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Single Occuppancy Accomodations For Crew While In The Field?


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Are there any companies that guarantee single occupancy accomodations for crews while out in the field? Just wondering if pilot's and AME's are bunking together at other companies...espescially in remote areas where accomodations are limited.

 

Sounds awesome......I've been snored or farted out of sleep too many times in the past. I doubt anyone guarantees a single room but that sounds like it would be a popular initiative.

 

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it's not about snoring or farting....its about crossdressing and alternative porn.....pilots got some weird fetishes :shock:

 

I don't request single accomodations for any other reason than protecting my innocence from the deviant lifestyles of pilots. :blink:

 

I was thinking it....I just didn't want to say it. :unsure: How many times did I come in just to find my pilot draped from head to toe in latex and swinging upside down from a chain attached to a hard point in the ceiling? Too many to count really.

 

("alternative porn"....I almost crapped myself laughing at that one.)

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My employer and their customers usually try to arrange single accomodations for pilots and engineers.

 

As far as I understand them, the CARs (700.16) only require suitable accomodations when you are working a split shift, i.e. spraying in the morning and evening.......and even then it says "where such a bedroom is not available, an accommodation that is suitable for the site and season",

 

So it sounds like we are still sharing tents or napping in a pick-up truck if nothing else is available.

 

 

 

CARs definition...."suitable accommodation" - means a single-occupancy bedroom that is subject to a minimal level of noise, is well ventilated and has facilities to control the levels of temperature and light or, where such a bedroom is not available, an accommodation that is suitable for the site and season, is subject to a minimal level of noise and provides adequate comfort and protection from the elements;

 

 

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It's usually only a case of availability of rooms???? Just sometimes impossible for booking last minute single rooms.

Like ASRD, they 'block book' rooms for the tanker crews, but the helicopter guys have to fend for themselves! Not a problem for the most part but try Grande Prairie, Peace River, or Edson for last minute changes on the schedule!

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In the past, doing seismic, we always had our own rooms. It's pretty easy because nothing is last minute and can be planned out. Plus you are usually in very large camps or in a hotel somewhere.

 

At the moment however, I am moving diamond drills out in the middle of nowhere...

 

For the most part, I have steered them into allowing me single accommodations. But when there are extra people in camp and they have no place to sleep, that means my extra bunks are the over-flow.

 

It's not so bad in a bush camp, probably because you are already in a 'roughing it' state of mind. Although, if they stuck me in a tent with 4 drillers who woke up all night to smoke in bed... I would likely be packing up the helicopter and flying home in the morning.

 

There is just too much work out there right now to put up with intolerable living conditions.

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QUOTE (Jet B @ Jun 17 2008, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In the past, doing seismic, we always had our own rooms. It's pretty easy because nothing is last minute and can be planned out. Plus you are usually in very large camps or in a hotel somewhere.

 

At the moment however, I am moving diamond drills out in the middle of nowhere...

 

For the most part, I have steered them into allowing me single accommodations. But when there are extra people in camp and they have no place to sleep, that means my extra bunks are the over-flow.

 

It's not so bad in a bush camp, probably because you are already in a 'roughing it' state of mind. Although, if they stuck me in a tent with 4 drillers who woke up all night to smoke in bed... I would likely be packing up the helicopter and flying home in the morning.

 

There is just too much work out there right now to put up with intolerable living conditions.

Can't image why you have to accept 2 up accomodation.

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