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AH1 last won the day on October 24 2011

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  1. Girl I know has run JetA in her new Dodge Diesel truck since new, has 60,000Ks on it now, runs great. Adds a cap full of diesel additive from Canadian tire in each fill. She loves it.
  2. That's exactly what's happening. The companies that treated their crew like crap over the last few years are now paying the price. There is no increase in work. Nice *** kissing effort though.
  3. Stories? The Nationwide Helicopters story should take the wind out of your sails.
  4. I can't believe this thing is replacing the Jetranger.
  5. Someone I know has bought two tractor trailers from DRMO that were full of helicopter tooling. He tells me that the markings indicate that they were for 204B/C (UH1B/C) repair and maintenance. There are no actual helicopter parts. I did tell him that any aircraft parts are taboo and should be destroyed if found. The question is, what about the jigs and tooling. Are they also not allowed?
  6. ....weellll, you could bring back the icefeeld topic.
  7. Hey you young wizards, can anyone post a link to download a program to do W&B for 206B, 206L3 and ASTAR? KISS principle preferred. Thanks.
  8. KyleP: Your not a pilot. Period. You should not be suggesting that there is an allowable element of risk that should be pushed by aircrew just because it's a medivac. When's the last time a customer jumped in and said "sorry, totally my fault for pushing, punish and fine me"? I've done medivacs, and I completely distance myself from the patient. All decisions are made exclusive of someone elses urgency.
  9. And, if Clint Armstrong is still there, you'll be in the company of one of the best AStar guys in the country.
  10. I'm leaving soon, but regarding mentoring and passing on experience to the new guys, it's been my experience that it goes two ways: those that are eagre to learn, and those new guys who know everything thank you very much. With those ones, I can only hope its and open bar at their funeral. I feel morally obligated to keep someone from hurting themselves when it could have been avoided, and to do so without screaming in their faces like some pricks that I know.
  11. $300 day plus $25 hr in this shakey economy?? I'M IN!! Loan me your Snap On's!!
  12. This is turning into an intersting topic. It would appear that the newer mechanics are not up to speed as to what is required, and where they are expected to work. The job has not changed in 30 years, so that's not the problem. I don't understand how they can go to school for years and not be exposed to the job environment. To act totally stunned when they show up and are expected to actually go in the bush is beyond me. What did they expect? I saw this scenario happen with the company I worked for last year. Young new mechanic showed up at a very very nice northern base, didn't really have to go anywhere, and yet didn't want to be away from the big lights. I was suprised when he actually quit, I thought he was doing just fine. Perhaps the whole issue has more do do with a changing or morphing society, it certainly isn't the job, and in fact, from my observation, some things have actually gotten better from a bush perspective. Companies have been giving substantial compensation, and yet it's always the same thing, "I don't want to be here" Beats me.
  13. Yes, unfortunately there are some stupid young engineers just like there are some stupid young pilots. Oops, did I say that out loud?
  14. Why not hire some apprentices, put them through the program, allow them a living wage, don't treat them as indentured slaves, and perhaps they will stay with you. Everybody wants, nobody gives. I wouldn't want my kids anywhere near this business after what I've seen at some companies. And, I just love those we want someboy elses employees ads. Train your own. This, by the way, is not directed at you, Heliian, it's just a broad band statment.
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