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Swing Wing PPL

#1 Post by Doc » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:17 pm

What am I into for a PPL ticket on a swing wing? Cost, hours etc?
I've got a shit load of fixed wing time. Do NOT want to work(way too old for that crap!) as a heli driver. I'd just like to fly one. A guy needs a hobby! Thanks.
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Re: Swing Wing PPL

#2 Post by sky's the limit » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:58 pm

PPL in rotary is a waste of time Doc,

Seriously, even a 60hr conversion course is very lean on getting going. I was working with 65hrs after my 5hr initial company training, and believe me, you want to do as much as you can...

You get that 206 ride yet? Told you so.... ;-)

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Re: Swing Wing PPL

#3 Post by Doc » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:38 am

That 206 will have to wait till spring. I hate winter! Not ever planning to work at it. Just go fly one so I can see how useless I really am! :smt040 :smt040 Is a 60 hour conversion a CPL? That would be just enough to enable a guy to scare the shit out of himself.
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Re: Swing Wing PPL

#4 Post by rotorfloat » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:27 am

Yes, Doc, 60 is the CPL conversion from fixed-wing commercial. With your aviation background, experience etc, 60 hours won't scare the shit out of you.....it'll be just enough to make you want more :smt040

If you just want get your private just to say you've done it, by all means, go for it. That's exactly what one of my students did back when I was instructing. She had thousands of fixed wing hours, floats, offstrip, etc. She freely admitted that she planned on doing exactly 0 with her PPL-H, she just wanted to learn it.
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Re: Swing Wing PPL

#5 Post by Cap'n P8 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:34 pm

I'm with you on this one Doc. I'd love to do a heli licence just for the fun of it. After busting my ass for such a long time to get a job close to home I just couldn't see myself working rotations up in the bush away from the family. But man it looks like so much fun!

I did however use to twist wrenches for a heli company and got to ride in them many times. Unfortunately, they always had the dual controls removed. :cry:
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Re: Swing Wing PPL

#6 Post by rotorfloat » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:09 pm

PPL-H Requirements

Note the 15 hours of credit if you hold a higher type aeroplane licence, as well as IFR credit as well. Have fun!
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Re: Swing Wing PPL

#7 Post by Doc » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:28 pm

Anybody want to sell me 30 hours on a S300??
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