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I was thinking about purchasing a used piston helicopter and was curious if anyone had any input on the different costs such as hangaring/parking, insurance, maintenance.

 

I am especially looking for ball-park figures on the cost of insurance for the following:

Bell 47, 269, 300C, or R22

 

The helicopter would be used solely for personal/business use - no instruction. Anyone have rough estimates on the cost to operate one of these?

 

As for me: I'm PPL at close to 200 hrs (split between R22 and 300CBi).

 

Thanks in advance!

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I was thinking about purchasing a used piston helicopter and was curious if anyone had any input on the different costs such as hangaring/parking, insurance, maintenance.

 

I am especially looking for ball-park figures on the cost of insurance for the following:

Bell 47, 269, 300C, or R22

 

The helicopter would be used solely for personal/business use - no instruction. Anyone have rough estimates on the cost to operate one of these?

 

As for me: I'm PPL at close to 200 hrs (split between R22 and 300CBi).

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Aaron- want to make sure you have seen Robinsons estimated costs.. http://www.robinsonheli.com/pdf_files/betaiiopercosts.pdf

 

This shows the insurance costs ( assuming PPL) and maintenance costs..remember of course, this is created by the mfg..

 

Goldy

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I was thinking about purchasing a used piston helicopter and was curious if anyone had any input on the different costs such as hangaring/parking, insurance, maintenance.

 

I am especially looking for ball-park figures on the cost of insurance for the following:

Bell 47, 269, 300C, or R22

 

The helicopter would be used solely for personal/business use - no instruction. Anyone have rough estimates on the cost to operate one of these?

 

As for me: I'm PPL at close to 200 hrs (split between R22 and 300CBi).

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

Bell 47, 269/300C and R22 figure around 10% of the hull value for insurance plus a few thousand for liability depending on your limits and pilot qualifications, and thats a big ballpark but its in the neighborhood. You can do cheap pathfinder insurance for the R22, but its not really an insurance company (its an indemnity corporation, they don't pool their assets), its in the bahamas so if there ever was a problem good luck, you are required to pay any and all retrieval and transportation costs to get the aircraft to the Robinson factory in CA (what if its in a lake?), and the hull value depreciates, whereas with most conventional insurance markets it is an agreed value. If you would like a firmer quote PM me.

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