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OPP pilot guilty of misconduct for writing letter criticizing relocation of search and rescue helicopter

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Some of you might remember this PILOT who is a friend of mine and was very active on this site and was also a person that spoke his mind as I did, to no avail.

 

i.e Orange Helicopters, they even bought the wrong helicopters and the rectum hole who got paid off is still at large.

OMNR, the biggest screw up of all is still trying to justify it's existence.

Hydro Power line PATROL, ON is the only province that still owns this service, which has been proven to be less costly if done by commercial operators

 

Don't forget the billions spent on trying to computerize Health Records AND THE LIST GOES ON!!!!!

 

Where and when does it stop?????

 

Don

 

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I don't know the gentleman, at least not by name. I guess I'm old school where I learned throgh the school of hard knocks, that if you work for a man, you work for the man. It's one thing to b1tch amongst ourselves over a few beers, it's another to take your dirty laundry public, especially where interrnal policy in all likelyhood specifically prohibits it... I know he was probably standing up for what he believes is right, but the decision was likely made away above his pay grade and as anyone who has worked for any level of government knows, you sure don't want to publically go against your superiors, you're eventually going to loose!

 

 

OPP pilot guilty of misconduct for writing letter criticizing relocation of search and rescue helicopter

glyph.jpgSource: news.nationalpost.com

Some of you might remember this PILOT who is a friend of mine and was very active on this site and was also a person that spoke his mind as I did, to no avail.

 

i.e Orange Helicopters, they even bought the wrong helicopters and the rectum hole who got paid off is still at large.

OMNR, the biggest screw up of all is still trying to justify it's existence.

Hydro Power line PATROL, ON is the only province that still owns this service, which has been proven to be less costly if done by commercial operators

 

Don't forget the billions spent on trying to computerize Health Records AND THE LIST GOES ON!!!!!

 

Where and when does it stop?????

 

Don

 

 

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CAMBOX:

 

Not to negate your post, which I am surprised by. Have you ever thought of standing up for what you think is right,and is.

 

Dan Mulligan was known as "HELICOPPER" and as you can see is of Irish decent as am I. We both have the attitude of standing up for what we think and know is obviously right, and suffer the consequences.

 

One thing I agree with TRUMP on it's time to drain the swamp, in a few places, you do not have to be a trained seal.

 

Cheers, Don

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I say kudos to Dan. I have no issue with someone complaining about the waste of tax payers money. I even have less of an issue when it comes to stupid political moves when it comes to Search and Rescue. Take the Canadian forces. All Search and Rescue are based south of 60. Yes there are a couple twin otters based north of 60. All with no SARTEC's

 

Glad to see someone cares about more then a pay check.

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OPP pilot guilty of misconduct for writing letter criticizing relocation of search and rescue helicopter

glyph.jpgSource: news.nationalpost.com

Some of you might remember this PILOT who is a friend of mine and was very active on this site and was also a person that spoke his mind as I did, to no avail.

 

i.e Orange Helicopters, they even bought the wrong helicopters and the rectum hole who got paid off is still at large.

OMNR, the biggest screw up of all is still trying to justify it's existence.

Hydro Power line PATROL, ON is the only province that still owns this service, which has been proven to be less costly if done by commercial operators Not entirely true. NL

 

 

Don't forget the billions spent on trying to computerize Health Records AND THE LIST GOES ON!!!!!

 

Where and when does it stop?????

 

Don

 

 

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NCR, I hope this doesn't stand for National Capital Region, I live here.

 

When the Churchill Falls project was originally started by Premier Smallwood I was there transporting line men to cut the survey line in a 204B, I don't recall who was the main contractor. To make a long story short the Premier had insisted that only NF line-cutters were to used,so you can imagine taking a fisherman, with a chain saw to become a line cutter. This one lad when he got back to Corner Brook on rotation brought his chain saw back to the dealer for repairs. The dealer asked him what was the matter, the lad said, you told me when I bought the chain saw that I would be able to cut at least 15 cord a day and all I can get is 8 cord. The dealer asked to see the chain saw, pulled the cord and the lad what's that noise?

 

Worked on the following Hydro Electric Projects: Quebec Hydro including James Bay before and after the road was built,Ontario Hydro and Manitoba Hydro.

 

Possibly living where you are are not aware that Hydro Rates in Ontario have actually doubled in the last ten years, due basically to our corrupt government. If you went out to tender for your helicopter services for at least five years at a time and asked for an all inclusive cost per month plus an hourly rate covering maintenance costs up to a maximum negotiated rate. Costs go up as the hours increase.

 

Quebec Hydro tried and bought their own and helicopters, but found it was to much of a headache trying to find pilots and AME's to fly and maintain the helicopters, so they went back to commercial operators and have been happy ever since.

 

If you put out a tender with a Mandatory Statement of Work, including clauses that if they are not met the contract is null and void.

 

You will probably get better equipment and less investment costs. GO COMMERCIAL.

 

Cheers, Don

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Good one, eh!

 

The history of medical helicopters in ON prior to the non "Accountable" one was as follows:

 

Toronto Helicopters with 206's and then a Bell 205-A1 leased from Viking Helicopters and used under Viking's licence. This went on for X years until Canadian Helicopters bought out Toronto and Dominion Helicopters. Then the Ministry put a RFP which ended up being S76's. Canadian Helicopters had the contract up until somebody associated with Health Department, decided that we needed new helicopters equipped, as he knew best, for the province and his own personal Bank Account. By the way the "Doctor" is still on the loose.

 

​Prior to this "Boondoggle" the contract operator had provided the work as stated in the contract at less cost to the taxpayer and provided better service to the health department.

 

I haven't seen to many Doctors flying the Helicopters or Aircraft, or for that matter AME's or Pilots operating on patients.

 

It is a FACT that the GOVERNMENTS are not supposed to COMPETE with the private sector unless it is a proven FACT by ( cost analysis ) that the PRIVATE SECTOR is unable to respond to the stated requirement.

 

Show me an RFP issued by the Fed's or the Province's for Aviation Requirements that can't be provided by the Commercial Operator, given the opportunity.

 

Cheers, Don :stupid: :stupid:

 

 

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I was disappointed to hear that Sgt. Mulligan has been found guilty of the two charges against him with respect to the letter he wrote to the Sudbury Star concerning the relocation of the Sudbury based OPP helicopter. I have known Sgt. Dan Mulligan for a lot of years and he is anything but disloyal to the OPP and an alarmist! On the contrary he is one of the most loyal employees any company would want to have working for them. He cares deeply for his profession, peers and the people of Ontario he serves and is not shy in speaking out when something is wrong. He has the passion of his Irish heritage and he tends to wear his heart on his sleeve. I know this because I am his friend and a retired 30-year OPP veteran who spent 28 of those years flying OPP helicopters primarily out of Sudbury. I have the distinction of being the longest serving OPP helicopter pilot and was the former Chief Pilot of the Rotary Wing Unit. So I know of what I speak.

 

Was the relocation of the helicopter from Sudbury to Orillia a sound operational and financial decision? In my option it was not! At the time when this process was taking place there was a disconnect between members of Aviation Services and Bureau command staff. I mention this only because in Sgt. Mulligan’s decision it states that "Mulligan had a duty to bring his concerns to the OPP first, said the superintendent, and he did not." I would suggest he did numerous times but was ignored completely. The Superintendent also stated "I find Sgt. Mulligan's choice of language tersely accused the OPP of gambling with the lives of those who live in the north,” "He portrayed the organization (OPP) as a heartless police service (that) only cares about finances." I believe Sgt. Mulligan called a spade a spade in this circumstance. There was no operational advantage for the OPP to relocate the helicopter to Orillia. As a matter of fact the statistics supported the Sudbury base completely. Any savings the OPP realized by moving the aircraft were quickly eaten up with extra travel time for the aircraft now to fly up to Sudbury and points north and then return to Orillia. Also aircraft rental costs would be higher when the OPP aircrafts are unable to travel north due to weather conditions along the Georgian Bay area. Not to mention the simple fact that response time to northern Ontario occurrences would increase.

 

So I will end with this thought. Sgt. Mulligan was charged and convicted for speaking out against the OPP for moving the helicopter out of Sudbury. In the spring of 2016 the Commissioner spoke to the members of Aviation Services at their annual meeting and told them that he was given bad information about the Sudbury operations and the helicopter should not have been moved. He then also informed them that he had to stand by his decision. In other words he will not make himself or the OPP look bad by saying they made a mistake and the helicopter should actually be based out of Sudbury after all.

 

I think that says it all

 

Sincerely

Brian Paul, Sgt. (Retired)

Helicopter Pilot

OPP Aviation Services

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