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Hey folks, first post here. Loving the site, makes me want to be a Heli pilot! I'm looking for a pilot with an R22/R44 that has experience or wants to gain experience at dropping skydivers. I'm based in Santa Monica and would like to perform legal, demo jumps, exiting over Malibu. I have jumped from Helicopters many times before. I've seen all the videos regarding safety concerns when inflatable objects such as parachutes are outside on the skids, so I can assure you gear checks will be done in abundance. I had a contact who would take 3 people to 5k ASL for $225 in Ventura, but they're no longer flying and the new quote is $1750 per hour for a huey. If you and anyone on or off this forum would be happy to talk about it, please shoot me a message or comment below. Very interested.
Hello all I'm new to this forum I live in LA and have been doing my research on helicopter flight training schools and have visited most at this stage in my region-looking for training from zero hours through to CFI-I for a professional heli pilot career- looking for the highest standards and most professional, safest school Would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has actual experience - positive or negative -with any of the following schools.. Van Nuys airport is nearest to me (most companies are only 15-20 minutes drive for me)- I'm considering- -Elite Helicopters - Orbic Air -Group 3 Aviation -RotorFX Second nearest- would be Star Helicopters at Hawthorne (about 25 minutes) I'm also considering Los Angeles Helicopters- they do seem to have the best reputation - but are the furthest commute for me - 40+ minutes- and seemingly possibly the most expensive..) though ultimately extra cost in money or travel time would be worth it to me if it means getting the best, most professional and safest training available. Thank you in advance for any feedback. Gratefully, Justin
Ok, so our friend Jim Paules has his famous "American Heroes Airshow' in Los Angeles this Saturday June 29th. Always a great time had by all. I will be somewhere between the PHPA and the LA Sheriff-Montrose Search & Rescue booths most of the day. Stop by and say hello. The parking is free, the event is free, and lots of helicopters! http://www.heroes-airshow.com/losangeles/