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  1. You’re asking a bunch of pilots who fly to rigs for their living, to help you research a way to fly their cargo to the rig without them. Man I’m surprised you haven’t gotten more help!
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  2. Today’s selection. I got Guns Babyyyyyy
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  3. The longer tail boom length is also a factor in the difference between the two. The more hours you spend flying the 44 the easier it will get.
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  4. Shredding threads is a common problem on forums these days. However one helicopter you might consider is the Alouette II. The rear seats fold up and it's performance is more than adequate for what you are asking. For what you are suggesting I doubt anyone is going to charge you when rendering emergency assistance. Just keep in mind that you can't charge for your service or attempt any type of compensation. If you need any info on the Alouette, PM me and I'll be happy to provide you with what I have.
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  5. I'll be in 021 with you.
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  6. Speaking from experience I would venture that the odds of one of the residents complaining are pretty high. That can lead to the local police getting calls and responding. In some cases depending on local ordinances (noise, disturbing the peace, etc.) they can issue citations and it all goes downhill from there. You may get lucky and everybody will enjoy the novelty.
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  7. I figured it out just by looking it up on google a bunch of times then letting my recruiter know, it definitely wasn’t obvious. As long as your packet is board ready, it should just be a wait, at least that is the situation for me. Places where you might find more info is the pages directly relating to the timeline as a whole. I’m not great at navigating this site but ill give what advice I can.
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  8. I can login and see if you want
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  9. Stats look about average, not bad but nothing special. Check through everything for proper completion, adherence to the directed standards and proper spelling/grammar/structure. It might have been a competitive board or a board with fewer selectees and the little details like that can make all the difference. Make sure your resume accurately reflects everything you've done and your essay is actually applicable to you personally and can't just have the name changed and apply to anyone trying to be a warrant officer.
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  10. I was wrong. Finally got the vid to play. Good call. Edit: ROC-V is getting tough these days. LoL
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  11. It seems that many that aren't selected first look, make it on their second submission. This is my second look, so we'll see. Keep your head up, improve where you can, and drive on.
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  12. Have a think about how much you need to make to keep yourself in business. Perhaps a daily standing charge, to cover the time spent waiting for them to use you and you are unavailable for any other work, plus an hourly rate for when they do use you. Quoting by the mile can be difficult, they might say there are 280 miles to survey, you put in a total price, and they find a bunch of extra lines to look at for free. If you wanted a rolling cost per mile, how are you going to measure it? When we were doing powerlines, we won the tender by having a sensible price, backed up with Quality
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  13. The Boing article stats start in 2019. That means pre-COVID. The airline business tanked this year furloughing hundreds, if not thousands of pilots and, a lot of them were experienced helo pilots who made the jump to the airlines pre-2020. Guess what, those experienced guys just went back to the helo business taking back jobs from the lesser experienced pool that remained. Hence, why you haven’t seen total time requirements decline. So in 2020, you had greater numbers of available experienced pilots in a shrinking industry. No shortage. The SUU article comes from a flight school. They sel
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  14. Opposite story as of mine, I was asked to join helicopters by my girlfriend and family. As they knew one day I'll make them proud!!
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  15. I know of more than ten that have transferred to the Air Force alone. It’s something to consider.
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  16. Just wait for your basic date, my friend. You won't regret it.
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  17. Yep totally am, because all these side gigs keep me from being proficient and as good at my job as i feel I can be. The sharp memos I write wont get me killed but there is more importance placed on it than me learning my profession tells me that the focus in this particular organization is wrong. 3 fatalities so far of people whom I met/recognized during my time at flight school and Ive only been out a little over a year. For the ones that were pilot error it makes me sad to think that they put that kind of focus on things that dont make us better at the job and if they had would some of those
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  18. The 160th isn't a career stepping stone for FCD or any other unit. In fact, both units do vastly different missions, but nothing further needs to be discussed about them in this venue. You can't accept an assignment to the 160th causually, it will easily consume 6 years of your career and thats if you leave the unit as soon as your ADSO is completed. Keep in mind that it takes about 4 years to become really profficient at your job here. Once you get to that level, most don't want to leave and start again somewhere else. Same goes for guys/gals who become BN SPs in a particular community, start
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  19. My instructor built one in the 90's and flew it. He said it flew great.....but..and a very big BUT.....the engine was prone to seizure. It is very hard to get the 2 stroke jetted properly and the engine would just suddeny stop without warning. After his third auto due to a seized engine, he decided he did not want to die and got rid of it. A 2 stroke gets it's lubrication from the fuel/oil. It is a bad application for a helo because the engine always runs at 100%. (High rpm) So when you lower the collective, the engine is still running at full rpm but the fuel flow goes down and so do
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