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So it seems that the fire season is finally materializing and things are picking up again. As things get busier and hairier, remember to take a minute, do things safe and get home in one piece. Keep an eye on duty days, do your proper inspections,(whether you're a pilot, wrench, or manager) and stick to the regs...squeezing a few extra hours may save the company/earn you an extra buck now but it will cost a lot more ultimately. Keep it safe, but git'er done.
I've been flying for a few years now and every year it seems that CPs/Ops Managers have to learn a new set of rules that dictate if they can fly new guys, in what capacity and to what end (and what qualifies as low-time). This is on top of waiting to hear what contracts are new, old, changing or disappearing. I've heard varying opinions as to who ultimately makes or breaks a low-timer's entry into (and progressin through) the business (other than, obviously, the low-timer themself). Lately I've been hearing a fair bit of talk about 750 hours for camp jobs that used to be prime for 200 ho