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sirs,

I am a junior military pilot flying the UH1H. i have decided to pursue my career outside the service but scanning the employment threads, i noticed (and expected) that my aircraft basically has no points when getting a job. i dont think i can afford to get a rating from the other aircrafts required but i do want to pursue a career as a civilian heli pilot. location is no problem as i can re locate anywhere where i can land my skids.  Can i ask for your guidance on how to make my first step? many thanks sirs and more power.

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Hello and welcome!

 

It might be good for us to know a bit more of the details - number of hours and your experience, do you have a civilian rating, instrument rating, and so on. The jobs are out there, right now I am training an ex-mil Huey pilot who is flying 222s for an EMS operator.

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Hi jubella99,

 

 Along with what fling said. There are some civilian flight schools that offer a military to  civilian course. The courses offer few flight hours with the most of the training focused on ground school to help you get into the civilian side of things far as reg's etc..

 

Some flight schools that I remember that offer the military course. I am sure others probably offer a simular course, you could check around your home state.

 

Brazos Helicopters

 

Vortex Helicopters

 

Regards

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sirs,

I am a junior military pilot flying the UH1H. i have decided to pursue my career outside the service but scanning the employment threads, i noticed (and expected) that my aircraft basically has no points when getting a job. i dont think i can afford to get a rating from the other aircrafts required but i do want to pursue a career as a civilian heli pilot. location is no problem as i can re locate anywhere where i can land my skids.  Can i ask for your guidance on how to make my first step? many thanks sirs and more power.

Bull$hit post! IF! you are training in the Army, you owe them five years after flight school. Take the 50 question test when you get to 200 hours and get your FAA comm/inst rating. Fly as much as you can while you're in, IF you are for real!

 

::devil::

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I have to agree. You wouldnt be a junior aviator in the US Army flying Hueys unless you were at Polk or a National Guard Unit. If that is the case then those airframes are going away anyway. You have 6 years at the completion of flight school to build time anyway.

 

Additionally, if you were training with the US Army then you would have been qualifed in the TH-67 or the Navy the TH-57.

 

Also, you can apply for your Commercial ticket in flight school and get it at the completion of flight school. With that and 500 hours total time, no matter what aircraft you learned in or fly now will probably get you an entry level job in places like the gulf.

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