RogerVictor Posted August 22, 2013 Report Share Posted August 22, 2013 Hello everyone. I'm a long time lurker and am admittedly a newbie in the industry, trying to get started off on the right foot....however.... ...hopefully I'm not cast out of here with my tail between my legs, but I am interested in....wait for it... FIXED WING Now before I lose your attention I have experience in both helicopters and airplanes, but feel more "in command" of an airplane. Of course I go back and forth everyday, but when it comes down to pursuing a career and making a daily life out of it, I feel more at "home" in an airplane (maybe that sounds stupid). Anyway, I respect all of those who do HEMS and it seems like a very rewarding career. Most of my peers say to avoid the airlines like the plague and focus mainly on corporate. While this is somewhat cruddy advice it has me looking into other sectors of fixed wing aviation, and here I am. A little bit about myself: I am an avid rock climber, hiker, scuba diver, etc (i.e outdoorsman) and enjoy traveling around the world incorporating all of these hobbies. What does this have to do with EMS flying? Well the 7x7 seems like a fantastic schedule to apply that "work to live" mentality everyone always talks about. I have no reservation about getting dirty and putting in a good hard days work, but I'd rather do it in one long string so I have the time to go and experience life. So with that said, fixed wing EMS seems right up my alley. However, it seems virtually impossible to find any concrete information about it. I was hoping some of you HEMS pilots could give me some perspective on what you've seen from the sidelines about what I can expect. The usual questions apply: Typical pay, schedule, requirements? Is it a "retirement" job, or is it attainable without considerable stroke of luck? Thanks for your help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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