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User currently offlineSPRINGBOK From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 192 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Just wondering if anybody can shed some light on the idea of Royal Navy helicopter pilots leaving the Navy and applying to airlines(as some will take pilots with helicopter experience), has anybody heard of this or any useful information?
Obviously Harrier pilots from the Navy applying to airlines would be more common, just interested about helicopter pilots.(as this situation could apply to me in a few years)

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User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

SAS and many others takes helo pilots from NO/SE/DK air forces, so why not?  Smile

User currently offlineSPRINGBOK From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2288 times:

Thanks Anders!! nice to hear from our friends over the North Sea

User currently offline10000moh From United States of America, joined May 2001, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2265 times:


I can't inform you about British practices, but I have been told that USN helo pilots, who receive basic fixed-wing flight training, can and do go from service to airline flying. Unfortunately, I don't believe that airlines count helo hours, so these pilots are not credited with much experience going in.


User currently offlineRodrigo Santos From Brazil, joined Sep 2001, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

The Brazilian Navy (Marinha Brasileira, or MB) is getting it´s first fixed wing planes (in the last 50 or 40 years, I guess), and it is converting the only pilots they got. Helicopter pilots. They are doing just fine too! Not a very easy thing to fly a carrier plane.

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