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  1. Typical Vertical. Can never seem to get thru a topic without bickering. No one on this site is entitled to an opinion without someone either putting them down or name calling.
  2. Not sure fixed wing is a great option right now either.
  3. Great Slave was Started by Rod and Allen would. I believe their first Machine was BFH. The worked out of a small hanger in Yellowknife until they out grew it. They then moved into the Echo Bay hanger. They worked closely with Echo Bay helping support Echo Bay 206. Eventually Echo Bay sold their helicopter to GSH and John Buchlandt went with it. John stayed with GSH until Adam started Acasta. I believe John is now there.
  4. With the markets the way they are i am thinking Fires maybe the only hope this Summer. I am sure funding is drying up for exploration and everything else.
  5. TwinOtterFan go and do what your heart tells you to do. Not sure if some people on this forum just need to get out of aviation. I personally love the North. I know a pile of Fixed and Rotary pilots that have spent their whole career flying in the North and still love it. Thank god for these people as the North would be nothing without them. If everyone took DGP advise and left the north there would be No jobs in the South and the North would die.
  6. Wow that's the pot calling the kettle black. You may want to go back and read this topic from the start. No wonder people are sick of this industry.
  7. You guys are hilarious. Helicopter crashes in Kaui and kills 7 and not a post or comment. Someone asks about becoming a helicopter pilot and there is 5 pages and 40 comments. What a screwed up forum.
  8. The beauty is his love of having his picture taken has caught up to him
  9. It won’t be long and Halloween will be abolished. God knows if you dress up you may upset some ethnic race. Hope the no one ever finds out when I was a kid I played cowboys and Indians. Some days I was a cowboy shooting Indians. Other days I was an Indian shooting at cowboys.
  10. This is confusing. Great slave decade Bankruptcy 1 year ago. So is this the Old GSH declaring bankruptcy 1 week ago our the now GSH. Date and time of bankruptcy: Date of trustee appointment: Meeting of creditors: Chair: July 08, 2019, 14:28 July 08, 2019 July 24, 2019, 14:00
  11. I have been having issues with some of my Garmin. I have a 396, 496 for aviation and a 420S for boating. All of these units are having trouble picking up satellites. Anyone else having issues.
  12. Cant agree more. The attitude of some of the people posting here is a good reason for it.
  13. This is more likely why it was extended.
  14. So did they are didn't they. Is this just another heard from a friend that heard from a friend that heard from another. A press release our something would be nice.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. I thought it was just me that couldn't figure out what brought on this rant.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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