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redliner last won the day on March 30 2013

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  1. I would join , but I don't fly airplanes. They are boring.
  2. Hard times for some I guess. I thought there were lots of jobs out there right now. Keep your chin up P5.
  3. No kidding. Up to 6000 ft a 407 kicks a b2's butt and not far off a b3. Not to mention accurracy and production are far greater as you can see the world out the 407's door. I have longlined with both and the 407 is far superior. Best intermediate ever(for the non-Everest longline pilots)
  4. Where does HAC stand on the acquisition, application and use of drones?..............Hey , easy , I am a drone. Or I sure feel like one sometimes.
  5. This is a good point. It is easier to demand more rest when you have more experience. I think rather than legislate change to the regulations , we need to train and educate pilots on the effects of fatigue. More mentoring of young pilots. An updated mandatory section on fatigue in the annual PDM course. It's funny to me though as most jobs have a right to refuse unsafe work policy. I have not ever been too tired to work, but certainly if I felt I was , I could pull the safety card at any time with no questions asked. I found the one mention of nurses a valid comparison. Nurses and doctors can(it would seem) routinely work 24 or 36 hour shifts with an exemption from the Canada Labour Code. They literally take peoples lives in their hands working longer than anyone would think possible. And I can't sit around for 12 hours and fly 6 of those? I think we have a system that works well , and if we restrict the amount of hours worked in a day, that puts pressure on the short time frame of some operators season. Some pilots get a bag of time off in the winter and welcome a lot of flight hours in a short period of time. Who doesn't like to time out in 21 days? There is nothing finer, lets face it.
  6. The Ruperts land and Mr T are great. I like the Mr T the best but some like the Ruperts better. Both use the same pin system so you can have both on the same job. The magnetic picker is a bit of a pain as you can drop the ball off of the magnet easily and the magnets pick up dirt so they need cleaning all the time.
  7. I can see where you are coming from Seeker because I have seen guys use the 8 hours bottle to throttle rule in the past. It is a serious issue that should not be taken lightly. At the same time , the add is "trying" to be humorous, but is a bit off the mark. I personally think common sense should dictate how much one can drink the night before flying and be legal. I do not drink and do not think pilots should be drinking on shift but the rules are the rules. One should not encourage drinking on the job, but with some it is a culture that is hard to change without new rules. Until the rules change, use common sense and take the ice home for your drinks like Black Mike. Don't drink and fly , you might spill your drink.
  8. I don't think anyone is terrified about an association. We would welcome one that truly represents the pilots in this country. It would be nice to have a body that voiced the opinions of pilots and engineers. The owners certainly do not like the word "union" and that is not the answer but a group that represented the issues could be appropriate. The problem is most pilots are underachievers who play way too hard on there time off. I nominate HV to be president of ,"The Rotary Wing and Engineers Committee of Canada".
  9. I agree with HV about you Fred. I don't think you have ever stayed in a camp or longlined in your life. The Canadian Helicopter Pilots Association you are affiliated with makes it obvious as you describe how crazy physically demanding longlining is. You want to restrict the amount of "sectors" flown in a day. Who is going to enforce this? I could imagine telling my clients, " sorry I have done 30 sectors today , I cannot pick you up from the bush until tomorrow." The Canadian Helicopter Association has no place in our industry as it is not trying to help the average pilot but for some reason wants to encourage restrictive regs in the name of "safety". We take pilot decision making course for a reason. I for one know when to shut down when exhausted or when to talk to operators about tour length. The bottom line is if you dont want to work 42 days you don't have to. Talk to your employers about tour length and if they don't listen, go work somewhere else. I would like to see your resume. In the mean time, disband your feeble attempt at creating an association for us pilots.
  10. Canadian Helicopter Pilot's Association? Who are the clowns who set this up? Obviously not a pilot. And how is this association working for the pilot's best interest? The most ridiculous read I have had in a while. If it was up to the CHPA I would do three "sectors" a day and go home. Then the next 7 pilots behind me could get the drill moved. Or the next 75 pilots could get the seismic grid layed out. Crazy.
  11. Canadian Helicopter Pilot's Association? Who are the clowns who set this up? Obviously not a pilot. And how is this association working for the pilot's best interest? The most ridiculous read I have had in a while. If it was up to the CHPA I would do three "sectors" a day and go home. Then the next 7 pilots behind me could get the drill moved. Or the next 75 pilots could get the seismic grid layed out. Crazy.
  12. This is a great tool. I dislike using the power check charts. This is sure easier. Thanks a lot.
  13. Touche. I guess it was pretty vague as to who was buying who at the start of the thread. Discovery Air did however buy Northern Air support. Also Discovery owns Great Slave, so in a way Great Slave owns Northern Air Support although they are separate entities and Northern is free to go about its business. A good partner to have though I think. Time will tell.
  14. What does that have to do with VIH selling off machines? LOL. And for the record, accusing someone of pulling the guts out of a machine is not very professional and goes against the code of conduct on these forums. And who doesnt fly in some fog in Stewart? Nobody would get to work if we didn't. Its just common sense to not push it when you have no outs or are unfamiliar with the area. Having your low vis routes is part of the game up there. I wish Mustang well with their new investment.
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