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Everything posted by pilot83

  1. Hope you’re getting mins and not just sitting there for your day rate + 1 hour flt pay! If you are, you are better off working at the local bowling alley cuz that dude is making more per hour than you. Ahhhhhhh but wait you get to tell all the chicks you’re a Pilot right! That’s why we all do it correct? And to answer your question it would be a 11 hour duty day as TC would like to see at least 30 mins prior to departure and 30 mins after landing for preflight/post flight and paperwork.
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    Hard to find guys

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    Hard to find guys

    Hahaha yup I guess so.
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    Hard to find guys

    I agree 100% flying has lost its luster and I’m tired of hearing “back in my day we’d leave in May and come back in October” we’ll thats why you’re all divorced and your kids hate you! Times have changed and work life/balance needs to be in the forefront of the operators mind now. But like freak said the usual people will pipe up and I’m sure someone will reply about being privileged or some other BS like that.
  5. Hahahahaha it’s a very relaxing and tourist friendly place. A real vacation hot spot.
  6. Hahahahahahahahaha that’s awesome. Well said freck
  7. Hahahahaha when’s this one gonna be on bladeslapper?
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    Getting back in the seat.

    A day or two to do DG wow! How many times did you fail it?
  9. Why would you wanna go fly in the states anyways it’s full of ’Murcans. Hahaha
  10. I’m sure you’ll do just fine in life. Seems like your well versed in the English language, at least written that is. You must also be very strong as well because that’s how you come across in the comments section in the forums web page of a Helicopter magazine. Probably huge in fact. Friendly tip * I know nowadays cell phone providers have unlimited plans and regularly offer free upgrades on phones, so my advice would be to maybe bring the Motorola razor into the local RadioShack and upgrade to a phone that has autocorrect so you don’t come off as an illiterate dipshit.
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    The job field

    Hahahahaha now the bullsh*t is starting to go around there’s one clown saying he made $600k last year and then a joker from the states chiming in now too. DAWS I said it before don’t quit your day job pinching pennies and doing inventory counts.
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    The job field

    Hahahaha keep your job as an accountant man, with the attitude you have portrayed in this thread I’m sure you will just turn out to be another statistic who gets a license and then never flys again. Every pilot started out sweeping floors, cleaning toilets, and helping the engineers on machines. When i was applying I would ask to clean the bathrooms not to fly. Go push your papers and crunch your numbers cuz if u think you can start out heliskiing or whatever you think your heads already to big to fit into the machine.
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    Best helicopter school in Canada right now ?

    Hahahaha I find it interesting how instructors with no industry experience can give students with no understanding of this industry advise on it. How can an instructor tell a student what an average day for a Pilot is who is on fires when he’s never been in one himself, Or what it’s like to be in a logging camp flying fallers or engineers, or just what a normal 3 week tour is like. I would agree and say go to a school where the instructors are active or have been active industry pilots. Not just 8000 hours of flying circuits and same pad approach’s and making YouTube videos.
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    Equipment for training

    I had a gentex for years, got it while I was in flight school was a great helmet to start out with. Now I have an Evo252 and won’t ever go back to anything else. Light and comfortable. Would definitely recommend. My opinion, but I would say shop around try some on if u can.
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    Customer Service Reps

    Everyone go to their safe spaces! Hahahaha
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    BC Air Ambulance contract

    I heard Phoenix in Ft Mac even bid on it. They must have ran out of famous celebrities and green peace workers to fly around.
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    Pilots leaving the industry

    F*uckin well said we are ALL under paid and undervalued for the responsibility we all have on us (pilots and engineers combined)
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    Evo Helmets in Canada?

    I bought an evo 252 a couple years back from helicopterhelmets.com. Awesome helmet light and fits nice I like the option of being able to detach the cord on the back of the helmet so you can get out to stretch your legs or pee and not worry about a cord dangling down, I also had an issue with the jack on the back of the helmet and called HH.com and the guy said it’s not under warranty anymore but yank out the cord if it breaks I got your back send it back and we’ll fix it, and they did no charge, they even wanted to send me a loaner helmet while mine was getting fixed for the week. They are awesome and really helpful. Don’t listen to 2Tall his review was useless and offered no Real reason as to why he regrets his purchase. Useless reviews from useless people. PM me if you want more info on it.
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    Evo 252 Helicopter Helmet's

    Bought mine through helicopter helmet.com, they were great to deal with. They even offered to send me a loaner helmet while they made mine. Would defiantly recommend using them.
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    Evo 252 Helicopter Helmet's

    I recently bought a 252, I used to have a gentex, it took me a couple weeks to get used to it but I like it a lot, it's light and comfy. I like how the cord comes out in the back makes it easy to get in and out of the machine without worrying about a cord dangling around your waist. Overall I think it's a great helmet. PM me if you have any questions maybe I can give you a bit more in depth info if you like.
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    What's Happening At Summit?

    Another one down at Summit, any takers on who's gonna be next?