hybrid Posted October 19, 2013 Report Share Posted October 19, 2013 All this to be accomplished within 100 hours..??!?! Canada is low in required hours to meet a standard for a commercial rotary wing licence compared to other countries, and yet we still turn out a better product by comparison. If a pilot shows up and does not know how to us or utilize the above mentioned equipment, who really is at fault here...a flight training school? Gimme a break.... Did I say anything about blaming anybody Bob? I also never said that any of these things had to be done in the machine, it could be done in the classroom. You don't necessarily need to put on a bucket and go out and do it to cover the objective of trying to contain a fire. Obviously to do some of these operations you need to put on a bucket when you actually go on a fire, but at least you might have a clue WTF you trying to accomplish. Maybe you haven't, but I have seen more than one pilot come on a fire not having a clue what they trying to accomplish. When I did my IFR we all chipped in to hire an instructor to teach us how to set up approaches on a Garmin 430, why cant a VFR newbie be taught how to programme a 296, 396 or whatever. You can teach them how to communicate with a bird dog, province specific FM procedues, UTM (Ontario), half hour check ins etc etc etc. All this could be accomplished without even getting in the helicopter. So give me a break.... 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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