Does anyone here have experience flying an MD 530F? I'm looking for opinions on it, especially for flying in the mountains, cost of ownership, reliability, etc.
Somebody here said in another post: "the 530F. Its a Scalpel that will allow you to get into some ridiculous places, but with that Rotor head, you are going to get your ass handed to you in the mtns. And that's fine so long as you are good with it, but you'll never get a passenger to do it with you twice."
What's the issue with that rotor head in the mountains? Is he implying you will get tossed around violently in turbulence?