Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:46 am Post subject: Hello from Swansea
After years of dreaming about flying helicopters I finally got my chance when my wife bought me a trial lesson. It took three attempts to take it due to bad weather (Heavy rain and fog) but I finally managed it last Sunday. It was everything I ever thought and more!
I still dont feel like I've come down yet! I fully intend to go for my PPL(H) as a hobby flyer. I'm now selling all my worldly belongings to get back up in the air. My private number plate, one of my motorbikes and my classic truck are all up for sale, that shuold just about cover the training I've noticed another one or two bikers on here selling their bikes
Not a link as such but to answer the question of what you are allowed to do once you have your PPL(H) - have a read of the book "Aviation Law and Meteorology" by Trevor Thom, its part of the "Air Pilot's Manual" series and will probably be the books suggested to study for the exams. It explains exactly what you are and aren't allowed to do but to paraphrase a book into a sentence - anything as long as the weather is suitable, you don't receive payment, you have the land owners permission if you want to land somewhere, ATC's permission if you want to enter some types of air space and you stay a certain distance away from people/vehicles/buildings etc.
Good luck with the lessons! _________________ Nick
PPL(H) R22 - ~100 hours
Thanks for the info, I'll have a look for that book. I'll chat with the instructors first as they may have copies to borrow if its recommended reading.
Looking forward to getting started so reading up and asking questions whilst I wait. Just from a quick nose over this forum I know I need to check with the instructors about various failures such as tail rotar to see if there is any training given.
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