How to build up PPL(H) hours efficiently

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How to build up PPL(H) hours efficiently

Post by heli1 » Fri May 06, 2005 2:08 pm

I am about to embark on a PPL(H). Can anyone advise on how to build up sufficient hours after a PPL(H) has been obtained, as I would like to get to build up hours efficiently to get to instrument rated level.

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Post by EIDEL » Fri May 06, 2005 8:05 pm

:shock: Volunteer to fly medivac flights or some such :)

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Post by tot920 » Fri May 06, 2005 9:44 pm

EI-DEL
You can't be serious giving some guy advise like that.

Heli1
Unfortunately its all about money.
Plenty of people out there to give you advise whether it is better to go to the States or stay here and fly. But at the end of the day you better start saving to get even to CPL.

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Post by tu154 » Sat May 07, 2005 12:52 am

The big question is why you would like to get IFR rated? There are relatively few machines rated IFR in Ireland and only high hour IFR rated pilots get to fly them (in general). If you get your CPL you are most likely to instruct, or do charter work. Spending huge money on an IFR seems optimistic, unless you have a guaranteed use for it.

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Post by EIDEL » Sat May 07, 2005 12:13 pm

:?: tot could you please tell me why . one can increase hours very quickly and be some use other than being a cash rat :wink: You know a little altrusim goes a long way :arrow: next critic please :D

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Post by tot920 » Sat May 07, 2005 2:06 pm

EI DEL

Could you please explain to me the following!

Where in the world could a PPL be a pilot on a medivac/HEMS helicopter operation?
Taking into account that all these operations are commercial.

Really what you have said is to contact the IRISH Search and Rescue Service (i.e.)CHC and offer your services as a pilot to fly some of the medvas that they perform.

Get Real

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Post by EIDEL » Sat May 07, 2005 6:34 pm

8) :x OK TOT lets get real Ireland is not the only place you may offer your services . I was in contact with some Aussies last year who were flying medical relief services in the Amazon and others who served in the forest relief services in Canada. Real enough If you really want what you want then just go out and get it :roll:

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Post by tot920 » Sat May 07, 2005 7:16 pm

EI-DEL have you got some specific names of organisations that are willing to accept HELI1 with his hour building on his PPL. (Don?t think so)

Maybe if I put it another way you might understand

YOU CANNOT FLY COMMERICAL OPERATIONS ON A PRIVATE LICENCE
DOESN?T MATTER WHAT COUNTRY ISSUED YOUR LICENCE

Heli1 one if you are serious about all of this go and talk to some commercial heli pilots about your intentions .I am sure they will give you some sound advise on hour building as they have been through all of this before

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Post by EIDEL » Sun May 08, 2005 9:55 am

:D If you are not paid you are not commercial :roll:

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Post by EIDEL » Sun May 08, 2005 9:58 am

8) Crop dusting in Africa its all hrs 8)

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Post by EIDEL » Sun May 08, 2005 10:02 am

:P Anyway we are giving away all the state secrets I'm unglueing this spar .Take care of your frisbee and it will take care of you :(

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Post by -Al- » Wed May 11, 2005 1:49 pm

Ive read that alot of people go to australia to do hour building after they get the ppl because its cheaper and theres alot of helis.

Will an irish ppl licence allow you to fly there, or is anything else needed?
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Post by EIDEL » Wed May 11, 2005 6:30 pm

:D The Aussies will have you flying the bucket in and out of the smoke .Need I say more :P

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Post by cloudchaser » Wed May 11, 2005 6:49 pm

there seems to be some Ir heli pilots now in Ireland, I know that several of the N reg helis are flying Ir so must have experienced pilots on them

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Post by pensive » Wed May 11, 2005 8:40 pm

Some of them are, most of the N reg pilots have little previous IR time before hopping in and heading off. They also fly off FAA IR's which are far easier to get and pass than a JAR equivalent.
Those with knowledge and experience seem to have the full JAR deal, as a result fly EI and G reg 109's etc. on instruments! :twisted:

Differences have been discussed here: http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread ... ent+rating

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