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skullcap

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  1. There is an Astar rgu that is still around I believe. Canadian got from Geddes Construction was ranger before I guess. Was a tough ol bird.
  2. I came in I think the year after he left. I never met him there but have met him since with lamas
  3. Don’t kill messenger but was started originally by Gordon Oliver, named Oliver Helicopters in Peace River, machine was 350D, GOLV. She is still around somewhere as BA. Gordon told me he put 1200 hours on OLV the first year. No idea the year. Nice light machine. Oliver Helicopters became Peace Helicopters owned by John Preddy and I think one other. Somewhere along the line John left and Adrian Erickson was owner. Northern Mountain began operating the company for bank and then bought the company. I was chief pilot from 95 or 95 until just before went bankrupt and took Peace along with. Like 2003 or 04. Not sure dates.
  4. Did I see Peace Heli? Or Dominion Pegasus?
  5. I loved some of the old slogans that appeared on items from pamphlets to T shirts or whatever, done in fun; Liftair—“the happy hookers” picture of a Heli with longline Bow Helicopter- “There is nothing like a Bowjob” Shirley Helicopters- “a Bowjob is nice but not as good as a Shirley” Buffalo airways(I think a mistake)— fly with buffalo and never walk again(pic of a piper airplane on shirt) am sure are more. No disrespect meant just stuff from another time.
  6. Well been awhile since on here. I guess like most the boredom overtook me and began to speak(rip Kenny Rogers). Place has changed somewhat with format and “wins”. Some new names some old. I was pondering what the point of slagging companies and or pilots was? If for example you choose to unwittingly find yourself at a place that you signed on for that sucks because you don’t get a part time job for full time pay you may leave. I have always respected pilots who were upfront with their goals. I asked my buddy Clarence one time what his goal with the company was “work half as much and get paid twice as much”. But co-managers don’t seem to work out. Ah, digressing. This was first thread I looked to read and was plundering along till the usual personal vendettas came out. Is a pretty ****** time to be slagging people. Lot of us out of work and last thing anyone needs is schoolyard crap. Baba Yaga(reaper) and overtemp(Max torque) need to take a chill pill perhaps. Been on a ton of chat rooms and even some aviation ones and you never know who’s reading these. Sometimes trolls are your buddy to get at you, sometimes they are clients, sometimes some modern day *** eater and sometimes some competitor. Whenever I see slagging with anonymous writers to personal level it reminds me why not to wrestle with a pig, all you do is get dirty and find out the pig likes it. If you don’t like HV perhaps identify one person who has hired more pilots and increased their hours and skill levels. I know a high time pilot(now) who started his career at a very dubious operator. And he doesn’t say #### about that part of his career. HV has for the most part picked very good candidates. I know of two really low timers and one 600 hour driver who all attained 3-500 hours in last year. Not many 100 hour pilot hiring companies can state that. Point is, careful being anonymous unless you are Batman or a flax seed. Oh and I predict 2020 to be ****** but will go down as one with the biggest hoax in history.
  7. with ibal you have to create new load stations for the shortened rear seat, sucks. It is great if you want temporary changes such as a different basket or such. But with a shortened rear seat it is permanent and thus when adding a different revision you have to make all the changes rather than just the install of duals etc. Saifans is nice, with the excel program in iphone now the powercheck, performance and now w & b programs are sweet.
  8. This is really nice. Is there any way to make changes to the actual c of g locations, such as the rear shortened seats which some ac have? Thank you!!
  9. Paravion out of Colorado sells them too.
  10. Onboard I believe sells the same ones as dart(Barry lines) Donaldson ropes sells it too I think. spiral lines are a bit of overkill. Don't have any and have never had issues.
  11. You may get a better response if you put down which ones you are thinking of purchasing and folks could then provide pros and cons for each. Otherwise it sounds like you are trolling or looking for someone else to do your research. You can always just buy a roll of the stuff and make your own, as from what I understand it is all amsteel blue and put together by various suppliers and some think they have invented the wheel.
  12. redundancy and altitude all measured by the same methods as this thread,,,,,how long is a piece of string.....
  13. Yes, until your engine quits and you do not have enough aft cyclic to get the nose up before you hit the ground infront of you......most "American" products will pitch nose down if you lower the collective for autorotation(especially the 500) and if your cyclic motion is limited it will be bad. As the loggers pointed out your option is to turn(even with use of pedals) to get the machine around which may be bad as well. I would tend to just fly it within its rate of climb limits knowing the aircraft should do as expected.
  14. To bad that hook is not certified for class c or d,,,,,to my knowledge that is.
  15. And I believe there is not a hook manufactured by onboard which is certified for class c either,,,,hmmm.
  16. Hmm, so class d,,,out,,,stc'd cargo racks for crews(class A) out, external cargo racks(class A) out????
  17. So without the cell plan it works fine? And I guess you get your updates thru wifi then? Excellent idea!
  18. Maury, interesting you think we need balls but should be like "REST OF THE PLANET" .....sounds like a realignment of balls is required as we do not need to be like anyone else as far as I can see or we are simply changing to change. Otherwise agree with your statement.
  19. Funny how in Canada it is called kissing a#s and other countries call it a positive attitude and positive service....hmmm.
  20. Same to you Phil and everyone else on here!: Paul Kendall
  21. hmm, you don't seem to listen to well so maybe get it checked! Ha ha.
  22. No worries Bif, I cannot for the life of me find any verification to back up my statement thus just old. It seems strange anr does not work for some people. But to be honest I won't use it for the same reason freewheel describes with their engine failure.
  23. I would depend upon the type of helicopter you are flying as to whether or not it makes sense to purchase. The anr systems work wonderfully for piston engines. The do not work so well with high frequency noise such as turbochargers or turbine engines. If I were to fly the md 500 series it would be worth it weight in gold as they have a huge noise issue from transmission and such right near your head. The astar series is about 92 or so decibels thus you can have that type of noise almost constantly. I found that in the astar you hear the compressor changing speeds and takes abit of getting used to. As far as reducing hearing loss, ANR does not help as the wave lengths of noise are still hitting your eardrum but the anr system transmits the opposite wavelength thus you brain does not register a "new" noise. Best bet is to purchase the cep kit and have actual noise reduction. Hearing abnormal noises is totally unknown as am not sure if anr would mask it or not but do not see why it would not thus is in my opinion why the cep kit is better.
  24. I have a hard time with foreflight trying to put in waypoints is there an easy way? Otherwise I like it.
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