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Rotorcraft Add-on from fixed wing questions

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OK I have read the SFAR regarding Robinson's and I guess I just need it in normal English.

 

I have my private and instrument fixed wing. 165 hours TT. I am just for flying pleasure/personal business not career.

 

I now want to get rotorcraft add-on. I think I will learn in an R44.

 

So how many hours do i have to have and please explain the SFAR73

 

 

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For minimums, you will need 30 hr for your private add on, and if I remember correctly, you'll need 20 hr in the Robbie before you are signed off to solo...of course you need all your endorsements as well.

 

You would need to be above average to get your rating in just 30 hr though!

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For a private rotorcraft add-on 30 hrs in helicopters required, but realistically 40-50 would be a better estimate. SFAR 73 requires 20 hrs before solo in a Robinson. Then you have to have 10 hrs solo, and meet all the training requirements for night flight, and cross-country flight, and solo takeoff & landings at an airport with an operating control tower.

 

You do not have to take the knowledge test if you already have your Private fixed wing certificate.

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...then 12 months later if you still have less than 200hrs TT in helicopters, you'll need a flight review in that R44 to continue flying it!

 

...and of course, don't forget to do your 90 day takeoffs and landings also in that R44 if you want to take anyone with you!

 

Oh' how I love that SFAR! :lol:

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Oh' how I love that SFAR! :lol:

 

Yep!! Keeps us on our toes! B)

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