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Old 9th Oct 2020, 15:37
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Brantly Helicopter for Sale on Ebay

Hi just wondered for those longer in the tooth what these machines were like? Rather odd looking but look built like tanks. Are they still legally able to fly these days as I seem to remember hearing if a company was out of business then it couldn't get an air worthiness certificate or something, may ne talking rubbish....and not for the first time haha.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 20:36
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In that case look here ->

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Old 9th Oct 2020, 21:19
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It’s hardly been in recent use....It was de-registered by the CAA in 1995.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 23:12
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I feel safer in a Robbie.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 00:06
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I feel safer in a Robbie.
Me too.

I have .6hr in a Brantly. Thatís enough.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 03:27
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0.3 more than I. Thereís one hanging from the roof of the arrivals hall in Anchorage. And thatís the safest place for it.
Sioux or Schweizer Hughes any day. Even the Hiller felt safer.
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 07:29
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Much maligned. I flew one regularly for 30 years until the CAA withdrew the type certificate and even now am grounded only because of a faulty fuel pump and difficulty in getting spares,otherwise I'd be going for a permit to fly. Mine cost £20 grand back in 1989 and I've had hours of fun but suspect the parts shortages, Chinese ownership of the company, lack of support and lack of qualified instructors will make it very difficult nowadays .
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 15:41
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Fond memories

I use to fly one, no real issues really, handle really well, very light on the controls similar power to weight ratio as anything else at the time.
Only real worry was how close your head was all the time to the blades, especially getting in or out, generally rotors running change over
not a good idea.
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