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  1. Have not heard either good nor bad about Great Lakes training...London hasn't had helicopter flight training for a few years since National left for some reason......
  2. Hello all, I recently went to the Department of National Defence website looking for info regarding flying helicopters in the reserve but only found info on full time pilot recruiting. Would the military reserve possibly look at newly licensed pilots or helicopter pilots with under 1000 hours as canadates to fly in the reserve ranks...??? Anyone on this forumn flying for the reserves willing to provide inside info on getting in the reserve forces helicopter pilot pool..?? I believe a large amount of helo reserve pilots are stationed in Ontario at CFB Borden and some in Kingston,On
  3. This was in the Toronto Star today...flight training of the future...what's the hidden catch here...??? www.flythesky.ca
  4. SORRY ...As of today Modacs' 300c is at $532.25/hour.....$950/hour turbine. :shock:
  5. Hello All, Actually...$500/hour didn't surprise me at all.Modac aviation in London Ontario has been charging $495/hour on their 300c for several months now. :shock: As mentioned before on this forumn...''someone has money because the helicopter schools are turning out several students a year no matter what the hourly rate rises to" Thanks :up:
  6. Hi All, For you prospective students....i stopped in at B.C Helicopters in Abbostford last week...unannounced...and had " ALL " my questions answered,an offer to sit in a new 300 cbi,to take an intro ride and the upfront facts about training and getting the first job. Needless to say i walked away very impressed...somewhere i would feel comfortable and confidant spending my $40-50 thousand....!!!!! Always visit your prospective training school :up: Canrotor.
  7. Any one starting training here next week....??? :up:
  8. Hello All, Is anyone on this site currently going through the commercial helicopter flight training program at Canadore college in North Bay..?? Has anyone been through in the last 2-3 years..?? It seems that the fixed wing colleges(seneca,confederation etc)are always being mentioned but i can't remember ever hearing from anyone going through the Canadore helo training.I read the training is now done 50 hrs 300cb then 50 hrs jetranger and the cost is approx $ 60,000. Comments,hints or tips for prospective students....??? Thanks, Canrotor.
  9. Hello All, Has anyone on this site done any flight training at Canadian Helicopters flight school in Quebec city...??? They seem to have high time instructors and the Quebec area would seem to be a better training area than flat buttonville. Comments,information or hints for prospective students welcome...!!!!! Thanks, Canrotor.
  10. Hello all, Just noticed today that National Helicopters seems to have closed their London Ontario flight school...???!!! Were they having trouble getting instructors..??....and most important,what happened to any students that were in the middle of flight training...??? It appears that Peter Curry is not longer the CFI at their base north of Toronto...were did he go...???? Winnie do you have any info...??? Canrotor.
  11. Like Ryan...I to decided to price out a commercial helo flight training program at a U.S school.Here's what i found; Vortex Helicopters in Mississippi always seems to come out on top as one of the better flight training schools in the U.S as far as the owners,experienced instructors and quality of training.They also have a job placement/guaranted interview set up with two of the larger gulf of Mexico helicopter operators.The U.S commercial lic requires 150 hours total.If this is done in a R-22 the total for this program would be $ 32,713.00 in Canadian dollars...!! I also believe that pri
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