windslapper Posted May 7, 2005 Report Share Posted May 7, 2005 Every operator wants a pilot with 5000 hours and is endorsed on all types with a great personality and a stellar work ethic! As this seems to be getting harder and harder to find a sollution needs to be found. Operators have a lot of things to do and have limited time to ponder how to bring low time pilots up to speed and get a return on their investment. on this forum alone there is a wealth of experience and talent that is untapped. Not just from people with experience in Helicopter operations alone but from all the other occupations that many have had. Many of the low time pilots have a wealth of knowledge and experience in many fields that can be utilized. Most of us are quite intelligent and have plenty of time to find sollutions if we know the exact problems. instead of just saying it is difficult to do, lets work on it as the benifits are for both. I suggest the following: As an operator, post all the problems that you have trying to hire someone with low time for your particular company. I don't mean saying "I can't do it because (insert reason here__________)", but list the problems that need to be overcome. - costs - customer requirements - safety - etc. Anyone with sollutions to each particular problem could post an idea and then the flaws in those can be spotted and the sollutions modified. Eventually the problem could be solved. impossible? So was forward flight in a helicopter before the radical thinking of Juan de la Cierva Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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