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Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2021, 01:47
Replies: 1
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jerry Springer

Devil Helicopter Maintenance Grooming Techniques for Gentlemen

Applying step-by-step helicopter maintenance instructions to hairdressing is in vogue.
Mr Hill says transposing helicopter maintenance manual instructions to his scalp was a challenge at first. "But...
4th Oct 2021, 01:22
Replies: 232
Views: 52,856
Posted By Jerry Springer

Yep! they don’t make A to B aeroplanes exiting to...

Yep! they don’t make A to B aeroplanes exiting to fly! The more boring they can make them, the better the design.
For most the most part in aviation, success in aircraft design and operational...
4th Oct 2021, 01:12
Replies: 232
Views: 52,856
Posted By Jerry Springer

We need to say what we mean by Good Handling...

We need to say what we mean by Good Handling first....
Stability is ‘good handling’ in some applications, but terrible for other needs.

I haven’t flow many types, but of the ones I have:
For...
14th Feb 2021, 04:33
Replies: 9
Views: 7,653
Posted By Jerry Springer

Maldives, Seaplane has crashed near Hulhulé

Hulhulé, Maldives – A Manta Air seaplane carrying tourists has crashed into the sea while attempting to land at Velana International Airport.There were 6 passengers and 3 crew members on board the...
3rd Jun 2020, 03:13
Replies: 20
Views: 6,337
Posted By Jerry Springer

Visa issues aside, the Ag industry is very...

Visa issues aside, the Ag industry is very difficult to break into. You'll have almost no chance unless you spend a few years loading Ag Aircraft first. That's the 'apprenticeship' you'll need to do...
3rd Jun 2020, 00:43
Replies: 37
Views: 6,125
Posted By Jerry Springer

Yes, drones will replace Ag Spraying aircraft -...

Yes, drones will replace Ag Spraying aircraft - when they can lift 800 gallons and cost less to buy and operate than an Airtractor or Thrush...
28th Apr 2020, 05:35
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Jerry Springer

Plenty of Australians work for USA regionals on...

Plenty of Australians work for USA regionals on an E3 Visa, not available to UK citizens however, so I guess that does not help you. Who knows if overseas pilots will even be required in the USA for...
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Jerry Springer

Do it in the least expensive aircraft. There is...

Do it in the least expensive aircraft. There is no advantage in paying more for an identical rating. Have fun!
27th Apr 2020, 19:53
Replies: 208
Views: 146,659
Posted By Jerry Springer

you mean like the concentration required to not...

you mean like the concentration required to not spill a coffee when on autopilot in a straight line for five hours, followed by the concentration required to not fall asleep for another three hours?...
21st Apr 2020, 02:30
Replies: 25
Views: 7,000
Posted By Jerry Springer

I’ve learnt I was fortunate to never take out a...

I’ve learnt I was fortunate to never take out a bank loan or mortgage, and I was fortunate that as soon as I had my first decant salary (which took over ten years in the aviation industry) I built up...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Apr 2020, 16:20
Replies: 29
Views: 7,044
Posted By Jerry Springer

British Arctic Survey also operates aircraft in...

British Arctic Survey also operates aircraft in and to Antarctica. Must be amazing to fly there!
7th Apr 2020, 15:11
Replies: 208
Views: 146,659
Posted By Jerry Springer

No. You’ll have to suck it up and struggle for...

No. You’ll have to suck it up and struggle for years first - just like everyone on a good salary in aviation did. And even after landing a high paying job, you may end up unexpecdely out of work for...
7th Apr 2020, 15:03
Replies: 208
Views: 146,659
Posted By Jerry Springer

Not getting married and not having a family is...

Not getting married and not having a family is very sound financial advice. These cost the average chap an absolute fortune. I’d rather go on holidays where and when I want, shag around as I please,...
7th Apr 2020, 01:23
Replies: 208
Views: 146,659
Posted By Jerry Springer

Nothing wrong with picking cabbages! I spent a...

Nothing wrong with picking cabbages! I spent a summer in Herefordshire doing that...It was the strawberries that were the killer!
6th Apr 2020, 15:33
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By Jerry Springer

Arik Air ....

Arik Air ....
6th Apr 2020, 14:40
Replies: 208
Views: 146,659
Posted By Jerry Springer

Getting married - something else to be avoided in...

Getting married - something else to be avoided in my opinion! But hey, each to their own! But please, not this ‘born into a wealthy family' crap again. Why is there always some fool who assumes that?...
5th Apr 2020, 15:11
Replies: 208
Views: 146,659
Posted By Jerry Springer

The long term reality of aviation is a string of...

The long term reality of aviation is a string of great years followed by a string of bad years.
For anyone who has not experienced a string of bad years, this downturn has probably come as something...
5th Apr 2020, 15:09
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

A few months ago I saying how the positive job...

A few months ago I saying how the positive job supply was an amazing turn around from the lack opportunities in the past, and so be happy for anyone capitalizing on this. I wrote that in response to...
29th Mar 2020, 02:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By Jerry Springer

Strange isn’t it! I have an FAA multi-engine ATP....

Strange isn’t it! I have an FAA multi-engine ATP. I got a job flying a caravan and had to go do a Single Engine ATL. So friggin’ odd!
27th Mar 2020, 20:01
Replies: 11
Views: 3,244
Posted By Jerry Springer

Plenty of operators in Australia were you can do...

Plenty of operators in Australia were you can do a rating. After that, apply for a job! The Maldives was hiring like mad up until this Corona crap.
6th Jan 2020, 00:47
Replies: 77
Views: 23,630
Posted By Jerry Springer

No, it’s nothing to do with having superhero...

No, it’s nothing to do with having superhero flying skills - its about having the necessary and relevant skills.
A 747 Captain isn’t a superhero and a firefighting pilot isn’t any more of a...
5th Jan 2020, 18:54
Replies: 77
Views: 23,630
Posted By Jerry Springer

Totally unrealistic. Sitting in the Right seat...

Totally unrealistic. Sitting in the Right seat while a student does circuits is absolutely no preparation at all for flying near max weight, Low Level in hilly terrain, with strong winds and gusts...
5th Jan 2020, 18:41
Replies: 77
Views: 23,630
Posted By Jerry Springer

But what has being an Instructor got to do with...

But what has being an Instructor got to do with Ag flying? 1000 Hours Ag time is totally different to 1000 hours instructing.
The Aussie requirement is for 1000 hours of Ag flying. You could have...
5th Jan 2020, 08:52
Replies: 77
Views: 23,630
Posted By Jerry Springer

An Ag Rating on it’s own is currently useless for...

An Ag Rating on it’s own is currently useless for getting a job fighting fires if you’re an Aussie on fixed-wing. 1,000 hours of Ag flying is the requirement, which will take a good number or years...
5th Jan 2020, 01:48
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

I'm in the ‘generation before’ and let’s be...

I'm in the ‘generation before’ and let’s be honest, - every generation tries to 'cut corners’.
Everyone works to progress up their chosen career ladder as best they can given the employment climate...
4th Jan 2020, 03:44
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

Yes thanks...as I mentioned, I have an FAA ATP,...

Yes thanks...as I mentioned, I have an FAA ATP, plenty of float time (6,000 hours on floats) multi-engine float time, Ag rating, mountain time (I have what they need for the advertised position) but...
4th Jan 2020, 02:27
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

Thanks...good points. I did apply to the 415 job,...

Thanks...good points. I did apply to the 415 job, but tend to think I’d have to turn-up in person and knock on the operators door to be considered. I doubt they’ve even heard of the E3 visa, and...
4th Jan 2020, 01:15
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

Wink Thanks for that. I have the qualifications: (FAA...

Thanks for that. I have the qualifications: (FAA ATP, Multi-Engine Seaplane time, Ag Rating, Low Level Experience, Mountain Time) - I know what qualifications they need, I was just wondering if the...
3rd Jan 2020, 11:38
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

Would it be possible to get an E3 Visa for a 415...

Would it be possible to get an E3 Visa for a 415 FO job in the USA? This would be my dream job, but I guess the E3 is for Regionals only?
Thanks,
...
21st Oct 2019, 04:13
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

- What’s the take-home pay (after tax) USA...

- What’s the take-home pay (after tax) USA Regionals are offering new FOs, and what is it for Captains?
- It seems like the Regionals with older aircraft (ERJ145) are paying more than carriers with...
20th Feb 2018, 01:59
Replies: 4
Views: 2,758
Posted By Jerry Springer

Exactly, I cut all financial ties with Australia....

Exactly, I cut all financial ties with Australia. I’m far better off investing elsewhere. My gain, Australias loss. Australia got greedy in the amount of tax money the wanted off me, so it was -...
18th Feb 2018, 01:39
Replies: 12
Views: 6,469
Posted By Jerry Springer

What do they pay?

What do they pay?
16th Feb 2018, 00:47
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

About 2 years ago, in Wichita. Maybe things have...

About 2 years ago, in Wichita. Maybe things have changed since.
16th Feb 2018, 00:06
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

Hmm, for the Bank at least I found America the...

Hmm, for the Bank at least I found America the easiest place on the planet! I went into a branch when just visiting as a tourist, and came out with a Bank of America Savings Account, and Credit Card!...
16th Feb 2018, 00:03
Replies: 2,493
Views: 906,609
Posted By Jerry Springer

So what’s the reason? What is so bad about Messa?...

So what’s the reason? What is so bad about Messa? I’ll take peoples advice and not apply to them, but if you’re only planning on getting some time, and getting out, then why does it matter so much?
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