Cole Posted September 30, 2006 Report Share Posted September 30, 2006 Keep in mind that getting a spot might be tough, look into some schools. Heres some links, theses are my top list, and since you seem to like the R22/44 series, a couple of those aswell. Dont be afraid to fire them all an email. One that came really highly reccomended to me is the first one. One I was told to stay away from was Helicollege, however I also have a few contacts that graduated from their and seem to be doing quite well, so youll have to judge for yourself. Koetenay Valley Helicopters BC helicopters, featuring our very own 412D Chinook Helicopters, featuring H56 Valley helicopters RH22- E&B helicopters- AS350_Matt will be training here as of next week (Congradulations again Matt) and can probably tell you alot about the school and the prices etc. Okanagan Mountain Helicopters-Decent school, search the forums, lots on this school and its instructors Heres the one I was told to avoid, the reasons were that compared to other 100H pilots, the people trained at this particular school could not handle the helicopter as well as others with the same hours. The standard of knowledge and proceedure was not "up to par" with what the other schools are putting out. AGAIN, this is hearsay, take it with a grain of salt, and make your own judgements. Heli-College What I know about each school: KVH -High time aircrane pilot as the instructor -Flight test and written exam done at the minimum time available for sevral reasons (as I see it, that would bring some stress off of the student as they can focus on learning to fly for a living, not for a textbook.) -Very high test marks coming out of their students -Students have shown excellent skill to various pilots that I have talked to -train on the S300, with a 206 available for a mountain course etc. BCH -High time class 1 instructors -Many aircraft, you probably wont see many schedualling conflicts because of that. -Very good pilots coming from here as well according to yet more pilots -S300 as well Chinook -High time class one instructors (also with a crane pilot, thats something that seems to stand out for me... dont let that make up your mind) -206 available for tailor made training -good training area (same as BCH) -BH47 Valley -Friendly honest people (from what I could tell) -Close to rocks, good location -BH47 E&B -RH22/44 -Decent pilots, good marks -Like I said, Ill see if I can get Matt to chime in on this one OKMH -RH22/44 -Decent instructor, from what I hear hes very demanding, so that one would definately depend on what kind of a learner you are -High placement rate (mind you, every school will claim this) -Good test marks etc. Anyone else feel free to speak up. This is basically what ive learned, and heard about each school. Hope that helps. Cole Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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