Is your job more or less adventurous than you had hoped for when you got into the industry? I think I had hoped for it to stay full of more adventurous days and meaningful risk taking.
I guess the military might be one of the few places left for that (accept for the reems of paperwork to go flying). I'm thinking the RTP programs are doing well because so many helicopter pilots figure that if they are going to be bored either way, might as well be bored chasing after nice hotels and better pay.
I'd happily go back to when accidents were more common. We lost friencs now and then, but at least we all felt like we trying new things and pioneering new ways to get meaningful work done with helicopters. The old life of adventure seems to have morphed into a life of boring people, CYA, meetings upon meetings, blah, blah. It is defineately a much safer time to be in aviaion, but it is also seems this is at the cost of a non-adventuous life.
How about you, are you you glad you fly in the current environment or do you envy a bit the folks that flew at a time of less safety but more adventure?