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Heli-training. Is It As Easy As They Make Out?

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Hi People,


I'm new here and would like to get a real insight into helicopter training.


I am due to start my commercial course in a couple of weeks at BC Helicopters in Abbotsford using the Schweizer 300CB.


A couple of questions, firstly how does the school fair and how hard is the helicopter commercial course generally?


Thanks! :

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wishing you the best, zebo, but those are questions you should have asked before you committed to training...


412D is an instructor at the school as well as being a respected contributor here... listen to what he and his associates teach you, work hard, and you'll get exactly as much out as you put in... B)

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If you really want to do it, you will. Get ready to have your brain overloaded during every waking moment, it's both Heaven and **** all rolled into one divine experience. And yes, it is a very hard course.

While I did my training I kept a weekly journal here on this site. You might want to read thru it to see a general view of what goes on during the training period.

My two biggest pointers for students are:

-Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night

-Have your nose in the books at least 5 hours a day minimum.


I bumped my training log to the top of the Training page to save you lookin for it.


Have fun up there! :up:

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