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pilot5

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pilot5 last won the day on February 17 2016

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    Somewhere out at sea in the dark.
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  1. Yes EFF_YOU HELI ZERO....!! YOU WILL GET ZERO-ZILCH business from anyone I know. LET THE WORD GET AROUND!!.. Do business with these arsehoools and you too can loose your business!!! CAUTION!!! DANGER WILL ROBINSON! DANGER!! Really good job HELI ZERO putting a small Canadian business into bankrupsy!!! My condolences to the poor ******** that received this un-lubricated anal assault from HELI ZERO! P5
  2. This just in.....from a buddy who applied there. "Coming into the flying season with time running out fast, it would be a miracle if Summit makes it to the gate even if they managed to fill the senior positions 3 months ago." I guess someone will realize soon that you can't run a helicopter company like a construction company and hire everyone at the last minute to frame the building. It appears that Summit is facing some serious systemic issues ! The guy calling the shots has no clue what he is doing- Rumour has it! p5
  3. The rumour is that all 4 top senior managers quit. CP ops as well. No doubt driven by the mother company. I imagine TC is keeping a careful eye out on the revolving door. Western Canada and work will remain scarce in 2016. P5
  4. Low oil prices, low prices for resources effecting the mining sector! Economy weak!= less money for stuff!! Unless the planets population drastically implodes, a replacement is found to replace oil and people give up driving and using cell phones, expect that this is a down turn. Global demand will increase. ( eventually) Unless of course the aliens land and give us some new technology soon, the petro dollar will prevail... 20-30 years perhaps. Relax ! things will get better.... cant get much worse! P5
  5. Good news that everyone is OK. It will be interesting to see what failed? p5
  6. It's been my experience as of late that the US ATP is a good thing to have. I have both CAN and US ATP's. Working domestically as many posters have written is an immigration matter. The US market is closed to americans for the most part. However going direct into working in the offshore international environment now adays requires and ATP -having the US ATP opens doors… The big problem with the Canadian ATPL is that there is almost no avenue for Canadian Citizens to access the Canadian ATPLH ( paying for it) without having worked for a Canadian company and obtaining a PPC on a Multi crew twin. The ACPs are all locked up by CHC and others. You just simply cannot call flight safety or CAE and ask to speak with a Canadian examiner and book a SIM check or type rating -it is possible but cost prohibitive. There are only a handfull of TRE/TRI's thjat are doing outside work… You could call an operator and ask to pay for a mulit engine endorsement but this is also difficult and cost prohibitive. Most AC are busy on contract and be sure the Helicopter you choose is multicrew IFR on its type certificate. If you have some VFR twin time and the 100 hrs of night, i would highly advise getting a current Commercial IFR and taking your US ATP. It will open doors. To be fair, CHC and others are all being bough out by US monster companies…. P5
  7. Phil Does this mean that we will be able to convert a US ATP ( H) to a CAN ATPL ( H)? Much like the fix wing guys can do now? Thx P5
  8. Cosmo, ya you are right, I'm suffering from a momentary lapse of reason . What I meant was 70k per year take home 50 k or so. Roach motel with the sunken multiple times old jizzed on mattress or bush camp trailer set up Economy class ticket with no leg room/ or must relocate at your expense with dodgy or no contract Canadian social healthcare with long waiting times to see a doctor No loss of license insurance or life insurance so if you die family gets whatever comp will pay ( you may opt to get private insurance if you can find it) RRSP matching if your lucky or zilch =RRSP ( Really Realy Stupid People) because they can change the taxation or the rules anytime And let's not forget, the amazing privilege of flying someone's helicopter so you can make them rich. Need I say more.... Back on my meds
  9. Forgot... Annual salary increase at 3-4% indexed to inflation. p5
  10. $260,000 per year before tax. 6 weeks on 6 weeks off. Comfortable accommodation, Laundry done and pressed daily including ginch. Gold Elite status after 2 years with full lounge privileges Full medical coverage internationally for whole family 7% pension matching savings Live anywhere in the world you want Access and trainging in the latest glass cockpit environment. Medicals paid for including all licenses held AC that are maintained to the highest standard Respectfull, Professional working environment.
  11. Yes I am a very good carpenter building a red cedar fence this week. Maybe one day I will return to flying in Canada. Until that day comes I am more than content to let my hemeroids retreat to their normal position, because it's not guaranteed that they will remain undisturbed in the future should I choose to once again look into serving a " Masser" again. For now it's just me and Old Yeller , a tool belt and a box of nails. Fly safe every one, and don't bend over to pick up the soap. P5
  12. Round Lake Yes the employee has the right to do a lot of things including calling his lawyer, but taking action agianst your employer is like ldisobeying the " Masser" you will be wipped, one way or another and cause irreparable harm to your reputation and it's a small group of owners... Better to apply lube and just take it. p5
  13. Unfortunately it's just the way it is, the precise reason why the word "professional " cannot be held up with any degree of seriousness to define the industry in general. Despite a huge desire by many participants who would like to see a real professional standards Standing waiting for the next person that will be pushed to their limit and go postal out of shear frustration turning to madness. like the last guy that shot up the aircraft a while back, just a question of time. When the people in this industry get organized, then the power will shift and some employers ( not all) will be forced to abandon practices that are more in line with indentured servitude. Sad but true! Best of luck. p5
  14. Driver81 I would like to caution you vis a vie your comment on the Canadian Labour Code and challenging any employer in this industry on its enforcement. Although you or the person in question may evoke enforcement on a given short term matter and receive compensation, the long term damage to your career will be irreparable. You will be known as a ' trouble" employee and in all likely hood be discussed at some HAC association meeting during bar hours. Once you are placed on the non existent blacklist for sticking up for yourself finding future employment will be significantly more difficult. You will have NO recourse and no one to defend your right to seek gainful employment, you will be labeled a non conformist. Be grateful for the privilege the operator has given you to fly his or her AC and earn a living. Good luck p5
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