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CONTACT : Robb Grubb | AWA, llc | PO Box 7713 | Bend, Oregon 97708 | AWA@AirWaterArt.com
 

COMMERCIAL HELICOPTER PILOT SERVICES :

Welcome to Flycorp.net! Robb Grubb provides professional contract helicopter pilot services to his customers throughout the United States. His broad experience base and time in the industry assures you recieve safe and efficient flying.

FLYING EXPERIENCE CONSISTS OF :

  • Precision & Production External Loads
  • Vertical Reference up to 250 feet
  • Air Taxi & Charter
  • Tours
  • Property, Right of Way, Fish & Wildlife Survey
  • Powerline Construction, Inspection & Patrol
  • Photo, Video & Film
  • Forest Fire Support & Suppression (State & Federal)
  • Natural Resource Project & Scientific Support
  • Search & Locate
  • Aerial Mapping with LIDAR & Color Imaging
  • Primary & Advanced Flight Instruction
  • Designated Pilot Examiner Activities

 

CERTIFICATIONS & QUALIFICATIONS :

  • FAA License | Commercial Rotorcraft | Helicopter
  • FAA Ratings | Certified Flight Instructor | Helicopter
  • FAA Part 133 | 135 | 137 Qualified
  • USFS | DOI Interagency Carded Since : 2002
  • Providing Pilot Services Since 1992
  • Designated Pilot Examiner Since 2010

FLIGHT TIME :

  • PIC Helicopter: 6500 +
  • Part 133 : 2400 +
  • Part 135 : 500 +
  • Part 137 : 50 +
  • Alaska : 525 +
  • Mountain (CFR 95) : 4200 +
  • As CFI : 1000 +
  • State & Federal Fire : 900 +
  • Wildlife Survey : 600 +

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE :

FAA Management experience consists of 135 Director of Operations, 135 & 133 Chief Pilot, 135 Check Airman & Designated Pilot Examiner duties.

Other aviation business duties have included private sector and agency contract bidding & management, office management, marketing, customer relations, floor sweeping and commercial fuel service truck driving.

 
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DESIGNATED PILOT EXAMINER For :

  • VFR | Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Private (PE)
  • Commercial (CE)
  • Certified Flight Instructor (FIE)
  • AIRCRAFT : Bell 206 Series | R44 | R22 | G2 Cabri

Authorized & Managed by : NM09 Portland FSDO

For Private and Commercial tests, please contact me direct for inquiries and scheduling of checkrides. For Initial Flight Instructor tests, please contact the Portland FSDO to request a checkride. The two links (pdf files) to the right contain information on pricing, scheduling and a checklist of information to bring the day of your checkride.

Your checkride is a business relationship between yourself and the DPE. You should communicate directly with the designated examiner regarding any questions you may have about the test, its content, schedule or other expectations.

It is very important to me as an examiner to conduct your check in a professional and timely manner. As a DPE, I am representing the FAA and their pilot certification procedures. I am not an employee of the FAA.

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OTHER HELPFUL LINKS :

 

 
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ADVANCED FLIGHT INSTRUCTION SERVICES:

In-depth Helicopter Training Courses for :

  • Mountain Flying & Off Airport Flying
  • Part 133 External Load Operations
  • Part 133 LongLine Vertical Reference Flying
  • OAS | USFS Wildland Fire & Project Course
  • Part 61 Biennial Flight Reviews
  • Insurance Flight Training & Evaluations

All training courses provide :

  • High-time, Experienced Instructors
  • Instructors Working in the 'Industry'
  • In-depth, Regimented Training Syllabus
  • Bell 206B III or R44 Platform

This flight training consists of a systematic approach to all training elements ensuring thorough coverage and learning by the student.

These courses have been developed and improved over the years to fill a gap in what we see as overall deficiencies in the utility helicopter industry. External load and mountain flying skills are two of the major skill sets utility / charter companies want to see in their potential pilot applicants.

COURSES CURRENTLY PROVIDED By :

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Apex Helicopter Services

When searching for a school to provide you with external load or mountain flying skills, be sure that you will be flying with an instructor that has those skills and experience themselves. Advanced flight training is relatively expensive and is an important investment to your career.

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OUR CRAZY HELICOPTER INDUSTRY :

Low time pilots, fresh out of flight school have a difficult path ahead of them. The industry is designed around pilots having around 800 to 1500 hours to acquire their first "real job", other than flight instructing. I consider flight instructing a real job. As a flight instructor you have an opportunity to "build or shape" your industry.

It requires a high degree of flying skill to set good examples, an ability to effectively transfer knowledge to many different types of people, demands constant study to remain current and it is relatively dangerous. Most pilots do not want to be flight instructors and are always waiting for the "big break" to go off and set the world on fire doing something other than burning holes "around the patch".

After you catch your "big break", enjoy it, don't take it for granted and after you have "lived the dream", go back to teaching or mentoring part time so others can take advantage from your travel and experiences. This will enhance and improve our industry.

I challenge each pilot to be happy and content in whatever helicopter pilot position they have chosen or gotten themselves into and to take ownership of their industry. Each one of us has the responsibility to set good examples, behave professionally and "avoid the dumb pills" in the morning.

It is our job to provide the public with a quality service never in doubt of the outcome. Also, try to remember, it is still quite fun.

 
 

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CONTACT : Robb Grubb | AWA, llc | PO Box 7713 | Bend, Oregon 97708 | AWA@AirWaterArt.com

Copyright 2017 | Uncontrolled Document 110820161101 | Flycorp is a dba of AWA, llc and all business policies & procedures apply.

AWA, llc & Robb Grubb provide commercial pilot services in accordance with FAA rules & regulations.