Re: Helicopter Rentals

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Posted by PileIt on June 16, 2003 at 10:53:09:

In Reply to: Re: Helicopter Rentals posted by Common sense on June 15, 2003 at 23:24:51:

No sense, Common. First of all, Denver crashed an Experimental classification aircraft - a LongEZ. That type of aircraft is not an ultralight; in fact, the LongEZ can be a handfull for an inexperienced pilot. Furthermore, Denver was unfamiliar with his recently-purchased LongEZ, and was in the process of trying to fiddle with an inaccessible fuel switch when he splashed. Ultralights, on the other hand, have an excellent safety record. Mechanically and aerodynamically, most ultralights have proven designs and airfoils. My ultralight, for example, is fully aerobatic and is stressed +9 pos and -6 neg, meaning that I couldn't rip the wings off if I tried to (and, I have). Keep in mind, it's usually the pilot that crashes an airplane. Just make sure the pilot/instructor is competant, and the ultralight idea will fly.

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