I'm an "ex" heli bloke and have been trying to get back on them to try and enjoy my work again.

I had 5 years on Sea Kings - coursed and cross trained to engines etc, Westlands and Rolls Royce. This was from 1982-87.

Also 18 months on AB 205's and Bell 214's. Again with some airframe and engine courses. This was from 1987-88.

My question is:

Why do some agencies say "oh no - we want recent experience" and others say "No - that doesn't matter, a helicopter is a helicopter".

Are there any contracts out there for someone like me - always thought of myself as a heli bloke - until I started contracting and had to work on fixed wing things!

Help............ [img]/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]