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  1. Evo Helmets in Canada?

    I've heard mixed reviews on the EVO. Anyone had any experience with Bonehead? Specifically their Aries model helmet? I'm thinking about getting one but haven't seen one in the flesh. http://www.boneheadcomposites.com/m8/216--aries-flight-helmet-with-comms-and-integrated-visor.html
  2. Sad News

    Link to the fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/trust-fund-for-mason
  3. Hi all, Wondering if anyone can recommend a good accountant. I fly full time in Canada for most of the year but did some contracting overseas over the winter. Hoping for someone who knows a bit about this sort of stuff, it's all a bit complicated for me. I'm based in Kelowna. Cheers
  4. Wheel Chair Seat

    If you can get one with the lock out valve, you can move air around 4 chambers and lock it in place. Helps when you're out the door all day, keeps your spine a bit straighter. I use the Roho QS99C.
  5. Not sure yet. This will be my first time doing it.
  6. Yah, it's looking super complicated. Doesn't help that their tax year ends on June 30. I will be a contractor, not an employee. Oh well, better than sitting around on EI!
  7. Any of you guys have experience contracting in Australia? Wondering what I need to set up and how it will affect my tax here. Going to do the fire season there and come back for our summer.
  8. Anyone done this in a LH 350?
  9. Yes, it definitely does. Don't get me wrong, I agree the system has been abused and needs some serious work, and that a local guy should always be hired before a foreigner. But in the big scheme of things, it's a global industry, and there are just as many Canadians working overseas taking other locals jobs as there are foreigners in Canada. The stuff that's gone on at Sunwing and certain helicopter operators is unacceptable and needs to be fixed. BigD, I have been following the other threads but I wanted a simple, clear explanation without all the "THEY TOOK ERRR JOOOBBSS" that seems to get rolling in these discussions. I'm a Canadian permanent resident, and I was never sponsored under an LMO or TFW program.
  10. Can someone explain like I'm 5? How is employing foreign pilots reducing an operator's costs? LMO applications cost money, and all the foreign pilots I've met don't work for any less than the Canadians next to them. I'm genuinely curious.
  11. Thoughts? http://www.shephardmedia.com/news/rotorhub/heli-expo-2015-introducing-h160/ http://www.airbushelicopters.com/website/en/ref/H160_204.html
  12. Bit more info with a list of parts: http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-128454-101-.htm#128454
  13. I tried PMing Skids, but his inbox must be full. Any chance we can get a new subforum, maybe within this General forum, for all these CADOR postings? I'm not against posting them, I just think that the General forum is starting to get a bit flooded by CADORs and not as much industry discussion. Thoughts?
  14. Here's a question. From how it's been explained to me, the Canadian government doesn't consider pilots to be "working" (for the purpose of hours worked for the year, averaging, etc) unless we are actively flying. So all the time where we are refueling, flight planning, briefing customers, waiting in the field, inspecting aircraft, etc, we are not actually "working". This is why we aren't paid overtime, despite working 14 hour days throughout the year, while maintenance are considered to be working. Perhaps if we were considered to be working for the whole time we are actually working, there might be better conditions? Unless I'm way off the mark and my employer is telling me the wrong thing.
  15. Good video from Eurocopter regarding an IIMC incident. Was going to post in the videos section, but thought it might warrant some good discussion and input here. As the fire season kicks off, we all need to remember that smoke can be just as bad as cloud (or worse).
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