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Where Does A Lowtime Start?

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Guest JetboxJockey

There are no easy answers.


Be polite but persistent and leave no stone unturned.


Visit as many operators as your budget allows.


Helicopters or not, the basics of getting a job still apply.


Along with a little luck and plan on spending a year min. on the ground.


The key is to get your foot in the door.

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Advice from years ago was to get truck drivers license (AZ or DZ in Ontario) and get even a part time job as a refueller or supply truck. Since the not to distant past, insurance rates, experience requirements, infraction record, etc.. make it less favourable for small fleet operators to hire freshly licensed drivers looking for the break. There are a lot of spray operators that still need a good selection of truck drivers, and in a pinch there are a lot of airports looking for low drivers in the winter... all of which provides for lessons learned and people met that will follow you all the years along your career.


And as said before, gotta keep on the grind and put the face to the name out there... and aside from the negative rumours, there are a lot of operators and owners that actively "reward what is worth rewarding"

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