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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: New guy needs advice Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

Can anyone give me in their opinion what are the highs and lows of being a helicopter pilot? I'm leaving the military and thinking about attending the course at Upper Limit Aviation. Does anyone have rewiews on them?

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi There Dagoose - welcome.

Highs & Lows? There sure are! More highs though, which tend to outweigh the lows in the long run.

Largely depends on what aspect of the industry you fall in to:

Flying a S76 for a private owner in the South of France would be a lovely job indeed Wink But the reality is - those jobs do not come by that often, if at all!

Flying an A109 for a charter Company - again, is a lovely job! But alas, they don't come available very often, if at all.

Flying a Monster machine on the North Sea sounds like a good job, but IMHO - would only be a means to an end.

Flying training aircraft at a school with student pilots, is also a great job, and is normally where you would start out, and should be quite rewarding.

In essence: being a Helicopter pilot (I should have said Becoming a Helicopter pilot Wink ) is extremely hard work, almost prohibitively expensive and time consuming! You will never get rich flying, that's for sure.

Never heard of Upper Limit - I can however, recommend a great training school at Leicester Wink
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Sloane are at Sywell aren't they??? Wink
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