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by helicopterray
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: E license after M training
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: E license after M training

I worked with an M licensed AME who went back to school for E license training. I also know an E licensed guy who is working hangar maintenance towards his M license. If a person gets both M1 and M2 licenses, you are automatically qualified to sign out S and E work as well. However, your AMO not rec...
by helicopterray
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?

There's a shortage of 'experienced and qualified' AME's. How to get to that point is a bit of a struggle.
by helicopterray
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME Associations
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: AME Associations

I've been a member for over 20 years. Used to attend all the trade shows, training seminars.
Last few years, been watching the membership drop right off, trade shows cancelled due to lack of interest, etc.
Don't know why. It appears AMEs are giving up on anyone trying to speak on our behalf.
by helicopterray
Tue May 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you have to snag intermittent problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 1632

Re: Do you have to snag intermittent problems?

If you notice an intermittent vibration, please report that. It can lead to a worse vibration if left unchecked.
by helicopterray
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Thoughts on Repair Tech add
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Thoughts on Repair Tech add

I saw that ad, and also thought the numbers were seriously out of line.
by helicopterray
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Top Paid AMEs
Replies: 38
Views: 8208

Re: Top Paid AMEs

There's never any mention of the helicopter side of things either. And extremely tough to give a blanket answer, with variables such as bush pay and flight pay. The smaller outfits tend to pay better than the bigger outfits, with less overhead.
by helicopterray
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: KENTING
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: KENTING

My former bosses were from Kenting, but sadly, they have passed on.
by helicopterray
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Free Money Management Advice.
Replies: 58
Views: 4255

Re: Free Money Management Advice.

1) Work OT. That's a good point, but right now my kids are young and I'm on track financially so why work so hard, giving half my money to the government, I would like to point out that we have a progressive tax rate in Canada, and I don't believe anyone in aviation is ever going to be paying 'half...
by helicopterray
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: PRM+other hat's for $30 a/hr??
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: PRM+other hat's for $30 a/hr??

I'm in the lower mainland. It's not for me, but there's lots getting paid peanuts on the fixed wing side that will jump at that.
I've seen lots of ads over the years that make you shake your head, but someone always ends up taking these positions.
by helicopterray
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: PRM+other hat's for $30 a/hr??
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: PRM+other hat's for $30 a/hr??

There's lots that will jump at that opportunity.
by helicopterray
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Stickies aren’t going to get you employees.
Replies: 24
Views: 3250

Re: Stickies aren’t going to get you employees.

Maybe someone who is an AME could let us know what their average salary might be in the initial stages after getting their licenses
On the helicopter side, an apprentice right out of school will make around $17/hour. Moving up to about $24/hour in 2 years when licensed.
by helicopterray
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how do you start a new logbook?
Replies: 13
Views: 1402

Re: how do you start a new logbook?

One of the things I also do, as an AME, is record when the last inspection was carried out.
by helicopterray
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: contact cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 3700

Re: contact cleaner

LPS also make a CFC Free contact cleaner that I use. It's better around plastics.

http://www.lpslabs.com/product-details/586
by helicopterray
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mitts, Gloves, Boots, Coats for the North?
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: Mitts, Gloves, Boots, Coats for the North?

Wear layers.
I use Helly Hansen cover-alls. With a sweater underneath. T-shirt under that.
Sorel boots. Arctic series rated for -40.
I've worked at temps down to -46, and it was survivable.
by helicopterray
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Name
Replies: 1
Views: 679

Re: Name

Top right corner, where your name is. Click on that and edit profile. Change name or delete account.
by helicopterray
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: a problem with compass swing
Replies: 27
Views: 5213

Re: a problem with compass swing

Check that the compass mounting screws are brass or stainless, and not steel screws. Or steel screws spray painted black...
by helicopterray
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ink argument
Replies: 33
Views: 5492

Re: ink argument

Before CARS, we had the Air Nav Orders and the Air Regulations Manual. The Air Regs used to state the use of black or blue pens only.
This was deleted with the introduction of CARS.
by helicopterray
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Flair Airlines is hiring AMEs!
Replies: 7
Views: 3667

Re: Flair Airlines is hiring AMEs!

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
$25-37/hour - M2 or M1/Skilled Apprentice
by helicopterray
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Flair Airlines is hiring AMEs!
Replies: 7
Views: 3667

Re: Flair Airlines is hiring AMEs!

The salary range is posted on the job ad.
by helicopterray
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Logbook question: Accessory Gear Boxes (AVI)
Replies: 1
Views: 1894

Re: Logbook question: Accessory Gear Boxes (AVI)

Ask the AME who will be signing out your log book.
by helicopterray
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Oil Analysis
Replies: 10
Views: 3135

Re: Oil Analysis

We've been using these guys: http://www.spectro-oil.com/ As mentioned, oil samples are used for trend analysis. Compare each sample with the previous one to see an abnormal spike in any of the metallic particles to see what's breaking down. You can order a pre-paid kit. Fill out the info for the eng...
by helicopterray
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Few questions regarding to AME hiring process
Replies: 1
Views: 1517

Re: Few questions regarding to AME hiring process

For large companies, such as AC, they get so many applicants on a regular basis that they cannot respond to each individual person unless they are proceeding with the application. In your case, they are probably going through the vetting process now, so if a position should open up, you can step rig...

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