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#1 Dwheaton



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 00:19

Hello, I am new to the forum although have read many posts before becoming a member. I am thinking about Leasing a guimbal to a helicopter school. They are willing to pay $150 per flight hour plus they pay for all insurance, annuals, hangarage, etc. The only thing I will need to pay is for the overhaul when it comes due. Historically, they have put about 55 hrs per month on the aircraft.

I am interested on your thoughts on this.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:23

Do those numbers earn you the return you want to make on the money you've invested in the Guimbal at a level of risk you're comfortable accepting? Would it prevent you from using the heli for something else you'd rather use it for? If the answers are yes and no respectively, then I'd say go for it I guess.
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#3 V-any


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 12:02

That's a little lower than I would expect it to be.


Keep in mind that training beats up aircraft. Even if they fix the big stuff that htey break, there's a lot of wear in tear in the training environment.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 17:44

Its funny, though I have no problem renting a 22 from a school, I would never let a school use one I was leasing.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 06:11

Have you asked why they don’t lease on their
own and save 150 an hour, which would cover their leasing costs
If you’re left with the overhaul, 2200 hrs gives you
330K subtract 120K costs
You have a 210K gross margin plus residual ships value
You will have to pay leasing costs or financing costs for purchasing the ship.
55 hrs per month is not a lot of flying
Add in what you could have done with the same money if more
You have all the elements to make a sound financial decision.
If, on the other hand, your decision is emotional then the money doesn’t matter.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 19:11

For that price I need 2!

#7 Dwheaton



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 20:26

Thanks for the replies. I believe the upfront capital cost is the reason they prefer to lease.

I am curious if anyone has had any actual experience with cost to overhaul the Cabri? And does anyone know what a freshly overhauled cabroi would sell for vs. a new ship?

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 16:30

If you cant afford to buy & run with out leasing or hiring


The No of people who I know that have tried it most have wished they had spent the money on wild living :) at least they might get some pleasure out of it

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