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Dauphin_Army
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Bell 206 Conversion

Post by Dauphin_Army » Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:47 pm

Hi All,

I am looking for any contacts/FTO's that can assist in a BELL 206 conversion.

I live in Dublin. I have seen the facilites in EIWT but not impressed with the condition of the 206 machines out there.

I don't mind travelling to get a conversion in a well mantained 206.

Many Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be offered.

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Post by JFH » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:56 pm

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Post by Dauphin_Army » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:41 am

Spot on !

Will do,

Many Thanks,

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Post by Bladecrack » Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:42 pm

Neither Celtic or Irish helicopters do training! The only FTO I can think of near Dublin that could help you is EHA at Weston who have access to B206's, which were in fair condition for a 206 last time I saw them, (and I've flown some pretty rough ones..) or maybe Premier Aviation at Weston. Alternatively the Helicopter Centre up in N'Ards have a B206L.

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Post by Davy » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:01 pm

Newtownards's 206L is under going maintaince i think and shes getting new rotor blades attached, there was no blades on her last sat when i was up anyway!

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Post by Bladecrack » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:13 pm

There is pilots with instructors ratings in celtic in knocksedan and irish in meath that can sign you off on a B206/407/A109 if you want.


JFH,

What do you mean by "can sign you off"?
Suggest you read the thread "Celtic Helicopters" Both the line pilots who were at Celtic (only one of which had a JAR Instructor & TRE Rating) have left.
Also to do a "Type Rating" under JAR you need to go to an approved FTO or TRTO, which neither Celic or Irish Helicopters are, as they are both commercial AOC operators.
As Davy said the B206L at HT&H at N'Ards is currently down for maintenance.

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Conversion 206

Post by redwolf » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:30 am

Does Unique Helicopters at Enniskillen does B206 Type Ratings?

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Post by Bladecrack » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:53 am

Think they have their TRTO approval now, so worth a call to check if they have the B206 on it, and have access to one.
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Post by redwolf » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:01 am

there are a few 206's in Northern Ireland now, one in Armagh B3 and one in Antrim B2. The owners might consider leasing them for the right offer!

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FAA PPL(H) Jet ranger

Post by tiny » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:35 pm

Hey all, Was going to start a new one but saw this so am popping in at the end,

Looking for advice, i have just got my FAA PPL(H) and i have flown the Schweizer 300CBi and the R44, should i do the turbine transition course into the Bel Jet Ranger 3 or at this stage is it a waist of money??


chers for any responces!!!

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FAA PPL(H) Jet Ranger

Post by Bladecrack » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:44 pm

Hi Tiny,

Welcome to the forum! It all depends where you want to go with your PPL, do you want to go CPL and fly as a career someday or are you just doing it as a hobby?

Redwolf,

I have since heard that Unique are still waiting on the TRTO approval, could be a month or 2 yet..

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Re: FAA PPL(H) Jet Ranger

Post by tiny » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:09 pm

Bladecrack wrote:Hi Tiny,

Welcome to the forum! It all depends where you want to go with your PPL, do you want to go CPL and fly as a career someday or are you just doing it as a hobby?


BC.


Bladecrack

At the moment it is just for pleasure. Have access to a R44 in Ireland and was only thinking abut dooing it to have.....

Is there any use in having it at home??

Chers
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Post by aidanmurphy » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:06 am

In answer to Dauphin-Army's original post, the lads in EHA in Weston have good kit and as far as I know are TRTO certified.

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Post by Bladecrack » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:56 pm

Tiny,

A friend of mine did his B206 rating and was lucky to get lots of flying with an owner, he has since got his CPL and gone onto twins but it was a good stepping stone for him. All depends if you have access to one and can get on the insurance!

Since heard the B206L at N'ards is back online.

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