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BigSkyHeli last won the day on December 21 2021

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  1. The largest provider has been in business over 30 years. There have been numerous different Governments (Political Party’s) during this timeframe and numerous renewals of the contract. Regardless of the party in power, the Government officials have all had one thing in common. They cannot imagine having to travel on a Ferry to Victoria. In my opinion, it is naive to think that a winning bid, designed to best service the public’s interest, and taxpayer, could be awarded the contract. If you are not running a scheduled service to Victoria….GOOD LUCK.
  2. And I responded “ That I work with both Intermediate and Medium Engineers, and they ALL make significantly more than that” Double checked with a couple of my AS350 only buddies. They confirmed that they are definitely doing better than $70k a year. They all work in heated hangars, in urban, semi urban, and large towns environments. We exchanged this information and our Merry Christmas wishes via our cell phones, reception was excellent. Have a Merry Christmas
  3. Engineers are in demand in Canada and all that I know are making much better than $70K…. maybe you are referencing a salary or day rate yearly amount and not including their aircraft flight pay? I work with both Intermediate and Medium Engineers and they all make significantly more than that and deserve every dollar.
  4. Download the latest the day you are flying.
  5. If you use fore-flight you might find this helpful as you can add it as an overlay on your map. Enjoy your trip. ftp://ftp.for.gov.bc.ca/HPR/external/!publish/GIS/GoogleEarth/Forest_Fire_Airspace.kmz
  6. Hello, do you still have your 296 for sale?

    1. BigSkyHeli



      Yes I do.

      if your interested, feel free to call me.




  7. This Spitfire is a rare two seater, and it came to Canada after it came off the production line towards the end of the war for high altitude cold weather testing. I believe It was specifically designed to be a reconnaissance aircraft as it has a camera mount in the floor in front of the rear seat. It eventually ended up in the US which is where I believe Bob bought it from. A few months after it showed up in the Penta hangar in YVR I watched it being towed onto the ramp. 10 minutes later Bob walks out and gets into the cockpit. I figured he might just sit there and make spitfire nois
  8. https://www.whitehorsestar.com/News/i-guess-it-is-a-sign-of-the-times
  9. Fully agree....and that is exactly what I did.
  10. Be very careful if your a Pilot thinking that your covered with your Bank's mortgage life insurance. I requested that my bank provide me with a letter confirming that if I signed up for their mortgage life insurance it would cover me as a Helicopter Pilot.....guess what, they couldn't provide it.
  11. PPIP (Professional Pilots Insurance Plan) they are based in Alberta. Excellent coverage for significantly less money. They used to require that you held an ATPL, they now accept CPL as well. It was started by Pilots specifically for Pilots, check it out Im sure you will find its what you looking for.
  12. I have this plan, it is legit, and I feel it is very good coverage for the cost. When I applied you had to have an ATPL. That may have changed, its worth contacting them.
  13. Just came across this ad. Many companies that use helicopters are currently developing programs to utilize UAV's. I agree that 10 years from now they will be very common, many operations that were conducted by the more expensive helicopter will be replaced by A UAV. http://jobs.cn.ca/jobs/6881BR/Canada-Qu%C3%A9bec-Montreal--Engineering-Drone-Operations-Supervisor?codes=1-INDEED#.V82Kc9YiQK-.mailto
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