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Old 09-13-2016, 09:46 AM   #17 (permalink)
redpoint5
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Originally Posted by hamsterpower View Post
The R-44 that I fly for work, consistently hits about 8 mpg at any speed between 50 and 110 mph. but that is with 3 people on board. (well, 2 people and 125 lbs of gear)
That is the most fuel efficient copter I know of.

The worst expense in operating a helicopter is not initial purchase or fuel bill, but the annual liability insurance. There are also very few places (off airport) where a copter can land twice.
What is the work?

Why can the copter not land twice in the same spot?

I was thinking maybe I would fly for a career if I go through all the training and log the hours, but I have no idea how much demand there is for pilots.
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