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hynesaviation

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  1. Just a pref for me and what I have my students read and study but I use ASA products for them to study for writtens. I tell them about the CD version to take practice test but I provide it for them on my computer to take several test. Once they take a few and pass above 80% then they are ready to be signed off. I think everyone squared you away on the writtens. I did the same as you years ago. PVT fixed wing, then back to rotorcraft PVT. Then went back to fixed wing comm/inst. After that finished comm rotorcraft and then straight to CFI rotorcraft. I don't think it saves a person
  2. I was at HAI sunday. The last one I attented to was in Dallas a few years ago. I don't think they had a booth then either. I could be wrong. I remember this Jerry guy found me because some way he knew I was from Tulsa and had a small flight school using an R22. They were planning on opening a school here and told me how great it would help my business, becuase they wouldn't be able to support the overflow of students. I just had to laugh and could see what a con artist he was. Well they flew into town, had a big gathering of about 500 people. I thought to myself, if he can get 10% of t
  3. Like everyone said, research. I don't provide financing. Leave it up to the student. If they only have enough to fly an hour a week from each paycheck I tell them to save up for about 20hrs then come see me. It does no good to fly that little at first. I bet in 6 months you could have enough to get 20hrs of flying. But keep saving!!!! I do all I can to save them money. Ground school is cheap. Start reading on your own, study for the PVT test, it is good for two yrs from the day you pass it. Find an instructor and start studying. You will learn a lot from the books. I have had stude
  4. I have get plenty of potential students who want to fly for a living. I tell them straight up what it takes and the long road to get there. When they ask about schools such as SSH I tell them to never trust anyone who guarantees you a job. Always talk to as many professional pilots in the area (medical, news, pipeline pilots etc...) and ask them how they got to were they are today. Fixed wing training is the same. Ask questions. I don't talk them out of wanting to be a pilot, just warn them up front it takes money and time. I'm a small school here and do my best to get them flying. I
  5. Interesting story. I feel for you and I am sure you have learned an expensive lesson. Not sure if they were going to cover your moving cost? Did they say they would pay to get your R44 training? It sounds like you might have jumped the gun a little just to take the first job that came along. Now I do think that you should get paid for any labor (ground school or office work you did). Unless you were doing it for free just to get your foot in the door. Once again not sure what you worked out before you got down there. I am sure they don't have the newest helicopters out there but woul
  6. Ohman, Keep after it, at least finish PPL. All the money I have spent for flying (rotor and fixed wing) I will probably never get back. But didn't do it for the money. I do it because I like to fly and teach people to fly. Yes it was a long road and even took a few years off. But got back into it and just found a way to pay for it (having a different job to pay for it). I saved money then would buy the time to finish a rating. Do want you like to do and there are plenty of people in this industry who have had a long road to get to where they are now. Plenty of flight schools o
  7. I remember the rotorway from the late 70's being at Rockford, IL then onto Oshkosh. We were always there with the Brantly. When someone calls me about buying/building one there is a guy in my area (Tulsa) that knows a lot about them. Some people don't care for him (Rotorway) but he has made upgrades to the Rotorway. I think he is putting a turbine in one. Wouldn't be the first time someone has tried. I always refer them to him. If he looks at it then amn says they are good then I would fly them. I have a few hours in one. Yeah the B47 is a good machine. Friend of mine owns an H mod
  8. Yeah I agree. Everytime I have to take a helicopter someplace I try and put in one of my newly rated pilots to build time for there commercial but if it is a long haul I cut them a deal on flight time. If its from the factory they pay enough to cover the expenses of the helicopter, my expenses plus there own expenses. This saves the new owner since they don't have to cover fuel/oil cost or my fee. The person building the hours paying the rate covers it. Don't sell yourself out. Someone should be paying you. Unless you are saying your time isn't worth anything?
  9. I Think you should go for the purchase of the R44. You can't beat the operating cost especially when it comes to maintenance. (you really just looking at oil changes during the first 100hrs). Im not sure what the 300cbi maintenance schedule is during the 100hrs. You won't be putting that much wear on your R44. Make sure the instructor/helicopter is insured for training. That is very important. I train in different types of helicopters here, Bell 47, Hiller, H269, Brantly and Robinsons. I like all helicopters but the Robinson has them all beat on maintenance. Resale would be a b
  10. I would start that flare sooner. You about to drag the tail. No it looks good. I like doing and watching autos.
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