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Everything posted by putz

  1. Okay going to throw this out there. Starting tomorrow all helicopter companys stop free ferry/come on spec. Everyone is only allowed to call forestry offices to see if they are hiring. You can only go to fires if hired. Not sure how the industry is doing it right now is helping anything??? That many machines in Kelowna on free spec taking up needed evacuees hotel rooms is not really good.
  2. anyone know how much iron is sitting in Kelowna/kamloops?
  3. Here we come non rev all the way to hopefully be medium #12 on the ramp!!!!
  4. seems pretty simple really, BCFS knows times are tough and there is not alot of medium work around, hence all the spec helicopters. They feel no need to put anyone on a 3 day hire to have them available as in years past cause they know we have no where else to go. It maybe the greatest money saving plan of the year or if we see two provinces get going at once a "see you later and YES THE FERRY IS BOTH WAYS" ****By the way where is the forestry guy that was one here a while back that was so interested in our input? Maybe he could give us all a rundown on how the hiring of helicopte
  5. okay the great Canadian fire season has begun. How many out there sitting or flying around on spec?? Sounds like there is more then a few pieces of iron sitting on different ramps. No sense phoneing about hiring oportunitys as most departments are saying they have thier choice of machines parked in front of thier office.
  6. oh no here we go again, Alberta is looking for 5 inter. for 4 month 100hr contract. come on lets see if we can beat $1090hr :shock:
  7. Try Robert Mcnary at Pelican finacial in Calgary. Does lots of work for helicopter pilots. I got a fair deal thru him years ago. :punk:
  8. **** I have been looking everywhere for another real awful one from years past but I can't find it. Maybe someone out there has it. I believe the call sign was LCD. It was a 206 of PEACE helicopters. The uglyest green and yellow 206 ever. Anyone have it or remember it? There was a rumour it was spray bombed in the hanger when it was painted.
  9. Whats the best and worst paint jobs. I will start with one of the worst I have ever seen. This is all in fun so dont take it personally if your ride is included.
  10. rotor whats the 61's going to do in Aussie? Fires/offshore
  11. Hey jacdor What are they like to fly,longline out of? Are there any openings on the 214st's at HTSC?
  12. Just had a look at Gemini heli's ad for a R44 driver. If anyone is wondering how the industry can solve the pilot shortage problem have a look at the progressive approach these guys are trying. Looks like the best chance SIX hopeful's will ever get. And what is he asking for in return? for the lucky ones to be loyal to the company that gAve them a start. I don't know anything about Gemini but they get huge golden star in my books. :up: PS 100HR PILOTS APPLYING FOR THIS CHANCE " LISTEN TO THE CHIEF PILOT AND GO DO A COUPLE OF HOURS BEFORE TAKING YOUR CHECKRIDE WITH GEMINI "
  13. If you use aluminum standpipes keep it simple. Weld a TAB onto the bung wrench, which inturn slides into the standpipe creating a great four foot lifting tool.
  14. I sure would like to see the printout of the days happenings on a couple of ships out there that pull siesmic drills????????????
  15. This has been a issue for me for a long time. I believe from a safty stand point stay in the left seat for crews. Hang out the door all day moving drills and then have to switch seats to go into a small hole to pick up the boys at the end of the day for a ten minute ride to camp? I feel way more comfortable in the left seat personally. As for the emergency arguement, we practise all the emergency's from the left seat and they all can be done. Legally I guess VERT R said it best, get the approval from TC and be done with it.
  16. RAINMAN!!! Check out Robert Mcnary at Pelican group out of Calgary. I got a term policy for $100000 for $35 a month. I looked around and that was a good deal. He deals with alot of rotary pilots. He has to really work on the insurance people. Pretty indepth experiance checks and pursuading from what he told me. Isn't funny how doing a medical every 6 months to a year doesn't help a bit when it comes to insurance people. Hope that helps
  17. Just got home from tour today and found out the horrible news. This time off with the kids will be alittle more special. HERES HOPING YOU TWO ARE STILL FLYING WEREVER YOU ARE!
  18. heard this today!!!! Canadian Western Division is buying VIH's domestic op's??? Not Cougar or Logging Division's. Come on someone must know something???
  19. Reporters are always correct!!!!!!!! The chicky on Global said the helicopter was owned by Tasman which would make it a 212 but the bucket it was hauling when it fell off was a 1000 gallon size. I want one of those super lifter 212's tasman owns!!!
  20. Since the fire gods are being very unhelpful what is everyone up to?? Siesmic, Mining??
  21. Hi there; Canook check your pm's. I PM'ed you about getting more info Putz!!!!!!
  22. Not sure what's happening in the industry the last two weeks?? This is crazy all these accidents, I just heard a rumour a 205 crashed north of Terrace?? Anybody hear anything about it?
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