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RisePilot last won the day on February 9 2020

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  1. That is correct. Damn checkout "Student Poster" schooling "VR Veteran Poster". Number of posts do not necessarily correlate with correctness of information provided.
  2. HandGrenadePilot is correct. No matter whether priced in USD, EUR or GBP in North America or Europe. PPL(H) should not cost more than 15-20k all-in.
  3. Never fails that Helonorth brings the “intelligence” to the conversation. Dumbass, it’s noting that you need a few examples to make a generalist assumption or calculate an average. One single location raising a price doesn’t represent an industry or geographical change. Not really enough data points in most of the US for self-fly-hire.
  4. There are no price changes seen in Europe where “rental” or self-fly-hire (as it is called here) is much more common than the US. That said anything larger than an R22 is so sparsely available for hire in the US that there is not a meaningful mathematical cohort to even calculate an average price. When I’ve hired in the US, I’m lucky to find a R44 for hire in a given area - let alone shop by price. Additionally, European-based helicopters will have some commonality in the their insurance coverage policies, whereas I’ve encountered US operators with deductibles as high as USD 80K and
  5. This was around the time of the BP oil spill in the Gulf and I suppose this guy had something against Brits and just "lost it". Like you, I've also had several other occasions where they look at the license front & back and you can see in their eyes they're thinking "this is not worth the trouble". I'm always calm/polite as I know they can't take my licence, they can't make my insurance go up, so give me a ticket if you wish and I'll be on my way. My wife always said they're going to put you in jail one day - she was right.
  6. To me, cost several hundred dollars and took an hour or so out my day. To him, resulted in a full internal affairs investigation from the states capital and a personal censure. I can only assume he was less of a dick the next time he was handed a European driver’s licence on a traffic stop.
  7. HeloNorth, I don't work in aviation; I work in international and cross-border finance and all my career have had full background checks and due diligence performed on me. I also lived in the US for near 20 years when I was younger and had my drivers licence revoked several times for speeding (not taking pride in that; just noting I'm familiar with the situation). I too have been arrested and taken into custody (I was driving very fast). Noting the above, no one has ever even mentioned my speeding tickets/arrest.
  8. No one will ever really care about speeding tickets or parking tickets. In the US, highway patrolman and state troopers are little more than glorified "meter maids" and the fines merely serve as an income stream.
  9. I must question your life priorities. You note that flying for fun/leisure is “flushing money down a toilet”; yet you seem quite cavalier about putting your family into poverty/hardship because you have a dream of being a pilot. I could not proffer life/career advice to someone whose priorities are so messed up. A PPL(H) will cost you about 15k – 20k. Would you recoil as vehemently at the suggestion of buying a boat with the same amount of money?
  10. Everyone has their own interests; however I’ve never understood why American’s take interest/pride in “visiting all 50 states”. Of course, visit the nice places but what’s the real purpose of visiting say South Dakota or Iowa other than these odd “tagging” trips such as you describe? Spending the same amount of money/time seeking out different countries and cultures would be far more interesting.
  11. This isn't a military forum. Non-military people don't know what any of the above acronyms/descriptions mean. He did assist you by telling you this is the wrong forum.
  12. As evidenced by examples such as Helonorth's posts, not everything on the internet is true.
  13. Jenny, a helicopter will take about 3 minutes to run-up before taking off and about 3 minutes to shut down (little faster if a turbine). A private pilot coming into his lake house will (I assume) be quite infrequent); he's not exactly attempting to create a mini Chicago O'Hare. On some of your comments: ...“quiet idyllic lake front” ...“densely populated neighbourhood” - make up your mind, it can’t really be both …"enjoyed the loons, ducks, geese, eagles etc. great fishing of dock, lots of lake dwellers besides humans" - all those animals will continue th
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