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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Helicopter_Squadron
  2. Last I checked Bell offered a 412 to 212 differences course. Edit; There is a TC approved one being held at the Fort Worth Facility August of this year.
  3. One of the first I met in the industry and certainly one of the most memorable. He will be missed
  4. Agreed 100%; The reason the wages are not where they should be has nothing to do with Red Seal Certification. The market is saturated with operators, and as a result customers for the most part are in the driving seat, and therefore margins are low. We should be focused on maintaining our designation as it is.
  5. They have been working on it for over a year, and still no hook for the T2. If they ever get it figured out it will be quite the machine, a lot more power than the B4 of course, and even more than the B3e
  6. Huh? Since when does Tech Tools supply the titanium hardware? By the time the dust settles it's over $1000 just for the screws and special washers.
  7. As a former employee of Phoenix, I can say that although not every day up there is filled with rainbows and cinnamon, the claims that they are taking advantage of the TFW program, or skimping on training, are quite possibly the most ridiculous things I have ever heard on this forum.
  8. I had a cross shift on seismic years ago that probably should been required to wear a hockey helmet.
  9. Northern Lights College has one in December. http://nlc.bc.ca/Programs/AllPrograms/AircraftMaintenanceEngineeringTypeTraining.aspx
  10. A big plus one here. Additionally, they have expanded the school since my time there, and I believe they have also added some more prevalent aircraft since then as well. Best of luck!
  11. Not Northern BC, but Grizzly Helicopters out of Campbell River is a father/daughter combo.
  12. You mean the most flight pay for the least amount of work? I like the Astar myself...
  13. Not sure if they can be done in Canada... In fact I believe the overhaul cost for ours was so prohibitive we are making the switch to onboard as they come due.
  14. Now that is a bit of a leap. Asking for good written and oral skills eliminates Canadians by default? C'mon.
  15. The military isn't held to the same limits that civil operator's would be, so I am guessing they are loading the f**K out of it. I had heard from the HeliQuest guys that it was certified with the hook limit at 6000lbs only to keep the gross weight down, in order to get it certified single-pilot but it is capable of much more. But you are right, if this takes off it could be the turning point for Kaman.
  16. One thing people often forget is that when doing these conversions from the Arriel to Lycoming engine, that they are in fact devaluing the airframe. That maybe an issue, maybe not, but something to consider for sure.
  17. So I have to ask, what model did you correctly correct me on? I had assumed either correctly or incorrectly that it was the Arriel. My point was that since the freewheel on the EC120 is completely contained in the MGB, keeping the engine running would have a very small chance of affecting the auto-rotation, of course in a worst case scenario. However other aircraft such as the AS350, which has the freewheel in the engine, there is more to consider, again in a worst case scenario, such as the rear bearing seizing and shearing the T/R output. And you wonder why people give you negative reps the odd time you aren't being a dink.
  18. Well, if you 'dunno', maybe you should hold off on the 'FYI's'. Similar to the 500 clutch, the Arriel freewheel has it's own supply of oil internally. It used to be serviced in the field, but now it's a sealed unit.
  19. The freewheel itself yes, but not the rear output bearing... No? I'm of course talking worst case scenario here.
  20. It's worth noting that in the EC120 the freewheel unit is in the MGB rather than in the engine like the AS350 and other types, so even a complete starvation of the oil system should not effect an autorotation.
  21. The onus is on the AMO to provide training. Most would not want the liability of having an engineer sign out work without a endorsement on type, even if it isn't a requirement of the CAR's anymore. (Is it really not anymore??) If something went sideways the lawyers would have a field day if they found out the engineer had not be trained on type... And as far as I know the RHC factory course in Torrence is TC approved. BTW, it's an Arrius 1A/1A1 in the newer 355's, not a 2F, so a little different.
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