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RatDog

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  1. This the one: happiness was a bow job, now it's just OK?
  2. Didn't Echo Bay morph into GSHL after they started up?
  3. No kidding on the cobwebs lol. Can't help but thinking some of the stories from the old days would have the youts (from My Cousin Vinnie) spewing their latte frappachinos all over their x-boxes lol. Not all of them of course
  4. Heinz started off as Fredericton Helicopters. There's another name for the list.
  5. Ranger, Maple Leaf, Lakeland, Northern Wings, Rotor Tec, Canwest. Bow, Laverandrye (sp?), Marlin, BC Yukon Air, Rotor Spray Consultants, Lambair. There was another big company in or around Ottawa pre Viking that ran vertol 44 in addition to Allouettes. Maybe some of the old Viking hands can help out? Hang on, Sky Rotors!Okanogan, Lac St Jean Aviation, Dighem, wow. Sept-Isle heli.
  6. What's going on with TNTA? Did they shut down?
  7. Any luck finding the cause of your vibration?
  8. Sooo that's how the dang thing works? Man I wish I had taken the same engine course you did! Lol
  9. Check out GSH contact list on their web sight. looks like the house cleaning has started. Best of luck to all involved and your future endeavors.
  10. Tail rotor teetering bearings?
  11. When this post came out, you especially mentioned a name, some one I am sure I went to college with. If you have a specific problem with this guy, why plaster his name all over this website, then edit it out? Are you a customer support rep? What is your beef?
  12. Olympic in Montreal had two in the late 70s. VHC and VWC if I remember correctly. VHC was Vought helicopters demonstrator, once again if my memory bank is still plugged in.
  13. Apparently the prez of GSHL has resigned. Any ideas about where he is off to? Pretty fine individual in my opinion.
  14. What's with the duct tape on the fwd upper stretcher rail?
  15. Skidz, on 25 Feb 2013 - 13:26, said: Sorry Elvis, but SEBJ/HQ camps can't be considered "camps". These are veritable villages, complete with bar/pub/disco and all of the amenities one can imagine : post office, library, convenience store(where you can buy booze), credit union, travel agent, massage parlor (the legit kind, or so I'm told.) EM-1 even had a full sports hall complete with a full-size gymnasium, an indoor hockey arena and a five-lane bowling alley for Pete's sake !!! Maybe now, but the SEBJ camps in the 70's were crap, HQ camps ++. It also depended if you were in a construc
  16. Happy Canada Day boys and girls!! Regardless of how the season is going, lets keep in mind we live in one of the best countries in the world!!! Cheers RatDog
  17. http://www.verticalmag.com/news/articles/20722-det-on-cho-corporation-announces-sale-of-trinity-helicopters.html
  18. Meaning? Who ever wins the contract isn't safe??
  19. Wow. Somebody help me out. I seem to remember a few (many?) years ago there were some stats out saying the Bell 206 was the safest single engine aircraft available mile per mile, passenger mile per mile, something of that nature? Strike a 'Bell' with anybody else? Regardless, imho that good old JetBox has enough accolades and success stories backing it up to negate what Mr. Robb has to say about it. If those stats are still out there/valid I would bet money Mr. Robb would put them on ignore. This brings up another topic that has been touched on here before. As an AME or pilot, make su
  20. Not really helcopters, but definately of interest!! and somewhat related toa large operator. http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/08/31/nwt-aviation-company-plans-for-fleet-of-futuristic-blimps-to-haul-cargo/ Job ops maybe?
  21. Didn't HHL have the same thing happen in front of their hanger in GP 5-6 years ago? Rolled over exactly as described in this case? No collective locked?
  22. I agree with Suddens point. The last name in the book (AME wise) is the one who will be getting grilled. May be he has seen a cross threaded chip detector, maybe not, it was being used as an example but once again it's the big picture aspect. Some of the ideas I've seen pilots come up with are pretty scary, are they going to be around to man up to the screw up? All he is saying is think about what you are doing, think big picture. If checking c/plugs is part of the elementry training, fill ur boots. And make a log book entry!! Cheers
  23. Hey Zazu, not sure if you realise this or not but the reason that the 'fallig star' moniker came about was the original version of the Honeywell 101 was a piece of crap. Those Lycoming LTS101 were rushed into production wit some bad ideas built into them and created a bad name for the a/c. Customers ordered them instead of the Arriel, because of cost. Now the new updated 101 is really kicking butt. It wasn't really airframe issues, although there were a few, that created the name. Funny how things go full circle! Btw, there may be a few other 'older' folks around here who fondly remember t
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