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Victor Bravo

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Somewhat off-topic, but I guessed this is the only area of HBA where I could post something like this. Moderators if there is some reason it can't be here then accept my apology. BUT, please see this as a direct attempt to help and empower an aircraft enthusiast, who has military helicopter experience, to find a really good job, that pays enough money, for him or her to purchase a homebuilt airplane kit :)

A rotor-head and National Guardsman friend forwarded me this job listing, and I know we have some experienced rotary wing people here who might know someone who can fill this position.


Helinet •
Van Nuys, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent

(Blah blah about us blah blah industry leader blah blah corporate history blah blah)

Job Description:
Helinet is seeking a qualified UH-60 helicopter pilot to support our aerial firefighting contracts with the U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection CAL FIRE, and Oregon Department of Forestry. An ideal candidate possesses a high level of professional safety standards, the ability to analyze problems, and develop/implement helicopter support plans under tight time constraints. Effective time management skills and the ability to plan and organize an unpredictable workload are also needed. You will need to be able to work in a team environment in order to meet shared goals and objectives.

Job Requirements:
·Mandatory = 1500 total time,
·Mandatory = 500 hours minimum (long-line) vertical reference flight time
·Mandatory = 250 hours minimum mountain flying time
·Mandatory = 100 hours PIC in helicopters weighing 12,500 or more.
·Mandatory = S-70/H60 type rating
·Preferred = USFS or CalFire “H-60” carded
·Mandatory = Commercial F.A.A. Rotorcraft Pilot license, 2nd Class Medical, and a valid U.S.
Passport.

(Blah blah equal opportunity blah blah political correctness blah blah non-discrimination boilerplate HR language)

Helinet
16303 Waterman Drive
Van Nuys, California 91406 USA
www.helinet.com

Again, if for any reason this is prohibited content then moderators accept my apologies and feel free to move/remove it.
 

plncraze

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Mr. Hillberg, you design, build and fly? That is a soooo cool! This forum attracts the most interesting folks.
 
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It would be a sweet job. Most helicopter pilots I know could fill half easily. The whole package is tough. Where I work is usually the first job a new helicopter pilot gets. It will get worse because new military pilots will never solo. Two up training only. They also fly more sim than actual today. 500 hours long line and 250 mountain flying are probably the biggest gotchas.
We had a guard pilot riding with us 500 total time, in the guard flying S-64. We had to teach him how to fly. No way he was doing anything more than running the radios.
 

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No, thank you. When the folks here talk about having a higher level of expertise than other forums it is because of contributors like you. Also congrats on finding a good use for a BD-5 fuselage.
 

cblink.007

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Somewhat off-topic, but I guessed this is the only area of HBA where I could post something like this. Moderators if there is some reason it can't be here then accept my apology. BUT, please see this as a direct attempt to help and empower an aircraft enthusiast, who has military helicopter experience, to find a really good job, that pays enough money, for him or her to purchase a homebuilt airplane kit :)

A rotor-head and National Guardsman friend forwarded me this job listing, and I know we have some experienced rotary wing people here who might know someone who can fill this position.


Helinet •
Van Nuys, California, USA
Position Type: Permanent

(Blah blah about us blah blah industry leader blah blah corporate history blah blah)

Job Description:
Helinet is seeking a qualified UH-60 helicopter pilot to support our aerial firefighting contracts with the U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection CAL FIRE, and Oregon Department of Forestry. An ideal candidate possesses a high level of professional safety standards, the ability to analyze problems, and develop/implement helicopter support plans under tight time constraints. Effective time management skills and the ability to plan and organize an unpredictable workload are also needed. You will need to be able to work in a team environment in order to meet shared goals and objectives.

Job Requirements:
·Mandatory = 1500 total time,
·Mandatory = 500 hours minimum (long-line) vertical reference flight time
·Mandatory = 250 hours minimum mountain flying time
·Mandatory = 100 hours PIC in helicopters weighing 12,500 or more.
·Mandatory = S-70/H60 type rating
·Preferred = USFS or CalFire “H-60” carded
·Mandatory = Commercial F.A.A. Rotorcraft Pilot license, 2nd Class Medical, and a valid U.S.
Passport.

(Blah blah equal opportunity blah blah political correctness blah blah non-discrimination boilerplate HR language)

Helinet
16303 Waterman Drive
Van Nuys, California 91406 USA
www.helinet.com

Again, if for any reason this is prohibited content then moderators accept my apologies and feel free to move/remove it.
Being a former Blackhawk guy and soon to be furloughed from American Airlines, I'd say I am qualified. But with it being California (I grew up in Pasadena), they'd have to offer one heck of a salary! Currently interviewing at Bell for a V-22 OT Pilot / FTE position at Pax River. All said, thanks for the share, and I will pass this on to some friends in the SoCal region!!!
 
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