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  1. Hot off the press: https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2018/12/minister-garneau-introduces-new-fatigue-regulations-to-make-air-travel-safer-for-all-canadians.html https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2018/12/overview-of-the-new-regulations-on-flight-crew-fatigue-management.html http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2018/2018-12-12/html/sor-dors269-eng.html
  2. A long time ago, in a province far away I once told a Alberta Forestry fella that I could not share a room as I had a... cough... [email protected][email protected] problem. Needless to say I didn't have to share a room. (Can you say [email protected]$turbati0n here?)
  3. First of all Condolences to the families and friends of this horrific accident. RIP. As we all know every accident has multiple factors that make it an accident. Working around wires has many inherent risks. Add in the spinning bits and it makes it even more dangerous. Accidents in and around the wire environment can happen to non traditional anti-torque systems to: A09P0353: EC-130B helicopter (C-GMVR) was performing power line sock line stringing operations in Manuel Canyon when the main rotor struck a steel tower. The pilot immediately flew away to the west of the power line and when clear of all ground crew operated the emergency mechanical hook release. He then made a precautionary landing on a nearby road. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The pilot was not injured.
  4. Dopes on a rope? I didnt think BCFS rap crews came online until April. Must be starting early this year.
  5. Sounds to good to be true. But...... sign me up also!
  6. Nice birthday present! Surprised she didn't buy something new. Maybe she is a "re-gifter" http://www.cbc.ca/1.2683299
  7. RIP Grant. You will be remembered and not forgotten. Especially the time you and Farmer rolled around in the dirt wrestling outside the RK Heliski shack at 4 in the morning. Good Times.... Good Times!
  8. If you have your ATPLH you can apply to PPIP (Professional Pilots Insurnace Plan). 500 K of insurance and 500 K dismembermant etc is about $70 per month if you are a 40 ish old non smoker. I have a expired plan with Canada Life for about 1800 per year for 400 K. ( to give you an idea whats out there) RBC will also insure for roughly the same. Travelers insurance from the UK is coming out with a plan for loss of licence, disability etc... for contractors very shortly. Cheers C.
  9. I to use the ROHO. In fact I don't leave home with out it. LIke using a good quality two ply.....your *** will thank you. I have a spare, brand new one in the box for sale if anyone is interested. C.
  10. How about the truth that the Simplex Belly Tank STC doesn't authorize "delivery of firefighters or other personnel to and from base of operation" with the the hover refill pump installed?
  11. Last Thursday a beautiful Ceremony was held for a great person, and fellow aviator. The Full Regiment RCMP Funeral was impressive to say the least. Standing room only for those who came out to say there last farewell. www.peacearchnews.com/news/138163739.html As many others I found myself choking back tears as they showed pictures of Dave and his young family. For any of you who wish to donate, a trust fund has been setup to ensure Dave's two young children are taken care of for years down the road. Please PM me for details. Sincerely, Cosmo
  12. From what I was told years ago.... from WCB "you cannot get WCB coverage as a sole proprietor or contractor". So I negotiaed for the Company I contracted myself to, to pay so I was covered under there coverage. I am pretty sure they have to pay because you are working for them and there premiums are based on what they pay in payroll, management fees, contractor fees etc. This was years ago mind you. As an owner of a company we paid roughly about $3 per $1000 of salary, mangement fees, wages etc as a Helicopter charter operator. So if you had ten employees with a total payroll of 1,000,000 you would pay about 30K annually in premiums. When in doubt call WCB, just use your buddies name.
  13. Wow. Words cannot express how I feel right now. RIP Buddy. I still can't believe it. Just visited him last week in Richmond. My sincere condolences to all the family.
  14. I wrote the Chief pilot exam in 2010. I found paying the bucks for the Chief pilot course quite useful at this site: www.pilottraining.ca/site/ They offer many courses..... The course I used was: Chief Pilot Air Taxi - CAR 703 - Aeroplane for $75.00. Not Helicopter specific but lots of good related questions and study material. Remember to read the question! Weed out the two "Transport Canada" BS answers, eliminate any two answers that are similar but opposite or contradicting each other. (from my experience anyhoo) Good Luck! Cosmo
  15. Richard..... sometimes the shortened version is used: "Dick"
  16. I'd be "super busy" to at $1050 an hour for a B3
  17. Size is about three Large Excavator Buckets. Over 2000 bales. Lots by chopper and lots by forklift.
  18. The Crane Comeith with a few flakes...... and some snow too!
  19. Opportunity Notice Intermediate helicopter leaseOpportunity InformationOrganization: Forestry Reference Number: AB-2009-03756 Solicitation Number: 10AFD239 Solicitation Type: Request for Tender Posting (MM/dd/yyyy): 09/08/2009 04:32:37 PM Alberta Time Closing (MM/dd/yyyy): 09/23/2009 11:00:00 AM Alberta Time Last Update (MM/dd/yyyy): 09/23/2009 04:28:34 PM Alberta Time Vendors (Bidders): Legal Name Amount Comment Abitibi Helicopters $1,175.00 N/A Alpine Helicopters Ltd. $1,480.00 N/A Gemini Helicopters Inc. $1,385.00 N/A Great Slave Helicopters Ltd. $1,425.00 N/A Guardian Helicopters Inc (Commercial Helicopter Charter) $1,045.00 N/A Kap Central Helicopters Ltd (same) $1,474.00 N/A Northern Air Support Ltd. $1,048.00 N/A Pacific Western Helicopters Ltd. $1,495.00 N/A Remote Helicopters Ltd. $1,500.00 N/A Ridge Rotors Inc. $1,143.00 N/A Tasman Helicopters Ltd. $1,395.00 N/A ULTRA Helicopters Ltd N/A bid withdrawn Yellowhead Helicopters Ltd. $1,122.00 N/A
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