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Subject: ERAU Helicopter Pilot Graduates
 
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07/10/2013 9:31 AM  
Looking for anyone who has graduated or is currently in the helicopter flight training program at Universal Helicopters through Embry-Riddle in Prescott. Just wondering how the program is and what the job prospects are for those coming out of that program. I'm planning on using my GI Bill to pay for it so the high cost isn't such an issue. Finally just any general advice for getting that first (instructor etc.) job after graduation.
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07/10/2013 9:54 AM  
An instructor of mine graduated from Universal Helicopters. He said they hired all their graduates, problem was, there weren't enough students to go around so a few months later he had to find work elswhere! The promise of a job doesn't necessarily mean you'll be working!
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07/10/2013 11:34 AM  
Any advice on getting that initial 1000-1500 hours as fast as possible? Airline pilots seem to have a much more clear cut career track.
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07/10/2013 1:38 PM  
Be the only CFII graduating from a really, really, busy school just as another CFII is leaving!, or basically, be in the right place at the right time.  When Universal was busy CFIIs were leaving for turbine jobs after about a year and a half, but that was before my old instructor was there!  He eventually ended up opening his own school, and even then it took him about 5 years to get out of flight instruction and into his first turbine job.  I don't know how busy they are now, and unfortunately you can never tell just when a busy school will start to slow down!

Fast and helicopters don't go together!
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