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Contract Rates For Bell Mediums


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I am starting to field calls for the summer contracts. Anyone care to share what they are signed up for money wise? I am thinking of asking $180-$200 per hour. Is that in the ball park with others? Last year I went out at $175.00 per hour with a 2 hour per day minimum on a 120 day contract (28 days in / 7 off, travel on work days). This was flying Bell mediums (04,05)

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i'm taking a break from teaching for the summer and am going out on fires. i took a 4 month contract with a rate at the high end of your scale and similiar terms............

 

i definitely wouldn't go lower. we have to keep those contract rates going up!! :up:

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i'm taking a break from teaching for the summer and am going out on fires. i took a 4 month contract with a rate at the high end of your scale and similiar terms............

 

i definitely wouldn't go lower. we have to keep those contract rates going up!! :up:

 

would these be fire contracts, or seismic, or anything that comes down the pipeline, your gonna have to do.

The reason I ask, is I have been out of flying in Canada for years, but am considering a come back, but never worked contract, and am out of touch with the real world.

Feel free to spill your gutz and and tell me all I need to know, and even better, who to fly for.

Thanks.

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OK, are your hours averaged over your contract, or, if you say fly 6 hours on any day, you will get paid for those 6 hours, and tomorrow will be a new day.

When I worked for CHC, they averaged the hours,and if you were on a long term fire contract, and it was very hard to exceed the hours that forestry contracted for, even if you stayed out all summer.

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Mine were averaged i.e. 80/month for 4 month contract = 320 hours guarantee for 4 months (4 weeks on/ 1 week off...so really almost only 3 months of work). Great gig, beautiful scenery, good guarantee and great cash; life doesn't get any better.

 

Right now I'm a 4/day minimum no averaging, so there are various options and arrangment out there.

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