Coastal Posted August 3, 2006 Report Share Posted August 3, 2006 Hey all, found this place about a month ago. Great forum w/ lots of valuable info. This is my first post. After numerous years of thinking about it, I've FINALLY decided that I'm going to pursue a career as a heli pilot. STOKED! I've narrowed my search down to three flight schools, all in beautiful BC. My question is...I believe that most schools operate on Hobbs time. Can someone give a clear definition of what this is? What activates the Hobbs metre? I've heard it is triggered by the collective, so shouldn't this more or less give you skids up to skids down? SO, what is more economical to the paying student...Hobbs time or skids up to skids down. It seems obvious to me that its the latter. Can anyone give any estimates on how many minutes per flight hour Hobbs shaves off? I'm guessing that by going w/ Hobbs, a student may lose 5-10 minutes of air time per hour instruction. Please tell me what you think. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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