Heli Expo Bound

by Heligirl on March 3, 2011

in Beyond Mommyhood,Helicopters

It’s that time of year again, when all good helicopter professionals gather to gossip, share stories, network and do a little business. I’m talking Heli Expo, the industry’s annual convention filled with several thousand booths of helicopter goodness, and more bright, clean and shiny helicopters than most of us ever see in one room (be it a very large room).

For the next five days I’ll be changing hats from “bored frustrated housewife” (formerly in search of a cabana boy) to “helicopter professional on the prowl.”

Now get your mind out of the gutter people. I’m not prowling for a cabana boy. Not this year at least.

This year I’m prowling for something a little less snuggly.

The first is a quest to perform exceptionally in my director position for a helicopter organization so that I may continue in that position. We have a meeting I’ll conduct on Saturday and I must manage the organization’s trade show booth Sunday through Tuesday.

The second is prowling for stories as a reporter for a helicopter magazine. That should be great fun, and not a little lucrative if I come across anything particularly juicy.

The third is to market myself and my new public relations firm to companies I know and trust to be good, reliable, reputable companies in the industry. I have my morals, you know. I don’t subscribe to the “selling ice to the Eskimos” variety of PR.

I wouldn’t be too upset if I was also able to secure myself some good drinks, a couple of fun nights out with pals, many hot and uninterrupted meals I don’t have to make, and four long, luxurious nights of sleep.

Reading that last sentence makes me feel old. I remember a time (my more uninhibited years) where I had priorities at Heli Expo of simply hitting every hot party, dancing the night away, and maybe having carnal knowledge of a sexy helicopter pilot if the spirit moved me. Now I just want to eat and sleep? Oh the humanity.

Guess I’ll chalk it up to age. And the need to make a living for the very creatures that make me crave hot meals and long, uninterrupted nights of sleep.

I’m happy to report as far as my goals this year it’s so far, so good. I made it to the airport.


Liz F March 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Have fun!!

Susan March 3, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Have a great time and a drink for me!
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