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HAC Membership and Associate Renewals Are Due September 1, 2014 for Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 2015.

HAC Application Categories Have Changed

Please View the Changes to Determine the Applicable Application Form






HAC Welcomes New Members


New HAC Associates:


Advanced Composite Structures Inc.
Winnipeg, MB


Confederation College
Thunder Bay, ON


MP2B Assurance
Laval, Quebec


Spider Tracks Limited
Auckland New Zealand



New Operator Members:


Helicopters Canada/1378770 Ontario Inc.

North Bay, ON


Helicopter Transport Services (Canada) Inc.
Carp, ON


Provincial Helicopters Ltd.
Lac Du Bonnet, MB



New Individual Members:


Paul F. Whitten Sr.
San Diego, CA




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Small Operators SAVE BIG at the Montreal November 7-9 2014 Convention


Operators with three or fewer aircraft save $100 on our already-low Early-Bird Convention rate – but you must renew your HAC Membership or become an HAC member AND register for the Convention by August 31 2014 to take advantage of this offer - $295. It doesn't get any better…

New to HAC? NEW Operator-members with three or fewer aircraft, save even bigger...

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HAC Board Reviews Helicopter Pilots Model Code of Conduct


HAC's Board recently reviewed the Helicopter Pilots Model Code of Conduct, released late last year the by the Permenant Editorial Board of the Aviatiors Model Code of Conduct. Members interested in developing a Code of Conduct for their own pilots are encouraged to review the document. The document can be found here.


HAC Group Insurance Plan Now Able to Offer Optional Loss of License Coverage


We are pleased to announce that HAC's Group Plan with AON Hewitt, is now able to accommodate Pilot's Loss of License insurance quotes through Hunter McCorquodale.

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NEW IHST Safety Videos Now Available!


Make them part of your Annual Recurrent Training! More fun than "Hydraulics Off", and less stressful, too!

For example:

• Helicopter Pilot Decision Making
• Flying in Flat Light
• Surviving the Wires Environment
• Passenger Management for Helicopter Pilots and their Passengers (in English & French)
• Low Flying in the Wire Environment

Watch them all – and more, HERE:


HAC makes a second submission on Aerodromes

Read the first submission, if you missed it in the last newsletter, and read the latest submission.

Why this is important: Currently, there is no requirement to consult with local land use authorities, before establishing a helipad or heliport in Canada,but Transport Canada is preparing to impose one. In fact, it sounds to HAC like the Minister may be preparing to impose a requirement to seek approval from local land use authorities. HAC believes that this would be inconsistent with the Federal government's exclusive jurisdiction over Aeronautics.


HAC's Template Offers of Employment Generating a Buzz

HAC has recently developed Template Offers of Employment for Permanent Full-Time Employees; Fixed-Term Full-Time Employees; Contract Employees; and a Template Averaging Agreement. The Agreements were developed by a team of volunteer operator-members and with the support of the Ottawa-based employment law firm of Emond Harnden – for the exclusive use of HAC members. The agreements are an effort to help members to avoid running afoul of Labour Canada Hours of Work regulations, and to help establish standardized contractual terms.

These agreements have generated considerable interest from members as many operators move to customize and implement these sample documents. These agreements can be found below, and are available exclusively to members through the HAC office in Word format.

Averaging Agreement

Employment Agreement - Indefinite Hire

Employment Agreement - Fixed Term

Independent Contractor Agreement




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