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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:37 pm    Post subject: R22 or R44 in East Anglia... Reply with quote

Hi there, i'm looking for anyone who can help me with self-hiring an R22 or R44 within the East Anglia region. I've scoured the net, and the R44 schools in Norwich are all closed down now (but haven't removed their websites)! The closest i can find is Cambridge airport, but their prices are extortionate!

Anybody? :-S
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't Sterling out that way?

http://www.flysterling.com/

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sterling don't operate Robinsons AFAIK.

Another organization set up out of Norwich a few years back with R22 / R44 and an impressive array of approvals, but has since faded into obscurity.

There are a few private owners in the area who may rent.

Otherwise you might try Mike Horrell over near Peterborough (depending on your definition of East Anglia!)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're really stuck and can get over as far as Leicester, Helicentre will be able to help you out.

Wasn't aware that Sterling don't do Robinsons, sorry!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are looking at hour building, another option would be buying some block hours and taking the helicopter off-site (provided you have somewhere to park it and convenient fuel).

That could open your net a little wider for catching a good deal.

Have you thought about having a play in the Schweizer at Norwich if you're burning holes in the sky? Having both Robinson and Schweizer time will certainly help if you are considering instructing down the line, and it will possibly get you thinking about different aspects of your flying.

The R44 is not really that different from the R22, and while most cite the hydraulics as a major difference you already have experience of that from your time on the squirrel. However the H269 and the R22 are quite different beasts.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh lovely. Yeah the 300 is a good point. However the situation i'm in at the moment is that i need a 4 seater helo (and the r44 is the cheapest as far as i'm aware), as my parents refuse to go anywhere near the R22 (a toy helicopter as they put it), and my mother spends 8 months of the year in Thailand and is leaving quite soon :-~ Plus i've got a lil spare time from work at the moment to fly friends and family. Don't worry, when i do finally come round to some serious hour building i'm not going to waste it. Will try and get some london Heli lane/mountain/overseas experience just before the CPL course...providing my bank balance doesn't object!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a squeeze, but maybe Sterling have a 3 seat configuration on one of their H269s if you get really stuck?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is Mike Horrell at Peterborough Business Airfield (aka Conington (EGSF)), via MFH Helicopters they have R22 / R44.

You can find his contact details via http://www.mikehorrell.com/ although phone is best, his mobile number is on the website.

I hope to be back up there soon, just need to get a few things out of the way at home before getting some hours in over the summer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:23 pm    Post subject: R22 & R44 in East Anglia Reply with quote

Hi, I have an R44 based at Cambridge thats available for SFH and training if you are still looking Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi, I have an R44 based at Cambridge thats available for SFH and training if you are still looking


Aucky, are you still flying from Cambridge?
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