Mike had several pilots working for his company part time, and one of the provisions of the sale, was that I was to conduct a ground school and a checkout for each pilot on his staff. One thing led to another, and I was employed part time to work for Helitac. The company was located in a part of Los Angeles, CA called Echo Park. They had an entire upper floor of a bank building on Sunset Blvd. that also had a rooftop heliport. The heliport could manage four helicopters and they were left on the roof overnight after the evenings work was finished.
Mike Dresman was the owner of Helitac. Most of their work was courier work at night collecting bank checks and cash from several large banking institutions in the greater Los Angeles area. After the banks closed for the day, a fleet of trucks would collect bank checks and in some cases cash. They would meet with the helicopter several times during the evening hours at the Fullerton, CA airport. This was done five or six times at almost every other hour intervals. All of the bank transactions were packed in small boxes about the size of a shoe box. We could load the helicopter to the ceiling and carry a considerable amount of weight. Everything was striped out of the helicopter with the exception of the two front seats.