UK MFTS - Rotary Wing update

Lets hope whatever they decide to use is very small cos if 'they' get their own way, all rotary flying training will happen in LFA 9. Which would be like holding a Grand Prix on an indoor karting track.
 
Lets hope whatever they decide to use is very small cos if 'they' get their own way, all rotary flying training will happen in LFA 9. Which would be like holding a Grand Prix on an indoor karting track.
However, even that is better than their original proposal; to base all flying training, fixed wing and rotary, at Valley.
 
Lets hope whatever they decide to use is very small cos if 'they' get their own way, all rotary flying training will happen in LFA 9. Which would be like holding a Grand Prix on an indoor karting track.

You very surely jest...????
 
The Turkish Army Aviation used R22 for a while and the Philippine Navy used a sole R22, and the Royal Jordanian Air Force have ordered 8 x R44. Horizon Flight Academy in UAE did have a use of an R44 or two but the extreme heat....

TBh, if anyone could afford to train straight up in civvy street everyone would do it in a couple of classics like the Bell 206 or if more readily available, Bell 47 and of course there is the newest Rolls Royce RR300 powered Scott Bell 47

Cheers
 
I flew a R22 once. Never again.
 
Ive got over 250 hours on R22`s , they are very basic but if you can fly a Robinson you can fly any helicopter.
 
Too small? Im 6`4" and have never felt cramped , sure your H500`sand B206`s are more spacious but look at the running costs.
 
Unless the R22 is fitted with a glass cockpit it isn't in the running.
 
Analogue does the same job .
Not when the fleet you're sending your graduates to are 100% glass.

The mandate for the contract is glass cockpit.
 
what these?

http://www.europeanpilot.com/robinson-introduces-glass-cockpits-helicopters/

I did see one glass cockpit mock up for the R22 at one of the Heli Expo's I went to in the states..though did not take a pic.

Though don't know if anyone has read but recently HeersfliegerSchule at Buckeberg are not particularly au fait with their EC135 due to the ability to conduct full down autos. Think they are sending out bids for a single engined trainer platform.

You've probably read the US Army Aviation is intending to replace the fleet of TH-67 Creek with UH-72A Lakotas at Fort Rucker under the re-organization plans.

Cheers
 

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