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Msg ID: 2581598 LFN +0/-0     
7/9/2019 8:06:51 PM

How's life there?  Looking at making the jump to hems from the utility sector.  LFN is the only game in town for me.  Any info appreciated.



Msg ID: 2581600 LFN +1/-1     
Author:You'll regret it.
7/9/2019 8:37:35 PM

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Big time.

Msg ID: 2581617 Thatís informative? Care to elaborate? (NT) +2/-0     
7/9/2019 10:10:34 PM

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Msg ID: 2581737 Anytime people elaborate on LFN, the posts get deleted. (NT) +1/-0     
7/10/2019 5:02:01 PM

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Msg ID: 2581862 Anytime people elaborate on LFN, the posts get deleted.  +1/-0     
Author:Other sources
7/11/2019 11:43:07 AM

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Check out reviews on Glassdoor and Indeed.


Msg ID: 2581642 LFN +1/-1     
Author:Line Guy
7/10/2019 4:30:03 AM

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Best aviation job I’ve ever had. 18+ years flying professionally. 

Msg ID: 2581656 LFN +1/-0     
7/10/2019 8:23:49 AM

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That’s encouraging. Can I ask how long you’ve been there. What other sectors of the helicopter industry have you worked in?  Thanks

Msg ID: 2581719 LFN +0/-0     
Author:Line guy
7/10/2019 2:43:06 PM

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7 years. Flew 5 years EMS with another EMS operator, ENG, Utility, charter and Corporate.

Msg ID: 2581606 LFN +3/-1     
Author:Are you jumping off a bridge?
7/9/2019 9:02:34 PM

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Everything I've read on this forum suggests that HEMS is down the ladder from utility?

Msg ID: 2581614 LFN +1/-2     
7/9/2019 9:34:04 PM

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Have you seen the beat up jalopies that some utility outfits fly?  An EC-135 seems, um, better...

Msg ID: 2581620 LFN +1/-0     
7/9/2019 10:29:19 PM

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Depends on your point of view.  Utility life isn’t so conducive to time with the family and a home life. Especially in the summer. 

Msg ID: 2581613 LFN +3/-0     
7/9/2019 9:30:24 PM

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If you are talking about the PNW operator, my interview and job offer were nothing but professional.  I took a SoCal fire job over the offer, but have nothing but good things to say about them.  I have prior Navy/CG buddies that work there and like it. 

My 2 cents...

Msg ID: 2582037 LFN +1/-0     
Author:some guy
7/12/2019 1:17:38 PM

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Been with LFN since 2013.  3 other HEMS operators before that.  They are by far the 

best I've worked for.  Good pay and benefits ( Best Health care I've had so far.)   


Nothing is perfect but this is where I'm gonna be until flying isn't an option anymore.

Msg ID: 2582081 LFN +0/-0     
7/12/2019 5:08:08 PM

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I can say that for most coming from utility work the pay in HEMS will be a downgrade (unless you're an OT ho) but the schedule is better for social/family life.

Msg ID: 2582854 The only posts allowed about LFN +0/-0     
7/16/2019 5:44:02 PM

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There are some truly eye-opening pilot reviews on glassdoor... I considered applying for a position there, but after reading them I'm not so sure. The more detailed one, in particular, was so pointedly bad that I can't accuse them of fabricating it. Worth looking at, anyhow.