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One thing to think about is that most people looking for a flight school will price shop based on quoted rates and bulk rates. But the true determining factor will be how good the instructor is. A disorganized instructor can cause your training to take longer than a well-organized instructor. At $185/hr or more for dual instruction, it does not take many hours of wasted time before that instructor has cost you thousands of dollars. My suggestion is not to pay too much attention to the exact prices, but evaluate based on whether you like the people, and what their reputation is with their customers.
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The Atlas Oryx (named after the Oryx antelope) is a medium-sized utility helicopter manufactured by the Atlas Aircraft Corporation of South Africa. Outside France, the SAAF was the largest user of Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma. The Oryx can trace its origins back to the Bush 41 War. Despite the efforts of the gunship Alouette, the need for a dedicated gunship was recognized. Atlas Aircraft Corporation produced an experimental attack helicopter, the Alpha XH-1. This helicopter was used for feasibility studies and could not serve any practical purpose - this led to the more powerful XTP-1 in April 1987. Two XTP-1s were converted, and based on a Puma J airframe. Various weapons and other systems were tested on XTP-1 and paved the way for Project: Denel Rooivalk. However, the dynamic flight components of the XTP-1 made Atlas realise what advantages an upgraded Puma could have.