Shane Fleck, owner of Combine Air Ag owns 3 helicopters and 7 fixed wing aircraft specialising in aerial spraying In NSW and VIC. This is the second R44 that Helibiz has sold to Shane which Troy personally delivered on Sunday to the Murray River township of Yarrawonga.
The top selling R44 is now FAA approved for the same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) as the already approved R66 Turbine.
Both of these systems offer workload-reducing features including basic stability augmentation, heading hold, altitude hold, navigation signal tracking and approach guidance.
The difference is the autopilot now works in conjunction with Aspens 1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) The Aspen PFD fits in a standard 8-hole panel and is a lighter, less expensive display than the Garmin G500H which installs in a larger console.
The G500H is only available on the R66 while the Aspen is available in both the R44 and R66. With either installation the autopilot controls are located in the avionics stack with the additional trim and off buttons installed on the cyclic.
The recent Private Helicopter Theory Course conducted at Helibiz ran for approximately three weeks,
Finally the students could put their aviation knowledge to the test and they’ve sat their exam with successful results. Unfortunately one students just missed out but will be able to re sit the exam in one week.
The next PPL (H) theory course will be starting at Helibiz in mid February 2016 so if you’re interested in attending than please contact Troy at Helibiz
Helibiz will be holding a theory course in Airlie Beach this coming February that is designed for those wanting to gain the theory component of a private helicopter license PPL(H).
This course includes air-conditioned class room tuition with an experienced theory instructor plus Helibiz is a fully operational service centre with many different helicopter types which adds to your experience and training.
When: 15th February – 4th March 2016 Where: Helibiz HQ, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland. Course Cost: $3500.00 plus GST (Includes Tuition and Text Books)
There’s plenty of Accommodation in the Airlie Beach area ranging from 5 star to Caravan Parks and getting here is easy also as you have Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) or Hamilton Island at your finger tips and there both serviced by the major domestic airlines. For more information contact Helibiz: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 07 4946 9422
The MacNicol family own and operate two large cattle stations in central Queensland with approximately 10,000 head of Brahman cross.
Due to the distance between the properties the MacNicol’s utilize a new R44 Raven I helicopter that saves many hours of driving on poor outback roads plus their able to readily check on live stock, fences, water and to also move staff between the properties.
Photo: Hayley MacNicol complete her licence with Helibiz in 2011
Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) plans to debut the new R44 Cadet in early 2016. While suitable for a wide variety of utility applications the main market in mind is flight training
The new Cadet is basically the same as an R44 Raven but the rear seats will be removed and the aft compartment reconfigured for cargo. The Max Gross weight will be approx. 90kg
less than a Raven I and the engine will be de-rated by 15 HP to provide an increase in performance margins at higher altitudes. Also a newly designed muffler will reduce the Cadets noise signature by more than 3 decibels than
Optional equipment will be available including air conditioning, auto pilot and avionic packages designed for Night VFR and IFR training.
Certification is well underway with final flight tests expected before Christmas.
RHC has said that the base price will be lower than the R44 Raven and this will be announced prior to the [...]