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Shy 'Torquer
Shy 'Torquer

Joined: Jul 05, 2012
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Location: West wales

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject: New ppl h Reply with quote

Hi everyone,I'm going to take the plunge at the end of the year.
I'm 41 and hoping to start my ppl h this year and take it right up to being a flight instructor, as I've always wanted to train others to fly.
I went over the pond to ocean helicopters about 10 yrs ago and did 15 hours in a R22 Wink
The best hol I've ever had.
A week of flying in the sun and I even managed to get her hovering.
I've managed to save/scrape money together for my dream.
I was wondering if I've left it a bit to late to get started?.
Which would be the best helicopter to start in?
I was hoping to start in the Hughes 300,but the nearest is 2 1/2 hours drive away,I'm in west wales.
I think it's going to be a R 22.
Any help deciding the best way to start.
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Starting to 'Torque

Joined: Aug 22, 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris,

if you read through the other threads you will see a general consensus that it's never too late to learn, it just largely depends on your financial situation and how many years you are likely to have income wise to earn your investment back. Previous threads like yours will help you make that choice, it's well worth reading them.

As for learning, I learn in a R22 and yes it's twitchy, not as stable as others and doing auto's is a bit more exciting than others and it's wind tolerance is less, but realistically it's a lot cheaper, if you can fly that you can fly about anything and if you don't know any different it's not going to mar your view of it. I hope to convert onto a R44 soon after I've passed my test and will see what the difference is like then. But for now I'm very happy in a 22 and my wallet thanks me for it.

If you want any info or general help on all this, feel free to send me a message. Others did it for me, it's time to pass on the good will.
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