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  1. Hello, This is not for a flight contract/in air work. This is paper related work. Required Experience: CFII's/Chief pilots that spent a significant portion of career flying for flight schools Experience creating flight training programs for Part-61 flight schools (IHST/USHST) Understanding of Geo-Location flight school advantages and disadvantages Knowledge of specialized training to include but not limited to: External-load HEMS Fire-Fighting High Altitude Night Over Water Operations Passenger Transport ENG Long-Line Law-Enforcement A plus but not required: Knowledge of Pathway Programs and process If this matches your experience, send your resume to Rudy.Myers26@Yahoo.com with contact information. Put CFII or Chief Pilot in the subject field. Compensation: (negotiable) Contract Duration 10-40 hours Contract Service Provider: Upwork.com (short term contracts) Thank you, Rudy Myers Rudy.Myers26@Yahoo.com
  2. Hi all, As requested by Goldy, I will put some info on the Guimbal Cabri G2 I did my flight on 09/05/2012, the bird has only 46h since out of factory. The flight was just in order to see difference between R22 and G2. At this time I just get my PPL on helicopters with 53 hrs. The day was fair, clear sky, wind 5 to 8 kts, 13°... almost standard day! Exterior: It is a little bigger, look heavier, neat surfaces, roomy. Preflight is easy, all panels, latches, etc are well adjusted, made in fiberglass. Very fews items to check, all easily accessible. Engine compartment can open wide, so access for maintenance and check of engine mounts, etc is just a formal step. Landing gear is shorter, front view is less than R22. The main differences are the fenestron in place of classic anti-torque rotor and 3 bladed main rotor. The main rotor are in elastomer, so no classic control rods, this is a design from Mr Guimbal, father of EC120. And a sort of Eurocopter trademark (Mr Guimbal is a former engineer from Eurocopter) His idea was to propose a training module with the same handling behaviors as the heavier Eurocopter's products. Interior: This one is new, so everything is pristine, windows, leather seats, stick, collective, etc.. it smell good. And the cherry on the cake, the only flight instructor is a woman... so she take really care of her baby (joke inside)... We need to see how this will go with time. The dashboard is just awesome, here you will see the 30+ years difference between R22 and G2... VEMD, Ergonomic, instruments, etc. The engine is controled by FADEC, you have the VEMD inside like all Eurocopter familly. I'm 5,9 tall, the seat are pretty comfortable, cockpit are roomy enough to take 2 guys like me without any problems. You feel like in a leather couch at home. Starting, warm-up, before T/O checks are down to minimum. You can even have the check-list on the display, going off when all main items are done! In emergency the CK appear on screen! So let's go flying: First pick-up... she is heavier, and rotor are turning other way, the flight controls are not direct and light. You have a small lag. According my instructor for the flight, this helicopter reflect the same feeling as an EC120 or AS350... you should fly like, the engine should be worked as turbine, all engine display are showing percentage for that purpose! I was used to fly turbine on fixed wing, but flight controls going from R22 to G2 is a bit challenging... I will need few hours to feel at home. We go local for some air work... I feel the lag and feel better after 15 min. Cruise is easy: 85% torque...85kts! 100%...100kts! Controls have an electric trim, so when trimmed, you could fly hands off for fews seconds... We came back to the field for one auto... this is just easy, the tri bladed rotor store much more energy, you can even take your time, no stress...before lowering collective. In hover, the fenestron work pretty nice. But due to my short experience I can't tell you more. In landing you need to think that the rotor is still turning on the other way. My overall feelings is this little heli is really nice, it train you to fly turbine, heavier helos. Comfort is great, avionics are awesome. Really silent also. But all this things have a price: As per 2010, price tag is 336 000 $US from factory. I paid 560$US/hour in Europe... and this is not the most expensive G2 you could find! Below some pictures. Sorry if my report is not really well written, or shows lack of figures, etc... As I said, I didn't have too much experience on helicopters. Hope it gives you some helps! Except the interior pictures coming from Web, the 4 last are from my flight! (yes this is me on the last one (inside) Renaud
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