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10-12-2010 01:49 AM  8 years agoPost 21
Helizrule

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No throttle hold but there is an idle up 1 switch it's called Gov On/Off. No idle up 2 though....I love the R-22 been flying the R-44 lately and it's much more stable.
Benny, get Justin a demo ride. Next year I hope to have the R-44 at our fun fly.

One mile of road will take you one mile. One mile of runway will take you anywhere in the world.

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10-12-2010 03:45 AM  8 years agoPost 22
red_z06

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He has flown in UH1 and Equruel already. It is time for his first instruction.

www.JustinJee.com

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10-12-2010 01:12 PM  8 years agoPost 23
darkfa8

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Brick, NJ - USA

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Benny,

You should check out: http://www.nassauhelicopters.com/

Prices are reasonable. Hopefully, I'll get out there at some point. I've been in a few full scale helis, both rotary and turbine and it's really fun!

- Dan Goldstein
Team Revolectrix

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10-12-2010 01:23 PM  8 years agoPost 24
MikeSherman

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mylee.. the thing that really got me was the peddles, for some reason i thought the peddle operation would be left peddle = turn nose to the right, right peddle = nose to the left..
I thought the same thing the first time I flew the a real helicopter. Doesn't take long to sort out, like you said.

Have fun - watch that rotor RPM! ...oh and keep the eyes outside too....and.....

-Mike

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10-12-2010 02:31 PM  8 years agoPost 25
oteskate

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I'm not sure about pricing and locations here in NY, as I haven't flown since being here, but back home (Missouri), you can get an intro flight for around $120-$150, especially since many schools are quite slow lately with the economy still in the dumps. Ask about deals. Sometimes they will work with you just to get you in the door.

There shouldn't be any age requirements for intro flights. Only for licensing does age minimums apply. I think the only concern would be his size, but he should be able to reach the stick, just not the rudder pedals. Get out those wooden blocks. Haha.

Jeff
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10-13-2010 12:56 AM  8 years agoPost 26
FILE IFR

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It is time for his first instruction.
Very tempting, but Justin cannot obtain a certification until he's 16 years old.

Doing it now for the purpose of an Airman's Rotary Cert. is money wasted. Starting up at 15 years old would be ideal for that purpose.

FYI, doing a demo ride with an instructor at any time regardless of his age is loggable dual instruction time... For the serious instruction time later on, get him a logbook now

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10-13-2010 10:17 AM  8 years agoPost 27
red_z06

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I have no intention of getting him certified.
I thought it would be cool to let him experience how a real heli stick feels.

www.JustinJee.com

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10-13-2010 01:58 PM  8 years agoPost 28
oteskate

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Benny... I think it would be a cool experience for him. I remember when I first started flying and took my first flight in a 22. It was alot of fun and it is one of those memories I will never forget.

Rather he goes on to want to fly fixed-wing, rotor or whatever... it's the experience that counts, and that experience can possibly lead into so many other great things down the road.

He might have to hold the stick with both hands. Haha.. I don't think they're big enough to fit around the grip.

Jeff
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10-13-2010 02:14 PM  8 years agoPost 29
red_z06

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Now, I just have to convince my wife Sandra as she will freak out when I mention this.

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10-13-2010 04:30 PM  8 years agoPost 30
oteskate

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Too bad I never completed all my hours to get certified or I'd offer to take him up anytime he wanted, since we don't live that far apart.

Jeff
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10-13-2010 04:32 PM  8 years agoPost 31
red_z06

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That would have been really cool.

www.JustinJee.com

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10-14-2010 01:40 AM  8 years agoPost 32
Erwin Atchison

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Winsted, CT USA

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My wife bought me 2.5 hrs in a 22 a couple years ago. Loved it! Hovering is as tough as starting our with an RC heli. Best advice look ahead, not down. Before we were done instructor had me do set down and lift off, even did a high performance lift off from a somewhat tight area. Guess he thought I was doing pretty good. I would like to add a rotary rating to my certificate someday. but right now I can see no practical use

Benny you should go for it, I think at this point Justin would just be going for a heli ride, since he can't really reach the rudder pedals and it is definately easier when you rest the cyclic hand on your leg for stability. I think that may be past his knee. A heli ride isn't a bad thing either

Your fun starts here!

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10-14-2010 01:52 AM  8 years agoPost 33
red_z06

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Dumont, NJ

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He has already done UH1 Huey ride without the side doors at high bank and in mini stall turns. He has also flown in an Equiruel which was more like a sedan compared to UH1 being a pickup.

www.JustinJee.com

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10-14-2010 06:04 PM  8 years agoPost 34
chopper_crazy

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I have always dreamed about flying a real helicopter. I think it would be amazing.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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10-22-2010 01:07 PM  8 years agoPost 35
oteskate

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They're definitley fun, but unfortunately not very practical when it comes to getting your certificate. Just too expensive to operate. That was my issue when I began learning. I was going to attempt to pursue it for a career, but that's a tough and expensive road if you don't have any military flight training. So, I refrained and decided to spend my $80K elsewhere. Having my fixed-wing certificate is fine with me, as I will be able to enjoy it more often than if I had my rotary ratings.

Jeff
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09-17-2011 10:18 AM  7 years agoPost 36
MartynF

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Stoke on Trent, England

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I couldn't resist it, I had to have another go ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdIwnmvm64I

I felt much more confident this time, my hovering was much better than last time.

Not sure if i'll continue attempt to gain a private pilots license though, too much $$

ps... the weather in england isn't always this good...

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09-17-2011 08:14 PM  7 years agoPost 37
DCORSAIR

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Selma, Calif.

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Glad you got to take a flight lesson. Even though this was just a flight it sure was fun. Thats me in the white T shirt and my son in the orange T shirt.

My birthday is coming up and I was thinking at least one lesson might be possible.

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

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09-18-2011 08:29 AM  7 years agoPost 38
MartynF

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Stoke on Trent, England

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Nice an R44 Raven, they have one at the flying school i visited.. I'm thinking of getting a few lessons flying the R22 and then having a go in the R44...

You'll love getting behind the controls, once you've had a go you'll definitely want another try...

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09-18-2011 10:28 AM  7 years agoPost 39
MartynF

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I just read that the helicopter I flew on thursday was subject to an air accident investigation with a cracked blade root!

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resource..._pdf_023934.pdf

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