I am a private helicopter pilot from New Zealand. I have around 350 hours in my R44. It's a great machine but I'm looking around at options for the move to a turbine.
To me it seems to tick most of the boxes:
Safety, ability to lift plenty, can carry 5 adults, ability to fly well in our changeable weather conditions, storage space for bags, ample power, reasonable speed. The cost of purchase is far lower than a Jet Ranger, Long Ranger, R66, MD600n, 350BA, EC120b - or anything else that works well as a private machine that will mostly be used for touring. Of course, the fuel burn will be greater with the twin engines but with the big purchase price differential, that becomes less of an issue.
Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with the BO105 (any model)?
Any tips, advice or suggestions please?