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On 1/20/2021 at 8:25 AM, vortex said:

Out of curiosity, from all the comments in this thread about how awful the industry is and how anything other than helicopters would be a better career choice, what are you guys doing hanging around a helicopter forum?? Why don't you take your own advice and put this career behind you and never think of it again?? 

Well I would probably agree with you If I never had to rely on my own ability to make a good career out of this . But a lot of people were never given a helicopter pilot / engineer job or a helicopter company for that matter. That is a lot of the problem with this industry including Highland Helicopters to name ONE. 
sadly some hard working people still have hopes and dreams .

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I see you are not willing to put your name on here the way you are talking about us old guys and Delta helicopters.... I wonder if this is why you have a screen name like yours. Check with lots o

Wow, a lot of pissed off people here!... Yes the industry is in the toilet. Not sure how a jr pilot would get going now let alone get through client hour requirements. But someone will have to figure

1 hour ago, RonnyRotor said:

Well I would probably agree with you If I never had to rely on my own ability to make a good career out of this . But a lot of people were never given a helicopter pilot / engineer job or a helicopter company for that matter. That is a lot of the problem with this industry including Highland Helicopters to name ONE. 
sadly some hard working people still have hopes and dreams .

Well said 

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The fact of the matter is that the thought process isn’t Old School, it is just the way life is. Most of us researched the industry and accepted the fact we may have to be ground crew first and then hopefully our work ethic would eventually get us that coveted seat. I know it is taught in school Now days that you are entitled to 6 figures and a CEO position right away but the reality Is that teachers have a very distorted view on how the world works (They are big believers in socialism,right up until bargaining time) My suggestion is do your research first before getting into any career. This one is fun for a while but like everything the polish wears off after a while. Also you will be a lot happier if you just know that nobody owes you a thing in life, it’s hard work getting to the top of any career. I still like flying, don’t love it. It’s just a job. To suggest the negative Nellys just up and leave because they don’t love it anymore is also just dumb. Take the good and bad opinions and form your own . Just know the likelihood of the left seat thing happening is probably not going to happen. Good luck.

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14 minutes ago, shakey said:

The fact of the matter is that the thought process isn’t Old School, it is just the way life is. Most of us researched the industry and accepted the fact we may have to be ground crew first and then hopefully our work ethic would eventually get us that coveted seat. I know it is taught in school Now days that you are entitled to 6 figures and a CEO position right away but the reality Is that teachers have a very distorted view on how the world works (They are big believers in socialism,right up until bargaining time) My suggestion is do your research first before getting into any career. This one is fun for a while but like everything the polish wears off after a while. Also you will be a lot happier if you just know that nobody owes you a thing in life, it’s hard work getting to the top of any career. I still like flying, don’t love it. It’s just a job. To suggest the negative Nellys just up and leave because they don’t love it anymore is also just dumb. Take the good and bad opinions and form your own . Just know the likelihood of the left seat thing happening is probably not going to happen. Good luck.

****, thats twice in one year that I actually agree with Shakey. Bring on the meteor!

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On 1/20/2021 at 8:25 AM, vortex said:

Out of curiosity, from all the comments in this thread about how awful the industry is and how anything other than helicopters would be a better career choice, what are you guys doing hanging around a helicopter forum?? Why don't you take your own advice and put this career behind you and never think of it again?? 

We have!   We are here to warn others of huge mistake they will make pursuing a Helicopter Career.  A Helicopter Pilot Licence is the same as Bachelor of Arts degree from  a University.......worthless!!

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1 hour ago, Longline said:

We have!   We are here to warn others of huge mistake they will make pursuing a Helicopter Career.  A Helicopter Pilot Licence is the same as Bachelor of Arts degree from  a University.......worthless!!

Except that the degree will mean you can fly a helicopter for the Canadian military!

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On 1/27/2021 at 2:48 PM, Longline said:

We have!   We are here to warn others of huge mistake they will make pursuing a Helicopter Career.  A Helicopter Pilot Licence is the same as Bachelor of Arts degree from  a University.......worthless!!

Yep!  Get a real job and then maybe get the license when you can afford it if you’re hung up on flying.

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