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CaptainDune last won the day on October 7 2011

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  1. 3250 a month first season. 3750 second.
  2. Just curious what your story is for breaking into the utility side, or more specifically, the fire side. Just curious of other peoples experiences. Maybe it will help someone else out along the line!
  3. Oops, fixed my typo, thanks for pointing that out.
  4. Sorry to revive an old topic, but I am still in search of anybody who has worked the utility/charter side of this company. Just trying to learn a bit more about them before I start making calls and dropping off resumes to the chief! Thanks guys.
  5. No, not asking about the HEMS spot, I don't want to do HEMS just yet, I would like to fly a bit more than that still. I was more interested in their utility side of things. When you say Indian contracts do you mean contracts out on the Rez? What type of contracts? Any info at all to their helicopter operations other than instruction would be greatly appreciated. As far as opinions on the internet, why are you a member of a forum that has ONLY opinions in it? I don't see the harm in asking around about a company that I may be interested in. If someone was interested in a company that I h
  6. Hey all, Curious if anyone has any first hand experience with Air West in Glendale, AZ. It is a company that I have heard mixed things about as far as pay, contracts etc. etc. Right now I am just curious because I am trying to make plans for where I might want to go at the end of this tour season if I decide not to do more. I'm curious about the contract and charter side of Air West and not really the instruction side. Just general information on how the company is to work for, or what you have heard is fine. If you don't want to post it publicly, I can understand, PM me your thoughts a
  7. No. It is and always has been the guy or girl who calls your prospective employer and recommends you. I would like to see ANYONE out there that says 50 hours turbine with your mighty 200-300 hours is the defining factor on being hired. Or, I would like to hear operators like Ditch tours or TEMSCO say that 50 hours puts you at the top of the list. It is a waste of money period, even if its not yours. To those choosing to do turbine w/ GI money. Keep in mind that they are cutting the armed forced by almost 20%, there is a huge spending problem, and you getting your rocks off in a
  8. It's a difficult industry to break into sometimes, but its worth it. Just feel them out and unless you're desperate for time, i wouldn't pay for it.
  9. Thanks for all the input guys. I think Logbook Pro might just be worth dropping the cash. As much as I wanted to be cheap, I guess if I'm gonna do this work to make the entries, I might as well dole out the cash for a good program.
  10. Yea, don't get me wrong, nothing replaces the paperbacks. I am just looking to start it early for the same reasons you listed. I have downloaded it and got the 50 free entries put in. I do like the program, I am just wondering if I lose my computer, do I lose all this work too unless I pay for the cloud backup? Thanks for the info, it looks like I'll be going with this one. I haven't been able to find an option to sort by tail number though.
  11. What is the deal with logbook pro? It seems like it is subscription based, and it is awfully pricey. How easy is it to log each flight? I would have to backdate roughly 600 flights. Finally, where is the information stored or backed up?
  12. So basically I have been searching for a cheap, or free, electronic logbook. I would prefer something on excell, I have seen the cheappilot.com and I like the features on it a lot. however, it seems as the website has gone down and the one I got a while ago keeps saying something about macros not working. I'm not great with excell so I don't know what that means or how to fix it. Anyway, I have misplaced that spreadsheet since then, so it's all irrelevant anyway. Does anyone have something they could send me or point me in the right direction? Things I am looking for: 1) Obviosly th
  13. It was a cool day trip for sure. They shipped a few of us instructors up as well
  14. Probably a quote that every aspiring pilot needs to look at. The deception is that Helo pilots make bank, not so much in terms of actual $$$ in your wallet. Hell, ask ANY CFI on the planet what they make, haha.
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