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Funny thing, We repair engine, component and Air Frame parts for O/H shops and operators. We are always looking for people with your type of training. For every 25 resumes we get 1 or 2 might be worth an interview. You might find your current trade might help you enter the Industry.

 

 

There ya go Jas600. Positive attitude will take you places. Pm the guy and send'em your resume and the journey begins. No guarantees but its a lead!

 

Good luck, best wishes.

 

P5

 

 

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Not a lot of older pilots out there in their 40's / 50's, at least not the type of guys you'd want your sister to marry, and there's a reason for that.....

 

Since you bring up the subject of pilots in their 50's and your sister in the same sentence you do realize you have given us licence to carry that to the nth degree.

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Look, nothing against Iceman...I know lottsa Neanderthals who fly helicopters......I'm just not one of them, and don't want to be.

 

I am not surprised that you know a lot of Neanderthals.

 

By the way the rest of us pilots don't want to be Neaderthals either. Perhaps you have not had a chance to meet the rest of us pilots.

 

 

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So, I'm new to this forum, and so far I've found it quite helpful.

Here's my deal

I'm currently a 27 year old tool and die maker and considering a career change, looking into getting a helicopter pilot license. I have found in my research so far that this is a tough career to get into as it seems that there aren't too many jobs available. So, my first question is:

Is this just a slow time in the industry or is this always the way it is?

Secondly, I live in southwestern Ontario and I am wondering, once I finish my training, would it be feasible to expect to find a job within a few months of graduating in Ontario? Or should I expect to go out of province to find work?

Another question, which pilot training schools would anyone recommend? And for what reasons?

 

Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks

 

AS STATED BY "KUBE"

 

Funny thing, We repair engine, component and Air Frame parts for O/H shops and operators. We are always looking for people with your type of training. For every 25 resumes we get 1 or 2 might be worth an interview. You might find your current trade might help you enter the Industry.

 

jas 600

 

You are already a trades-person and have something to offer to any carrier that does their own overhauls, as such, you should, in my opinion get your AME licence, then your pilots Licence. The AME licence should not be any trouble with your mechanical background.

 

At the old age of 31, you should be fully licensed as an experienced "Tool & Die Maker"/Aircraft Maintenance Engineer/Pilot which any company would be happy to employ.

 

You would have to put up with a salary of $100,000+

 

Cheers, Don

 

PS: As you stated, you might be able to get your own company. I would suggest getting to know the industry before you go that route.

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It's not a negative attitude that brings me to these conclusions it's experience and it's the reality for the vast majority of rotor wing pilots who fly in Canada, just look at the ratio on this post.

Most continue to fly in an effort to get back the huge investment they have made and then they are gone. Onto something with a future.

Not a lot of older pilots out there in their 40's / 50's, at least not the type of guys you'd want your sister to marry, and there's a reason for that.....

 

 

Sorry for the kind of experience you acquired during your career in the helicopter world.

 

I have been flying for 32 years and still flying, I am 56 AND still married with the same wife for 30 years.

 

 

 

There are not many jobs out there were you can just sit and watch the country side go by and chat/see different people and places and getting paid to do all that.

 

 

 

Work 5 months a year, lots of time off, sure better than 11 months a year for the same wages Ok you might see a smoke here and there so what, fun to work on that.

 

I intend to keep going for while yet.

 

Not a perfect world out there but I see and live in it with a different point of view then the one you have

 

 

JD

 

 

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You only find out by doing. If you haven't invested in at least a ride, go for it and see what you think. All flight schools should take you up and let you give it a go before you decide, if they don't go someplace that will.

 

I've been at it awhile, and near the end of every season I keep swearing thats enough... I get an offer every spring and I keep going back. Tough business to get into and tough business to get out of, So I've decided to give up trying to quit and keep right on flyin'

 

I too have other business interests that will continue to - provide - once I actually can no longer fly, something you might want to consider.

 

I've found the pay was always adequate for my needs, as my needs got larger so did my paycheque's...or maybe it was the other way around, in any event there was always enough in the pay packet to support the family.

 

If the foods not bad and the bugs aren't worse then who cares about the rest if your doing something you've got a passion for.

 

Try it! if you like it -GO FOR IT-

 

 

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Jas, I started at 34 years old been flying for six years and have no regrets, its not what the brochure says its going to be but it does beat working for a living.

 

As far as dickheads in the industry there are just as many in aviation as in tool and dye I'm sure. I've met alot of great guys and girls ( I know they let women fly whats next voting?) and one or two that I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire. I trained with a great group of guys and 1 girl ( No kidden there was a girl! )

 

The only regret you will have is not trying. I had my doubts and it is a big investment but I'm alot happier today than I was as a plumber.

 

And contrary to popular belief I make more money as a pilot than I ever did as a turd hurder.

 

All the best and enjoy the ride if you choose.

 

Hey happy how much does recruiting for the military pay? :lol:

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