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  1. Hey Tamboril, I'm happy that you are getting some positive feedback here, sometimes this forum tends to lean toward the negative side. It looks like you have had some great responses from some professionals who are very competent at what they maintain and/or in what they fly. (I know a couple of them very well) Below are maybe a few more things I can add to the conversation. You may want to consider replacing the packing on the cap. I have found that sometimes an older packing can swell a little and cause a tighter fit, making it even harder to push down and turn. Once you have the cap off, or after installing a new packing you may also want to spread a drop or two of the transmission oil on the outside of the packing (where it sits against the housing) to ensure it is lightly lubricated. As for as the zip ties, clamps, etc. It is always well worth the very small investment in replacing with new or serviceable parts. Little and inexpensive issues lead to larger and more expensive issues. It is always a good idea to rock the transmission when looking at your oil level. Take this opportunity as well to listen for abnormalities such as clicking, squeaking or other strange sounds or feelings coming from your transmission mounting system. I would suggest finding an experienced 206 A&P (or AME in Canada) to go over a detailed DI with you every now and again at a minimum. The minnimal cost of an hour of their time will save you 10 fold in issues going unnoticed. You can also feel a lot more confident in your DI's with some recurrent training. As always, just my opinions. Hope this helps. Cheers. JJ.
  2. Might be a longshot here..... maybe ask your employer/aircraft owner if they can purchase a Paravion (or similar) STC monitor mount. Mounts to either side of the instrument hood with 2 screws, has swivel attachments for individual height positioning/adjustment, can utilize any ram mount cradle for every type and size of tablet.... About $1200 USD, so not cheap.... but what is cheap in this industry? I've worked with a few companies who have these in every ship.... very slick, never a worry about a suction cup or some other sketchy set up coming loose and causing damage or an accident.. JJ.
  3. I'm pretty sure I know where your going with this, but I'll bite Answer = 0 Hrs of work. - Sitting on your butt all day playing on your phone and taking cat knaps dreaming of flying bigger and better aircraft isn't work. As well the 1.0 hrs flight time doesnt count as it is not really work if you love what your doing! Totally Kidding....... !!! Reality is that it is probably more like 11Hrs+ at a minimum if you also count doing a thorough morning DI and post flight inspection/paperwork etc. upon return. Based on your hypothetical situation. Potentially more time when nightly maintenace is being carried out, sometimes required to lend a helping hand to your engineer. (Which we are thankful for, even though we dont always show it) Its also not just a pilot problem, engineers and groundcrew also run into this type of situation frequently. I think the key is finding employers to work with that do recognize and compensate for this in all roles in aviation. Might seem like I'm talking about a very rare unicorn, but they do exist. JJ.
  4. To the best of my knowledge. CAR 566.03 (9) And Appendix 'A' Table of Requirements (Link at bottom of page) See Note 2 - referencing M1 times, applicable to M2 as well. https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part5-standards-t566s01-262.htm From what I gather you will need to do the following : 1) Letter of employment with 12 months work experience on M2 aircraft. 2) Minimum 70% of personal task logbook signed out by person certifying the work. (Same as apprenticeship) 3) Pay application fee and submit for rating addition to license. I hope this helps you out? JJ.
  5. I agree and highly recommend this handy little handheld. I purchased mine from Burnaby Radio a few years back. They make an antenna in-house designed for use on the higher channels. Also, would seem to increase range a bit as well. They call it the "yellow tip" antenna. A little longer than the standard antenna it comes with, and has a yellow tip on the end. (go figure?)
  6. Thank you to all who have replied with feedback and recommendations. I was able to arrange a very experienced and highly recommended auditor to complete our audits. Thanks again. JJ
  7. I am looking for any positive recomendations for an experienced Third Party Quality Assurance Auditor who might be able to provide onsite services for a small helicopter operator/amo on an annual basis? Travel costs provided. Thanks JJ
  8. Thanks Cambox. Looks like they are finished training until next fall, as are most. Cheers.
  9. Thanks Cambox. Looks like they are finished training until next fall, as are most. Cheers.
  10. I am looking to send a newly licensed AME on some type training. Other than the factory course in Dallas next week, does anyone happen to know of any planned 206 Series Field Maintenance courses being offered? I can't seem to find much? Thanks, JJ.
  11. Hi Everyone, I posted earlier in regards to finding an available series IV maintenance course offered in Canada. Thank you for the response. I unfortunately had missed the only 2 courses I could find in Canada by a matter of days. Just bad timing I guess? So far nothing scheduled until next fall or later, within Canada that I can find? Fortunately, I have found out that the Rolls Royce facility in Indianapolis is taking enrollment for a Series IV maintenance course in May (5th thru 9th). Tuition is $2,000. Just a friendly heads up to anyone else looking for a course in the near future. I think they may be currently short of the required 5 student minimum, but hopefully there may be enough interest/enrollment between then and now for the course to proceed? Cheers! J
  12. Does anyone know of any scheduled Rolls Royce C30 or C30/47 field maintenance courses being offered? Have emailed West Point and Standard Aero already. Any other direction would be greatly appreciated. J
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