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  1. globalresearch.ca = "Chossudovsky and his outlandish views may fit into real-news-with-a-heavy-slant category as well. He has appeared repeatedly on Sputnik and RT, as well as on state-owned Iran’s PressTV. He’s caught the attention of NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence. The Globe and Mail reported in November that the NATO centre has been investigating whether the Centre for Research on Globalization is part of a system used by the Russian government to sow skepticism of the West, in part by feeding fake and misleading information into Google. (When asked by the Globe, Choss
  2. Crystal ball gazers are foretelling a late fire season going into a long fall . . . . .
  3. I would be completely comfortable with having to fully document my identity to the forum administrators. Allowing me to have a relatively anonymous user name means that I can post personal opinions and not have them confused with any organizational/occupational restrictions I may have to follow. For some, this is a serious concern.
  4. You have mentioned the obvious ideas; costs, tests to get the initial licence and to convert to a European licence. An even more important thing is the quality of the instruction and primarily the experience of the instructor. If at all possible get your training from an instructor with lots of operational experience. Avoid schools that use low-time instructors trying to log time to get a "real" job.
  5. Where do you find dedicated news helicopters in Manitoba with 100 hr pilots?
  6. If you look here - https://www.ksvadvisory.com/insolvency-cases/case/great-slave-helicopters you will see that this looks like the last stages of the GSH insolvency process started in 2018.
  7. One of the reasons that Canadian helicopter schools get a lot of foreign students is the long and well deserved reputation they have for having highly experienced instructors. This differentiates Canada from many other countries that have low-time pilots instructing with little or no actual experience in operational environments.
  8. You are dealing with a 13 year old thread......
  9. And not start until all the fire fighters have finished their CRM training.
  10. Another aspect of this issue is regarding the 18 month timeline. In section 5.1 of AC 700-042 there is the statement that "Operators (702, 703 and 704) have 18 months from the date of publication of the official Standard to implement CRM training." The standard is not yet in force. This will happen effective 2019/01/31. As per this information: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/list-amendments-standards-not-yet-force.html (last modified: 2018-04-03) So how can the publication of an Advisory Circular that speaks to a standard that is not official until J
  11. Considering that only subpart 703 Air Taxi applies to passenger transport and that there are no 'passengers' on subpart 702 Aerial Work flights; only persons involved in the aerial work are to be on board, then it follows that they too fall under the CRM training requirement. Yup - a big can of worms...........
  12. https://thestarphoenix.com/news/saskatchewan/helicopter-crash-sends-pilot-to-saskatoon-hospital
  13. About 20 years ago I did some instructor refresher training and a study was quoted that had been done a few years before that, It followed up a large number of people who had been issued helicopter licenses. It identified that approximately 1/3 of the group never got a job, 1/3 of them lasted less than 5 years and got out and only 1/3 were working as pilots more than five years later. Wonder what a similar study would show for the last decade.
  14. When I'm stirring up ####, I'm never looking from the bottom up.......
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