20,000 hours in the air.....now that is a long time!. I did my 20,000 hours flight on 12 Sept 2013. It was a co incidence that the flight was to perform a line proficiency check on the Chief Pilot Standards of the company. The route was from Kerteh to Tapis Delta platform and back and it was on a EC225 helicopter registration 9M SPI.
Looking back at my flying log books, I started my first flight as a student pilot at the RMAF Heli Flying Training School on 21 Feb 1977 at the age of 19 years (birthday on 22 Feb!). The flight was conducted on a Bell 47 G 5A helicopter (Airframe FM 2003). That makes it 37 years of flying !
After basic training I went to Advanced Training on the Alouette 3 turbine helicopters.
And then it was on to the Nuri helicopters until the end of my military flying career.
Just prior to becoming an offshore pilot, I was doing freelancing for Guthrie Estates and at the same time I was a bush pilot flying the Bell 206 for heliservices in Malaysia.
I hope to achieve at least another 5000 hours before retiring from flying.