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  • Birthday 07/18/1966

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    Guitars and fly fishing

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  1. I went into the registry office in Nova Scotia and did it all myself, incorporated for around $300 all in. Accountant will sort the rest. Covered on the company plan. Rate is very good. There is no salary with these lads, they only hire contractors (overseas).
  2. Thanks for all the help guys. Dust is settled, my company is up and running and doing me well. Year end will tell me how good my accountant is....
  3. Moved for two jobs in 37 years, both turned out to be very good moves, but admittedly it's a gamble. Got 9 years and an IFR ticket out of the first move, and heavy/offshore time and 11 years out of the second move. Then I went touring. Wife is too settled now to move anywhere again. I turned down one request to move in the past five years but they gave in and elected to tour me, so I got lucky. I wouldn't advise it but you just never know....
  4. Excellent, thank you. Learning lots and slowly figuring it out.
  5. I need to set myself up as a company for some contract work (always been working for someone else the past 36 years). Any advice or guidance greatly appreciated.
  6. Perhaps read the original post prior to posting a sarcastic comment?
  7. As far as international touring goes, I spoke with a buddy today in Kazakhstan that is stuck there for the next four months, followed by four months off. Another buddy is stuck in Ghana for the foreseeable future. I'm SUPPOSED to be back to my government gig in the Caribbean the end of April if the government allows any foreigners in at that time, which will certainly be followed by 14 days quarantine, if I can travel at all. We proposed two month tours to help out but it may turn into 3 or 4 months...
  8. Yes, Amazon only allows me to offer the Kindle digital version (as per my original post) for free for a maximum of 5 days. They will not allow me to offer the paperback for free.
  9. As a lot of us are stuck at home, I've set my novel free of charge for download (Kindle) to whittle away a couple of hours. On Amazon free for the next five days. It’s a fictional tale of a timid man’s first overseas tour (East Africa - where i spent quite a few years), and things get a little nuts. It’s been well received in the literary community with plenty of good reviews. I hope you enjoy it! The Helicopter Pilot
  10. Still on salary for the time being but nearly impossible to get back and forth to work overseas. My back2back and I offered to do two month tours and hopefully things are normalized enough by the end of April to allow my return. We're considered essential so fingers crossed....
  11. My friend Stephen Ryan, pilot for the Maryland Police, has an active helicopter blog some here may find interesting; The Rotor Break My Latest Entry
  12. I think I actually did 16 hours one day but don't have that logbook with me. I tend to remember things wrong, or so the wife tells me. I do recall doing 180 hours in 19 days back in the 80s, inertial nav survey. 180 was the limit in 30 days so I had to stop early.
  13. If pushing my book is allowed....I wrote a novel awhile back. Its done quite well with great reviews, about a pedantic pilot's first tour overseas. Give you an idea of the things you have to deal with. The Helicopter Pilot - A Novel Fictional, mostly...... Plus a recent article in Vertical Magazine; ferry trip from Gabon to Poland; Ferry Flight Article
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