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Episode 184 Student Pilot Solo Sam Daugherty Congratulations
July 12, 2018 12:58 PM PDT
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Sam busts out this awesome unsolicited testimonial after his first solo in the R22. Later Sam flew 2.5hrs to visit us at our studio in Plymouth Indiana during his long cross country solo! Let Helicopter Online Ground School help you with your rating. Check out our four FAA certified courses at www.helicopterground.com, Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and Helicopter Instrument Pilot. Check out Kenny Keller's book "Helicopter Check Ride" for free in digital form. This book hit Amazon #1 best seller within 24hrs of publishing. Here is your free link to the book: https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/1856

Episode 183 Can Helicopter Online Ground School serve as my primary ground school?
July 05, 2018 09:36 AM PDT
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Hear about one of our members that used our online video course as his sole source of ground knowledge and got his helicopter rating done in just three weeks. His instructor was so impressed that he had to contact Kenny Keller himself and compliment the program!
Let Helicopter Online Ground School help you with all of your ratings! We have four FAA certified courses, Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Pilot, and Certified Flight Instructor. We have a bundle pack called Professional Pilot Lifetime Membership, which includes all this for life.
Any course completion will automatically award WINGS phase credits and you are on your way to satisfying the flight review requirement.
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Grab a free digital copy of Kenny's book "Helicopter Check Ride", which hit Amazon #1 best seller within 24hrs of publishing. Here is the free link https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/1856

Episode 182 Helicopter Training Notebook Created after Kenny's Check Ride Failure
July 16, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Kenny Keller is the creator Helicopter Online Ground School and Author of the Amazon Best Seller Helicopter Check Ride. Here is the infamous Helicopter Training Notebook.

As many of you may know, Kenny failed his first check ride and started a training notebook for round two. After passing his Private Pilot check ride he quickly went on to commercial, CFI, and instrument.

He spent years as a CFI, held professional pilot jobs as News Helicopter Pilot and EMS Pilot, and then decided to fill a gap in the Helicopter Training Industry.

Kenny Keller created Helicopter Online Ground School to help every student pilot out there. Students from both part 141 flight schools and part 61 training operations benefit from www.helicopterground.com today.

After 6 years, we now have full time staff at Helicopter Online Ground School.

Check out our four FAA Certified courses for the one that is right for you. Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, and Instrument Pilot. (Our instrument Instructor was named 2018 Flight Instructor of the Year)

Grab a free PDF copy of Kenny Keller's #1 best selling book "Helicopter Check Ride" https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/1856

Episode 181 Commercial Helicopter Pilot FAA Written Test Debrief
July 09, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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When Gary got back from taking the FAA written knowledge test for the Commercial Pilot rating, we did a quick interview. Members are always asking about what to expect. Helicopter Online Ground School now has built in practice tests in each course to help you with the written test. Member testimonials mention how the courses helped them with the written test all the time. visit www.helicopterground.com

When Gary took the test, he was not an employee of Helicopter Online Ground School and there was not practice tests within the course. Ironically, Gary went on to get the Certified Flight Instructor rating, and now works at Helicopter Online Ground School as Chief Pilot. One of his first tasks was working on FAA approval and and was instrumental in getting the practice testing added.

Let us help you with all of your ratings! We have four FAA certified courses, Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Pilot, and Certified Flight Instructor. We have a bundle pack called, Professional Pilot Lifetime Membership, that includes all this for life.

We blew the dust off this interview from the Helicopter Online Ground School archives, because it is still relevant and of interest to members that are heading to tackle the test.

Kenny Keller is the author of several Amazon #1 best selling books. Grab a free copy of "Helicopter Check Ride" in PDF form. Read about how he turned his first check ride failure into the business of helping others. Here is the link https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/1856

Episode 180 Congratulations Commercial Pilot Jason Poulos
June 22, 2018 07:10 AM PDT
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Let us help you with all of your ratings! We have four FAA certified courses, Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, Instrument Pilot, and Certified Flight Instructor. We have a bundle pack called, Professional Pilot Lifetime Membership, that includes all this for life. Just visit www.helicopterground.com and check it out for a free 24hr test flight!

Here is one of many members who wanted to share thoughts on our Helicopter Online Ground School training after his Private Pilot Check Ride! We get pictures and videos constantly and love hearing about Helicopter Check Ride Success!

"Hello. My name is Jason and I'm coming to you from high atop the city in Atlanta, Georgia. I just wanted to talk to you today about Helicopter Online Ground School.

I got the course about two months ago and I started working my way through it. And then, of course, the last week before the Check-Ride I kind of was freaking out and, so, I did a lot of cramming with it. And I was really concerned about the oral part of my Check-Ride.

I felt like I could do the maneuvers and things, but was really concerned about the oral. Kenny was great. I was able to text him a lot. He was able to answer my questions. I could call him. You could go on Skype. He actually worked through some problems with me for a couple of hours one day on Skype.

The course is very comprehensive. It goes over everything you're going to need to know. In fact, it helped me quite a bit with my written. And on my oral, I passed it with flying colors. In fact, I was in the oral with a guy who -- he was going for his commercial and I felt like I could answer probably 95% of the questions that he was being asked.

So, it's going to completely prepare you to get your private pilot's license. So, I highly recommend it. And I'm real excited because I just got mine yesterday. Here it is right here, my Temporary Airman's Certificate. And, so, I hope to see you on the inside of the member's area and I hope to see you in the skies."

Jason has notified us that he now has passed his Commercial Helicopter Check Ride! Way to go Jason!

Kenny Keller is the author of several #1 best selling books. Grab a free copy of "Helicopter Check Ride" and read about how he started Helicopter Online Ground School to help others, having failed his first check ride years before. Here is a link for the free PDF version https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/1856

Episode 179 Robinson R-22 Helicopter Autorotation tips
July 02, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Courtesy our Helicopter Online Ground School Operations Manager Brian Rutledge. Dave Redmond CFII talks us through a Robinson R-22 autorotation.

Dave goes in to great detail with his explanation of the Autorotation Entry in the Robinson R-22. A good set up is always key to every manuever, and the autorotation is no exception.

What I think is really powerful is how Dave makes sure that the Helicopter Student understands you must add a small amount of aft cyclic when you enter the Autorotation! Otherwise the nose drops and the typical student will start chasing rpm and airspeed all the way down to the end!

Check out www.helicopterground.com for help with your helicopter rating. We are FAA certified for WINGS phase credit and you can enjoy 39 R-22 specific videos with the Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, or Certified Flight Instructor Memberships.

Kenny Keller is the founder of Helicopter Online Ground School and has authored several Amazon #1 best selling books. Check out a free copy of "Helicopter Check Ride" at this link https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/1856

Episode 178 Robinson R-22 Preflight Rotor System Training
June 25, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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We now have 39 Robinson R-22 specific training videos in the Robinson R-22 addition to our membership. We are very proud of these presentations! Austin teaches the R-22 Main Rotor Preflight in this podcast. Austin Bowa is now 22 yrs old and works for Northern Extreme Helicopters in California.

He began training when he was 15 yrs old and flew his first solo flight at the age of 16. He was a certificated helicopter pilot by the age of 17. By the time he was 18 yrs old, he was not just a helicopter instructor, but a helicopter instrument instructor. This young man will be able to do any helicopter job he desires in just a couple years of building his time as an instructor.

I am particularly proud of his accomplishments in such a short amount of time. We are glad to have him present some R-22 video for us and you will see him in the Private Pilot section as well, inside www.helicopterground.com.

Check out www.helicopterground.com for help with your helicopter rating. We are FAA certified for WINGS phase credit and you can enjoy 39 R-22 specific videos with the Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, or Certified Flight Instructor Memberships.

Kenny Keller is the founder of Helicopter Online Ground School and has authored several Amazon #1 best selling books. Check out a free copy of "Helicopter Check Ride" at this link https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/185

Episode 177 Commercial Pilot Intro Helicopter Online Ground School
June 18, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Let us help you with your commercial helicopter rating. Join us at www.helicopterground.com and get the upper advantage today.
Enjoy a free copy of an Amazon #1 best selling book "Helicopter Check Ride" with this link. https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/1856

Welcome to the introduction to the Commercial Pilot Practical Test standards. Hello, I'm Kenny Keller the creator of Helicopter Online Ground School and Author of the Amazon No. 1 Best Seller Helicopter Check Ride. People are sometimes surprised to find out that the Private Pilot Check Ride and the Commercial Pilot Check Rides are very similar.
I can remember back when I was at that point. I'm searching around going, "Where's the new material? What else is there new for commercial?"

When you're going from private pilot to commercial pilot there's a difference with privileges and limitations. What you can do as a commercial pilot versus a private pilot. The majority of the content is pretty much the same stuff.

Over the years I had people say, "Private and commercial, they can't be the same." They're very similar.

Commercial Pilot Intro Helicopter Online Ground School
Privileges and limitations are different. What I want to tell you is what I've heard my examiner say over the last fifteen years many times.

He'll say,

"Okay. You were here for your private pilot check ride. At the private level you were here to get your Helicopter License. Take up your friends. Take up your family. Now you're coming back to me as a commercial applicant. The commercial piot check ride is different in the fact that it's going to be a more serious helicopter check ride."

At the private level they want to make sure you're going to be safe. At the commercial level they dig deeper in your knowledge. You're going to take the aircraft out and fly closer to the limitations.

You're going to be getting in situations that most private pilots. That's the real truth. Private and commercial are very similar.

With that being said. I want to reiterate this with what the FAA says about it. The commercial pilot Rotorcraft Practical Test standards have been designed to evaluate competency in both knowledge and skill.

Commercial pilots are professionals engaged in various flight activities for compensation or hire. Because of their professional statues they should exhibit a significantly higher level of knowledge and skill than that of the private pilot. Although some tasks listed are similar to those in the Private Pilot Rotorcraft Practical Test Standards. The wording used in the Commercial Pilot Rotorcraft Practical Test Standards reflects a higher level of competency expected of a commercial pilot applicant in performing these similar tasks.

Kind of going along with what I'm saying. They're still very similar but there are differences. It's a more serious check ride. You have to know everything to a higher standard. In the next video, we're going to go through the PTS and talk about the differences between the private and commercial check rides.

Episode 176 Airspace Lesson by Helicopter Instructor, Holley
June 11, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Holley is one of our helicopter instructors at Helicopter Online Ground School. She whipped out a beautiful lesson on airspace. Listen in as she describes the dimensions, equipment required, procedures, and weather minimums for each airspace. This is stuff you have to know to get your private pilot pilot license. Please visit www.helicopterground.com for help with your helicopter rating. Just for tuning in, we would like to give you a free copy of "Helicopter Check Ride". This book was authored by Kenny Keller and hit Amazon #1 best seller within 24hrs of publishing! the link will ask for an email, but we never share your email! Here is your free PDF copy link https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/1856

Episode 175 VFR Sectional Charts
June 04, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Kenny Keller discusses VFR sectional charts and gives a few tips to help us undertand the basics. www.helicopterground.com has four FAA certified video courses to learn all the ground knowledge for any helicopter pilot rating. The FAA has reviewed all the courses and will now award WINGS phase credits after you complete a course with Helicopter Online Ground School. Kenny Keller has authored several books, 3 of which hit Amazon #1 best seller. For a free PDF copy of "Helicopter Check Ride", go to https://www.helicopterground.com/pl/1856

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