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  1. Sorry for delayed response. Unfortunately this is a predominately Canadian forum, so not much help to be had with regards to the WOFT process. Sorry I can't be of more help!
  2. If you are air ambulance, then yes, if not no.
  3. AND have a Multi Crew Coordination course, which is another sim course to allow you to fly in a multi pilot crew. It's a lot of a bear, and I wish I hadn't let mine lapse, but alas. Not heading over to europe anytime soon anyway. As far as the middle east, I'd double down and get the US FAA ATPL as well, these days it's just a conversion exam. Cheers Harald
  4. the one in Carp is a UH-1M, a marine version of the C huey with Magnesium instead of Aluminum skin for maritime conditions.
  5. Ahahahahaha... Hahahaha. Well in Thompson there IS a liquor store, a Tim's and a Boston Pizza...
  6. The restrictions that are disqualifying for doing this are listed as: Limitations and Restrictions Holders of medical certificates bearing any of the following limitations or restrictions are required to undergo a medical examination pursuant to the conditions of this exemption: a) License restricted; b) Permit restricted; c) 3 months only; d) 6 months only; e) 9 months only; f) 12 months only; g) 24 months only; h) Subject to letter dated; i) Private Pilot License (PPL) privileges – 12 months only; j) Valid only when anoth
  7. In Central Newfoundland, 20 KM west of Clarenville, 1 deceased, 2 injured. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/thorburn-lake-helicopter-crash-investigation-begins-1.5657022
  8. Nope RDM-1, not in the daytime! haha What was not pointed out is that a good steerable searchlight is very good at lighting up objects, and a surprisingly good help to you. Also, when flying in daylight you can't see the little hotspots until they start smoking, with the goggles you can see the glow of the fire under the surface and can attack that. Not quite as well as scanning but you can still see incredibly well. I've seen and reported fires in areas scanned and reported out, with goggles without there have been thunderstorms or other reason for the fire to appear a
  9. I can attest to the added fatigue of wearing goggles, you add a good 2lbs to your head, and it does certainly feel that way after 8 hours of continuous wear! As has been stated over, there are traps, and you have to be aware and be extra vigilant in both planning and execution of low level stuff, but it also has changed everything I ever thought I knew about night flying! Won't change back, that's for sure!
  10. From having flown near fires with NVG's, that would be extremely helpful. you can even see hot spots that you can't see with naked eye close up at night. Tanking at night particularly would be great deal in the prairies for sure!
  11. Take offs and landings are just that, the registration of the aircraft matters not, as it is not a licensing issue. Just currency/recency.
  12. Custom in Manitoba has been around more than 40 years...
  13. I think Provincial came out of TJ Helicopters, I can't remember at the moment. I worked there for a while. Lambair was Tom Lamb's company, fixed and heli. That was a company with some interesting history. Tom Lamb was a pioneer in the 20s and 30s with the "REAL BUSH" bushflying with open cockpits in some pretty insane conditions.
  14. Jim Gray is still around indeed. Retired, last was the chief pilot at Kississing Helicopters, who were sort of absorbed into Custom a year or so back, but he was already retired by then. A Class act indeed, did my PPC's a couple years in a row at Provincial.
  15. Just wanted to say something on this. The standards that the USFS use are actually straight out of the US Army manuals, and these numbers are what Gentex helmets are based on. So whilst it may be true that gentex is shouting loudly, the US Army set the limits for what helmets are approved and which aren't. I personally find it funny that the french air force is going away from Gallet helmets in helicopters, and using the Alpha series instead, which seem to have been purchased by Gentex... Anyway, for my work, involving NVG's the SPH-5 is good, the Alpha Eagle is superb and the Gall
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