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Cherry Drying Bell 206
A Day in the Life

A Day In The Life… Drying Cherries!

It was 0430, sunrise was about 30 minutes away, and I checked the DarkSky app for the sixth time since I got up 20 minutes prior. “On contract” with a cherry farmer in central Washington state…this looked like the first day I would be called on to fly…

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Bell 206 Sightseeing aircraft
A Day in the Life

A Day In The Life…Tour Pilot, UK!

Got a shiny new CPL and want to cut your teeth at something other than instructing? Try getting involved with pleasure flying and you’ll find your skills and understanding of flying developing in no time.

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A Day in The Life...Chief Aircrewman!
A Day in the Life

A Day In The Life…Chief Aircrewman!

…I one hundred percent practice the ‘dress to egress’ principle, students who have not paid heed to this, will now suffer…facing the harsh realities of a post-crash jungle survival scenario…

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Career Info

Lessons For A Flight Instructor!

…good advice comes when you’re least expecting it…sometimes, the best way to get back home to your family, is to land the damn helicopter and walk…

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Helicopter Pilot books
Career Info

16 Best Books for Helicopter Pilots

Whether it’s a gift for the helicopter pilot in your life or something for yourself to pass the time while on shift, we’ve got a list of 16 of the “Best Books for Helicopter Pilots”.

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