3,500TT ATP, seeking Sunday through Friday SIC work

#21
Pilot shopping still happened at Air Evac when I was at Methods. But not at Methods. I know because the rotor guys would turn down a flight and of course predictably my batphone would go off 15 seconds later. And when I got to wherever, the ground paramedics would have the kid packaged for a rotor flight because their buddy Bob had phoned them to let them know he'd be over shortly. Again, though, I think this stuff is history, now. Too many woopsies.
You were once helicopter scum?
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
#23
Up here in Northwest Seattle/Western BC (because geographically and culturally we’re not really Alaska) some pilot shopping still happens, but that’s a consequence of having an insane abundance of lift in a small geographic area. Tbh mostly what it means is that (non-CAMTS) Mormon Methods will leave part 91 to go check it out, and surprise surprise find a way through it.
 

ppragman

Direct Yeska
#24
Up here in Northwest Seattle/Western BC (because geographically and culturally we’re not really Alaska) some pilot shopping still happens, but that’s a consequence of having an insane abundance of lift in a small geographic area. Tbh mostly what it means is that (non-CAMTS) Mormon Methods will leave part 91 to go check it out, and surprise surprise find a way through it.
Greater Cascadia is what I like to call it - it extends most of the way to Anchorage (stops in Cordova, with holdout pockets in S Anchorage, Alyeska, and Seward).
 

ppragman

Direct Yeska
#25
Up here in Northwest Seattle/Western BC (because geographically and culturally we’re not really Alaska) some pilot shopping still happens, but that’s a consequence of having an insane abundance of lift in a small geographic area. Tbh mostly what it means is that (non-CAMTS) Mormon Methods will leave part 91 to go check it out, and surprise surprise find a way through it.
With regard to pilot shopping, I don't really have a problem with it when the guy who has lived and flown in an area for 25 years will go someplace I won't. It never happened in Hawaii, but I don't really have a problem with it if it's for the right reasons. Minimums are minimums and if it's below those, call the flight off, but local knowledge does matter. A guy might know a "better" way to get someplace than I do, or a smoother path, or even (imagine) a safer way to get someplace.

What does annoy me is when I can see that it's perfectly reasonable to go on a particular flight, and there's no legal or safety reason not to go, and guys who are medevac guys will do everything they can not to go because they've got other stuff going on, or whatever. I get it - I don't want to go 100% of the time, but jesus, at least with medevac what I was doing was actually helping people.
 

CFI A&P

Exploring the world one toilet at a time.
#26
Hi All,
Looking for contract SIC work preferably in the northern Indiana and/or southern Michigan areas.

I'm a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, might you know of a Jewish business owner seeking an SIC for a jet or KA/light twin/single turbine/piston.
Willing to fly Saturday nights through Fridays an hour before sunset. Or perhaps for someone who doesn't need weekend flying?

Also willing to airline to a location elsewhere in the US.

Thanks in advance!
What are your flight times? I know of at least one M-F corporate shuttle, which sounds like what you're looking for.
 
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