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  1. AVBUG, I don't disagree with you. I tried my best to be a good "new hire". But here is exactly what happened. The chains of events were purely a product of circumstance, and I promise you that I didn't try to leverage anything. I had to look out for my best interests while also maintaining professionalism. Here is what happened: I applied for both jobs about the same time. Job TWO took my information, and I heard nothing back. Job ONE asked me to fly in for an interview. The interview went well, and they offered me a job. I hadn't heard anything back from job TWO in three weeks, so I told jo
  2. So I was VERY active on these forums when I was looking for a job. Thank you to EVERYONE who had little nuggets of wisdom for me in the job hunt. I got a job a few months back, and I wanted to pay it forward. So here is what I learned. 1) Follow-ups: If you know ANYONE at a school, try to get a contact name, or just tell your friend that you submitted your resume. It will at the very least get your resume an extra 7.5 seconds with the boss man. 2) "Be a Bro": Companies need your resume to meet certain thresholds, but being able to mesh with the other employees is important. Don't be a di
  3. Thanks iChris! This is exactly what I needed to find out. Too bad I forgot to check my post before I went in my job interview... womp womp.
  4. I just want to double-tap what butters said for emphasis... 25 hours can be taken from R22 time to obtain your 50 hours PIC requirement for the R44. BUT!! You need 50 Hours in the R22 to get the R22 endorsement itself. No R44 time can count. It might be a significant cost difference while taking this into consideration. All performance debates aside, the cost alone might prohibit you. --I dont have my FAR right in front of me, feel free to correct--
  5. Hey guys. Can anyone point me in the right direction "for a friend of mine" who is transferring from the UK to the US and wants to convert his certificate? I am in charge of finding a good training plan for him. I've never done anything like this, so any references, websites, etc would be great. I don't mind doing the work myself, but I get stuck on where to look. -Current PPL rotorcraft from UK CAA. -US Citizen -112 hours in R44, but only 47 hrs PIC (weird...) -24 hrs XC, 22 hrs Hood. -Wants to pursue instrument rating Heres what I am thinking he needs to do: 1) CAA to FAA PPL conversion
  6. Spike- Can you shoot me a link to the rotor annual? I cant seem to find it.
  7. Just a quick update- I took a little vacation with my girlfriend to Portland. I emailed/called 6 operators in the area. 3 got back to me- 1 great phone call, 2 great meetings. No one offered me a job (they werent hiring, and they have a good pool to hire from right now... all reasonable answers), but I got a lot of great insight. Second thing- One of the Chief Pilots I spoke to made a specific point that they do a little social media research on their candidates (to include Facebook and FORUMS). They dont want a guy spouting off negativity/violation stories/badmouthing companies. So new guys
  8. Well first off, I feel your pain. Just got my CFII and facing the reality of few job openings. That being said... 1) If its your passion, it will always be your passion. I would start looking/networking now, and dont give it up. From the Harvard Business Reviews Top 10 "must-reads" (that I just read a half hour ago): "Many leaders are trying so hard to establish themselves in the world that they leave little time for self-exploration. They strive to achieve sucess in tangible ways that are recognized in the external world- money, power, status. Often their drive enables them to be profe
  9. Fred. What ever came of this? Im in a similar spot, and id love to hear any lessons learned.
  10. Wanted to go, but had to work... No way around it unfortunately.
  11. Welp, CFII complete over here. Now the real challenge starts: Finding a job in a place thats worth living in, where I wouldn't be stuck flying 90 hours a year. So, I've come to the conclusion that a road trip is best. Drive to every place in the region, give them a hard copy, and schmooze. But here is the problem: How do you get in contact with these people prior to visiting? Ive emailed a few ("Hello X I will be visiting your area on 12 DEC, I was looking to meet up with you and talk about the school..."), but haven't gotten any significant responses. So it comes down to networking... T
  12. An EFC on an IFR flight plan is pretty much just a promise from ATC of when they plan to forget about you completely. "ABC center, Copter 12345 still holding over the ABC VORTAC" "Copter 12345 who handed you into my airspace?" "This is Copter 12345, we've been talking to you for 45 minutes..."
  13. Do take that military equivalency exam. If you come out of the Army after a mid-range career with 1000/1200 hours, you can go right into a tour gig or maybe get lucky doing something with a little pay. Unless you want to start from scratch and pay for it all yourself?? I dont even see a reason not to take it (even though its a little shady at the testing facility... Ok students- heres the answers! cash only! leave ASAP and dont talk to anyone about this!).
  14. Honestly though, for what you get, I think RHC is cutting you a pretty good deal. Aviation instruction from seasoned pilots, a 1.0 on the Hobbs, some real in-depth knowledge, and most importantly: Free donuts every morning...
  15. My friends and I have always been into snowboarding, and there is a great scene about Heli-Ski ops up in Canada in the Art of Flight series. Heres a chunk of it... At my flight school, they end up using this to familiarize students with icing and mountain flying, explaining how fast weather can come in. One guy said that the pilot got fired for all of the things that went wrong (and his blade-deice technique). Now, everyone carries on the story that "If you fly into bad weather, you're going to get fired". I just want to know if anyone knows for sure if the guy Ken got in any real t
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