About a decade ago, I decided to try to make it in a field that many thought was far too risky. I was determined to become a pilot! Whether I was in a commercial aircraft or private jet did not matter. I wanted to do what I loved. When I passed all the necessary exams I was overjoyed at the fact that I could start working! However, the only jobs that seemed to be open were for helicopter pilots. I thought I would try it and see how it went. After the very first flight I fell in love with it even more than flying planes. I fly helicopters for search and rescue missions with emergency nursing staff as my passengers. It is a fast paced job, but that is how I prefer to work anyway. Although I am in a seated position most of the time, the helicopter is quite comfortable. For example, the Heating and Air Conditioning system is wonderful on board. Even though the doors are often ajar, the HVAC component keeps the cockpit comfortably warm, or cool, despite the outside air constantly flowing in. The air conditioner and gas furnace must be quite strong for that to happen! No matter what I happen to be doing at any point in time, all I have to do is quickly adjust the temperature control and I am comfortable within seconds. There are other features that maximize my comfort level besides the air conditioner and heating systems as well. There are power seats to move me into just the right position to stay comfortable throughout the entire flight. I can honestly say I love my job and I love my helicopter!