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treetopflyer last won the day on November 9 2013

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  1. Hello treetopflyer,

    do you still have the chapters of the 206 Training Manual that were once available for download in a post by WTF_was_that.

    The links are no longer active and I would love to get copies if possible.

    Best regards,


  2. I just started using one from MyGoFlight.com and I'm quite happy with it so far. http://www.mygoflight.com/dualmicro12-28volt Cheers, treetopflyer
  3. Sorry, I read it that you thought there were only 3 total. None of those companies are going to expect you to have a PPC upon hire; if you get the nod they're going to give you training and a ride. That's the norm. Your vfr background, attitude, perceived ability to upgrage to captain etc....all hold a lot more weight then a current PPC especially when you haven't been using it operationally. ttf
  4. I haven't flown commercially in Canada in many years but I imagine the list is a little longer than 3. Examples include... - Helijet (scheduled airline, charter and air ambulance) - London Air Services (charter) - STARS (air ambulance) - Canadian Helicopters (air ambulance 76 EMS in Halifax and VIP Quebec) - Helicopter Transport Services (North Warning contract) - ORNGE (air ambulance) - Cougar (offshore and SAR) - CHC Global Ops (still with some operational control in Vancouver)
  5. I would lean towards the trees while sitting on the couch but in the moment who knows where I would point the old girl. Unconscious or just stunned for a few minutes could be the end of you in even a few feet of water. I've had the dunker course many times. Every pilot should take the course! Passenger should also take the course if they spend a good amount of time strapped in a helicopter doing over water operations. I rehearse the drill in the aircraft several times a year to keep some level of muscle memory.
  6. I can't confirm but I'm hearing it was a Bailey helicopter. 3 pilots. All fatal. Very sad.
  7. Pay might be an issue. I saw the CP ad last year and the pay was NOT at all competitive.
  8. The 28-year old pilot from who died after a helicopter crash near Canmore, Alta., has been identified by RCMP as Matthew Goodine of British Columbia. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/03/31/alberta-crash-saturday.html Sad news. Thoughts to family and friends.
  9. I didn't know Dave but he sounds like a great man and pilot. Condolences to family and friends.
  10. It might take Craig a while to reply as sledding season has started!
  11. Having twin PIC time is a definite plus but the majority of new IFR crew I have met do not have any twin experience. I've heard the same rumours about bush guys going to the IFR game later in their career and I know more who made the transition then those who didn't. I'm talking about guys with about 20 years bush time. I think there is a far greater problem of guys joining the multi/IFR game with too little PIC experience. For the record I do know many pilots who crossed over with very few hours and are tremendously successful and happy. Make opportunities where you can and take advantage of them! Enjoy the vfr operations you're on now as you're sure to miss it once you do crossover. Cheers, ttf
  12. My advice to anybody crossing over from VFR ops to IFR ops is to get a solid VFR background first. It will only benefit you later in your career with decision making, hands and feet and also a reliable back-up if you want to go back to the VFR world later in life. By a solid VFR background I suggest a wide variety of experiences including but not limited to forestry/mountain/arctic/precision longline etc. 1500+ hours would be a minimum. Of course that's not required but I do think it's to your advantage! Good luck, ttf
  13. Very sad news. Condolences to the family and friends of those involved. Fly safe! Copied from the VIH.com website. Media Release 01 August 2011 - It is with great sadness that VIH Helicopters Ltd. confirms a company- operated Bell 407 helicopter was involved in an accident on Sunday 31 July 2011 north of Stewart, B.C., resulting in three fatalities including one pilot and two passengers. VIH Helicopters Ltd has its head office in North Saanich, B.C. and satellite bases throughout Western Canada. VIH expresses our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the accident victims, and ask that their grief and privacy be respected at this time. Investigators from both the RCMP as well as the Transportation Safety Board are currently involved in the investigation effort. However, the location of the accident site is particularly remote and primarily accessible by helicopter. Weather conditions in the area are currently hampering ongoing investigation efforts. VIH Helicopters respectfully awaits investigators and government agencies as they complete their investigation. We are actively working and cooperating with investigators. The VIH family would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt sympathies to those directly impacted by this tragedy. We continue to help where possible, family members of the deceased have been contacted and are being assisted with counseling and support.
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