As my moniker implies, I'm a retired Airborne Law Enforcement type. After a few years of being retired, I'm going after my IFR helo rating and wanted to ask some advice as to the various training programs.
I will train in SoCal, and some programs offer all training while actually flying and others do some simulator training. I have noticed that in some HEMS job ads, that the various companies seem to restrict the amount of hours an applicant can have on a simulator. Is this the case for your specific employer?
My goal is to be hired as a HEMS Pilot somewhere in the Southwestern U.S., if possible. I have about 2,300 hrs turbine time in an EC-120 and 200 hrs. in R-22s and AStars.
Anyway, I don't want to start the training with simulator time, if that sort of training won't count when it comes to the hiring process.
Thank you, in advance for any opinions or advice.