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A CONVERSATION WITH...
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including commuting for six
months to Brewster, Washington,
to service big Sikorsky S-55
helicopters that were used for
cherry drying. Then I worked
with a guy in Moses Lake who
was known as a Hiller helicopter
guru ... and learned how to
overhaul transmissions, gearboxes
and whatever you need on a
helicopter.
Is cherry drying in
high demand?
There are a lot of cherry orchards
in Washington. In the mornings, if
there's dew or rain on the cherries
when the sun comes out, they'll
crack. The farmers can't get full price
for them. If you hover over the cherry
trees with a helicopter, the vibration
will shake the water off the cherries,
but not so much that they'll drop.
The S-55 is exceptional for cherry
drying because of its rotor span. You
don't have to make as many passes
as you do with other helicopters
because you can cover more area
with less time. Of course, time is of
the essence because if it rains in the
morning and then the sun comes
up and hits the cherries, they're not
worth as much.
What do you enjoy
about avionics?
I've always been interested in
the electrical system; that was my
favorite subject in A&P school.
I dreamed of starting a repair
station. The avionics industry is
very interesting, and I like the
opportunities to learn new things
and broaden my knowledge in areas
I already enjoy. There are a lot of
correlations between computer
science and avionics.
I just took a virtual class through the
AEA where we learned about decoding
ARINC 429 messages. It took me back
to my Norwegian Air Force training in
System Analyzer (a tool that analyzes
software behavior) where we had to
learn coding in Assembler because the
European radar system was all built
around binary code.
I had planned to become a
technician for the AWACS aircraft in
Europe. I guess aviation and avionics
have always been a part of my dream.
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