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Forum: Rotorheads
18th Oct 2013, 13:58
Replies: 10
Views: 5,511
Posted By mikelimapapa

This is the crash that happened a couple days ago...

This is the crash that happened a couple days ago

American expat dies in UAE helicopter crash | The National (http://www.thenational.ae/uae/american-expat-dies-in-uae-helicopter-crash)
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jun 2013, 05:37
Replies: 313
Views: 50,216
Posted By mikelimapapa

I got an email from a PHI recruiter a couple...

I got an email from a PHI recruiter a couple weeks ago, they are currently seeking Muslim pilots for Mecca and Medina. I have a feeling once they can man the bases, they will take over the rest of...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Dec 2012, 02:23
Replies: 16
Views: 3,267
Posted By mikelimapapa

3000 hrs, after 500 hrs multi cojo with the...

3000 hrs, after 500 hrs multi cojo with the company and readily available captains slots due to high turnover ;)
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Dec 2012, 17:50
Replies: 476
Views: 212,119
Posted By mikelimapapa

Does it matter? Not some place any one in their...

Does it matter? Not some place any one in their right mind would want to go to in the first place!!!!:ugh::ugh::ugh:

Guess any one in this business is a bit of a nutter...to answer your question...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2012, 18:12
Replies: 10
Views: 2,791
Posted By mikelimapapa

Yes, soul less in the aspect that is is lacking...

Yes, soul less in the aspect that is is lacking the bodies of dead hookers that haunted the previous camp :D
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Sep 2012, 04:31
Replies: 34
Views: 5,884
Posted By mikelimapapa

The way it was explained to me at the factory,...

The way it was explained to me at the factory, was that normally you use the OAT to determine your MP limit, but once you use carb heat, then you use carb temp to determine what your limit is since...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Sep 2012, 12:19
Replies: 37
Views: 10,914
Posted By mikelimapapa

Hey Spin, I guess you are right, stories of...

Hey Spin,

I guess you are right, stories of my escapades often make it back to work before I even return! Life isn't worth living, if you are not having fun!:ok:

Cheers,
Mike
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2012, 16:35
Replies: 37
Views: 10,914
Posted By mikelimapapa

Sas, Very well said, you make some excellent...

Sas,

Very well said, you make some excellent points. I've only been doing it for 2 years, but like you said, it is very much a love hate relationship.

I love the fact that my job affords me...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2012, 08:27
Replies: 37
Views: 10,914
Posted By mikelimapapa

Anywhere from 7-12k USD per month depending on...

Anywhere from 7-12k USD per month depending on what part of the world you are willing to go to
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2012, 03:40
Replies: 197
Views: 66,016
Posted By mikelimapapa

I want whatever he is smoking...it would make...

I want whatever he is smoking...it would make life here in Saudi a lot more interesting :D
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2012, 14:46
Replies: 121
Views: 41,212
Posted By mikelimapapa

Just read the previous pages of this thread,...

Just read the previous pages of this thread, nothing has changed. As for hours logged, updated my flight and duty record today, a whopping 49 hours so far this year and 23 of that was flying...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2012, 15:11
Replies: 54
Views: 12,032
Posted By mikelimapapa

I had the same thought as Sas, I fly offshore in...

I had the same thought as Sas, I fly offshore in the Middle East where safety is far from a priority, but even there we are required to have radio clearance to land on any structure, rig or boat. Is...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2012, 08:52
Replies: 197
Views: 66,016
Posted By mikelimapapa

I think Spin was referring to the fact that...

I think Spin was referring to the fact that American pilots are used to bombing around at 500ft and more relaxed regulations. Our european counterparts might balk at some of the things we get away...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Apr 2012, 20:21
Replies: 197
Views: 66,016
Posted By mikelimapapa

"They have been flooded with well qualified...

"They have been flooded with well qualified applicants and have started hiring and don't expect any difficulties in filling all positions."

I'm sorry, but I had to chuckle at that one. Of course...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2012, 03:52
Replies: 7
Views: 2,735
Posted By mikelimapapa

I have been standing next to an FAA inspector...

I have been standing next to an FAA inspector before and a blatant violation happened in clear view of both of us. I turn to him and ask, "Aren't you going to do anything?" He says, "Nah, too much...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Feb 2012, 02:34
Replies: 358
Views: 79,907
Posted By mikelimapapa

Reminds me of a former student, young guy from...

Reminds me of a former student, young guy from Alaska, who upon completion of his PPL had a look through the school's 141 syllabus. After seeing the course hours of 115, he was convinced that was...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2012, 14:25
Replies: 197
Views: 66,016
Posted By mikelimapapa

Yes, PHI is the frontrunner, but their bid is...

Yes, PHI is the frontrunner, but their bid is double what SRCA is currently paying ADA.....I don't see them opening the purse strings that much, especially considering the trouble ADA have collecting...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2012, 02:32
Replies: 197
Views: 66,016
Posted By mikelimapapa

Nobody has the contract yet, it is still in the...

Nobody has the contract yet, it is still in the bidding process.:ugh:
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jan 2012, 08:33
Replies: 476
Views: 212,119
Posted By mikelimapapa

Hush up Steve, you are going to ruin the master...

Hush up Steve, you are going to ruin the master plan. How else am I going to lure some suckers here? I need the Saudi roster to fill up so I can go back to AD;)




Hope Dubai is treating ya...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2012, 03:43
Replies: 476
Views: 212,119
Posted By mikelimapapa

Paddy, 0500 - wake up 0530 - breakfast ...

Paddy,

0500 - wake up
0530 - breakfast
0600 - local red crescent driver makes sure you are awake by impressing you with formula 1 driving skills
0630 - arrive at base(hopefully)
0630-1200 -...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2011, 20:55
Replies: 121
Views: 41,212
Posted By mikelimapapa

Aerobot, send me a pm with your email, tried...

Aerobot,

send me a pm with your email, tried responding to your questions but it didn't work.

Mike
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2011, 21:05
Replies: 121
Views: 41,212
Posted By mikelimapapa

aviation2 - it amazes me that someone with...

aviation2 - it amazes me that someone with clearly no knowledge of the operation can post a load of bullshit like its fact

As CVR stated, all 6 machines that were originally brought over are still...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2011, 16:43
Replies: 476
Views: 212,119
Posted By mikelimapapa

yes, he did start here, but didn't last very...

yes, he did start here, but didn't last very long.......surprise, surprise
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2011, 15:21
Replies: 54
Views: 7,439
Posted By mikelimapapa

1. How much confidence do you have in the system...

1. How much confidence do you have in the system you work within to deliver genuine competency?

Some, biggest problem is difference in standards between locals and expats. plus, once the company...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2011, 17:56
Replies: 251
Views: 21,697
Posted By mikelimapapa

Agree with Horror Box, SM does make valid points...

Agree with Horror Box, SM does make valid points that seem to be the root cause of most EMS accidents in the US.

The reason I started the thread is I recently read Randy Mains' book "The Golden...
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