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Old 14th Mar 2019, 12:43
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John R81
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: England & Scotland
Age: 60
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I learned on the R44, so did my daughter. I fly exclusively turbine these days, my EC120 and some time in a 206 L4. The R44 is more forgiving than a 22. Higher rotor energy and machine weight means that you don't have the same "skittish-ness" as the 22. Yes, the 120 is even better (and you would have no issues transitioning to the 120, having learned on the Cabri) but can you get SFH in one? I have no hesitation in taking my loved ones in an R44 (though it is daughter at the controls, as I let my type-rating laps).
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