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Winnie last won the day on December 27 2015

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  1. Winnie

    The job field

    Recession a few years ago tanked the Offshore Oil market, this in turn turfed 100s of pilots with a LOT of experience into VFR jobs. Also recession related, the exploration market went to ####, and thus no drill moves, so less camp jobs. It is picking up but slowly. H.
  2. See if you can find silk liner gloves.... your hands will never be cold again. I usually fly with Nomex gloves, and they are good enough in the cockpit with the door closed, but soon as I venture outside I have to put on a mitt of some kind. I still haven't found the erfect one, but I'm looking...
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    Equipment for training

    Also, someone mentioned flight computers, you can download an app, called Sporty's E6B for your android or apple phone, however you won't be able to use it at the exam... Cheers H.
  4. Winnie

    206 Time Building

    Check Zimmer Air in Ontario, they may help...
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    Equipment for training

    Don't get a paraclet helmet. they are Gentex copies and suck in shape. Even though they are lighter. I have a Gentex for NVG and an Alpha Eagle for other stuff. I'd go back to the HGU 84 if I could.
  6. Yeah Ronnie. TC has been going mad these last 10 years... They decided that ICAO wasn't correct and neither was the AC they issued, so they cancelled it. They claim in the CAR's that in a skid equipped helicopter AIRTIME and FLIGHT TIME is the same...
  7. Or in Quebec with a group of Geologists.., Put them down on one peak, they had moved to a different one, on the radio he said :"You're at my 12 o'clock!" Found him though...
  8. Hi there! Yes, they are actually investing time in this said young pilot. Cheers H.
  9. Hah, J. Innis knocked on the side of my helmet once... he asked "IS THERE ANYONE IN THERE???" This was 3 seconds after he asked how long to get to spot D... lol
  10. Winnie

    Be nice or be safe?

    You were missed... for 9 years!
  11. Actually I DID know the correct definition of hover taxi and air taxi, but you chose to not read it that way which is cool. (Also it has been 18 years since i instructed in FA land) And I no longer teach, I fly operationally, and see the disasters that walk around pretending to be professional pilots but don't know a single bit of airmanship, or have the skills to fly and land at a specific point, using proper procedures and calls. The 14.000 hour pilot was hotdogging, being relatively new in the machine perhaps he would have benefited from reading the manual more, as it is mentioned in there too, including the proper recovery. this is something that should be taught in the basic type rating training...
  12. I was an instructor in the US as well, and find I'm quite capable of doing all kinds of bush work. I think personally that the instruction in Canada in particular has strayed waaay to far into the operational side, and way to little focus is put on the basics. And basics is flying a rectangular pattern at a proper altitude whether to a confined or an airport. and maintaining altitude, and reading a paper chart. Not longlining. at 100 hours a guy (or gal for that matter) should be able to do a basic radio call, do all emergencies, and fly the aircraft to certain standards. That seems to have slipped these days. if you don't want to read, you will not learn, (Not aimed at you Diaper_Pin) Thus others mistakes will go by the wayside and you are no new experiences richer.
  13. Attitude is a lot, heck the company I work for now (no not them), just hired a 100 hour guy. 6 months out of school. Mind you he has something to offer back to the company.
  14. Perhaps we need to do more on the training side when we do annual training. Servo transparency isn't exactly new, and lots of people have paid a big price proving it...
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    TCCA->FAA missed questions

    So I was correct too then... below 100 feet, I included airspeed which was irrelevant, for air Taxi, and below 25 feet for hover taxi. The rest was neat to know irrelevant info, but still correct.