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Heli training in States

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Planning to do my ppl h in america in the coming months. was wondering if anyone out there has done it and if they would have any recomendations for flying schools/ pit falls etc
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I was schlepping around Titusville airport one day, and was watching the Helis from HAI (Helicopter Adventures) doing Autos, and I thought to myself "That looks like something I'd enjoy" so I went in and did a trial lesson. There were something like 22 Schweizers on the fleet at the time, and loads of instructors. I really enjoyed my flight, especially the Auto. I even wondered if I should stop the fixed wing training and defect to Helis. The school seemed prety decent and all the instructors were happy enough. I only did a trial lesson as I say so I am not an expert on them.
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Ya theres pic in the classroom in exec helis showing HAIs fleet, i think I counted near 20 300s and a few 22s and some 206s.

I know one of my instructors did his training out there, not sure if it was HAI though.
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Take a look at www.helicopterflightservices.com they are the biggest in the New York area (Philadelphia) if your interested in doing it in this area.

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Recently ive been considering going to HAI to do my commercial and instructors rating, after I do my PPL here.

Has anyone here done there training with them.
The website seems great, but id rather some feedback that isnt a sales pitch :)

Also, if I had an irish PPL(h) what kind of stuff do you have to do for use in the states?

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Also, if I had an irish PPL(h) what kind of stuff do you have to do for use in the states?



I presume its the same as the fixed wing. You can get a "piggyback" FAA certificate on the back of your JAA PPL. Its valid in the presence of your JAA PPL. You need to research it with your flight school if/when you choose to go to the US. I have heard the application process has changed. I elected to do the FAA PPL, its valid for life and its handy with the ever increasing number of N-Reg machines around.
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-Al- wrote:Has anyone here done there training with them.
The website seems great, but id rather some feedback that isnt a sales pitch :)

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Try www.justhelicopters.com

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Post by -Al- »

Thanks for the answers guys, will check it out anyway.

Would be a big thing to move to the US for 2 years, but if it saves that much money :shock:
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