Fixed wing trying to learn rotor in Knoxville TN

DHarris

Newbie
Joined
Jun 9, 2022
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1
Location
Knoxville TN
Thanks for having me, I am currently working on a Rotorway 162F and looking at a MH-1.

I have been flying fixed wing for several years but I have always wanted to learn to fly rotorwing. Most challenging and rewarding thing I have ever done.


Dan Harris

Knoxville TN
 

Vance

Gyroplane CFI
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Joined
Oct 30, 2003
Messages
17,211
Location
Nipomo,California
Aircraft
Givens Predator
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2400+ in rotorcraft
Welcome to the Rotary Wing Forum Dan Harris.

In my opinion a helicopter is much harder to learn to fly than a gyroplane.

I wish you all the best on your Rotorcraft adventure.
 

Barney Bahle

Junior Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
496
Location
Crossville, TN 38571
Aircraft
Rotorway 162F
Hi Dan. As you can see, not a lot of helicopter guys here. But there are a few and you never know when something interesting will pop up.

Check your inbox (or whatever they call it here), I sent a PM.
 

HeliSwede

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Dec 4, 2020
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Kansas
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R44/22, Bell206L1, Hughes 300C, AirCommand, McCulloch J-2, AG Calidus, Magni M24
Total Flight Time
1,600
Hi Dan, I got my Fixed Wing rating first, the Commercial Heli, then Commercial Gyroplane. For me... first few hours in the heli was challenging, but frankly no more than the gyro. Now that I fly all three, I enjoy the heli the most due to no runway required, can most always land into the wind, no minimum speed and my last 2 R44s had cold air conditioning! Least expensive to operate, the gyro for sure. Best for long flights from point A to point B, the fixed wing. Be very careful transitioning from FW to RW as FW pilots have some habits that will hurt you (or worse) until your RW automatic reactions to emergencies (such as engine failure) are fully formed. Training is so important!!!!!!!!
 
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