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Du Bois Aviation now operates an Enstrom F28-C2 helicopter.
(not a Robinson R22)
 
WHY?.
 
Simple, it's much larger (3 place and no seat weight limit), articulated rotor system (3 blades, much smoother), much easier to fly (not as sensitive), much safer (high inertia rotor system for auto's) and performs better (Turbo-charged). 
 
Long-line training will also be offered. 
 
The Enstrom rate is $275.00hr. block and 295.00hr. non-block.
 
If your interested in learning to fly using an Enstrom or struggling in an R22, let us know.
 
 
 

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Enstrom F28 Helicopter

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Robinson R22

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All flight instruction and ground school is
one-on-one with qualified instructors using Jeppesen Learning Materials, which are included under Pilot Supplies below.

 
A typical flight lesson lasts 1-2 hours with ground school conducted before each flight lesson (with homework assignments). 
The average cost for each lesson is between $325 - $375.

If you train twice a week you should complete your rating in 20-30 weeks.

Total cost for a Private Pilot helicopter rating may range from $10,000 - $13,000 dollars.
Financing is available (see below).

There is no age requirement to begin training. You need to be 16 years of age to solo the aircraft (fly by yourself) and 17 years of age to obtain a Private Pilot rating.

You will also need to get a medical certificate to fly solo. We can recommend a Aeronautical Medical Examiner for you. If you are in good health you will have no problems. High blood pressure, diabetes and cancer diagnosis can be a problem. Please refer to the FAA website for more details.

A Private Pilot rating allows you and your family to fly almost anywhere in the world in good weather. 

The Enstrom has NO seat weight limit.


 

 

To start your training you need to bring the following:


1.
Unexpired U.S. Passport

or

2. Original U.S. birth certificate

and

a U.S. Government issued I.D. (drivers license).


3. Foreign students please see our T.S.A. page


4. A desire to learn and
have fun!!!


That's it...


Helicopter Private Pilot Rating:

A Private Pilot helicopter license allows you and your family to fly any single engine land helicopter almost anywhere in the world in good weather. 
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)


Enstrom F28

Enstom F28
Private add-on
40hrs. @ $275.00hr.* 


30hrs. @ $275.00hr.**
$11,000.00
 
$8,250.00
Flight Instruction

Flight Instruction
add-on
25hrs. @ $55.00hr.

20hrs. @ $55.00hr.**
$1,375.00

$1,100.00
Pilot Supplies (Kit)
Jeppesen Learning Materials
$   275.00
Ground School
10hrs. @ $47.00hr. 
$   470.00

Total Cost:


Total Cost:

add-on

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training


Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

$13,120.00


$10,095.00
(* Indicates block rate)
(** Add-on a Private pilot helicopter rating to your existing license) 
 

Helicopter Instrument Pilot Rating:

A U.S. Instrument Pilot helicopter license allows you to fly in poor weather
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

 


Enstrom F28

Enstrom F28
Instrument add-on
40hrs. @ $275.00hr.* 


10hrs. @ $275.00hr.**
$11,000.00


$2,750.00
Flight Instruction

Flight Instruction
add-on
15hrs. @ $55.00hr.

10hrs. @ $55.00hr.**
$   825.00

$   550.00
Pilot Supplies (Kit)
Jeppesen Learning Materials
$   275.00
Ground School
10hrs. @ $47.00hr. 
$   470.00

Total Cost:


Total Cost:

add-on

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training


Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

$12,570.00


$3,770.00
 
 

Helicopter Commercial Pilot Rating:

A U.S. Commercial Pilot single engine helicopter license allows you to be compensated (paid) to fly passengers in any single engine land helicopter almost anywhere in the world.
(All prices U.S. and subject to change without notice.)

 


Enstrom F28

Enstrom F28
Commercial add-on
30hrs. @ $275.00hr.* 


30hrs. @ $275.00hr.**
$8,250.00


$8,250.00
Flight Instruction

Flight Instruction
add-on
15hrs. @ $55.00hr.

15hrs. @ $55.00hr.**
$   825.00

$   825.00
Pilot Supplies (Kit)
Jeppesen Learning Materials
$   275.00
Ground School
10hrs. @ $47.00hr. 
$   470.00

Total Cost:


Total Cost:

add-on

Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training


Cost/Hrs. estimated only as you may require additional training

$9,820.00


$9,820.00
 


Note*
To complete a rating you will be required  to pay
in addition to flight training for the items listed below
regardless of the flight school you attend. 

  1.  Medical Certificate (for Private) $100
  2. FAA Knowledge Test $150
  3. Practical Test/Check-ride with FAA DPE Examiner $700


*Select your OWN payment method*
We have 4 methods of payment:

1.) Choose to pay in $1000 increments and you will receive the  'block rate' on the aircraft -   ($20/hr. savings).

(This will save you approx. $600.00+ on your training)

2.) 'Pay as you go' (Pay daily - only the amount that incurres after each days training).

3). Finance your training through - Pilot Finance, Inc.
(Subject to credit approval) *Call for details*

4). Military personnel can use Post-911 G.I. Bill benefits for non-college degree programs such as flight school training (other than a private pilot license), effective October 1,2011.


(We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, checks and cash.)
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(Maximum deposits of $1000 are excepted and
refunds are given at a maximum of $500) 

N5697B

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N5679B is a I.F.R. Enstrom F28-C2 equipped with a Lycoming HIO-360 turbocharged engine (205shp). This helicopter is just out of overhaul so everything is new. The helicopter has a fuel capacity of 40 gallons. Avionics include a R/C Allen digital attitude indicator, Bendix/King KN-54 digital comm., Val INS 429 digital glide slope, localizer and marker beacon, Bendix/King Digital KT-74 ADSB transponder and a three place intercom.
This Helicopter is used for Private, Instrument and Commercial training (including rating add-ons).

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 Specs for N7532S:

 

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: 2 passengers
  • Length: 28 ft 7 in
  • Rotor dia: 32 ft 
  • Height: 9 ft 
  • Disc area: 804.24 ft²
  • Disc loading: 2.92lb/ft²
  • Power plant: Lycoming HIO-360 air-cooled piston engine, 205 h.p.
  • Fuel total 40.0 US gallons
  • Empty weight: 1535lb
  • Max takeoff weight: 2350 lb 
  • Payload: 815 lb
  • Useful load full fuel: 575lb (40 gallons)
  • Hover ceiling IGE @ 2350lb 12000'
  • Hover ceiling OGE @ 2350lb 8000'
  • Cruise speed: 115 mph @ sea level
  • Range: 250 sm
  • Rate of climb: 1200 ft/min
  • Service ceiling: 12,000 ft 

 


Du Bois Aviation
7601 Merrill Avenue
Building B-110  Hangar A,B&C
Chino, CA  91710

Mailing: 7000 Merrill Ave. #39
Chino, CA. 91710

Phone: (909) 597-6292

Office Hours: 
Summer - 9:00am - 8:00pm (Daily)
Winter  -  9:00am - 5:00pm (Daily)

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