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  1. Right on, would it be proper to name the company? That is an awesome moral booster while in the field. Have a safe summer out there.
  2. Sincere condolences to the the families and friends of the deceased and to industry brothers and sisters involved. RIP.
  3. It was brought to my attention that an operator here in Canada has found a great and unique way of recycling their Survival Kit Contents. The contents that are being replaced - still good and very usable - are being donated to the Ukrainian Church in their area and being gratefully accepted and will be shipped over to the Ukraine. So if you are going thru your survival kits and looking to refresh them this maybe a great way to help keep them out of the garbage and headed in a direction where they can be utilized by humans that are having a tough time of it right now.
  4. R.I.P Ed and condolences to the family. He certainly had a good run of it in the rotary world here in Canada. Did seismic along side him, always a gentleman.
  5. Nice shout out to Fred and Brad at Valley Heli. - well done, but not surprising.
  6. Geez, Don did not even realize you were in country when the last case was "found" - and what about those outside of the Ottawa region that were involved in that adventure?
  7. Not all medical extensions are eligible, be sure to read CAR's 404.06 & 404.18 & page 15 of your Aviation Document Booklet.
  8. Celebration of Life for Hugh - Aero-Smith Heli Service Hangar / 1020 Virginia Road / Coombs, BC Saturday - October 05, 2019 - 1400 hrs.
  9. Hugh McRae Andrews 1961 - 2019 - On September 15th in a tragic house fire in DeSable, Prince Edward Island; Hughie was lost to his family and the helicopter community. He will be sadly and greatly missed by his wife and two daughters and all of those of us whom crossed his path in the world of helicopters. He was a unique member of the rotary wing varsity, a professional with a quick smile and joke to help lighten your day. RIP my friend.
  10. "I did just over 20 hours in the southern Rockies in a jet box. It was the most humbling thing I have ever done. I laugh at the 5 hour hac course. I also feel if you have 1000 hours in the rocks you are still far, far from a experienced mountain pilot and potentialy a even bigger hazard because you may be over confident and think your a mountain pilot.. Now, years later I have flown on oxygen in the Andes in Chile and Peru, was base pilot on the continental divide.. I can tell you I still do not feel remotely as experienced as I would like think I am. I still am very humble flying in t
  11. To Simpleton and Tough Times: I am not "shilling my wares", however it is in response to AMPM first's post asking for availability of help. Mr. Green actually does not participate on this forum. It is a solution to those operators whom are going to have trouble fulfilling to get this mandate from TC completed and implemented by Jan. 31/19. Trying to be pro-active and help out the industry, if operators do not have it completed and all their active crews trained they will be in violation. Long story short download a copy of AC 700-042, read completely and look at the c
  12. In light of the current 702 & 703 TC regulations looming, thought you might be interested in a viable solution for your operations to be in compliance by the January 31, 2019 deadline. I realize this is going to be a daunting task for many, many operators and feel this is an option you might want to investigate. QualaTech Aero Consulting Ltd., has been diligently working on a template where 90 to 95% of the material has been gathered and addressed to fit the TC format for submission, COM amendment etc., the 5 to 10% inputs on your behalf will help you to take owners
  13. There is some relief on the horizon: Keith Green - 1-250-213-5025 k.green@qualatech.ca Crew Resource Management Transport Canada Advisory Circular 700-042 CRM COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS BY JANUARY 31, 2019: 1) Company Operations Manual Amendment: CRM training plan - submitted by January 31, 2019. 2) Application to Primary Operations Inspector (POI): Approval for CRM training program as applicable to company specific – submitted by January 31, 2019. 3) Active Pilots: Trained by January 31, 2019. 4) Non- Active Pilots: Trained
  14. Darcy, Congratulations on your endeavors, just ordered my paperback online this AM and looking forward to the read. All the best to you as an author. OTR.
  15. As always a gentlemanly reply Coastdog. We are all on a continual learning curve and hopefully "note writer" will be able to sit back and reflect and move forward with more decorum when his next opportunity arises as it surely will. Warm Regards,
  16. Very cool you and Bently keep the fun meter pegged hard over to the right. Life is about the journey.
  17. You might want to try HTS - Helicopter Transport Services in Canada or Construction Helicopters in the USA both of whom have recently operated S58T's in recent history and they may be so kind as to share with you. Good Luck.
  18. Phil, More info @ hfbcl@shaw.ca
  19. Started in Campbell River by Nick S. and Terry La. ran for a maybe 6 - 7 months and disappeared. It was a nice bird.
  20. As another year of international strife is earmarked, may all you peace keepers stay safe, and know you are appreciated. The families at home are too in thought. Bryan Adams just did a great tribute to our Canadian Veterans with a song sung by soldier's wives, of the Princess Pats. Great job.
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