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Army Aviation, Commercial Aviation including regional and major, EMS helicopter

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I flew Blackhawk helicopters for 9 years in the U.S. Army active duty and guard. I flew the SF340 and Canadair Regional Jet for Comair and the DC-9 for Northwest. I am currently flying EMS missions in BK-117 and EC-145 helicopters for Air Methods Corporation. I hold an ATP Turbojet rating, Commercial Instrument Rotorcraft and have been a CFI and MEI airplane instructor in addition to instructing in the military and in simulators.


Professional Helicopter Pilots Organization Nation EMS Pilots Association


B.S. Aviation Science Oklahoma State University U.S. Army Warrant Officer Aviation Course ATP Turbojet Commercial Instrument Rotorcraft In addition I own and operate a small business employing 70 full and part time folks not in the aviation industry.

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2015-09-12 Airline careers in the UK:

Dear Nataya,         I live and work in the United States so have little knowledge of the airline industry in the UK.  I recommend researching on some well known websites like PPRUNE.  You can find some

2014-03-16 Missing flight:

Why do you think there was anything such as "tactical maneuvering" involved? The plane simply turned and that can be done very easily. Any airplane can be hidden by simply parking it in a hangar. If the

2013-10-13 Aviation:

Dear Mildred,         First, never give up on your goals.  On this planet and in your lifetime you can achieve anything you want to achieve.  All you have to do all the things it takes to achieve

2013-02-16 International commercial pilot:

Aamish,         You have asked some very complicated questions and I will attempt to steer you in the right direction on some of them. Every person has a slightly different path toward their ultimate goal

2012-12-24 Questions on becoming a helicopter pilot:

Hi Julian,         Best way to find out about the army is through a recruiter.  They should have the latest information.  If you find a recruiter who seems unfamiliar with the flight program, seek out


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