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38 minutes ago, Jurome said:

Wow, I haven't worked in Australia for awhile, but the last time I was there I don't remember any short easy days. All I remember is a case of plastic water bottles dropped on the hot tarmac for me in 49C temps and no food until 10PM the night I got back to the pub/hotel...which was laden with bed bugs lol.

 

Now that sounds more like what has been going on in Canada for the last 40 yrs....sadly.... i worked a lot of fires in Canada and I must say Manitoba at least tried to treat heli crews with some respect. Back in the good old days we use to have a great time on fires in Manitoba . After ever project fire...big fire ... we use to have a big wind up bash. Everyone left waiting for the next one...good times ....I could tell a few good stories...but to protect the rep of a lot of great pilots and engineers I will keep them to myself.I can remember rolling back into base camp at sundown...getting out of my machine after 10 hrs of givin er and have a CO open my door and hand me a cold beer and tell me the steaks were on the barbie...what the he## happened to those days!

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4 hours ago, DGP said:

..getting out of my machine after 10 hrs of givin er and have a CO open my door and hand me a cold beer and tell me the steaks were on the barbie...what the he## happened to those days!

Gone forever because now it’s illegal to have a beer in the summer with 12hrs bottle to throttle 

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20 hours ago, flingwinger said:

Gone forever because now it’s illegal to have a beer in the summer with 12hrs bottle to throttle 

Sounds like a real good reason to stay at home this summer! Good luck on policing that one!

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On 4/24/2019 at 5:37 AM, GrayHorizons said:

and how many in canada can secure that big forestry contract to be able to run a schedule? you have so many guys sitting and waiting for that phone to ring. Sometimes it doesn't ring. 

Dont get me wrong, I'm on a nice 3 and 3 rotation and would love it if everyone could have that, but I just see too much diversity in canada that it can be done across the board.

 

 

What’s nice about 3 and 3 ?

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44 minutes ago, GrayHorizons said:

it works well for me. 

We've come to realize reading your opinions that's what it's all about.

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