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  1. So the Army sells run-out UH-60s for between $250-$500k (see GSA.com). So I'm thinking a run-out 500C would fetch $100k or less. It will be restricted category but don't really care about that. I'd love to hear some thoughts from people in the know about this. If (big if) acquisition cost is low enough, is it not reasonable to have ship with re-built running gear for around $300k?
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  2. The Army F and FF's are hardly just a C with a different nose and a bigger engine...I doubt there's a single interchangable part except perhaps the skid shoes. If you want to run cheap (fuel burn) then find a standard C model with a C-18, and then put a Yehnert nose on it. They are out there. Don't worry so much about TT, it's the component time and inspections that matter. I wouldn't buy Gov surplus anything...ask the UH-60 guys how that's working out...and how many machines they need to buy to keep just one airworthy.
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  3. Trying to get a rough estimate on how many hours people fly per year as instructors? EMS? Law Enforcement? I’m sure it will greatly very based on location and many other factors, just looking for rough averages.
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  4. I flew about 500 as an instructor and 200-250 in EMS. Don't know about the police.
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  5. You're right, the CG has the F-14s with the 5 bladed rotor system. Top speed 135kts and not the Civil Air Patrol. CAP just acquired the new F-15EX fighter bomber with Mach 2 speed and nuclear delivery. Just what our future junior flyers need to train on.
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  6. IFR is the 'easy' management answer to safety: They can buy a lot of gear cheaper than one crash. Do they support you in proficiency flights? IFR proficiency is your only real safety net. I've been inadvertent a few times over the years, IFR is a lot more relaxed than trying to return to VMC. "I like seeing while I fly" but the truth is I'm to busy flying to enjoy the scenery. I'm analyzing, looking for trends, seeking 'better' anything- well, everything- until I log the flight. I'm 'on the gauges VFR almost as much as I am IFR. The area I flew is MVFR or better 99% of the year- ceilings being the usual issue. The northwestern half was the Smokies: they make their own weather.
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  7. Lmao, everyone knows that F-14 are in the Coast Guard 😆
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  8. The answer is always no unless you try.
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  9. Everyone knows the F-14 is in the Civil Air Patrol.😀
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  10. The 4yr degree is still preferred but no longer a requirement. Delta airlines was the latest company dropping the 4yr degree. Subject to change at anytime, especially when the hiring boom subsides.
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  11. If you want outdoorsy and VFR...PHI Med42 would be right up your alley. Based at o22 and fly a B3.
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  12. 135.243 c2 requires 75 hours of actual or simulated instrument, with at least 50 in an aircraft; so a cheap FTD won’t do you any good. If your intent is to fly SPIFR, you should do a year or two in the GOM to get some actual IFR experience. Not only to meet the 135 mins, but to become proficient. SPIFR isn’t something you should just jump into without a solid IFR background… Era (Bristow), PHI and RLC are all hiring. Depending on how desperate they are, it is possible to get hired directly into the S76 / AW139 as an SIC.
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  13. Hi, also interested in PDF AS350-BA flight manual please.
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