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  1. Having a well paying job. Working for a living sucks no matter what you do. If I ran away to another career for similar or better pay, I would miss nothing. I find the working conditions fair. I never wanted to sit at a desk and I ain't working the mines. Farming is way too much work also. I could switch careers but then you're back to working again.
  2. 704, as per the above link. My mistake.
  3. At then end of the day it's just like any job. Everyone would like to see pay improvements and management can be a pain. Ornge needs skilled aircrew as much as the next company. It's not the highest paying job out there but some people prefer the stability. We have a very dedicated crew but with retirements, leaves and people rejoining the military it is leaving a need to be restocked with new talent. If anyone needs a job, let them know.
  4. No you are not, it might be 3 days one month and none the next. On call consists of small windows(2hrs) to see if the shift is filled or not. It is all scheduled and structured for a 247 365 operation, they don't have the feast/famine cycle.
  5. Yes, you're missing the pension and benefits, helmet allowance, full uniform paid for, shoe and boot allowance. Pretty good schedule and home nearly every shift(moosonee has rotations 2 on/2off). 12hr shifts 7 to 7, days/nights with some overtime available. Schedules are done up every year with vacation being picked at the beginning of the year. You might work 190 days a year for the salary. It's a stable job with good equipment and training. It is a 705 operation and is pretty cushy. "terrible"
  6. They don't have a world class crap reputation for nothing. I'm amazed he stuck it out this long but I guess the business does have some benefits for creative accounting.
  7. I have yet to see one factual report about the "cracks in the tails" of the cyclone. They all make it sound like the tail is going to fall off. What is the actual location of the cracks and how big are they? Is it in primary structure? tailplane fittings? bearbox mounts? folding provisions? That linked article goes on and on about politics and provides zero factual information besides "they're cracked and we have to fix them" duh.
  8. I hadn't heard about the rollover. Terrible tragedy.
  9. Has anyone found similar pins in their machines?
  10. Happened a few days ago, reported tail rotor problems. Pilot is okay as far as I know, no doubt a bit shaken. From the cadors: The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton advised that a Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc. Bell 214ST (C-GDYZ) had crashed due to a tail rotor problem. The pilot declared "Mayday" before the impact and a company helicopter was able to retrieve the pilot from the site.
  11. Aircraft was deregistered by Valhalla last year and the current owner information is not available. Glad nobody was injured.
  12. Without looking at the job or company, a PRM position doesn't really require skills like a DOM position. Your job would be to compile reports, track times and liase with your amo for performance of maintenance. Unless they have a massive, multitype fleet then $72000 is pretty decent for the position.
  13. The MVA bearing worn can cause all types of weird problems. Lateral balance is important for a smooth machine. An increased lateral vibration can actually induce/excite a vertical component. Loose equipment, windshields, cowlings, tail components can also amplify the vibrations.
  14. That is correct, it was "medical trials" that they didn't allow and wasn't just about vaccines, it included any trials. In Canada, they still rely on YOU, the PIC to make the appropriate decision on whether you are fit for duty. If you have anaphylaxis allergies or have any problems with the vaccine components then you'll be required to wait 30 minutes after injection. Anyone else, it's been 15 minutes. Most people i know that are now vaccinated had to take a day off after the 2nd dose as the fatigue and nausea really sets in. Day one of symptoms were mostly mild.
  15. propane, gasoline, batteries, sulfuric acid, cement, magnets, etc, etc.
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