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Episode #40 – TJ Wesoloski: Single Pilot IFR captain for Life Flight of Maine

Episode Description

Welcome to another exciting episode of the Helicopter Podcast! Today, a special guest is joining us – the one and only TJ Wesoloski. TJ's journey into the world of helicopters is so fun, and we can't wait to dive into his helicopter story.

TJ's connection with our host, Halsey, returns to their time at Hillsboro Aviation during flight school. Little did they know that their paths would cross again, this time on our podcast, to share TJ's journey.

Before helicopters became his career and passion, TJ led an adventurous life as a river rafting guide and a snowboard instructor. His life took an unexpected turn during one of his hiking trips in the mountains. As he gazed up at the rugged peaks, he spotted a helicopter performing avalanche mitigation. TJ had an epiphany at that moment – he knew he was destined for something more than a 9-5 desk job. He felt an irresistible pull towards the skies and decided to embark on a journey to become a helicopter pilot.

TJ's determination led him to enroll in flight training, where he honed his skills and earned his wings. His hard work paid off as he soared through the skies as a pilot for Papillon Helicopters in Boulder City. There, he took passengers on Grand Canyon Tours, providing them with unforgettable experiences amidst breathtaking natural beauty.

But TJ's adventure didn't stop there. For the past few years, he's been serving as a Single Pilot IFR captain for Life Flight of Maine—his dedication to his craft and commitment to helping others in critical situations is commendable. Tj flies both VFR and IFR Air Medical Missions.

TJ's journey from a river rafting guide and snowboard instructor to a skilled helicopter pilot is a testament to the power of following your passion and chasing your dreams. We're thrilled to have had the opportunity to hear his story, and we know you'll be just as captivated as we were. So, without further ado, let's jump into this fascinating episode with TJ Wesoloski. You won't want to miss a second of it!

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