Archive for the ‘FAQs from Helicopter Pilots’ Category

Do you have any logbooks other than Black, Brown, Blue? How about Pink?

May 16, 2010

If you are looking for “style” in piloting, it’s not an easy task.  Would you agree? 

What should you wear when you fly? Something safe? or something more practical?  What should you take with you when you fly? One complete set of survival gears and equipment? or just a chart and a headset?

What color is your flight bag? What brand is it? Where do you purchase pilot supplies. Where can I find more options?  Well, these are things that come across pilot’s’ mind all the time, but most pilots simply compromise with what’s easy to buy. There are only a handful of popular brands and pilot shops.

But don’t give up if you didn’t find what you are looking for in popular brands and popular pilot shops.  Because you can get a whloe lot of things customized to match your “style.” It may cost a little bit more but if flying is something special for you that you are doing, it may be worth it.

How about a PINK logbook? Guess what? We were just told the other day that you can get it from this website. She said, “Girls Fly TOO!

Can I rent the R44 to fly around the LA Basin with my friends?

February 10, 2010

YES—All you need is a proof of completion of the Robinson Helicopter Company Safety Course and an aircraft check out with one of our helicopter flight instructors.

Flight Training in El Monte, California 91731
Flight Training in La Verne, California 91750
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Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School
Universal Air Academy (Los Angeles California USA)
4233 Santa Anita Ave. Unit#13
El Monte, CA 91731 USA
Tel: 1-626-454-5254 (Office in El Monte, CA)

Universal Air Academy (East Los Angeles California USA)
1925 Mckinley Ave, Ste H
La Verne, CA 91750 USA
TEL: 1-909-596-9284 (Office in La Verne, CA)

I’d like to get the 5 hour R44 transition to get the SFAR73 endorsement. Do you provide the flight training?

February 10, 2010

YES— We have provided the R44 transition training for many pilots. Some pilots will schedule the aircraft and the instructor to get the training in one-day; others spread it out into a couple of days to meet the requirements. Some pilots have a couple of hours here and there at different flight schools and finish up the 5 hour requirement to get signed off to rent the R44 at Universal Air Academy.  In this case, our flight instructor will determine how many hours of flight training you need to be qualified to act as a safe Pilot-in-Command in our R44, based on his/her flight experience with you.

Flight Training in El Monte, California 91731
Flight Training in La Verne, California 91750
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Part 141 and Part 61 Flight School
Universal Air Academy (Los Angeles California USA)
4233 Santa Anita Ave. Unit#13
El Monte, CA 91731 USA
Tel: 1-626-454-5254 (Office in El Monte, CA)

Universal Air Academy (East Los Angeles California USA)
1925 Mckinley Ave, Ste H
La Verne, CA 91750 USA
TEL: 1-909-596-9284 (Office in La Verne, CA)

I’d like to get an airplane pilot certificate. Does Universal Air Academy offer airplane flight training?

February 10, 2010

YES— Universal Air Academy encourages all helicopter pilots to eventually obtain an airplane pilot certificate just to be familiar with a different view of aviation. We operate both high and low wing single-engine airplanes, as well as multi-engine airplanes. Qualified airplane flight instructors will guide you with ease according to Part 141 standards and Part 61 standards.

Helicopter Flight Training | Pilot License School: Universal Air Academy

[Headquaters] El Monte Airport
[Address] 4233 Santa Anita Ave. Unit 13
[City] El Monte, California 91731 USA
[Tel] 1-626-454-5254
[Fax] 1-626-454-5258

[Location 2] Brackett Airport
[Address] 1925 Mckinley Ave. Ste H
[City] La Verne, California 91750 USA
[Tel] 1-909-596-9284
[Fax] 1-909-596-9260

What are your solo rental agreements? Do I need to go to the Robinson Helicopter Company Safety Course?

February 10, 2010

YES / NOT REQUIREDWe will need to see a proof of completion of the Robinson Helicopter Company Safety Course. To get information about the safety course, keyword: “RHC Safety Course” on any internet search engine and you will get all the information you need.

I’m not familiar with the local streets in the vicinity of El Monte Airport and the tower told me to “turn base at Lower Azusa.” What is “Lower Azusa?” Is it the name of a street?

February 10, 2010

YES— Lower Azusa is a road just north of the field that runs east and west. If you are suggested to “turn base over Lower Azusa,” that’s what they mean.

I was impressed with the teaching techniques at Universal Air Academy. I’d like to learn more and eventually work towards my CFI. Do you provide CFI training?

February 10, 2010

YES— We have qualified instructors that will guide you through the training to become a Certified Flight Instructor. We recommend everyone flying helicopters to get their instructor’s certificate. It is not an easy certificate to get, but it is worth getting. It will open a whole new world to your aviation life.

Do you provide SFAR73 flight training?

February 10, 2010

YES— We provide high quality Basics to Advanced helicopter training including SFAR73 training in both R22s and R44s so you can get your R22 and R44 transitions at Universal Air Academy.

I got my training in a Schweizer. I have no previous experience in a Robinson Helicopter but I am thinking of getting familiar with them and getting checked out. Are the Robinson Helicopters safe?

February 10, 2010

YES— Any FAA approved aircraft is safe.

I got my flight training elsewhere but the flight school did not let me rent the helicopter solo or with a passenger? Can I go fly with a passenger at Universal Air Academy?

February 10, 2010

YES— As long as you have a Private Pilot Certificate and have completed the Robinson Helicopter Company Safety Course, you are eligible to rent a helicopter.  Please schedule a flight over the phone or live chat for an aircraft “check out.”