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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: 300C schools in the UK Reply with quote

Hello everyone!

First post here and I am trying to find a good school in the UK who teach on the 300C (Just a personal preference of mine).

Also looking to go the commercial route in the future but not sure which would be the best approach for my PPL(H) FAA or JAA.

I plan to train here in the UK while I continue to work, then once the money is saved go to the states to do the commercial. Just gets a bit tricky trying to work out which way to go licence wise.

If I train here and then go to the states, I guess I will be limited to schools that use the 300C and teach JAA???

How easy is it to use your FAA private to start a commercial JAA and is it worth doing the FAA private if you plan to get your commercial anyway

Hope that makes sense.

Any help here would be appreciated
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum lastmanjackson!

Where abouts are you based? There aren't as many schools in the UK that use the 300 for training as the R22, but if you let us know where abouts you are I'm sure the members can offer their advice on where to go. I'm based at Coventry, and although we don't operate a 300, we do have a couple of career seminars taking place over the next couple of weeks. If you're local you might wish to attend one of them, at least to help answer some of your questions about which route to take.

I'll just point you towards a thread where the FAA / JAA thing has been discussed before as this might help to weigh up the pro and cons.

PPL - UK or USA thread

I'm sure others will be able to offer further advice.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick come back.

Anything based around the Gloucester area would be OK. I dont mind traveling to the right school as I would probably train in block hours if possible.

Can you tell me more about the dates of these seminars and where there taking place?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only one I know of is at Dunkeswell in Devon, run by one of our forum members Hughes500, send him a PM and he could give you details.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
Martin

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Currently have 2 x 300's and 3 x 500's to play with ( spoilt for choice )In the process of getting a cbi but that is a bit down the line ( month or 2 )
Would love to look after you I am both instructor and examiner so can look after all aspects. One of my instructors recently did the commerical then instructor route, best speaking to him.

PM me and lets have a chat
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi lastmanjackson,

The career seminars at Coventry are taking place this Saturday (the 7th), at 10.00 or next Thursday (the 12th) at 18:30. Your best bet is to talk to as many people as possible about the available options, and source as much knowledge and advice about the industry as you can from schools, from the forum members here, and form people who have been there, done the training and are now working in the industry.

The 300 is a great aircraft - I flew it for my commercial course up at Sheffield Airport, which has unfortunately closed now. I'm glad I have the R22 on my licence too though - having both as an instructor has opened more doors as most schools use Robinsons and some use also Schweizers.

Feel free to shoot any questions you might have...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm out at Bristow Academy at the moment on the 300 CBi,
(I've got my 170A tomorrow as it happens)
PM if you have any questions about the US side of things.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The 300 is a great aircraft - I flew it for my commercial course up at Sheffield Airport, which has unfortunately closed now.

Sheffield Airport is closed to planks - it remains a Heliport (AFAIK)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flying Foxy wrote:

[color=blue]Sheffield Airport is closed to planks - it remains a Heliport (AFAIK)


I heard that TAMS, the air ambulance and the police still operate from there but training is a no-no as it's now unlicensed. Pity. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:42 pm    Post subject: rating ec 120 and ec 130 Reply with quote

i am writing from Greece . I was heli pilot for the Hellenic Airfoce (pic AS332, B212 AB 205 ) and i am intersting in rating for ec 120 and ec 130. I need any information for TRTO .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lastmanjackson wrote:
Thanks for the quick come back.

Anything based around the Gloucester area would be OK. I dont mind traveling to the right school as I would probably train in block hours if possible.

Can you tell me more about the dates of these seminars and where there taking place?

Thanks


I am pretty sure there is someone running training using the 300C at Gloucester / Staverton. Not sure who it is though. When I was training there recently I frequently saw a mainly white 300C doing basic flying exercises; had to be student like myself under tuition. Try phoning Rise ( http://www.risehelicopters.co.uk/ ) at Gloucester, although they use the Robinsons they might know who is flying the Hughes.

Cheers,

M.

Edit: Forget all of the above and just go straight to this web-page; about half way down... http://www.gloucestershireairport.co.uk/HeliTrain.php
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