2019 HeliOps Calendar - Freebie Giveaway

#22
I’m currently a low time pilot and I don’t have much experience within the industry, but I have been flying since I was 11 years old. It’s something I fell in love with through history, movies, games etc and when I turned 11 I took my first flight in a Cessna and knew I was meant to fly. I started my fixed wing training later that year, however through my years of flying fixed-wing I fell In love with hands on flying that only a helicopter could provide and after my first experience in an R22 at 15, I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I’m now 18, I have my Rex fixed-wing but more importantly I have my commercial helicopter license and I couldn’t be more happy with my choice. Even though my experience is limited, the bit of ferry flying I’ve done, the new places I’ve been, the awesome jobs as ground crew I’ve had a chance to partake in and more over the amazing people I’ve met and made my friends.. it all makes this industry so amazing and unlike any other “work”. I look forward to being able to work, fly and experience even more of the amazing opportunities it has to offer.
 
#23
while I'm not a pilot yet, what is maintaining the drive to be one, is being around positive people, being able to give back and make a difference.
Search and rescue may not be achievable, fire fighting is and certainly is.

Medical passed, house almost ready to lease and with only 2 months left this year, I'll continue to save and move early next year.
 
#26
Always wanted to fly, have taken a few lessons, yet life always got in the way. Always taking the Local Heli Tour wherever I am....with NYC and Grand Canyon topping the list. Very fortunate I'm in the industry supplying parts to UH-60, Chinooks among all other military operators worldwide....It does look like I'm heading to Hawaii to see the V-22, SeaCobras too. Thanks Mushhuskie for the info !!!
 
#27
Loved helicopters since I was a kid, had the opportunity to work in Jasper National Park with some of the best Rescue/Firefighting Pilots in Canada as Air Ops working with fire management on several wildfires and prescribed burns.
 
#28
Been working towards being a pilot since i was a kid. Now 6yrs in the business flying in scandinavia. What i like about flying is the view, the fact that you are holding the responsibility of the decisions and actions in your hands. Get to see many places and the customers are mostly happy. The respect for these amazing machines never gets old and the possibilities where you can take this career are endless. Its not always easy but possibly worth it in the end.
 
#29
Honestly I'm not yet a pilot. It's been my dream since grade school. I got side tracked and am really ready to get started. I'll use the calendar file for visualization to reach that goal.
 
#30
Been on or around helicopters most of my working life, still get an enormous thrill when I hear the beat of the blades or see them in the sky, countless lives have been saved because of them, they are the most extraordinary fascinating machines, I feel honoured and privileged to have been associated with them.
 
#31
Well its that time of year and we have decided to give away 200 of our 2019 HeliOps calendars to members here. Its very simple what you need to do.

We all have our own favourite things that make this an industry we enjoy, post on this thread why you enjoy this industry and what makes it special to you.

So post on THIS thread your thoughts and then when you have made your post send us a PM (HERE ON THE FORUM - NOWHERE ELSE) with your name and postal address and we will send you off one of our calendars.

Here is some of the big images in this years edition.

Grew up watching helicopter cropdusters because I lived out in the country surrounded by crops. My uncle was a huey crew member in the Army and killed May 6, 1970 and I always heard my Dad talk about him and his helicopter. Now a helicopter pilot myself it's just an awesome adventure to go basically anywhere and land just about anywhere and to be able to do the things that airplanes cannot. I just love the world of aviation.
 
#32
Well its that time of year and we have decided to give away 200 of our 2019 HeliOps calendars to members here. Its very simple what you need to do.

We all have our own favourite things that make this an industry we enjoy, post on this thread why you enjoy this industry and what makes it special to you.

So post on THIS thread your thoughts and then when you have made your post send us a PM (HERE ON THE FORUM - NOWHERE ELSE) with your name and postal address and we will send you off one of our calendars.

Here is some of the big images in this years edition.

The thump of the blades goes right deep in your chest the turbines winding up stares something special inside you that only someone who truly loves being in or around helicopters knows
 
#33
There's something about being part a crew thats out there to save lives everyday. To use a machine that shouldn't even be flying to impact someone's life. There's no better feeling than to see that smile of relief on their face after you've hoisted them off the roof of their flooded home. I will continue to do this job until the flight doc tells me I can't.

“If you are in trouble anywhere in the world, an airplane can fly over and drop flowers, but a helicopter can land and save your life.” ~ Igor Sikorsky
 
#36
Well its that time of year and we have decided to give away 200 of our 2019 HeliOps calendars to members here. Its very simple what you need to do.

We all have our own favourite things that make this an industry we enjoy, post on this thread why you enjoy this industry and what makes it special to you.

So post on THIS thread your thoughts and then when you have made your post send us a PM (HERE ON THE FORUM - NOWHERE ELSE) with your name and postal address and we will send you off one of our calendars.

Here is some of the big images in this years edition.

I grew up with my father as the local CFA brigade captain and a CFA aircraft officer, he quickly chased the Helitak Rappel crew and then onto the Rappel crew as a Dispatcher. It was fantastic getting to watch my father work with the mediums in north east vic, being bell 205's, 212's and 412's from Jayrow, Kestrel other companies.

I never thought I'd get the opportunity to work with aircraft ever, until in recent years I have followed his footsteps within CFA and now act as a Lt and crew leader. I am fortunate enough to be in a brigade which has a DELWP air base within our township and have a fixed wing bomber on pdd(pre-determined dispatch) and a Sikorsky from Coulson Aviation with a long line bucket.
I have the privilege of working from the ground with these aircraft and wouldn't have it any other way
 
#37
Just retired after 39 years in the RW industry. Started flying in the Canadian Arctic in 1979. After 5 years was sent overseas where I saw the world through contracts in 20 countries (Egypt, India, Morocco, Gabon, Thailand, Ghana, Pakistan, Burma, Cambodia, Angola, Azerbaijan, Editorial Guinea, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Iran, Tanzania, Liberia, Former Republic of Georgia, Malaysia). Work was IFR offshore oil support and United Nations missions. To this day flying helicopters has always remained a passion, never just a paycheck. Would do it all over again without changing a thing. Favorite rides? 212 and 76.
 
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#40
Had an awesome flying career flying for the Air Force and then the Police. Lost my medical as a result of an accident in '97 and since then have gone into Flight Ops Safety and Quality full time. I must say, I miss the cockpit every day and still run outside to see a heli flying overhead. I now make it my mission to help prevent someone else falling into the same or similar traps that I did. Stay safe out there guys, and have a couple of minutes for this grumpy mahogany bomber pilot :).
 
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