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Alpha Helicopters is flying a R22 from Seattle WA to Sarasota FL. The cost will be $199 hr. That will include the instructor and fuel. This is a smoking deal. We need the helicopter here to help with the demand in flight instruction. The first part of the trip is already taken. From WA to AZ. Need someone to take pick up the reset. Will be about 30 hrs. If you are interested in build some PIC time or just a really good cross country experience please contact me. My name is Clayton and I will be the instructor on this flight.

 

Office: 941.870.0600

Cell: 520.336.7274

Email: claytonbeckmann@yahoo.com

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To Anybody Who Wants to Complain About This Offer:

 

Take it or leave it. As a flight instructor who has ferried helicopters across the USA (North to South and East to West) I can guarantee that the experience gained in these trips is in-valuable. Look at the cost like this....Either you spend $275/hr flying patterns at your airport and flying short trips within 100 NM of home building your COMM XC time OR you spend $199/hour gaining real world flying experience with a CFI. You will see a large portion of the country low level, going into new aiports, experiencing new FBO's, possibly dealing with maintenance issues away from your familiar mechanic, etc...If you think its a bad deal then you don't have to go. Leave it alone and move on. Here is a link to one of my trips earlier this year, and trust me, your not going to get this scenery in a traffic pattern. SLC - SFO - LAX

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To Anybody Who Wants to Complain About This Offer:

 

Take it or leave it. As a flight instructor who has ferried helicopters across the USA (North to South and East to West) I can guarantee that the experience gained in these trips is in-valuable. Look at the cost like this....Either you spend $275/hr flying patterns at your airport and flying short trips within 100 NM of home building your COMM XC time OR you spend $199/hour gaining real world flying experience with a CFI. You will see a large portion of the country low level, going into new aiports, experiencing new FBO's, possibly dealing with maintenance issues away from your familiar mechanic, etc...If you think its a bad deal then you don't have to go. Leave it alone and move on. Here is a link to one of my trips earlier this year, and trust me, your not going to get this scenery in a traffic pattern. SLC - SFO - LAX

 

What's so "in-valuable" about cc time? Its just sitting there trying to not fall asleep. <_<

 

As for "real world flying experience", you'll get more of that flying to off-airport sights within that 100nm radius of home,...unless your an airline pilot!

 

I've done the "extended", low-level, cross country, stopping at many, many, many, new FBOs. I even had maintenance issues along the way. Sure the scenery is nice, but it ain't worth $199/hr,...not in an R22!

 

So,...I guess I'll "leave it alone, and move on".

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Exactly my thoughts butters... I can rent an R22 and go where ever I want for $175 an hour. This is the whole problem with the industry, these are ferry flights for a company making money. We shouldn't have to pay anything for these flights, but if we do it should be a whole heek of a lot better than $199 an hour.

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I need to move my Ferrari from Los Angeles to Boston so I can teach people how to drive it there. Any young seventeen year old needing cross country driving experience want to pay me $199 / hour to drive my car on the trip. I'll even be so generous as to provide the fuel. Since it's a Ferrari we may have maintenance issues along the way so you'll get experience with new mechanics. As an added bonus you'll get to hear 100's of new radio stations which you wouldn't hear driving up and down your local freeway. Perhaps once we are finished with the trip you will be insurable and employable as a valet!!!

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I need to move my Ferrari from Los Angeles to Boston so I can teach people how to drive it there. Any young seventeen year old needing cross country driving experience want to pay me $199 / hour to drive my car on the trip. I'll even be so generous as to provide the fuel. Since it's a Ferrari we may have maintenance issues along the way so you'll get experience with new mechanics. As an added bonus you'll get to hear 100's of new radio stations which you wouldn't hear driving up and down your local freeway. Perhaps once we are finished with the trip you will be insurable and employable as a valet!!!

 

Do I get to apply these hours towards a commercial driving license afterwards?

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Ok guys, lets not bite the guys head off. Fact is, I do think there is a lot to pushing ourselves out of our normal "boundaries". Whether its worth $299, $199 or $99 is all just how much its worth to YOU ! Everybody is in a different place, so for a young private who is already going to pay $225 an hour to fly around the same area, this may be a good deal. (notice I didnt say a smoking great deal!!)

 

I fly an R22 enough to know I wouldnt do the flight even for free. Now, in an R44 you could convince me to fly along. I wouldnt pay you anything, just fill your head with old war stories and I'm a very solid source of ballast!

 

But after all, it's an R22, the deal only has to appeal to ONE guy/gal out there.

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