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Robinson R44 Raven II sale

*Helibiz Sales Manager, Troy Holloway with Shane Fleck and his recently purchased R44 Raven II*

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.

 

Currently there are no positions available, however, please feel free to submit your resume

to : info@helibiz.com

 

Helibiz Pty Ltd seeks highly motivated LAME’s with a passion for excellence with two positions now available at our Airlie Beach facility in the beautiful Whitsundays, QLD

Duties – assembly new & used helicopters, refurbishments, line maintenance of A109, EC120, EC130, EC135, AS350, B206, 206L, R44 & R22.

Licences preferred:

Group 2 Airframe & Engine Group 19 Airframe Engine, RR250/300, LTS 101, PWC 206/207, Arrius & Ariel

Positions attract above average salary and excellent conditions.

Forward resume, to   info@helibiz.com

Close 20th June 2016.

Helibiz Enterance

Bell Long Ranger

Ground Run

Out in the sunshine today as the Helibiz Engineers conduct ground runs on the Bell Long Ranger

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All new R44 Raven I’s with the Lycoming O-540 Carburettor Engine will now be equipped with a 28v electrical system.

RHC decided to upgrade the Ravens electrical system from the 12v to the 28v to further improve starting particularly in cooler climates.

Helibiz will be taking delivery of the first two Australian 28v Ravens next month.

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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    

E: sales@helibiz.com     P: (07) 4946 9422  

 

Private Heli Theory Course

Private Theory- PPL(H)

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: info@helibiz.com 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

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Rae and Victoria recently took delivery of their new R44 which is equipped with NVFR and the new Aspen Pro.

Upgrading from their previous R22 Beta II two seater has proven to be a real winner with much more room for those extended weekends plus the extra speed is great.

Rae and Victoria own and operate luxury accommodation in the beautiful Byron Bay area northern NSW.

Being both helicopter pilots Rae and Victoria are only to happy to assist other helicopter owners to visit the Byron region and especially if you would like to stay with them.

For more information see: www.victorias.net.au

Rae and Vicki

 

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

current R44’s.

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 [...]

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