rotorspeed Posted September 20, 2012 Report Share Posted September 20, 2012 Those guys at Red Eagle are not new comers by any means. only one incident in 14years is a good history. don't let anyone sell them short. they have 2 bases of ops. they own schweizers (awesome!!) both CBI and S300C, a 206, H500, Bell 407, and are taking delivery of a new 429 EMS config in a matter weeks I hear. These guys have 7 instructors, 5 for helicopters, run tours, wildlife counts, police SAR, mountain rescue and hi alt recovery (with 407) and will be running the new HEMS 429. Oh and get this they have a staff guy who is certified for training night vision there!!! One of my buddies is an instructor there and he has only about 2200 hrs compared to the other high time instructors and he loves the place and man are they busy! They also always seem to be up-beat too. For the prices, who needs a sim? getting over the feelings of disorientation cant be accomplished in a sim in any amount of hrs. With the US license you dont need a night rating - it's included. but still would be tons cheaper if you need those hrs and get PIC hrs to boot! Like all things: buyer beware. So if you can get past the verbal jousting between these other guys - i say give-em a call or go to one of their bases. Won't that really clear up any concerns? Also, 80% hiring rate? that's like 40 pilots placed per year. I've never even seen that many jobs available in Canada for low time guys - a drop in the buck for the USA market though. maybe that's where they all end up ! Its sure easy enough. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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