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The concept behind this website is to have a “Day In The Life” description from every conceivable part of the Helicopter Industry.

Yes, Its a lofty goal but you can help. As you browse the stories and blog posts you’ll notice that we have blog post submissions from everyday Aircrew Professionals, from across the Helicopter Industry and around the world.

Scroll down to read the growing list of entries from Australia, Africa, Canada, Ireland, the USA, Germany and more.

Want to share your experience? simply get in touch, to get involved!

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life of a Helicopter Air Ambulance Pilot at Life Flight Network

When our crew briefing is complete, I gather my equipment and standby for a flight request. Our goal is to launch within 8 minutes during the day and 10 minutes at night. To accomplish this, my equipment must be ready to go and my process for checking weather and launching must be efficient without sacrificing safety

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A Day in the Life

A Day In The Life…Aerial Saw Pilot!

An Aerial Saw pilot is a year-round position in that there is no busy or slow season. The 500D models we fly are like migratory birds chasing fine weather up and down the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways.

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A Day in the Life

A Day In The Life…Superyacht Pilot!

During the summer of 2018, I was fortunate enough to fly from a 50-meter (164-foot) private yacht …departing Seattle, WA on May 1st to cruise the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska…

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the life…Maryland State Police!

We complete a recon and lower our Rescue Tech (RT) to the Ship to assess the patient and get them ready to be hoisted to the aircraft. Once the RT indicates that everything is ready we move back in to pick them both up…

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AW139 Over Melbourne Australia
A Day in the Life

A Day In The Life…Helicopter Flight Paramedic!

…severe skull fractures.. .extensive brain damage…twenty four hours earlier Liam and his parents had been enjoying life, bushwalking in Mt Kosciusko State Forest, hundreds of miles from Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital…

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A Day in the Life... an Irish Air Corps Pilot!
A Day in the Life

A Day In The Life… An Irish Air Corps Pilot!

A joint services exercise involving artillery, naval vessel guns, fixed-wing rockets and machine guns starts to get complex quick….a job like this is mostly about, what we call, mission management… It doesn’t hurt that its’ fun!

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A Day in the Life

A Day In The Life…Irish Charter Pilot!

…take the mighty H120 down to Shannon Airport to meet a group of four golfers right off their jet from the United States and bring them to the world famous Old Head golf club…

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