Thanks DoWork! Look forward to seeing ya, beer on me?
Sorry to say, but that likely won't happen.
A couple of things there... risk and cost. Risk, take-off and landings are the riskiest parts of a flight. The aircraft will be at its limits in Ouray on a sunny summer day. Cost, $1000 an hour, plus 75 gallons per hour, at double what car fuel costs. Plus $40+ per start per engine. Also Ouray is a very noise sensitive place. To give a ride might just cost what we want to achive, that being support for air medical programs.
This will be a fairly basic class, no way to learn everything in a few minutes. The goal is to get us thinking and maybe taking a more formal class later.
Our helicopter is down for the next week. We are converting all interior lighting to NVG (night vision goggle) compatable stuff. This is to boost safety at night. We have a spare aircraft that came in from Casper WY.