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  1. As grotesque as it may sound, I know of one high altitude, Class D, mountain rescue pilot who had to strip his machine down to bare bones and design a "treble hook" in order to try to retrieve a deceased fallen climber at a location over 15,000 ft so that the family could gain closure. In the end, the retrieval was not successful on that particular mission.
  2. I disagree entirely with your statement and do not think it is a fair or accurate description of what "Helicopter Companies" are doing. In an operating environment / region that is very difficult to utilize a lower time pilot due to customer demands, the nature of the highly skilled specialty work and the mountainous terrain and dangerous weather and winds (Yukon is home to some of the most rugged glacial embedded and highest mountains in Canada); we ARE in fact dedicated to "raising our own". As a matter of fact, the local Yukon Operators have only just completed about 18 months of working
  3. www.tntaheli.com/employment.htm This ad has been on our Company website for at least 2 years and been advertised continuously in both the "Vertical" and "Helicopters" magazines as well. Both of those magazines are considered to be the best avenue in Canada for reaching the target employment pool, yet we have some difficulty in filling these positions. If there are any qualified pilots out there with the desired personal skills (ie: are flexible and adaptable, are great with customers, possesses good communication and team work skills, has a strong work ethic, is professional and faces th
  4. Good luck getting the stuff. We're looking at a 1 year waiting period on some parts for 206 head; maybe its because they've re-focused their efforts on pumping out personal apparel instead....
  5. Who cares? Is there something to be gained by spreading information like that? Is it in the interest of making the industry safer, learning from others mistakes, learning better maintenance practices, or just airing dirty laundry?????? Obviously you've got something against an operator who sounds like they had a bad day, which seems to make your day better..... I shake my head at the uselessness of some of these posts on here....... PS: More breaking news: Did you hear Ernie dropped his lunchbox in the coffee room this morning????
  6. No joke! True story!!!!!!!! Both Federally and Provincially. There is enough money on the tree for everyone!
  7. Once the NDP get back in, there will be no more fire fighting. Instead, all the Greenies will be given free granola bars in exchange for licking leaves to keep the fire hazard down.... The granola bars will be paid for with money from the money trees found in Disney Land which is where dreams come true and the NDP call home........
  8. Black Mike, While using ice from 700 feet deep is possibly less risky than smashing a chunk off of the exposed glacier as I have done for my whisky many times, I imagine similarities do exist even though the age difference would be +/- 5000 years..... With that in mind, I do have to ask "Did your nice, blue, 700 foot deep, glacial ice also leave a beachfront worth of sand in the bottom of your cup as my surface ice does??? Haha. To protect those like myself who are not smart enough to drink their glacial chilled whisky through a filtering device, perhaps a "Safety Officer" type per
  9. Most "Safety Officers" don't really understand much about the "Real World", so it isn't too surprising...............
  10. If I could figure out how to upload an attachment I'd give you the excel spreadsheet for Alberta but I'm apparently retarded in that regard. BC uses your submitted rate (Tariff if you are smart) and Alberta uses a published rate sheet. Call this guy if you really want one. Mathew Christie, RPFT Rotor Wing Management Specialist Sustainable Resource Development - Wildfire Management Branch 10th Floor, 9920-108 Street Great West Life Building Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2M4 Email mathew.christie@gov.ab.ca Direct Phone 780-644-5524
  11. Looking for work for the 2012 season? Have 2000 hours of vertical line and mountain experience? AStar, 206 and / or 500? www.tntaheli.com Talk to the Chief Pilot, Stephen Soubliere. Also looking for a permanent pilot wishing to live in the Whitehorse area year round.
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