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by Choppermech1986
Sat May 14, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Questions from a foreigner
Replies: 18
Views: 2614

Re: Questions from a foreigner

Thanks so much for sharing that story cncpc, it certainly makes you think about how flight tests are conducted!

Once again, thanks for taking the time to share the story.
by Choppermech1986
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work
Replies: 8
Views: 9298

Re: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work

I'm aware of how things work with regards to TFW's but I'm sure things have changed since the downturn. I'd bet that Qwest, Delta and Wood Buffalo would all have at least one TFW each but I'd be very surprised if they had many more than that and I'd be equally surprised if they had them for much lon...
by Choppermech1986
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work
Replies: 8
Views: 9298

Re: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work

I have a hard time believing that. Can you name the ones that you are aware of?
by Choppermech1986
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: need info - how to work as an aircraft mechanic in Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: need info - how to work as an aircraft mechanic in Austr

If you could go with an M1, you would be likely issued an Australian license with all of the privileges that come with your M1, provided you sat the one CAR's exam in Australia. Going without your M1 will put you in the same category as an apprentice over there, that is, provided your training is re...
by Choppermech1986
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Henri aces his first LOFT!
Replies: 30
Views: 4622

Re: Henri aces his first LOFT!

I hope you're aware of the gift you have Henri! Wonderful read.
by Choppermech1986
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Low-timer Road Trip
Replies: 63
Views: 8180

Re: Low-timer Road Trip

GD, this is just my 2c so take or leave the information as you please. I would urge you to consider 'censoring' your posts to only show the facts. I gather that you're trying to help those following in your footsteps but writing in the style of a blog, where you include your opinions and hearsay, wo...
by Choppermech1986
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: The...first oil change!
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: The...first oil change!

Am I the only one getting confused with the usage of the word 'straight' when you refer to what I know as a single grade oil? When I think straight oil, I think Red Band/non-dispersant/non-detergent oil that you put in freshly overhauled engines until consumption stabilises to help bed piston rings,...
by Choppermech1986
Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME in Calgary - Pre purchase inspection.
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Re: AME in Calgary - Pre purchase inspection.

It may help if you specify what kind of aircraft you would like inspected. Finding someone who knows the particular type very well could save you a lot of money in the long run.
by Choppermech1986
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cessna 172 Alternator problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Re: Cessna 172 Alternator problems

Neverblue's advice is on the money. If it were me though, I'd first check that your alternator brushes aren't toast. I once spent a lot of time under the dash of a PA28 chasing an intermittent fault when it should have been a 20 minute job up the front.
by Choppermech1986
Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone in the Hamilton area want to do a good deed?
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: Anyone in the Hamilton area want to do a good deed?

All solid ideas and I appreciate your concerns Pop n Fresh, it doesn't even have to be as a pilot, a tour through a busy AMO would be another option, if someone could line that up, I'll PayPal you some money to buy coffee and donuts for the guys on the floor. I'm a bit out of the loop here in SK but...
by Choppermech1986
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone in the Hamilton area want to do a good deed?
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Anyone in the Hamilton area want to do a good deed?

Here's a link to a story about one unlucky kid. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/devin-scullion-defies-all-odds-celebrates-18th-birthday-despite-rare-genetic-disorder-1.2750735 He sounds like he's a bit of an aviation nut, I was wondering if there was anyone over that way that could conne...
by Choppermech1986
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: New apprentice tool questions
Replies: 27
Views: 11340

Re: New apprentice tool questions

My personal opinion for an apprentice - Snap-On tools - Ratcheting screwdriver 1/4" ratchet A decent brand (possibly but not necessarily Snap-On or Mac)- Wrenches Screwdrivers 1/4" deep and shallow Pliers (sidecutters, longnose, Princess Auto (or CT)- Hammer (soft blow and ball peen) 12" & 6" Rule 3...
by Choppermech1986
Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Discovery Air job add
Replies: 2
Views: 1269

Re: Discovery Air job add

You would think they would also run into some resistance from the regulators in Germany to them bringing in foreign workers to do work that many German or EU workers are no doubt capable of performing. They've likely done their homework though. The Germans, better than almost anyone, understand the...
by Choppermech1986
Mon May 12, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Taildraggers
Replies: 25
Views: 2142

Re: Taildraggers

Fly it like a tricycle undercarriage aircraft and most importantly-

Make sure your seat pins are engaged before takeoff.
Make sure you keep the aircraft pointing straight down the runway.

The rest will come. Have fun with it!
by Choppermech1986
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Transport Canada T53 Courses
Replies: 3
Views: 11292

Re: Transport Canada T53 Courses

Anyone?
by Choppermech1986
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Transport Canada T53 Courses
Replies: 3
Views: 11292

Transport Canada T53 Courses

Hi there, Can anyone please tell me whether there are any TC approved T53 courses other than West Point Heli and NLC? I've looked at the Current Type Course Approval list on the TC website and they are the only two I can find. Both are still running courses but the timing is out for me. Is there any...
by Choppermech1986
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Temporary foreign pilots in 2013
Replies: 128
Views: 13824

Re: Temporary foreign pilots in 2013

It's a global industry isn't it?? There's thousands of Canadian pilots and engineers working all around the world, and not all of them have lots of hours/experience. Are you going to boycott Tim's because they hire so many foreigners? Where do you stop? Do you ask all of the Canadian pilots working ...
by Choppermech1986
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: the race
Replies: 79
Views: 9340

Re: the race

+1

An extra $10 per hour would be a much fairer offer. I wonder what the shop rate is?
by Choppermech1986
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Vintage (1942) North Saskatchewan River Sectional - YYC
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Vintage (1942) North Saskatchewan River Sectional - YYC

Thanks very much ..! I've sent them a message. I'll get a photo up of it at some stage, it sure is neat! The guy who gave it to me also had each of Amelia Earharts novels, most of them personally signed!
by Choppermech1986
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Vintage (1942) North Saskatchewan River Sectional - YYC
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Vintage (1942) North Saskatchewan River Sectional - YYC

Hi guys, I've just got hold of a pristine example of a 1942 North Saskatchewan River sectional complete with all of the LF/Lorenz beam ground station locations. It basically covers from Kelowna to Moose Jaw and up to just about Grand Prairie and it's about 1200mmx600mm. Firstly, I'm wanting to know ...
by Choppermech1986
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Australian AME moving to Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: Australian AME moving to Canada

Yes, Coot pretty much sums it up. I know that I was ambitious to apply without an engine licence, even if I did have an SOE full of piston time (I now have a Group 2 (pistons in flingwings) licence). I'm now working on my fixed wing licences, as Group 1 Airframe (<5700kgs) and Group 1 Engine (Piston...
by Choppermech1986
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Australian AME moving to Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: Australian AME moving to Canada

Hey mate, Looked at making the change not too long ago, took all my documentation to a TC office, Cert. IV documents, LAME licence (admittedly only helicopter airframe licenced, R22, R44, B206, AS250, 205, BO105, BK117 etc), SOE's etc etc. Was told that I would have to sit a TC approved course (can ...
by Choppermech1986
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AT 802 Fire Boss
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: AT 802 Fire Boss

All of the Air Tractor (301 through 802) designs have truss type fuselages and cantilever type wings with two spars. The forward spar is basically a piece of folded, not extruded, alloy C section (called the spar web) to which a lower spar cap made of aluminium and an upper spar cap made of milled s...

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