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June 1944- US Army Air Forces, Flying Training Command, Freeman Field, Seymour, Indiana, started with 5 instructor pilots flying R-4's. Operational troubles with the new aircraft prevented the establishment of definite training quotas. The first two R-4's received at Freeman Field in June 1944 were out of commission nearly 80 % of the time that first year. In August 1944, seven helicopters were available. December 1944 - Training moved to Chanute Field, Illinois. A total of 14 R-4's were available for training. Student pilots received 25-30 hours of flight training in the R-4.
Helicopter History for Kennewick, WA
Helicopter Pilot's License for Kennewick, WAPrivate pilot certificates allow pilots who are 17 and older to command single-engine aircraft and carry passengers night or day. Eligibility includes 40 flight hours, 20 of them solo. If attending flight school, pilots need 35 on-the-ground training hours, with another 35 in the air, 15 of those hours flown solo.