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  1. Not that I wear flightsuits, but I have worn plenty of coveralls. they are, lets say...not very flattering. Long torso, short limbs...the crotch about knee height. Awesome. I envy Pilots with fitted flight suits because you easily fit that Top Gun persona. While maintenance staff looks like a mass murderer on a day pass. A two piece would be more flexible for wearing in several ways. But my only concern would be in an accident with a fire, if it would stay covering all of you and help prevent those burns. Something to keep in mind.
  2. from one extreme to the other. (i hope everyone knows this is your laying on the couch after feasting on too much turkey voice and you probably have cramps) the real truth lies in the middle somewhere. The extremes balance out. There's some terrible operations, some amazing ones too, and a whole lot in the middle that make up the backbone of a great industry most of us enjoy. (most is emphasized)
  3. if you're one of those guys and the shoe fits....
  4. 23...pages...of...spam....I guess we know the moderating staff is on vacation, and the spammers are working overtime this holiday. Merry Christmas to everyone who possibly finds my post hidden in the middle of the spam tsunami.
  5. if you're insulted by my comment than it did what it was supposed to. I aim to call out anyone if the shoe fits. as much as you believe your opinion matters, so does mine. but in all honestly i wasn't directing my comments at you so take your fragility and chill. I have no problem if someone points out the positive and negative aspects that separate the fixed wing and rotary worlds, thats a fair discussion. it gets very old very fast listening to the same old posts about people saying the industry sucks. its exactly what you make it out to be. some guys want it to suck, they try very hard to make it suck...for everyone. They are a cancer to the industry, there is no arguing that. They are the ones that should have turned right, instead of left and taken a different career path. carry on.
  6. Since i've been in this industry over 30yrs, I know that there are many views on whats good and whats bad. and i especially get a kick out of the replies in here. please take them for what they are.... their experience. your experience will be different depending on how you approach the situations laid before you. I encourage you to chase your dreams, be prepared to fall, or to soar. No one can determine your outcome or direction except yourself. And remember, some guys are so protective of their feeble careers they will try to steer you astray for their own protection.
  7. Simpleton and his roofies. the only way to get someone to spend anytime near him.
  8. and you guys are??? scientists?? I think not. so that means you're getting your info from a source. is your source reputable? could your source perhaps be wrong? could it be from the manufacturer of the product that cares about as much as you as cigarette manufacturers do? What I am saying is, there is an unknown, there is a discrepancy with data, and it's not all cut and dry. I'm glad you have no qualms about using the product. fill your boots. Others have not been so fortunate, and they have a right to challenge this as much as you have a right to say, "meh, i'm not dead yet"
  9. Ok Simps, post #2, Post #5, Post 8,9, 11 and 16, Post 18 and post 20....all yours. Not a single one on the topic that offers any value at all. dead air to be honest. Whether or not the rest of us have been on topic is moot point because you're such an insensitive jerk, you need to be put in your lane. The original link offers a side of the story regarding roundup. those who have been exposed to it, can watch it play out, or ignore it. If it doesn't affect you, why are you even here offering a comment? I know lots of people who have used roundup, me too. I know some of them have / had cancer. One day, that may be me too. So I have vested interest in the outcome, whether roundup is found to be the cause or not, I'm not the scientist here. I have to pay attention to those who are. No one who is fighting any cancer that may be linked to its use, deserves a comment of "yawn" from your pathetic being. now, can you kindly stop being an insensitive jerk and trying to blame everyone else for it. we arent the problem
  10. no ones riled up. you're stirring of the pot is a pathetic attempt at best. go home little boy
  11. I rest my case, you have nothing to add about the topic at hand. at best you tried to deflect the conversation to something else totally unrelated.
  12. Simplemind, and you are? a doctor? a scientist? no wait, you're just a f*cking twat. You're opinion is as worthless as most of your comments. Come back when you have something far more interesting that what you found on google authored by monsanto.
  13. pretty soon the minimum wage to survive will surpass what the entry level people in our industry start at. Im not sure how this per diem affects me in the big picture. I contract under my own company, I give all my receipts to my accountant. I believe I claim $51 a day while away from home working. But seeing that higher number published makes me think shouldn't be doing only $51?? I suppose I should talk to my accountant more.
  14. I wouldnt worry about a bad season. they aren't going to park helicopters while the forest burns. They will still be crewing them and fighting. Helicopter companies will still thrive on fires. Greta and Elon are corroborating on a solar powered S92 that can run all day long on just pennies and put out 10 times more fire than any of its predecessors. this decision may mean more fires get bigger and out of control, and when they do, they'll just declare state of emergencies and chase the Federal government for the cash to fund the fire response with even more helicopters and crews. the province saves money, the Feds cover more. As a tax payer I feel the pinch and start to eat whole wheat KD three times a day to survive.
  15. we know. Blackmac has an axe to grind about some things.
  16. well, you being the mechanic pretty much determines whether you have the best or worst maintained aircraft out there as for being the best place to work (or worst) thats subjective depending on what you want out of it. bottom line is the question you pose is so broad, no one could fairly comment on a whole segment of the industry unless they have worked for every single one of them.
  17. 🍺 thats a very fitting tribute to him. rest easy Dean.
  18. although late to the party at times, i suppose we can at least thank you for the effort.👍
  19. what? the self described rotary god doesn't have the crystal ball answer?? you let us all down. #fail
  20. I think I was a better cowboy than an "indian". But we cant even use that term anymore either. I'm the type of person who believes in evolving. we all do it in one way or another. Life is about making mistakes and correcting them. it's who we correct them for that becomes a problem. People make careers out of being hurt by someone or something all the time, we dont need to apologize to every butt hurt person out there. They need to grow as people as well. My thoughts on Trudeau, I agree with the hypocrisy he exudes, the virtue signalling is nauseating. On top of that he's a terrible prime minister. The Liberals stand a better chance without him at the helm. Unfortunately you can still see how he controls his liberal politicians, they all spew forth the worst *** kissing in the media after this story broke that makes me want to vomit. Voting in Canada can be compared to our industry because, no matter who you work (vote) for, no one is perfect.
  21. As long as it isn't a yearbook photo like Justin Trudope recently released
  22. you said cheaper...I'm totally hooked now cuz i'm all about cheap....how much will it cost me compared to my usual cab ride that is 40km one way? lets not get into poor weather scenarios at this point, as there are too many to discuss, but if its a well accepted fact that drones will be our new mode of transport, someone must have an idea on cost for my 40km trip.
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