I am also a flight instructor and the Brantly is one of my favorite ships to teach students in.
If there are any questions about the Brantly let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) There are plenty of people out here who are experienced with them. Keep them flying and have fun.
Hope your doing fine just writeing you a little on my Brantly B2b its a 1965 model that I have compleatly restored in 97 and have been enjoying ever since.
For those of you who dont know me I'm a a helicopter A/P mechinic
and heli flight instructor
here in Alabama and a former Rotorway builder/flyer.
After I restored the Brantly last year I flew it from Alabama to Homer Bells flyin in Hillsboro Ohio and back. And planing on being there again this year and perhaps the Pra meet in Mentone Ind.
The Brantly has proved to be a very good helicopter with low maintance for me and I perfer it over the Hughes 269/300 which I flight instruct in and it's low cost make it excellent.
If anyone needs help with a mechinical problem or just need to know something concerning the Brantly you can Email me .
Editors Note: A foto of Ron's B2B can be seen on SHnPGIE main page..................
I have been reading your page and am enjoying it alot. I have been a commercial Helicopter Pilot for 25+ yrears and find your comments right on. I am also a Brantly nut have 5 ships at the moment, all in good flying condition (the wife says sell 4) anyway In my oppion the Brantly is the best keept secret in aviaition.Yes some say they are are ugly, however they fly like a dream!
The factory just came under new managment (agean) and is up and doing fine, great product support and realistic costs. I fly them about 300 hrs a year. Buy them, restore them sell, them and LOVE them.
If I can be of any help please contact me at email@example.com