Helicopter pilots fly multi-engined helicopters for business or emergency response purposes to transfer workers to an offshore location. Usually works as part of a captain and co-pilot team on a larger helicopter.
checks weather conditions and airspace restrictions along the route
Files flight plans, works out fuel requirements and maximum loads
Checks the helicopter's equipment and instruments
Carries out safety checks and gains clearance from air traffic control to take off.
Uses a range of instruments to navigate, control height and speed, and communicate with air traffic controllers.
Completes post-flight paperwork, including a duty hours log, before preparing for the next flight.
How this role fits in with the rest of the industry.
Flying is usually to oil and gas installations and vessels of various sizes. There are rules concerning maximum flying hours, but the job could include working days, nights or weekends. Some jobs over longer distances could involve overnight stays away from home.
Basic entry requirements include (necessary)
Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL(H))
Requisite number of hours total flying time in helicopters.
JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) Class 1 medical
Employers might also look for (desirable)
Type Rating on a particular type of helicopter (will vary depending on the company’s fleet)
Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL(H))
Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL(H)
Typical starting salary may be in the region of
AED45,000 - AED55,000
Typical Salary once experienced
e.g. Captain, which is the lead role in the team on a helicopter, Trainer, Chief Pilot
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