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Midwest Helicopter Guy

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  1. I know what you mean. I was in the Corps and marriages were dropping like flies. My squadron worked on harriers and we worked through the night all the time. ended up getting lots of alcoholics.
  2. That is a good question. come to think of it, I do have a thing for Casa's and King Air's. I honestly have not given it much thought. I had heard the professional airplane pilot market was similar to that of entering a bar scene with watching people getting slid across bar tables and folks swinging off chandlers and such. hearing that made me want to walk right back out the door. In all seriousness though, I had not started to look into that possibility yet. I do think helicopters are amazing pieces of machinery. I can understand the kind of hard work it took to make those things operable en
  3. Thanks for the input Adam, Wally and Dizzy. I could definitely see those things being a very real issue. Well, my second option would be to go mechanical / electrical engineer. I have a knack for problem solving and trouble shooting. Perhaps that would be a better long term option then.
  4. Hi everyone, I did some reading about lack of jobs and such in the helicopter pilot industry. The most recent posting I read were from the 2013 time frame. Has anything improved since then in terms of difficulty level in making this kind of thing a career? I looked at some basic statistics posted by the FAA and some other third party sources, but I don't know how accurate those numbers are. One source claimed a general 10% expected growth in the next ten years. I am not exactly sure if that is specifically helicopters or just professional aviation in general. I already have my private for
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