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Any Helicopter Pilots?  
User currently offlineNotar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 852 times:

Just wanting to know if ther is any helicpter pilots on this sight , could use some advice on direction to go far as helicopter flying

thanx

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User currently offlineUps763 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 834 times:

Privatley it is quite expensive to fly choppers, about $200/hour for an R22 and about $400/hour for its four place equivalent, the R44. I would suggest the Army National Gaurd. They have a great program where you receive turbine time but are required to serve part time for eight years. So if your not up for any of the commitement then stay private, but it will cost a pretty penny to go all the way from zero time to instrument,commercial, etc. Any other questions, feel free to ask. Thanks

Matt


User currently offlineSophiemaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 826 times:

I've heard it's about twice as much to learn to fly one as it is for an airplane. My CFI is taking lessons right now and says it's pretty fun and well worth the money though.

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 818 times:

Is the reason that choppers are so loud is the tips of the blades actually pass/approach the speed of sound?


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User currently offlineNotar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 812 times:

thanks for you replies everyone, First of all lehpron Most helicopter blades stay below that speed the helicpter I fly goes about 400-450 thats the flapping in the wind of the blades But the Dolphin helicopter (coast guard) which has its tail rotor does thats why I think they call it that becuase it sounds like one, I know flying choppers are exspensive I have about 50 hours in one now.
Just need extra advice what the best direction is far as flying helicopters.
And I have herd that it is twice as much to get your ratting in r-22 cause its not quite like a reall chopper
I fly SCHWEIZER 300


User currently offlineNotar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 811 times:

And I was going to go to military for helicopters but you have to have a perfect score in oreder to fly. And I already have spent $10 thousand on helicopter already. Did not want to ened up going in military and find out can not make it and end up sweeping hangers out for 5 years.

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