AS350 endorsement

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aaron
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AS350 endorsement

Postby aaron » Fri May 12 2017, 11:00

Hello all.
Looking at getting AS350 endorsement in the next cpl of months, just seeing who to go to.
Already have turbine endorsements .
What's the going hourly rate to expect to get endorsement.
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Re: AS350 endorsement

Postby arrrj » Fri May 12 2017, 23:04

Hi Aaron,

You haven't said where you are...but BK Helis can do this for you in Sydney.

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Re: AS350 endorsement

Postby aaron » Fri May 12 2017, 23:08

Cheers
I'm in Qld, so any where on east coast will be good :)
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Re: AS350 endorsement

Postby jetA1 » Sat May 13 2017, 00:05

Try Des Davey in Airley beach
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Re: AS350 endorsement

Postby Twistgrip » Sat May 13 2017, 00:11

Also try Anthony Crestani the CFI at Nautilus, you'll get a great endorsement and he's very knowledgable on the machine. Id also ask for a copy of the RFM prior to your endorsement so you can do some pre study. Enjoy :)
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Re: AS350 endorsement

Postby aaron » Sat May 13 2017, 02:43

What $$/hr rate to expect also
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Re: AS350 endorsement

Postby Twistgrip » Sat May 13 2017, 11:05

What $$/hr rate to expect also


Depends on the school and model of Squirrel. Do you have a particular model in mind that you'll be flying, hoping to fly?, there are so many variants these days, but most likely you'll be flying a factory B2/B3 or the re engined LTS -600 SD1(BA equiv) or the LTS-700(B2) equiv.

Anything other than a factory machine could have a myriad of options and avionics thats why its not always one endorsement fits all, the flying yes but you may need to do a differences course or at leat study any other squirrel you fly especially the B3 variants with Fadec and dual Hyd options.

To answer you question aaron, id budget anywhere from $1700-2300 per hour. Then again depends on how desperate the schools are for your business.
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Re: AS350 endorsement

Postby aaron » Sat May 13 2017, 11:41

Thanks Twistie that's great Intel.
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Re: AS350 endorsement

Postby havick » Sat May 13 2017, 15:14

Try and do it in a B3 or the very least a B2 with the vemd screens and fli. The old BA's and steam driven B2's are now dinosaurs and mostly being replaced. May as well get familiar with all the fadec modes etc.
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