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  1. So you figure it out yet bad burritos. 10% of the scum of this industry are on the forum according to this guy. Its just like anything else you read online these days. It’s all just opinions created from different experiences. Some bitter some not. Lots of BS, like any other industry. Only difference is everyone seems to think they are really important once a helicopter gets involved. good luck to you.
  2. Can’t remember my last scenic flight. I don’t have a problem saying no to a customer. That’s the difference between a pilot with experience and a low timer. None of us get paid enough for pushing weather. I especially don’t push weather to get my clients out into the bush. It’s just a job. Your not special because you can fly below weather minimums.
  3. Your must be an awesome pilot (sarcasm). I’d rather play it safe and have the customers upset with me and still be alive. Your the reason low time pilots get pushed around by the customers. “Last guy did it”. where do you work so I never make the mistake of working with you? How long have you been in the industry?
  4. I haven’t heard of any layoffs yet. I know a few pilots that are currently in training and some that just finished. Also some are postponed. I think some operators are waiting to see what happens with TC and training extensions. Looks like HAC is working hard trying to get training & PPC’s extended until the end of October. “March 27, 2020 Ladies & Gentlemen: It has been a wild ride – and it’s not nearly over yet. HAC has been participating in calls with TC three times a week on this subject. Yesterday’s call was the most productive so far. Draft minutes of the te
  5. I didn't realize that Part III of the Canada labour code changed in 2019. I'm not sure what HAC is trying to argue. http://mediaedgedigital.com/supplierinsights/hac/hac-continues-to-push-for-exemptions-to-the-new-hours-of-work-provisions-in-the-canada-labour-code If I am in the Arctic, I would be on shift. so what does it matter if the customer wants to go flying in an hour?? Why would I need 24 hour or 96 hour notice? I could see if i'm at home on a rotation and am needed back at work ASAP this could become a problem. What am I missing?????
  6. Heard a rumor from a few people that Alberta forestry might be starting to average hours this year. Anyone know more?
  7. Hahahaha. shakey why did you tell him. Now I could lose my feeble career. haha
  8. Sorry Old, I mistook your previous posts as negative and derogatory towards pilots. I do have an excellent rotation and I am compensated very well. In the past I have worked for companies all using the hour averaging program. I know what some of these guys are going through. Every company I have worked for has a different way of recording hours worked. If I was looking for work. I would make the employer explain how the company expects me record time worked in the interview, just so there are no surprises. If the employer thinks I’m going to be a problem and doesn’t want to hire me,
  9. ya I guess we should all be thankful that we don’t have to dig ditches. I guess us scum bag pilots couldn’t do anything else but dig ditches. Lol.
  10. My 15 years in the industry has taught me the only difference between the low time pilot and experienced pilot is, you clean less toilets and sweep the hangar less if your busy flying. I’ve seen CP’s cleaning toilets. I highly doubt any company will want a minimum wage 100 hour pilot looking at the books.
  11. Sh*t. You may have just solved everyone’s problem. Make sure you tell every TC inspector in all the regions. The two I talked to both had a different opinion, and actually got in a bit of a dispute about it.
  12. More people should be reporting abuse of the program. Here is the link if anyone feels a company has abused the TFW program. https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/foreign-workers/fraud.html
  13. Not the pilots and operators that are competing in Ft Nelson. I’m just guessing, but the operating cost is got to be lower with all TFW’s as employees. So do the Canadians have to go to NZ for interviews or would they be kind enough to do video interviews like for the Aussies? I was having a few beers with a relative a few days ago and he said “why are most of the heli pilots in Canada from NZ and OZ” I said “I’m guessing that you were flying in fort Nelson” I also mentioned that maybe he should use a company that doesn’t take advantage of the TFW program.
  14. I have met the owner when I flew into Chetwynd. He seemed like a really nice guy. Anyways "just looking" when was the last time you saw a flying position posted for a 100 hour pilot. You never know maybe they will get to do ferry fights or learn something. i don't know many pilots that got hired for flying positions straight out of flight school.
  15. I wouldn't say that all the unemployed pilots are whiners. It's been a slow year for a lot of companies and they may have had to layoff more employees than usual. thanks for the positivity tip, I'll try that next time I'm looking for a job.
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