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Feb
23
2015

Sliding To A Standard - The Running/Roll-On Landing

Posted by RandyRowles        0 Comments
RandyRowles

Within the FAA’s practical test standard (PTS) for helicopters, the proficiency requirements to successfully demonstrate a running/roll-on landing are identified. They are seemingly simple: establish and maintain: a shallow approach angle, a proper rate of closure, and proper flight control technique after surface contact. The PTS wants us to talk about surface texture, height/velocity diagram, and factors affecting performance data, all really good topics. However, I’ve found a question that few applicants can answer: Why are we here? [Read More...]



Tags: Helicopter Landings Helicopter Procedures Helicopter Safety Helicopter Training Randy Rowles
Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



Jan
21
2015

The Road of Light

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        2 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

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



Tags: Francis Meyrick
Categories: categoryMoggy's Musings



Jan
21
2015

Helicopter Maintenance Tips - January 2015

Posted by ScottSkola        0 Comments
ScottSkola

Well, here’s the inaugural maintenance tip posting. I’ll start with one post per month from here out [Read More...]



Tags: Scott Skola Maintenance January 2015
Categories: categoryROTORwrench



Jan
21
2015

Critical Reactions: When The Anti-Torque Stops Working

Posted by RandyRowles        1 Comments
RandyRowles

In last October’s issue, we discussed time-critical reaction requirements during an unanticipated [Read More...]



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Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



Jan
21
2015

For the Love of Flying

Posted by RandyMains        2 Comments
RandyMains

By the time I was four years old I knew I was going to be a pilot, and that was that—period. At four [Read More...]



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Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth



Dec
07
2014

Unpopular Decisions

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        3 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

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



Tags: Francis Meyrick Moggy
Categories: categoryMoggy's Musings



Dec
05
2014

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

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        0 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

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



Tags: Franis Meyrick Moggy
Categories: categoryMoggy's Musings



Dec
05
2014

Helicopter Maintenance Tips

Posted by ScottSkola        0 Comments
ScottSkola

Knowledge. It’s the foundation for all tasks--especially helicopter maintenance. When I started in [Read More...]



Tags: ROTORwrench Scott Skola
Categories: categoryROTORwrench



Dec
04
2014

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

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        4 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

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



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Categories: categoryMoggy's Musings



Dec
03
2014

Instructional Burnout … Are You Feeling The Heat?

Posted by RandyRowles        0 Comments
RandyRowles

Any instructor having conducted significant hours of instruction has experienced instructional [Read More...]



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Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride


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