September 29, 2017| 39

Power Your Flight Training at Upper Limit with an HFI Scholarship!

HFI is offering a variety of helicopter scholarships that can help you build a career as a helicopter pilot through flight training with Upper Limit Aviation. Upper Limit Aviation is excited to promote another great scholarship opportunity to prospective helicopter pilots hoping to start or continue working towards their helicopter certificate throu …

May 17, 2016| 63

What To Look For In a Helicopter Flight School

When looking for a helicopter flight school, here are the 3 “W’s” you should pay attention to. Margie O’Connor You are outside enjoying the gentle breeze of a pure, blue-sky day when up above you hear the wap-wap-wap of a helicopter as it flies overhead. For a moment, you fixate on the helicopter, amazed at the way it flies and are immediately …

April 9, 2016| 31

How Do You Fly a Helicopter?

John Peltier Helicopter flight is fairly mysterious, isn’t it? How do all of those moving parts work in concert to make the helicopter move in just about any direction you can imagine? It reminds me of a diagram I saw as a helicopter student . It showed a helicopter, surrounded by four arrows going up, down, left, and right. Instead of the arrows lab …

February 11, 2016| 20

Aviation and Your Flight Training: Choose the Best for a Lasting Impression

Wilson Gilliam, Jr. A paper on economic aerospace forecasting could be as thick as your computer screen is tall. Even the FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years 2015 – 2035 is nearly 140 pages long. I’m glad this post is long on brevity and to the point about how you can fit into the increasingly influential world of aviation and aerospace. The word “av …

February 5, 2016| 29

The Questions to Ask When Choosing a Flight School

Early in childhood, most of us were taught these basic types of questions and how to apply them in any given situation. When it comes to choosing a flight school, these old friends will not lead you astray. Selecting where to do your pilot training is a serious endeavor that can be tedious, confusing, and often overwhelming. My goal, however, is th …

February 1, 2016| 605

Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Helicopter License

John Peltier You don’t often hear much about recreational helicopter flying – nowhere near the level of recreational fixed-wing flying. It’s generally considered a hobby for the wealthy, and employment for the rest of us . Costs for licensing, insurance, acquisition, and maintenance make it prohibitively expensive for pilots who may easily have the f …

January 28, 2016| 141

Helicopter Pilot Careers: What Jobs Are Out There?

John Peltier Wondering what’s available in helicopter pilot careers? Don’t worry, there’s no shortage these days. With the current cadre of Vietnam War-era pilots retired or retiring and an absence of younger military pilots filling their place, there are plenty of helicopter pilot careers available. Being a helicopter pilot isn’t just all about flyi …

January 19, 2016| 333

Helicopter Pilot Salary: How Much Can You Make?

John Peltier If you’re considering a career as a helicopter pilot , one of the many aspects you’re undoubtedly wondering about is a helicopter pilot’s salary. I wish there was an easy answer for this, but the truth is that with all of the helicopter pilot jobs available, the helicopter pilot salary range is very wide. But that’s one of the things tha …

January 12, 2016| 96

The Differences Between Helicopter Flying and Airplane Flying

Margie O’Connor When asked how helicopter flying is different from flying an airplane, my response has always been the same: it’s much more difficult to eat a sandwich while flying a helicopter, whereas, in a well-trimmed airplane, light finger pressure on the yoke is enough to hold the aircraft straight and level while eating a sandwich with …

December 8, 2015| 60

Flight Simulator Training: Cutting Costs and Improving Skills

Stimulation by Simulation Vern Weiss A long time ago they discovered that training pilots could be done more efficiently if there were a means to duplicate the objectives of instruction given in an aircraft. Not only could pilot training be cheaper but some maneuvers could be accomplished without the window of vulnerability for hazards that comes wit …

December 3, 2015| 29

Have You Ever Thought of Becoming a Pilot?

The Journey from Fixed Wing Single Engines to Jets Shawn Arena “What do you want to be when you grow up?” That is one question I am sure almost all of us can remember being asked by either parents, teachers, or friends when we were young. Most certainly we replied with an answer such as a ballplayer, a doctor, a nurse, or a fireman. As we mature and ex …

December 1, 2015| 40

How to Become a Helicopter Pilot

Learning to Fly Isn’t as Hard as You Think Wondering how to become a helicopter pilot ? The first steps to getting into a cockpit are clearly defined, and most people qualify to start training immediately . Here are the details you need to know. You’re watching the quintessential over-the-top car chase scene and the star is making a getaway so fa …

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