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Skidbiter last won the day on May 8 2011

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  1. Anyone here been to PNG lately??? Full of Canadians, they are slowly improving the local gene pool
  2. Another thing I found with the 500 was that if you had some waypoints spelt with capitals & some in lowercase, it wouldn't predict some words, and I agree with the navigating through waypoints often, it was a pain. I used the plastic end of my ball point pen to type on the touch screen, works way better than big fingers, I just tried to be careful so not to scratch the screen, but works great as a stylus.
  3. One of our machines has the 500, I don't like it at all, not nearly as easy to navigate to waypoints etc, I prefer the 296. But maybe over time I will get used to it........ but not anytime soon, none of the other pilots like it much either.
  4. Here is a more suspect use of a machine @ minute 3:15, guess the 44 isn't much good at pine tree pruning? The rest are just more people after a Darwin's award, bet you cant watch without saying ouch! http://biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=29791
  5. This is always a can of worms. It depends on who you work for and what country you work in, as it has been said before, I couldn't care less what the next guy wants to write in his log book, but I have always used air time in mine, mainly because thats what is done in the country I trained in, and the CAA would check your log book hours off against the aircraft tech log hours at audit time, so if you logged all the hours you sat on the ground either loading people, spray, fueling or what ever, it wouldn't match up, then you would have some explaining to do! And to those who are about to s
  6. Not much I agree with here, especially about the coffee, it sucks!!! You take a gamble with any company in PNG, none are perfect, the whole country is corrupt, starting from right at the top - down, just the way it is there. And I also don't agree about hating Canuks working in PNG, as said, there are plenty there already, every one is in the same boat, it is a foreign country!
  7. Although it seems you haven't done much investigating via google to see who is in PNG, I will give you a few ideas. Yes there is Pacific, but I think they may only have 1 x 212, could be wrong, I also hear they have all had a pay rise there. There is also a gaggle of other companies running 212's there also, try Hevilift, Heli Niugini, Heli Fix. There's a start for you.
  8. Year round employment, a warm climate, 28/28 schedule & a steady decent monthly income has made me go moving drills else where.
  9. So after reading this thread over the last few days, I have finally got sick of shaking my head in awe at some of these posts and decided to chip in to the debate. I haven't bothered to look at statistics or the back rounds of any instructors etc so these are just my observations. So... it seems, going by the EXPERTS on here that "all" the "US of A" flight instructors & training schools aren't worth their weight in gold and that the ONLY country in the world that has quality instructors and training is Canada??? Well I am sure all the neighbours to the South would probably
  10. From another forum, not quite what you asked for.
  11. Not sure about NZ'ers getting 2 years here, as far as I know (unless it has changed this year), they only get a 1 year work permit. And it is a one off, you don't get it again. I can't speak for the Ozies or Poms/Limeys.
  12. Here's a link for ya. http://www.casa.gov.au/fcl/download/cplh_requirements.pdf
  13. Kugluktuk......every time I went in there they were out side smoking. But I guess it's not quite as busy as OJ.
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