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putz

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  1. Well after alot of thought I decided to go with the 250.

     

    When the biggest seller of Gallet in North America tells me he has been to mulitple helicopter trade shows showing the 350 beside the 250 to pilots and has come away with not one sale for the 350 it tells me something.

     

    Could go into detail but he had a lot of good reasons to NOT buy the 350.

     

    Let you know how the 250 works in about 2 weeks time........

  2. hey how about flipping this news around,,, if people are leaving because of money and tours then prime time to apply with a wage requirement and tour length needed request. If they need to replace the crews leaving maybe you can be sitting in a good spot??? just a thought!!

     

    if they say no, then move on..

  3. I have always said what every forest fire department in Canada needs is a EXPERIANCED HELICOPTER PILOT on staff that is there to do nothing but look after all HELICOPTER related issues. Not people that have "LOTS OF TIME IN THE PASSENGER SEAT" or believe they know everything helicopter related. Get someone on staff that has been there and actually knows what goes on from the other side of the windscreen...

     

    My guess is you would see a dramatic differance in how the heli side of a fire was handled.

  4. Would one be safe to say the Chief pilot and general pilot jobs being solicitated by Harfinbow consultants would be for Guardian???

     

    I am about to hit send to email my resume.HEHE

     

    what's that saying "NOT FOR ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD"

     

    pretty bad to not be able to post your company name with your ad

  5. I have a **** of an idea. Lets all buy the company!!! Every pilot and engineer send me $1 and We will put in a bid. Whoever sends me the first dollar gets to pick thier position in the company. Ready Set Go!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Oh please let this work I really need the money after sitting around all winter

  6. Question for all you Alberta intermediate helicopter operators.

     

    It was mentioned that only a couple weeks prior to this bid win of $944 the Alberta helicopter operators where at a ASRD forestry roundup meeting were rates were discussed.

     

    DID ANY OPERATOR STAND UP AND DIRECTLY ASK THE QUESTION OF ASRD ON THE SUBJECT OF UNREALISTIC LOW RATES BEING OFFERED AND WHAT ASRD THOUGHT ABOUT THEM AND WHY THEY EXCEPT THEM??????

     

    If not, why not???

     

    JUST WONDERING???

  7. Holy crap

     

    For that rate I will put away our iron and sub lease his for $944,

    add $600/hr to get to where our customers pay for a B2 and that $600 /hr will be all profit for me!!

     

    tried every different way to get all the costs to run a B2 into $944, can't get it to work for me, has to be the calculator I am using I guess

     

    ASRD is getting a B2 for $944/hr, wonder what they are not getting??????????????

  8. Ha ha

     

    after all the bad talk about ASRD on another thread good the same whinners take the bait and bid $1045. Funny thats the same bid Mustang just bid two months ago. Some real good number crunching to come up with that competative bid!!! Oh wait maybe it was as 2nd place was really close with thier competitive $1048!!! Come on these numbers are a joke people....

  9. Now I agree that dictating rates is not good but lets remember if ASRD posts lets say $1600/hr astar rate for firefighting and you think that is to low/unfair/undo able then why the heck are people bidding $1045.

    I am looking for a new car and phone three dealerships and tell them all I am willing to buy a car for $20000. Two dealerships qoute $20000 and one qoutes $11000.I didnt force them or even ask them for a lowball bid. What would you do???

    Turn it around, next bid everyone bids $$1600, lets let service and crew quality be the deciding factor!!HAHA like that will ever happen!

     

    PS- before everyone slams me for being a ASRD lover or employee. Believe me I have been on the wrong side of lowballed ASRD bids to the tune of alot more $$$$ then 50 hours flying.

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