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Winnie last won the day on December 27 2015

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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. Winnie

    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.
  6. Winnie

    TCCA->FAA missed questions

    The definition of Air Taxi might help, as in less than 100' AGL and speed less than 60 KIAS. Hover taxi would be less than 25 feet at "walking pace" and surface taxi, just what it says. If you don't ask for "Hover Taxi" and you have wheels, you will be expected to stay on the ground.
  7. But that is not where the trouble lies. The trouble lies in that Canada within the CAR's don't follow ICAO. And the problem isn't on flights A to B, the problem arises on flights from A to B to C to D to E to F etc without shutting down. One region says one thing, the next region does not agree.
  8. Winnie

    Rotten Gallet Liner

    I'm Sure he is, but it isn't illegal to include more than just bare bones minimum answers. And thanks for the spelling lesson.
  9. Winnie

    Rotten Gallet Liner

    Since that was clear as a bell, Zela Liners by Oregon Aero is what he is referring to. they are awesome, but if your helmet gets cold, hard to put on. Cheers H.
  10. Winnie

    Class 4 Instructor Training

    Never mind that, they closed as Kevin went somewhere else
  11. Winnie

    recurrent - how often ?

    I don't know for PHI specifically, but at one company I was allowed to fly 5 different types and 2 variants of a type, no problem. Some agencies like governments restricts how many, but in Canada unless you WORK for said government, it is all up to you. I know a couple guys who fly for PHI Airmedical (just trained with two as a matter of fact) and they fly either just 1 type or are assigned to 1 type and as reserve on a second type. I don't know if that answers what you are after,, but it is what I know... The differences in any bell singles, like a bell 204, 205, 206 etc is mostly just size and perhaps 1 or 2 additional systems. the 407 becomes different because of FADEC etc. the 205 and 212 are also virtual brothers/sisters, in they fly the same, but they have different systems. I you are jumping from a Ec-135 to a Schweizer 300, there may be some differences... Cheers H.
  12. Winnie

    recurrent - how often ?

    Nope, Heliduck, that is incorrect. You will receive training on each individual type you fly each year, however many is specified in the Comapny Operations Manual, then you will receive a PPC on on 1 helicopter with less than 9 pax, (usually the most technologically advanced one), then if you fly mediums, on 1 helicopter that carries MORE than 9 pax (205 for instance). THEN you will also receive a PPC on each individual TWIN the company wants you to fly. If you do fly a 212, a 355, a 206 and a 350, you'll do a PPC on the 212, 255 and 350. if you add a 205 in the mix, the 350 carries the PPC for single engine, and the 212 carries the training for more than 9 pax, so you are covered. I know there are guys that have done more than me, but I did 4 PPC's i a year, 212, 230 and 214ST for twins, and 205 for a single, and I also flew 206 B and L's... You also have to have techincal training on each individual airframe type, so an L1 and an L4. Hope that answers some questions.
  13. Winnie

    Class 4 Instructor Training

    CHTA in St. Thomas Ontario do them. Call Kevin.
  14. It looks like Hydro One. Sorry for the loss...
  15. http://www.thewhig.com/2017/12/14/helicopter-crash-near-tweed Nothing else known.