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I'm not sure exactly what your question is but I'll try to answer.

 

You must have your instrument rating to get on with the 'bigger' GOM company's.

 

If you have your instrument instructor rating (CFII), then some schools pay you a higher hourly rate when you are teaching an instrumen student.

 

From what I understand, you will not start off in the GOM flying the instrument ships, but if you move into one eventually, then your annual salary increases.

 

I hope that makes sense.

 

GOMers please feel free to correct me if I'm off.

 

Thanks

 

--CM

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I'm 6'3 195 pounds. Will I be uncomfortable in a r-22?

 

I am 6' and 235, sometimes I feel a little cramped, and adjusting instruments and fiddling with the radio is always fun, but overall it isn't bad. You just have to sit a little lower in the seat.

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I am 6' and 235, sometimes I feel a little cramped, and adjusting instruments and fiddling with the radio is always fun, but overall it isn't bad. You just have to sit a little lower in the seat.

 

 

Piece of cake- I'm 6-5 and I have flown both the R22 and 300. The 22 has less power, headroom isnt a problem for me...leg room is, and you have to keep the weight under 240 to be legal.

 

The 300 is great, has a great big frame over the door that completely blocks your side vision...other than that really good ship. The R44 has a TON of legroom, ton of head room and a ton more power. Plus its a rocketship in the sky..

 

Goldy

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I'm 6'3 195 pounds. Will I be uncomfortable in a r-22?

 

Probably. I'm 6'0 and I haven't hit my head yet, but if you've got broad shoulders, fly doors off as much as possible. I took a demo flight with a CFI who had shoulders like mine, and with the doors on it made for a "cozy" flight to say the least.

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Do the SCHWEIZER's cost the same as the r -22 for training?

 

 

The 300's run about $40-50 MORE per hour than an R22 rental ..

 

If you want both an R22 and 300 school, you can try Orbic Helicopters, they have both birds at VNY.

 

Goldy

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