the reporting of CBC, but from the sounds of it, someone might be in serious trouble. Safe skies and steady hands out there.
  5. Awesome story FF! Poor kid is doomed from the beginning just as you were!!! Congratulations once again!
  6. Seen a commercial on Discovery Channel advertising that the Heli-Loggers series will begin Friday @ 6pm mountain time. Also seen that the Extreme Loggers "Helicopter Logging" episode will be on Saturday, 6pm again.
  7. Congrats Sling!!! Flip-Flops for the showers Towel Single sized bed sheet, good sleeping bag and pillow Good knife, flashlight, and leatherman Warm boots and longjohns Books and movies Extra work gloves And a camera so you can keep us updated with some photos from the field! :up: The most important I would say though, is staying positive with a good attitude! Some times being in a drill camp for long periods of time with cranky and negative drillers will really wear you down, they all don't enjoy what they do for a living. Their isn't always a way to keep in good contact with who you care about most back home. Don't let it get to you and keep positive, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel! Take care and be safe!
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    CARS, Part IV - Personnel Licensing and Training There's a good a table in section 404.04 that should explain it for you. Every pilot should know how to find all information they need with CARs! Hope this helps.
  9. N.W.T premier, cabinet survive no-confidence motion All I know is that I'm relieved! Looks like the loan should go through...
  10. Click here! When I first went to the north all the "Oldtimers" wore nothing but these. Went and got a pair for myself and love them. There flexible and not bulky unlike your usual Sorels and good in the extreme cold situations (believe me!). The only drawback is when the snow starts to melt they do get wet but by that time you'll be switching back to the rubbers. Heard a few complaints about the bunnies, too stiff and no feel for the pedals. Most army surplus stores might have a used pair available for cheap too.
  11. With the speed of the video faster and watching the loads come in I caught myself being worried about the guy on the receiving end a couple times. Pretty good video though, Thanks for the link.
  12. Not sure why anyone would want to keep track of "running time" in their personal logbook. For me I am curious to know how much time I've been up in the air, not sitting on the ground. I really wouldn't worry about being left in the dust behind everyone else. You do a good job and the work will keep coming your way. And I definitely bill the customer as soon as I hit the starter to right when I roll off the throttle. Journey Log and personal logbook, skids up to skids down. Just the way I do it.
  13. Wow, instructors taking their students on a river run... My instructor never did anything like that, instead we did a couple full-ons to confined areas. Now I know that I went to a good and thorough school and was more prepared for the real world than if I went to another school. When your learning to fly a helicopter you should be getting grilled constantly instead of off having fun. Let's just say that buddy did go down for some mechanical issue. Would anyone hear his ELT very well at the bottom of that canyon?
  14. My company's Ops. Manual is stated differently but it still looks like I'm legal to do it too. Good because I'm not shutting down in -40 to refuel! :shock:
  15. Haha! Congrats!!! Enjoy the time off while you still have it...
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