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I'm going to pursue a helicopter pilot's license with the end goal of making money with it.. How I get my license (military vs civilian flight school) is what I need to decide. What I want to know is: If I stay civilian and go through flight school, am I less likely to find a job as a pilot (let's just say any heli pilot job for argument's sake) than if I were coming out of the military? I want to consider the years of service I would have to do in the military as part of the opportunity cost as well. I understand that military training may be more rigorous but will it make a significant difference? Thanks!
I'm starting to approach that 1000 hour mark and I have some questions for those already in the industry. It seems to be common for Flight Instructors to move onto flying tours as their first job in the industry, and while this is a good option to build turbine time, I was wondering what jobs are available other than tours. I want to continue to advance flying wise, and while I would learn a lot transitioning to a turbine aircraft (I've only flown Robinson so far) I feel eventually I would want to do something a little more exciting/advancing than just picking up and setting down at the same spot. Eventually I would love to get into utility work and wondering if there is a job right after flight instruction that would help me advance towards this goal more than flying tours.