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  1. the one in Carp is a UH-1M, a marine version of the C huey with Magnesium instead of Aluminum skin for maritime conditions.
  2. Ahahahahaha... Hahahaha. Well in Thompson there IS a liquor store, a Tim's and a Boston Pizza...
  3. 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 another air traffic controller available and competent to assume your duties; k) With an accompanying pilot; l) Not valid for Civil Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME) renewal. Cheers W.
  4. 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
  5. 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 again. Coulson also has a goggle program. I think for the provinces that do loaded patrols, should have 2 pilots and a helitack office all with goggles, they'll find LOTS of fires to play with!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. Take offs and landings are just that, the registration of the aircraft matters not, as it is not a licensing issue. Just currency/recency.
  9. Custom in Manitoba has been around more than 40 years...
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 Gallet is also good. Too bad the Eagle is so much money... Cheers H.
  13. Foreflight seem to filter out irrelevant ones, but they seem to be local area only and not enroute, but I may be wrong. Cheers H.
  14. Saw someone mention Paraclet up here somewhere, my recommendation is to RUN AWAY! We got a few for our NVG Program and they are poor copies of Gentex SPH=5s with a ****** liner that does not fit a head at all. out of 4 helmets and 8 crew guys 1 wears the Paraclet, with little issues, 1 with migraine issues, everyone else got their own. I'd rather weatr my heavy old SPH-5 that the Paraclet garbage...
  15. Do not even THINK of mentioning to the CBP that you are "looking" for employment, you'll get an automatic 5 year ban... There are a few websites you can search for that do help with the Visa or even green card applications, but in general you need a job offer to get a visa, and the employer has to prove you are the only one that can actually do the job. So getting a visa is very difficult. The green card option could be easier, but depending on where you are from. If you are Canadian, it is tougher than say Scandinavian for some reason. And Pilots are not considered "Skilled Workers" in most situations, so the visa process is tough... But visit various companies and ask, the worst they can say is no.
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