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  1. FYI: 206 trans oil level, I had a machine once that the sight glass would keep filling up and after telling an engineer about the problem he was yelling "NO WAY! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!" so we drained it below the dot and sure enough after a test flight the sight glass was again full on level ground. Engine oil down too. Now we were "both" convinced. As it turned out, the problem was a bad seal in the freewheel unit that allowed oil to transfer from the engine to the transmission.
  2. Thanks for your keen observation, maybe try reading the initial post again.
  3. I started looking through my log books and found the highest day was a 13.3. That was on a tree planting job and part of 43.2 in 4 days. I found 4 or 5 different weeks in the 50 - 60 range on either large fires or tree planting but the busiest was 68.9 in 7 days and I ended up with 99.5 hours on the 12th day, It was a large tree planting job with about 50 planters and a lot of distance between the various blocks so there was always work to do. I was happy to be that busy with a Bell 206 at the time.
  4. I generally worked straight through from May to Sept and I would average somewhere between 350 - 450 hours.
  5. I'm sure many pilots have had some exceptionally busy periods during their careers that may have likely contributed to the flight duty limits we have today. What was your busiest day, week, month or year prior to the current limitations?
  6. I had picked up a load of tree planters and a girl in the backseat asks.... "Do you carry a parachute?" "uhhh No, I don't.." I couldn't stop laughing to myself! Looks like we have a big problem here folks... BYEEEEEeeeee!!! lol
  7. Thanks for the photos! I was flying bags around that area and time too.. I've always enjoyed that 206 configuration, especially when there's lots of water around.
  8. Hello, I was reading that TC recently changed some regulations concerning the previous requirement for actual flight time to recertify your license and new changes were brought in to make simulator time acceptable.. Is this just for group 4 IFR recertification or does it also extend to the 5 year requirement. Has anyone run across any more detailed information on this topic? Thanks
  9. Yes, I was referring to the available modification options on the Daily Cadors Reports subscription service and not to a specific Cadors search request. Despite a few words from TC that changes maaaaaay be forthcoming... I have not seen anything yet.
  10. Sorry to read about this as well... My condolences to his family and friends. Lost touch with him through the years but I remember he was well liked in a group of about 20 of us taking our commercial helicopter course at Niagara Helicopters during the late seventies and I know he continued on to have a long and respected career in the industry.
  11. Sorry to read about these accidents as well... One thing that may not help matters is that Vertical Daily News recently removed the link to these forums from their webpage..... Why? I sent an email to the editor regarding this but have yet to receive a reply. On a related topic, I have sent several emails to TC regarding the settings for Daily Cador's Reports, it would be nice to see a few more options like "Aircraft Category" (Helicopters Only!) instead of scrolling through a gazillion other repots everyday.. Fly Safe!
  12. Anyone have any idea why logged in members get the "Sorry, you do not have permission to view this" message when trying to open attachments on posts? Thanks
  13. I'm not sure if my tinnitus is related to 6000 hours of flying but I suspect it is. It was only after many years of flying that I saw somebody insert plugs in their ears before putting on a headset or helmet. Something to think about if you don't want to "hear" ringing in your ears for the rest of your life..
  14. I think you have to be very careful in the interpretation of 'blocking exits.' I believe those rules came about after fatalities with A/C on their sides and people were unable to exit the opposite door due to obstructions. Strap something large and heavy in the rear center seat of a 206 + 2 rear passengers and then imagine that A/C on it's side, partially submerged or on fire. If the person on the bottom was trapped and perished, or was unable to exit the A/C because the other passenger was standing on the obstuction and trying to exit the A/C..... You could find yourself in a very poor legal position concerning any wrongful death litigation and your personal exposure to legal liability. "He would have made it out, if the pilot hadn't blocked the exit." Why risk it? Just follow the law, it's safer.
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