I am one of the few that made the transition to the airline world and realized it isn't for me. I have about 1300 rotorwing hours and could use some pointers on who will hire with hours like that. I am in Arizona, and that does make it tough, so does anyone know of anyone hiring in that area? No CFI and no Robbies, please.
I am open to contract work too, such as firefighting or general utility. I have a military background with appropriate type ratings.
I appreciate any help.
Id look into flying offshore with RLC; shouldnt have any issues getting hired with your hours and they are constantly hiring. The pay and benefits are significantly less than what Bristow, PHI and ERA offer but it is a great opportunity to build hours offshore and in the B206L, B407, and S76. They will want a 2 year commitment but after that you should have no problems getting on with one of the larger companies.
For frame of reference, RLC should be offering a base salary around $58k. The other big 3, depending on experience, $65-$82k for small ship PIC. RON offshore pay, training pay, work-over/holiday pay and 401k contributions can significantly add to that.