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Early Helicopter History
Early efforts to imitate maple pods (Found on Maple trees in the spring) produced the whirligig, a children's toy popular in China as well as in medieval Europe. During the fifteenth century, Leonardo da Vinci, the renowned Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer, sketched a flying machine that may have been based on the whirligig.
Commercial Helicopter License Facts: You will need to have at least 150 hours of flight time. The price will also be quite a bit higher with the cost coming in around $30,000. However, once you get your commercial pilots license you will be able to take jobs at many different helicopter pilot careers.
Flight Certificate Facts for Elmira, NY: Often times, the first job taken as a helicopter pilot is a certified flight instructor. This can be a very rewarding and fun job. When compared to a commercial license the flight instructor certificate is considerably less expensive.
Helicopter Flight Training Facts for Elmira, NY: Over the next few years the demand for helicopter pilots is expected to rapidly increase. There is an expected 60,000 Vietnam War era pilots who are expected to retire and the void needs to be filled by somebody.