Why Become A Helicopter Pilot?

I was flying as copilot for Ian MacPhail in a Bell 412EP over the Arabian Gulf one bright and sunny day at 300 feet en route to an oil rig, when keyed the floor mic button and asked him, “Ian, how would you describe a helicopter pilot’s personality?” …He took a moment to think about it, then looking over at me with a smile said, “Perpetual adolescence.”

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