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Re: Beginning life as an AVN-Tech, family in tow
« Reply #100 on: March 03, 2014, 21:02:07 »
Wow. Thanks for the info. Yes I am an ame. I currently work for jazz but my experience is all Helicopters. I am merrit listed and was told I would be offered a job this month (most likely). I am actually hoping for Trenton or Petawawa so we will see what happens. As for money, well ta Jazz is terrible. I took a big pay cut working here but it's only in the meantime until the CF calls.

Anyway, I am very excited. I have lots of Bell Medium experience so I hope to work on the Griffin. Fingers crossed!

If you're looking for Griffon, it'll likely be Petawawa, Bagotville, Cold Lake, Borden, Edmonton or Valcartier -- Trenton's Griffons are maintained by civilian AMEs. Canadian Helicopters maintains them, and I know our guys here make decent money -- have you looked into that?
pilot:  Number 3 engine missing.
tech: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

pilot: Aircraft handles funny.
tech: Aircraft told to straighten up, fly right and be serious

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Re: Beginning life as an AVN-Tech, family in tow
« Reply #101 on: March 04, 2014, 07:45:25 »
403 isn't a first tour posting? 
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Re: Beginning life as an AVN-Tech, family in tow
« Reply #102 on: March 04, 2014, 09:15:40 »
403 isn't a first tour posting?

I guess I missed that one. Don't think too many people end up there though, not out of Borden, anyway. Caveat -- I left Borden almost seven years ago, so things may have changed, however, our new apprentices maintain that most new people are Cold Lake and Trenton, and scattered from there.
pilot:  Number 3 engine missing.
tech: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

pilot: Aircraft handles funny.
tech: Aircraft told to straighten up, fly right and be serious

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Re: Beginning life as an AVN-Tech, family in tow
« Reply #103 on: March 28, 2014, 22:16:19 »
My stepson parades from that course next Wed., April 2, 2014 and he received final written confirmation today that he is definitely Trenton. Good thing too, cause his spouse said if it was Cold Lake, he was going by himself! LOL. They've been in PMQ's in Borden since Oct. 2012. He left 2RCR after 2.5 yrs in Gagetown.

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Re: Beginning life as an AVN-Tech, family in tow
« Reply #104 on: April 25, 2014, 11:14:24 »
Which unit did he get?
pilot:  Number 3 engine missing.
tech: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

pilot: Aircraft handles funny.
tech: Aircraft told to straighten up, fly right and be serious