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  1. On 5/9/2022 at 10:56 AM, CM119 said:

    I’ve worked for my share of Canadian companies I’d never consider again lol.  It’s all what you want, but Canada isn’t even ranking third world anymore, more like fifth or sixth for the heli game.  The real work is outside these borders for now unfortunately, which the company in question definitely had the balls to pursue.  

    Might as well spread the misery around for sure.

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  2. 26 minutes ago, Pinnacle said:

    Every single company in Canada is looking for pilots and engineers just look in the careers tab, simply too many aircraft and not enough guys.

    the foreign drivers fill the seat to get by for the season, some stay and make a life here and still carry an accent. 

    As said will be interesting to see how much iron sits as no drivers

    back to the original post... the market is in our hands wages are going up for pilots and engineers here's to a safe summer ahead 

    So rinse and repeat then. And no not every single company is looking. Mostly just the usual suspects.

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  3. 22 minutes ago, Iceman said:

    27 years in and ready to move on. The absolute worst thing about being a helicopter pilot is the lack of home life (like being home every night). 

    Don't get me wrong, the experience from High Arctic to Sunny Tropics has been amazing. 

    But then we get old and possibly lonely and I even wonder if it was worth it. 

    Would never do it again if I could start over.

    Yup! The nicest view in the machine with the lowest pay.

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  4. 32 minutes ago, just looking said:

    You claim your mins went up even after arguing

    I believe you are claiming you are a pilot in high demand as your phone is ringing off the hook. So are you a pilot or an owner. 

    I will not PM our say anything to you or anyone else about who is giving leases without mins. Why would i want to do that and have you running around trying to get what they negotiated. Seems to me You are just a right fighter. Is there a lot of topics you reply to that you don't get into with someone. Enough said have a nice day. I will no longer post on this topic.

    You don't have to be an owner to be in the loop.

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  5. 1 hour ago, fan2 said:

    I guess we all just have to live with the reality now that until there is a need for a pilot to fly their helicopter on the chance of a hire, we will just find ourselves sitting unpaid, by the phone, waiting for a call, from a company like this one? I hope this doesn't become a norm...

    No wonder this place is dropping pilots like flies...

    Well you might but my and my friends phones have been ringing off the hook.

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    5 hours ago, just looking said:

    The point is probably the owners would rather go broke parked with something sellable. Then go broke with something they can't sell because they can't afford to fix it.

    Kind of amazes me how some people think operators should go out and work for nothing a long as the flight crew are not asked to take a wage roll back. If the owners ask for wage cutbacks then everyone gets on the forum and calls them cheap. It's ok for the owners to work for nothing. Just don't ask me to do that.

    Who asked that? Maybe certain companies should not undercut the going rates and maybe they could stay above water in slower times. If they can't afford to fix their machines because they undercut rates they only have themselves to blame. You make zero sense.

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