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  1. Great Lakes Helicopters from the early to late 70's.
  2. We had two SA 341G's in the early to mid 70's when I worked for Great Lakes Helicopters - I worked with them, awesome helicopter.
  3. My crystal ball is still at the cleaners....
  4. Trainees for traffic helicopters...
  5. My crystal ball is still at the cleaners...
  6. I knew Mel quite well...nice guy, good pilot.
  7. My bro was DOM for the Collage for a number of years...
  8. Attached might be of interest given the nature of this subject chain, then again - maybe not! Recently issued Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) regarding the codifying of existing exemptions related to PEDs. This initiative appears to be welcome evidence of regulatory streamlining. Have a look at the following section in subparagraph b) on page 5 of the attached NPA which may require additional investigation. which states: “b) that the air operator has validated that the use of PEDs will not impair the aircraft’s system or equipment during all phases of flight including critical phases of flight;” The key word being “validate”. Fly safey now, ya hear! NPA-_PORTABLE_ELECTRONIC_DEVICES_(PEDS).pdf
  9. Fan; Lets talk GPS's - you know the ones that were velcro'd and stuck to glare shields using velco, PK screws and other unapproved means of attachment - been there, I recall a GPS mounted on the top of a glareshield in a 206 with velro that fell between the pilots feet during final, fabulous! Lets make this very clear, if one is utilizing and iPad as EFB the operational philosophy for using the iPad is that it effectively replaces paper charts, maps and manuals using a small, easy-to-use device capable of storing huge amounts of data and data is viewable in all phases of flight and in all lighting conditions - am I at least correct in assuming that much? The Various company documents or manuals may be contained on the iPad such as: • Various Flight Manuals • SOP Manual • Minimum Equipment List • Company Operations Manual • SMS Manual • Aeronautical Information Manual • Electronic Approach Charts (panning, zooming, scrolling and rotation) • Low Altitude Charts (panning, zooming, scrolling and rotation) • Canada Flight Supplement So are you saying there that procedures to ensure control of the aforementioned documents are not required if one is utilizing an iPAD as an EFB? What about any other iPad company documents? iPad security? Procedures that flight crews must remain vigilant and shall not allow distractions from PED’s especially during sterile cockpit phases of flight. Procedures for Power management, Ipad updating to ensure that when charts and other documents are expired and other iPad library documents have expired. Individuals authorized to install software updates. Procedures that are followed during iPAD abnormal operations such as, Unable to start up normally or unit frozen with no response, unable to access required information, unable to update critical documents. What about iPad Operations procedures during Flight, Pre Flight, Departure, Cruise, Arrival, Post Flight, Abnormal and Emergency, Using the iPad for Electronic Checklists, Reporting EFB Malfunctions etc. Or not... Infinity Blade II or Pac-Mac 256 are a little less complicated... Have a nice day - been a slice! HBD 47, 204, 205, 206, 212, 412, MD500, SA341 Gazelle and Boeing 757... Aviation Quality Inspector - Lead Auditor ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9110, OH&S 18001:2007, IATA Auditor, IATA Lead & IATA QMS/SMS AME M1/M2/FAA A&P/Component Overhaul and Structures Endorsed.
  10. Fan, there has to be some documented control especially if they ipads are supplied by the organization. Just went through all this with TC...but stove bolts screwing them to a glare shield and referencing AC 43.13 is ur style...go for it.
  11. How does the air operators procedures for the use of PEDs onboard aircraft meet the Commercial Air Service Standards (CASS) and are they specified in the air operator’s company operations manual?
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