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Old 29th May 2003, 05:40
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Thanks moosp.

What about the fact that they aren't tower controlled? Would I be at a disadvantage with much radio experience when I go to get my first CFI job?
 
Old 29th May 2003, 11:02
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No problem as all circuit training was done at Gulfport. The place is busy ehough to keep you interested but not so much as to get in the way of training.
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Old 19th Jun 2003, 22:23
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Orlando

I am off to Orlando in July/August and I my girlfriend is after a trial helicopter lesson. Do any of you guys know any good places out there were she can get a trial lesson. We are staying near the theme parks.

Knew I could count on you guys

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Old 19th Jun 2003, 22:32
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Oh Elvis..............

I think you will be very very sorry for throwing out that bait.

Being a grey haired gentleman I will of course refrain.
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Old 19th Jun 2003, 23:14
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Try Warbirds of Kissimmee, and combine this with a MASH experience!

http://www.warbirdadventures.com/

or Tropical Helicopters at Leesburg:

http://www.tropicalhelicopter.com/introflight.htm

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Old 20th Jun 2003, 00:48
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Try Helicopter Adventures, Inc. in Titusville, FL. About 45 minutes drive out towards Kenedy Space center!

Check them out at Helicopter Adventures, Inc
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Old 20th Jun 2003, 02:27
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If you're in the area you should visit the "Crazy Horse" hangar (it's just gone, the correct name, as I typed, and I can't get it back. Ohhhhh senility...) at Kissimmee airport.

They have a two seat Mustang you can take up for an hour, (for an arm and a leg,) or for half an hour (just for the arm. ) Alternatively, you can do what I did and ask nicely and they'll show you around the hangar - four Mustangs and a Kittyhawk/Warhawk were in when I was there. Pristine condition. Beautiful. And the chief engineer showing me around and chatting to me while I gawked. Very friendly people and superb aircraft. Worth wandering over while your missus is airborne.

Been there, seen that and bought the T-shirt. (And a very nice one it is, too) :-)
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Old 20th Jun 2003, 07:15
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Devil Orlando Sight Seeing

Two palces to check out: if in Orlando at Executive Airport, try Air Orlando and ask for Markus, if you're going to make it out to Helicopter Adventures in Titusville, ask for Chris or Martin. Both places fly Schweizers.
 
Old 20th Jun 2003, 22:15
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I don't think Martin is at HAI anymore, don't look like it on the site anyway!

Marcus, would that be the short swede by the way?
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Old 22nd Jun 2003, 01:26
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Winnie,

Well, I guess you're right, no more Martin. I haven't checked out the HAI sight recently, but glad you brought it to my attention. There is a new section with recent graduates, and what they are up to, pretty good stuff. Regarding Markus in Orlando, he is actually German, I think. Cheers.
 
Old 30th Jun 2003, 21:18
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I've just done 30 hours at Orlando Flight Training at Kissimmee Municpal (gateway) Airport. They've got 3 R22s.

www.flyoft.com
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Old 2nd Jul 2003, 09:19
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Perhaps I'm biased, but give Tropical Helicopter a call. They are about 35 mile north of the Orlando attractions.
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Old 15th Jul 2003, 05:25
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Question JAA approved schools in US?

Hi,

just a short question. Does anyone know if there are JAA approved helicopter schools in the US? I heard some rumours about it here in Holland, so I was wondering...

Thanks,
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Old 15th Jul 2003, 05:46
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DJG,
HAI in Florida is an approved JAA school. The JAA part run by George Bedford, who used to run the Bristow Helicopters Training School in UK when they still did their own training.
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Old 31st Jul 2003, 00:08
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Training USA

I have a current fixed wing ATPL (ICAO) but am intending to do a PPL (H) for fun. Does anyone know anything about UKFT at Long Beach?
I have searched for info and found nothing so far.
Any help or suggestions particularly with reference to training in California would be very much appreciated.
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Old 31st Jul 2003, 00:13
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Take a look at www.civichelicopters.com.
Based just north of San Diego - you won't go wrong.
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Old 1st Aug 2003, 15:28
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Many thanks for the link. Should have mentioned that I'm looking for a CAA licence.
Looks like UKFT is the one unless anyone has had a negative experience with them.
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Old 2nd Aug 2003, 02:20
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B206 near Washington DC

I'm trying to do the maths to see whether it's worth doing part of my 206 type rating in the US.

I'll be in Washington DC at the end of August - does anyone know of reputable operators nearby (I know about the restrictions close to DC but clarification would be good).

Plan is to do the groundschool element here, as much of the JAR type rating syllabus as is common in an N machine then finish off here, but ONLY if it makes money sense.

Any thoughts, anyone ?
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Old 2nd Aug 2003, 02:44
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I am in the DC area.

Helicopter High based out of Martin State airport has a 206 ($850.00/hr) but I am not sure he uses that for training.

The closest one that I know of that does do training is based out of Richmond, Va. They move it to Norfolk frequently which is quite a haul from D.C. (Richmond Helicopters and I think $750.00/hour)

There are a few Robbie schools around, Manassas VA, Fredrick, MD and Baltimore, MD
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Old 2nd Aug 2003, 02:46
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I can't help you on D.C., but if you must get a Turbine Conversion, shop around a bit. There are Schools not that far away. One if I remember sells block time in the 500, so it wont really matter unless you specifically need 206.
Post this on www.justhelicopters.com also.
Personally I suggest shopping around and actually when your finished with your project in D.C. Find a place on the East Coast that you can get a deal, maybe even Heli Adventures in FL, go there do your thing and then fly back and out of D.C. If your ticket cannot be changed.
Take a look at www.landings.com maybe they have some schools listed.
Good Luck and your Lucky you missed Vegas this summer, record Heat. As for me Im down in Africa enjoying the winter........
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