Silver State Helicopters
Posted 26 July 2004 - 19:38
Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:11
Posted 27 July 2004 - 05:07
Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:21
How do you feel about the quality of training at LER?
Posted 27 July 2004 - 21:41
TTF, I've been very satisfied with LERC, I've flown over a 100 hours in the last six months and just passed my commercial checkride earlier this month. Solomon is a very knowledgeable and down to earth instructor, and he should be, given that he and his wife are both A & Ps. He also does accelerated training if you had the time to do it that way, that's all on his website though at www.leadingedgerotorcraft.com
Posted 27 July 2004 - 23:31
Posted 28 July 2004 - 00:38
I visited LERCS' website and noticed the pricing for the various training programs.I read the price for the 150 hour commercial program is $ 28,500....is that on top of the $11000 for the private..??
If $28,500 is for the entire 150 hours that is the lowest rate i think i have seen for the comm helo license..!!!
....and you are impressed with the training..??...looks like it would be a good area of the counrty to train in...??!!
Posted 31 July 2004 - 21:59
Posted 01 April 2004 - 12:34
Lcpl Corey Adkins USMC rotorheadsmiley
Posted 02 April 2004 - 11:24
Posted 18 October 2004 - 13:27
I have been looking @ this site for about a week and finally joined. I have a few questions about Silver State Helicopters school. A buddy joined a few moths ago but I have looked around about the school and there seemed to be alot of people who do not like this school but never give any specfic reasons. I would like to hear all concerns with this school and if anyone here has finished this school how did you like it and do they really hire 98% of their students? It almost sounds to good to be true so I don't want to lay down $56,000 if they are not what they advertise. I don't mind spending the money but I expect to get what I pay for. If anyone has any other info on this business please let me know. I heard there is a shortage of pilots but also sounds to good to be true? Thanks in advance. Love this site
Posted 18 October 2004 - 13:46
About you putting down $56,000... Hold on, wait a minute.
Before you sign your name on any dotted line, read the loan agreement VERY carefully.
I took out a loan with Sallie Mea and my payments are sent to the school in disbursements. This way if the school goes belly up, my unused money is secure and still with the Lending Bank.
Another good thing about disbursements is you don't have to pay the interested on the entire loan from the beginning. Interest is only accumulated on money pulled from your account.
Paying Interest on $56,000 for a year when lets say you only used $23,000 is ridiculous.
Do you have the loan details for SSH? I'd be interested in reading it.
"While you are flying just remember... NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, NEVER GIVE UP! Never think it is too late, it is your life that you are fighting for!" - Lars aka alwyspoild
Posted 18 October 2004 - 14:03
Posted 21 October 2004 - 17:10
Posted 22 October 2004 - 08:19
Posted 22 October 2004 - 13:43
Many operators refuse to hire Silverstate graduates.
You can expect to make less than $10,000 a year if hired by them.
You are being trained by low time instructors who were themselves by low time instructors and so fourth and so on... Find an experienced instructor who understands your learning style and fly with them. If you find a small operation, you are more likely to end up with a good job with them if you are a good student.
Posted 22 October 2004 - 17:25
Your information sources are not reliable.
May I ask whom these operators are? You are the only person to have made this claim, yet you refuse to elaborate.
Your failure to obtain employment with SSH explains your bias, but how do you explian your rediculously false statements?
Do you honestly believe that anyone employed by SSH makes less than $10,000? Minimum wage allows for greater prosperity. Our Instuctors begin at $18 per hour and top out at $25 per hour. These CFI's average about 30 hours per week. The lowest man on the totem-pole, whom we are very grateful for, provides us with clean restrooms and empty trash cans. This individual earns significantly more than $10,000 annually.
As far as being trained by low time instructors, this is true throughout the flight instruction industry. You, yourself are a low time pilot. Flight instruction is how we, as pilots, build hours.
Prior to your posts on this board, I may well have forgotten your name and your lack of professionalism displayed at your interview with us. I assure you that I will not overlook anyone in the industry thoughout my career whos name is even remotely similar to yours.
Posted 22 October 2004 - 19:01
I am glad to see you uped your instructors rates. Last time I checked you were around $12 an hour.
Posted 22 October 2004 - 20:58
"Information on Silver State Helicopters???"
"Silver State Helicopters, Am I the only one not making $100K?"
"Newbie with some questions?"
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