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nightsta1ker

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  1. The only way to fly helicopter simulators on anything close to a real level you need usb helicopter controls. There are several companies that make them. None of them are cheap.
  2. There are a remarkable number of terrible people on the internet. Some of them might even be actual helicopter pilots. I avoid social media like the plague after some innocuous comments got taken way out of hand. Deleted myself from all the facebook pilot groups. I keep it pretty light and un-opinionated these days and just try to keep a low profile. I feel like this industry has been so oversaturated with pilots for so long people legitimately want to see others fail, rather than help each other be better. At least, that's how it seems online. In real life I have had the extreme pleasur
  3. They wont let you use the LOA unless you are a signatory. As long as you are familiar with roads and landmarks they can give you routing info. I suggest you call McCarran tower ahead of time and let them know when you will be there and what you would like to do.
  4. I passed one in 2013 and was on a Speciall Issuance for 3 years. Needed to get a 24 hour urine collection and x-rays as well as written diagnosis from a urologist prior to my annual class 2 physical. Finally after 3 years being stone free, they dropped it. Avbug gave me good advice then too and I appreciate it. I agree with him about that AME. Find another one. Another thing that helped me expedite the reinstatement of my medical was AOPA pilot protection. Worth every penny and literally a phone call away from getting immediate action taken on my file. I got an email with my special is
  5. I'm kinda confused about the expected progression here. What kind of work prepares you for EMS? Flying tours and the gulf doesn't. Flying Utility maybe has some parallels but as far as making weather decisions and flying at night with NVG's etc, not really. I would say the only thing that really prepares you for EMS is flying EMS. Not even the military seems to prepare you for the EMS industry (sure you may have loads of goggle time but how much time do you have flying as a solo PIC coming out of the military? Chances are that's a big fat zero). How do you get that experience without do
  6. Someone needs a nice tall glass of chilltheFout. I've never gotten a thousand dollar tip, but I've made $1000 in tips in a day flying the canyon. That was an unusually good day, but it happens occasionally. I believe your story Eric. Haterz gonna hate.
  7. Don't worry. It doesn't get any better anywhere else in this industry.
  8. This kind of critique is exactly why I don't post videos anymore. You just open yourself up to every pilot who thinks they "know better" and nitpick every little thing you do.
  9. Don't let that enthusiasm wane as you dive into this industry. My love for these machines is all that keeps me going sometimes.
  10. Is it a good way to meet them? Yes. Is it a good way to date them? Heck no! But by the time you are done with your tour you won’t want to anyway 99.9% of the time. Just remember when you see a pretty girl: somebody somewhere is completely fed up with her $#!T.
  11. What are you planning to do with this aircraft?
  12. Save a life and lose your license! Unless youre in Alaska. Anything goes in Alaska.
  13. Contact Ron Abbott at Helicopterhelmets.com and he will get you squared away. Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with them.
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