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Adam S last won the day on October 1 2011

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  • Birthday 09/14/1987

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    Anything that flies, motorcycles, hiking, scuba diving, but mostly helicopters

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  1. Unfortunately I'm not able to make it this year but I was wondering if any of the presentations or guest speakers are going to be recorded for online viewing? I know there will be tons of valuable information shared over the next few days including the FAASTeam Safety Seminar which could be helpful too all. Just curious because I would be interested in watching any available. Thanks guys
  2. Awesome Stan, glad to see your machine is getting the attention it deserves!
  3. How close to Sarasota? Are you going to be living there or just in the central Florida area? What kind of ship do you want to fly? I'm partial to Kissimmee Helicopters which is just south of Orlando but there are a bunch of good schools in the area.
  4. Just wondering if anyone else is in Torrance right now for the course? If anyone local is interested in getting together sometime this week I'll be around enjoying the area. The area has been great so far minus the rain that we are having at the moment. I went flying with Simon yesterday at Advanced Flight and that was a wonderful experience. I just wish I was around more often to do training with him. Wonderful instructor.
  5. I'm a fixed wing guy and I switched over to Helicopters for the same reasons listed above. Fixed wing cross country is easier than driving a car.
  6. So did everyone cut the throttle on their own checkride? I always learned them with my instructor cutting it and during the checkride the examiner did it too. I don't even imagine there being a little surprise if you do it yourself.
  7. I'm just glad that it's black and white... By the way, this would have been much more enjoyable if I overheard it while I was out flying. Thanks for the insight.
  8. I wish I could help, but I did the same project last year and used the regular training helicopters out there (300, 22, 44) since the numbers were easier to come across and were more likely for me to be able to use for a real business proposal since I wouldn't be able to afford to operate a S-76 for any kind of operation at the moment. I do admire your ability to dream like I do and calculate very large numbers though. It was the most useful paper I have written at UVU.
  9. For a Helicycle and PPL I was quoted $3,500a year for insurance, including $75,000 hull. That was with all time being in a R44. If you charge a competitive price for a 44 and keep it flying a lot, after even one overhaul you can make a good bit of money, and get your flight time very cheap. Not every body has that upfront money unfortunately to make the purchase or pocket cash for a $50,000 deductible just in case something does happen.
  10. Hourly TO FLY the helicopter, $200 per hour is reasonable, maybe a little less. Like butters said, that does not include the cost of the helicopter. That must be broken down, hourly, monthly, yearly; depending on how much you fly the aircraft. At a total of $625,000 to date/, 1100 hours, $568 per hour thus far. Even with a timed out machine @2200 hours. With the same you have in total cost to date, $625,000/ 2200 Hours =$284 per hour + (1100 hrs fuel, maintenance, insurance, hanger, unexpected maintenance etc.) Sounds almost like published numbers from Robinson (Almost), or am I misreading something? Still a much better price versus renting in any way. Not giving you a hard time Junkie, just trying to break the numbers down after total cost vs after purchase cost. Thanks for sharing your real numbers, God knows it is hard to get actual information in this regard. Awesome news your purchase is working out for you!
  11. I do not seem to have the same problem, but here is the direct link to the job listing page. http://www.verticalreference.com/tabid/335/category/1/default.aspx
  12. Only everytime I see an aircraft.
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