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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:07 am    Post subject: Corporate and VIP Pilots Reply with quote

It's my goal to one day become Corporate/VIP pilot, whats asked of a pilot in order to start that line of work? I imagine in the realm of 2000+ or even more and likely a twin IFR rating. not to say that impossible but easily a while away. Any info someone can grab on tis would be extremely appreciated!




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had just over 2k, twin but no IR and got an IR as part of the package.

I know one guy who was flying a corporate 206 with about 300hrs.

I should imagine it varies greatly by country.

I am not sure I am allowed in here anymore !

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10,000+ hrs and being on first name terms with gawd for some jobs, 5000 for others. Yet other corporate heavies will accept a pilot with just over 1000 hrs. depends on how well you know them and how well you sell yourself.

Also depends if the "VIP" is content to ride in a VFR single or wants to travel in a twin IFR.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good call, ill keep it in mind, right now its going to be getting the CPL, and finding a job!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i forgot to add, maybe if i find another pilot or investor with some risk i could start a corporate or VIP heli company to beat the Calgary traffic!



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

to dive more into this, im trying to figure out what a operator of corporate helis would look for in a pilot. Im trying to decide on where ide like to start building hours.

first off im thinking tours and ferrying would be a good start, getting a good handle on dealing with customers and flights to and back from places. At the same time it needs to be the kind of job that is good for building hours. Ide like to have my IR at some point before getting deep into the VIP or corporate job search. Best i can come up with for starters would be piloting a privately owned heli for someone wanting to fly into Calgary every day........any thoughts on the situation would be great!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Just a thought Reply with quote

Logan wrote:
to dive more into this, im trying to figure out what a operator of corporate helis would look for in a pilot. Im trying to decide on where ide like to start building hours.

first off im thinking tours and ferrying would be a good start, getting a good handle on dealing with customers and flights to and back from places. At the same time it needs to be the kind of job that is good for building hours. Ide like to have my IR at some point before getting deep into the VIP or corporate job search. Best i can come up with for starters would be piloting a privately owned heli for someone wanting to fly into Calgary every day........any thoughts on the situation would be great!


This is just a thought, but how about trying something like cab/limo driving in that small amount free time that you have. It would give you an idea of what handling people is all about and would give you some insight into what people skills you have. You might even earn a bit of extra cash, which is never a bad thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ORC, thats an unreal idea!!! there is a limo (luxury taxi) company near my place that is hiring, if nothing works out and i cant get a job flying after the CPL ill maybe look into that, if nothing it looks great on the resume for tours and eventually with flight time will come great people skills! Hey it might even pay for some hour building in a 44!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ORC, thats an unreal idea!!! ..............


Ok I give up . Does this mean good idea or bad idea ? and I dont mean bad as in good if you see what I mean. I have got my head around such phrases as "radical " or just "rad" if your really cool, yes i did just type cool. Or am i still in the 80's ........aha we are back to Fame and Sarah's leg warmers again.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Logan means that idea is - cool, rad, bad, wicked, phat, sick. In fact it may be even sick point sick on the sickhter scale...
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Very Happy Thank you for the explanation, Im just off to find my pipe and slippers Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Logan,
I think you have had the advice about the hours, as for personality I would say you need the patience of a saint and the ability to say "NO"!

Also helps if you can plan on your feet and be very flexible - carry a bag with spare clothes in as well!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha sorry i mean thats a great idea, i guess its jsut the slang over here! haha sorry! Unreal means very awesome! same as sick, sweet, the works, stuff liek that! none the less i have a look, my instructor seemed fairly confident that there might be a spot open to fly tours with MVH (my flight school) this summer
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