To improve its Sling Rating training and provide students with realistic scenarios, Heli-Hire has purchased a remote controlled grapple.

It is light enough to be used by either of the two R22 training helicopters, and hones student ability to work with a sling load.
This set of skills is very unique with real scenarios played out. We have students lifting fence post to simulated heli logging along with precision placement i.e putting the post into holes in the ground.

This piece of equipment is invaluable for students wishing to get into longline work.

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Heli-Hire has recently purchased a spidertracks tracking solution. The spider tracking device is a compact, self-contained unit, integrating a GPS receiver and transmitter in one small unit.
It relays real-time three dimensional coordinates of any vehicle, vessel or aircraft from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day to secure servers in New Zealand and Australia, via the Iridium satellite network.

The GPS position points are translated by spidertracks software and overlaid over terrain or satellite maps, showing the speed, altitude, direction and position of one or multiple aircraft and vehicles in real time.

This provides peace of mind for both flight training, when students are completing solo cross-country flights, and for commercial operations.

WIN WIN WIN

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Masood passes PPL flight test

 

Congratulations to Masood for completing his flight test. Masood has worked hard and was rewarded for his efforts on the 3rd of December 2010.

“Recent flights with Masood prior to the flight test have shown great consistency and met the standards required” Said David Lealand, CFI for Heli-Hire.

Masood is continuing with his CPL training with Heli-Hire

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Fire bucket and foaming unit

 

A second fire bucket complete with foaming unit allows Heli-Hire to deploy both Hughes 500 helicopters in the event of a fire. The foaming unit allows for mixing of Class A foam with the water load to improve its effectiveness during aerial fire suppression operations.

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During October, Heli-Hire was visited by a representative from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. The purpose of the visit was to assess compliance with policies and criteria for ongoing registration as a Private Training Establishment. We are pleased to report no deficiencies were found and Heli-Hire has maintained it registration.

Once again this proves Heli-Hire is a world class flight training organization, with plenty of experience and work experience for our students.

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PPL passed

 

Congratulations to Brett for recently passing the flight test for his Private Pilots License.
After many hours of hard work and dedication we are pleased to congratulate Brett as the newest PPL holder in Heli-Hire. With Brett positive result this has been a huge boost for our remaining students. On behalf of the Heli-Hire team a big congrads on the successful accomplishment of your PPL Brett, and we look forward to the same success for your CPL next year.
Brett completed the flight test under the watchful eye of Ian Wakeling, in Wanganui.

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First solo - Masood

 

Congratulations to Masood for completing his first solo. After just 6 weeks of training, Masood earned the right to take control of HXL by himself.

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First solo - Brett Wright

 

Congratulations to Brett Wright for completing his first solo.

Due to class 2 medical requirements Brett needed to be approved to fly solo by a flight examiner. After training with Heli-Hire for the last 2 months, Brett then head to Wanganui to undertake his solo flight test with Ian Wakeling.

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First solo - Jonathon Pole

 

Congratulations to Jonathan Pole for completing his first solo on Tuesday the 2th of March, 2010.

Chief flying instructor, David Lealand said “Jono has progressed well through his flight training, and after a 20 minute flight jono safely displayed his abilities to handle the aircraft by himself, and went solo for the first time.”

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