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  1. Time for some new winter flying gear and looking for suggestions. What keeps you warm but is comfortable and allows for good movement in different helicopter types (206, 350, 205)? What other considerations affect your choice of winter gear?
  2. I had planned to take this summer off and work on a side-project but I just can't seem to stay away. You guys know of anybody looking for a low-maintenance, high-time medium driver (212/205)?
  3. Check out FlightOffice. Great automated FTD tracker and alerting system with a mobile app as well. If all you need is the FTD module you can just subscribe to that. https://flightoffice.com
  4. Key in this tough market is having the right toolkit that employers are looking for. You have the hours but not the right experience for what many employers are looking for but it's not hopeless. Your resume should focus on the job you are applying for. If you're looking for a VFR job flying a 206 then highlight the skills and traits that make you a good candidate for that position and leave the IFR almost as if it's irrelevant. Conversely, if you're applying for an FO IFR position then focus on those skills and traits. So you really have two different resumes and two different approaches to finding a job. You have a bit of turbine experience. Assuming it's a 206, focus on finding employers that would would be a good fit for that. HTSC and GSH come to mind. I also saw ads from other companies looking for 206 drivers. You also have a current IFR (and I assume an unrestricted ATPL). Did you apply to Ornge and Stars? I saw they were looking last month. Final bit of advice, when you send your intro email keep it short and sweet. Something like "2000 hour pilot, currently employed looking to make a change. Low maintenance pilot, easy on equipment, great with customers, looking for a 206 position." I'm assuming that's all true because that's the most important traits you need to be successful. And obviously, that's just key points and would be part of complete sentences, but you get the idea. Keep us posted as to your success. Cheers.
  5. Is there a Canadian dealer or is http://www.helicopterhelmet.com/the best option?
  6. Ya. I'd love to hear more since it must be pretty bad if all management quit. Would be nice to hear what drove it.
  7. Just saw they are looking for a new Chief Pilot and a new Ops Manager. Didn't they already go through a few of those over the past few years? Any idea why they are having such a hard time keeping managers?
  8. Ya, I was thinking the second visor would be good for heli-ski flat light days. But I guess I could always just get a pair of yellow glasses or something.
  9. Thanks guys. Bif: I used to have an older Gentex and I wouldn't go back to that, but the new ones seem quite nice. Are you referring to the 56/p? Change1211: Do you longline in the ASTAR? Do you have any problems with that? Darren: Thanks. That's very helpful.
  10. Buying a new helmet and need some advice. I have a small head so probably can go with the small Gallet shell. I'm looking for dual visor and something that won't cause me problems longlining in an Astar. Also, anyone have any problems with the CEP kits? Looking to hear from people with either of these two helmets so that I can make a final decision. Thanks.
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