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  1. just looking

    What is going on at delta helicopters?

    Not sure were you get Speculation, hearsay , gossip. I posted the article under another forum name.
  2. Sahtu is having a tough go. Didn't they crash one in March as well. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/helicopter-crash-mackenzie-mountains-1.4756130
  3. just looking

    What is going on at delta helicopters?

    Sorry the last sentence should have read a 407 crashed outside of Norman wells last week and not a word on here even though it was in the news.
  4. just looking

    What is going on at delta helicopters?

    There are trolls our $hit disturbers on every forum. This topic should have never made it past page 1. My advise is don't engage. Not sure why the moderators don't look these sites when the name calling starts. I must admit this site has gone down hill. a 407 crashed outside Norman wells last year not a word on here even though it was in the news.
  5. just looking

    Pilots leaving the industry

    EXP88 i never said they feel they are hot shot at 500 hours. What i said as i have seen guys with 5000 that could not longline and guys with 500 hours that could. Twin Helix i think EXP88 answered your question. He poaches from other companies. He doesn't look at anyone with less then 2,000 hours. Let someone bare the risk and cost of training low timers. This is becoming a typical attitude in this industry Then he can blame on customer requirements.
  6. just looking

    Pilots leaving the industry

    First of 2,000 hours flying tours and to the same well sites day after day does not necessarily make you a better pilot. If you cannot figure out the feel and systems on a machine at 200 hours 500 may not help much. I know pilots with 5,000 hours that scare the crap out of drillers on a long line. I have also seen pilots with 500 hours total time fly a long line that impress’s every one they work with. I have also witnessed guys with well over 2,000 hours that couldn’t think for themselves in the bush. Some operators like to claim 2,000 hours is an insurance requirement. I don’t know an insurance company that will not sell you insurance based on Total time. They will give you a better rate if you guarantee High Total time minimums. Some companies use the high minimums to recruit from other countries. They put out advertisements hoping no one will apply. No applications our unqualified applications make it easy to get Visa for out of country pilots. I wonder how quick companies would drop their minimums if the Federal Government refused all Visa for pilots. The moral why not hire people based on their ability not their hours. How do you expect people to get 2,000 hours and learn if know one wants to hire them until they have 2,000 hours.
  7. just looking

    Pilots leaving the industry

    Sorry i have to disagree. New pilots are defiantly lined up. However companies are asking for rediculous PIC time like 2,000 TT and 500 on type. Low timers can't get jobs as they don't have the hours.
  8. just looking

    Customer Service Reps

    I thought it was just me that couldn't figure out what brought on this rant.
  9. just looking

    Pilots leaving the industry

    I don't believe there is any price fixing in this industry. Its a dog eat dog industry. Besides price fixing is called Collusion and thats illegal. The only way its legal is if you call it OPEC then its legal.
  10. Anyone hear if this has been awarded. One would think by now it has been with the start date of June 1/18 Air Ambulance (helicopter & fixed wing) - BC Ambulance ServiceThe Emergency and Health Services Commission (BCEHS), represented by the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS), provides emergency and transfer air transportation services through contracted dedicated and ancillary air carriers, operating both fixed and rotary wing Aircraft, throughout British Columbia (BC). The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals for the supply and operation of 12 hours per day 7 days per week dedicated multi-engine helicopter air evacuation air ambulance service with the possibility of expansion to a 24 hours 7 days per week service at some point during the contract term. This service is to be based in Kamloops BC for the transport of patients primarily within Cariboo Shuswap Thompson, Okanagan and Kootenay Boundary areas of BC commencing on or about June 1, 2018, for a possible term of up to twelve (12) years. All amendments to the associated notice, including amended documents, plans and specifications (where applicable), are issued on BC Bid. MERX asks that you refer to the BC Bid notice for these amendments. MERX stipulates that potential bidders may also be required to register with the buying authority as a bidder/plan taker. The contact information can be found within the notice abstract.
  11. just looking

    TRK Helicopters Heli Ski Accident

    AS much as i don't see any harm in a CVR, i also see little need. You mentioned Hot Dogging in the bush. You are correct it happens not just in the bush. Most of it happens when the pilot is the sole passenger. So i am not sure would good a CVR will do.
  12. just looking

    Pilots leaving the industry

    That could be because this industry is in the tank. Operators work for less now then they were 10 years ago. Them union companies people talk about are the same companies demanding cheaper rates on a daily basis.
  13. just looking

    Pilots leaving the industry

    No hard feelings here.
  14. Discovery Air Inc. Announces Commencement of Restructuring Proceedings Discovery Air Inc. Announces Commencement of Restructuring Proceedings Under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act and Pending Sale Process to Preserve Business Affiliates of Clairvest Submit Bids to Purchase Assets Toronto, ON - March 21, 2018 - Discovery Air Inc. (“Discovery Air” or the “Corporation”) announced today that it was granted protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) pursuant to an order (the “Initial Order”) of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (“Court”). Pursuant to the Initial Order, KSV Kofman Inc. (“KSV”) was appointed as the CCAA monitor (“Monitor”). The principal purpose of the CCAA proceedings is to allow the Corporation to conduct a Court-supervised sale process (“Sale Process”) for its equity interest in its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. (“GSH”), Air Tindi Ltd. (“ATL”) and Discovery Mining Services Ltd. (“DMS”) (together, the “Subsidiaries”) and its residual interest in its former defence business. The Monitor will be leading the Sale Process, which is intended to enable the businesses to operate on a going-concern basis in the long term. None of the Subsidiaries have filed for CCAA protection. GSH, ATL and DMS each have the benefit of a stay of proceedings to prevent creditor actions against them as a result of the Corporation’s filing for CCAA protection. All of the Subsidiaries will continue to operate during the CCAA proceedings, and obligations to employees and suppliers of goods and services will continue to be met in the ordinary course. The CCAA proceedings will allow the Corporation and its subsidiaries to operate in a stabilized environment throughout the duration of the restructuring process. Subject to Court approval, the Sale Process will commence shortly. Clairvest Group Inc. and its affiliates (“Clairvest”) have submitted bids to purchase the Corporation’s above-described equity interests as stalking horse purchasers (the “Transactions”). Unless superior transactions to any of the four Transactions are consummated during the CCAA proceedings, the Transactions will be completed, subject to Court approval. Clairvest has also agreed to provide funding to the Corporation during these proceedings pursuant to a Court-approved debtor-in-possession financing facility. A copy of the Initial Order and other Court materials and information related to the Corporation’s CCAA proceedings is available on the Monitor’s website at www.ksvadvisory.com/insolvency-cases/discovery-air. About Discovery Air Discovery Air, through its subsidiaries, is a specialty aviation business with operations in the medevac equipped aircraft services, air charter services, helicopter operations and transport and logistics support sectors. Discovery Air’s unsecured convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol DA.DB.A). For further information, contact Paul Bernards at 416-246-2684. More News
  15. just looking

    Pilots leaving the industry

    I am sure this will start a huge debate. Not sure whom the electrician i. Yes he probably spent every night at home in his bed. He also probably worked 49 weeks times 8 hours a day = 1,960 hours last year for that money. I doubt you flew 500 hours for 30% less.