Who has an operational Heli Sim?

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Who has an operational Heli Sim?

Unread post by Francis Dudley » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:13 am

Hi guys and girls,

Ive searched a bit on the forum but cant get a clear answer...
I need to do my Helicopter IFR rating renewal... Who stil has an operational Helicopter Simulator in Gauteng?
Else, where would one look for an R44 with the instruments needed, that is on an ATO, to do it with?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Who has an operational Heli Sim?

Unread post by Whirly » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:17 am

Henley at Rand.

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Re: Who has an operational Heli Sim?

Unread post by krobarza » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:18 am

Capital Air or Henley at Rand.
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Re: Who has an operational Heli Sim?

Unread post by cage » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:18 am

NAC have a sim at the ultimate heliport, not sure if it is operational or certified yet.
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Re: Who has an operational Heli Sim?

Unread post by FlingDaWing » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:49 pm

HI Francis

Contact Buzz, he will do you renewal in the Sim at Capital.

oh eight four 5 6 7 nine seven three six

he responds better to msgs as he flies a lot

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Re: Who has an operational Heli Sim?

Unread post by Captain Kirk » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:16 am

The Bell 206 Sim at Capital Air is World Class, I have done a few local renewals on it, it's well worth it!
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Re: Who has an operational Heli Sim?

Unread post by cage » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:41 am

Captain Kirk wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:16 am
The Bell 206 Sim at Capital Air is World Class, I have done a few local renewals on it, it's well worth it!
What is the cost per hour?
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Re: Who has an operational Heli Sim?

Unread post by Captain Kirk » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:19 am

cage wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:41 am

What is the cost per hour?
Cage, I don't recall the exact figure off hand, but I think it's close to the costs of hiring a Robbie 22 for training...

I will however say that I feel you actually get more bang for your buck using this sim, it has an AP & FD, so you can focus on your IF procedures & doing them correctly, you are also able to have the weather set at or just above minima if you fancy a challenge.

Once you're all done, you can get a print out of exactly how you flew on the GS/Loc as well as your holds...etc It really helps you see the bigger picture of IF procedures.

None of the stress of trying to squeeze into a busy airport to shoot the ILS or having to fly all the way out to GAV or the likes on a perfectly VMC day to try simulate an approach, It is also certified to do RNAV training.

If it's just your IFR renewal, then there's no need to touch an actual aircraft, you can do autorotations ( and pretty much any other emergency you can think of ) in the sim too and it all counts.

Overall a great training device and one that deserves more attention and support from the local market.

For anyone interested, this is the manufacturers website for the sim; https://entrol.es/h01-bell-206-fnpt-2-f ... -simulator

On a side note to the OP - Capital Air also have an IFR kitted Robbie 44 for training.
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