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407driver last won the day on October 5 2013

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  1. Timberland Helicopters out of Courtenay B.C. still had one operating in 2003. Brian Dunn is still around
  2. An interesting take on the possible side effects or getting the jab, or getting COVID with the lasting complications... https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-08-largest-real-world-covid-vaccine-safety.html?fbclid=IwAR1tNAPx_n3Yl1KT5sw4TKySJBbCTj2_PGdLbagKGTIk9VUh60yefTyXa3w
  3. And probably more 500 time than anyone else, ever 20,000+hrs... Congrats Mike
  4. Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Report - not an incident, an occurrence of something non standard. As above the missed approached was carried out without explanation... Not every one is investigated, I have read a CADORS report that involved a company A/C and the pilot never even knew it had happened (Busted airspace near YYJ) nor did the company receive a call. I understand that if it was an occurrence that compromised flight safety, then it triggers a follow up.
  5. Westcoast Helicopters had a paint shop in Nanaimo, but I heard they moved it up to Port McNeill
  6. Some pretty talented skateboarding (first 6 min) wrapped up by some questionable descion making.(last 3 min) Fire away....
  7. I have a " High profile single cell." 18.25 X 16.5 X 4.25 inches. It works great, although kind of wierd when doing something like heliski as the pressure differential makes you move up and down quite a bit. Super comfy. Pricey though $589 unless you have extended medical and a perscription
  8. Hodgson's Guiding Service or Rainbow West was the original name. He has an LR for client transfers and some charter
  9. I had a similar problem with a Gallet, I had too much padding behind the earcups which caused the shell too flex out, in turn allowing the inner lens to rub down the center. I did use the micro mesh system and after 4 hrs of elbow grease to remove the scratch-proof coating and the scratches out. No distortion after polish. The way I see it a new lens is $200 so $50/hr for my own benefit was win/win. You have nothing to lose trying it if you have access to a micro mesh set, I mean you're going to buy a new lens anyway...
  10. I say talk to H56 he may know a thing or two as well :punk:
  11. 3 won't help when the Al-qaeda take out all the satellites....
  12. I'm can see the point that H56 is making. As an instructor that used to do recurrency with both private and commercial I have seen a few people that forgot those building blocks that one learns in flight school. For example, the #1 rule in navigation. If you don't know the area know where you are on the map. I recall doing a ferry flight with a private Robbie Ranger in his own A/C and failed his GPS for practice 2 things happened; 1. he was lost right away, and 2. he bought another GPS in case the 1st one crapped out. Too many pilots are not comfortable without having the pink line to follow t
  13. I recall in or about 2004 there was an AD about replacing/changing parts in the oil supply lines on the 2F engine. I believe there were 3 or 4 documented cases of power failure and the engine violently coming apart. One particular in India I think. I will still follow the flight manual procedures though....
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