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  1. Layer layer layer, always wore some type of skins close to the body. Then some type of of Wooly Bears (or fleece) over that covered by high end MEC outer shell. Also for my paws some form of high end snug thin gloves, something that allows easy and non cumbersome access to switches or trim functions. Close by another heavier mitt to cover them for cruise (long haul). Booties, my preference soft Acton military mukluks, you used to be able to get them with double liners. The double liner trapped the body heat. Never had cold toes and they were quite flexible for peddle movement. Kit bag w
  2. So true Doug! Hence while at my old employers (both of them) who had flight schools they got rid of the weak and lazy very early on in their training (with explantion). They were not their to thief them, yes profit was important but as I stated above ..... they had morals!
  3. Great to see you still venture around here Phil. Hope you are doing well! Ronnie
  4. Good morning IB. I do not know if this will help but all I can do is offer you some opinion on what I have witnessed in the industry. First, do not be discouraged. Not all companies act in this manner. Personally, I have never witnessed this practice but yet I have heard of many organization that do just what you are addressing. My only thought is that a company (owner) are taking advantage of the low labor cost of having a newbie pilot work the ground for little or nothing. Yes, by the dangling the carrot. IMHO a company that conducts business in this manner is not worth
  5. Was having a not so great day with the longline. Driller comes on radio: "You be more comfortable to come down here and do this and I will go up there and do that?" 🤒
  6. Well now I feel like the goof. Should have read the entire thread not just a snippet! 🤒 Still simple in my mind. Rotor starts turning my personal flight time (log book starts ticking) rotor stops my flight time stops.
  7. My only advice, and it's worked well for me, is step up at every opportunity. As Bladestrike said!
  8. Fly47 If you are still on the site .... may I give you this. Having instructed abintio students and alot of sim time with older pilots learning new skills. You may find it somewhat challenging. It will depend alot on your background. Individuals at your age are normally much more focused and attentive. Obtaining the license will not be to difficult, again depending on your background. Finding the first job and keeping it though will be somewhat difficult. Why, well you are more mature and seasoned and will find it difficult to put up with the possible BS you may encounter
  9. Guys I am little confused. Now I have not read the entire 67 pages. So forgive me if this has been said. It has been many years since I flew VFR so maybe things have changed. VFR and IFR have many different billing schemes but one thing did remain the same AIRTIME. (Tech log / Journer log) Lets say I worked on a contract or adhoc job things were pretty much the same. When the A/C rotors start turning I noted the time. If I flew from point A to B let's say 1 hour airtime we would normal bill 1.1 (maybe 1.2) that is what the customer paid on his invoice. In the journey log (do they st
  10. Hey MEOB! Heard you got the new gig in YYT! Good on you....you deserve it! You will find it is a great city. You will work with some fine people. Enjoy your time there. I did. Get use to the FOG AT 60 KNOTS though. Lol Always wished we could have done it together. Carry on.
  11. Sitting in a drill camp at the supper table. Drillers, engineers and associated personal all in same area just gobbling down the 2 week old veg's and freezer burnt meat. (Oh the fun in tenting!😜) Directly across from me head in to his plate sits Mr Innis. As usual he was focused on his meal and was not (in my mind) listening to the light hearted banter. We had been in the same camp for many days working the same area both moving drills. The engineer quips to me "Did you keep up with the old fella today?" JI still does not look up. I say in fun thinking I may get a giggle or tw
  12. Sitting in a drill camp at the supper table. Drillers, engineers and associated personal all in same area just gobbling down the 2 week old veg's and freezer burnt meat. (Oh the fun in tenting!😜) Directly across from me head in to his plate sits Mr Innis. As usual he was focused on his meal and was not (in my mind) listening to the light hearted banter. We had been in the same camp for many days working the same area both moving drills. The engineer quips to me "Did you keep up with the old fella today?" JI still does not look up. I say in fun thinking I may get a giggle or tw
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