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  1. It’s been a while, and only a pilot: -but if I remember correctly, that correction factor is only applicable if your maintenance department had determined that it is the filter that is the problem. And not engine related. -Make sure you are pulling a limit during the power check. ie 94% TQ. There are some fight parameters that don’t fit within the power check chart, if you aren’t pulling near a limit. -If it’s a new filter or recently been cleaned and lubed, make sure it’s been set out to dry off for the appropriate time and not too wet. Blue oil dripping around/in your engine intake isn’t a good thing. -Also in colder climates, it’s common for pilots to leave the heat valves open a crack so they don’t stick. Make sure they are closed tight for the power check then 1/2 crack them open again once power check is completed.
  2. For example, “what would happen if we put 20,000 liters of water around one burning tree at nighttime… what would we have in the morning? Would it be a mop up for a couple of days, instead of a two-month production?” he said. Kudos to them bringing a newish technology to the forefront. A lot of money trying to develop a niche market. It’s a bit of a gamble going to this extreme, considering that conducting normal IA type VFR bucketing operations at 4 or 5 in the morning is frowned upon by most fire fighting agencies that I know of.
  3. If you find a machine out that way, I know a guy that was looking for a drop off across the South end of the Kinbasket. So far, he’s only found an a/c and quote out of Valemont or McBride.. I’ll let you know if we hear of anything.
  4. There is no situation. My understanding (Having got a personal phone call from one operator) is that all schools were closed.
  5. Not a lawyer, and just surmising, but my quick answer is it probably has more to do with operations running from a base. It’s a pretty big “loophole” if you think about it. Especially regarding overtime/wages/averaging of hours etc etc.
  6. Talk to US immigration.
  7. I was 5-6 years without a lid. Finally got a 050. I do extensive longlining in Astar and 500, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m 46, with all the associated 500 neck stuff. Seems to not run very much on the A Star window to. It did take a bit to get fitted properly over the phone but the retailer was more than accommodating. One thing to keep in mind is that they are designed to use the visor all the time. So if you are visor up, with windows open/door off it’s a little louder. It’s just the way the visor fits along the Corners by your eyes. Mind you I have just the hush kit. Pretty straight forward lid. But it fits really nice, and I don’t notice it.
  8. Shoot! That’s right! A few years back, at a different company, I was issued a little infrared heat gun. And we used 254.
  9. Not being pretentious but don’t forget to get your medical first... just in case.
  10. Valley B out of Manning. Almost exclusively pilot operating w/ 44’s and even have a couple R 66’s on the go. 1 AStar doing the bigger stuff
  11. Yes, get a helmet. But consider this....if you go all out and get a decent gallet it’s over 2000.00. That’s a lot of money (possibly debt) to pack around considering that there is a really good chance you won’t use it for a few years after training. Bad things happen and you may have to sell for a loss. It’s not a requirement for ground crew jobs that I know of, and as long as you have the ability to get one, it won’t be a roadblock. Just keep pounding the internet and look around for something as cheap as possible (sph-5?) just to get through and you should probably be able to sell it back to another student at even money. Get the good one once that first PPC is passed. Plus you’ll know what’s important to you in a helmet after wearing the old one.
  12. What happens if your customer service rep is in the south and you are in the North?
  13. Unless you can account for the disymetry (sp? Lol) of lift, the shape of the helicopter ( parasitic drag/areodynamics) is mostly irrelevant. So, imo... blades.
  14. Got mine used for 250 on here. But at the time I also put out alerts in Kijjijji, with the idea of giving it a good alcohol wipe down. Got lots of hits btw. Al in the 150-250 range
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