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  1. Also I used Cirro at a previous operator and while I didn't mind it, especially the flight following and TDG, I can confirm there was a lot of back end difficulties especially with the W&B section. A lot of guys didn't like the flight planning either.
  2. To answer the original question, I don't have gyronimo but a lot of our heliski pilots use it. I think they like it because it's got solid w&b and also does HOGE & WAT performance calculations. I believe its drawback is either it doesn't allow for custom stations, or multiple different configs. Or possibly these could be done at great additional cost. Vs iBal that allows custom stations, but individual a/c models are expensive, and there not performance component.
  3. I took their auditor training. It was solid.
  4. Anyone get unsolicited emails from Arrowhead? Multiple folks at my work got an email with attachments. Highly advise not opening if you get one. Seems like your standard phishing, email hack deal.
  5. In BC: I think our mediums did really well. The Astars got split between IA and Admin and/or bucket support so were a bit more hit & miss. Personally, on the Astars, I flew around 250hrs since June I think? About 50 of those with a bucket. Only a few snowmen.
  6. This is also a helpful link for NOTAMs https://www.notammap.com/
  7. The link updates every 2 hrs I think? But you need to manually upload the most current version to Foreflight. It's doesn't auto update like the other documents. MFLNRO has a variety of air-to-air frequencies they employ on fires, but most aircraft should also be monitoring 126.7 or the local mf if applicable. You shouldn't need to communicate with any fire aircraft and if you do, you're probably already too close or inside a NOTAM area..
  8. Oh man. Good news the occupants were alright. Wine tour, from the looks of it?
  9. Terrible news. I didn't know the pilot, but many of my coworkers did. They're all understandably shook up. Sounds like a heck of a fellow.
  10. Colour me surprised! Pacific region, submitted May 05, response received May 21! PURPOSE This equivalency certificate authorizes the transport of propane on a cargo aircraft, which is a helicopter, in quantities greater than what is prescribed by regulations. The dangerous goods are transported in compliance with section 12.9 – Limited Access of the TDG Regulations. The dangerous goods are contained in cylinders that are either slung externally from the helicopter or in an external cargo compartment attached to the helicopter. In either case, the cyli
  11. Maybe I'm way wrong but this looks like some kind of accidental takeoff without even being at full rpm yet. The way it tips forward and hops off the pad, coupled with the right use which would jive from low t/r authority at low rpm? And maybe the video is slow, but those blades dont look like they're spinning at full power..?
  12. I started the EC application process for that last week, I'll let you know how it turns out. Frustrating that they are amending the volume limit for gases to accommodate 100lbs cylinders, but aren't doing the same to include 425lbs.
  13. @Freewheel I'm interested in your take on the above, but the only section I can see which pertains to the question of Propane is that they are adjusting the max cylinder volume "The maximum capacity per means of containment for these otherwise forbidden gases would be increased from 100 L to 110 L cylinders, as this represents the typical capacity required to hold 100 lb. of gas. Increasing the limit would accommodate these cylinders. The total capacity of all cylinders on a passenger plane would be increased from 120 L to 132 L, as this represents the capacity of one 100 lb. cylind
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