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  1. Not sure they are still operating. The hangar they occupied in North Bay has changed ownership at least twice since 2017. Might want to just give them a call if the number still works: https://www.a-list.ca/119-aircraft-operator-rotary-wing/6919-sunrise-helicopters-inc/view-details
  2. What's the best way to make a million in the rotary aviation business? Start with 5.
  3. No, but BaseCamp does import KML. You can import from the GPS to Google Earth, edit, save as KML, upload to GPS in BaseCamp.
  4. Good question. I have the glasses restriction on my license, and my AME didn't question it, he filled out the attestation and my TC portal shows it currently as valid. Your mileage may vary.
  5. They just did, a few weeks ago. Expiry are now 12 months from initial expiry for the under 40 crowd as long as you had a valid medical at the time and meet the conditional requirements and sign an attestation of fitness. Otherwise you can do a renewal via videoconference / facetime with your aviation doc. More details here: https://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/regserv/Affairs/exemptions/docs/en/3304.htm
  6. I renewed mine via FaceTime, but at the same time the attestation was announced which meant the medical was redundant for me. Mine expired in April, which was within the eligibility window, so my AME just filled out the form free of charge. Feels weird not having a stamp in the book though.
  7. If you're implying a lack of experience, I don't follow. I'm saying that most of us are coming due in the next couple months if not already since it's go time now, and now CAMEs are going to be swamped all in July and it's hard enough to schedule a medical in normal times, TC will likely extend again to the shoulder season at least to accommodate the 702/703 guys who will be out on fires all summer.
  8. The real question is what's going to happen in August. My CAME basically said to call and check for scheduling in May, June, July in case things get backed up.
  9. The Woods Powr Grip are very strong and hold to most windscreens as if they were welded, but the risk of plastic deflection on a hot day is also a challenge. They do work on dash surfaces if the surface is relatively flat. I use one on an EC20 dash mounted on the top of the glareshield and it has held with big altitude changes from sea level to 10,000. The pump has a red line to indicate when the vacuum has been partially or completely lost and the grip is at risk of falling off. If you can securely mount a 1/4-20" threaded hole via STC, LSTC or temporary mounting provisions, you can p
  10. What language did you program your app in? Swift? What was the learning curve like for developing an iOS app?
  11. Based on the videos I've seen, there's people I'd trust less than that dog to fly up front.
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