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Archive: May 2016




May
23
2016

Attitude…The Key to Safety and Success!

Posted by RandyRowles        0 Comments
RandyRowles

When I entered the helicopter industry, I was eighteen years old with very little insight into the complexities of the real world. I held an FAA certificate that told the world I was a helicopter pilot; however, it was apparent that my peers viewed me as nothing more than a kid with a new hobby. It took years to garner the respect of the seasoned pilots I had come to know. With time, I was afforded opportunities to grow and learn from industry leaders that took an interest in me. In retrospect, I often wondered “why me”? [Read More...]



Categories: categoryRotorcraft Checkride



May
23
2016

Learning to Fly Helicopters (6) "General Flight Test, and dreams beyond"

Posted by FrancisMeyrick        0 Comments
FrancisMeyrick

The written exams were all passed. The required flight hours and training had been accomplished. There remained only the GFT. The General Flight Test. That I would be flying with the Chief Instructor and owner of the school, Floyd. If I passed, I would be a licensed Private Helicopter Pilot, and a dream would have come true. I was excited. I was mostly worried about those autorotations. The auto-tribulations. But I reasoned that Floyd had a huge amount of experience, and that he was not going to frighten me too much. I was sure he would give me plenty of warning. I liked it all... steady. Under control. [Read More...]






May
23
2016

ROTORwrench…Tips, Tricks, and Info - May 2016

Posted by ScottSkola        0 Comments
ScottSkola

Unfortunately, we start this month off on a terrible note. A North Sea aircraft loses its M/R head and blades in flight. While not the first time this has happened, it’s the first time I’ve seen a video of the head/blades spinning down without a helicopter below it. Enough said. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryROTORwrench



May
23
2016

Wishy Washy

Posted by RandyMains        0 Comments
RandyMains

Of the ten aircraft commanders in my platoon in Vietnam it was generally agreed upon by the other peter pilots that Bernie Nivens was the most difficult aircraft commander to fly, mainly due to the fact that he’d been in Vietnam five months and shot down twice giving rise to his nickname “Magnate Ass”. [Read More...]



Categories: categoryMy Two Cents Worth