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I just graduated from SUPT-H in June. If anyone has any questions regarding the Helicopter track feel free to ask here. 

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Hey LowerJumper, congrats! I received a slot for HH60's earlier this year, now still just waiting on FC1 and dates due to COVID. I couldn't be more excited to fly helo's. If you don't mind me asking, are you guard/reserve/active? And how many were in your SUPT-H class? Was the transition from fixed wing to the Huey difficult? 

Thanks! 

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Congrats on getting the 60 slot. I'm guard which honestly made UPT much more enjoyable. There were 8 students in my helo class at Rucker. I would say the average is between 4-10. It just depends on how many people are tracking helos out of T-6's. The transition from fixed wing to helos wasn't too bad. Rucker has a great program and the instructors are very thorough. I knew more about the Huey than I ever did about the T-6. The learning in T-6's is largely computer based vs. the instructor led classes at Rucker. Obviously the flying is different so it takes some mental adjustment (i.e. during emergencies a helicopter can land basically anywhere so it changes how you think). Plus learning how to hover is challenging at first but comes pretty quick. 

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Hey LJ, 

Could you clarify how the UPT Helicopter track works? All i know so far is that we go T-6 then head to Rucker for Huey. How long is the Huey training? And do the UPT students that track helos, do we immediately head to Rucker or is there a long wait? I have a 60 slot. Thanks!

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