NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1365 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?
NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1301 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.
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.
ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1942 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1294 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.