talking about taking your mechanic along in your AStar, 206 or 500 that is fine and chances are they'll need to fly with you anyway for one reason or another. But if you folks move on to larger aircraft and have the occasion to have 2, 3 or 4 mechanics all working on it at once are you going to take a bunch of them? If you were to move into airline flying do you think the pilots get to take everyone who worked on it for a ride. You folks need to concentrate on being where the quality of maintenance doesn't make you concerned. Your bosses are dopes if they are really putting you at risk. Insist on thorough QA after maintenance and review what was done on your own before you fly. That alone will make your ride potentially much safer. I have worked with some pilots who feel it is not doing their job if they don't point out something that needs to be dealt with, whether paperwork or mechanical after a 100 hr type inspection. I do not think there are statistics to back up what most folks believe, that the most dangerous flights are those right out of maintenance. Sure that can be true but some things don't show up for a while and in those cases you'll have no satisfaction of crashing with your mechanic. I'm a pilot and a mechanic and have worked as both.