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Hello all, new to the Helicopter forum world but not to the forum world. My question i'm sure has been beaten to death and i will hear about it in the "use the search function" comments however my situation is unique in my opinion. I am looking to build a career as a commercial helicopter pilot but i am finding very mixed reviews regarding employment opportunities from everything i read. Alot of posts are outdated and seriously biased. A little background, I'm a 26 year old US resident and Australian Citizen that lives in SW Florida (been state side for roughly 15years making me eligible for
I'm a 1500 hour Army (OH/AH) pilot that is planning to retire in three years w/ hopefully 2k hours. I'm interested in utility, powerline, ag work but I don't know what these companies are really looking for. There are a few companies that I think I'm interested in, but I don't know if just showing up at their hangers is a good idea. I haven't had a lot of luck with chief pilots returning emails, so I'm thinking this may not be an effective method. I am planning on checking out Heli-Success the year before I get out, but I'd like to start shaping my personal training goals towards the jobs
Simple scenario; I’m interested in a company in a certain location that conducts a certain type of flying. I’m also a couple hundred hrs away from their stated hiring minimums (have 1200, need 1500). What I am truly interested in is; what should my next 300 hours look like to best make me competitive for them & what does flying for them really consists of? I am sure these are busy folks, but is it verboten, frowned upon or just plain annoying for a pilot to call a Chief pilot to ask about their company and what they value? If it’s not; what are some of the questions you would ask (ha
Has anyone had any experience working for Associated Aircraft Group as PIC or SIC (Salaries,Benefits, Schedules,Working conditions) Thanks