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  1. GrayHorizons

    Hard to find guys

    I'm almost certain some companies hire Human Resource personnel for the sole purpose of the companies benefit with labour laws. Not for the benefit of the employee. They know the law, and know the cost risks of a labour dispute claim, and usually know they will lose the fight, but will drag it on as long as possible in the hopes you drown in debt before they do and give up. There is very little repercussions for them when caught breaking the rules.
  2. Did I not read it was going to be at the south end of the airport? And one pic was showing them in a gravel pit, at the south end of the airport, still undeveloped? I know I was making assumptions, but is there anything else out there stating or showing otherwise?
  3. google maps are pretty up to date, and there appears to be zero new development at the airport.
  4. GrayHorizons

    The original "ORANGE"?

    I suppose I could. But I better do it before the carbon tax kicks in and I have to declare bankruptcy and become homeless. I draw the line at one aircraft though. If the whole fleet is crap, we better put out a RFP and hope it goes to the highest bidder so that they can profit more off buying the lowest quality paint in the end. I just feel embarrassed for those that have to fly around in it.
  5. GrayHorizons

    The original "ORANGE"?

    is there money in the budget to at least wax this thing? I'll gladly do it for free if its too much trouble.
  6. GrayHorizons

    Comments on BC Helicopters as flight school

    I wondered if it was Icing myself. 😀
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    Comments on BC Helicopters as flight school

  8. GrayHorizons

    Blue River Heliski rollover

    you have to love a clientele that takes a near death experience and puts it behind them and goes right back at it. Skiers pay alot of money, they sure dont want to lose that vertical footage.
  9. GrayHorizons

    The original "ORANGE"?

    I'm a cheerleader? mmmmk. Rah Rah Rah...Gooooooo Team!!!!!!
  10. GrayHorizons

    The original "ORANGE"?

    This statement below from Blackmac is what I agree with. And with my opinion that Ornge is run poorly and not with fiscal responsibility in mind of the taxpayer, thats where I have issues. Whether my data is right or wrong, or my opinion is different from others, there hasnt been much fact checking by those who disagree in an attempt to soothe my opinion. Theres alot of posturing though. Mostly by the ones employed by the company I critique. And thats expected, but it also makes these people biased. I'm not biased, I'm not working for a company who would want this contract. I'm just a shareholder as an ontario taxpayer who wants my money spent wisely. As I've said before, as long as the cost justifies the end product, I'm willing to pay up and man up. But I still dont see that as the case here. Open the process, remove the sole sourcing of Ornge, and let the bidding process begin. It will either win, or fail but at least the options were explored. "The only time any Canadian government should be taking work away from the private sector is when it's established that the private sector is unable to provide the service, after due diligence, on the part of the government procurement section, having produced a statement of requirement issued by whatever department."
  11. GrayHorizons

    The original "ORANGE"?

    in 2016, the date of that document, you're saying those are CHL supplied numbers???
  12. GrayHorizons

    The original "ORANGE"?

  13. that was close https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/video-close-call-for-one-helicopter-flying-over-niagara-falls
  14. GrayHorizons

    The original "ORANGE"?

    I also believe with an RFP, there has to be an independent review of some sort especially with government contracts. They themselves cited high fuel costs and complexity of the aircraft as reasons to consider other aircraft. Fuel hasnt gotten cheaper and the only saving grace is the engineers learn over time. If the RFP is completely done in house, it lends fact that it can remain biased and in this case to protect the shady choices and the people involved to begin with. There's no doubt more high profile people were involved than just Mazza. They had their fall guy, no need to let more heads roll. Imagine the further embarassment, as they are trying to recover from all the previous bruhaha under Mazza that the best choice actually wasn't their first choice with the 139. We all know the purchase went to Agusta because of the kickbacks and whatnot. No wonder other aircraft weren't considered. The other manufacturers wouldn't play ball. Be a hard pill to swallow to admit further defeat.
  15. GrayHorizons

    The original "ORANGE"?

    does it bring better service for the money paid? then bring it on. BTW - whatever happened to the 7 million dollar man was a long time coming, and he never should have made that salary to begin with. you cannot argue that fact. So in essence, to stop the bleeding, the arm had to be cut off. Consider how many more years that leach could have run the company and stole taxpayers money compared to the final payout that stopped it. I would like to see where the 200 million quote came from, can you offer a link?