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oldrookieUser is Offline
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02/04/2005 9:15 PM  
I retired from the Army with a little over 2100 hours. Most of my time is in the UH-1 and UH-60 with a little bit of OH-58. I haven't flown for the last 4 years and was looking for some suggestions on what type job might be best to ease back into flying. Thanks.
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02/04/2005 9:31 PM  
Maybe start in the GOM to get your feet wet....they are dying for people in the Gulf. Then jump jump to EMS if an opening comes up in a location of your liking. They are dying for pilots as well. Listening to my customers talk, it feels like the shortage is beginning to show signs of reality. If you have a clean nose, good attitude and a couple thousand hours in a helicopter, you are a commodity. Just curious, why did you stop flying? Job market has been pretty good for a few years.
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02/04/2005 10:37 PM  
Thanks for the reply. It started as taking a break and then went to building a house myself with lots of help from friends. By the end of my military career it seemed to me the decision making was pretty much taken from the pilot, and there was pressure to fly in less than ideal weather, less training time ETC. I figured the civilian world would be even worse. I have a friend who flys offshore and he explained their operations to me and it sounded pretty good. I love to fly so I have decided to try and get a job flying and see how it is for myself. Thanks again
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02/07/2005 8:08 AM  
Call up Air Evac, you'll have to go through their classes,but, it's a possibility.
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02/07/2005 9:56 AM  
CJ Systems might be another possibility. I just joined them last month, and in my indoc class were a couple of pilots with limited helicopter time, or no twin helicopter time. I found CJ's training to be good, and the attitude I've heard from top to bottom is "don't fly if you're not comfortable". If you do join an company that pressures you to fly, find another company. Remember, you were looking for a job when you found that one, and you can do it again. Whatever you do, be happy and don't make anyone justify your actions to your next of kin. Good luck and safe flying. Welcome back into the fold.
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