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  1. They're still at it. https://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/real-scoop-fraser-valley-man-linked-to-helicopter-smuggling-suit-says REAL SCOOP: Fraser Valley man linked to helicopter smuggling, suit says KIM BOLAN Updated: August 30, 2019 The helicopter alleged to be at the centre of an alleged international drug smuggling attempt is pictured taking off at Vancouver International Airport in 2013. FLICKR/SPECIAL TO THE HERALD SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT Okanagan reporters got some court documents earlier this month i
  2. Any information on this story? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/no-one-hurt-after-heli-skiing-chopper-rolls-in-blue-river-1.5058262
  3. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/colin-martin-drug-smuggling-sentence-prison-1.4729857 The most interesting part of this entire business is that now it's legal, the price has crashed and you can't give the stuff away. Oregon is flooded with the stuff according to the news.
  4. To an outsider that comes as a bolt from the blue. Was this a long-term plan, or a more recent strategy since it was sold? That's a lot of people to put into the Vancouver job market. https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/standardaero-announces-canadian-centres-excellence-helicopter-mro-services/
  5. I just loved this comment on PPRuNe on the HNZ contract in Oz... So there you have it guys and gals!
  6. At least he has the integrity to tell the truth and admit what he was doing. Jail is such a waste of peoples lives. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/b-c-man-admits-to-flying-helicopter-full-of-ecstasy-pot-across-border-but-says-he-was-doing-so-to-save-his-town
  7. And yet more convictions. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/canadian-in-helicopter-drug-smuggling-ring-pleads-guilty/
  8. Still going on. http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2015/08/27/bc-man-allegedly-transported-pot-and-ecstasy-to-us-by-helicopter/
  9. What is going on today in the helicopter business exactly mirrors Ayn Rand's work of fiction. But just ask any of the people currently getting laid off, or facing the prospect if the story recounted there bears any resemblance to the senior management or owners of the companies that currently (or formerly) employed them?
  10. For anyone with some time on their hands, have a read of this book and see what happens to business when it is taken over by incompetents, frauds and fakes who know nothing about the industry, its workforce, or its customers. Then equate it to the current global situation throughout the helicopter business. Have fun...
  11. Did the name ever get released for this pilot? I know lot's of people who might fit this description, but have never heard anything more about it.
  12. Arnprior native was a pioneering helicopter pilot THE OTTAWA CITIZEN APRIL 22, 2012 STORYPHOTOS ( 1 ) Donald MacLean Donald W. G. MacLean Born: Arnprior, Ont., June 18, 1932 Died: Oct. 21, 2011, in Kingston, Ont., of prostate cancer Donald MacLean was one of the earliest helicopter pilots to fly on Canadian supply ships, servicing remote outposts on the North Atlantic. Don joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as soon as he was of age, and did his basic training in Alberta, then learned to fly high-performance jets. After leaving the air force, an
  13. ORNGE president was paid $1.4 million per year Published On Thu Dec 22 2011Email Kevin DonovanStaff Reporter ORNGE president -- paid $1.4M a year -- steps down More on The Star's investigation into ORNGE ORNGE air ambulance boss Dr. Chris Mazza was paid $1.4 million a year, making him the highest publicly paid official in Ontario. The Star is revealing this after two weeks of stonewalling by the air ambulance service. Health Minister Deb Matthews called Mazza’s salary and others at the non-profit ORNGE “outrageous, shocking and unacceptable.” That salary put
  14. ORNGE spinoff lands rich payout from same firm that sold Ontario its air ambulances Published On Mon Dec 19 2011 Kevin Donovan Staff Reporter First, Ontario’s ORNGE air ambulance service paid $120 million for 10 new helicopters, purchasing them from an Italian aircraft giant in 2008. Then the Italian company’s American office struck a $6.7 million deal to hire a Toronto firm made up of ORNGE executives to provide it with “sales and marketing services.” ORNGE will not discuss the deal. The Star has obtained a copy of the contract and related documents. “With respect to
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