Getting it home

HeliSwede

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Joined
Dec 4, 2020
Messages
66
Location
Kansas
Aircraft
R44/22, Bell206L1, Hughes 300C, AirCommand, McCulloch J-2, AG Calidus, Magni M24
Total Flight Time
1,600
I have flown several new Robinson Helicopters from CA to KS and FL. The factory requires all flights follow I-10 to El Paso and then proceed as desired. Several reasons for this requirement, lower altitudes, fuel stops, quicker assistance and recovery if heli has mechanical issues or is damaged. Thus you might consider flying to El Paso - then I-10W to Phoenix, then I-17N. Further, I would urge you to have a qualified AR1 CFI make the trip with you! Highways are much better than remote mountains if you should need help!
 

Tyger

Super Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2017
Messages
1,918
Location
Clermont, NY
Aircraft
Magni M16
Total Flight Time
460
I was hoping to use primarily UL gas, but I don't think that's going to be possible.
It's not that big a deal to use 100LL in Rotaxes, but you might want to bring a container of Decalin Run-Up with you. It's quite safe to carry, and a little goes a long way.
The gyro will also have ADS-B and I'm fine talking to ATC, although they often lose contact with lower-alt ops in the West.
They easily lose contact at lower altitudes in the East too!
 
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