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  1. I am not sure of the regs in Canada and not getting into that, but only in aviation, when you hire an excavator or a crane you pay on engine hours not just when the tracks or the boom operating , why with aircraft only on airtime, because companies look at it as a big expense. They will pay huge money for consultants that achieve nothing and **** things up. Engine still running and components are still getting a wear factor. With the way satellite tracking is gong the fire departments and companies will auto invoice of sat tracking. The Sat tracking will record the movement attached to their
  2. Unfortunately this is where the authorities and industry stand in the preservation of life. If this was video was of a motor vehicle there would be a mandatory recall as public and passenger safety would be paramount. It seems aviation is not high up on the list, and manufacturers have been great a their job in keeping the extra cost of rectifying the issue by lobby authorities. Between R44 and AS350 there has been a fair few fatalities around the world. Taking into account there are a lot more vehicles on the road than aircraft in the air and there is more chance of a fatality in a vehi
  3. LinkedIn will randomly send invites as bluguppy said and if you accept it then sends it to the other person and then you get a message to say the other person has accepted your invitation and neither are none the wiser that linkedin has just fooled two people into getting connected with each other.
  4. Side pull for the AS350 for stringing lines Mack Pull. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O24h9XK0FWs
  5. I am sure the helicopters fly the same no matter which part of the world you fly in, so to me it is pointless having to do all the exams in every other country you go to. Would thought the thing that changes the most is law and airspace so why not if you need a licence in another country the authority has a 2 day approved conversion course or something the like that covers appropriate things that may be particular to the country concerned, See no need to redo most things over again. Then again it may just be to simple for an authority to do that.
  6. HI Just seeing of anyone has an MEL for the S58 HT. I have the Master list from the FAA website but was also looking for one already done so I can check what I have come up with before submitting for approval in OZ as Civil Aviation Safety Authority down here are pretty unbeilvable and would not have clue. Thanks in advance. brent@helispecs.com.au
  7. I see that Flight Safety is sending surveys to the mining and oil companies in Canada to ask about their safety risks, and I gather to drum up business for themselves. The major concern is the cost, $US18000.00 plus all auditors cost. To me this is excessive considering That an ISO Audit is half the price and it is a International recognised certification They have been pushing it here in Australia and I get the impression that they think it is the be all and end all of aviation audits along with Hart. Just see what other operators and pilot views on this as they are now pushing it aroun
  8. The mediums are better. A UH1 is usually around $3000-$3200 per hour. The lights are about the same but then you will have a couple of operators put a B3 or B4 out at $1750 per hour. All are usually a 2 hour minimum when on call. These are dry rates and on engine hours. The contract machines are pretty lowball prices.
  9. Are these rates dry of operator supplied fuel, Not familar with how they charge in Canada, Just comparing other countries
  10. I as a foreigner even have to laugh to see that there is no experienced pilots in Canada with 500, 2000 hrs, Were have they all gone, I can see no problems with being able to use your pilots licence to work around the world but I think your companies are abusing it a bit with applications like the ones shown Your problem lies with the Companies and your Immigration Department as I think it is natural if any pilot or company can exploit things to get the job or contract it will happen. This seems to be more than an aviation problem in Canada as it even goes as far as Macca:s
  11. I am actually surprise you need pilots as I thought all your helicopters were down here in Australia doing fires on contract and on call. Local operators missed out with the same experience and equipment when Canadian machines got on the contracts with the help of low balling operators who do not own any machines. Some Canadian operators have set up their own AOCs and bring their machines and own crews down here not employing local pilots. Can a foriegn company get a AOC in Canada and just bring their machines in when the busy season occurs. I can not see the difference so I look at it as
  12. Flingwinger I agree totally with what you say. Every industry needs to bring on junior people and if that does not happen in your own country where you have just spent all your money to get your licence you can get some sort of attitude but you just have to try to prove to a potential employer that you are a better option. Then there is the travelling visa agreements for under 31s that do not take industry issues and it is just a blanket for backpackers etc to travel the world and pilots fall into this and they all head off from around the world to where there is a lot of helicopters. We h
  13. Hi. I gather that I may not be welcome when I ask of there is any companies out there that would hire an outsider, as in the next couple of years I would love to come to Canada for a season of flying and to use my experience and licence to see your country.(have no interest working on the cheap) I have been there as a tourist many times, spent plenty of money, and plenty with your helicopter companies helping to keep pilots in a job. I do not want your job full time but I would like to fly for a summer and then spend all the money I earn travelling with my family, spending all and pu
  14. Unfortunately I have been in the position of a person walking into the tail rotor that ended in the death of the person involved. We had briefed and told every on the operation that they were not to approach the helicopter at any time without being accompanied by our ground crew. This briefing had been done a couple of times during the morning. The person involved had been sent away to move equipment to the next site but decided to come back from a different direction directly from the 7 o,clock position looking forward and he walked with a bit of a crouch and walked straight into the blade wi
  15. Thanks everyone for all the information you have posted as it is much appreciated. So far it looks like the Mr T is the preferred option.
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