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  1. Flight from Hampton Roads, Virginia (KPVG) to Gulf Shores, Alabama (KJKA) on 4/8/17. The flight will stop in Atlanta for a skydiving event and the opportunity to assist with this operation is available as well. Price is $1200 with a CFI and fuel. Kyle 504-444-9874 kyle@lostbayhelicopters.com
  2. If I stick with where I'm at, I most certainly will try to fly and instruct on the side. Wouldn't be a career but I suppose it would keep me flying and sharing my love of helicopters with people. It's not only the career, but also the lifestyle that attracts me. I will never leave behind flying but giving up so much to chase the dream is almost terrifying. Everyone I know tells me I'm crazy if I pursue helicopters. I just can't seem to shake my own desire to fly for a living. As, cray as risking it all sounds, I'm willing too. You only get one life. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
  3. So I'm considering switching careers and pursuing helicopters. This switch has weighed very heavily on me and I've read all the forums and posts applicable. avbug's post about loking back in 30 years hit me right in the feels.My situation is a little unique although I know many of you have gone through similar. Just looking for some career pilots to weigh in. I earned all my ratings with the GI Bill so I have no flight schools debts. After the GI Bill funds were cut, I ended up not landing a job at my flight school. I got hired in a non-aviation field and I make really good money, benefits, and lots of perks (vehicle, gas, bonus, etc.) but it's not flying and I really don't care about it. It provides financial stability. Flying is my passion. I've never really found one in my life until i found flying. Not flying is painful but also no financial stability is painful. I could still fly planes as a hobby. Helicopters as a hobby is kinda crazy. My question to you guys who know the industry is: Do I forego the money, imminent purchase of a house, and secured future, for a life in aviation. I know I have about 2 or 3 years making peanuts before I start making a decent income. In my shoes, would you do it? Knowing what you do about the industry. Knowing the risks. I know how I feel about it. Just looking for some industry insight. Cheers and fly safe! Those Vietnam pilots should be retiring any day now.
  4. So I'm considering switching careers and pursuing helicopters. This switch has weighed very heavily on me and I've read all the forums and posts applicable. avbug's post about loking back in 30 years hit me right in the feels.My situation is a little unique although I know many of you have gone through similar. Just looking for some career pilots to weigh in. I earned all my ratings with the GI Bill so I have no flight schools debts. After the GI Bill funds were cut, I ended up not landing a job at my flight school. I got hired in a non-aviation field and I make really good money, benefits, and lots of perks (vehicle, gas, bonus, etc.) but it's not flying and I really don't care about it. It provides financial stability. Flying is my passion. I've never really found one in my life until i found flying. Not flying is painful but also no financial stability is painful. My question to you guys who know the industry is: Do I forego the money, imminent purchase of a house, and secured future, for a life in aviation. I know I have about 2 or 3 years making peanuts before I start making a decent income. In my shoes, would you do it? Knowing what you do about the industry. Knowing the risks. I know how I feel about it. Just looking for some industry insight. Cheers and fly safe! Those Vietnam pilots should be retiring any day now.
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