JaJR Posted February 14, 2005 Report Share Posted February 14, 2005 " What are pilots looking for?" Having done base work for 10 years (!) now it seems the always-on-call thing gets tiring the most. Just when you make plans to spend quality time the phone rings and off you go. Without meaning it your family suddenly takes second place to your job. But the job is to be avalible all the time and we know that going in. The up-side, running the show without justifying every decision to a supervisor. And much simpler shopping for real estate with a helicopter. Also knowing the work area and the players involved makes things easier. I think multiple base companies could use 1 or 2 regular pool staff to give base guy a break, scheduled once or twice through the year. Some cost to the company but the benefits include happier base person and a pilot trained in the local operation if needed. I think an (un-named) operator in the rocks west of YKA was doing the rotation thing for his base people. Seemed like a good idea? Mostly it seems to come down to what head office will spend to keep staff and make them happy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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