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Jeff

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Jeff last won the day on April 21 2015

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  1. Not necessarily. If you lease me a helicopter, you make money every time I fly it. If I lease a helicopter from someone else, then every hour I fly is an hour you could have potentially made money on. Not that there's anything wrong with the way Boatpix does training, but it isn't for everyone. I looked into it myself once, but the minimum obligation I would have had to make was more than what I needed. My training structure is different, which appeals to different people. So I see you leasing me a helicopter as more of a joint venture than a competitive relationship.
  2. And as a poster you don't get to determine relevancy either. If all you want to do is distract legitimate contributors of this thread with your nonsense about whether or not their posts are relevant, then your comments are not welcome. Start your own thread with a topic of post relevancy to attempt to educate everyone in properly maintaining whatever standard you have imagined up in your brain about how to be a relevant contributor to other threads. Don't burden the rest of us with your moral relativism.
  3. If I had a college education, which I do, a degree even, I would say that you aren't smart enough to spell "here" instead of "hear". Jesus said, "And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?" --Luke 6:41
  4. Since I am the one who started this thread, I am the one who gets to define the scope of the thread. And since I am the one who proposed the original idea of this thread, I am the one who gets to determine which responses are relevant. Avbug has gone on and on about how my business does not exist. He (or she, perhaps) has been very critical about me being on this forum requesting donations from everyone. The fact is that I started this post soliciting anyone who owns a helicopter and might be interested in a leaseback arrangement. I know it seems unlikely, but I figure there might be one or two helicopter owners on VR. <sarcasm> So the least relevant contributions on this thread so far are from avbug, the one person who unwittingly claims to be able to determine what I think is relevant to the thread I started. Any other irrelevant posts have been because of the nonsense avbug keeps spewing. Avbug, I really couldn't care less about what you think or have to say about the business I am starting, much less how I choose to run it. Please, avbug, stop posting your drivel on my thread. If you don't own a helicopter, or if you do and don't want to lease it to me, then go bother someone else! Let me make one thing clear. The purpose of this thread is NOT to solicit donations from any of you out there in VR Land reading this. The purpose is stated clearly in my first post. The website has a portal for making donations, yes. The top of the home page briefly outlines the purpose of the business. When I decide to actually advertise my services, I will pay for a banner to be displayed on VR just like the other companies have. So please, visit my website all you want. Click away. I'm not asking any of you for donations or loans, so don't give me any.
  5. Wow, you're harsh. I was just trying to stroke your ego.
  6. Avbug, I've read a few of your posts on here. And while you tend to come across as somewhat abrasive, your comments seem to be very thorough and analytical--as you appear to have extensive knowledge of and experience in the helicopter world. I appreciate how when someone misunderstands a regulation, you take the time to explain the points in great detail, emphasizing the main points so the other person would hopefully come out with a better understanding. (It's not your fault they still can't see.) It bothers me that pilots are all too often trained to mediocrity. That being said, I wonder, since you are so critical of my website, if you wouldn't mind posting a list of (preferably aviation-related) websites that you feel are top-notch, along with a brief comment as to why you like them. But please omit any religious commentary. I'm not changing the motto or removing it from the logo. Besides, people don't seem to have trouble spending money with "In God We Trust" on it. Thank you in advance for your input.
  7. I updated the company website (http://www.fitchaerospace.com) so hopefully this will clear up any misunderstanding about what we ARE doing and what we PLAN to do.
  8. Accelerated training is where you sign up for a course and train every day, as opposed to taking a lesson here and there until you're finally trained with way over the FAA minimum. I looked at your company website (Helicopter SBT), and I am a big proponent of SBT. Perhaps we can work together at some point.
  9. I started a new flight school in the Cleveland, Ohio, area Fitch Aerospace, Inc. I'm looking for someone who would like to leaseback a helicopter to us, preferably a R-22, but other trainers are welcome. You don't have to live in this area, but you must be willing to keep your helicopter here. PM me here or via the website if you're interested. http://www.fitchaerospace.com
  10. I started a new flight school in the Cleveland, Ohio, area Fitch Aerospace, Inc. I'm looking for someone who would like to leaseback a helicopter to us, preferably a R-22, but other trainers are welcome. You don't have to live in this area, but you must be willing to keep your helicopter here. PM me here or via the website if you're interested. http://www.fitchaerospace.com
  11. I've heard that about the autorotation. On website, which I cannot verify the credibility of, said that it was to cut the airflow interference with the air moving through the main rotor in forward flight. Another explanation had to do with air flowing into the cooling impeller.
  12. Does anyone know what the purpose of the canopy slat on a 300CBi is?
  13. Looking at FAR 61 for the requirements for a helicopter instrument rating, I found something I thought was very interesting that I don't recall being there when I got my instrument rating. It says you need 50 hours of PIC X-C, 10 hours of which are in a helicopter. It says also that you need 40 hours of instrument (actual or simulated) time. Of that 40 hours, 15 hours must be with an instructor who has an instrument helicopter instructor certificate. Of that 15 hours, you need 3 hours prep in a helicopter for the checkride, and the long IFR X-C in a helicopter. I know this doesn't sound right, but my interpretation would be that of those 15 hours with a CFII-H, only the requirements that specify "in a helicopter" have to be accomplished in a helicopter. The rest of the requirements could be in--say--an airplane perhaps (as long as you have a dual-rated instructor). Look it up and let me know what you think. ~Jeff
  14. The sad part is that you'll probably find some schmuck willing to pay it. And I bet it ends up being a commercial pilot. ~Jeff
  15. Just use one logbook. While some helicopter employers (and pilots for that matter) think airplane time doesn't count for anything, it really does make a difference.
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