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  1. Yes saw it in the hangar 2 or 3 years ago.I believe the plan was to use it for training, cheaper on maintenance than your regular certified medium. CT
  2. 40 years in this industry and I agree with the "don't move for a Company" I never did myself, but I also understand that for young pilots (starting their career) this could be their only chance to get a start in this industry. Not many companies will pay flight tickets for a 100hr pilot to come and do 3 week tours to help in the hangar and do ground runs once in a while. It sure a lot easier to move around when in your 20's than in your 40"s or 50's. CT
  3. Their 412 are up for sale on Controllers. CT
  4. Olympic Helicopters, Air Alma flying FH1100's, Trans Quebec/ Trans-Canada Helicopters, Viking/Helair, Northern Mountain, Resources Heli, Associated Heli, Heli-Excel. CT
  5. For me it was 18.8 hrs done in a 26 hrs period during the Uranium rush in 1980 up in the Arctic. With that comes a little bit more than 700 landings and take-off for the day doing sole samplings. Add many days in between 12 and 15 hrs .Done with a B206L Off course that was way before the new CARs CT
  6. I did and more than once when I was working at High Altitude in the Chilean Andes (B205). Also experienced many times the "retreating blade stall condition" as well. The reason being is I was exceeding the limits of the aircraft. Experienced the same with a B204 in the Rockies especially with a -13 in it. Never had that problem with the -11. Video of one instance of LTE, the beginning anyway. The operator sitting in the back was filming at the time but stopped when we entered LTE. Too bad it would have been a good instruction video on how to recover from the condition without loosing the
  7. Transwest didn't buy GSH, the old owner of Transwest did, not the same thing. Pat Campling is not Transwest anymore as far as I know.
  8. I think it's going to happen, it's already started but I am in the same situation, too old to see it through but will catch the beginning of it. CT
  9. Yes, 2 with a FH1100 in super heavy duty snow, twice the engine flamed out and twice the auto-relight got it going again till i could find an open spot for landing and 1 with a B206 but couldn't find why it flamed out and relighted. I made sure to arm the auto-relight when one was available after that. CT
  10. I use Fido and also cheaper than Telus (in Quebec) even have the home phone with fido at $13 a month unlimited calling Canada. CT
  11. Excelent post Teabagger, hope more young pilots will read this. CT
  12. I am with Chairmaofthebored in regards to HTS, Worked there and flew from the 204 to the 61 including the ST. Was always paid on time and always to the standard of the industry, never missed a paycheck. I was there at the beginning of the ST with HTS, incredible aircraft, did have a bit of a maintenance problem with it at the beginning but it was more out of inexperience with the type than anything else. Barely anybody new them. Did contract work for them this winter again on the 205 and ST, excelent maintenance and ame's would work for them again no problems. CT
  13. Went and reread my post and ok it can be confusing but what we are looking for are B205 pilots, B407 pilots and Astar pilots. If somebody has all 3 on his license then it`s ok with me, if you have one of the 3 types it`s ok as well. 2000 hrs is the minimum yes, but if you have 1528.5 hrs TT it`s still ok to apply. Mountain course is a plus. etc We are upgrading our own people no worries, but you need to be working for us to start with. What happened to the sense of adventures, when I was looking for work, I sent resumes and called Companies that were not even looking for pilots and didn`t c
  14. I was in a position not too long ago where I was told by a Cie that hey were hiring TFW's instead of experienced Canadian Pilots. Of course I did find a job later on, but the point I want to make here is this; the compagny I am currently working for may start looking for TFW's if NOBODY else here in Canada applies to our ad in the job section or others ads we have on any other sites. Wake up guys stop complainig and apply because you will loose your turn. But be advised I AM LOOKING FOR valuable references, real ones, beer buddies won`t do for references. CP Heli-Inter. chefpilote@h
  15. Coming back flying and just curious as to what the rates are for High Time pilots. High Time Medium, LongLine etc. Looking for work. Can PM no problem. CT
  16. First thought that came up to my mind when I read the Ad was, they have somedody already with this exact experience Foreign or not (hard to get a Canadian with this kind of exp.) but but they put the Ad just to be on the legal side. CT
  17. I am ready to sign in like I did with HEPAC, but the link brings you to another helicopter forum, looks that way anyway. Not exactly what I am looking for. CT
  18. Not too long ago I trained this guy, a foreigners (from far away) that has been hired by the Company I was working for at the time and at the beginning I was given his resume to see how much experience he had, so during that week I asked the guy (nice enough person) what he did as a pilot and how many hours total he had (twice during the week) and going from the total hours he had in his resume plus the 2 different totals he gave me later, there was a difference of 2500 hrs. The first time was less than he had on his resume and the second was more. Looks like he had a problem keeping track
  19. I worked there for 4 years, excelent equipment, never had any problem with my pay. You do your job the way you are suppose to do it and every body will be happy. Crosstube
  20. Old Bull I beleive YOU are missing the point here, you should go Overseas and look at the reasons why there are so many Candians out there. 1) They need the expertise that they don't have. 2) They need the pilots they don't have or not enough. 3) That's how the Foreign Country wants it. ex Middle East, name it. I have been working in 13 different Countries in some of them it was with a Canadian Cie having the contract in that particular Country. I was working for a Canadian Cie and paid Canadian money. these particular countries as soon as they had the knowledge on how to do the job and
  21. You shouldn't say truth like that, you will end up with little minds like "the pup" and "crackedspar" trying to get on with these guys and ending up working beside them and getting the "badmouthing" straight to your ears instead of just reading their stoupid rumors CT
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