Back in the saddle (full flight)-R22 Helicopter recurrency/Commercial Pilot training/instruction



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After several months out of the cockpit post acquiring my PPL & doing the Robinson Safety Course- yesterday evening I started my Commercial Pilot’s License training with a new flight school out of John Wayne Airport- SNA (class C airspace), which operates off of one the world’s most active rooftop helipads (this helicopter operation also actively trains Law Enforcement agencies)..the flight was a quick cross country warm up from SNA to F70 (French Valley) & back (with some mountain flying thrown in).. I was noticeably rusty for not having flown for several months but hope to get up to speed soon

In addition to begin to orientate myself with this new school’s checklists, policies, the rooftop helipad procedures, the very busy class C aispace and also flying a R22 Beta (as opposed to a Beta II) I was also testing a Gentex SPH-5 flight helmet I got used off of ebay for the 1st time- some pilots think wearing a helmet in a R22 is ridiculous- but to me personal safety is just that- ‘personal’- & I think in especially a R22-such a small light helicopter-you have the least protection from being knocked out in otherwise potentially survivable situations & being 6’3″ I still managed to get in to the R22 with the helmet- the downside is I was only getting volume through 1 headphone and additionally my instructor confirmed this specific helicopter’s comms had problems in that I could not hear when my either I or my instructor made outbound (to ATC or CTAF) radio calls which was extra challenging..

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Disclaimer- these videos are meant to educate, inspire and entertain. However, these videos do not under any circumstances replace taking actual lessons with a Certified Flight Instructor in the specific aircraft yourself in person until proficient and safe and I & the instructor featured in the video/s do not take any responsibility for any actions taken & learnt from instructions in these videos that (God forbid) lead to any incidents or accidents in the future with anyone else- fly safe everyone and blue skies!

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