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$500.00 an hour sounds cheap for a whurllyturd. It's my understanding that a Jet Ranger cost $500.00 an hour to operate alone, not including pilot and other expenses.

Any input Helo?
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Well, they aren't using a Jet Ranger for it, not at that price.  The picture is a Swheizer 300.  And 500 seems a little steep per hour for one of those, although prices probably have gone up.  Last time I flew the R-44, it was still less than 500 an hour and that was with an instructor.

I am sure some of the price is because people will pay for the thrill of shooting out of a whirlybird.  

On a side note, and just my opinion, if I was hunting hogs or yotes out of a chopper, chances are that you will be using the tail rotor a lot more than in normal flight to get the best shot.  I would not chose the 300 for that.  It was sluggish on the tail rotor authority on the ones I flew compared to the R-44 or R-22.  That and having a cable controlled tail rotor was a little weird to me compared to a push rod control.  Any of them are fun, and I would fly either, but I think for low level stuff where you are using the tail rotor, I think I would go with the R-44.  

Anyway, I will cease with my limited flight opinions.  Would be fun to be either the pilot or shooter, but lately, I have had a real itch to fly and haven't been able to, so at this point, I would go for the pilot slot first.
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Looks like fun.  They used to hunt deer that way down on some of the big ranches even though it wasnt legal.   It looks about like chasing rabbits with a pickup at night with a shooter standing in the bed with a 22 semi auto - thats fun too.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Looks like fun.  They used to hunt deer that way down on some of the big ranches even though it wasnt legal.   It looks about like chasing rabbits with a pickup at night with a shooter standing in the bed with a 22 semi auto - thats fun too.
Hey, I chased rabbits like that for years... reached the height when my roommate and I were working for Playboy and living with his parents.  We killled HUNDREDS of jackrabbits every night.  His mother finally told us we had to leave, we were disturbing their sleep too much chasing rabbits in the back yard.  We used to put all the rabbits in a metal washtub... the morning we left 3 behind her car was when she said we were immature and needed to get our own place.  Sure cut down on the jackrabbit hunting, but we started chasing Bunnys a LOT more...
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That would loads of fun.  I know the fish and game sometimes uses helicopters to take out coyotes here in MT
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Thanks for the Post on this video..
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Thanks to share. It is nice to be rich I guess
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Thanks for posting.
Holy crap that'd be fun.  There's video floating around of a guy gunning down pigs, with a shotgun, out of a chopper. 
 
 
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