HeliFly Posted May 5, 2007 Report Share Posted May 5, 2007 Hi guys, Two quick questions I'm just wondering about. I thought I'd ask seeing how I didn't really see anything in the forums. (I've been reading a lot in here for the past couple days. LOTS of knowledge) I understand there's going to be mixed opinions on these so please explain why you chose one and not the other. And remember, there just OPINIONS. 1. Should I buy flight training books before training? The reason I ask is because one of the schools I went to would not tell you what they use/what to buy simply because they want you to come fresh. My thoughts: I totally understand this because if you were to teach something to yourself that is not correct it's awfully hard to correct it for most people. Which means it costs you more money and more time for the instructors. However, on the other hand if you get the correct materials and understand it properly you can really excell in your training and most likely impress your instructors (which is what we all want to do). What books would you recommend to? (I know there are other threads in this forum about this, but it won't hurt to say it again) 2. What aircraft is more important to train on: R22/R44 or 300? In asking the previous question, I don't want a full out battle as to why one's better then the other. Just a real simple question. Most companies use the R22 and R44, am I not correct? So if I was to train in the 300, I would not be able to fly the R22/R44 so that would either require me to spend more money to get checked out on that heli or for the company to do it. So wouldn't it make more sense to train in the R22/R44? Also, yes I know another freakin question from a noob. I've looked at quite a few schools in my area and the only one that offers both R22 AND R44 training is Canadian. Would it be wise to go there just because I could be checked out on all 3? (R22, R44, and the 206) If a company primarily uses these helicopters, would it not look fairly good? (Not that I expect to fly as soon as I get out of training. Infact I hope I DON'T. That way I can get used to the way things work and then possibly do the occasional flight.) Let me know what you think. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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