Ups763 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 694 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
Notar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 672 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
Notar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 671 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.