August 12, 2013| 552 0

The Robinson R-22 Helicopter

The Robinson R-22 is a small two-bladed, single-engine helicopter made by Robinson, and piloted with a floor mounted stick between the pilot’s knees. The first R22 was designed in 1973 by Frank Robinson, and was first put into production in 1979. As of 2015, more than 4,600 R-22’s have been manufactured, making it one of the more popula …

August 6, 2013| 887 0

How Jodi Brommer Became a Commercial Helicopter Pilot

Meet Jodi Brommer, former Assistant Chief Flight Instructor at Upper Limit Aviation (ULA), who was recently hired to fly for PJ Helicopters , a helicopter company out of Red Bluff, California. Dream finally fulfilled,  Jodi is now flying as a commercial helicopter pilot , and enjoying the fruits of her hard work, diligence, and perseverance. Jodi had a …

July 12, 2013| 537 0

Robinson R-44

The Robinson R-44 is two-bladed, 4 seat light helicopter made by Robinson Helicopter Company, based off their R-22 design. The R44 was designed in 1980s by Frank Robinson, and had its first flight in March 1990. After further testing, the first production model of the R-44 was delivered on February 1993. The R44 is powered by a Lycoming IO-540-AE1A …

July 12, 2013| 829 0

The EC145 Helicopter

The EC145 is a twin-engine light utility helicopter made by Airbus Helicopters. It was first flown in June of 1999, and has been in production since 2002. This helicopter can carry up to nine passengers and 2 crew members. This helicopter is used for such tasks as corporate transport, passenger transport, emergency medical services, search and resc …

June 12, 2013| 1 0

Bell 206 Helicopter

The Bell 206 is a two bladed, single engine helicopter by Bell Helicopters. Some 206’s come Equipped with 2 Engines also known as TwinRangers. The Basic Shape and design of the bell Has remained virtually unchanged since 1967. Some variants included a modified tail rotor and more powerful engine. The Bell 206 is most commonly powered by an Al …

April 6, 2013| 14 4

Should I Be a Helicopter Pilot or Airplane Pilot?

Helicopter pilot or airplane pilot?  The answer depends on whom you ask. Experienced helicopter and airplane pilots will be very specific with their answer to this question.  But what about “aspiring pilots”, those who are not yet pilots, but their dream is to become commercial pilots? To an aspiring pilot, the response to this question …

November 12, 2012| 1 0

Finding Helicopter Tour Pilot Jobs

Some events in your life can leave lasting impressions, impressions that influence decisions that will change your life.  One such event happened at a rodeo sideshow for Thomas John whom at the time was no older than 17. “The announcer says there’s a big surprise everyone look up, and it was nighttime so you couldn’t see it but you …

June 24, 2012| 1 0

Cabri G2 Helicopter: Does it Compete with the Robinson R22?

The new Cabri G2 is a three blade rotor system that has an innovative design that some industry specialists say has the potential to compete with the Robinson R22 in the flight training aircraft market. The Cabri helicopter was made possible due to the genius of Bruno Guimbal, who was one of the key design engineers at Eurocopter. Bruno wanted to de …

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