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Helicopter flying job. Trained on BH06

#1 Post by Midnight Sun Flyer » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:03 pm

If you know of any tips please send me a- pm
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#2 Post by ahramin » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:12 pm

How much IFR experience do you have?
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#3 Post by Midnight Sun Flyer » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:16 pm

ahramin wrote:How much IFR experience do you have?
I have about 1000 hours IFR but didn't keep up my rating, Most of my fix wing time is VFR Low level.
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#4 Post by ahramin » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:36 pm

With that much IFR experience I would think you are very employable on multi crew fling wings. I'd go visit VIH, Cougar, Shell, Helijet, CHC.
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#5 Post by Midnight Sun Flyer » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:50 pm

ahramin wrote:With that much IFR experience I would think you are very employable on multi crew fling wings. I'd go visit VIH, Cougar, Shell, Helijet, CHC.
Thanks, hopefully I will get back on a Turbo Beaver or Turbine otter this season but if that don't happen I will have to consider all my options, I Love the Helicopters but would prefer a VFR job and I know that there is not a lot around. will I may have to renew my IFR next winter? been away from it for a couple years and can't wait to get back in the air.
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#6 Post by rotorhead350 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:50 pm

I would try Great Slave Helicopters, i have a friend who was in your position 3-4 years ago and had a few thousand hours fixed-wing bush work then converted to rotary and was hired on. They started him out on the 206, and he is now rated on the 500 and AS350. Best of luck!!!!!
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#7 Post by Midnight Sun Flyer » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:59 am

rotorhead350 wrote:I would try Great Slave Helicopters, i have a friend who was in your position 3-4 years ago and had a few thousand hours fixed-wing bush work then converted to rotary and was hired on. They started him out on the 206, and he is now rated on the 500 and AS350. Best of luck!!!!!

Thank you for the info.
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#8 Post by Youngback » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:09 pm

I've heard of it happening. The big thing is that for helicopters, the flying isn't really comparable to anything in the fixed wing world. 10,000 hours flying oil drums in a Beaver or Caravan doesn't mean much when they are being slung underneath or picked off a mountainside someplace. When VIH still had the medevac contract in Prince Rupert, there was a guy there who had been flying 757's for a number of years and made the switch. He was copilot for a short period in the Bell 222 before moving to the right hand seat. More than anything, having the right attitude is most important. Another guy went sour pretty quick because he figured his fixed wing time made him better or more important than other guys with less TT but more flingwing time. Good operators will see the value however, especially in the IFR time because that is one place a lot of heli guys don't have much experience.
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#9 Post by Midnight Sun Flyer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:12 pm

Youngback wrote:I've heard of it happening. The big thing is that for helicopters, the flying isn't really comparable to anything in the fixed wing world. 10,000 hours flying oil drums in a Beaver or Caravan doesn't mean much when they are being slung underneath or picked off a mountainside someplace. When VIH still had the medevac contract in Prince Rupert, there was a guy there who had been flying 757's for a number of years and made the switch. He was copilot for a short period in the Bell 222 before moving to the right hand seat. More than anything, having the right attitude is most important. Another guy went sour pretty quick because he figured his fixed wing time made him better or more important than other guys with less TT but more flingwing time. Good operators will see the value however, especially in the IFR time because that is one place a lot of heli guys don't have much experience.
Thanks for that, I don't have a lot of IFR time about 1000 hours only, and the only drums of fuel I hauled worth speaking about was in the Twin otter and Single otters a few hundred hours at that for sure and I enjoyed it. As for work I believe I would prefer flying the Turbine Otter, and maybe someday when I retire will buy an R-44 for scooting around in, do a little fishing.
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