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  1. All the gratitude we have and express! Oh, and the spelling lessons ๐Ÿ˜‰.
  2. Yup, AFS! Fond memories of sloughshark slurry and canned cream corn in the old campaign fire tent camps! Forestry "city boys" coming out to get their bush points as fire bosses? And on and on and on! Ahh the good ol days!
  3. Yes, that's correct. Bill and Darcy were awesome Engineers! I suspect Darcy learned a ton from Bill and carried on with the same habits.
  4. That's because the Engineer in Terrace at that time was an incredibly detail oriented, conscientious, knowledgeable guy! All his machines were meticulously maintained ๐Ÿ™‚.
  5. That was likely 1990. I seem to remember in July or August 1989 crewing a Bell 204 with you on a fire out of Stewart Lake NWT. One night/morning at stupid o'clock coming back to the tent for some sleep and you were sitting on your a cot wide awake with an axe in your hands due to a good ol black bear rooting around your side of the tent! Same bear was watching me do the Tailrotor Pitch Control Chain Inspection from 20 feet away a couple of hours earlier. There's more to that story but you just can't get paid enough for experiences like that can you? ๐Ÿ˜‚
  6. I believe you are correct Nacreous! Well done Grasshopper! My wee brain was distracted by my Grandkids so I should've drawn it out to begin with :-)
  7. I agree fully with what you say here, as well as others who have posted to the positive. I personally know six people who got Covid who were not vaccinated. One passed away strictly due to Covid; two are commercial helicopter Pilots at the same organization with very good Covid protocols (as well as post-flight cleaning protocols for the cockpit) in place; so yep, even Pilots can get it! One Pilot had significant effects (fortunately no ICU stay required) for over two weeks with another couple of weeks just getting strength etc. back, the other moderate, fortunately both have recovered; the
  8. This is terrible news! My condolences to his Dad, other Family members, and the YHL Team! He used to come over to my place as a young boy, to talk about helicopters which he was as excited about as I was. When he earned his helicopter Pilot License it was awesome for him and he obviously progressed well. RIP Heath! Daryl
  9. Actually after a bit of reminiscing, I think perhaps the 204B (original symmetrical main rotor blades) has the best main rotor sound going! Heading to the "Muni" after a tour, 1000 feet, 100 knots, lined up on the road to our house on the way in. Yep, my Wife and kids knew I was back (and all the neighbors too๐Ÿ˜). Mind you, we weren't slinging a Subaru!
  10. Ahhh the incredible sound of the 214B!! One has just got to love the sound of two Bell Big Lifter blades under power and the Tail Rotor droning in cue!! What an awesome way to wake up ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘.
  11. Cadors indicates HTS 214ST
  12. Ya, I suppose yer correct. That's just normal operations ๐Ÿ™‚ for us true Canadians! I have a few more that may only be tales of normal operations, but I'll see if there's any of them that may qualify as "rough maintenance conditions". Even if they don't, they still may make for interesting reading??
  13. You bet that was and still is an AME! ๐Ÿ˜Š And meat servos (AKA Pilots) are still needed! Some (AME's and/or Pilots) will make it alright, some will be abused (or let themselves be abused), some will find balance/contentment, others not so much. We're all people and have much variety which makes this whole thing somewhat interesting.
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