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A private pilot certificate should normally take between 55 hours total time for an airplane pilot to 65 hours total time for a non-pilot. If the school average is severly more than that, they are probably gouging their students for extra revenue.
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The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (unofficially Huey) is a military helicopter powered by a singleturboshaft engine with a two-bladed main rotor and tail rotor. The helicopter was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet theUnited States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952 and first flew on 20 October 1956. Ordered into production in March 1960 the UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military and more than 16,000 have been produced worldwide.
The first combat operation of the UH-1 was in the service of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. The original designation of HU-1 led to the helicopter's nickname of Huey. In September 1962 the designation was changed to UH-1 but Huey remained in common use. Approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft saw service in Vietnam.