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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.
  12. Snuck this one out of the BLR R&D servers, prototype photo of the 206 FastFin...
  13. TC Support Cloud Based: http://flightdutytracker.com/- TCCA support - $500US setup + $24.95 per pilot monthly.
  14. Flight Duty XLS is getting a bit long in the tooth in the current culture of web-delivered Software-as-a-Service where you can subscribe online to pretty much anything. The solution XLS provides is great and it performs as described, but it desperately needs to be ported to a web service and a stronger multi-user + operations management reporting model added, with a similar price point. The closest I've come to delivering it on iPad's and other mobile devices is through an expensive remote desktop services solution. There are other options out there, but so far the pricing has b
  15. Pretty sure this is the guy ThreePer is talking about, Jeff Turner. He owns a Cineflex HD with an AStar STC. John B. has dealt with him in the past for Caribou filming out of YZF. Also has a RED EPIC and a selection of glass as part of his travelling kit. https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-turner/1a/309/327
  16. 3D cockpits are becoming increasingly common with next generation sims. The fully clickable aspects are a trailer of many of the payware aircraft such as the Dreamfoil 407, 206, x-trident 412, as350, and more. X-plane is designed to be used with a mouse as your virtual hand, and the scroll wheel lets you zoom in on instruments quickly, and right click drag to pan your view around. To further enhance that, you can run head tracking or external monitor dedicated to instruments. There is third party software for running dedicated instruments on a dedicated monitor if you want a full imme
  17. X-Plane 10 will do all of the above. It is very powerful, and actively developed for helicopter users. Chinook uses X-Plane as the base engine for their certified IFR FTD's as well. It has a real helicopter flight model, with real blade physics. The nav database is up-to-date and current whereas Flight Sim is out of date. Your iPad running ForeFlight can be connected and provide real-time location of your virtual aircraft as if you were actually flying. There is even a human-powered voice ATC service available for practicing IFR phraseology and practical applications from pilotedge.net.
  18. Just checking in to see if any Canadian schools offer a block time building discount for a CPL on a 44 or 22. I've found a couple in the states ($160/hr for a 44) but it would be advantageous to get the tax benefit and keep my dollars domestic if there was a comparable option. Maybe operators need some non-rev 206 ferries at the end of the season?
  19. Good thing I found out about this; I had just printed out the FAA PPL equivalency form on Friday and was going to send it in today, not sure how that would affect me applying for the CPL.
  20. Thanks for the clarification. Which school did you go to JJ?
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