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Everything posted by mudkow60

  1. Questions... 1. Why do posts have to be approved? 2. Is it only in this section? 3. Is it only me? 4. Do you censure topics, like on the "other" site?
  2. My comment was censored... hummm, what is this site becoming?
  3. Take what Butter's said with a tablespoon of margarine. I did 9 years in the Navy, and 11 in the Coast Guard (all as a helo pilot). While it was not all roses, it was some great flying, and now I make retirement bank, on top of my current gig.
  4. So... how old are you? Where are you? 60K... is that good or bad for your lifestyle? Is money your objective? Flying helicopters is a blast. It can be hard, gritty, and downright scary at times, but I would not trade it for anything. The money comes, but it takes a while. Sacrifice? Yes. Every member of the community here has to, in some way or another. I went the military route for 20 years. I liked/hated it. I very much enjoy my job now, and consider myself blessed to have landed it right after the military. Whatever route you choose, make sure it makes you happy. Me (and my
  5. Is that something you log? Is that something you NEED to log?
  6. I have done multi bladed track and balance flights during my time in the Navy. The time comes slow, but I racked up big hours doing runs on H-3's trying to get the vibes in.
  7. https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=e9c335a97e471b85&q=Helicopter+Pilot&tk=1cfscqvat33qaauu&from=ja&alid=57f4dd5e0cf27ffe3b387f1c&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts&rgtk=1cfscqvat33qaauu
  8. Flying helos is hard on your back. I'm at year 21 of continuous flying. I got an inversion table, and it saved my flying career.
  9. Keep your day job. If you really want to fly a Firehawk, come back with at least 3 to 5,000 hrs (turbine) and multiple quals.... and know somebody in the biz.
  10. Lots of hours and no down side? You might want to do some research before you hike off to see the recruiter.
  11. I flew with a buddy in the Coast Guard that went to the Cal Maritime Academy, was commissioned a Merchant Marine, and then went to flight school. Great guy and good pilot.
  12. I am starting to get the feeling that you are just a jiggly instigator, here to cause trouble and discontent.
  13. Butters, if you think there are NOT jobs out there, you are even denser than I would have thought...
  14. Jobs open for pilots with moderate hours... sorry I had to clarify.
  15. ... and desire to live in the locations posted. Not debating the tired "pilot shortage" argument, just pointing out the facts about the numbers of open positions posted.
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmN3h4rBFjk Or the Buttercopter...
  17. You seem to like to stir trouble, from what I read. You not seeing entry level jobs at Heliexpo does not necessarily equate to no jobs. Be mindful that new, young, eager pilots and crew read these posts.
  18. At HAI, I had a few friends get interviews and job offers. The jobs are out there... sometimes out there is not where one wants to take a job. Good luck. What kind of flying are you looking for, if I may ask?
  19. If you look at the EMS sites, there are LOTS of openings... the requirements are just a bit higher than what you have I suspect.
  20. There was a post here asking what agencies conduct civilian rescue operations. I was just addressing that. Guess I strayed too far from the "greatest" helicopter ever debate.
  21. I think, in the past, someone asked a question here about civilian helicopter rescues. In my new civilian job, we have had a few rescues in the short time I have been here. Great working with a well trained crew. My 2 cents...
  22. I hope it is not the case that you do not realize or appreciate the fact that the Enstrom is a far better built and, quite frankly, safe helicopter, compared to the R series.
  23. On a side note, a far superior machine to the Robbie...
  24. Unless you have no hands... then it is necessary.
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