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  1. nothing better to do ?

  2. 18 speed ? any comments ? -airtime in journey log -flight time in flight report books , if rotors turning its costing $$$ to the operator , that should be pasted on to the customer. most companies run the 2 line journey logs with flight time ,air time .
  3. well its pretty much always been an industry standard at any of the 15 companies Ive worked at over my lengthy career of over 25 years that rotors turning the meters running ,thats flight time , air time is skids up to skids down always has been always should be . why do people have to make a mountain out of a ant hill . and as far as logging the flight time in your personal book ya go ahead it may mean getting that next job and meeting the customers min hours of requirements , but be warned a good employer will look at that and decide hire or not hire , put on this job or put on that job . ..... example say your working for example not to centre any company or individual out .so dont read more into this than an example ....if pilot A is flying pipeline patrols for 3000hrs,,, pilot B tour rides for 3000 hours ,, pilot C 3000 hours oil patch work reading meters up /down , up /down in air for 10 min ,on the ground for 10 min, pilot D 1000 hours of what ever to get it and then 600 hours of fighting fires , moving surveyors , in my opinion and experience ...pilot D will be the first choice in hiring , so when looking for a job and deciding what your future holds look ahead , plan ahead , do you wish to be a bush pilot , a taxi driver (tours) (sched service mainland to island )specialty pilot ? longline percision driver, think of your lives , families, benifits,? schedules? rotations ? wages ? peanuts or $$$$ dollars , domestic or international ,, full time or seasonal ? contract?
  4. only heard good things , seem to be working lots this spring not many others are , and if you can get your foot in the door with any helicopter company these days then take it . the ground experience you get from most companies is priceless . even from paul their maintenance department very very knowledgeable . alot of experience there . what newbies learn during the first years on the ground can and will safe your but and the company your working for lots of money in the future , so learn grasshopper learn ! unless your polishing truck rims in the prairies of course ,lol right 18 speed ,
  5. dumb question where is it this year ?
  6. oh dont get me wrong its not all bad working with forestry , I would love to work year round flying with them and have in the past when things were booming , there is a lot of respect for what the pilot has to say as for when to go and where to land ect , but its just the few that like to push the I am god and if I think you should be able to land there or sling this or whatever , well company "A" did this same load last week or 2 days ago , well ya humm I got a B2 and he had a B3 or whatever ,,,, yes every province has its plus and negs they alll have their good guys and their know it alls , same as some private companies we all work for every industry has them , with over 27 yrs in this industry its always the same ,,,,,,,some day I will retire and miss it all .
  7. I got the book from john at [email protected] well worth the $40 and was very refreshing , very good job , very well ilistrated as well , broke down into something anyone can understand and absorb . I wish more people would be willing to pass along their knowledge ,
  8. hmmm where to start , they know their business and enough of yours to tell you when to go for fuel , how much you should be able to carry for the machine you are flying , if the winds are too strong or not , if you should be able to land on that mountaintop or in that confined area they also know that they can ask your company to replace you if they dont like you . if you dont feel comfortable or think maybe you might be not pushing your personal limits because the LAST GUY DID IT . they dont care they just get the next company to come do it . remember there is always someone that will push the envelope just to prove a point , so that they can prove something . I know my limits , it keeps me alive . forestry ,ya there is lots of rules and lots of unwritten ones too , each district has there own set as well , each province also has its own rules , never compare one province with another , they hate that because its their province ,and the way they do it, is best , lol never ever tell them different or youlll get on the shi t list lol rules seem to change as the situation changes , Bring Cash is bad for this . ( note the capitals ) your on a rotation if your local , but if your on the sh it list they always seem to find a way to skip you or to avoid flying with you , even if its not you personally but the previous pilot or manager , best thing to tell you is same as the boys above ; fly to the best of your abilities, dont get talked or pushed into something that YOU AS P I C dont like or feel comfortable doing, dont feel bad if you cant do it ,usually you can do it tomorrow , if you cant do it tomorrow , dont loose anysleep over saying NO. - MOST OF THE TIME ITS JUST TREES anyways not worth losing your life or the machine or your career over , STAY WITH IN THE LIMITS of the a/c , keep your mouth shut , take everything they say with a grain of salt , and keep the meter running , fill out the forestry ticket to match the journey log , if ever audited its you that will get blamed not the owner of the company . so keep them tight . remember to get the satilite tracking access turned off after your hire with them , they watch where all the machines are , and if there is 5 heli `s sitting close to them , they wont hire or man up , why pay if its available for free. I ve walked into my buddies forestry office lots of times and let him brag about this heli is here and that one there , not flying since they landed 3 days ago , or this one just left ontario we will pick it up when it gets closer so we dont have to pay for positioning , ect ect , the worse thing anyone can do is let forestry have access to the whereabouts of their fleet , when on hire - fine when contract is over - so should the satilite access till the next hire , companies are just cutting their own throats on this .
  9. found johns book in the helicopters mag he has a number and a address advertised thanks for the pms on the info to find the book its very very interesting reading .
  10. hey looks pretty good , maybe try it some time , cyclic looks too high thou might have to cut a couple inches off ,,,,,,,, can we still do that ?????? hahahahahaaha just kidding . but seriously pretty cool . good for you hope it works well for you . H
  11. anyone know where a person could purchase John`s book , I hear its worth buying , a very good read. thanks
  12. is the grass greener over there ? if your working in the industry , hang on to what you got , a little longer , every company is the same , its what you get out of it , and put into it ,
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