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Posted about 6 years ago

 

Fixed wing or helicopter? 


For me, it's a helicopter... specifically a Huey

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Rated +1 | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Ahhhh the epic battle between fixed wing and roto craft!


If I need to get from point "A" to point "B" quickly, my weapon of choice will be the airplane, because of speed, and cost.

 


From a safety factor, done properly, an autorotation can be done to an area the size of a tennis court where a plane can only slow to its stall speed (Usually between 50 and 60 mph) and is going to take much more room to stop. I would rather come down in an autorotation verus lookin' for the longest piece of flat, unobstructed real estate I can find!


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Plane = Speed & Cost


Chopper = Slower, Expensive but less area needed to "burn in".


Unless your this guy!!



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Rated +1 | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I would have to go with fixed wing, though I have enjoyed a few flights in our departments new Bell...

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Rated +1 | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Ok, but what about fun factor?  Which one gives the most adrenaline rush?  I LOVE to fly, period.  But given a choice, it's the chopper that is the most exhilarating for me.

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Rated +1 | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Depends on the chopper but yes, I agree Chopper!!



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Rated +1 | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I will be going up in our helicopter again next month so I will let you know...

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

fun to fly both ,,, both have there pros and cons,, personally i love being off the ground in anything , have flown in every thing frome f-14  to hot air balloo n,, love all aircraft

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Fly both, love both! If it goes in the air, I'm there!!

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Rated +2 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Me paying = Cessna 150 on car gas


 


City paying = Bell 206B3 JetRanger


 


Oh, and who doesn't love a Huey 204 or a 412  ( but $2000/hr)

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I never pass up any opportunity to fly, fixed or rotary wing, as a passenger that is.  I am working on my Pvt. Pilot License now.  I've taken the ground school and went for my FAA physical on 9/30.  I hope to be starting on flight lessons in the next 30 days or so. 

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Naked! Wait that wasn't the question was it?

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

 I think if I had  to chose between Helicopter, or Airplane: I would chose the Helicopter because you can do alot more then a airplane but airplane is easier to fly.

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

By the seat of my pants!

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Right above the trees at the controls of the Army's premier Black Hawk helicopter....Wooooooohooooooooooooooo!!!!


K.J. Huffman
WO1, USA
S.W.A.T./E.O.D.

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Whatever I happen be riding in at the time. If I am in the air I am happy!

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I'll drive, hate to fly, years in Helo's turned me off..................

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

Down the H/Way on my FJ1200...... Yahoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

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Now this would be fun to FLY.... Tiger Attack helicopter!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I fly both...but enjoy the rotorcraft more.


Capt. Pat Grove
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Patrol Support Unit
K-9/Helicopter/Mounted Patrol

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I've flown in several planes and only one type of roto and that was a Huey in the Army.  It was fun and I would jump at the chance to do it again.  I'm a private pilot and own one third of a Piper Cherokee.  I sure couldn't afford a helicopter, so unless the king's buying, I'll have to settle for flying the plane.  It's a great diversion being up there and forgetting the stress of the street for a while.  I do love it. 

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

Helicopters are more fun to fly. You have to fly it all the time. I like the way BE206B3 hover IGE. 


An airplane will fly with little input after it is trimmed at cruise! They are less fatiguing for long flights, though.