I had about a thousand hours total, fixed wing and helicopters.
In 1966 I hired on at Southern Airways of Texas, instructing Army helicopter students at Fort Wolters TX.
Normally no one will talk to you with less than a thousand hours helicopter time. I only had about 500.
The war was really building up and the Army need chopper pilots bad.
I had just been through the Warrant Officer Helicopter Pilot course in 64/65.
Finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the class.(never did find out which)
Southern must have already checked my records because they told me I did good in school and they hired me over the phone.
$650 a month.;Q