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R-44 Or R-22 Time Building?

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Wondering peoples thoughts with respect to building hours. Is there a big difference between R-44 or R-22 hours, or is a piston just a piston??


You also might want to consider PISTON VS TURBINE and TIME BUILDING HOURS VS ACTUAL OPERATIONAL HOURS. I believe buying say 50 -100 hours piston probably won't give you that competitive edge for employment at least here in western Canada today.

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For the operators, only turbine time matters, as turbine=operational work. However this is less true these days since the R44 can do some real (commercial) work.

For the customers, only PIC time in type matters.

For the insurers (who rule the industry), only total time matters. Doesn't need to be commercial flights. Doesn't even need to be in a certified aircraft.


This has nothing to do with the aircraft being more or less difficult to fly.

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As long as you dont appear greedy doing it...take the 44...there are those who operate them doing charter work, and if you are comfortable flying a 44 getting into a 206 or L will be an easy transition...jmo.....


Good luck!!



what he said. the R44 is used in commercial ops and behaves very much like a jetbuggy.

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