Whirlygirl Posted March 20, 2003 Report Share Posted March 20, 2003 I posted this topic over at the "other" forum and got some great replies.. thought I''d stir the pot yet again by posting it here... might be a bit of a ramble and vent .. but here goes... Insurance companies seem to be making it so much harder for low time pilots to break into the helicopter industry. I fully understand the logic as to why but it''s getting to the point where noone, not even larger companies will be able to afford to hire a low timer. I''ve heard stories where premiums increased as much as 400% when a company hired a low time pilot! I guess what bothers me most is that given the mythological pilot shortage.. what will happen when the experienced guys run out? How can companies afford to hire the new guys .? How can new guys break in when the odds are being stacked higher and higher against them finding a flying job??? I know for sure that I can''t afford to continue paying for more and more flying to satisfy either customer demands or insurable minimum hours. It''s frustrating to constantly hear the same story time and time again from both the folks looking for that one big chance.. and from the operators who''d love to give the new guys that chance.. New guys will have to be given an opportunity eventually... There''s no fountain of youth for experienced high time pilots.. maybe it''s time to just suck up the costs to prevent chaos later on down the line. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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