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  1. UTM For Flight Demo

    I got this app, it's pretty slick. Good work!
  2. Northern Alberta industries are slow, but those of us working with reliable, long term operators are still flying. Fires are, as always, a crap shoot. Fingers crossed!
  3. Multi tool suggestions

    I've used the Leatherman Wave and it's pretty good. I'm currently using the Leatherman Surge. It's a bit big, but the wire cutters are hardened steel and seem to be holding up better than those on other LM models.
  4. Not Sure How I Feel About This.

    Looks like you and Bentley have lotsa fun. World needs more funhogs!!
  5. On topic, our year was ok. We had lots of (not going to say what) work which really helped compensate for no fire season. Pretty slow now, though!
  6. Darned you, HeliRico, you saw through my mock-humble facade right away! You're too clever by far... (Laughing all the way to the bar!!!)
  7. Amen Brother Z, well said! I often describe my job as "equipment operator": A. It's true, and B. It avoids the embarassing "Oh that's so cool!" response.
  8. When I recently inquired about exporting waypoints the good people at <team@foreflight.com> kindly sent me a .csv file of my waypoints that they extracted from my account. A little work with Excel and GPSBabel and I have a .gdb file that I can edit with Basecamp/Mapsource and share with my Garmin equipped colleagues.
  9. Anr Kit

    Sorry, Twinstar, what was that? I couldn't hear you over the ringing in my ears that's the same as a C20 compressor whine. Not to say that I've got tinnitus. Even if I did have it I wouldn't admit it. Don't really know how to pronounce it, anyways. Happy New Year!
  10. Anr Kit

    I used ANR in an SPH helmet for a couple of years but found there was considerable and uncomfortable distortion when flying with doors off or windows open. Now I use CEP and custom moulded earplugs and am quite comfortable. I might have tinnitus if I knew what it was, and if I did it would "sound" just like a C20 compressor whine. Season's best to all!
  11. Speyside, that did the job! Thanks so much for the suggestion, I'm saved from having to enter this decade!!! Cheers, D Mitten
  12. Thanks all for the discussion, very informative! Fire Eyes: I've tried using a variety of USB 2.0 hubs and that didn't work. I tried it from the Windows (Parallels) virtual machine on my Mac and that didn't work. A friend of mine suggested using a wireless USB 2 hub but I can't find one that's run on my Mac or Windows Parallels. I've tried every setting, port, software etc that I can think of. Frick!!! I too am searching for a solution...
  13. Recently bought a new Macbook Air, love it! Fast, light, Parallels runs Windows (Flightduty.xls) no problems. Great computer... BUT it won't recognize my Garmin 296 gps. Both Garmin and Apple acknowledge the problem and have no plans to fix it. Apparently, while the USB 3.0 ports on the Mac are "backwards compatible", they're not compatible with a relic like the 296. Shyte! Anyone have a proven fix for this problem? So I'm likely to be forced into the current decade and join the iPad cockpit crowd. Foreflight and Air Nav Pro both look pretty good, each with it's strengths and weaknesses. I really like flying with the topo maps on my 296, are there any iPad aviation solutions that include the option to display topos? Thanks!
  14. Getting Started As A Pilot

    You need to get your training from an instructor, so check around for a school that has an instructor who can training on the type of machine that you'll be bringing. No doubt the spray booms will have to come off for training. Good luck! DM
  15. Helmets?

    If you do much flying with a door off don't get ANR. It has a hard time coping with that! IMO CEP trumps ANR. Had them both, sticking with CEP. DM
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