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  1. The downside with a two piece as well is, if you're like me, as soon as you're given the option to only wear half you end up doing that all the time. With my 1-piece, I wore it every flight. No choice, unless I wanted to wear street clothes. With the 2-piece, I find myself way too often flying in just the pants and maybe a softshell jacket (or even a t-shirt in summer). Or, just the jacket and a pair of Carhartts or what have you. Flexibility is good in one sense, I suppose. But it also kind of defeats the purpose.
  2. I'm going to load this up on the ipad and run it past some coworkers. We'd love to see functionality added for the B3, B3e, and EC130!
  3. If it's the same as the one done by Hydro One and BC Hydro, it really teaches you a lot about best practices when flying in those environments. I'd recommend it for anyone, regardless of experience.
  4. $53.50/day Last place was $60/day but had to be talked up from 50% per diems when at crew houses.
  5. This is neither here nor there, but I watched Alien Covenant the other night and I'm pretty sure the drop ship pilots were wearing Northwall helmets? So that was cool.
  6. It gets really special when you combine Company 1, 3, and 4...
  7. Yeah, Labour Canada is pretty clear about what constitutes hours of work, despite what the people signing the pay cheques may try to tell you. Namely: In general, an employee is performing “work" when the employee: is on any trial period or training required by the employer; is on travel time required by the employer; is at the employer’s disposal on the worksite and the employee is required to wait for work to be assigned or is assigned work outside their normal responsibilities; and is on a scheduled break granted by the employer.
  8. Well, I haven't worn it other than around the house, as it's a lightweight one. And I ordered the pants too long, so I need to get them hemmed. But so far, I think it'll be good! It's very comfy, and the new-style collar isn't nearly as nerdy as I worried it might be. I think I may miss rolling up the sleeves like on my onesie, and it could do with more of a variety of pocket sizes (all the flashlight/pen pockets are identical sizes). I also didn't spring for any "options". I'll check back in once I wear it for a shift or two.
  9. They have nomex ones too, but you have to call for pricing. I have a 2 piece in my locker right now
  10. There are some operators out there who have seen the writing on the walls and are implementing, or quickly moving towards 2/2 shifts. I find the 2/2 to be completely refreshing and I'm actually excited to start a shift, and not grouchy by the end of a shift.
  11. I'm all good with where to get standard suits, I've had one from Guardian clothing that lasted so long it's probably fire-promoting by now rather than redardant. Wore it summer & winter. I've had a few company suits from Flight Line as well which did the job but were nothing to write home about. I was just curious specifically about what you get from Stephan H for the added cost. But anyway I came into some unexpected disposable cash, so I treated myself. Apparently there's quite the lead time though, so I guess fingers crossed my 2-piece arrives in time for fire season?
  12. MFLNRO as a "club" is pretty accurate I think. A bunch of coworkers got MTN courses the season of the Plateau fire but after that 130 went in the lake, MFLNRO decided they had an unwritten rule that there was a minimum mtn time on TYPE requirement as well. A few of the guys they released had already flown a full shift on the fire, and had crews vouching for them. It's very much being at the right place at the right time. I was lucky enough to have an employer put a 25hr course into me a few years back, but I'm acutely aware that I only just scratched the surface in terms of knowledge.
  13. Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but has anyone here gotten around to trying out a Stephan/H suit or jacket/pants combo? I would like to give them a shot but am having a really tough time justifying the nearly $800 price tag. Especially when you can get a standard style suit from Flight Line or Guardian for low $400's.
  14. Lance was a helluva a character and a type of God to us lowly 100hr tour pilots in Canmore. About as ornery as they come, but under that prickly layer you'd sometimes catch a glimpse of the kind heart inside. He'll be missed for sure.
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