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Hey Broome and beeb aero pukes!

Discussion in 'General' started by Steeltoe, Jan 3, 2023.

  1. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

  2. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    I can appreciate these birds from the ground, thank you. :D
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  3. tgold

    tgold Well-Known Member

    I've had a few minutes of stick time in a Cobra, but it was cruising along at about 1500 feet, so it felt very much like flying a fixed wing. Got a chance to try and hover an OH-58 (Jet Ranger) and failed miserably. It was like trying to balance a ping pong ball on top of a bowling ball.
    In my younger days I thought it would be cool to be a rotary wing pilot, but I wasn't to keen on all the rules I'd have to follow as an Army pilot. Now it's too expensive to pay for myself, even if I built my own helicopter. I am seriously thinking about building my own plane and getting a fixed wing license though.
    Flying in a Huey nap of the earth with the doors open was a similar sensation of speed that I got roadracing. Probably why I ended up roadracing for so long.
    As you all know, there's something undeniably cool hanging off your bike in a fast corner with your knee skimming the pavement. It's like low level flight :D
  4. Triple X

    Triple X Well-Known Member

    It's so worth it
  5. racer_11

    racer_11 moto nyne guy

    about fifteen years ago, I saved up and went through a helicopter flight school, and as soon as I got my private ticket, I bought an R22 and have loved every minute of it! I am also surprised there are not more heli guys here as well. I totally dig my bikes, but I also totally dig owning a heli.

    I bet he Astar is awesome!!
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  6. kevincg

    kevincg Well-Known Member

    The Astar is awesome to fly. Fast and comfortable.
    I have as many hours in it aas I do the the 44 training. I think every hour in the Astar sets me back 2 hrs in the 44, b/c its so easy to fly. 3 blades makes a huge difference in stability.
    Its like owning a Porsche GT3 and learning to drive in a Volkswagin Beetle.
  7. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    It's older than dinosaurs in your version of history so it is cheap :D
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  8. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    Friend of mine works accounting at the local not-for-profit hospital. He sees the bills for the life flights...

    $10K just to fire up the engine.

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