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Title: Helicopter Pilot
Post by: Canuck_55555 on March 08, 2018, 21:36:51
Just something that I have never known.
Do the helicopter pilots stay on base with Army or do they go with the Air force?
Title: Re: Helicopter Pilot
Post by: Loachman on March 08, 2018, 22:31:21
Yes.

And go to sea on ships.
Title: Re: Helicopter Pilot
Post by: Canuck_55555 on March 08, 2018, 23:05:03
yes meaning.....?
Title: Re: Helicopter Pilot
Post by: mariomike on March 08, 2018, 23:21:12
yes meaning.....?

Canadian navy pilot 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=127144.0
OP: "what does a canadian helicopter pilot do on board a ship?"
Title: Re: Helicopter Pilot
Post by: Oldgateboatdriver on March 08, 2018, 23:21:53
Yes meaning ... as a helicopter pilot, you can find yourself staying on an Army base, or at an Air Force base, or going at sea in ships. There are some helicopters that provide their support from all of these locations and to all three environments.

It's the nature of helicopters to act in support of everybody. And little known secret here: Shhhh! Don't tell anyone, but helicopters don't necessarily need an airport, unlike their fixed wing brethren.  ;)
Title: Re: Helicopter Pilot
Post by: Eye In The Sky on March 08, 2018, 23:26:26
Yes meaning ... as a helicopter pilot, you can find yourself staying on an Army base, or at an Air Force base, or going at sea in ships. There are some helicopters that provide their support from all of these locations and to all three environments.

It's the nature of helicopters to act in support of everybody. And little known secret here: Shhhh! Don't tell anyone, but helicopters don't necessarily need an airport, unlike their fixed wing brethren.  ;)

We can land without an airport....once.   8)

Title: Re: Helicopter Pilot
Post by: Oldgateboatdriver on March 08, 2018, 23:40:45
I see EITS... just like every ship can be a minesweeper ... once.  ;D
Title: Re: Helicopter Pilot
Post by: Eye In The Sky on March 08, 2018, 23:58:06
 :nod: