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1 hour ago, hybrid said:

I never agree with Shakey, but in this case I'll make an exception. The industry is in a downhill trajectory, off-shore oil, seismic, mineral exploration and forestry jobs are drying up. You will probably be too old to ever get into medivac, RCMP, and government once you go through the grind of getting the experience that is required. The only route I see available for you is a base job flying lights and intermediates, that generally requires moving more remote locations. That might be your thing, but you will be on call most of the time, will get relieved occasionally by a pool pilot. But what do I know.

Smartest thing you've ever said.

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Hypothetically if I was hiring someone, (I however am not, nor will I be)  I would be looking at a multitude of skills, including maturity. Its clear quickly in here, that maturity is lacking in many.

HeliRico is just mad because he couldn't make it in the industry. You won't have to worry about stealing his job. 

This industry has a bad habit of taking advantage of all your non-heli skills without any intention of ever flying you.  Make sure you're clear that flying is your priority, not building a deck for th

3 hours ago, hybrid said:

I never agree with Shakey, but in this case I'll make an exception. The industry is in a downhill trajectory, off-shore oil, seismic, mineral exploration and forestry jobs are drying up. You will probably be too old to ever get into medivac, RCMP, and government once you go through the grind of getting the experience that is required. The only route I see available for you is a base job flying lights and intermediates, that generally requires moving more remote locations. That might be your thing, but you will be on call most of the time, will get relieved occasionally by a pool pilot. But what do I know.

So you guys are recommending fixed wing instead

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31 minutes ago, Flyguy123 said:

These guys are promising 1000 hours in 1-2 years

https://www.lrhelicopters.com/graduate-program/#1574371131218-2ad0f615-c353

 

Well then it must be legit if a helicopter training organization (The people who are going to relieve you of your 80 grand) say it's so. Go for it then! Keep us posted on your guaranteed helicopter career. 

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2 hours ago, Flyguy123 said:

So you guys are recommending fixed wing instead

With Covid, there are literally thousands of fixed wing pilots laid off right now. I know several helicopter companies laying off aircrew, some all of them, all in the middle of what should be the busiest time of the year. You need to do some serious research, trust me, this forum is not the place. 

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13 hours ago, Flyguy123 said:

These guys are promising 1000 hours in 1-2 years

https://www.lrhelicopters.com/graduate-program/#1574371131218-2ad0f615-c353

 

Context matters. LR has the news copter contract. If you read the whole section, it is a specific program they offer. Work flying their news chopper and get those hours. They have a limit (I believe 2 seasons) then they move on to a next candidate. 

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The problem with that program is that they have little or no bush experience. They need to be trained like a 100 hour pilot to land in the bush but have far too much confidence. I’m not saying that’s all of them, but there are many that can be a hazard due to attitude. 
 

I suppose you could say that about anyone though...

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