Are you allowed to drop objects from the helicopter?

Objects may be dropped from an aircraft as long as adequate precautions are made to avoid injury to personnel or damage to property on the ground.

Although regulations allow for the dropping of objects, this exclusion is not intended for mischief or hazardous flight conditions to occur.  Remember, the pilot in command may not operate an aircraft in a careless or reckless manner so as to endanger the life or property of another.

Reference(s):

14 CFR 91.13 Careless or reckless operations
14 CFR 91.15 Dropping objects

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What are the medical requirements for a private pilot?

At a minimum, a private pilot must have a current third-class or higher medical certificate when acting as pilot in command.

A current first-class or second-class medical certificate is an alternative, as these two qualifications are more stringent.  However, a first and second-class medical certificate are generally reserved for commercial operations.  If under 40 years of age, the third-class medical certificate expires after that 60th month.  If 40 years old or older, a third-class medical certificate expires after the 24th month of the date of issue.

Reference(s):

14 CFR 61.23 Medical certificate: Requirements and duration

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What regulations apply specifically to Robinson helicopters?

Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 73 to Part 61 governs training requirements and experience requirements for operating an R22 and R44 helicopters.

This requirement is primarily due to the increase vigilance needed by the pilot with regards to safely operating the low-initial rotor system.

Reference(s):

14 CFR Appendix SFAR No 73, Robinson R-22/R-44 Special Training and Experience Requirements

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