daws901 Posted October 17, 2018 Report Share Posted October 17, 2018 Hi all, I have been reading quite a bit about how bad the industry is at the moment and that job prospects are very low. I am currently in Vancouver having activated my visa (originally from UK). I have worked in the financial audit for 3 years (qualifying as an accountant in the process) and then as a market researcher/ energy consultant for an electric utility company. I definitely want to do something more practical and have always loved the idea of flying. I have great spatial awareness, technical ability, fantastic physicality and seek a level of professionalism in a job which I think piloting can deliver. I know anyone new to the aviation industry has an incredibly hard time breaking into it, but I feel my past skills (in finance) offer something more than just piloting (once trained) that would give extra value to a company hiring me and would limit the chances of me washing people's boots/ sweeping floors. Ideally, I would absolutely love to break into the tourism industry/ heliskiing trips. I've probably got my head in the clouds, but am extremely determined to make it a reality. The cost wall is becoming less of a concern as I get older (currently 28). I am looking at Chinook Helicopters as training providers, partly because I think they look the most professional and Cathy's connections might be highly valuable (it isn't what you know, its who you know logic) Does anyone have any constructive comments they can offer? Thanks!! 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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