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  1. Where do you find dedicated news helicopters in Manitoba with 100 hr pilots?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. You are dealing with a 13 year old thread......
  5. And not start until all the fire fighters have finished their CRM training.
  6. 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 Jan 31, 2019 be anything but for information purposes only? When the Advisory Circular was published in 2017, the standard was not official (and still isn't) and at that time there was no information as to when it would be. Another perspective from earlier this year: https://www.trainingport.net/pending-canadian-contemporary-crm-requirements-commercial-ops/ I put forward that the logical answer is that the 18 month compliance timeline for 702, 703 & 704 should start January 31, 2019 when the standard actually comes into force. But I'm not putting any money on whether that idea is shared by the TC powers-that-be.
  7. 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...........
  8. Look at the experience level of the instructors. Some foreign schools have very low-time instructors building time instructing.
  9. https://thestarphoenix.com/news/saskatchewan/helicopter-crash-sends-pilot-to-saskatoon-hospital
  10. 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.
  11. When I'm stirring up ####, I'm never looking from the bottom up.......
  12. That is a great summary of inspection points. The table on the webpage that NCR posted addresses the one point that I am focused on - the table seems to indicate that once the helmet is 12 years old it needs complete replacement. This implies that Gentex says your helmet will not meet spec after 12 years of regular usage. Anybody seen similar documents from other helmet manufacturers?
  13. Is there a serviceability life for flight helmets?
  14. I love lever guns and own them but I still like a pump for the scenarios we are talking about. I also own and shoot revolvers. I like the story where the oldtimer was listening to a friend talk about a gunfight. He asked why he was using a pistol and the reply was, "I was just trying to get back to where I dropped my rifle." John Wayne in a cowboy bar-fight - revolver maybe. I'm more like the crusty old sheriff with his trusty coach gun!
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