Category Archives: Helicopter Flyways

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Lost at Sea

I recently had the sad task to fly low over the Philippine sea in an attempt to find 5 men in a small raft. A yacht had gone missing several weeks before in a typhoon. The official search had been called … Continue reading

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Typhoon Hagupit: What lessons learned?

Typhoon Haiyan killed over 7000 people in the eastern Philippines just a little over a year ago. In my last two posts I had wondered out loud if the Filipinos had learned any lessons or if they were going to … Continue reading

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Provincial Helicopters Blade Tracking Exercise

I’ve lately been involved in three helicopter “return to service” projects requiring blade tracking and balancing and have heard different versions of how this needs to be carried out. So I decided to follow along with a no-nonsense Canadian helicopter … Continue reading

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International Helicopter Finance 2013 London

Winner of the BAFTA for Best Actor goes to…. Actually I was going to compare the speakers to winners of the popular British Academy Film awards but after the first couple of rounds I decided these performances were closer to … Continue reading

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Cory, Kelly, Jens and the Continuance

What makes a good flight school? Good location, good prices, good equipment but most of all good instructors. What makes a good instructor? That may be a little tougher to determine. From the first time I walked into the busy … Continue reading

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CHC Safety & Quality Summit 2011

CHC SUMMIT HISTORY 2005 Prague__Employees Only 2006 Vancouver__Open to Public for first time 2007 Vancouver Fairmont Hotel 2008 Vancouver Fairmont Hotel 2009 Vancouver Fairmont Hotel 2010 Vancouver Westin Bayshore Resort 2011 Vancouver Westin Bayshore Resort This year’s Summit attracted over … Continue reading

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CHC 2010 Safety Summit Vancouver

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the 2010 CHC Safety and Quality Summit. I think this was the biggest event ever and the most well attended. I certainly enjoyed this years presentations as safety management finally seems to be … Continue reading

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