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  1. Condolences to all the family, friends and co-workers.....sad times.
  2. Hey Daz, the hour min requirements depend on several things: the client, type of aircraft, type of flying, training programs, additional equipment installed (FDM by example) as well as a few others. For the most part if you want the hour mins reduced show the client how you will mitigate the risk of putting in a lower time pilot. Good to see you're flying!
  3. So what exactly is wrong with these rates? 1910.00 dry for a AS350B2?? Maury and 2007 what kind of rates are your company(s) getting for your aircraft compared to SRD's rates? Perhaps HAC's not doing anything about because no one is complaining about the rates SRD is paying!! You also want to know the best part.......you DO NOT HAVE TO FLY FOR THESE RATES!!! That's right you have every right to REFUSE to fly for SRD! But I'm sure you know that and have already made that decision, right?
  4. Congrats to the new owners, wish you all the best and success. Todd
  5. Why can't the potential student do this research as well? They can google helicopter operators and get this information directly from the industry they want to join. Schools are there to teach and train to those that want their licence, the ones that try to help their students find employment do so as a added benefit. There are jobs for entry level pilots and the ones that put both the time and effort into it will get these jobs. The ones that sit back and wait for someone to bring the job to them or aren't willing to put some effort into it well they will end up a statistic that doesn't get work. If potential students don't do their due diligence to research potential employment they have no one but themselves to blame....period!
  6. Very sad news, condolences to all at Gemini and to all family and friends affected by this tragedy. Todd
  7. Sincere condolences to Linda, family and friends. Wayne was a top notch guy our industry has experienced a great loss..
  8. Should they go with whats proposed two crew enviroment would be the only way you could maintain a majority of the long term work fires, drills, seismic, survey etc....
  9. First I'd like to say that I to think that it's BS that the families are sueing but for some time now I have been putting it across to my pilots that whatever decision they make they should ask themselves that if they were in a courtroom and a lawyer asked them "Why they did what they did? You better have an answer that is backed by rules, regs and policies because if it isn't it's your azz on the line. How many pilots here had a passenger(s) show up for a flight in -30C weather with dress shoes, dress pants and a light winter coat to go flying? Did you allow them to get on your aircraft like that? Over the years I can't count on two hands how many times that happened and I refused to fly them and off they went to the local store to buy winter gear!!! As the PIC you are responsible for your passengers safety! So although it seems down right ignorant that some pilot lost his life and now the company is being sued by the families of the people that most likely caused all their deaths it unfortunetly is the way our world is going.....so do things right and by the book and hopefully you don't find yourself in the same or similar situation. If the company you fly for has a good safety/SMS program they should back your decisions 100%.
  10. Deepest condolences to all the family, friends and co-workers....a great loss to all.
  11. Deepest sympathy and condolences to all affected by this....very sad!
  12. Thoughts are with you Wayne,family and friends.....fight that ugly cancer with everything you got! My uncle was given a short time frame and that was close to ten years ago and he is still with us. Never give up my friend!
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