windslapper Posted May 7, 2009 Report Share Posted May 7, 2009 I guess there always comes a time that you have to make a choice to help. For less than the price of one coffee a week you can be part of a group whose only purpose is to advance the interests of pilots and engineers. Seems like a safe bet, as there is no down side. I, like many, have been on the sidelines wondering what HEPAC can do for me or us and have come to the realization that I am approaching it from the wrong frame of mind. If HEPAC was formed as a group to give voice to pilots and engineers and I am one of the above, then to paraphrase JFK, shouldn’t I be asking not what they can do for me but what I can do to help them? It is, after all, myself that I am helping. The founders have set up the framework that we have and they have not tried to impose their views here but have asked the rest of us to take on the responsibilities of finding a consensus among us of views to put forward for all of us. To some this has been misconstrued to mean that they do not have a position on important topics when in reality they have done the hard work of creating a place that we all can help define our position. Does anyone here think we do not need a mentoring program? A group that can hit back at idiotic 'consultants'? Discuss ways to improve our chances of coming home at night? Find affordable insurance? So if there is an issue that you feel passionate about, you don’t need to wait and see what somebody else can do about it, you now have an organization through which you can start a committee to address it. After chewing it over, I think if I am willing to ***** about the problems then I had best be willing to help find the solutions. I think HEPAC is a good place to start. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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