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I've noticed that a lot of questions have been asked more than twice here so I've decided to make this FAQ page for everyone, especially those new to VR and the helicopter world. It has a lot of questions that have been asked three or four diffrenet times, but then there are those that deal a lot with some first time questions. The reason I am posting those is because there might be some questions that one may have that have already been answered in those threads. I will add more links if I find more and I imagine that current VR members will post a topic that they feel is important, helpful, or informative (or all three). If your new and reading this I cannot stress this enough USE THE SEARCH FEATURE. One word will do, for example if your looking for a flight school, I'll use Vortex, then type in Vortex and you will get topics that have either mentioned it or deal specificlly with Vortex. I also encourge those of you reading to read the Free Aviation books online thread and Helo Programs through University thread as well.


Getting Started

Here are some questions from those that are getting started in helicopter training or wondering what it takes to get started. Topics include financing, first year pay, and general helicopter questions that all first-timers have.


Finding a Flight School in Your Area

1. http://av-info.faa.gov/PilotSchool.asp



1. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=4254&hl=

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=4242&hl=

3. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...37&hl=loans

4. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=3966

5. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...18&hl=loans


Weight Issues

1. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...0&hl=weight

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=4103&hl=

3. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=4828&hl=


Debates concerning Fixed Wing v. Rotary Wing

1. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...mp;hl=questions

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=3798


Wondering what books to read or buy?

1. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=3689

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=3808&hl=

3. http://www.asa2fly.com/files/docs/faa-h-8083-27A.pdf


On the outside looking in. Visa topics and training outside your country.

1. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...&hl=J1+visa

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...&hl=J1+visa


First Timer Questions

Not so much questions that have been asked a lot, but different topics that first timers have asked concerning a pilot's life, company pay scales, etc.


2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=4261&hl=

3. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=4160

4. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=4600&hl=

5. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=4825 6. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=4626

7. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=4138&hl=

8. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...32&hl=coley



This is for those of you finding yourself wondering what VOR, ATIS, or any other abbreviation/acronym's might mean.



Flight Simulation Topics

Approved simulators



Owning a simulator



Discussion on Microsoft simulator



Age Issues-

1. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=3652&hl=

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...053&hl=age*


Medical Issues?

1. http://www.faa.gov/pilots/become/medical/

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=4430


School Tuition

things to be aware of.

1. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=4556&hl=

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=4417&hl=


The R-22 or Schweizer 300?

Debating what helo to train in? Check out these topics.

1. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...p;hl=need+help*

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...p;hl=need+help*

3. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=3904&hl=

4. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...amp;#entry45544

5. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...amp;hl=training


Silver State Helicopter Topics

Due to the overwhelming discussion of Silver State Helicopters, this section was created.


SSH in Vegas-



SSH in Texas- http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ic=3957&hl=


General SSH questions-



There are more topics that deal with SSH, just type in 'SSH' or 'Silver State Helicopters' on the search feature and you should get the remaining topics.


Career Topics

Wondering what it takes to get into a section (i.e. firefighting ENG, EMS, etc....) you want to get into or are curios about the pay for that job or you wanna know what a day in the life of a pilot is? Read some of what the pro's here at VR and JustHelicopters.com have to say. All articles courtesy justhelicopters.com


Firefighting Topic- http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=3561


Fire Pay- examplehttp://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=4096


Firefighting Article-



ENG Article- http://www.justhelicopters.com/Articles/de...hannel=Articles


ENG Pay- http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=4300


EMS Artilce- http://www.justhelicopters.com/Articles/de...hannel=Articles


EMS Pay- http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=4003


Offshore Article- http://www.justhelicopters.com/Articles/de...hannel=Articles


Flying for the Military.



Company Payscales



Military Discussion

Here are some topics that about talk Military vs.Civilian training and what it takes to get into the military side of things.


1. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=3271

2. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...?showtopic=3180

3. http://helicopterforum.verticalreference.com/helicopterfor...ry+vs.+civilian


As stated before, this FAQ is meant to help those of you new to the site and the helicopter world, and to make life a little easier on all of use here at VR . Please don't get the notion that we are rubbing you off when we say use the search feature or check the FAQ, we get tired of answering the same questions when all someone had to do was take a little time to search the forum. One of the purposes of this site is meant to help those of you interested in the helicopter idustry. We hope you find that here.

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