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407driver

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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....
  14. One time I took a student on an auto training flight in an R44, skids up to skids down 1:23 min. Hobbs time 1.1 How much should I have billed?
  15. With the touchscreens I find they don't work very well at all in the cold or with gloves
  16. If your spacing between the earcup and the shell is too thick it can cause the shell to flex out and have the visor rub on the outside of the CF inner shell. Just grab the edges like you were putting in on but facing toward you and you'll see the lens come close to that inner shell. Had the same issue because I like a tight seal around the ears, took one velcro spacer out on each side and bought a new visor and no more problems...
  17. He had about 20% remaining in the Astar, well within the 20 min when landing at camp just couldn't get anywhere else...
  18. I was on Fire 57 when said accident occurred. I can attest to a feeble attempt at morning safety meetings, but there was no mention from ASRD of the accident only hearsay thru the rumour mill amongst aircrews. Out of the 30 or so A/C on the complex at 0800 there was 1/2 of the pilots already out with crew moves and such, 1/4 on the afternoon double crew shift, and 1/4 in attendance until all the line camps got setup and then I am not aware of how the meetings went after that as we had our own (between the 3 machines in my camp)! I can only shake my head in the lack of dissemation of info thro
  19. Bada$$ Military Heli and there's still a Garmin 296 on the dash
  20. Thanks for the info, it's nice to see someone make a statment here the is able to back it up. Cheers
  21. The underlying fact is that there were guys on the ground that got out somehow, and the regs regarding Class D don't say, "Go ahead and rescue some rich guys dog if it's more convenient." I realize they are pro's and have the utmost respect for them, I just wonder about the decision-making process to aid in my own PDM during a rescue. Not armchair QB'ing, just want to learn from a different scenerio
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