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by All Sides
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Hard to find a job?
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Hard to find a job?

Best advise I can give you is go visit helicopter companies and ask them about their hiring criteria, you might be shocked. By helicopter companies, I mean ones that operate in the field and not around cities and large towns.

Good Luck
by All Sides
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: 600 Hours TT on Coast of BC Looking for Flight Opportunities
Replies: 1
Views: 5410

Re: 600 Hours TT on Coast of BC Looking for Flight Opportunities

[quote=DalRaiCoastalBC post_id=995455 time=1491258270 user_id=53110] To whom it may concern, Im a junior helicopter pilot who has recently acquired 600 Hours total all on the Coast of British Columbia mainly in Coast Forestry Operations. I have acquired a Mt Course, Long Line Proficiency on a 130ft ...
by All Sides
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: New to the team
Replies: 6
Views: 2220

Re: New to the team

Your timing is good, lots of pilots heading towards retirement in Canada over the next few years. Ft. Nelson is fairly isolated and cold in the winter, it is also a fairly small town. With your background you should have no trouble finding work. Most pilots tour in Canada, if you don’t then will lik...
by All Sides
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Too many flight schools ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3236

Re: Too many flight schools ?

Well I disagree with cross tube on one thing, you will have to put up with plenty of BS if you get into the helicopter industry. Before you spend any of your hard earned money do lots of research, talk to as many pilots as you can. Forget doing it on forums, do it in person. For example, the average...
by All Sides
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Training on a budget, work prospects, talk me in/out of becoming a pilot
Replies: 10
Views: 6007

Re: Training on a budget, work prospects, talk me in/out of becoming a pilot

Well I think that was his extent of his helicopter career :lol:
by All Sides
Wed May 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

Re: FAA Tests

[quote="Cessna 180"]There's no where in Canada anymore.[/quote]

Seems to be the case....
by All Sides
Fri May 05, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 1483

FAA Tests

Is there a place on Vancouver Island to write FAA Exams?
by All Sides
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Aviation Medical Examiners
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: FAA Aviation Medical Examiners

[quote="Aviatard"]https://designee.faa.gov/NonFaaSecure/S ... eTypeId=20[/quote]

I found that link didn't direct me to anywhere in Canada. Perhaps I am not using it properly...
by All Sides
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Aviation Medical Examiners
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: FAA Aviation Medical Examiners

Thanks ba31pilot
by All Sides
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Aviation Medical Examiners
Replies: 5
Views: 965

FAA Aviation Medical Examiners

Does anyone know who does FAA Medical in the Vancouver area?

Thanks in Advance
by All Sides
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Medevacs halted at 7 BC hospital helipads
Replies: 9
Views: 7918

Re: Medevacs halted at 7 BC hospital helipads

[quote="Heliian"]It's quite simple, if your helicopter is not capable of meeting the criteria then you need a new helicopter. The biggest argument so far is that "we've always done it this way". Again, surprise surprise, it comes down to money, all parties are going to have to break out the chequebo...
by All Sides
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Fixed Wing Pilot to Heli Pilot
Replies: 9
Views: 9523

Re: Fixed Wing Pilot to Heli Pilot

On that topic how much weight do operators put in your fixed wing experience if transferring to heli flying? It really depends. I was hired by a company, the CP said the reason I was hired was because of my bush/float experience (7500 hrs.). He at least knew I would make it to the pad, with a low t...
by All Sides
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Fixed Wing Pilot to Heli Pilot
Replies: 9
Views: 9523

Re: Fixed Wing Pilot to Heli Pilot

The information you received is a little inaccurate anydam. The procedure in the event of low rotor rpm is to immediately lower the collective. When I did the transition we were doing manoeuvres that if you pushed the nose over too quickly, you could induce blade rocking. This could result in choppi...
by All Sides
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat & Doc
Replies: 278
Views: 14466

Re: Cat & Doc

I-agree with you, you don't deserve respect just for putting in 40 years on the job. It's what you have seen, done and experienced over those years that matter. It's your call if you deserve respect or not but you sure as hell don't deserve insults from some child just starting out in this business...
by All Sides
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat & Doc
Replies: 278
Views: 14466

Re: Cat & Doc

For the record, most people did not have issues with Catdrivers & Doc's messages, it was their delivery. Nobody likes to be belittled for their opinions, that goes for low and high time drivers. Their comments quit often were intended to berate other pilots, to bolster their own self esteem. For the...
by All Sides
Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Getting back into it after long hiatus?
Replies: 7
Views: 8705

Re: Getting back into it after long hiatus?

PointyEngine doesn't have a clue about the helicopter industry, your assumptions are correct Legacy14.
by All Sides
Fri May 02, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Getting back into it after long hiatus?
Replies: 7
Views: 8705

Re: Getting back into it after long hiatus?

If you are serious, then you might get some re-current training. Nothing has changed from 12 years ago, send out lots of resumes followed by a road trip. I believe the odds are 15% will ever land a job flying helicopters....
by All Sides
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC-3 "Crash" Yellowknife
Replies: 157
Views: 30810

Re: DC-3 "Crash" Yellowknife

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by All Sides
Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC-3 "Crash" Yellowknife
Replies: 157
Views: 30810

Re: DC-3 "Crash" Yellowknife

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by All Sides
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC-3 "Crash" Yellowknife
Replies: 157
Views: 30810

Re: DC-3 "Crash" Yellowknife

Sorry Cat, a little older than twelve. I think you and Doc have a lot to offer the young, low time pilots. Its how you do it that irks many. We all know how you feel about T.C. I think most people don't want to hear about it anymore. I think if the posts were constructive, rather than you and Doc a...
by All Sides
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver Crash
Replies: 57
Views: 8414

Re: Beaver Crash

[ quote="CpnCrunch"]I'd like to continue a discussion on safety features that was brought up in the other thread. Some people mentioned that the Beaver has a belly fuel tank, which is likely to rupture and start a fire in the event of an accident. It does sound like a 'kill switch' wouldn't be much ...
by All Sides
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver Crash
Replies: 57
Views: 8414

Re: Beaver Crash

I like the idea of the passengers wearing a life jacket. I did the under water egress course and simulated trying to get out of a wrecked aircraft, with a broken arm. I could not hold on to the lifejacket pouch, Let alone open the plastic pouch to get the life jacket out to slip over my head. Admit...
by All Sides
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: UPS A-300 crash - Birmingham Alabama
Replies: 65
Views: 8363

Re: UPS A-300 crash - Birmingham Alabama

Sadly...I am unable to find the "emoticon" that I want,(head in hand) but suffice to say is that I give up as well...there seems to be a separation of appreciation in regards to the VFR vs an IFR visual operation...our esteemed poster finds it satisfactory to belittle experience and time on various...
by All Sides
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver Crash
Replies: 57
Views: 8414

Re: Beaver Crash

Great post Xsbank.

CpnCrunch, I don't have the number, but I believe a lot of post accident fatalities are from drowning in floatplane accidents.

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