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If you were asked if you had production experience, what does this mean? How much experience do you need to be considered a "production pilot"?

Two years with Double R, At least 150 meters per hour drilling.

 

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Two years with Double R, At least 150 meters per hour drilling.

 

 

With due respect there 18speed I think that might have been a "too quick an answer"

There are more to production than RR and seismic drills. Logging, seismic bags to name a few are other types of production flying

Also MPH has never been a really good way to calculate how good the pilot was on a job.

Factors like weather, terrain, drillers (state there in) and the drilling itself good or bad will affect the MPH on a job even if you have the fastest guy on the market working for you

The coordinator and front end guy (if there is one) are the guys to talk to to know if the pilot is up to speed or not, if he is getting the job done

 

I think a good way to know if you are a production pilot is, does the customers want you back on the job. They know, you are not doing pad rides with tourists you are working with peoples that know what to expect out of an aicraft and pilots, they have been doing that same job for years and they went through 100's of pilots doing that same exact job using most the time the same type of aircraft

 

They know what can be done or not and at what speed.

 

They call you back on the job then your good enough for them and you have enough hours.

Speed is not the only thing, attitude is part of it as well, precision etc

 

So if it is seismic then you are a seismic pilot, if it is logging well then it is logging. If you can use your skill on a different production job back an forth then you can, but not all people can.

it not because you are a good logging pilot that you will make it in the seismic side but again you might even be better.

 

 

 

JD

 

 

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If you were asked if you had production experience, what does this mean? How much experience do you need to be considered a "production pilot"?

 

:rolleyes: Man.....I ain't gonna touch this with a 300ft longline !!!!! ;)

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:rolleyes: Man.....I ain't gonna touch this with a 300ft longline !!!!! ;)

 

 

You have to admit it is going to be fun to watch though..............

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Another type of production flying that has nothing to do with a longline is heliskiing with several groups. If you are moving four groups with one machine, your goal is production.

 

The standard level of competance is usually gauged by how many vertical feet each group skis in one hour of flight time. Over 20,000 vertical feet of skiing per group in one hour = good, under 20,000 per group = bad. The trouble with this standard of measurment is that just like in seismic bags or drills, there are a raft of variables that are completely beyond the control of the pilot. The guide has to have his/her poop grouped and be working on an "all-day" plan. The distance betwen runs, the speed of the skiers in each group, the weather, the snow quality and conditions, first day vs. last day, etc, all have a huge impact on the end result.

 

Like jacdor said, if they want you back you are probably providing the production they are looking for.

 

Ben

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Production Pilot= Not wasting the clients or the helicopter companies money, getting the job done in the best of time needed to complete it safely and effectively.

And I will disagree with the calling you back, as if you are a big spender in the ie. "bar" they will all want you back

 

Seen it many times

 

 

 

Hw

 

 

 

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I'm pretty sure Hookdangler is familiar with production work and is just looking for what a current standard might be. What's more interesting is why he's asking? is someone hiring?? for seismic work? Shiny side up there Mr Dangler.

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Production Pilot= Not wasting the clients or the helicopter companies money, getting the job done in the best of time needed to complete it safely and effectively.

And I will disagree with the calling you back, as if you are a big spender in the ie. "bar" they will all want you back

 

Seen it many times

 

 

 

Hw

 

Spendthrift, Boozhound, Bar-clown. You've got me all figured out...

 

Ben

 

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