"I love the beautiful sunny days and I get to be out there in the middle of the most beautiful land. It's just gorgeous."
There are about 180 different tree species found in Canada.
see heli-logging pilot Karen Trimmer in action is quite amazing. The guys
on the ground trust her with their lives as she hoists huge logs out of
the woods, into the air and down to the water with a twin blade helicopter
capable of immense lifting power. She's as at home in the pilot's seat
as she is being the only girl in a fly in float camp. Her work mates treat
her like a sister and respect her like the pro logger she is.
Did you know? About 700 million trees are planted annually in Canada.
Karen says her job is great because the money is good and she gets to fly. Karen makes about $95,000 a year. Once you have more experience you can make up to $140,000 annually. It's a good job if you like the outdoors too, because you're outside all the time!
really flew at her helicopter training. The first day up you get the controls.
At $40,000 for the training, however, it’s a fairly pricey ride. But the
payoff, financially and personally, is well worth it for Karen.
Education: Commercial helicopter's license, Vancouver Island Helicopters
Hobbies: Water skiing, snow skiing and mountain biking