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  1. 1. As a helicopter pilot what is the job you want most?

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Gulf of Mexico. As a diehard Sikorsky guy it'd be my DREAM job to be flying on an S-92. I don't care if it's SIC for a few years. Plus it'd be cool to fly out to all the oil rigs. Not quite like flying onto spot 5 on an LHD, but still exciting.

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Start over on the same path, or another one ?

I’d say a different path only because I can and, it will be much easier than the first go around. However, some kind of advanced turbine instruction, which I've done before, is not out of the question.

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Fly the OH58D Kiowa Warrior for the next few years, get a deployment under my belt, and try to hired by Bco 1-160th flying AH6Ms. Retire as a crusty CW5 that scares people.

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What do I want to do....

 

Utility/FF would be the nice ticket.

 

But really, win a big lottery, retire at my tender age of 42, purchase a fleet of various helos and build a bunch of bases in various conservative minded states, invite my pals at VR to come by and fly, just to fly and have fun. Finish off a terminal degree. Live a long, healthy life (well past 100) with full physical & cognitive processes intact. Make sure the junior and juniorette rotorheads grow into responsible/kind/productive adults (might need em later). Go to sleep 1 night, and, move on to the other realm, be judged by the Original Aviator & find myself in good company of those who preceded. Also be remembered kindly for my 'returns' to society. Maybe have even made of positive difference or impact, like: for some.

 

That wouldn't be too bad.

 

Since you asked.

 

 

-WATCH FOR THE PATTERNS, WATCH FOR THE WIRES-

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Fly the OH58D Kiowa Warrior for the next few years, get a deployment under my belt, and try to hired by Bco 1-160th flying AH6Ms. Retire as a crusty CW5 that scares people.

It seems I forgot to add crusty before CW5 in my post, my apologies. The "scary" part may help me get that LE job on the bright side.

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Is it weird that I don't know? I'm in a company right now that has a strong utility leaning, and I could certainly go that route in a few years, so I answered Utility. I've got a little time on a 150' line right now, and it's certainly challenging work. I think I could enjoy that quite a bit, but we'll see. I'm also staring down the barrel of being my company's CFI for the flight instruction side of things (we're a two, going on three, helicopter operation) so I'll get to see what it's like being the leader instead of the follower.

 

Honestly, I want to try a bit of everything. I know I love flying, and I know I'll do just about anything with a few exceptions. Luckily, I'm in a position where I'll be able to be a little picky with my next job or two. Now if only I could get into that whole turbine thing!

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Crusty CW5s are all scary. I think when you put in your packet for CW5 they use the full length photo to hold up in front of small children. If 98% of the kids cry your promoted.

 

What the hell kind of CW5s have you guys been hanging out with? LoL

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Is it weird that I don't know? I'm in a company right now that has a strong utility leaning, and I could certainly go that route in a few years, so I answered Utility. I've got a little time on a 150' line right now, and it's certainly challenging work. I think I could enjoy that quite a bit, but we'll see. I'm also staring down the barrel of being my company's CFI for the flight instruction side of things (we're a two, going on three, helicopter operation) so I'll get to see what it's like being the leader instead of the follower.

 

Honestly, I want to try a bit of everything. I know I love flying, and I know I'll do just about anything with a few exceptions. Luckily, I'm in a position where I'll be able to be a little picky with my next job or two. Now if only I could get into that whole turbine thing!

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Utility/Contract(pref EU)/Long Line/Short Haul job for me. I think that either of those types of jobs would offer the most dynamic style of flying. I also wouldn't mind spending some time as a GOMER down in the gulf.

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