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rotormandan last won the day on April 28 2015

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  1. Banished to cherry drying? Interesting
  2. So what you're sayinh is the assesment should be...Do you get paid well? Yes? Ok, go fly if you'r comfortable then. Sounds good to me
  3. I've had lots of those dreams. I never really thought much of them until now. Interesting. Damn never ending wires.
  4. If I can carry an hour of fuel then I'd cut it back to 30 minutes and take the extra mix if my tank has room. Nothing wrong with getting fuel often when you're working from a truck with fuel right there.
  5. Longhorn helicopters in tx has a good reputation of quick atp training. They use 300's and do it pretty quick if tou have a week to spend there. I know they do a lot. I've never been there. I just know a lot of folks in the gulf would go there to get a quick atp during their break to be eligible for ifr upgrades. Don't know about a sim though.
  6. I've got to be honest. Some details are too small to worry about. I sure wouldn't leave tours based on worrying if you've been there too long. On the flipside,many companies in the industry might view ems as negative. Specificly different utility and ag companies. Different lifestyles. Different environments. There's too many varibles to worry about.
  7. Any job would be good to do while training and fall back on if flying doesn't work. Just pick your poison. However if you get a cdl, having a hazmat and tanker endorsement could be useful in the future. At a lot of places you'll drive a fuel truck, even if just from the hotel to helicopter and back.
  8. Astro- with that thought, why get into any form of flying. Or really, why any career? Our future is heading to automation. As far as drones spraying, it'll be a long long time before the pilot is gone. The RMAX in the article has been around along time. The article states 25 years. There old videos on youtube of it spraying rice patties. A jetranger typically carries 90-100 gal loads. Bigger aircraft used like hueys and a lot of planes might carry closer to the ballpark of 200 gal loads This thing is small. It holds 16 liters of chemical. That's just over 4 gal. Typical aerial applica
  9. And the steady hum of nonstop drones will be the new sounds of silence. Permanent white noise.
  10. The crazy thing for me isn't flying that close to boats. It's the fact that they're SAIL boats. I'm sure the boaters loved all that down wash and extra disruption of the wind.
  11. Not a helpful answer, but I didn't know people used 2 lightbars?
  12. Ag doesn't require high situational awareness or a feel for the machine? One with that mindset flying ag would become an xmas present wraped in wires. Probably witha few drift claims on top of that. Just sayin'
  13. Nine Lives Of An Alaska Bush Pilot By Ken Eichner Here's a good read about helicopter bush flying in Alaska. Written by Temco's founder I believe. At least the same family. It's a good read. One of the few fun reads by civilian helicopter pilots. Here it is on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0966251717?pc_redir=T1
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