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  1. well as a matter of fact, I got him back to the ground safely, and they carried him on the log back to his tree! happy ending for the world fastest sloth and the the slowest seismic pilot !
  2. well in general, wet spring means busy summer and vise versa, busy spring means wet summer, but never both! Back in my previous life on am i risk attack crew, we always figured a wet spring meant more fuel growth for the ripping summer about to come!
  3. I was long-lining seismic bags in the Amazon jungle on a 220’ line. Was on a steep slope and the bags kept rolling into a creek as I kept trying to perch them behind a stump before I released. Lost situational awareness and started moving my tail around. I heard a strange whooshing noise out my right side (a star door off) I looked to my right and there was an astar tail rotor diameter tube of green leaves horizontally flying out the right side. I had stuck my tail in the top of a tree, while hovering deep in the curve. I released all bags and held my breath as I hovered over to the near
  4. FYI, for the covid deniers…. Children’s Hospitals don’t close down for a flu. https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/alberta-childrens-hospital-to-close-75-per-cent-of-operating-rooms-by-monday
  5. Or just talk to an elderly that has lived through a pandemic….This is a first for most of us.
  6. I “heard” thick smoke, glassy water with a longline on. Machine is in the water.
  7. Very sad news. A real mentor for so many of us, global experience with countless hours and an amazing, genuine passion for helicopters . A person whom I hold the highest respect for, wish I could have thanked you one more time. You will be missed Richard, and thank you for the influence you had on all of us.
  8. 90% of the pilots I respect as professionals and can only wish to be equal too, don’t take part in these forums anymore. Just the bitter people that are pissed off with the industry. I come on once a month to see what’s new, and it’s the same group of people complaining about everything, arguing and insulting each other.
  9. I hope I will still have a medical and can do it at 70....
  10. Movie filming from a helicopter is a very small industry, and it sucks trying to give a nagging cameraman/photographer his shot. Scanning is boring, there is not much work doing it and you have to get up too early. Drones can have it.
  11. Yes, sorry from me as well, I tried to erase my post after I saw it was a duplicate with no success. I thought I merged it somehow.
  12. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/universal-helicopters-closes-1.5586297
  13. Wonder if it has something to do with the the 4 Super Pumas, two of which have tanks......that a bc company has recently acquired....
  14. Crusty....is that Eagle Crusty? Or another Crusty.
  15. I am aware of the flight manual and the checks. What I asked is WHY do we do it at 100% ?
  16. Thanks for a good reply, a few of my coworkers don’t do the check, and/or do it at ground idle as they want to rule out any chance of hitting the gov switch by accident. I personally feel this is wrong, but to each and their own I guess.
  17. It’s a constant flow pump that maintains PSI no matter the rpm.
  18. Having a discussion here, with lots of opinions, So here I go with my first post in years onto the vertical forums!!! Why is it the hydraulic control check is done at 100% vs doing it at the preliminary hydraulic check at ground idle? Other than because the flight manual says so.....? is it because of blade sailing or potential contact of blade and tail? aaaaaaand go!
  19. I am just waiting to read an accident report of a iPad suction mount falling off above the centre console of a 212 and hitting the gov or fuel switches in flight.....
  20. Look at training at Mountian View Helicopters in Springbank. Learning to fly at the elevations of Calgary will degrade the performance of your helicopter a lot. flying at altitude can be a very big deal in a helicopter. So you might as well learn to fly at altitude, seeing as how you more than likely will spend a good chunk of your career working at altitude. Doing a full on auto in the lower mainland of BC vs doing an auto in Springbank is an entirely different animal, the far more difficult one being the latter. Save yourself the pain and agony, and train on a Robinson, not be
  21. Heliskiing bites again, every year....... Same Place had a roll over in 2017. It always surprises me come fire season, and all the stories of bade strikes, hard landings, roll overs come out yet I never seem to hear of them. I always wanted to heli ski, and that was my first exposure to helicopters at a young age,.....now, I don’t think so, especially for 600 bucks a day if your lucky. 2017roll over below, blue river. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/helicopter-crash-mike-wiegele-1.3920043
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