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Multi vs Single Engine Helicopter

At first inspection it might seem pretty obvious that having multiple engines is always going to be better than having one. When it comes to real world operations, commercial considerations and the reliability of modern engines this can become a little blurred. In our latest video blog […]

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Media Release – Helicopter Open Day Redcliffe 12 Apr 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mick Cullen, Mobile: 0415 428 777 Email: fly@aeropowerflightschool.com.au AVIATION PASSIONS ARE LIVE AND WELL AT REDCLIFFE AIRFIELD HELICOPTER OPEN DAY On 12 April 2014, Redcliffe Airfield will play host to future pilots, aviation enthusiasts and local families at a Helicopter Open Day. Helicopters […]

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Brisbane Helicopter Joyflight Testimonial

Des and Sue are two visitors to Brisbane that came flying with us and were kind enough to leave us a testimonial. On their flight in the Robinson R44 they flew over Brisbane Airport, Queen Mary 2 cruise ship, Brisbane CBD including the Story Bridge, Suncorp Stadium […]

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Age requirements to start helicopter training?

For many young pilots chomping at the bit to get flying there is often the fear that they might not be old enough to start. It’s a question we field at open days and career expos all the time. In this video we cover off the different […]

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3 Things that Surprise People about a Helicopter Trial Introductory Flight

A trial introductory flight (or trial instructional flight), commonly referred to as a TIF, is the first step towards learning to fly for most folks. They make great experience type gifts and most flying schools offer some kind of voucher or gift certificate for this reason. A […]

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Example feedback from a training flight

CPL efficiencies – try to clear circuit and runway on taxi out so no need to come to complete stop and look around prior to entry. Safety first always – but now trying to operate more commercially. – same with final approach speed – approaches yesterday were […]

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Calculation of Equal Time Point (ETP)

As pilots, it’s ideal to always know where we are along our flight planned track relative to our departure and destination points. If we don’t know where we are then how do we know what the best plan of action would be should there be a problem […]

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Arrow completes his Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence

Arrow completes his Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence

  Well done Arrow on a great achievement. The ‘Blade of Fame’ is an MD500 helicopter blade at Aeropower that all our graduating pilots get to leave their name on. In this photo Arrow gets to make his mark.   Related posts: Postcard from Fiji and tips […]

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How to calculate pressure height/altitude

How to calculate pressure height/altitude

What is pressure altitude? The performance we get from our helicopters is heavily dependant on the characteristics of the fluid that our rotors operate in and that we put through our engines – eg ‘air’. Changes to the density of that fluid – the number of air […]

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Congratulations to Damien Field for completing his first solo

And no the cowling on the CBi300 is not representative of how Damien’s solo went! 🙂 Related posts: Helicopter First Solo – Stuart Congratulations to David Todd!

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