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Jul
09
2015

Hottentot Firebird

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In every major helicopter company, there is always some (brave) middle manager, who occupies a particular spot in the daily whirlwind. This spot/post/desk requires… well, (depending on your point of view), above average fortitude, skill, expertise, diplomacy and patience. OR, alternatively, a whole new dimension of “stupid”. [Read More...]



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Jun
30
2015

That Which Biteth Helicopter Pilots In The Butteth

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That which biteth helicopter pilots in the butteth To the novice, the learner pilot, the new Commercial Helicopter jockey, that which he (or she) (or it) regards as “bad” is indeed really, really bad. What does a student or low-time pilot worry about? Let’s see. Engine failure? Hydraulics seizure? Running out of power crossing high voltage lines? Fire. Explosion. Earth quake? Training bills? Rotor blades falling off...?? [Read More...]



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May
20
2015

SHOOT-OUT at the OK CORRAL

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The town folk, startled, exchange glances. They know what it means. The gun slingers are coming. There’s no denying the impact. Even the creaky honkytonk piano in the Old Saloon cannot compete against the rapidly approaching wind storm, and falls strangely and abruptly silent. Mothers scoop up their children, and run for cover. Old men nervously finish their drinks. The bar tender quickly places a full whiskey bottle on the bar, double checks the cleanliness of the half dozen shot glasses, and then quickly retires to the far end of the long wooden bar. He pretends to busy himself polishing glass ware, but he too is listening. And waiting. [Read More...]



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Apr
23
2015

What did we get HER on? Part 2

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…First though, some other fun stuff. Just some random examples. 3) Classic statement Nurse says: (firmly, pointedly, lips pursed, no-nonsense tone of voice) (arms folded) (foot probably tapping, but I didn’t dare look) “I want you to understand I know just as much about flying this helicopter as you do. I’ve been flying on these machines for five years, and I’ve seen it all. You understand me?” [Read More...]



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Mar
23
2015

What did we get HER on? Part 1

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Many years ago, a time period measured in more than a decade in fact, Ancient History, I was flying EMS Air Ambulance elsewhere, somewhere, on this Pale Blue Dot, and for a different employer than my present one. It was, as I look back on it, an almost surreal experience. Absurdity, tinged with amusement. The memories to this day make me feel a trifle weary. A need to shake the head, sadly. I don’t get it. I know I’m not terribly bright, and I guess my tiny spirit must just hum (or bumble along, the best it can) on an entirely different level. Better? Worse? That’s for others to assess. I think… I mean well. I KNOW… it seems to get me into endless trouble. As you will see. [Read More...]



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Feb
23
2015

Zen, and the Art of Flight Instructing

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Throughout History, both recorded, and (thankfully) not, men have chosen to instruct men. And women. And, (I hasten to be poli-tickle-ally correct) women too have instructed men. (and mostly bent them to their iron will). Thus, the Art of Instruction is nothing new. Nor, we might add, are the foibles of Masters and Instructors… [Read More...]



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Jan
21
2015

The Road of Light

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 Audio Version available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCO5R4RaOSc&feature=youtu.be I went to a [Read More...]



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Dec
07
2014

Unpopular Decisions

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       It is impossible to please everybody all the time, and sometimes it is impossible to please [Read More...]



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Dec
05
2014

Hey, can you give me a ride after lunch, asked the mechanic?

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“Hey, can you give me a ride after lunch?”, asked the mechanic.“Sure”, I said.  With maybe a hint of [Read More...]



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Dec
04
2014

Hey Francis! All that stuff you used to TEACH? Err…. Do YOU know it? (1)

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I taught Fixed Wing, Helicopters, Instrument, Night, Aerobatics and Tail Draggers (the aeroplane [Read More...]



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