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  1. Just another cycle. Good operators have put aside some $ for a rainy day. Mediocre operators are scrambling, refinancing, and laying off. Crap operators are.....well you know....going broke, fudging logbooks, neglecting maintenance, not paying their bills. The sounds are different but the song remains the same. Be interesting to see how spring 2021 looks after Heli-skiing falls flat this year. Good luck all.
  2. As per your original question, I do not know Cathy personally but know that she has been in the business a long time and runs a very reputable business. I have been fly for over 30 years and closing in on 20,000 hours. In a heart-beat I would go back and do it all over again - it has been a great career which I feel very honored to be a part of. Still learning....still loving every time I hit the starter button. The business is full of crooks and whores but also there are a lot of outstanding people who put a big smile on my face. A lot of negative people on this forum -
  3. Be both! Courageous Self Leader, executing to standard, safety first.....all great catch phrases. Be a professional pilot.
  4. Summit...specifically Ledcor, have very deep pockets. They have the facilities at YKA, they have the aircraft ,and they have the existing contract. Reliable sources have none of the above. Seems like a done deal. Good luck to all involved.
  5. An inconvenient truth is that if a "nose bag" was to depart the cabin of a 900, 902, 135, 120, or 130 in flight - this incident would most likely have been a near miss and the poor souls involved would be spending Christmas with their families. A NOTAR or Fenestron adds a level of safety which is often overlooked. The 130 incident noted by Cosmo would have resulted in several fatalities if a conventional T/R helicopter was being used.
  6. http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/enquetes-investigations/aviation/2017/a17o0264/a17o0264.asp RIP Gentlemen. A tragic ending to 2017.
  7. The EC120 is a great little helicopter. Keeps a pilot honest and does pretty well what the Flight Manual specifies. Fantastic visibility, large cargo capacity, energy attenuating seats, crashworthy fuel system, quiet.......too bad about the end of production. Our customers and many other helicopter users will not permit their personnel to fly around in a " old clapped our Jetranger". I'll take a garbage 120 any day of the week - you keep on keeping on!
  8. Use extreme caution with Prist and Dice. The primary compound in both is Methoxyethanol which is toxic to both bone marrow and testicles. A fuel flow meter and warm climate in the winter always seemed to work for us....
  9. All marker balls now removed from HWY 97 500kV line by Falkland, BC. Not to worry though....this is the major VFR route between two of the smaller hamlets in BC, Kamloops and Kelowna. Weather never gets bad in the sunny Okanagan! Special thanks to Transport Canada and BC Hydro for looking out for our safety.
  10. A word of caution to pilots - BC Hydro is now removing marker balls at various span crossings in the province that have been there for years. Some locations have had much smaller marker balls installed which are only visible from about 1 mile or less from the line in ideal weather conditions. Others have had the marker balls removed completely. The explanation given was that Transport Canada doesn't really give a $#it and unless directed by TC to have marker balls installed at specific locations, BCH will not bother (or be obligated) to maintain span marking in high traffic areas. Safety Firs
  11. 3 years to come out with 6 recommendations regarding ELT's and that SMS is going to save us all......RIP
  12. Heliports are classified by the obstacle environment within which the heliport is located and the availability of emergency landing areas. The obstacle environment and the availability of emergency landing areas will dictate the performance capabilities required by the helicopters using the heliport. Information Note 2: Heliports are divided into two categories: instrument and non-instrument. Non-instrument heliports have three classifications: H1, H2 and H3. (a) a non-instrument heliport is classified as H1 if the heliport is located within an obstacle environment where (i) th
  13. Plenty of H1 certified helicopters around most elevated hospital helipads - maybe provincial ambulance services should stop being so cheap and use better aircraft!
  14. "I would argue that the 206 series fuel systems are crashworthy due to the configuration of laced in bladders and floating sump plates which will break away from the structure during a crash." Unfortunately, that is an argument that you will not win and an opinion that could burn you.... Some good basic research for you would be one of the many reports written by Roy G Fox who was the Chief of Flight Safety for Bell Helicopters Textron Inc., or Dennis Shanahan the past director of the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory. Kinda like the red pill or the green pill in the Matrix -
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