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He's shooting a 100-400. That might be GPS on the hotshot. Wifi attaches to the side. Tough way to make a living, especially if he is shooting on spec. The R22 is a couple of hundred grand, the Augusta is 4M. R22's around here are about 300 an hour, 44's/600, Robinson Turbines/$1400. That's "wet". The guys who shoot on spec shoot, then have to go knocking on does to sell what they shot. All in all it's a very tough way to make any money given the cost of the helicopter and the ground time involved. A good business plan is to have a large client list so you can be shooting for a half dozen clients while you're up, then you can make some pretty good money in an hour. I've had scenarios where 5 to 6 grand in an hour were fairly easy goals. I'm generally in a $2,000/hr platform, but some of that evens out due to speed between sites.