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  1. Unfortunately, Millenia is no longer at GP. I did some looking into this. I am just curious as to where I could train if I take a job based out of these cities...
  2. I've decided to take a Patch job again and work and fly in my time off. Unfortunately this is the only feasible way for me to pay for my license. I guess the question is two-fold, Are there any schools in the GP or Fort St. John area? And has anyone else worked and built their hours this way? Ok Three questions How long did it take? Thanks in advance Mike
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    Hrdc Funding

    I am in Ontario. Can I use this program to go to BC. One counsellor says NO, others say YES. Anyone do this?
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    Hrdc Funding

    Thanks fellas, keep em coming. Does anyone know a contact within AES that I could ask about that letter? How about a link to that TC info?I am canvassing the site but no luck so far..
  5. Hello, I am (finally) in the process of dealing with HRDC to secure funding for training. It's a long shot but I have been offered a pretty good deal in the past, but had to refuse. I am applying for my full commercial license, so I have heard from the horses mouth that they have fully funded students in the past. I have plenty of oil and gas experience. the counsellor I had and interview with today, told me I should gear my proposal towards a career in aviation within oil and gas and touch on my experience. I just wouldnt mind some advice on the do's and don't's of this process fr
  6. Had a customs agent, quiz (interogate) me on marijuana and my possible invlovement with it at the North Portal at North Dakota, because I had hemp lip balm in my coat pocket and a pack of matches from a hemp shop under the seat of car. These guys treated me like the Taliban.. and the young guy was real eager to get his finger in my bum.. NO JOKE. It was awful. You can imagne the conversation I had with myself about America all the way to Ontario
  7. Well done Hurler! There was an 8 BILLION dollar surplus in the Ei fund last year. Have at 'Er!!!
  8. Watched someone doing hover training today at GSLH Springbank in a 500. Also noticed a Porsche Cayenne parked in the VIP spot out fron of the office. Owner or Student??
  9. I checked out Bighorn personally last spring. I was real impressed and added them to my short list of potential schools. The big cheese showed me around and was very honest and professional.
  10. Guilty of a fathead as wel. Great thread folks. Now I know for sure who you are... W Squared---It's MD from USL. Get in Touch!!! PS. He really does have a melon that would deliver a mean liverpool kiss
  11. Hey W Squared! Get out of your shack and go check your equipment! Yes, it's true. I quit the evil empire down in Crowsnest. Taking a different route to CPL... Give me a buzz and let me know where you are training again! Mike
  12. Thought I would bring this one back to the top again... I have saved it and watch it whenever I need a little push If anyone wants to host it.... pM me
  13. Old School Oilpatch saying #456: No _____ in the patch. (it rhymes). I wish I had rich parents
  14. Can I use them in Bring Cash? Er.. I mean.. BC?
  15. Hello there, Relocated to AB 5 mos. ago to get a 'patch' job and raise some cash for training.. I have heard rumors that there are some pretty good loan/grant programs exclusive to Alberta. Anybody?
  16. Mine's been waiting for me here in Calgary for a week! Your mag is awesome. Top notch! Thank you!
  17. greetings from hotel high speed... Stomped out a grass fire with about 30 other guys near Fox Creek at a gas plant... was just feet from reaching thick dry forest... Sorry fellas! On a brighter note.. there was strong Bailey Heli presence 50 feet from my hotel room and that was SWEET!!! 3 A-Stars landed when I got back from work and took off while I left..I needed a reminder as to why I am in the patch!!!
  18. Read a blurb in the Sun today about a 407 down somewhere north. The pilot is fine but will have to spend the night due to a snow storm.... How is that for vague? Can anyone elaborate?
  19. Visited this school and was super impressed. Anyone w/ comments etc. etc. Would like to hear from grads and where they are now... Did the school help you with your first job? Please feel free to PM me. Please no slagging in this thread!(although I dont expect any, gents!)
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    HRDC Funding

    UPDATE Didn't get the chance to apply. Reloctaed to Calgary and got an Oil/Gas job... Until further notice!!!!! Lots of Helicopters (torture) here!!! NEXT YEAR!!!!
  21. Give'r Morris Good for you for using some ingenuity!!! Hope your flying!!!
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