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Old 24th Feb 2017, 17:16
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21,000 Hrs!

Calgary based Helicopter Pilot passes 21000 Hrs!

https://www.verticalmag.com/news/cal...utm_content=V1
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 18:14
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Wow, well done Sir!
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 18:20
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Well done!
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 18:20
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I stopped (never say never though) at 11,000 ish. Well done!
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 18:33
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Amazing! After 9 years, i am struggling to pass the 800 hours mark! Maybe he can pass 1000h...
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 18:44
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Hats off to him. Some people just keep going. We had a guy in Eket who made 30,000 hours before he retired. Amazing.

NEO
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 19:02
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I've got 21,000 hours sitting in FBOs if that counts.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 20:25
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Bravo Zulu Richard.
We have a pilot with the company I work with, passed the 30,000 mark a while ago. Thought I was high time with my 16,800ish. Just a baby pilot really....
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 20:49
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Newfie,

Funny after all these years we are only 200 hours apart.
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 22:07
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That's really good. I'm still sad that having neither American licences i had to stop flying at 65 with a bit more than 20,000. I was lucky to be able to continue working in aviation until I was 70, but I'd still like to get back to an aviation-related job
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Old 24th Feb 2017, 22:38
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soggy,

If being senile counts as flying you still are !

Not far behind you........

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Old 24th Feb 2017, 23:02
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Hi Gordy,
Hope all's well in the new Utopia that is Trumpworld. Yep can sure rack those hrs up flying utility with a good company in Canada. 15 yrs now with this company, lucky some years our winter work is on par with the busy summers. Especially when drills were turning. Things seem on the up here, survey birds starting to fly and drills starting to turn. Been going steady all last year again with regular tours.
Told the missus 20thou hrs or sixty which ever comes first and I'm done....SSSh, don't tell her, don't know no better so will crack on medical permitting. See you brought a boat mate....bloody hel, you used to be Kipper Fleet looking for the damn things, not sailing them. Be safe matey, here's to another busy year. Regards to Her In Doors....
Newfie.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 00:04
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Well done Richard

I retired at 62 with 22,500 but not the quality of flying that Richard did

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Old 25th Feb 2017, 00:19
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Yes Sir the forum name fits...I for sure tip my hat to you....62/22500hrs, not too shabby.
Hopefully this thread will motivate the young pups just coming out of flight school. Sure things aren't the same in theses times but it can be done A La career in this industry.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 01:23
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Newfie

Yes on the boat, 34' cruising yacht, sails ready for when I need to get out fast.... We are on the 2020 retirement plan..... upgrade to a catamaran and sail the world, (slowly if we get out of the Caribbean). And yep, Kipper fleet was fun while the cold war lasted---all the Nimrods grounded now.

Life is good here, I fly less and mentor more now. Hiring younger kids in the 2500-3000 hour range and "interning" them. Utility work slowly on the rise as the electric grid system is needing to be expanded.

Say hi to SWeMBO, and hats off to the 20,000 hour guys.
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 02:19
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Errrrrr.....Gordy....sailboats and fast are mutually exclusive concepts. You mind yer Missus and there will be no need to "escape".

If you want that Cat.....friend has a really nice Power Cat for sale....call the "Seaveyor".

I have cast a squinted eye towards it myself.


Well Done that Man....over fifty years of flying helicopters.....now that just ain't right!
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 02:59
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Arghhhhh SAS,

You know me too well. I am slowly converting back to my slow paced life... Once again I will not own a pair of shoes or long pants. There is an exhilaration of gaining an extra knot when keeled over at 35 degrees, while trying to not spill SWeMBO's cocktail.....

Need to get you on "Merry Time" sometime, ifen not, I am sure you will visit us on the Cat....
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 05:58
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You buy a big Cat....and I will move aboard and stand wheel watches for you!
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 06:08
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You buy a big Cat....and I will move aboard and stand wheel watches for you!
Deal....current front runner is the Bali 4.3 followed closely by the Leopard 45. Google is your friend....
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Old 25th Feb 2017, 20:51
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Good going all you high-timers . Top tip to the youngsters - if you're chasing similar figures don't go into HEMS. My 8.5 years with Bond - mostly HEMS with some lighthouse and a little police work thrown in, followed by IRI/TRI/TRE - produced the princely total of 1100 hours. Good quality flying with loadsa landings, but low total time.

In the 2 years I've been in my current, post-age-60 job I've managed 10% more flying hours than in all my time with Bond. Most of it below 100ft agl, in an aircraft with 2 donks but still having 2.5mins single-engine hover performance from soon after take-off.

...and I get paid to do it
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