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· That wasnt a wheelie! moron.
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Is there any money in flying rotors for a living?
I couldnt imagine a better way to earn money or spend my days actually.

Everyone I have talked to says if you dont have a military flying experience then it a serious uphill battle... is this true?

Any tips, pointers or general info would go miles.


· I gonna miss it........
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The military stuff used to be true, but not anymore. The only thing that makes it an uphill battle outside of the military is paying for the training. It is better if you can get Uncle Sam to pay for it, but you will owe them some time. Helicopters are expensive to operate. I did all my ratings for both airplanes and helicopters civilian so I am currently paying off some pretty good loans, but I love my job. Kind of the light at the end of the tunnel thing.

Yes, you can make some good money. Now it won't be what the airline guys are pulling after a few years but it just depends on what kind of flying you want to do. Just to give you an idea on some pay scales. I am building my flight time up to get a job either flying Emergency Medical Services or for the Customs Service. Either of those jobs require some pretty good experience but they pay in the $50,000 up to $80,000 range. There are higher paying ones in the corporate world but the flying may be limited and the desk work may increase. I've heard that power line repair guys get paid the best along with some of the logging operations, but that is because they are insane. The experience requirements are huge and the risk is high but they do pay you for it. If you need more specific info, e-mail [email protected]
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