At last my helicopter training had officially started. It was the early part of October 1963. October the 8th to be exact. 35 days later I was taking my commercial flight test from the FAA after receiving 15 hours and o5 minutes of instruction. Contrary to Mr. Getz's thinking, the training went very well for me. Jerry Getz was not a great flight instructor, he was the best. Flight instructing was not every one's favorite task. Almost every job I had, involved flight instructing. It's a hard job, but very rewarding in the end. Oddly enough I was taking my flight test on my 29th birthday, November 13, 1963. Most people by this age were already established in their careers. I at least had the rating, but not necessarily qualified. Getting a job now was going to be next to impossible. Especially with all the Army pilot's returning from active duty and with a lot of flight time logged. Any chances of employment would depend on experience, I certainly couldn't afford to buy it.