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There's nothing more important in your career than how you interact with others. The new job, the new machine, that sort after advancement or just getting your career off the ground in the first place. Your attitude as seen by others is EVERYTHING.
So what's the story? Why the cliche's? Something must be up. Let's have a look.
Pilots are part of a team. You're not the big cahoona because you're the pilot, you are just another cog on the wheel. Get that sorted in your head, you are NOT that important. You're employed to join a team, which might include an engineer, someone from ops, an office admin and very often a ground crew too. You work with these people far more than you spend in the cockpit. So your ability to interact with them is far more important than your ability to fly. Pilot skills are not unique, but your ability to be great company is.
Pilot jobs, how did you get yours? Look back at your career, how many of those gigs did you get from an advert? We'd take a bet that probably none. More likely from a friend or acquaintance that put your name forward. Your network got you that job, not your flying skills.
So, what's the most important factor in your flying career? It's your ability to be on the top of the list in an influential persons mind of 'cool people' to have around. That's it. End of story. Your career in a nutshell.
Anyone can learn to fly a helicopter with enough practice. You'll only get that practice if you have a job. You'll only get that job if you're on someones 'cool to have around' list. To get on that list you need to TAKE CARE OF YOUR ATTITUDE.
Fly Safe and Happy Landings
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Just my experiences as a pilot in Africa, things learnt along the way and useful stuff for others following their dream...
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