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by greygoose
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

So what does that mean? Urgent lifeflight calls in their twin otter? Everything privatized? Weird article. From reading various news articles it sounds as though the work of the two citations is the only thing up from grabs anymore. As far as I gather, all basic stuff will remain as is. Now the que...
by greygoose
Thu May 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?
Replies: 24
Views: 2866

Re: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?

I thought the contract was won by Babcock? Are they sub-contracting it out to Air Spray? Pretty sure Babcock holds the contract but subcontracts the actual flying out to Air Spray. I'm guessing Babcock are not making much themselves off it but I believe they were more so just looking to get a foot ...
by greygoose
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13850

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Since the mains are always filled first, and the aux are always burned first......possible, you say? When pigs fly. They ran out of gas.....still nobody willing to stand on their hind legs and say it? With a huge Mb medevac contract under decision you can bet EIC will be doing all they can to brush...
by greygoose
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13850

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Very lucky crew. From the info I’ve been told it’s looking like a fuel issue, and not quality but quantity... How's that possible? Full mains is plenty for Winnipeg to Churchill. Um...perhaps if the mains were not filled?!?! Some of the people who I’ve chatted with said a couple other aircraft hear...
by greygoose
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13850

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Very lucky crew. From the info I’ve been told it’s looking like a fuel issue, and not quality but quantity...
by greygoose
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Through the grapevine, I heard the doctors in the Manitoba medevac program won't fly unless it's a jet.... I can easily see the docs getting dumped by the gov’t. Mb is one of the few places that actually fly with a physician anyway. From some of my friends who’ve done lifeflight contract work, it s...
by greygoose
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Actually, they might not consider those 2 accidents: they happened under the fast air OC. The medevac contract application happened under the vanguard OC. They haven't had any accidents soo far. Well in that case they should be knocked out even quicker because the company needs 5 years experience d...
by greygoose
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

So Vanguard Air Care is running around telling everyone they have the RFP Ambulance contract (however it has not been announced). They are making a concerted effort to poach AMS medic staff from other carriers using this statement even though it is not true - real greasy! They even have their rampi...
by greygoose
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

So Vanguard Air Care is running around telling everyone they have the RFP Ambulance contract (however it has not been announced). They are making a concerted effort to poach AMS medic staff from other carriers using this statement even though it is not true - real greasy! They even have their rampi...
by greygoose
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

I think there’s enough question marks and comments that don’t make sense to assume nobody really knows what’s going on yet.
by greygoose
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Just heard that skycare is 1 of 3 possibles for the medevac RFP. Anyone know who the other 2 are? I can’t possibly see this being true. The Navajos will be a no go according to the RFP requirements. Aircraft need to be twin turbine at very minimum. Could you have heard SkyNorth perhaps? Heard from ...
by greygoose
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Summit ATR
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Summit ATR

Just curious if anyone knows the captain rotation schedule for the Summit ATR 72 out of Thompson?
by greygoose
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6171

Re: Keewatin

dogfood wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:42 pm
Yeah it’s still 50k a year for a king air 200 capt pretty sad...
That’s pretty pathetic, another operator on the field just posted an ad saying some of their King Air capts are making 120-140k per year! And on a better schedule too in my opinion.
by greygoose
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Apparently "spring" is the new ETA. Im guessing they have a lot of paperwork to comb through and a lot of numbers to crunch. I've even heard that some of the companies putting bids in put together multiple proposals to try and cover all angles as they couldn't submit multiple options in just one bid...
by greygoose
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba signs 5-year deal for private air transportation
Replies: 9
Views: 1962

Re: Manitoba signs 5-year deal for private air transportation

I guess it makes sense...with a plethora of OC's at their disposal they can keep going down the list when someone screws up or something breaks. I can see it already; "sorry Judge, the aircraft you flew in on is now U/S but don't worry our sked comes in at 9:45PM" :lol:
by greygoose
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Hoping Babcock doesn’t also take General Transport or Air Ambulance service. Would be a shame for that work to go to a large multinational and not a local company. I know the firefighting side is sort of unique in that Mb doesn’t have any local fire operators. Mb does however have at least a couple ...
by greygoose
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Missinippi Airways
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

Re: Missinippi Airways

I don’t have any current info on pay or schedule but the info I’ve recently heard from some folks in YWG is they are upgrading f/o’s to left seat king air fast, like scary fast. They’ve also apparently been scooping some pilots up from other MB operators who haven’t been given the green light for u...
by greygoose
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Missinippi Airways
Replies: 10
Views: 2877

Re: Missinippi Airways

I don’t have any current info on pay or schedule but the info I’ve recently heard from some folks in YWG is they are upgrading f/o’s to left seat king air fast, like scary fast. They’ve also apparently been scooping some pilots up from other MB operators who haven’t been given the green light for up...
by greygoose
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin King Air
Replies: 24
Views: 5479

Re: Keewatin King Air

Any new info on this job? Pretty sure they still start captains out around 50k/year. They can get away with it because of the lack of requirements by their current contract. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the whole Manitoba RFP thing... They’re gonna need to probably double what they...
by greygoose
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

I believe they had extended all the dates at least a couple weeks because of interest in viewing the aircraft for sale that would be used in the proposals. That’s the last I heard, not sure if it’s been extended again. I believe the interviews for the short list should have wrapped up last week acco...
by greygoose
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Iskwew Air
Replies: 39
Views: 5642

Re: Iskwew Air

I think they forgot to hit x2 on the calculator(at the least).
by greygoose
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

The RFP appears to be written in generic language. Seven aircraft, that covers most. A lifting system for bariatric patients, that describes Perimeter. The government is avoiding publicity and keeping it low key, alluding that "no decision" is the way it will "appear" to go. This could well be a de...
by greygoose
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26995

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Regarding the air ambulance side of things...I don’t think any company will have an easy time winning this bid. From what I’ve heard the government has actually done a pretty fair job of making the RFP difficult for everyone in their own special way whether it’s past safety issues, TC problems, nece...

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