CoolHandLuke Posted April 23, 2009 Report Share Posted April 23, 2009 Hey there Whirly Birds, I have been researching training for the last year but need some feedback from the experts/vets out there who are in the industry. I am scheduled to start training at Canadore College this September. There are various reasons as to why I chose Canadore but I have reached a critical point now as I have to decide the percentage of piston vs. turbine (as Canadore now allows 100 piston to 100 turbine). I originally wanted to do 60 piston : 40 Turbine but now due to certain constraints I am considering doing 80 Piston : 20 Turbine. I know in the hands of a rookie 20 hours is still negligible but I really feel having turbine experience will increase my odds out of the gate. The 80 : 20 combination presents a CA$10 000 savings. I am willing to put money into my training but I am married and have to think about my wife! (Rightfully so). Do any of you think that 40 hrs of turbine as opposed to 20 hrs would provide a sizable enough increase in potential of me finding a job to warrant the additional 20 hrs? I know the answers are just projections and the road is always uncertain but any words would be of great value to me. I hope all of you have a fantastic summer. Cheers, CHL **Piston=Schweitzer 300 **Turbine=Bell 206 JetRanger Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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