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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:53 pm    Post subject: Where Are All The Instructors?! Reply with quote

Hi folks! Just wondering if we have any instructors on this forum yet? If so...

WHERE ARE YOU?

Don't you like talking to eachother? I noticed there aren't any posts in here yet, and since I am aiming to become... yes, you guessed it.... an instructor (one day!) I just thought I'd start the ball rolling, and that you could maybe give me some advice and views on helicopter instructing!! Not so much the technical stuff, but...

Is it satisfying and rewarding to see your students going off and doing it on their own? And knowing that you have passed all those skills onto somebody else? Does it still give you the pleasure it did when you first started to fly?

I want some idea of what I'm letting myself in for... Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All too busy squabbling over who's having the next trial lesson! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:52 pm    Post subject: Fighting over trial lessons!! Reply with quote

Only on a Sunday!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

December 25th... finally some spare time before all those x-mas vouchers for trial lessons will return Smile

How much is a trial lesson in GB???

We charge ?? 400 for some ground intro plus 1 hour of flight time in a 300.
Half an hour of trial lesson would be ??250.
We charge more for half an hour cause the working input is still the same.

Merry x-mas

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 11:31 pm    Post subject: Trial Lessons Reply with quote

At HeliAir we charge ??130 for 30 min in a Robinson 22.
The student also gets a short brief before hand.
A Trial lesson book is also available for ??6.
Most people do find it a memorable event.

We instructors do enjoy TLs contary to popular belief.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 12:31 am    Post subject: Where are all the instructors - Well I'm here now Reply with quote

Hi there, lets hope others begin joning us soon, I'll keep popping back to see who is on, mind you, I'm 5 hours behind you UK guys so I guess I'll miss most of you unless you keep late nights. I'll try to get on as early as I can some days.

Anybody with questions, please ask!!

See you all soon

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Midwestcfi,

Seeing those hourly rates on your website makes me want to cry! Wink

What is the whacky-looking helicopter with the instrument panel on the pilot's left?

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: Where are all the instructors - Well I'm here now Reply with quote

midwestcfi wrote:
I'm 5 hours behind you UK guys so I guess I'll miss most of you unless you keep late nights. I'll try to get on as early as I can some days.


Welcome midwestcfi! I tend to be up until all hours working on the forum, so I will probably see you around! Naughty really, I should be getting more early nights, but well...

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:22 am    Post subject: Hi Guys Reply with quote

Hey, late nights can be good sometimes!
The strange looking aircraft on the website is an old 1966 Bell 47 J2, sadly we can no longer get the main rotor blades for it so its in the process of being stripped for parting out.
Our website needs updating really, I keep pushing to get it done and then something comes up, you know how that goes.

Nice to meet you all, ah well just after 6 am here, got to go and fly

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 9:43 pm    Post subject: Instructing in NZ Reply with quote

Hi all,
Just joined.Insructing in NZ.1/2 hour trial flt here $199 NZ Play money(about 66Quid)Look forward to chatting with you all,

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys

I instruct out in Belgium , Antwerp Airport EBAW. I started in the UK 10 years back and moved out here 4 years ago. We charge about ??200 (??150) for a 1/2 hour trial lesson.

I tend to do a mix of differnt types of flying (Which help's keep me sane) instruction, Pipe line, Photos, Tours and for the last year Ive been working more with simulators (FNPT)

Sending a student solo for the first time is a very proud experiance.

I love flying as a job, Its very rewarding.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bierbuikje wrote:
Sending a student solo for the first time is a very proud experiance


I can imagine it is! Hopefully one day I can experience that - I really would like to get my instructor rating eventually. It can obviously give you great satisfaction to see your student "get the hang of it" but I imagine it also comes with great responsibility!

Look forward to hearing more about it. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Everyone...

You're right this area does seem to be lacking in attendance, so I thought I'd join up to bolster the numbers. Very Happy

Anyone on here from the West side of the big pond? Barry, is that you????

I'm on the West Coast of British Columbia, flying full time and instructing part time. Been instructing for 10 years now. It does have its rewards and also its sandtraps, but the good outdo the poor more times than not. It's still the best way to make a living. The most fun you can have with your clothes on and not get arrested for making money!!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing

Hopefully there'll be some discussion on this site that will benifit all involved.

Regards,

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome rotrhd1!

Nice to meet you. Look forward to hearing your flying stories!! Very Happy

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