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  1. CMJ91 ---------just a short addendum here to what I should have posted with the above. There is an extremely large area of virgin forest judt south of the Ft. St. James, BC area. It is massive and the spruce budworm has taken a horrendous toll on a massive amount of beautiful forest. BCFS and a host of logging firms all saw this taking place a long, long time ago and pleaded to be allowed to make roads into the area to be able to get at and truck-out the valuable, marketable timber therein. It's an area that basically spans a very, very large area, but is invisible to the media-c
  2. CJM91 ---------trust me, the BCFS tried very hard to get permission from the province to do the burns I speak of. You may check various news media concerning same or with any member of BCFS who was posted in the Okanagan at the time. I could offer some highly-placed names here, but it's not the place to do so. This idea and the BCFS asking permission of the Province to do so is old news and almost landed in Court until the Province bowed to political pressure from Mr. Suzuki & Company and his band of ardent followers. It's also along about the same time that some 'well-meaning' idiots deci
  3. CMJ91 ............ just in case you are unaware and/or do not understand completely, you should keep the following in mind regarding the type of questions that you have started to ask. (1) There is no comparative agency in Canada to US Forest Service. That agency is 100% Federal and is part of the US Dept. of The Interior which is itself HQ'd in Washington, DC with all the expected powers to go with. The operational HQ for the USFS is Boise, ID, but they do not rule unto themselves totally. Various States have the financial wherewithall to hire their own firefighting a/c and they are hire
  4. I've been waaiting to hear any comments whatsoever from one Mr. David Suzuki...........but NOTHING again. For years and years, he and other 'let's-hug-a-tree-people' did everything in their power to outlaw the BCFS from having controlled burns to rid the forest floors of all the pent-up and decaying fuels that were there and that they knew were dangerous and would be very hard to fight in a fire. Mr. Suzuki & Co. won that battle in spades and had all manner of folks climb onto their 'bandwagon' because they and everyone else knew that Mr. Suzuki loved trees and everything about nature. THE
  5. CMJ91 -----------you do what you have to do to keep your a/c operating and the customer happy, but the former remains supreme at all times for two reason: (1) After all is said and done your a/c is put together with parts submitted by the lowest bidder. Only approximately thirty-five per cent of a 206 is made up of parts that are made by Bell proper and the rest is from outside contractors. Numerous parts are made by farm implement manufacturers. M/R blades on Bell 206's were leaving their grips a bunch of years ago. It grounded ALL 206's worldwide for most of a week. It was called "pin
  6. CMJ91 ------ I'll make your first point real simple my friend. If YOU have an accident, it is YOU that TSB inspectors will come looking for first. Any accident report generated as a result of that accident will terminate as to whether it is YOU at fault or somehting or somebody else. Your given employer may/may not be supportive in any role, BUT everything I just mentioned concerning you and an accident will always remain true. Again, you got little experience or you got tons.........THAT doesn't change one iota. Ergo, you get the support that nice; if you don't, nothing has really chnaged in
  7. CMJ91 -------your object is to do the best job that you can, based on your ecperience and forget about converting anyone to anything. You've been trusted with someone else's million dollar plus asset and trusted enough to allow you to disappear over the horizon with it. That disappearance may also involve taking that a/c many thounsnds of miles and/or into a foreign country. You take with it your own reputation, the company's and your owner's. BY your actions and decisions you can cause great dmage to all three, BUT be mindful that yours comes first at all times. Don't get '
  8. Due and careful note should be taken of what "Helilog56" had to say. His point about staying away from Bell products will NOT keep you out of harm's way once again very true. I had also mentioned that I had almost encountered same in a multi-bladed M/R system and I say again "almost". The "almost' part was because the a/c 'talked' to me and I felt the onset enough to already be entering forward speed before it arrived, stayed momentary seconds and then was gone. To be absolutely particular that a/c was an Allouette II and if you landed on a wrongly constructed pad that had any spring to it wha
  9. Ahhhhhh Geez......you again. Suppose you just woke up and read about all this goin' on did ya? I don't know.......was that comment even worth 2 cents o' Honoured One?
  10. Splitpin -------trucker talk eh? I know of quite a few, including myself one time, who couldn't get complete forward and aft cyclic travel either because of 'relaxed muscle' or a 'Molson muscle' hanging out over the pants buckle..........and that ball would've needed to be of some huge size to anchor all the resultant weight you see. Some even called me 'Baby Huey' and a few others I know of shared that name with me. It was all the result of the crowd I hung-out with, so it was all their fault. HB---------in answer to your question(s).........NO!!. All checks about how far I c
  11. Hello-Bird ---------what you stated about the door being off is undoubtedly true. By the sama token, something else is also true..........an emergency release to 'pickle' the load and get rid of it toute suite (as in NOW). It's activated by a finger, a hand, a foot and activates something that releases the load or sheers-off the cable holding the load from wherever it's attached......to the belly hook or otherwise. I've worked in repel operations where certin things take place ina certain order for safety reasons. It is firmly understood by all concerned that should there be an emergency of AN
  12. Skullcap --------your description. Nicely done sir.
  13. Splitpin -----------Not a subject to introduce humour into, but sometimes it's needed to make a point. So just for you 'ol bean. MCPHERSON SEATBELT ---- Begin construction by visiting your local Canadian Tire or trailer supply outlet. Purchase various sizes of ball hitches and the reason for doing so will become very apparent as you read on. You take these balls to your a/c and cut a hole through the padded seatcover at about the dead-center location. Once securely mounted, you now do a test run where a change of sizes may become necessary. The test run should be done by the most
  14. Also try to make contact with "Skids Up". He and his company have been doing that for eons and it works just great.
  15. I'll warn all newbies now as I once did to the newbies om my base. You will encounter stretching with short lines also. As a result you will use ONLY web-constructed sling lines because they don't stretch. If you encounter any other company sling lines, you SHALL cut off the pear ring and the hook at the other end......and throw what's remaining as far into the bush as you can possibly do so and you probably saved somebody's life some day by doing so. I would then, at the very earliest opportunity, arrange to take them aloft at some high altitde with a sling load on a Medium. I'd introduce 'co
  16. Since I work on the K.I.S.S. Principle, perhaps I look at things a tad different. To me, pilot smuggles drugs of ANY type into the USA for ANY sum of money with their penalties for doing so, then that pilot should be judged terminally stupid. If pilot smuggles drugs of ANY type into Canada from the US, then that pilot whould be considered 'unlucky' if and when caught. Why? If one has to ask that question then they better start getting informed about same and don't waste a moment doing so.
  17. twinstar_ca Your comment about 'steam chicken' has dated you sir. There's now a whole generation that wonders where you got that expression from .
  18. .............AND you can call that thing(s) that drivesa R/W or F/W either an 'engine' or a 'motor', BUT you better be darn particular which word you choose and around what group of people you use it amongst. One of those two words is something that runs a washing machine and the like, while the other word is used to describe the item that powers an a/c. ISN'T THAT RIGHT, Splitpin?
  19. Phil Croucher -------- just remember this then. All the adult Spanish females wearing totally black clothes all the time are in forever mourning for deceased husbands............NO TOUCH!!!. ..........AND get 'outta Dodge BEFORE you use up all that Single Malt. Oh yeah... Ontario and 'corn whiskey'. Remember 'corn' is the main ingredient of American Whiskey. Might not be as 'local content' you imagined. Freefall --------- who cares about that anyway? If it requires an Act of Parliament, Senate or some other form of State government before an engine will fail, then how a
  20. Phil -------- Those movies I mentioned were property of 'Uncle Sam' at the time, but I've been told by some reliable old engineer friends that they'd seen the same movies at Bell in Ft. Worth. Seems a lot of a/c manufacturers have such films in their repositories. Don't know where you might find the Bell one. First time I ran into 'wash in-wash out' was in F/W. On a prop-driven F/W the chord of one wing is always thicker than the other wing to prevent the a/c from doing a 360 around the rotating prop. Da*n Newton and his Third law. Hey Phil, did I ever tell you what a b
  21. Phil Croucher ------- you just gotta watch those Single Malts buddy. d*mn, you should know that by now and you an ex-military man and all. Shame on you and wipe that silly grin off your mug too. Grinning about this is not allowed. Now, concerning the subject at hand. Although I've personally had the 204 in the air on many occasions, I know for a fact that it cannot fly. I know that because when the US Army first trained me on said beast, they showed my class a movie about tests that had been done on the 204. This was to further advance our confidence in said a/c. In part of
  22. tom t -------- gotta be careful here at the same time tom. The original LEGAL conversion for the 205 was 212 blades and tranny, the 212's pointy nose (which also helped to increase it's LEGAL VNE) and the upgraded engine. So if you see a converted 205 with the pointy nose you are undoubtedly seeing a rare bird, BUT don't go assuming 'funny business' having taken place. I also said 'rare bird' because although it was legal, not many conversions went in that direction. After all was said and done, the conversion was basically for added slinging and payload weights and abilities. So blasting thro
  23. I can only go on about this on any particular occasion for a short period because it all really tickles my funny bone. Anyway, I know of one that MoT spent fistfulls of money on trying to track down in Africa and it was Canadian registered too. The MoT guy would go to the country where last reported and they'd tell him that it had left for the neighbouring country, but would be back soon. He'd book a room and after it didn't appear in a week or so, he'd find out where it was in that neighbouring country and off he'd go to find that sucker. When he got to that location, they'd tell him that it
  24. I trust that it is now difficult or impossible to create 'Brown Bombers'. If that's the case though and there's 'a grandfather clause' to that rule, then MoT have another 13 Mediums in Canada to 'erase' somehow. One's been 'written-off' three times now and it's still flying. Great a/c those Bell Mediums.....you just can't keep'em down . Now that that has supposedly been solved, I wonder how all that applies to 212's with SINGLE hydraulics. Bell claims they never made any such 212's, but I think their lying because I saw one with my own eyes and I know of more. Last time I mentioned that to an
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