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  1. Very sad to find out about this one today... Indications are an R44 went down with pilot only on board who did not survive... https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/fatal-crashed-stouffville-helicopter-was-from-north-bay-1061841
  2. Also what your actual skill set is. Having 2,000-3,000 hrs of all charter / tourism is a big difference than having say 1,500hrs and being handy on a long line, or at least being comfortable with unprepared landing sites etc.
  3. You can also get "high fidelity" ear plugs, which are non-custom moulded earplugs intended for concert goers, musicians, etc. They are supposed to lower the decibels without distorting sound. They seem to run $30+ for a pair. I ordered 2 pairs off Massdrop which should be waiting for me at home... I can update on how they perform.
  4. Gotta spend money to save money, GH!
  5. I have a pair of Bose quiet comfort ear buds that are great on planes etc. I don't see there being enough room inside the ear cup to comfortably accommodate them, what would you plug them in to? They'd try to cancel out the Coms, and you'd have an extra cable dangling from your head. Mine are also susceptible to nasty feedback when touched in certain ways and I could see them rubbing inside the helmet. Sorry I can't answer your question, but my gut tells me you'll have a hard time finding a consumer option to fit the bill. I'd love to be proven wrong though!
  6. Not really sure why I'm engaging with you, but what the hey. I post "anonymously" because I have no reason not to. I've been contributing to this board since I was a 100 hr ground crew. If I see a topic I can contribute to, then I do. I don't particularly care if any one person agrees, disagrees, believes, or doesn't believe anything I care to post. I feel that anyone who has been on here enough to recognize my user name can value (or not) my comments based on whatever opinion they've formed of my character over the course of our interactions. I also endeavour to be diplomatic (usually). Polite (as often as I can). In other words, I try to act professional. Because I know that I've been open enough on here that a motivated person could figure out who I am, and indeed people who know me outside the forum have figured out who I am on here easily enough. But so what? I'm not feeding rumour mills, or slandering other users / companies. I don't think I've ever made any grand claims that I nee to stake my name or my words to. I try not to make enemies or burn bridges, this industry is small enough as it is. If someone, like yourself for example, were to take it upon themselves to hold a grudge for something I said here, I wouldn't put it past that type of person to also take pains to mess with my professional or personal life outside this forum. Compared to yourself who, after only 6 posts are already trying to start fights with more than one "long-term" commenter. So. Maybe you just got off on the wrong foot? Though I suspect strongly you might be an existing, or old member who created an alternate account in order to create drama for fun. Again, I don't really care, nor do I care if you care. Personally, here's how I would have worded you post were the shoe on the other foot: "I'm up in High Level and have recently seen 2 of their Astars being trucked out of town. I also heard that several people were laid off?" Do you see the difference? The second you editorialized you comment to throw shade at the company, you invited argument, and then act surprised when someone called you out? You do realize that some people actually go on the internet and tell lies, yeah? You could have just as easily said "I don't know what you guys are talking about, those guys just leased 3 AStars, and I heard they upped everybody's flight pay". Completely opposite statement, same level of bull. Again: no one has any reason to give you any credibility. You don't have any reason to give ME credibility. I don't care one way or the other. Welcome to the internet. Goodnight!
  7. You don't! That's kind of the point. Why else would there be a post count and reputation ticker beside everyone's username. Anyone can start a user profile and stir up as much shenanigans as they want, and a fresh profile is often a telltale sign of a troll (if their very first post is being controversial). I'm not saying you didn't see what you saw, I'm just saying no one here has any particular reasons to believe a thing you say (or anything any of us say for that matter). There are precious few around here who are confident enough to attach their real identity to their posts and stand by them, for better or for worse. I don't necessarily think that's the smartest move either, but I sure as **** will lend more sincerity to a comment of theirs than one like yours.
  8. I don't suppose anyone has a UTM overlay for OMNR?
  9. I heard from my dog walker that Delta is merging with Transport Canada to form a crown corporation that will offer a super secret interpretation only to temporary foreign worker low-timers that are preparing to leave the industry, whereby Flight Time ≠ Air Time for skid equipped helicopters, and they'll bill the customers based on the pilot's flight duty day.
  10. Choo choo! All aboard the rumour mill, y'all!
  11. Seriously, how does someone think it's ok to spew garbage like that in this day and age...
  12. That sounds great. When I finally come up with the scratch to replace my nearly 10 yr old Gallet, I'd like to go all out with an ANR kit... Tiger performance offers both the Bose and the Zulu for similar pricing. Wonder if someone can offer a comparison of the two?
  13. Bif

    Baofeng BF-F8HP & CHIRP

    BCFS 2018 Baofeng v6a.csv Here's a BCFS csv file for the Baofengs. The way it was setup, there's every duplex frequency entered for each Tone, because it's a pain in the a$$ to change tones on the fly with those radios apparently (I wouldn't know, I use my own ICOM which itself isn't terribly straightforward). Let me know if it works for you!
  14. Bif

    Baofeng BF-F8HP & CHIRP

    Standby, I think I might have just the ticket for you, I just need to get a hold our our radio programming guru!
  15. Bif

    The Helicopter Pilot

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Helicopters/ the site format takes a little getting used to