oil pressure Posted June 16, 2011 Report Share Posted June 16, 2011 I think what the ASRD, if its true, is the right thing. With the new HAC requirments being implemented in part of the country, hopefully all the provinced will catch on also. The skill level seems more relavent then any hour requirment! Why would anyone care how many hrs a pilot has, they should be more concerend about the job getting done efficently and safely. Also why should any customer pay top dollar and receive sub-standard performance from a pilot or machine! Every compaines cp's and mangament should be well aware of there pilots and machines capabilities and should be held accountable! Good on ASRD and HAC! I agree Kilo Mike. I will get mis-interpreted on this one for sure, and probably get my head ripped off, but ime good with that. I always sort of wondered why, on fires in particular, we always seem to play this " nice pilot" stuff and cruise around at the slowest, lowest, skill set. Now I agree that there is professional airmanship and mutual respect in our business, and that as long as we are doing a good job and doing it safely and efficiently we can sleep at night. If you get a pilot that is more experienced and or skilled, lets say in the bucketing circuit, and can go faster and more efficiently, or maybe pack more water, should he or she not use those skills to the best of their ability for the customer? We certainly do for every other customer in the VFR utility market! I think what you dont want is the less skilled or experienced pilots trying to "keep up" if you will, with someone who has been, say, logging or moving drills all winter, and who is very efficient without abusing the machine. I learned quite quickly in the two crew environment (logging in my case) that pilots all have different skills, and I learned quite humbly that some are just plain better at certain things, all with different total hours. I think the skill based requirements are good as then there is a base line skill level that is expected by the customer that we are all expected to be able to achieve. They should be able to say that a particular pilot is not skilled enough and needs more training....In my humble opinion. Geoff Reed 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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