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Old 20th Oct 2009, 15:52
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AW139 Type Rating

I heard Agusta USA wants $68,000 USD for their type rating course for the AW139 which consists of ground school and simulator. They say they their is a big demand for the course. Do you think the price will come down?
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 16:41
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Not in our 'flying life' time!

Let me ask you, do you think it should? Are they not offering value for money?
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 17:06
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Well, I could do a S76 course for about $24,000 USD. And there are a lot more S76's than AW139's out there flying.

At least the S76 tailbooms stay intact!!!!!!
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 18:15
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$68k and worth every cent its an awesome aircraft !
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 20:15
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Awesome aircraft? Maybe, when it works!


ATPMBA, where is that type rating course for the 76 for 24k$? Which variant?

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Old 20th Oct 2009, 21:39
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in my experience most people who complain about it havent fllown it,
I think the main issue is not the serviceability as such but the delay getting bits from Agoooooooooosta, when that is sorted well be larfing.
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 07:22
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Hi Darling,
How are things.
There are 139 positions opening up at aerogulf soon,but they are still waiting for what is going on with the contract renewal. But the 139 type ratings will be done at ADA possibly. They don't fancy sending them to Italy.
Anyhow lovely aircraft, I think if you are prepared to spend 68,000 or 24,000 of your own money, then what are you doing as a pilot........

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Old 21st Oct 2009, 07:51
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For $68,000 I'd want top quality organisation and instruction. When I did mine at Sesto in Italy the organisation was farcical in the extreme and the instruction not much better. That was a while ago and I understand that some of the clowns have been replaced, so hopefully the situation has changed for the better. There are good instructors there and you'll soon know who they are once you arrive.
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 12:43
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Helimut,

I believe the 24k covered all variants. It's just GS and sim time.
Also, the 24k is a contract pilots rate which 20% off the list price.
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 15:11
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Aerogulf

Do Aerogulf fly on FAA licences? Do they take expat co jos's?
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Old 21st Oct 2009, 21:59
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Mmmm ...

Think you may find any vacancies at AeroGulf may well be filled by Aussie & Kiwi friends escaping from Abu Dhabi .....









Hows that for a fire starter? .....
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 13:39
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A couple of guys I know did the conversion 4 months ago and also had the same feelings as you,(Epiphany) a total mess they said.
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Old 11th Jan 2011, 21:46
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Does anyone in here care to inform how much a JAA type rating for the AW139 costs today and which companies provide it?
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 10:27
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200+ AW139's in worldwide service currently? Is that including the ones without tailbooms?

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Old 12th Jan 2011, 10:34
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Hi Heli Ice,

I enquired a little while ago and it was bout $US60k IFR/VFR course...cant imagine how they can charge that much for a Simulator. But i guess its supply and demand???
That was through Italian Agusta Westland...

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Old 12th Jan 2011, 10:55
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dodgy1

Thank you

Yes it is expensive.

But why charge less if the customer is ready to pay the set amount?
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 12:10
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Bolkow.... I assume the S-76 totals don't include the ones that lost main rotor blades?
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 12:29
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hi sandy think your post will be lost on bolkow
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 12:48
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Trash

No Tailbooms? That's sounds as an heck of aircraft!
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