MedMan Posted November 26, 2011 Report Share Posted November 26, 2011 "the requirement in my (TC) region is different than in your region" "the regulation is interpreted differently in my (TC) region than in some others" ===== "asked several TC inspectors and Supervisors a simple question, yet receive no clear response" "confused with this situation (as are most pilots in the industry)" "This issue affects all of us no matter where or who you work for" "you have to look at what the customer wants to pay for and what is the mission" "Come on TC get it together it's not that complicated" "as long as everyone does the same thing it's a level playing field" "I'm sure you will keep us posted" "We have been discussing this with TC for several years" "None of the inspectors or supervisors we have questioned with regards want to comment "on the record"" "It would be nice to get a concrete answer, this always seems to be a grey area open to interpretation" With the exception of the first two, those quotes are taken from a current thread, and highlight only a few of the comments made in that thread. If there was ever a time for an association of helicopter aviators, it sure is now. Too bad you don't have one to represent the professional helicopter aviators that you are. Cue the "blackball" comments. Cue the "union" comments and other ignorance on the differences between "association" and "union" and how the two are exactly the same. Cue the how a "union/association" of helicopter pilots will only result in "blackballing" comments. Cue the company shills who have no idea how a professional association would benefit them. Cue the I would join one if there was one, but I'd want to wait to see how it all shakes out first comments. Cue the we don't need a "union" in "this business" comments. Cue the it's not necessary, we can solve our problems on our own comments. ===== Yes, I'm aware of the HEPAC attempt and many of the positive posts regarding it made by many. I also recall reading many of the uninformed and negative remarks as well, as highlighted above. I'll ask one more time: Why don't professional helicopter aviators have an association to represent valid concerns on behalf of all of you? Sadly, it does appear that you have needed one for decades now. Where is it? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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