PPRuNe Forums


Rotorheads A haven for helicopter professionals to discuss the things that affect them

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th Feb 2008, 19:49   #101 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: button moon, next to mr spoon
Posts: 1,532
Helipilot1982, were you the first one through the IR course at Fast? Did they give you a 'discount' for being the first guinea pig?

I suppose they have to get good results over a period of time to be taken seriously, although I don't doubt the skills of some of their instructors. Personally i'd be wary of parting with approx 30k with someone new to the IR training industry.

Well done on the pass by the way.
helimutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2008, 20:33   #102 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Various
Posts: 2
FAST?

Ref FAST Helicopters;

From what I hear there is room for improvement at Fast!!!!
Excipio Deus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Feb 2008, 21:14   #103 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Earth.
Posts: 462
Heli Services, John and Leon will look after you.
TiPwEiGhT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th Feb 2008, 06:51   #104 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: norfolk
Posts: 36
I believe Bond has a high pass rate and the facility is top notch. Paul Westaway was the guy who showed me round and was always helpful. Expensive, but worth it.

Is there another company starting IR's at Glos with AS355 sims? Can't remember the name but will find out.

I wouldnt recommend the company I did mine with after speaking to other guys. PM me for details if you want.
S76driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th Feb 2008, 10:06   #105 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: UK
Age: 47
Posts: 60
Quote:
Ref FAST Helicopters;

From what I hear there is room for improvement at Fast!!!!
Nothing new there then

I know it's not a fair viewpoint on the newer course suppliers (who may well have some good instructors), but if you have the option stick with the established companies. (Or with experienced initial IR instructors).

SD
Sliding Doors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th Feb 2008, 17:14   #106 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: england
Posts: 199
Yes, TigerHelicopters use Gloucester ATC to do the test for the IR. They use their own A109 for this, so no worries about having to beg another operator for a machine.

I think that the A109 twin IR sim, run by Don MacDonald, is very popular and the pass rate is amazingly high.

And rumour has it that they've just bought 2 more A109s to cope with the demand.

There's a lot of info on their website.

Big Ls.
biggles99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th Feb 2008, 19:42   #107 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: UK
Posts: 2,610
Quote:
Originally Posted by S76driver View Post
Is there another company starting IR's at Glos with AS355 sims? Can't remember the name but will find out.
Do you mean this one?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
'New' IR Providers:

Tiger Helicopters, Shobden
Fast Helicopters, Thruxton
Severn Aviation, Gloucester
According to their website, they've got an 'AS350/5' sim.
Bravo73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th Feb 2008, 22:03   #108 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: N/A
Age: 35
Posts: 108
Helimutt

Yes i was the first on the course!!!! Someone has to go first after all!! and I couldn't complain about the cost.

First time pass and very pleased with the level of instruction but then everyone has their own opinions.
Helipilot1982 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Mar 2008, 16:00   #109 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 336
Quote:
Yes i was the first on the course!!!!
Guess your secret identity is no longer a secret

Reckoned I'd 'pinged you' before, but now I'm certain

And we know each other

Last edited by Flingingwings; 2nd Mar 2008 at 11:22.
Flingingwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Mar 2008, 18:32   #110 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: N/A
Age: 35
Posts: 108
Any more clues?

No wait - I have you sussed too!!!!!!!!!!

Last edited by Helipilot1982; 2nd Mar 2008 at 12:13.
Helipilot1982 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Mar 2008, 16:01   #111 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 88
JAA IFR Rating Helicopter

Hi everyone!

I already asked this question in Professional Pilot Training but maybe it better fitts in here.

At the moment Im thinking of obtaining an JAA IFR Rating. In Germany, as far as I know, it is only possible on twin engine helicopters.

Does anyone know if Bristow Academy in florida offers JAA IFR training?

Im also interested in information about Bristows in Norwich.


fly save
Capt.Gonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Mar 2008, 17:01   #112 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 359
What do you intend to do with your SE IR(H) if you get one?
Curtis E Carr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Mar 2008, 17:09   #113 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA (PA)
Age: 41
Posts: 299
Bristow Acadamy does not provide JAA IFR training at this time (I think it has to do with the requirement that the flight training has to take place in JAA airspace).

Other than that I'm sure you tried finding the information through the search function of this website ?

Last edited by Senior Pilot; 8th Mar 2008 at 17:57. Reason: Thread merged by SP: link not needed
Phil77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Mar 2008, 17:50   #114 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: England
Posts: 256
Talking IR time again

Bristows Norwich can do your IR course but you will probably find the waiting list goes to next September or so.

It is a great course, well run and highly rated.

Prices are just about to up I believe.

By the way I am not connected with the Bristow IR school.
jeepys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Mar 2008, 15:15   #115 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Croatia
Age: 42
Posts: 51
Following a SE IR(A) I plan to go for a IR(H).
Does it make sense to make only the SE IR (H) without a ME IR(H)?
That would take a minimum of 10 SE hours + exam, so the price would be acceptable.

Is there a FTO in a JAA countries other than UK and northern Europe (i.e. Italy, Germany, Spain, eastern Europe) that you know of, where the IR(H) can be done on R-22?
collector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Mar 2008, 16:50   #116 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 88
Thanks for the response so far.

@ Curtis E Carr: I just want to improve my attraciveness to future employers. I think SE IR is better than no IR.

I already thought of going the way to IR H over IR A, that sounds verry intresting.

What has to be done to convert from SE IR A to IR H on a twin engine helicopter?
Capt.Gonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Mar 2008, 18:03   #117 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 336
A SE IR would be better than no IR, BUT not as attractive to a potential employer as a ME IR. (and atleast within the UK there are quite a few guys coming through and looking for work with shiny new ME IR's)

If you're seriously looking to self fund an IR, FWIW and IMHO 'bite the bullet' and do the ME IR course.

FW
Flingingwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Mar 2008, 18:09   #118 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 359
According to LASORS, ICAO IR(A) to JAR ME IR(H) requires 25 hours of training. I would guess that 15 of the 25 hours could be done in a FNPT2.
Curtis E Carr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Mar 2008, 19:58   #119 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Croatia
Age: 42
Posts: 51
According to JAR, JAA SE IR(A) to JAA SE IR(H) - 10 hours of IFR training in a SE helicopter. JAA SE IR(H) to JAA ME IR(H) - 5 hours of IFR training in a ME helicopter.
collector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th Mar 2008, 16:55   #120 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: button moon, next to mr spoon
Posts: 1,532
You might want to check those numbers there. 8 hours for multi eng heli conversion first. Then getting up to standard. 5 hours? think not.
helimutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 16:41.


1996-2012 The Professional Pilots Rumour Network

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1