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#1 highflyerusa

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:48

Great opportunity!

R22 Beta II available anywhere in the US for PIC time building (even long-distance XC if desired) for 100 hrs @ $89/hr (fuel not included average @ $46/hr).
This is not a ferry flight for a company, this is truly an opportunity to fly a well maintained/equipped helicopter anywhere you would like to fly for as cheap as it comes.

Call 310-854-2555 for more information

P.S. CFI/CFII available on request.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:59

Great opportunity!

R22 Beta II available anywhere in the US for PIC time building (even long-distance XC if desired) for 100 hrs @ $89/hr (fuel not included average @ $46/hr).
This is not a ferry flight for a company, this is truly an opportunity to fly a well maintained/equipped helicopter anywhere you would like to fly for as cheap as it comes.

Call 310-854-2555 for more information

P.S. CFI/CFII available on request.


Can i have details?? i know i'ts been a long time ago!

#3 kphansen4

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:32

Great opportunity!

R22 Beta II available anywhere in the US for PIC time building (even long-distance XC if desired) for 100 hrs @ $89/hr (fuel not included average @ $46/hr).
This is not a ferry flight for a company, this is truly an opportunity to fly a well maintained/equipped helicopter anywhere you would like to fly for as cheap as it comes.

Call 310-854-2555 for more information

P.S. CFI/CFII available on request.



#4 kphansen4

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:38

Not sure why you're still advertising this offer? When you finally answered my email last month (after many many tries), you said the ship was booked through December of this year? Are you now offering those rates presently, or just teasing those of us who truly would like to build time?

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:45

Hey man check out the date, this was posted on Nov 5th 2010...
And FYI I may have a 2nd identical R22 available at $130/hr plus fuel (average $56/hr) for a 50 hrs package minimum...
To qualify you must have at least a private pilot lic helicopters with a valid 3rd class medical. That is a one time deal. If interested you can call me at 310-854-2555

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 16:40

Not sure why you're still advertising this offer? When you finally answered my email last month (after many many tries), you said the ship was booked through December of this year? Are you now offering those rates presently, or just teasing those of us who truly would like to build time?


Gime a break!!! Nothin serious!! period!

If you are looking for a deal,there is lots of time building opening's around for R22 and R44.
Just take your time and you will find very cheap cost..oh yeah..cheap cheap!! with serious people..
If you cant find or need pointing drop me a P.M and i'll shoot ya a few.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 00:14

As I told you my helo is solid booked until the end of the year and I have another helo that I can use at the rate of 130-$ per hr plus fuel, I am not teasing anybody and helped a lot of guys out there, so if you are serious call me 310-854-2555

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 10:45

Hi,


I know it s a while ago you posted this but can you still offer those hourbuilding rates?

I am very interested.

Please contact me on; n_cambier@hotmail.com


Best Regards,

Nicolas

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 00:31

May want to try calling the 310 number....he may not see this post for months....


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 20:55

We are at $175/hour plus avgas. We are an advertiser.  We have offered these rates since 2000 and at that time it was $100/hour.   Prices have increased due to component times at RHC increasing in cost.   I'm certain that we have the lowest rates and a program that mathematically makes sense for the long haul.    Buy 100 hours and if you have cfi and total time of 300 hours and we generally give you a job, too.      www.r22.us  Tom 561-346-2816.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 21:09

We are at $175/hour plus avgas. We are an advertiser.  We have offered these rates since 2000 and at that time it was $100/hour.   Prices have increased due to component times at RHC increasing in cost.   I'm certain that we have the lowest rates and a program that mathematically makes sense for the long haul.    Buy 100 hours and if you have cfi and total time of 300 hours and we generally give you a job, too.      www.r22.us  Tom 561-346-2816.

 

OR, someone can pay slightly more to avoid Boatpix and

  • Not have to harass people
  • Not have to have to log time in a way that is morally questionable (logging flight time when you're actually being an aerial photographer)
  • Be able to comply with safety bulletins
  • Get to fly and train how YOU want (instead of paying to work for someone and fly their mission)

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:33

Whats with all the animosity towards boatpixs most of the time? I'm new so dont flame me.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:58

@ Cheeto9

 

The animosity is because he is doing commercial work with the helicopter (taking photos). So, ideally - he would hire a commercial pilot and pay him to do the work. 

 

Disclaimer - I have never worked at Boatpix.

 

IF ( <--- largest two letter word in the world )

 

you were going to build time by purchasing hours then Boatpix offers a good rate and offers the possibility of "employment". 

 

I say "employment" in quotes because people believe (rightfully so) that you are buying a job. 

 

So all that said and done - if I had no job, had the money to pay to build hours I would most definetly fly Boatpix. I've know four pilots that "worked" there and they absolutely loved it.

 

Bottom line, I was lucky enough to get a R44 Tour position and the sad truth is that my stepdaughter makes more money than me working at Wal Mart.

 

If Boatpix hired "employees" in the normal fashion, then that would probably be true there as well. As it stands it looks like he supplements the money he makes off of taking photos with selling stick wiggling time. I say this having no idea what he pays his "employees".


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 22:29

Whats with all the animosity towards boatpixs most of the time? I'm new so dont flame me.

 

Its either the logging of picture taking as flight time, or the requirement to buy 100 hours in an R22 mariner before he'll pay you,...even if you have 600 hours all R22 and photo experience?

 

Not sure though?



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 22:25

Great opportunity!

R22 Beta II available anywhere in the US for PIC time building (even long-distance XC if desired) for 100 hrs @ $89/hr (fuel not included average @ $46/hr).
This is not a ferry flight for a company, this is truly an opportunity to fly a well maintained/equipped helicopter anywhere you would like to fly for as cheap as it comes.

Call 310-854-2555 for more information

P.S. CFI/CFII available on request.

Hi there,

 

Do you still have the R22 available for time building? I am flying to Canada next month and looking to build some R22 or R44 time.



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 17:19

We offer 100 Hours for $22,000 that includes fuel  and instructor if you want one to fly with you --

 

Give us a call

 

702 Helicopters - (702) 338-9393



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 20:35

Hi there,

 

Do you still have the R22 available for time building? I am flying to Canada next month and looking to build some R22 or R44 time.

I think I'll say it again, pick up the phone and call his number. He jumps onto the board every now and then and could miss your message.


Fly Safe !!

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 20:51

Whats with all the animosity towards boatpixs most of the time? I'm new so dont flame me.

Tom used to get crap for not advertising on the board. He fixed that about a decade ago now when he started advertising......geez, am I that old?

 

My personal opinion is it's a business model, it's unique and if it works and fits for where you are at, jump at it. Helicopters are really expensive to operate. One 5 second lapse in judgement could cost 50K. (start the engine with the throttle open, not be quick enough on the auto to keep from overspeeding the blades, etc.). I wish these things didn't cost what they do.....but they do. 

 

 A new R22 is about $260,000 US bucks now. If someone can create a business model and stay in business that says something. Tom owns and operates somewhere north of 20 ships.

 

Plenty of guys and gals pay to play. Nothing changes just because you got your commercial or CFI certificate yesterday. You're still a low time pilot looking for work, and good luck to you. 

 

Same with ferry flights. Why one day you are willing to pay $270 an hour with an instructor to fly an R22 and the next day jumping on board a ferry flight and getting 10 hours in an R44 for $200 an hour is a bad deal?? 

 

Huh?

 

What worked for me may not work for you. What worked for the pilot next to you may not be an opportunity for you....network the crap out of yourself, and do about anything to get that first job flying. Don't bitch about the pay, the hours, as long as you are flying towards your goal. 

 

More hours and more networking and magically more opportunities will appear. Maybe even some day an owner will call you and ask if you want to fly for him.....it can happen.

 

Don't close any door until you take a look at it firsthand.

 

But whatever you do, fly safe, make good decisions and go home at night. 

 

Goldy


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Fly Safe !!

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:26

Very well put, Goldy! 


 


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:59

At least with boatpix you can call it job experience, and it may lead to another. With those ferry flights all your getting is boring straight and level and nothing you can really refer to as job experience your just throwing your money out the door as you watch the Hobbs meter turn over. Boatpix is at least fun, just make sure you're the one flying!

Resurrected year old post. :D




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