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  1. Yeah we still use it. Definitely has some bugs here and there, but I think it is a really easy way to comply with WB, fdt, and tickets etc. But I wouldn't use it for nav personally
  2. We use cirro A bit learning curve, but it is an amazing set of software. It does everything, flight tickets, weight and balance, duty times, schedule, flight following.. very good. But you have to be willing to learn it. I don't use it for nav. Cause that part is not that good. Pm if you want details
  3. Eagle plains have tons of jet fuel. Not sure about avgas. Tombstones are amazing, follow. Dawson-mayo, mayo- Whitehorse.. I would go to Haines junction (kluane National park) then down to Haines Alaska. Pop over to Skagway. On to Atlin get fuel from Norm at discovery heli. Then Dease Lake, Smithers. Etc etc some amazing country Contact me if you have other questions
  4. Know where you will find the required info. Dress and behave professional. Have a laptop with the regs available.
  5. When I was looking a couple of years ago i found that the posted weight and the actual was very different, the older alpha 200 is still the lightest with comms, but way to big profile for a long fellow like me, I elected to take a chance on the northwall, and I am very very happy, its a fairly snug fit to get it on and off due to the jaw protector, but I found my way. It is very light and very low profile even with 2 internal visors, so for longlining out of it is really no issue.
  6. I got a full suit and love it, stretchy, airy expensive but would do it again. Might get another too..
  7. I guess someone has to come in an be that person. Did you read the first post, clearly some people dont know as much as you Funny nevertheless And i think even Jesus knew that..
  8. All great responses. Nice and clean. I think also worth mention that the external load limit is referring to a load that does not put more weight on the skids. As an example the Bell 407 has a internal limit of 5250 (suck it b3) but an external of 6000. The limiting factor is the skid gear. The powertrain and engine can do 6000 but if you are going down the skid gear wont save your back. as you would be falling faster than a manhole cover..
  9. Tough one, according to https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviation/reference-centre/advisory-circulars/ac-700-042.html It has to be tailored to your company... Its gonna be a hard one, I think the whole industry is awaiting something.... You have to design it and send it in to TC for approval.... By end of Jan
  10. Make an appointment at Costco hearing centre. Then show up takes 15 min. Then a week to produce. Doneski
  11. I don't personally believe that anr is a good option. I want to hear everything, and all anr does is send out a frequency that cancels the other ones so fatigue wise you are solid. But now you don't know when you are experiencing a dangerous db. I run the northwall helmet with Costco custom earplugs. Works awesome. Northwall was a big chance as it was so new, but worked out great. Light, small footprint, dual visor internally.. got it from Skye avionics. Costco plugs costs 55$
  12. I bought some custom molds from Costco. 50$ and so freaking great. No noise cancelling or anything, BUT brings everything down enough. And no problem at all
  13. Absolutely we should be making 6 figures, but at what cost. People want to sit in their office or not come in at all when there are things needs to be done... machines to clean. Paperwork to be done, I think a lot of people has lost sight of a bigger picture where we making it very hard for operators to be able to stay open. I know of so many guys that just want to show up for go time make x a day and x hourly and when there is no flying they go and do other stuff... if you have a income of 100-120 should not an operator expect to get a hand with other things at the office/hangar?
  14. If you’re in it for the money girls and glory, you are in the wrong industry. We can make a healthy living and we get to operate the coolest machines ever engineered and we get to see some spectacular views. That is the trade off, if people are leaving cause they are making more money doing whatever, let them leave. Let’s focus on getting 100 hour wonders (that would bend over backwards to get a chance to do a .5 a week) up to snuff and let’s get rid of the people who only complains about everyone, everything and every other company. What do you to change the industry? Are you willing to average out your pay throughout the year to ensure the company you are working for can sustain? Are you willing to cut your salary in half to make sure you have a job to go to in the spring? A while back I asked what a salary would be for a ops manager and also for a chief pilot, the few answers i got was proving to me that people over value them self so much! and I think that is true for pilots engineers ops staff and all really in all lines of work... *awaiting bashing* BP
  15. Pointing at elt and the push for voice and data recorders.....why should we raise the bar on training and procedures? As long as we have a better elt system...
  16. Make sure you have a big mortgage which should be easy if you’re in B.C, then the bank offers mortgage life and or disability for a couple hundred a month... also wcb
  17. Hi there guys and gals. what is typical wage for an operations manager for a general charter company? what is a typical wage for a chief pilot for a general charter company? thanks for your help!
  18. First one. No clue, second one pretty sure it's "a", less than 25 kts.
  19. For some reason i cannot post in the employment section. Capital Helicopters is seeking a pilot for the upcoming 2017 season. Based in Whitehorse Yukon, Capital Helicopters operates in the territories and Northern BC and therefore requires a pilot with extensive mountain experience. Pilot qualifications: - Minimum 1500 hours -Well versed in AS350B2 and Bell 206B -Mountain course Extensive experience with: -Drill moves -Forestry -Camp work The right candidate will posses the following qualities: Customer oriented, self motivated, the ability to work independently and also be a team player. Only those who meet the above qualifications will be considered for this position. Apply to: [email protected] All resumes will be kept confidential
  20. It would be used more if it was part of the email like it used to be
  21. Great, now i would get the forums on the bottom of the email like it used to be I would be very happy. The activity on the forums has almost died off since that change was put in
  22. So 5 people. 2 of them on a line hooked to the skid.... Snappy 44
  23. Don't go in to it with negative opinions. You just never know, right person, right time, making a good connection with the right person... anything is possible. I just walked into doors few years back, got a chance to help out, cleaned everything, cars floors, helicopters, offices, ops gear you name it. got Ppc'd and now full time. No one should listen to the people saying that there is none, you never know. If you are willing to work your *** off and don't expect anything you can only get happily surprised...
  24. Anyone knows what load limit there is on this swivel? I know the can am/dart one has 3000lbs is this the same? cant fint anything on it
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