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I am interested in pursuing a career as a helicopter pilot, and was wondering if it is best to pay for the most expensive training and get hours on all three types or if i should just stick with the r22 and 44. I was also wondering how long it would take me to get 500 hours and were the best place in canada is to work, for money and job availability.

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Hey Curt,


Try using the "Search" feature...........this has been beat to **** and back a coupla times..........lots of info here.


Welcome & Enjoy the site


TQN will be by shortly to advise on Newbie protocol and watch out for

Twinnie, he knows Kung Fu and can kick Chuck Noris' asss.





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Aaacckkk! You did it again, Rosco! post-824-1158970659_thumb.gif


Don'tchu mind him too much, Curt. Here's his pix; he's kinda scary but usually only when someone's bein' an idiot. :shock: (Which you are not.)




Welcome to Verticalmag.com. :bye: You're at the right place. ;) The answers to your questions are kind of sprinkled all over the place here, but I betcha someone will come along with a li'l guidance right shortly. That's the kind of bunch they are. :) Just be patient.

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Hi and welcome!


All three types? If you mean the AS 350, I wouldn't spend money on that because the sort of jobs that demand it wouldn't be given to a low-timer anyway. I would take that money and put it into a 206 or at least the 44.


500 hours is around 40 hours a month - if you get a job (if), you could do that in less time. Of course, if you can afford the most expensive training :) have you thought of buying a machine, doing 500 hours by flying round your prospective employers and selling it afterwards?



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