Geno has only been a member of Helicopter Online Ground School for a short time. He built his own kit helicopter from Rotorway and put a 420HP Allison Turbine powerplant in it.
After being signed off by an instructor in Missouri, Geno logged nearly 100 hours of solo time before meeting Chief Pilot Gary Cleveland. Much of his required flight training had been completed in his own experimental helicopter.
Geno is from MN and met Chief Pilot Gary Cleveland at a Rotorway gathering in Lake City, Florida. As soon as Gary heard Geno's story, he instantly began making a strategy to help him get his rating done.
Geno joined Helicopter Online Ground School on October 20th and spent four days going through every video in the Private Pilot Section. Since Geno's helicopter has an experimental airworthy designation, it is difficult to find an examiner for the practical test (check ride). Most examiners and designated examiners will only do the check ride in helicopters with a standard airworthiness certificate.
Geno traveled to Plymouth Indiana, home of HOGS, to transition into the Enstrom 280FX and knocked out the check ride within a week!
Chief Pilot Gary Cleveland spent three days and 9 flight hours transitioning Geno into the Enstrom 280FX and had him check ride ready on the fourth day.
Geno's performance at check ride was acknowledged by the examiner as being top notch and he left Plymouth Indiana with a Private Pilot rating and a big smile.
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