Brian and the guys in the shop have begun the rebuild on the helicopter we’re going to use to start the program in the Philippines. Eventually this helicopter will replace another one in our fleet so we’re essentially borrowing it from another program until we can raise funds to purchase a permanent solution. (Learn more about this project here)
This rebuild is a mandatory maintenance event that has to be done every 12 years or 2,200 hours of flight time. This helicopter is getting almost every moving part replaced, new interior, new paint, new radios and and an overhauled engine.
It has been a great way for Brian to get intimately acquainted with Robinson helicopters as a mechanic instead of as the pilot. We are hoping to have the rebuild finished soon so that we can ship the helicopter to the Philippines this coming September.