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I don't have any UH-1 time, but I'll look them up.

You'll get the UH-1 time. Not a hard transition. Easy machine to fly. You'll get comfortable pretty quick.

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I spoke with your school today. It's great training. Just what I'm looking for. I have no interest in dragging around a tire with an R22. I want training that I can go to work with. After 22 years as a Navy Diver, I know the value of actual training; not just an endorsment in my log book. I want something that an employer will value!

 

I was hoping to be able to use my VA benefits. The cost is more than I budgeted for, but it will be worth every penny. I'll find a way to get there.

 

Thanks for the information,

 

Brad

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Wise Guy,

 

I am a Navy Diver that is about to retire.

 

I learned to fly helicopters in 2000. I am now an 1100 hour commercial/CFI. I have done very little teaching. I got lucky and was in the right place at the right time to do a lot of boat race work, as well as tours, and I fly as a reserve officer with our Sheriff's Air Dept. I have gotten FLIR and NVG experience while doing so. I am very lucky to have the experience that I do.

 

I plan on going to the GOM for a little while to build up some offshore experience and some more turbine time also. I have another year before I retire so I want to get my IFR, External Load, etc. during that time so when I finally punch out of the Navy I have the experience I need.

 

That being said. My goal is to work for a SAR type operation such as STARFLIGHT RESCUE or HENRY ONE. So, I need to add external load/bambi bucket ops to my tool bag.

 

That's the cliff notes...

 

Brad

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I trained with MarPat and was their first Long Line Grad... I would recomend them time and time again. Mike and Joe, Joes is the chief pilot and instructor is AMAZINGLY knowledgeable! I loved every second of the class and leaned more there then in any of my other training!

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Long time no post BM must be busy how is the faa thing going? progress I hope.

Nice to see the students giving you glowing reports, hope to have a holiday next year and visit

EASA are up to no good in Europe trying to change regs for all helicopters with no regard to size or use.

Have a quick look regarding changes they are trying to get through!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read consultation docs.

http://www.hcgb.co.uk/

CAA FAA EASA :angry:

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