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by helicopterray
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: CAR 571.07 interpretation !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: CAR 571.07 interpretation !!!

If you're installing an electrical item such as a switch, breaker, diode, which is commercially available under the same part number listed in the Parts Catalogue, you do not need a Form 1 for that part, just a traceability of where you got it from.
by helicopterray
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: CAR 571.07 interpretation !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: CAR 571.07 interpretation !!!

I did not see that statement in 571.07: Installation of new parts. 571.07 Installation of New Parts Information Note: The definitions of ‘commercial part’ and ‘standard part’ set out in Subpart 101 of the CARs apply to this Standard and are reproduced below for convenience only. (amended 2002/03/01;...
by helicopterray
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: AME pay
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: AME pay

Not sure with the fixed wing side, but on the helicopter side, yes it has.
by helicopterray
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Working on a C registered aircraft in the states
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Working on a C registered aircraft in the states

I've crossed the border to work on US registered aircraft, and with Canadian registered aircraft.

You're not taking work away from an American, you're working on your own aircraft, not somebody elses.
by helicopterray
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: E license after M training
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: E license after M training

I worked with an M licensed AME who went back to school for E license training. I also know an E licensed guy who is working hangar maintenance towards his M license. If a person gets both M1 and M2 licenses, you are automatically qualified to sign out S and E work as well. However, your AMO not rec...
by helicopterray
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2371

Re: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?

There's a shortage of 'experienced and qualified' AME's. How to get to that point is a bit of a struggle.
by helicopterray
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME Associations
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: AME Associations

I've been a member for over 20 years. Used to attend all the trade shows, training seminars.
Last few years, been watching the membership drop right off, trade shows cancelled due to lack of interest, etc.
Don't know why. It appears AMEs are giving up on anyone trying to speak on our behalf.
by helicopterray
Tue May 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you have to snag intermittent problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 1691

Re: Do you have to snag intermittent problems?

If you notice an intermittent vibration, please report that. It can lead to a worse vibration if left unchecked.
by helicopterray
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Thoughts on Repair Tech add
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Thoughts on Repair Tech add

I saw that ad, and also thought the numbers were seriously out of line.
by helicopterray
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Top Paid AMEs
Replies: 38
Views: 9944

Re: Top Paid AMEs

There's never any mention of the helicopter side of things either. And extremely tough to give a blanket answer, with variables such as bush pay and flight pay. The smaller outfits tend to pay better than the bigger outfits, with less overhead.
by helicopterray
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KENTING
Replies: 19
Views: 2793

Re: KENTING

My former bosses were from Kenting, but sadly, they have passed on.
by helicopterray
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Free Money Management Advice.
Replies: 58
Views: 4317

Re: Free Money Management Advice.

1) Work OT. That's a good point, but right now my kids are young and I'm on track financially so why work so hard, giving half my money to the government, I would like to point out that we have a progressive tax rate in Canada, and I don't believe anyone in aviation is ever going to be paying 'half...
by helicopterray
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: PRM+other hat's for $30 a/hr??
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: PRM+other hat's for $30 a/hr??

I'm in the lower mainland. It's not for me, but there's lots getting paid peanuts on the fixed wing side that will jump at that.
I've seen lots of ads over the years that make you shake your head, but someone always ends up taking these positions.
by helicopterray
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: PRM+other hat's for $30 a/hr??
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: PRM+other hat's for $30 a/hr??

There's lots that will jump at that opportunity.
by helicopterray
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Stickies aren’t going to get you employees.
Replies: 24
Views: 3295

Re: Stickies aren’t going to get you employees.

Maybe someone who is an AME could let us know what their average salary might be in the initial stages after getting their licenses
On the helicopter side, an apprentice right out of school will make around $17/hour. Moving up to about $24/hour in 2 years when licensed.
by helicopterray
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how do you start a new logbook?
Replies: 13
Views: 1489

Re: how do you start a new logbook?

One of the things I also do, as an AME, is record when the last inspection was carried out.
by helicopterray
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: contact cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 3773

Re: contact cleaner

LPS also make a CFC Free contact cleaner that I use. It's better around plastics.

http://www.lpslabs.com/product-details/586
by helicopterray
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mitts, Gloves, Boots, Coats for the North?
Replies: 13
Views: 2431

Re: Mitts, Gloves, Boots, Coats for the North?

Wear layers.
I use Helly Hansen cover-alls. With a sweater underneath. T-shirt under that.
Sorel boots. Arctic series rated for -40.
I've worked at temps down to -46, and it was survivable.
by helicopterray
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Name
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: Name

Top right corner, where your name is. Click on that and edit profile. Change name or delete account.
by helicopterray
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: a problem with compass swing
Replies: 27
Views: 5365

Re: a problem with compass swing

Check that the compass mounting screws are brass or stainless, and not steel screws. Or steel screws spray painted black...
by helicopterray
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ink argument
Replies: 33
Views: 5607

Re: ink argument

Before CARS, we had the Air Nav Orders and the Air Regulations Manual. The Air Regs used to state the use of black or blue pens only.
This was deleted with the introduction of CARS.
by helicopterray
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Flair Airlines is hiring AMEs!
Replies: 7
Views: 3715

Re: Flair Airlines is hiring AMEs!

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
$25-37/hour - M2 or M1/Skilled Apprentice

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