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Subject: Helicopter Companies in Tx
 
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12/14/2011 9:35 AM  
Is there any good helicopter companies around the Central Texas area? I've seen a helicopter sitting at a small airport west of Waco, but, did not catch the name on it.
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12/14/2011 1:53 PM  
Not trying to sound like a smart A$$, but central Texas is the helicopter Mecca. Most of the manufactures are based near Dallas. American Eurocopter, Bell, Turbomeca just to name a few. All the helicopter conferences also seem to gravitate to that area.
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12/14/2011 2:31 PM  
No disrepect intended there ghettobird but evidently you haven't been to Texas. Dallas is not considered Central Texas. Central Texas is about two hours away from Dallas. Texas is one of those little states where depending on where you start you can drive all day and not get to the other side.
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12/14/2011 5:46 PM  
I'm thinking about Denton Texas. They have a nice 269 school there I might visit.
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12/16/2011 10:14 PM  
That must be Longhorn you are talking about, they are pretty good. I think you should go talk to Connie and Ken at Sky in Garland, great folks and great company. I have no affiliation, just had great experiences working with/through them. Or you could come out to San Diego and really get into the best school possible ;)
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04/20/2012 3:30 PM  
which school is that MrJibbs? I'm in the Orange County area and searching for a good fit to follow through on my dream and become a helicopter pilot.
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06/01/2012 4:04 PM  
San Antonio - AirLife, Reach Austin - Travis County STAR Flight Temple and Killeen area - PHI (StatAir) Air Evac Life Team has bases all around central Texas such as: Marble Falls, LaGrange, San Marcos, Kerville, Killeen. They generally fly to the hospitals nearest their base location so typically that would be San Antonio, Austin, or Temple for Level 1 trauma centers.
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06/06/2012 12:29 PM  
Try www.HelicopterAcademy.com which is the BOATPIX school which means you will be give a job flying on that contract if you get your training with them. They are the only school that can guarantee you a job and with so many people out of work (including college graduates) this becomes important. The instructor is Spencer Dodson who trained in Hawaii but when he found there wasn't going to be a job there with that school he move back home with his folks in San Marcos, Texas and is authorized to train students throughout the state. Also check out www.r22.us if you already have a PPL(H) as the rate is only $200/hour for the R22 and $300/hour for the R44. Tom McDermott, 561-346-2816, owner.
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06/18/2012 10:10 AM  

Interesting to see how people read the same post and give totally different replies. After reading it a few times I still didn't know what he wanted the company for. Some replied with schools, some with EMS gigs, another reply had manufacturers. I'm sure the replies with the EMS gigs would be shorter if he noticed where he said GOOD companies, lol.

I actually had to go read his profile to find out he's not a pilot so I suppose he was looking for information as a mechanic.

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