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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Here's the deal, I was reading the other thread on the gentleman who wanted to get his PPL in 2.5 months. I'm looking to be a police officer, currently in my final week of University after 4 years.

I've wanted to be a police officer for my whole life, and there are a lot of Copper Choppers in Onatrio, while I might not necessarily ever want to fly them, I've been told by some brass that it's a great thing to have on the resume. I'd rather fly them more in a recreational capacity, but if it helps me get in the door to the force then I'd like to have it.

Money is not a problem, I work landscape construction, and am in no rush to get it on any sort of deadline. I'm also going to do a couple of years in the Army before I go apply to the police, but I'd rather have my license before going into the army. I have an open ended time frame to work with, my boss knows I eventually want to move on, but will keep me as long as I'm willing to work for him.

Basically, the question is, how hard is it to get, and is there any schools in Southern Ontario that are better than others, as well as what is a comfortable time frame to get it in?

Thanks.

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User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1638 times:

I remember doing some research on helicopter schools in Ontario a few years ago. I didn't follow thru with it though.

I do remember there being one in Bolton or something so, in Vaughn..called National Helicopters.

The main one I know of though, is Canadian Helicopters ..something...I know the name is CHC. It's located at Buttonville Airport, Markham CYKZ

If memory serves me right, both use the Robinson R22 helicopters for initial training, and the Bell 206 for advanced (turbine) training.

A PPL would take about 6 months or less, and a CPL would probably take a year, weather permitting.

Last time I checked, an Hour flight time in the R22 was around $400CDN, and around $850CDN in the Bell 206.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1627 times:

Why not just learn to fly helicopters in the Army?


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User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1621 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
Why not just learn to fly helicopters in the Army?

Indeed, but if you can't for some reason, you just have to be able to rent a helicopter and pilot for the time necessary to get your license. Same as fixed wing.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1619 times:

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 3):
Indeed, but if you can't for some reason, you just have to be able to rent a helicopter and pilot for the time necessary to get your license. Same as fixed wing.

Did you read the first post?



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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week ago) and read 1606 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
Why not just learn to fly helicopters in the Army?

I want to be on the ground in the Army. I don't want to join the Army to learn to be a pilot for another job, I just want to join the Army to protect my country, I know a bunch of guys in the Army, and it's hard saying that I want to be on the ground without sounding like a gun slinger, but it's not that at all. But if I get deployed, I want to be in the middle of it, helping the Afghan people, and I'm not saying that pilots don't do that, they just don't interact with the people on the same level that those on the ground do.

Quoting Inbound (Reply 1):

Thanks for the information! I live about 20 minutes from Buttonville and see the Bell 206's shooting around in the summers. I guess I'll go in there and inquire as to how it's done, unless someone knows of a better place to go.


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1993 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week ago) and read 1599 times:

I used to work at ZBB and to do lessons in just an R22 cost 425 bucks an hour. Dual or Solo, now that is damned expensive. If the money is not an option go for it, just search the internet for some flight school and do it. Hopefully all will work out.


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