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  1. Anyone know much about this? From the HAC website HAC to Raise H1 Helipad Access Issues March 8, 2016 The Association has been receiving a flurry of calls both from operators and hospitals about helicopter access to H1 Helipads. Apparently, Transport Canada has been providing instructions to helicopter operators that under no circumstances shall a Single-Engine Helicopter or Class II Multi-Engine helicopter approach to land at an H1 Helipad even for the purposes of saving human life. Strictly applied, this would mean that a patient with life-threatening injuries would need to be transferred to an airport by helicopter, before being brought to a hospital via land ambulance. HAC has questioned this interpretation. This could present a potentially life-threatening delay that could be avoided by allowing the helicopter to deliver the patient directly to the hospital, with very little risk. What's more, most of the helicopters that are currently certified for operations in to H1 helipads, are not widely available in many areas of Canada, and many of them are not capable of landing at accident scenes in the bush or on a mountainside where ad hoc emergency evacuation is often required.
  2. https://www.chlcrewsupport.com/Files_PressReleases/Press_ReleaseNamechange-EN-April172012.pdf
  3. I see a seriously negative trend in people relying too much on technology to get them through the day, rather then learning on how to fly the darn thing. Yes technology has it's place. GPS/TCAS/Satellite tracking all is a godsend and improved safety/efficiency. An app that takes a student/pilots head out of the POH and into a phone, takes them away from learning to understand the relationship DA/PA has everything you do in an A/C, and that will carry over you go onto to bigger more complex A/C. After a few years of flying, and diligently looking up DA's, limits, etc, everyday, it becomes second nature, and a very important step in understanding the limits your A/C has. An app spitting out a number is not learning. no offense skinveen, but I'm not sure an IPad on your lap is an approved mount for a PED...
  4. http://www.thestar.com/article/1122212--ornge-air-ambulance-design-risky-to-patients-top-doctor-discovers
  5. yes that pic was at it's lowest.....and highest. the stretcher goes on top of the pedestal to his right. and here's another view.
  6. http://www.ornge.ca/Media/Documents/OrngeVertical2011.pdf Page 4 No there's not enough room.
  7. http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/helicopters/eurocopter-flies-hybrid-helicopter?cmpid=enews100611
  8. You can take them at 500 hours, but remember they expire in 2 years if you haven't fulfilled the requirements to hold an ATPL. *There was talk or dropping this requirement, but I haven't heard the official word on this.* The HATRA might be a better option if you don't have anything lined up right away.
  9. oh my bad....are we talking AME talk here? disregard my post then.
  10. Like TTT mentioned, a solid VFR experience is very very beneficial in so many ways. Maybe target companies that do a bit of both? That's more/less how I got started in the IFR world. If you do your IFR straight out of school, DO NOT let it lapse. Considering your first IFR gig may not come in your first few years/decade, rewriting the INRAT would not be a fun experience.
  11. Truly disgraceful comments. Condolences to all those family's and friends affected.
  12. you are wasting valuable KB's on the internet back on track now....
  13. The know defects Transport Canada referrers to is the large pool of so called "professional" pilots, or as TC has dubbed "meat servo's" . Many of which are found here. As is evident in this thread, it's a recurring defect, but not at a particular power setting, airspeed, weight or altitude. The only communality between defective meat servos was when a keyboard and rum was placed infront of certain meat servo's, they turned defective. TC was hoping that while these particular meat servo's did not have said keyboard and rum, they'd operate as a serviceable item with a cyclic and coffee. Unfortunately several servo's were found to be defective no matter what combination of cyclic, coffee, smoke, rum, keyboard etc. So they decided that due to the inconsistencies in meat servo failures, and not mechanic failure, they would approve the type with these "known meat servo defects" the downward spiral continues.
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