Helicopter Online Ground School Podcast



Podcast produced by Kenny Keller the creator of Helicopter Online Ground School and author of the Amazon No. 1 Best Seller Helicopter Check Ride.


  • Episode 345: Are You Struggling getting your Helicopter Flight Time?

    22/05/2024 Duração: 05min

    Many aspiring helicopter pilots face difficulties in completing their flight training due to scheduling conflicts, aircraft maintenance issues, or the unavailability of examiners. In our latest podcast episode, we discussed how common these problems are and provided some practical solutions. For instance, we recently had a young man who had excellent ground knowledge but couldn't get on the flight schedule. He decided to come to us to finish his training, proving that persistence and seeking alternative options can help you overcome such hurdles.   

  • Episode 344: Are YOU Struggling with setting up Helicopter Approaches?

    09/05/2024 Duração: 13min

    In the podcast episode "Are YOU Struggling with Setting Up Helicopter Approaches?" host Kenny Keller delves into the common challenges helicopter pilots face when setting their approach angles for landings. Keller begins by emphasizing the importance of understanding and mastering three specific angles—5 degrees for shallow, 10 degrees for normal, and 15 degrees for steep approaches. He uses visual aids like a plotter to clearly demonstrate these angles, helping listeners visualize the differences between them.

  • Episode 343: Helicopter Instrument Training & The Revolutionary Icarus Device

    24/04/2024 Duração: 26min

    Welcome to the H.O.G.S. podcast, where we're all about giving you the tools to make better decisions in the sky. Today, we've explored the ICARUS Device, a revolutionary device for helicopter training that'll change the game. Brought into the H.O.G.S. hangar and tested by real pilots, the ICARUS device showed us its potential to save lives by providing the most authentic instrument flight conditions possible. From law enforcement to flight schools, this tool is making simulation clearer and training more effective, paving the way for safer skies. Remember, investing in proper training is not just about flying – it's about flying another day. Stay tuned for more insights right here on H.O.G.S. Fly safe, everyone!

  • Episode 342: R-44 Helicopter Flight Downtown Chicago Shoreline

    16/04/2024 Duração: 10min

    Get the FREE PDF of the paperback copy of Private Pilot 101 - A Helicopter Training Blueprint at http://www.privateblueprint.comTake the Helicopter Online Ground School 24 Hour Test Flight at https://www.helicopterground.comConclude our thrilling exploration of downtown Chicago in the final installment of our video series. Join CFII Chris Houser and H.O.G.S. founder Kenny Keller for an unforgettable flight that combines intricate piloting insights with breathtaking views of the Windy City.

  • Episode 341: Robinson R-44 Flight Into Chicago Vertiport

    16/04/2024 Duração: 11min

    Get the FREE PDF of the paperback copy of Private Pilot 101 - A Helicopter Training Blueprint at http://www.privateblueprint.comJoin us on the first of three video series "Downtown Chicago" flight with CFII Chris Houser and H.O.G.S. creator, Kenny Keller!

  • Episode 340: Struggles & Sacrifices of Becoming A Helicopter Pilot

    16/04/2024 Duração: 09min

    Get the FREE PDF of the paperback copy of Private Pilot 101 - A Helicopter Training Blueprint at http://www.privateblueprint.comJoin us on the first of three video series "Downtown Chicago" flight with CFII Chris Houser and H.O.G.S. creator, Kenny Keller!

  • Episode 339: Experience the "One Day Fly with Kenny" Offer

    25/03/2024 Duração: 05min

    Welcome to the hogs podcast! In this episode, Kenny Keller wraps up a full day of flying and special experiences with his guest Jonathon. They discuss the highlights of Jonathon's one-day fly with Kenny, the personalized gifts he received, and the unique insights into the flying experience. Tune in as they share their thoughts on the episode's highlights, from the one-on-one time and stress-free environment to the incredible R44 helicopter. Plus, learn about the exclusive opportunities available and the unique approach to flying at the hogs hangar. It's a behind-the-scenes look at a five-star aviation experience and a glimpse into the world of helicopter flying with Kenny Keller.

  • Episode 338: Avoid Making this Mistake

    20/03/2024 Duração: 04min

    Like other helicopter pilots, Kenny completed his commercial license before instrument, and wasted his time and money to get to his CFI. 

  • Episode 337: ZERO Experience R-44 Flight!

    20/03/2024 Duração: 08min

    Kenny Keller, creator of Helicopter Online Ground School, takes Brett Hall, local Warsaw Country artist, up in his first ever flight with the Robinson R-44. In this compelling episode, Kenny walks Brett through a detailed pre-flight and well explains simple maneuvers, before passing controls to Brett. 

  • Episode 336: Day with Kenny in the R 44: Exclusive Flight Training and Top-Notch Goodies

    07/03/2024 Duração: 13min

    Interested in a full-day helicopter training experience with Kenny, covering flight time, meals, and exclusive merchandise? Limited slots available. Call H.O.G.S. member support to join the "whole H.O.G.S." experience now!

  • Episode 335: Private Pilot 101 Paperback Out now

    01/03/2024 Duração: 42s

    In addition to our anniversary sale, we're excited to share some thrilling news about our latest release, "Private Pilot 101 - A Helicopter Training Blueprint." This comprehensive guide is packed with invaluable insights and expert advice to help you master the fundamentals of helicopter flight. And here's the best part: you can download the free PDF version! Whether you prefer digital or paperback, we've got you covered. Grab your Kindle copy, or mark your calendars for the paperback release, available now!

  • Episode 334: Study Your Knowledge with the H.O.G.S. Private Pilot Study Guide

    29/02/2024 Duração: 57s

    The "H.O.G.S. Private Pilot Study Guide" by Kenny Keller of Helicopter Online Ground School LLC, and Operations Manager Brian Rutledge, is a comprehensive manual aimed at aspiring private pilots. This guide is meticulously designed to bolster ground knowledge, addressing a lack of in-depth study resources in helicopter training. It covers the practical test standards (PTS) for private pilots, divided into TASKS (A-H), focusing primarily on the oral examination aspects. Each section presents questions for self-quizzing, followed by answers, encouraging learners to actively engage with the material. The guide emphasizes understanding regulations, airworthiness, weather information, and more, ensuring pilots are well-prepared for their check rides and beyond.

  • Episode 333: Ease the CFI Study Overwhelm with H.O.G.S.

    27/02/2024 Duração: 06min

    mbarking on the path to become a certified flight instructor (CFI) is an exciting and challenging journey. In the recent podcast episode on hogs, Kenny Keller, a seasoned professional in the aviation industry, shared valuable insights, tips, and stories that shed light on the crucial aspects of becoming a successful CFI. Let's delve into the key takeaways from the podcast and explore how future CFIs can navigate the challenges they may encounter, paving the way for a rewarding career in aviation instruction.

  • Episode 332: Do You Love or Hate Autorotations?

    26/02/2024 Duração: 10min

    In the world of helicopter flying, one of the most debated maneuvers is the auto rotation. For some, it's an exhilarating skill to master, while for others, it can instill fear and apprehension. In this recent H.O.G.S. episode, Kenny Keller, a seasoned helicopter pilot and creator of Helicopter Online Ground School, takes us through the process of auto rotation practice and shares valuable insights on how to overcome the initial trepidation and build confidence in this essential maneuver.

  • Episode 331: How Well do You Know Your Aircraft?

    26/02/2024 Duração: 03min

    n the world of aviation, understanding and knowing the aircraft you fly is crucial to ensuring safety and maintaining the integrity of the machine. In a recent episode of "H.O.G.S.," host Kenny Keller delves into the concept of "Yoda time," emphasizing the significance of getting to know the aircraft you are flying, particularly through the lens of helicopter operation. Kenny's reflection on his experience in spending an entire day familiarizing himself with an R 44 helicopter after it had undergone an overhaul provides valuable insights into the meticulous process of getting to know an aircraft inside and out. This podcast will further explore the importance of Yoda time, the components involved in the process, and its impact on aviation safety and proficiency.

  • Episode 330: Do YOU Allow Your Passengers to have their arms and legs swing out of the Helicopter?

    23/02/2024 Duração: 07min

    In a recent episode of discussing the dangers of flying helicopters with doors off, Kenny Keller, creator of Helicopter Online Ground School, discusses the importance of ensuring safety when flying with open doors in helicopters. With a focus on the potential risks and safety measures associated with this practice, Kenny's insights shed light on the critical aspects of maintaining a safe environment for both passengers and crew members. The episode expands upon the topics discussed, providing valuable insights into the precautions and considerations that should be taken into account when flying with open doors in helicopters.

  • Episode 329: Secure Your Helicopter Rating: Exclusive 1-on-1 Guidance Awaits at H.O.G.S.

    22/02/2024 Duração: 05min

    Struggling to cross the finish line with over 150 flight hours but no check-ride?You're not the only one facing this hurdle. Helicopter Online Ground School (H.O.G.S.) offers a lifeline with the VIP Final Approach Course, returning for Spring 2024 by popular demand.Your VIP Final Approach Course Includes:Airport Pickup: Complimentary from South Bend or Fort Wayne.Stay and Transport: Courtesy car and hotel, with lunches on us.Tailored Flight Time: 10 hours of aircraft use, focusing on your check-ride.Pre-Arrival Zoom Sessions: Three 90-minute briefings with Kenny to assess and prepare.Pro Pilot Course Membership: Access to our extensive online training for your specific rating.Check-ride with a Trusted Examiner: We've worked with them for over 23 years for a reason.This Offer Expires April 20, 2024: It's your opportunity to streamline your path to certification with our unparalleled support.Additional Offers for Aspiring Pilots:Membership Discounts: Limited to the next three sign-ups, with a bonus HOGS T-shirt

  • Episode 328: A Guide through H.O.G.S. Private Pilot Course

    21/02/2024 Duração: 02min

    The Helicopter Online Ground School Private Pilot Course is meticulously designed to empower aspiring pilots with the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to ace FAA written exams and practical check-rides, ultimately securing a Private Pilot License. The course, updated in December 2023, spans a total of 29 hours and 21 minutes across 191 video lessons, complemented by 180 quiz questions and 100 FAA practice test questions. It covers essential topics ranging from helicopter ground school basics, aerodynamics, helicopter flight controls, and systems, to more advanced subjects like aeromedical factors and weather.At the outset, the course emphasizes practical knowledge crucial for real-world flying, starting with an introduction to essential pilot supplies and progressing through the fundamentals of flight, including aerodynamics, helicopter performance, and navigation. Each lesson is designed to build upon the previous, ensuring a solid foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.Quiz

  • Episode 327: The Secret to Smooth Helicopter Pilot Landings!

    09/02/2024 Duração: 08min

    Ask your helicopter training questions at www.askhogs.comVisit Helicopter Online Ground School at www.helicopterground.com"Hey everyone, in today's session, we learned the essential two-step process for smoother helicopter pickups and set downs. We also discussed the importance of understanding the air cushion when setting the helicopter down. Plus, we've got a great free resource, the Basic Private Pilot 101 guide, available for download now. And don't miss out on the exclusive hogs merchandise and membership discounts. Join us next week for a chance to win some amazing giveaways. Remember, always prioritize safety and make the right decision to live to fly another day. Check out helicopterground.com for more valuable insights and resources. See you next time!"

  • Episode 325: Robinson R-44 Start Up & Get HOGS gear at hogsmerch.com

    09/02/2024 Duração: 21min

    Get H.O.G.S Gear at www.hogsmerch.comIn this episode of hogs, we dive into the intricate process of helicopter startup through a detailed audio transcript. As we follow the step-by-step checklist, you'll gain valuable insight and understand the importance of meticulous attention to detail during startup procedures. Additionally, we discuss the significance of adhering to checklists in the realm of helicopter training, highlighting the critical safety aspects of pre-flight checks. The episode also explores the psychology of decision-making in aviation, emphasizing the imperative nature of employing a "no go" approach when faced with uncertain weather conditions. Furthermore, we'll touch on the significance of slow, methodical maneuvers and the value of having an effective decision-making tool such as the "hogs no go" button. Finally, we'll reveal exciting updates from the hogs community, including a special anniversary sale and the launch of hogsmerch.com, offering an array of hogs gear and free downloads. Sta

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