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Posts posted by putz

  1. Hi everyone 

    As everyone all ready has heard we lost a great guy. Heath was truly a HELICOPTER PILOT... I wanna ask everyone to take a minute of silence this Sunday before you start you next mission or night maintenance. Let HEATER have one more go....

    please pass onto as many people as you can

    Jason Rand

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  2. One more pilot,

    what has worked for me in these types of STANDARD FOR TYPE, ITS FINE,DONT WORRY ABOUT IT RESPONSES.

    Just tell the DOM okay perfect,let’s go back the nut off and WE will go flying like that.

    It is amazing how quickly you will find out if it really is an issue when buddy has to strap his *** into the seat

    worked with an engineer once who refused to do maintenance flights after he was involved with whatever was done to heli.

    Guess how many maintenance flights I did for him........

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  3. So about to purchase an ipad mini with the thoughts of using it with foreflight in the future.


    I am not computer smart so was wondering which ipad people are using,


    ipad with wifi or the wifi and 3g model???


    anything else to consider, straight VFR driver, that IFR stuff scares me............hehe

  4. okay out of curiosity CBRN what are you looking for and what is low maintenance. Are you saying if the resume had 10000hrs instead of 403 you would look at it differently? Are you laughing at the 2/2 because he has low hours? Or would a 10000hr guy be laughed at as well.


    The point I believe is actually what you mentioned. "willing to do whatever it takes" It is this mentality that companies are exploiting and you confirmed it in your statement.


    Look at some of the application reasoning from these companies, crazy to think they get approved. The program was not put in place so companies could increase their bottom dollar.


    As for working overseas I actually do but you know what, I do not go and work the entire season straight and I sure in the **** do not do it for half the wages. So you cannot compare Canadians working overseas to what the companies here in Canada are doing with the foreign workers program.

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  5. Wow interesting set of documents..


    I think my favorite is "we did not have one response to our recruitment drive thru ads on KIJJI AND CRAIGSLIST" Why didn't I think to look for a helicopter pilot job amongst all the sex/wife swap ad's on craigslist???


    Oh and the " no helicopter pilot in Canada with specialized office computer skills to do our admin work for $17hr " is another good one.


    And these applications get approved???

  6. averaged Mins should be outlawed from the helicopter industry. Any company putting that option into contract proposals shall be banned from bidding for 5 years.


    Every customer has figured out how to play with the mins, How about OMNR, fly your bag off for 5 days then they sit you and fly in joe blow from 200 miles away to use up some of his mins. Oh but don't release you because your over you mins so they get to hold you for however many days it takes to average out your total hours. Meanwhile BC lights up but your stuck on a extended 4 days hire so they can AVERAGE OUT YOUR HOURS. Criminal.

  7. Hum, That post never came across how I wanted it! Guess that's why I don't write here often.


    Anyway I didn't show up in this industry with 10000hrs, I was that 100hr guy trying to make it so I know how hard that is to say no.


    Do I want better tours? YES

    Do I want better money? YES


    I am sure we all do! My point was not that I want to see things stay in 1967 mentality, rather that maybe some personal responsibility of how we each manage the fatique issue is needed not just some big brother hard fast rules.


    That's it, that's all I got. Back to being a lurker.....

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  8. OMG I can't take this back and forth argument anymore!!!


    I have been flying for 22 years, I go to work when I am asked if I am rested and able, I fly the required hours on whatever job I am doing if I am rested and able. I work the required duty hours if I am rested and able.


    Being rested and able is up to me!


    Take some personal responsibility, no new rules will supply the miracle cure.


    Sorry I don't get it, everywhere you look these days people are pointing fingers at someone else for their problems.


    Okay I'm done my rant, If anyone needs a driver this summer give me a call as I will make sure I'm rested and ready to go because I take that as my responsibility not because some frickin rules said.....

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