Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:51 pm Post subject: New guy needs advice
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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Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:49 am Post subject:
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 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 ) 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 _________________ TC - Pilot to the Stars.
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