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  1. 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. 

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  2. 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.

    Hugh Andrews 1961 - 2019.jpg

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  3. "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 the rocks, and all I have really   learned,  is to maintain huge respect for the rocks. There are a lot of pilots that fly in the mountains but few I would call mountain pilots, I am still trying to become a “mountain pilot” "

    sirlandsalot - with that attitude I would say you can call yourself a Mountain Pilot - well said.

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  4. 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 complexity,  just trying to help that's all.

    Have a great holiday season and stay safe out there.



  5. 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 ownership of the document and be able to interface with TC on a knowledge basis. Keith at QualaTech produces quality material.
    Contact Keith: QualaTech Aero Consulting Ltd. – 250-213-5025 – k.green@qualatech.ca – for availability and pricing.
    Hope this is of help with your company compliance status.
    Good Luck and all the best for 2019
  6. 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


    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 before resuming active duty.

    Transport Canada (TC) Crew Resource Management (CRM) e-learning course.

    Transport Canada is offering a CRM e-learning course with the overarching goal to provide guidance necessary in the validation process of their CRM training program.

    TC training objectives are as follows:

    1)     TC’s Advisory Circular (AC) 700-042.

    2)     CRM training requirements checklist that forms part of AC 700-042.

    3)     Non-Technical Skill Elements and its relationship with TP 6533 Approved Check Pilot Manual.

    Follow the links provided and to take the time to review the 30 minute CRM e-learning course available in both official languages: http://tc.strategia.ca/client/Courses/MITT/CIV_CRME_EN_external/story_html5.html  

    Your Company Compliance Status? 

    Need a Solution?


    QualaTech Aero Consulting Ltd. has the solution:  providing the operator with a CRM template that meets all the requirements as per TC critical information. 

    1)     Inclusive of 90 to 95% of critical information in a usable TRAINING FORMAT.

    2)     Requires 5 to 10% input by the individual operator of your company pictures / case studies / discussions etc.  (Approximately 8 to 10 hours of company personnel time).

    3)     Promotes intellectual ownership of the CRM document and knowledge with which to inter-act with TC.

    4)     Easily integrates to making the correct COM amendment for TC submission.

    5)     Professional document for submission to the POI for review and acceptance.


    Keith Green - 1-250-213-5025


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