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Letter to the Editor
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Dana Maxfield
Mr Whitney, dmaxfield@rotorcraftpro.com
Your article on “Why Do We Eat Our Young” in your Heli-Expo 2010 Preview
CIRCULATION DIRECTOR
Pam Fulmer
Issue of Rotorcraft Professional was well stated and long over due. I was a heli-
copter pilot for 38 years and a jet driver for 5 years with well over 20,000 hours
flight time. One of the most ridicules, irritating, disgusting comments I ever heard
from an old pilot was ‘I’m not going to train someone to take my job’. This was a
comment in a recurrent class of mostly IFR captains flying BH 412’s at the time. I
addressed it at the time by telling the individual that he’s lucky that I wasn’t in
charge because with his attitude he would be back in single pilot VFR aircraft so he
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wouldn’t have to worry about training anyone. And he wasn’t the only one that
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had that attitude but thankfully those types were few and far between.
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The last 4 to 5 years that I flew, prior to retiring, was almost exclusively as a 3100 Lorna Road, Suite 201, Hoover, AL 35216
Training Captain/Check Airman for the company and I stayed as long as I did be- toll free: 877.768.5550 fax: 205.978.2925
cause we were getting a large influx of those “Robbie guys” and I really felt I had
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something to pass on to the “new folks.” I can tell you from experience most of
Rotorcraft Professional™ is published twelve times a
them were more up on the regulations than I was and as a Check Airman that’s not year and mailed out on or around the 20th of the month be-
good. They did lack the feel for a 412 of the S76 but most of them were quite ac-
ing covered by Mosark Enterprises, LLC, Barbizon Build-
ing, 3100 Lorna Road, Suite 201, Hoover, AL 35216.
ceptable IFR. They just did not have the time and experience to feel the helicopter
Rotorcraft Professional™ is distributed free to qualified sub-
scribers. Non-qualified subscription rates are $57.00 per
but I think 99% of those that I flew with developed into very respectable helicopter
year in the U.S. and Canada and $84.00 per year for foreign
pilots within a year of even less depending on which Captain they got assigned to fly
subscribers (surface mail). U.S. Postage paid at Birming-
ham, Alabama and additional mailing offices.
with. All in all I enjoyed flying with them greatly and hopefully their time spent Rotorcraft Professional™ is distributed to qualified
with me in the simulator or aircraft was profitable for them and I left feeling I had ac-
readers in the helicopter industry. Publisher is not liable for
all content (including editorial and illustrations provided by
complished something good for a lot of young pilots. advertisers) of advertisements published and does not ac-
As I look back I can remember a lot of mistakes that I made and was lucky enough
cept responsibility for any claims made against the pub-
lisher. It is the advertiser’s or agency’s responsibility to
to survive them with out any damage to the aircraft. I sure wish someone would
obtain appropriate releases on any item or individuals pic-
tured in an advertisement. Reproduction of this magazine in
have taken an interest in my piloting skills the first 4 or 5 years after I got out of the
whole or in part is prohibited without prior written permis-
army in to the civilian business.
sion from the publisher.
I still miss working with the young folks and think of them often with very fond
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Mosark Enter-
memories. Thanks again for a very timely article and hopefully some training cap- prises, LLC, 3100 Lorna Road, Suite 201, Hoover, AL 35216
tains giving recurrent classes to senior pilots will present this concept to them. It’s
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important.
Larry Pearson
Retired
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