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#1 RLHelicopter



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Posted 03 October 2008 - 07:32

Can anyone answer: What is the Minimum flight altitude for an ENG helicopter?

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 00:05

there isnt one.. depending on the pilot and they're flying style, will depend on what altitude. here in Denver, most ENG pilot hover OGE so they are anywhere from 800 - 1500 ft AGL.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 19:29

800-1000 agl

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 19:36

I think they can hover at less then an inch. :ph34r:
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 21:12

No minimum except per their 135 OpsSpecs. No less than 500AGL usually, typically more like 700-800 for us. Minimums go up at night for us.

It all depends on the angle of the shot needed and the altitude & angle to beam it back to the station; with the wind on top of it all, plus stacking with the other stations' helicopters. Finding that sweet spot determines the altitude as long as you're above the safe minimum for the area.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 16:12

I think they can hover at less then an inch. :ph34r:

Well, the good ones can...

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