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  1. Condolences to family and friends.
  2. Call Richard Lajoie, he is the chief rotary instructor for CCG out of Ottawa. He's a great guy and surely has tons of info. 613-998-0544 / richar.lajoie@tg.gc.ca
  3. Our condolences to the pilot's family and to Campbell Heli.
  4. It's not charter work like most helicopter companies, it is privately owned as company helicopter and to be flown like a corporate jet. The company can fly whomever they want to just like those jets do under the business aviation rules.
  5. Its going home for inspection, another one will replace it soon.
  6. I was 22, in the Air Force. Got my Wings at 23 and started flying 212s, then BV107s then S61s then back to the old B06. OMG I have gone full circle.
  7. Uh the 212 lifts more than the 412 especially with their fickle mast torque thing!
  8. I've had trouble reading those **** things ever since they got rid of those little circles with the lines through them....
  9. It isn't so much a matter of backbone at TC but a matter of being practical. Many of the restrictions were written based on older aircraft and they have yet to catch up to performance a bit. One must consider the location of the pad and the prime operator. While the pad may be available to all operators it will often be restricted to those with twin engine helicopters and those who do use it will have company procedures that allow them to meet the criteria in their flight profiles. If this was not done then no current EMS helicopter operator would be able to meet the requirement to la
  10. Thanks Helilog56, the bottom line here is communications. We are all guilty of doing this poorly at one time or another. People from 'any' and all walks of life can sometimes get a little self centered and forget courtesy. One can also approach people after an event and discuss it or clarify things so it does not repeat itself.
  11. Let's not cast too many stones here lads. There are knuckleheads in every field of life,including aviation whether it be civil or military. This thread was posted in a military forum and the pilots involved responded to it. They all agreed that more courtesy was needed but also explained that what was witnessed had more to it. As for the waiting Jet Box that pilot had been asked by the military guys if they needed to move right away and they were told there was no rush. As for the C172 the rotorwash comment was meant in jest by someone with a very dry wit. That pilot felt awful when
  12. CH124A Sea King has no problem getting to 40 feet hands off. Pretty ancient system but it does work. Did love the 212 and the BV107 but gotta say the S61 was the grand dame of them all. As for my wish list, the Lynx and the EC135.
  13. Military SAR crews pretty much never sling their lads, it's always by hoist and the lower the better due to time hoisting and references over ships as stated above. As for the ones who do sling, the Sea Kings and Griffons, they use the short lines based on tactical requirements for one reason. They do not want to be up 150 or 200 feet agl, it's a great way to give away your position to your enemies or get picked off by their weapons. Secondly they use the short lines because they carry crewmen to give verbal directions and always sling to ground crews to be able to hook up and deliver as
  14. Split mon ami, you are totally normal man. Of course we talk to them. All the guys I've ever known refer to machines as she whether it's a car, truck, plane, helo or ship. That's just the way it is and yes indeed you gotta treat her nice.
  15. Well there must be more than just me around but here goes, I'm ex-military, wrote my exams before I left the Air Force and still making a living flying helos. But I did do my mountain course with Highland Helis in Castlegar, flew with Cec Hildebrand and loved the course.
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