SPRINGBOK From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 192 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1625 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)
10000moh From United States of America, joined May 2001, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1545 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.
Rodrigo Santos From Brazil, joined Sep 2001, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1540 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.