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Jul 24, 2019 coptering 0 comments
Cabri G2 vs. Robinson R22

Which of these two great two-seaters makes a better training platform?

The Robinson R22 is a light, two-seater helicopter with a naturally aspirated piston engine, a semi-rigid two-blade main rotor and a two-blade tail rotor.

The main rotor has a tilting hinge and two cone hinges. The tail rotor has only one swinging hinge.

The R22 received its FAA certification in 1979. Its low inertia two-blade rotor requires a very light touch to avoid over-reacting to its very sensitive controls.

Robinson R22 training helicopter
Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter

The Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter is also a two-seater. It has a three-blade main rotor and fenestron-type tail rotor. It is equipped with a 180-horsepower Lycoming engine, derated to 145 hp.

The G2 maiden flight took place in 2005. Ever since that first flight, its design and avionics have been very well received by pilots and instructors alike. Its development was preceded by a prototype –the Cabri G1– which flew for the first time in 1992.

The maintenance costs of the Cabri are claimed to be lower, in part due to only three components on the rotorcraft being time-limited, all others being condition-limited instead. The cost per overhaul of the Cabri is half of that of the R22.

Like many other helicopter flight schools, at Coptering we have chosen the G2 because of the increased safety of its high-inertia three-blade rotor and the modern Garmin avionics package. In addition, the G2 provides an easier transition for our students when it comes to start flying larger machines. Equally important, the cabin's safety cage offers much greater protection to its pilots in the rare event of an accident.

When choosing your flight school it is very important to make sure that its equipment is kept in pristine condition in order to ensure a continuous and trouble-free training.

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Apr 02, 2019 coptering 0 comments
Coptering approved to teach the MCC Course

Coptering has been approved to take the MCC (Multi-Crew Coordination) course. This course is necessary for all those pilots who wish to pilot multi-manned helicopters. During the MCC (Multi-Crew Coordination) course, crew coordination training is conducted to safely operate multi-motorized helicopters under instrumental flight conditions. Every driver during his professional career, takes this course at […]

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Mar 26, 2019 coptering 0 comments
Helicopter Pilot Course in Barcelona

Barcelona has an awesome weather for a flight school. For instance, there are 360 flyable days a year in Barcelona. This is a strong reason why many aspiring helicopter pilots choose Barcelona to get their professional helicopter pilot license. Moreover, that's also the reason why many Pilot Schools choose Barcelona for their headquarters.

In addition, Barcelona is also a great place to be when it comes to take the needed break. Its cosmopolitan character, its prime location on the shores of the Mediterranean and its gastronomical and cultural offer make the Catalan capital a great place to live, work and study.

In summary:

  • Awesome weather conditions - more days to fly mean you get your license earlier
  • Good transportation system - for the international student to get around
  • Incredible leisure offering - sports, nature and culture
  • Vibrant city - Home to one of the largest university communities in Europe, for a reason or two

Furthermore, at Coptering we will walk you through the process of applying for a visa, getting a residence permit and finding a comfy accommodation. In other words, we will make you feel at home during your stay so that you fly and live in the most comfortable way possible.

This is probably why more than half of our students come from abroad.

In conclusion, if you are thinking of studying abroad to get your helicopter pilot license, you definitely need to consider Barcelona.

Get ready to discover Barcelona, Spain and the South of Europe. Get in touch and let's arrange a visit. We'll be more than happy to show you our facilities and Sabadell Airport.

Contact us and we will make sure the process is as easy as it gets.

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Mar 13, 2019 coptering 0 comments
How to become a private helicopter pilot?

Many are the people who love to fly and more specifically to do it by helicopter, which is why they choose to get the private pilot license of helicopter PPL (H). This license does not serve to dedicate yourself in a professional manner to it, since you can not get paid for driving, but if […]

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Mar 04, 2019 coptering 0 comments
Fear to fly

About 20% of the population is afraid of flying, a phobia that can be overcome and more knowing the security that there is in aviation in general. In Coptering we have a formula that usually helps to lose this fear and is to make a flight with our latest generation simulator. It gives you the […]

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Feb 21, 2019 coptering 0 comments
Airbus plans to complete the first CityAirbus flight in March 2019

Marius Bebesel, member of the Airbus Helicopters company, confirms that this March will complete the first urban mobility flight with the new CityAirbus. It is true that the presentation was expected by the end of 2018, but it had to be delayed due to some technical problems. The 2.2-ton plane is completely electric, operating at […]

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Feb 20, 2019 coptering 0 comments
IR (H) Course

In Coptering we teach the Helicopter IR Course whose main objective is to train pilots to operate helicopters in IFR and IMC. The applicant must hold a PPL (H) with night flight rating, a CPL (H) or an ATPL (H). Before starting the instruction phase on the aircraft of the IR (H) course, the Applicant […]

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Feb 20, 2019 coptering 0 comments
Open the new calls for the PBN course

Coptering, the only pilot school authorized to teach PBN courses in Spain, has already made the third call for the completion of this course. Remember that the PBN course is mandatory for all those helicopter pilots who have the instrumental rating of multi-engine helicopters. As of 2020, all those pilots who have not completed the […]

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Dec 11, 2018 coptering 0 comments
Aerial filming

One of the most demanded tasks nowadays by the audiovisual production companies and the companies is the filming and aerial photography about cities. That is why in Coptering we have become specialists in this kind of aerial work with our own helicopter’s fleet. The shots made from the air with an helicopter, offer you a […]

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Nov 29, 2018 coptering 0 comments
Differences between the CPL (H) license and the ATPL (H)

Many are the students who come to Coptering and don’t know very well the differences between helicopter licenses CPL (H) and ATPL (H), we will make a short explanation about this differences. Let’s start by explaining the ATPL (H): Considered the maximum course for helicopter pilot, being able to take any kind of helicopter (multipilot […]

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