Jump to content

PIC

Member
  • Content Count

    87
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

PIC last won the day on July 16 2011

PIC had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

2 Neutral

About PIC

  • Rank

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://
  • ICQ
    0

Profile Information

  • Location
    BC

Recent Profile Visitors

3,497 profile views
  1. No time to read all these pages, sorry for any repeats. Edgeworth Helicopters in Salmon Arm Michael Air in Vernon, Conair Helicopters,from Frontier, Abbotsford BC Heli-Forex, my first employer in Val d'Or QC Caribou Chilcotin Lillooet BC
  2. Bonjour, est-ce le Michel Landry que j'ai renconté la semaine dernière sur un banc au sommet de la rue du Grand-Pont à Sion (Suisse)? Je suis Frédéric Hemmeler et on avait discuté ensemble un moment avant que l'on vienne me chercher en voiture...

  3. Pretty rough in Oz, especially in Tasmania lately. Is Wildcat still there on contract. I spent a few tours there a few years ago. It was really dead then. Hard to believe what has just happened and/or is still happening. Read more here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/ Good luck to all. Stay safe. PIC Michel Landry
  4. I never thought this would happen to me... I suddenly lost my medical last summer and fortunately, happened to be a full-time employee. I had been a contract pilot for most of the past 15 years before that (read no benefits). Luckily, I had access to disability benefits during this ordeal. I don't know what would have happened without this insurance. Maybe we would have had to sell the house? So, if you are a contractor, do you have personal insurance? Not only liability but disability? Don't believe that this cannot happen to you. It can. Fly safe, PIC
  5. I haven't written anything in this forum in a long time but this is worth mentioning. Not quite the same subject but close. I have had a corporation for 14 years (in BC) and never carried my own company WCB (Work Safe BC). I always made sure that the helicopter company I was flying for covered me. But that recently changed. If you have a company, you must sign up and contribute to WCB. Plain and simple. If you don't, they will eventually catch up to you and you'll then have to pay premiums, including back pay. It's a new thing, the Federal Government now shares info with WCB. I got a notice in the mail this spring and fortunately, my company is now dormant and soon to be closed so they left me alone. But beware. Also, the WCB lady I spoke said that despite the helicopter company saying that I was covered by their insurance, she said that if there had been a claim, I wouldn't have been covered. Ok, back to insurance (which I never carried by the way - foolish of me!) Cheers!
  6. Could it not be possible to add a drop-down box allowing the visitor to narrow his/her search to a particular country (Canada, US, etc.). On the same token, another drop-box that would specify the type of job (pilot, engineer, or others). Just a suggestion. Great job Vertical, both online and with the mag!
  7. Hope the pilot recovers quickly. Safe flying everyone.
  8. Just read this latest news online: http://www.aviation.ca/content/view/8516/11 MONTREAL – Canadian Helicopters Income Fund (TSX: CHL.UN) (the “Fund”), the largest helicopter transportation services company operating in Canada, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded additional work in Afghanistan by the the United States Transportation Command (“USTRANSCOM”). This amendment to the support contract previously announced on December 22, 2008, entails the movement of supplies and passengers to military forward operating locations, and involves the provision of two fully crewed and supported Sikorsky S61 heavy category helicopters. One of the aircraft will be provided from the existing fleet of Canadian Helicopters, and one will be leased. being required by applicable lawsi The Fund’s initial operations in Afghanistan, which similarly entail the movement of supplies and passengers, commenced in the first quarter of 2009 and involve the provision of three Bell 212 medium category aircraft. The prime contractor is the Canadian Commercial Corporation, Canada's international contracting agency, which focuses on government-to-government contracting and procurement. The additional services, scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2010, will be for an approximate seven-month base period with a one-year renewal option, to November 30th 2011, exercisable at the discretion of USTRANSCOM . The contract is denominated in U.S. dollars and is comprised primarily of a fixed monthly rate and variable hourly revenue components. Total revenue to the Fund is expected to be in excess of US$35 million, assuming the option period is exercised and expected hours are flown. Revenue for this contract reflects the significantly higher level of effort required to accomplish the work in Afghanistan. "This additional work in Afghanistan represents both a recognition of the professionalism of our operations there and a still further broadening of our long term relationship with the U.S. military,” said Don Wall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Helicopters. “The contract also affords the Fund a timely business opportunity, in that it will assist Canadian Helicopters to offset any continuing recessionary pressures in our domestic market.”
  9. Merry Christmas everyone! Here's to a great year in 2010! Cheers! Michel
  10. Blaming the pilot for this? You got to be kidding. He was simply landing in the usual designated spot, nothing else. It's the media that is to blame. They had no business being near the helipads. Lillooet was a very busy place for a few weeks and helicopter take-offs and landings were very frequent. Serves them right! Cheers!
  11. You're welcome, glad it helped. Shakey, are you talking to me or are you chewing a brick?
  12. Try this link: http://www.ciffc.ca/images/stories/pdf/heliquals.pdf And another one of interest perhaps: http://www.ciffc.ca/images/stories/pdf/aviationmatrix.pdf
  13. That's a Croman S-61 working out of Hope. Was probably getting fuel in Boston Bar.
  14. To say it's very busy in BC is an understatement. The whole province is ablaze. It's certainly helping our industry which badly needs the boost. But that being said, take your time everyone and keep it safe. I hear through the grapevine that VIH lost a 205 in a lake a few days ago, pilot was ok fortunately. Let's hope that is the only incident during these busy times. Cheers! PIC
×
×
  • Create New...