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Old 03-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #5371
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Think he's got a bruise in his armpit?
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:47 PM   #5372
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I just arrived on Fort Worth for a week. The boss bought a new 407GX. Should be sweet. Just seeing green grass for the first time since last October has been a treat.


Anyone have any recommendations on what to do and see while in town?
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #5373
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I just arrived on Fort Worth for a week. The boss bought a new 407GX. Should be sweet. Just seeing green grass for the first time since last October has been a treat.


Anyone have any recommendations on what to do and see while in town?
Sweet.

Drinking, dancing and general debauchery? Always used to work for me

I'm always partial to Billy Bobs if nothing else sounds better.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #5374
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Bump

all go here, I got 2x 212 and 2x 412 joining our organisation, some within the next 5 days ......

All needing entry to service checks and CofA / CofR inspections....

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Old 05-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #5375
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Any one here using RAMCO Aviation software?

We are considering it.
Appreciate any feed back, good and bad, PM me if you like

thanks

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:48 AM   #5376
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I use RAMCO. I should actually be using it right this minute, instead I'm posting here. Be afraid...be very afraid.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #5377
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Any one here using RAMCO Aviation software?

We are considering it.
Appreciate any feed back, good and bad, PM me if you like

thanks

Hay Ewe
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #5378
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:20 PM   #5379
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Whelp, I almost feel like I can post here... now contribute something USEFUL, that's another story.

Lowtimer here - a little over 200 hours. Got my license in '09, and was one of the lucky ones to fly for my school's "we-hire-from-our-students" summer sightseeing program. They gave us one summer of flying then cut us loose to make room for the next season's crew. Fun times - taught me a LOT! - but that was almost three years ago.

Made some dumb newbie moves on the job search the next summer. Learned to never put all my eggs on one basket (and miss following up on another very good lead). The summer of 2011 we spent packing up and moving to Vancouver so my Mrs. could start nursing school. At least one of us will have gainful employment soon.

So, that was enough tomfoolery - time to hit the bricks sticks and try and find a job, but before heading into northern BC and Alberta it was time to spend my tax return on some recurrent training. After all, it's been a while since I've had any proper flying. So today I packed up my books, headset and dust-covered logbook and paid a visit to the kind folks at Chinook at CYXX.

Spent some time doing a little bit of confine work north of the aerodrome. Certainly rusty on my recce, but could've been worse. My Mrs. rode along in the back for this leg, then once we got back to the aerodrome we punted her out so I could go get my ass whipped doing emergency training.

Couple of helmet fires here, but after some repeated drilling I got the fires contained... Now, here's the annoyance of the human brain (or my shrivelled version thereof): LAST time I did company training and PPC, my hydraulics failure and stuck left pedal at hover training went fine, however my autos were barely adequate. This time, I was an over controlling buffoon on my hydraulics and stuck pedals, but the full-down autos were a snap. At any rate, at least I remember how to fly.

Anyways, it was awesome to fly again, and when I head out on my employment road trip in a couple days I'll at least feel a little more confident in climbing in a 44. Canada's heli market seems to be picking up, and fires are starting to burn already - hopefully some holes will open up for us low time broom jockeys.

Fly safe,

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:05 PM   #5380
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Anyways, it was awesome to fly again, and when I head out on my employment road trip in a couple days I'll at least feel a little more confident in climbing in a 44. Canada's heli market seems to be picking up, and fires are starting to burn already - hopefully some holes will open up for us low time broom jockeys.

Fly safe,

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Best of good fortune in finding a good paying job.

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Old 05-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #5381
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Anyways, it was awesome to fly again, and when I head out on my employment road trip in a couple days I'll at least feel a little more confident in climbing in a 44. Canada's heli market seems to be picking up, and fires are starting to burn already - hopefully some holes will open up for us low time broom jockeys.

Fly safe,

D.
Good luck with the search Dude. I know it sucks...We've all been there.

If you can try to get a couple of other things going for you that a potential employer might look for. Get a first aid ticket, maybe an airbrake cert, anything that will make you more useful to them besides flying.

The bad news is that Vancouver is a tough spot to be when looking for work. The best chance you can give yourself is to figure out who is the most likely to get you going, then move into their hood. Be available, but not a pain in the ass.

PM me if you like, I've got lots of time for this kind of stuff. It's been 22 years in this game, but it feels like just yesterday that I was looking for my first gig.

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Old 05-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #5382
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Best of good fortune in finding a good paying job.

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Thanks. I'd be happy for a bad paying job, so long as I get a chance to fly.



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Old 05-16-2012, 10:17 AM   #5383
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Thanks. I'd be happy for a bad paying job, so long as I get a chance to fly.



Wierdo - PM incoming...

Don't sell yorself short either. There are some "hour building" deals out there that have guys flying for free. I know getting those hours is so important, but I can't stand to see people being used like that.

The oil patch is hot these days. Pilot operators make good cash and get some decent flying in too. Look to Airborne Energy Solutions out of Whitecourt. Aerial Recon out of Calgary. Ridge Rotors out in Tumbler. Shunda in Rocky Mountain House. Anybody the operates R22 or 44's around Fort Mac.

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Old 05-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #5384
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Seen near Timmins. Can't be to efficient hauling around a 400 lb belly tank with your bucket.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:41 PM   #5385
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bucket for spot fires, belly tank with AFF for larger spread areas?
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