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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tFG-uk3WcE 7 versions being tested. I like number 7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI5rH8bS5cE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyRpZILjT2w
  2. TXSoccerRef, How is David doing? I have not flown or talked to him in several years. I use to work with one of his cousins and she introduced us.
  3. Will be at Tyler Pounds Field Oct 22 9am-3pm. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.tylertexas.com/events/details/rose-city-rotor-fest-10-22-2016-8098&ved=0ahUKEwiszezej-3PAhVHOyYKHU0HBPMQFggeMAE&usg=AFQjCNGsCFjQRzOFD_THXTKliN8KHSapaA
  4. Helicopter Services got out of the flight training market. I don't know it Anythings Possible Aviation is still doing it or not, over at Weiser Field.
  5. Looks like Precision in OR, Midwest Helicopter Academy in IL and Texas Rotorwing Academy in Beaumont TX are the first to operate the Cabri G2 here in the states... Enstrom is developing the TH180 and Robinson has stripped out a Raven I for training dubbed the Cadet, a 2 seat 44 airframe.. If the economy IE oil industry ever picks up might get interesting... Wished I had taken bets on that bird coming across the pond, I just had a feeling about this bird. Price per hour is between that of a 300c and R44. http://www.robinsonheli.com/media/pressrelease/robinson_introduces_r44_cadet.pdf http://www.enstromhelicopter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/TH180SinglePg2only.png
  6. http://www.iberianet.com/news/slcc-plan-takes-off/article_7e5939e2-c05a-11e5-b0bd-fbbcac16dea1.html Thought this might be some assistance for some. Hoping to return to the air soon........ Regards
  7. Ironranger, I agree with you! We had a pretty good visit at Expo 10'. I really miss the VR chat feature and chattin with Drew.
  8. Sorry for you loss Sarah. I have been off VR for awhile due to lots of family issues. I got to hang out with Andrew at Heli Expo 10' in Houston for a short while. I really hate to hear this. Regards, Brad
  9. Me too Goldy. Been a few years since Heli Expo Houston. Hope you have been doing fine.
  10. Anyone looking to start training, I have listed a few training supplies in the Classifieds here on VR. I am getting out of the helicopter world for now. Good luck everyone! It has been a long fun ride, since 97' for me.. Just could not get "Life" outta the way.
  11. silvrado17, Good info. I am glad the VA Ed site has some clear info on it now. A few years back it was horrible....Very hard to find info on flight training and seemed to be a lot of different interpretations of it.
  12. I believe Rogue is correct. The last I time reviewed all the VA Chap 30 GI Bill reg's, been awhile back though, only part 141 schools with a "APPROVED" program. Approved program means that the VA has reviewed each of the schools program/programs offered to Vets and they "VA" has signed off on each program and to include to the minimum amount of flight and ground school hours in each course. A part 141 syllabus by itself does not qualify for VA approval. The VA can add more to it if they like to meet "THEIR" requirements, i.e.. MUST HAVE A PRIVATE LICENSE" prior to enrolling in a Commercial Course. I realize that the younger guys are going to be Chap 33 only. I am a Chap 30 only guy.. If you do a search, esp with my name, you should find some links for Chap 30 VA manuals. Course like everything else the "Gov" may have changed the websites or locations of the manuals. Book G was a manual that had some good info in it. Onecle, Title 38 Vet Bene's, just a quick search turned this up. The terminology "was" Vocational Flight Training, like at a private flight school and Degree'd Program. They paid out different rates on those as well just like Chap 33 is doing it seems.
  13. I guess this is as close a picture the general public may see. I just watched a new tv program "Secrets of Seal Team 6" on the Discovery Channel tonight. The animated helo on the Bin Laden raid looked very similar to this picture. They said on the show that the Special Teams programs have their own funding and can buy what ever they need to get the job done. They called it a heavily modified Stealth Blackhawk. Special paint, Cool Exhaust baffles, Special Body panels and Special Sensors. They spoke about special radar jamming, maybe the Chinooks were carrying the jamming equipment. The USAF used the Wild Weasel platform in F4 and F111 to fly with fighter groups of the same type jets to jam the radar. Later P.S. If you are interested right now on the Discovery Channel has a program on disclosing some of the raid.
  14. Hey All, This copter kinda fits the description, NEW Design, 2 seater, larger than a R22 and turbine engine. One of my facebook buddies posted it. I have not seen this before. Looks cool to me. Heli Air Design HAD 1-T
  15. Hey, I read about this heli a few years back. This heli is larger than a 22 and slightly smaller than a 44, but has a diesel engine and standard tailrotor. Delta Helicopters link
  16. Hey WT, I spoke with the Chief Pilot of the DPS a few years back, was introduced through the owner of the school I was training at. Back in 04' he said you had to be a "regular" Trooper for about 4 years before being able to "apply" for a flight slot. Had to have a PPL Fixed wing or Rotorwing cert. Also he stated that the competition was fierce and they had a deep stack of applicants back then. I only spoke to him briefly and he answered all my questions, so according to him there is no quick way into the TX DPS Aviation Dept. Seems like he said many were Army Warrants if I remember that part correctly. I am prior TDCJ and USAF, so I was hoping to get into the heavy truck DOT stuff while I rode out my 4 year time frame to be eligible, I didn't care for being a regular Trooper. In the end TX DPS won't let you choose where you serve your duty so I decided not to go to boot camp and take the chance. Good luck!!
  17. I would think that new technology and "NEW" aircraft would bring a higher premium until it has a few years under it's belt. Oh well, maybe Scotts can get the 47 back in action again with some updates.
  18. adam32, You bet me to the post!! LOL.... I flew with a guy in Houston who uses Flying J for service on his R22's and R44. Had nothing but good things to say about them. I actually spoke to them about a run out HP one time, just couldn't make it work for me. Later
  19. Mike, Scotts also needs to modernize the H1 variant and see how she does!!
  20. Goldy, My favorite 47 models in the looks department are the G5A and the H1 What is it you do with the heli's? Lease them, Rent them??? I wish my biz would get stabilized so I can get back into the air. I had to knock the dust off the sim the last few days. ....
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