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Used to fly both a R44 and 206, but haven't flown helicopters in a little over 10 years. I want to get current and get some time in an EC120. Also maybe complete commercial and instrument (already have enough hours to meet the experience requirements). Can anyone recommend a place to get some dual in an EC120? I'm located in the midwest, but will go anywhere with pleasant weather.

 

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Used to fly both a R44 and 206, but haven't flown helicopters in a little over 10 years. I want to get current and get some time in an EC120. Also maybe complete commercial and instrument (already have enough hours to meet the experience requirements). Can anyone recommend a place to get some dual in an EC120? I'm located in the midwest, but will go anywhere with pleasant weather.

 

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Try Midwest Helicopters @ KCPS STL Downtown airport.

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Try Midwest Helicopters @ KCPS STL Downtown airport.

Nice. I found them surfing the web last night. Are they part of or associated with Fostaire? That is where I did my 206 training.

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Yes, that's what he means. If you can go anywhere..... and doing it in an EC120 isn't cost prohibitive, just go straight to the tap. Is say always start with a factory school first. Then work your way backwards. Factory school carries much more weight than getting some dual at XYZ Flight School.

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Yes, that's what he means. If you can go anywhere..... and doing it in an EC120 isn't cost prohibitive, just go straight to the tap. Is say always start with a factory school first. Then work your way backwards. Factory school carries much more weight than getting some dual at XYZ Flight School.

 

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If you aren't career oriented and don't plan on buying one, skip the factory school. It's usually insanely expensive. If you are career oriented, I would forget about the whole thing and get back in the Robinson. Nobody flies the EC120. It would be like getting training in an Enstrom 480. Practically useless.

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Midwest is a part of Fostaire helicopters. Chris Bailey and his wife bought it from Clarke. They have access to an Ec that is hangared out at KSUS.

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It would be like getting training in an Enstrom 480. Practically useless.

The 480 is so easy to fly you don't need no training or factory school!

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The 480 is so easy to fly you don't need no training or factory school!

BTW- If you really want to fly an EC 120 around, Google Robert Dimel and contact him.

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