Helicopters at Work
Finding Your Way in the Commercial Rotary World
Many people who qualify as commercial helicopter pilots find it very difficult to get a first job. Positions as a professional helicopter pilot require experience, and that is one thing the new helicopter pilot does not have. But there are ways to get started in this difficult profession.
Jobs for Helicopter Pilots
Helicopters can be seen all over the place – as part of police operations, working in search and rescue, flying to the North Sea oil rigs, offering pleasure flights or ‘helicopter experiences’, and at helicopter training schools teaching people to fly for themselves. All these places can be sources of work once someone has qualified as a commercial helicopter pilot. But some of these are easier than others to break into, and finding a specific career path in the industry may be difficult.