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  1. I applied approximately 2 months before retirement and they gave me a base and class date. I had been watching this particular company for approximately 18 months prior to retirement and as someone already mentioned these positions come and go frequently. Of course that could have a lot to do with the company and the base locations as well. Fortunately my desired locations turnover often. That turnover rate also allowed me to transfer to my desired location within a couple of months as well. Good Luck.
  2. I could do the rest of my career at night! Not only less people flying but more importantly less people at the office! Bit of an introvert...
  3. I saw those photos as well and the same idea came to mind. The 60A had a cheap looking cockpit poster that was handy for learning what was where in the cockpit. Great tool for familiarization. Thanks for the response Pig! Now how do I get rid of those repeat topics?
  4. Can anyone give me some direction on where I can get a cockpit training poster for the M model 60? Thanks!
  5. Can anyone give me some direction on where I can get a cockpit training poster for the M model 60? Thanks!
  6. Can anyone give me some direction on where I can get a cockpit training poster for the M model 60? Thanks!
  7. Can anyone give me some direction on where I can get a cockpit training poster for the M model 60? Thanks!
  8. After all your hard work Lindsey you must be in an "OGE HIGH" right now! Congratulations!!
  9. I have encountered the start of ground resonance approximately 5 times while landing the Astar and resolved it every time by promptly putting the collective full down. On one occasion it occurred while running on to a washboard runway while doing a hydraulics off landing. That one got exceptionally bad yet it immediately stopped once the collective was full down. I know this goes against the grain of what we have all been taught but it works. If it ever fails me I would immediately pick the aircraft up.
  10. Considering the current state of affairs in the world economy on top of the history of making it in this business I would recommend against taking on this career move especially with a family in tow. Having said that, I also understand the drive that can build within oneself when it comes to the desire to fly helicopters. If you elect to pursue this don't jump in all at once! Work towards the private preferably without loans and continue to monitor the industry as you do so. It things start to look promising then pick up the pace if not then stay on pace or bail out with as minimal loss as possible. Even if things pick up in the industry be aware this will be a tuff row to hoe! Don't allow yourself to chase a dream at the expense of the well being of your family. We all like to believe that nothing is impossible, but some times we just have to be realistic. Even with the personal drive, commitment and resources an individual can lay on the table it may still not be enough to overcome a hard to break into industry within a worsening economy. Good luck either way!
  11. Mike That's been done already. Just trying to get ahead of the game by hopefully finding someone who has experienced this issue. Save a little troubleshooting tme and learn something about the aircraft at the same time. Thanks
  12. The rigging is different with the 2B1. I'm sure there's a worn part or two as well. I'm hoping to find someone who's replaced some of those parts before so we can hopefully save some time troubleshooting. A flame out from fly to idle in the hawk. That would be slightly out of rig.
  13. We've had fuel coking occur several times with the arriel 2b and the 2b1 engines in Arizona. We have been cranking the engine for10 seconds following shutdown to clear all of the fuel from the slinger. Appears to be working. There is also an additive that turbomeca recommends but I can't remember the name of it at the moment. If you're interested in the additive let me know and I'll get the info for you.
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