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Twin Helix

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  1. I know you worked a lot of overtime, and we said we'd pay it at the end of season. But if you want the endorsement we're going to use your overtime to offset the training costs.
  2. As a low time guy who's caught the short end through a few of the most notorious operators, I appreciate that so many higher time guys care. So many people forget once their struggle is over that their are other people trying to get going.
  3. A consultant recommendation gives an insurer grounds to deny a claim. Bend a machine and have less than the arbitrary number of hours, no settlement coming. Insurers require a consultant, a company will stop using a consultant that cashes your cheque just to say everything is fine as is. As a result every year the recommended hours get nudged up higher.
  4. This industry carries a grudge. You can find yourself with a reputation if you have the nerve to ask for your pay.
  5. Naw, low time names will go in the log book but their payload offsetting mass won't ever get in the seat.
  6. Or operators who fudge numbers on pay, try to hold money hostage in exchange for training or withhold because 'training you costs us more than that'... right, opportunity is so rare for low time that you don't usually get to choose.
  7. Context matters. LR has the news copter contract. If you read the whole section, it is a specific program they offer. Work flying their news chopper and get those hours. They have a limit (I believe 2 seasons) then they move on to a next candidate.
  8. Naw, McDonald's abides by labour codes. When you factor in mandatory OT/on-call, days off that aren't a sure thing, count on making well below minimum wage.
  9. Everyone knows, the key to a lasting relationship is to NEVER see eachother. Less chance of upsetting the warden that way.
  10. If you really want to stir up a hornet's nest, start a thread on companies that SHOULD disappear.
  11. Don't be requesting your legal entitlements, it's an instant negation of all the work and reputation you've developed.
  12. God forbid that some Canadians get a shot in Canada.
  13. I just stumbled upon this gem. I have 2 questions, where do I get one and what have you got that impressed you?
  14. That (experienced) pilot shortage continues to worsen, unfortunately no one is showing much inclination to put hours into the guys n girls being pumped out of the puppy mill flight schools. Alberta is getting a pretty healthy winter, not sure there's gonna be much for fires. What about the rest of the country?
  15. I'd suggest asking on a US forum. Not many Canadians working Florida
  16. https://skyeavionics.com/products/northwall-helmets/ That said, the official northwall page looks to be offline now. SO not sure if they still exist.
  17. At the end of the day the fires are going to need to burn during business hours only, self extinguish for weekends and gently smolder on stat holidays. It's not that hard to interpret.
  18. Where in Canada are you renting? As far as I know your only options are paying $600/hour at a flying school or paying someone who owns a machine privately to take out their toy. I know you used to be able to go stateside and pay Hobbs without mins
  19. I applaud your opposition to foreign pilots. That being said, do you take an active role in getting Canadian pilots to 2000 hours? So many companies refuse to train low-timers citing a fear of someone else poaching them once they have hours. Train some new talent, treat them fairly and make it an industry standard. A company that doesn't create 2000 hour pilots should have no expectation of employing them. Not aimed at any specific person/company, just an opinion.
  20. That's definitely MY situation. Seems that perseverance doesn't count for much either. After 5+ years 'paying dues', I'm starting to think it's being held against me that so many companies just won't fly their ground guys. If anyone has pull, I'd love to finally find a company with the integrity to reward loyalty and hard work with some stick time.
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