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  1. GrayHorizons Not insulted personally, but your attitude that anyone that doesn't think like you is "fragile" "feeble" and worried about their job is pretty asinine. Someone asks for advise on this forum, its given by many, and just because you disagree with them, you go right to the insults, and demeaning posts. Maybe next time, give your advice, and try not to disrespect the other members of the forum just because it doesn't align with your views. Carry on
    3 points
  2. if you're insulted by my comment than it did what it was supposed to. I aim to call out anyone if the shoe fits. as much as you believe your opinion matters, so does mine. but in all honestly i wasn't directing my comments at you so take your fragility and chill. I have no problem if someone points out the positive and negative aspects that separate the fixed wing and rotary worlds, thats a fair discussion. it gets very old very fast listening to the same old posts about people saying the industry sucks. its exactly what you make it out to be. some guys want it to suck, they try ver
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  3. The problem with VFR heli is simple. Once you get 1000+hrs longline and mountain experience, thats it. Fires are fires, drills still suck a heli-ski 1/2mile gets old. A bigger aircraft isn't always better either or even pay more. Good companies are few and far between and the pay tops out really quick. Fixed wing at least has progression in your career and larger companies are professionally run.
    2 points
  4. Yes,,,,GrayHorizons, that's what it must be. Anyone giving an honest opionion of the Canadian helicopter industry, is worried their job may be taken by the fresh 100 hr pilot out of school LOL. He asked for honest opinions, and thats what he got. Your screwball reason for why we gave an honest opinion is off base and insulting.
    2 points
  5. I started my flying career as a military helo pilot and at best I can say that I dabbled in the commercial VFR helo world. As a military pilot, you are trained in a very regimented manner and nowadays this training takes quite a long time (in comparison to commercial VFR). Things are done "by the book" and one shall not stray from the book (ie creativity, no matter how safe, is frowned upon). Most of your "experience" is of the training variety, day in and day out, until you are deployed on operations, and the operations can be somewhat frequent or never depending on the mood of the sit
    2 points
  6. My best recommendation for you tobese, and depending where you live, is to get a hold of the closest helicopter squadron and arrange a visit or a phone call. Your best place to start is with the Adjutant, Operations or Deputy Commanding Officer (DCO). Any one of those can get you pointed in the right direction for your fact finding mission. Of greatest importance to you at this time would be to talk to any pilots fresh out of their OTU (Operational Training Unit) or pilots who are awaiting training. Talking to some of those folks will give you the very latest gen on how long they've been i
    1 point
  7. Normally a lurker, but I'll step into the line of fire on this one. Tobese - As you read through these threads, you'll see a perfect example of the helicopter industry. Positive and negative attitudes, but the same is true in a lot of industries that are in a state of transition. There are a lot of personalities - you've got bad pilots with good attitudes, bad pilots with bad attitudes, good pilots with bad attitudes and what I personally look for good pilots with good attitudes. You can read through this mostly anonymous thread and make your own conclusions. If you're lucky enough to be
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  8. Since i've been in this industry over 30yrs, I know that there are many views on whats good and whats bad. and i especially get a kick out of the replies in here. please take them for what they are.... their experience. your experience will be different depending on how you approach the situations laid before you. I encourage you to chase your dreams, be prepared to fall, or to soar. No one can determine your outcome or direction except yourself. And remember, some guys are so protective of their feeble careers they will try to steer you astray for their own protection
    1 point
  9. Tobese, Take all of these comments with a grain of salt. I entered this industry with some knowledge of "how it works" from the job I had previous to flying. I was around your age and had another career already so for me it was going to be a change and with that, to start at the bottom again. That said, I saved for a few years until I had most of my flight school monies saved up rather than going into massive debt. Once school started, I treated it as a job interview from day one and it paid off. My first gig out school was a no flying gig, but that was communicated. In which, I le
    1 point
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