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Dave D

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  1. Haha, I can't thank you enough rotormatic, that's everything I need to know. Totally awsome, thanks again.
  2. I know it's not a 214, and the pictures look more like a 204 than a 205, so I think helirider and DGP are right, it's a UH-1B with the cobra blades. I looked up a couple N numbers and they're model type is still a UH-1B, but they're restricted, and they don't give any info on the powerplant or the modifications done.
  3. Ok, thanks, so it's just a bigger engine. I guess it's equivelent to the UH-1M huey, which is just a UH-1C model with the t53-13. I thought there would be some radical changes since it's restricted, but I guess not. It's for a school project I'm doing on huey's, and I stumbled across the super B.
  4. Wondering if anyone knows anything about the Super B. All I know is that it might be in the restricted catagory, and judging by the name it's a modified UH-1B (like a modified 204 maybe?). I know there are a few operated in the US, but would like to know what sets it apart from the rest. I've already tried wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UH-1_Iroquois and they have everything but this it seems. Any help apprieciated.
  5. Haha, that was a very cool show. That would be quite the experience to go from your bell47 right up to a 412, two totally different beasts. So who truly was the better helicopter pilot Rob, Brewster or Mark?
  6. Good enough then, that feeds my curiosity. And I agree that the few that do this don't get payed enough.
  7. Thanks for the info guys. So basically there's atleast a chance for the guys, but I guess that if there's also a patient in a basket it adds a whole new problem for both the pilot and the tech. Would you guys ever drop them in a lake or pond near shore? Maybe not a smart idea if there's a patient involved due to the risk of drowning, but maybe the tech alone could survive from 20-30 feet, although I don't know how much that extra altitude would benefit you guys. What if you were up in the mountains and there's a spot to set them down with a good drop off (maybe a cliff) that you could use to gain speed back after releasing them?
  8. So I've used the search function to no avail, but if someone knows of a previous topic I'll look there first. So the question is what do you guys would do if (God forbid) the engine fails while you've got someone on the end of the line. You would obviously put the guy on the ground first since he has no protection like the pilot, but is that even possible to do in an auto rotation? I know it's preferential to use something like a twinstar or 212, but from what I understand this doesn't do much good if you have no airspeed? And I've seen the videos and pics of course of single engine's involved in this, but here you must really have some procedures in place, especially if you're over rugged terrain. Anyone know much about this? cheers
  9. Thanks you guys, I live about an hour away from Penticton, but I just got my drivers license last week which means that I'll be able to go talk some of those companies around there. I still haven't even sat in one of those contraptions so hopefully this year I can get a ride, then I'll have questions.
  10. Hmmm. SK76 driver, I've always thought about that you know, you train on one or two machines for 100 hrs, but, when you have 10 000 hours it probably doesn't matter what machine you trained on, it's all about what habits your instructor has ingrained in you that make you the helicopter pilot you are. And L3Driver, I'm still weighing wheather or not to get a ppl. I'm starting to think that with this economy I should save that 10 grand and put it towards an education I can fall back on if for some reason I can't fly one day. Dave
  11. Thanks helikid, I'm still doing my ppl soon, and the 300 looks like one heck of a nice machine, but just remember BC helicopters isn't the only school that trains on that machine. Never the less it probably is a good school.
  12. Awsome posts. Sounds like you progressing well Daz, and good luck on the practice exam. :shock:
  13. Awsome post Darren, sounds like your having too much fun :punk:
  14. Thank-you for you information R22Captain. I've only been to the Canadian hangar in Penticton once, and that was 1.5 years ago. To say the least, I was impressed. Of the 5 of us students who visited, I was the one who didn't get to go for 15 minute flight, but I did get to tour the hangar and talk with the pilots and engineers. Although I would love to train here in the future, I think the cost is out of the question for me. I'm willing to spend the next 3-5 years saving up my pennies, but not the next 10 for $80,000 to $100,000 course. I do have a question though. Does Canadian hire 100hr pilots who've trained in penticton, or do they mostly hire students from Buttonville? As for fixed-wing training, it's about the only thing I've got for getting in the air right now, which I really want. The more I think about it, I wouldn't mind having a ppl just for cruising around, and from what I understand, things such as navigation and meteorology are nearly identical for fixed and rotary wing. This is something I've really got to think about if the $8500 is worth it or not. thanks, David
  15. Hello everyone, my name is David and I hope to get my helicopter license within the next 3-5 years. I am 16 years old (long wait :down: ) and live in Osoyoos. I've been looking at schools in B.C. and Alberta, but am most interested with the schools that train in the mountains. I've read a couple of previous topics, but would like you opinion on which school would be best. In the mean time I've thought about attending the nearest fixed wing school (pentiction) to get my private pilots license. Would fixed wing experience help me with helicopter training? or is this money that should be used for helicopters? Thanks, Dave
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